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09 Jul

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) offer many advantages for persons needing oxygen. Like most technology, understanding a device’s use and limitations…

07 May

Some Covid-19 Myths and the Need for Research to find Answers

Humans are hardwired to resolve uncertainty. We seek answers to life’s burning questions.

07 Jun

O2verlap Study Is Enrolling Participants

People with obstructive sleep apnea have periods during sleep where they stop breathing because their upper airways occlude when they…

03 May

History of Oxygen Therapy

[Editor’s note: We’ve delved into our archives to find one of many letters written by the beloved Dr. Tom Petty. Though…

25 Jan

Anemia and COPD

Authors Tim J. McMahon and Ann C. Prybylowski, in their book, Management of Anemia, discuss the relationship between anemia and…

07 Dec

Pursed Lips Breathing For People With Pulmonary Fibrosis [VIDEO]

By Brian L. Tiep, MD Pursed lips breathing has been shown to relieve shortness of breath and increase oxygen saturation…

20 Jul

The Roxlyn “Lyn” Cole Story

PERF board member and Executive Vice President Mary Burns, RN, BS, recently shared the story of Roxlyn “Lyn” Cole, a…

29 Jun

Wisdom from Dr. Tom Petty – “Adventures of an Oxy-phile2”

Thomas L. Petty, MD, a Pulmonologist, was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in…

22 Dec

Whither Long-Term Oxygen Therapy -The Importance of the LOTT Results-

By Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center About 35 years ago, two studies…