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Phase III COPD Trials Show Benefits of Pairing Novartis’ LAMA with LABA Therapy

Novartis reported on two Phase III studies demonstrating that treating COPD using its marketed once-daily OnBrez® Breezhaler® (indacaterol) in...

Many with asthma, emphysema may misuse inhalers

Many people with asthma or emphysema could be taking their inhaled medicines incorrectly, researchers say. When they asked 100 adults...

Increasingly, Other Ailments Prove Fatal for People With COPD

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely today than in the past to die from cardiovascular disease or other...

Conflicting Data on Safety of Combined Therapy for Lung Cancer Patients

Using cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with various standard chemotherapy regimens for treatment of advanced non-squamous...

An Implantable AVF May Be Viable Alternative for COPD Patients

An iliofemoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) increased 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) in patients with severe COPD, researchers report in the...

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Susan C wrote on COPDsurvivor's Whiteboard. Jul 05 2010
Shannon S. wrote on COPDsurvivor's Whiteboard. May 08 2010
Shannon S. wrote on COPDsurvivor's Whiteboard. May 08 2010
Shannon S. wrote on COPDsurvivor's Whiteboard. May 08 2010
Shannon S. wrote on COPDsurvivor's Whiteboard. May 08 2010
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Jul 05 2010 by Susan C

July 5,2010 Susan C.I've been on oxygen for a year and a half. My Fev1 is now 31% and I get short of breath walking 15 feet. My oxygen level drops to 88 or worse (77) sometimes just going from my bedroom to the living room. This is about 50 feet!My doctor doesn't want me to use my power chair but I think I will have to. Does this happen to everyone? Some days are worse than others. I still go to the grocery store,doctors ,etc but it gets harder and harder.  Tell me I'm not alone.

 

 

 
May 08 2010 by Shannon S.
I have been diagnosed with COPD after about 10 yrs of feeling really short of breath. I am 38 and I believe my FEV1 is 80% - what does this mean for me in terms of life expectancy? I am spiraling into a deep depression and I do not know how to cope with this news. I have a 12 yr old daughter!
 
May 08 2010 by Shannon S.
I have been diagnosed with COPD after about 10 yrs of feeling really short of breath. I am 38 and I believe my FEV1 is 80% - what does this mean for me in terms of life expectancy? I am spiraling into a deep depression and I do not know how to cope with this news. I have a 12 yr old daughter!
 

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