US COPD Coalition

Month: May 2020


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


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


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