US COPD Coalition

Keith Siegel


Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: A Review of Recent Literature

The US COPD Coalition was honored to feature Allison Cihla, MD, Medical Director of Intensive Care and Cardiopulmonary Services at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, WV, as she presented an excellent review of the latest literature on the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD. Topics covered include: Learn about recent research in the field … Read more


NIH begins trial of anti-CD14 antibody to treat respiratory disease caused by COVID-19

The following article is re-printed from a news release issued by the National Institutes of Health. A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The … Read more


Are You Caring for Someone Living with COPD?

Join the Caring for COPD Caregivers Study Respiratory Health Association is seeking caregivers of people living with COPD to participate in a new study, Caring for COPD Caregivers! WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO? As a project participant, caregivers wll receive a free copy of the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit, a resource designed to ease … Read more


Pandemic has Negatively Impacted Smoking Cessation Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every facet of life, and efforts to quit smoking appears to be one of the pandemic’s victims. According to a new report by the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC), there was a large drop in the number of calls to the National Cancer Institute-operated portal that connects callers to local … Read more


FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Single-Dose Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. This marks the third vaccine to be awarded an emergency use authorization by the FDA. “This week marked a devastating milestone of 500,000 deaths from … Read more


NIH Announces Plans to Study “Long COVID”

Many patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience multiple symptoms long after they have recovered from the initial stages of COVID-19 illness. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just announced a major new initiative to study this phenomenon with the goal of identifying its cause and how to treat and prevent it. “Often referred … Read more


USCC Joins Other Organizations in Advocacy Efforts

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) has recently signed on to two important letters.  One letter focuses on the need to address gaps in our system of delivery and supply of supplemental oxygen. The pandemic has put a strain on our supply of supplemental oxygen for home use due to the additional oxygen needs of COVID-19 … Read more