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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)...

2009-07-24 07:36:17

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care."We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but also meaningfully improves quality of life for a period of at least five years after the operation," said lead author of the...

2008-12-03 09:03:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) today announced the launch of its newly designed patient guide offered to patients and families fighting pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a devastating and ultimately fatal disorder characterized by progressive and relentless lung scarring and affecting more than 128,000 Americans. Prevalence and incidence of PF has increased more than 150 percent since 2000 and PF claims 40,000 lives each year - the same...

2008-11-03 09:00:07

Ingen Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ITEC) announced today that it is responding to the most current statistics regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which indicates that it is the third leading cause of death globally. One of every four men and one of every six women will develop COPD if they live to 95. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease describes a number of conditions that obstruct airflow in and out of the lungs. Patients with chronic respiratory illness are at...

2008-09-18 00:00:30

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com Sounding like a cheerful school music teacher, exercise physiologist Liesl Fraley eyes her class, several of them hooked to portable oxygen units. "I have a packet of songs for you, ha-ha," the transplant from South Africa announces impishly. "OK, get your music books out, get the instrument warmed up. Let's warm up the lungs and the harmonica a little bit." It's early on a weekday afternoon at St. Mary's...

2008-09-14 21:00:09

By CHRISTINE L PRATT By CHRISTINE L. PRATT Staff Writer WOOSTER -- He's seen the positive effects on the longevity and quality of life for many patients. Now a local respiratory therapist is refreshed to know recent legislation will help to ensure delivery of necessary services to patients suffering from chronic lung and cardiac problems. Jim Freehahn has been a respiratory therapist since 1993 and came in 1997 to Wooster Community Hospital, where he is lead therapist for the...

2008-09-09 12:00:42

YUCAIPA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ITEC), an emerging medical device manufacturer within the $4-Billion respiratory device market, announced today that it has fulfilled the first Oxyview(r) purchase order received from QOSINA Corporation earlier last week. QOSINA Corporation is now a strategic OEM partner with Ingen Technologies. QOSINA Corporation, founded in 1980 and based in Edgewood-New York, is a leading global components supplier to the...

2008-07-01 06:00:13

By Chauvin, Alyssa Rupley, Laurel; Meyers, Katie; Johnson, Kristin; Eason, Jane Research Corner INTRODUCTION In today's medical system, limited resources are available for patient care. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the outcomes of various interventions to ensure that patients are receiving the most efficient and best available care. Recently, clinicians and payers are recognizing that physiological measures do not necessarily relate to function, and functional outcomes...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

2008-06-24 15:01:45

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregg Tubbs of the American Lung Association, +1-202- 715-3469, +1-202-365-2694 (cell), gtubbs@lungusadc.org WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association commends and thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act today. As part of the overarching Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, the Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act is a critical...


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