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19 January, 2021

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause

2021-01-20T16:54:14+00:00

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause 22.6%. This is the percentage of COPD patients readmitted within 30-days of hospital discharge.¹ This is a number physicians, clinicians and hospital management know all too well. This number can cause anxiety among healthcare professionals due to the lack of clear consensus and guidelines on [...]

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause2021-01-20T16:54:14+00:00
9 December, 2020

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really

2020-12-09T16:43:49+00:00

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really The mortality rate from pneumonia in the United States has had limited improvement since antibiotics became widespread more than 50 years ago.¹ Pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions for U.S. adults other than childbirth. About 1 million adults seek care [...]

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really2020-12-09T16:43:49+00:00
19 November, 2020

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD

2020-11-20T22:46:50+00:00

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that impedes airflow from the lungs. The statistics on the prevalence of COPD are well known:¹ More than 16.4 million people diagnosed with COPD in the U.S. Millions more believed to have COPD, but [...]

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD2020-11-20T22:46:50+00:00
21 October, 2020

Respiratory Care Awareness

2020-10-21T20:10:28+00:00

Respiratory Care Awareness With over 51 million people in the U.S. having a chronic lung disease and over 200,00 deaths each year due to respiratory illnesses (pre-pandemic) there needs to be a continued focus on respiratory care¹’². Since Respiratory Care Week is fast approaching it is time for an added [...]

Respiratory Care Awareness2020-10-21T20:10:28+00:00
21 September, 2020

Preventing that Next Virus

2020-10-21T20:01:52+00:00

Preventing that Next Virus With an on-going respiratory related pandemic and the upcoming flu season it is imperative that a preventative healthcare strategy is implemented to promote good, bronchial hygiene for your at-risk pulmonary patient so they can be in the best health possible for normal, everyday living now and [...]

Preventing that Next Virus2020-10-21T20:01:52+00:00
15 September, 2020

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis

2020-09-15T15:43:47+00:00

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease within the Caucasian population in the United States. The disease occurs in 1 in 2,500 to 3,500 Caucasian newborns. Cystic fibrosis is less common in other ethnic groups, affecting about 1 in 17,000 African Americans and 1 in 31,000 Asian Americans.¹ The [...]

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis2020-09-15T15:43:47+00:00
1 July, 2020

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD

2020-08-14T18:47:07+00:00

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD Not all patients with chronic airway disease have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Nonspecific symptoms, such as cough and dyspnea can easily be applied in support of an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis and delay initiation of appropriate [...]

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD2020-08-14T18:47:07+00:00
18 February, 2020

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence

2020-04-30T15:28:56+00:00

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence Bronchiectasis (bron-kee-eck-tuh-sis) is a chronic lung condition in which the breathing tubes, also known as airways or bronchi, become abnormally dilated. While there are many causes, damage to the airways by lung infection is the most common. These damaged airways can no [...]

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence2020-04-30T15:28:56+00:00
11 February, 2020

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases

2020-02-18T16:52:53+00:00

Military Veterans and Chronic Respiratory Diseases Since 2001, more than 3 million United States military men and women have deployed overseas. In recent years, indications have emerged that U.S. military personnel that have deployed may be at a greater risk for developing lung disease symptoms and, in some cases, disabling [...]

Military Veterans and Respiratory Diseases2020-02-18T16:52:53+00:00
20 December, 2019

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis

2020-02-18T16:53:11+00:00

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis Diseases of the airways of the lungs are common and can include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis. These diseases affect the airways of the lungs that carry oxygen and other gases into and out of the lungs. They usually [...]

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma, COPD And Bronchiectasis2020-02-18T16:53:11+00:00