US COPD Coalition

Month: May 2020

May
21

Chronic Lung Diseases Information Portal

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from a chronic lung disease? Are you a healthcare professional working in this field?  Respiplus, a non-profit organization which over the past 20 years has developed worldwide renown for its self-management programs, has a very helpful information portal that has been designed to provide reliable information on common chronic lung … Read more

May
15

Post-Hospitalization Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improves One-Year Mortality Rates

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published the results of a retrospective observational study which which looked at more than 197,000 Medicare beneficiaries discharged after hospitalization for COPD, who had pulmonary rehabilitation initiated within 3 months of discharge, compared with patients who had later (initiated > 90 day post-discharge) or no initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation. The … Read more

May
14

ERS Releases Recommendations for Performing Pulmonary Function Testing During Pandemic

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has released recommendations for safely performing lung function tests during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations vary based on the current prevalence of COVID-19 in the community, with specific guidelines for the pandemic phase, the post-peak phase, and the post-pandemic phase. Click on the link below to access the recommendations: ERS … Read more