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2011-05-16 20:52:17

A miniature, easy-to-carry ventilation system with a simple nasal mask may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) become more active, according to research conducted at medical centers in California and Utah. The compact design offers an attractive alternative to currently available larger, less comfortableventilators and masks. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "The results from this study suggest that...

2011-05-16 15:12:31

Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Belgium. The study results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "Our study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation on top of a standard rehabilitation program improve the outcome in terms of exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength," said Miek...

2011-05-16 06:59:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Wii Fit can offer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout, and is more likely to be used because it's enjoyable, according to a study. "Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fit exercises, indicating the Wii Fit may be a reasonable home-based exercise regimen for COPD patients," Jeffery Albores, MD, Internal Medicine Resident,...

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2010-12-29 10:41:35

Pulmonary rehab patients report increased well-being when interior plants introduced Could a plant "intervention" improve the well-being of patients in a difficult rehab process? Scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Sweden's Uppsala University investigated this question in a recent study of 436 coronary and pulmonary patients at a Norwegian rehabilitation center. The results were published in HortScience. Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Grete Grindal Patil,...

2010-10-27 11:15:00

Inaugural IPF Summit: From Bench to Bedside to be held in Chicago, IL December 1-3, 2011 in Partnership with National Jewish Health and France Foundation CHICAGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that it is establishing a national scientific conference for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) physicians and patients beginning in 2011. IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL...

2010-09-20 09:29:00

Additional patient-centered outcome measures are under review WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve healthcare quality and give patients and providers more information about the results of care, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed eight outcome measures for pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions and care provided in the intensive care unit (ICU). This is the first in a set of patient outcome measures NQF is reviewing. Additional measures that will be...

2010-09-08 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's newest health initiative, DRIVE4COPD, announced today that it has added the largest association of respiratory therapists - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) - to its ranks. The AARC joins DRIVE4COPD, the Official Health Initiative of NASCAR®, and fellow partnering organizations the American Lung Association, COPD Foundation and founding sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a...

2010-05-17 07:00:02

Obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stand to gain as much from pulmonary rehabilitation as their slimmer counterparts, even though as a group they have a lower exercise capacity, according to new research from the University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK. "Like the healthy population, the prevalence of obesity is increasing in those with COPD," said Neil Greening, M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P., who led the study. "There is evidence that obesity may lower exercise capacity...

2009-12-11 13:56:00

DALLAS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For their unique Return to Work Lab which focuses on individualized rehabilitation for younger, more active cardiac patients, the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital was recently awarded the Innovation Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The award acknowledges programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient...

2009-08-31 11:34:00

Proposed Medicare Ruling Would End Pulmonary Rehab for Thousands of Dying Patients SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patient Ellen Foley went to the pulmonary rehabilitation (rehab) program near her home in Middlesex, N.C. At the same time, the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) took a stand for her and thousands of patients like her. Soon, Foley may not be able to go to therapy if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...


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