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Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine
New York, New York
Physician specialist in Clinical Pulmonology. Fellow Member of the American College of Chest Physicians. Member of the American Thoracic Society. Trained in Caracas, Venezuela at the Pulmonary Division of the University Hospital of Caracas. Taught there Pulmonary Medicine. Supporting the... Full Bio
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What Clinical Trials are to COPD and their relevance to you by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Historical Aspect  Clinical Trials have evolved over the years. COPD has been impacted by the multiple research projects that have delivered sets of scientific informatio ... Read on »
Vicious versus Virtuous Circle in COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Yin and Yan There is always an opposite side. The opposite side doesn’t need to be negative. It is just different. Some days people walk in the opposite sidewalk becau ... Read on »
Bronchodilation as fundamental therapeutic measure in COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema What is bronchodilation? In COPD there is a typical and fundamental feature which is “persistent bronchoconstriction”. Bronchoconstriction is narrowing of the lung air ... Read on »
Real Impact: Some particles may not reach the target in the airways by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema One of the mechanisms There are several mechanisms that impact the transport and deposition of aerosols in the lungs. These mechanisms may differ from each other. One of ... Read on »
Communication with the COPD patient (a short approach) by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Patients differ Each patient has a different style. Assuming that all patients react to medical opinions in the same way, might even jeopardize the clinical outcomes as ... Read on »
Screening Spirometry for diagnosing COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Recently, several medical associations released a new set of guidelines for diagnosis and management of COPD. A common controversial topic has been the use of spiromet ... Read on »
A source of Cough in COPD? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It is important to understand that some respiratory (lung) diseases have a prominent obstructive component. The obstructive component of these diseases happens at the leve ... Read on »
COPD crises: trying to reduce them by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema A new term: Exacerbations? Are we understanding what a COPD exacerbation is? It is a kind of crisis of increased or worsened symptoms. COPD is a chronic condition ... Read on »
How a COPD patient deals with the disease? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Some patients with COPD may feel embarrassed because of their disease. Then, they halt their life, avoiding doctors, conversations on symptoms, coughing, etc. The big ques ... Read on »
Oxygen Therapy in COPD and Evidence to be Collected by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema COPD and decreased Oxygen Decrease in levels of Oxygen in blood is an important consequence of COPD. Compromising the air flow in the lungs leads to diminished blood O ... Read on »
Coming soon: More than one COPD type? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema From Two Diseases? Many years ago, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was considered to be a conglomerate of syndromes mainly manifested as Chronic Bronchiti ... Read on »
Another role for better air: an extra cause for oxygen in COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It is clearly understood the relevance of oxygen for addressing body needs in an subject. Every cell in the body requires oxygen to generate the energy for sustain functio ... Read on »
Some insights on the COPD’s cough and “smoker’s cough”: a myth? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Cough is a symptom of many lung diseases. However, Cough is also a symptom that can lead to diagnosis of some conditions of the nose and throat as well as esophagus or sto ... Read on »
COPD: tell me more than your symptoms by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Assessing the impact of COPD goes beyond  traditional question like “how’s your cough?” or “how tight you feel your chest?” since these days the clinicians are seeing with ... Read on »
It’s your breathing, It’s your life by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Connecting with Reality Realizing that the disease can be severe may be difficult when the condition is easy to adapt to. No matter how illness was produced there’ ... Read on »
Do you need Pulmonary Rehabilitation? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema When to start? The fact is that real Rehabilitation starts in the very mind of the patient. If the patient do not take the opportunity to help his/herself, the chances ... Read on »
Some facts about COPD you should know by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema What you should be aware of What is fact and what is fantasy in the world of CODP? There are several things patients need to be aware of when having discussions about ... Read on »
Swine flu outbreak and potential risks for COPD patients by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema What flu is this? Media have overcrowded with a lot of reports about a potential pandemic “Swine flu”. A strain of influenza that hadn’t seen before affecting humans i ... Read on »
From Smoking to COPD: what’s going on in the middle? by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Doubtful association It has been said that there is no a definite correlation between the spirometric standard FEV1 and the clinical manifestations in COPD. The FEV1 m ... Read on »
Evolving Definition of COPD by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Challenges of a disease Experts from around the world have been challenging the burden of COPD since a couple of decades ago. However, one of the most relevant challe ... Read on »