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June 14, 2008 The Huff 'n Puffs Pulmonary Rehab group KEEPS MOVING

Posted Jun 18 2008 6:08pm

Pictured: the Huff 'n Puffs pulmonary rehab group of St. Joseph's Hospital, Denver, Colorado - KEEPS MOVING! tomorrow will be another day of proving how much pulmonary rehab helps improve a COPDer's functions & quality of life. Most everyone shows up, and the staff as well...they are super caring to give time on FATHER's day Sunday. The STADIUM STAMPEDE, a fund raising event for the hospital. Last year the BRONCOs mascot mustang was there to thrill the children, along with bungee jumping, rock wall climbing, a 1K run for them and walk for lung challenged, and the 5K run/walk for everyone...with some elite athletes attending too.


"The only therapeuticregimen that has been shown to improve life expectancyin these patients isoxygen therapy,"said Dr. Machado.

"Interestingly, we found that men and women exhibited similar survival rates during the initial follow-up period. Differences in survival became more apparent only after three years of follow-up. The clinical management for COPD for both groups was similar and was based on the latest treatment guidelines."This study appears in the first issue for September 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.

TORCH sheds light on path to reduced lung function decline in COPD

By David Holmes

09 June 2008

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; Advance online publication

MedWire News: The rate of lung function decline experienced by patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be reduced by pharmacotherapy with combined salmeterol 50��g plus fluticasone propionate 500��g, or either component alone, according to an analysis of the results from the TORCH study.

roxlyngcd@comcast.netToday I rest and relax my muscles... for tomorrow I will exert as much as able to do my personal best walking time on the 5 K walk.
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