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Chronic Bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Review by Mark Pool, MD Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:56am Although commonly thought of synonymous, or, at least, forming a spectrum, chronic bronchitis is distinct from COPD. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of chronic bronchitis and goblet cell hyperplasia and the association between small airways disease and worse outcomes... Read on »
Biomarkers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 12:00am I tend to think of "exotic" biomarkers as relevant mainly for the screening and diagnosis of malignant neoplasms. However, a recent note in Dr. Mark Pool's Daily Sign Out blog caused be to think somewhat differently about this category of lab tests (see: Biomarkers in COPD ). Here's a excerpt from it: Chronic obstructive lung disea ... Read on »
Lung Reduction Surgery: The Procedure by LungHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm 2 Comments PAUL MONIZ: I'm Paul Moniz. Thank you for joining us on this webcast. Today we are talking about lung volume reduction surgery for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Lung reduction surgery can ease symptoms, but there is a stringent regimen you must follow before you'll even be considered for the surgery. Here to join us are two spe ... Read on »
World COPD Day 2009: Breathless not Helpless! by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Sat 03 Oct 2009 10:02pm 'Breathless not Helpless' World COPD Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. World COPD Day 2009 will take place on November 18. more… Read on »
Lessons in COPD, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 1 Comment Those of us with COPD, Emphysema, Asthma oftentimes must step outside the box to make ourselves better; to help ourselves and the quality of our lives. The following offers a lot of info on how to help ourselves fight the attack of the oxidants. We truly must fight to holdfast to our stability and to diligently seek ways to hopefully restore our lu ... Read on »
May 18, 2010 Active lifestyle to improve COPD patients'-Pul Rehab helps-high fat meals a no-no with asthma-+ why lift weights. by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Tue 18 May 2010 6:05pm RUNNING – no, I “can’t”… for more than a few seconds anyway… but, I am working on it, trying to manage to go over a 4 mph walk for very short spells numbered in seconds,  then a recovery period of minutes – maybe 5 or more, to smooth breathing.  Then I try again. It has taken me 7 years to get to this level.  When I read about these <ru ... Read on »
Occupational Health: Agriculture–COPD Link Bolstered by Environmental Health Posted Fri 31 Aug 2007 9:00pm Occupational Health: Agriculture–COPD Link Bolstered Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
May 22, 2010 COPD Pulmonary Rehab & AFTER weekend reading-Weather, Immune system, electrical muscle stimulation, stem cells by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Sat 22 May 2010 10:05am  I will again be puttering about in my yard and deck garden.  All tomatoes-pepper plants ok (covered over and safe from frost) and now temps in the mid 80's today with furious wind gusting. cucumbers-greens-beets-squash-other stuff planted in yard and also in pots on my deck. Reading list for the weekend.  . Mike McBride told me: Richard ... Read on »
Disease Management for COPD.... Kills? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 28 Mar 2011 7:31am Can disease management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) kill? Until now, that question, thanks to this classic 2006 Canadian study that was published in Chest, would have never crossed the Disease Management Care Blog's mind. In that study, 191 recently hospitalized COPD patients were randomly assigned to either usual ... Read on »
July 3 2010 Walk Longer and Stronger COPD Gold by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Sat 03 Jul 2010 3:07pm Walk Longer and Stronger 5 pages with good tips and photos    you can't do it if you don't try, YES it can be difficult, HARD to do, and you have to want really badly to do it enough to go through that effort, but it you do it in little manageable bits, it will happen.  Add a ... Read on »