US COPD Coalition

Year: 2018

Jan
31

Vyaire Medical Recalls AirLife Humidification Chamber & Heated Breathing Circuit Kits Due to Manufacturing Error

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of Vyaire’s AirLife Humidification Chamber & Heated Breathing Circuit Kits due to manufacturing errors. Class I recalls are the FDA’s most serious type of recalls. The FDA notes that the use of these products can cause serious injury or death. Recalled Product(s): Air Life … Read more

Jan
24

New Report Released on Health Effects of e-Cigarettes

A new Congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine titled Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes has been released, and the results are mixed. David East, chairman of the committee that wrote the report, notes that e-cigarettes are difficult to categorize as either harmful or not harmful. ““E-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as … Read more

Jan
17

U.S. COPD Coalition Board Members Lend Patient Perspective to Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) respiratory health research advocates Kenneth Benson and John Linnell recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP sponsored by the Department of Defense. Benson and Linnell were nominated for participation in the program by the U.S. COPD Coalition, where they each serve on the … Read more

Jan
17

National Institutes of Health Seeks Your Input for Research Priorities

The National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an historic effort to gather data from at least a million volunteers nationwide, is seeking ideas for important research questions the program might address. This input will help the program identify new features that might be added to the All of Us platform as it continues to build its … Read more

Jan
16

What To Share With Your Doctor

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers advice on getting the most our of your visit with your doctor. And the key to a productive visit is knowing how to talk with your healthcare provider. “Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to … Read more

Jan
16

Researchers Discover Potential Genetic Indicators For COPD Risk

Researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have identified genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs that could offer insights into the risk of developing COPD. According to the study’s first author, Benjamin Smith, MD, MS, assistant professor at Columbia University Medical Center, “we found that central airway branches of the … Read more

Jan
11

Study Reveals that Adequate Evaluation for Supplemental Oxygen Rarely Occurs in Hospitalized COPD Patients

A new study that has just been published in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation suggests that there is a need to improve the way COPD patients are evaluated for appropriate supplemental oxygen prescriptions prior to being discharged from the hospital. The Documentation and evaluation of Oxygen Requirements In COPD (DORIC) study found that “[i]n this … Read more