Chronic Lungs

The posts linked to from this page are meant to provide basic information regarding the various lung diseases cared for by the respiratory therapy profession.  

Basic Wisdom:
  1. What causes COPD? .
  2. What is COPD? (Click here for more)
  3. Early warning signs of COPD
  4. Signs of COPD related anxiety and depression
  5. The COPD Action Plan
  6. COPD FAQ
  7. COPD Statistics
  8. What causes COPD exacerbations?
  9. Severe or end stage COPD
  10. Life expectancy of CHF
  11. Tips for living with end stage COPD
  12. Here are signs of worsening COPD
  13. Life expectancy of COPDers
  14. What is a blue bloater
  15. COPD more common that previously thought
  16. The evolution of COPD
  17. The natural progression of COPD
  18. What is emphysema?
  19. What is genetic emphysema?
Related Diseases:
Treatment:
  1. COPD medicines
  2. Lung Medicine Lexicon (October 2010)
  3. MDIs: Priming the pump
  4. How heart failure is treated
  5. The latest wisdom on Mucolytics
  6. What is CPAP and BIPAP?
  7. Are bronchodilators safe: A Q and A about Ventolin and Atrovent
  8. How should COPD be treated?
  9. New procedure may benefit COPD patients
  10. Treatment for sleep apnea
  11. Methods of airway clearance
  12. Pneumonia: Here's how you can prevent it
  13. Furosimide nebs may decrease COPD dyspnea
  14. New drug combo may greatly benefit COPDers
  15. Early antibiotic therapy essential for COPD
  16. Exercise can help you live longer
  17. 12 tips for newly diagnosed COPD patients
Preventing:
Diagnosing:
  1. The PFT Lexicon
  2. The Sputum Lexicon
  3. CTs may lead to early COPD intervention
  4. New test may detect early emphysema
  5. Comorbidities complicate COPD care
Facts and tips about smoking:
  1. 20 Reasons to quit smoking
  2. More good reasons to quit smoking
  3. Smoking is no longer the IN thing
  4. 20 reasons to quit smoking if you have asthma
  5. Here's what smoking is proven to cause
  6. One cigarette can cause lung cancer
  7. Ready to quit smoking? MRI scan shown to predict who will quit 
  8. Most people who smoke are not evil
  9. Apartment living may expose kids to second hand smoke
  10. New hope for those who want to quit smoking
  11. WHO spins facts about second hand smoke
  12. Facts about second hand smoke
  13. The Tobacco Atlas:  Smoking causes preventable diseases
Flying with COPD:
Interesting facts about COPD:
  1. A breeze proven to help with dyspnea
  2. Some basic facts about COPD you should know
  3. Asthma or COPD: Which one do you have?
  4. Types of airflow obstruction (Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or a combination)
  5. The link between asthma and COPD
  6. Myth busted: Influenza does not cause nausea!
  7. The hypoxic drive theory: Why do we breathe?
  8. The hypoxic drive theory: debunked
  9. The Hypoxic Drive Theory: completely debunked
  10. The hypoxic drive theory: Should be still taught
  11. The hypoxic drive theory: The CO2 retainer
  12. The hypoxic drive theory: reality or simply a hoax?
  13. Bronchospasms don't always wheeze
  14. I'm featured on COPD News of the Day
  15. No Vent, DNR, or full code: what's your choice?
  16. Inhaled steroids don't cause pneumonia
  17. Types of airflow obstruction
  18. COPD now affects more women than men
  19. COPD more common than thought
  20. Are all COPD patients retainers?
Future:
Humor and Inspiration:
  1. The 5 types of COPD patients
  2. Mrs. Flowers and her quilt
  3. Neil Cavuto chooses to enjoy life, despite illnessess
  4. The God fearing patient
  5. "I'm not sorry I have COPD," she said
  6. My interview with Roxlyn Cole, a COPD patient
Questions: