What is COPD, what often causes the disease, and how can one best cope with it once diagnosed? Carla Sanders recently answered these questions in a series of concise articles on COPD, “Life Strategies – Fighting for Breath,” published in the Senior Solutions & Health section of the Daily Breeze last February 15. She quotes Dr. Zab Mosenifar, Executive Vice-Chair of Medicine and Co-Medical Director of Women’s Guild Lung Institute at C
JUNE 2015 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we've published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the "Read More" link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article. [column-group][column] Leonard Nimoy Still A Force – for COPD Awareness and Treatment Leonard Nimoy still lives on as a force for the improvement of outcomes for COPD patients; his daughter Julie Nimoy is developing a documentary
According to a recent article in Medscape, a new drug has cleared the final hurdles for FDA approval and is now available for treatment of patients with COPD: Stiolto Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim). This once-daily oral inhalation spray combines tiotropium and olodaterol. Olodaterol is a long-acting beta-agonist that improves airflow within 5 minutes. Tiotropium is a long-acting anticolinergic. It should be noted that Stiolto Respimat does not
If you have COPD and live at a high altitude, such as in Denver, should you consider pulling up roots and moving somewhere closer to sea level? Will such a move help you avoid, or at least postpone, the need to use oxygen? The simple answer is yes. The lower the altitude, the richer the mix of oxygen in the air. A move from a high altitude to a significantly lower altitude will very likely lessen your need for an oxygen tank to deal with COPD. O
APPROVAL #13041956.1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Michelle McAdam, Chronic Communications, (310) 902-1274 NEW CLINICAL TRIAL AT LA BIOMED/HARBOR-UCLA AND USC OFFERS HOPE FOR EMPHYSEMA PATIENTS Investigational Treatment May Help Lungs Function More Effectively Without Surgery, Enabling Better Breathing and Quality of Life LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 4, 2015 – A clinical trial for patients suffering from severe e