The US COPD Coalition is pleased to welcome the Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) as its newest member organization. RCI is an alliance of professional medical societies and interested healthcare providers that have mobilized to define the state of Respiratory Compromise and educate the medical community so that the onset of respiratory compromise can be detected … Read more
The following is a news release from the National Institutes of Health. Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment. The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance, published in the Journal of Allergy and … Read more
The following is a press release from the National Institutes of Health. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that the fourth iteration of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-4) has begun to enroll hospitalized adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who require supplemental … Read more
The following article is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These … Read more
Our friends at the COPD Foundation have a busy week planned, and you are invited and encouraged to join them: Today – November 17th — Join us at 5:00 pm Eastern for our Circle of Friends Celebration with special guest Jenna Bush Hager: https://copdfoundation2020.virtual-tables.com/welcome Wednesday, November 18th at 4:00 pm Eastern— Don’t miss our #WorldCOPDDay … Read more
The American Lung Association (ALA) has partnered with HCPLive, a clinical news and information portal for physicians, to launch a podcast series hosted by the ALA’s Chief Medical Officer (and US COPD Coalition Board of Directors member) Dr. Albert Rizzo. Entitled Lungcast™, it spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health. Dr. Rizzo … Read more
CMS has released an updated durable medical equipment (DME) guide that explains coverage of home oxygen equipment (and other DME) and where to get help with your questions.
Respiratory Health Association, a lung health non-profit based in Chicago, is working on the development of pulmonary rehabilitation resources that can be used at home. As a part of the development process, we want to survey patients living with COPD to understand your experience with pulmonary rehabilitation, any barriers you have experienced with access to … Read more
Rigorous studies to build on earlier efforts to test the experimental treatment.