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2014: A few new COPD medications (source Resptrec)

  New COPD Medications. Here is a list of COPD medications that have been recently approved by Health Canada. Not all are available in pharmacies yet.  We will be developing delivery device videos in the future for all the new devices. 1.     Tudorza Genuair – Long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). Available …Read the Rest

2014: A few new COPD medications (source Resptrec)
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2014: A few new COPD medications (source Resptrec)

  New COPD Medications. Here is a list of COPD medications that have been recently approved by Health Canada. Not …Read the Rest

Tiotropium as Asthma Add-On Treatment Shows Promise
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Tiotropium as Asthma Add-On Treatment Shows Promise

MPR Boehringer Ingelheim has announced positive results from several Phase 3 studies analyzing once-daily tiotropium (Spiriva; Boehringer Ingelheim) delivered via …Read the Rest

It’s allergy season!!
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It’s allergy season!!

Aerobiology Research Laboratories: Check Vancouver now Aerobiology Research Laboratories is the only organization that monitors outdoor pollen and spore levels …Read the Rest

Interesting Facts About the Respiratory System… Kids to Parents information
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Interesting Facts About the Respiratory System… Kids to Parents information

SOURCE: http://breath.ygoy.com Do you know that there are 1500 miles of airways in the lungs of human beings? Who laugh …Read the Rest

Medical health officer calls for e-cigarette ban
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Medical health officer calls for e-cigarette ban

by  Adrian MacNair – South Delta Leader posted Jan 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM— updated Jan 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM   The rise in popularity of electronic …Read the Rest

Smokers Lung VS Health Lung
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Smokers Lung VS Health Lung

  Smokers Lung Vs Healthy Lung

High STOP-Bang score indicates a high probability of obstructive sleep apnea
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High STOP-Bang score indicates a high probability of obstructive sleep apnea

Conclusions In the surgical population, a STOP-Bang score of 5–8 identified patients with high probability of moderate/severe OSA. The STOP-Bang score …Read the Rest

Air pollution nine-times deadlier than car crashes, UBC study finds
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Air pollution nine-times deadlier than car crashes, UBC study finds

Air pollution nine-times deadlier than car crashes, UBC study finds.    

*NEW* COPD Updated Action plan
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*NEW* COPD Updated Action plan

New COPD Updated Action Plan     Download PDF Below> CTS_COPD_updated MIRROR    

Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines 2 0 1 2 U P D A T E
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Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines 2 0 1 2 U P D A T E

Mary Noseworthy, MDCM, FRCPC, Director, Asthma Specialty Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital and Medical Co-Leader, Community Pediatric Asthma Service (Calgary Zone), …Read the Rest

Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

N Engl J Med 2013. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1214103 Conclusions In patients with severe ARDS, early application of prolonged prone-positioning ses- sions …Read the Rest

Dangerous Cinnamon Stunt
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Dangerous Cinnamon Stunt

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) — As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, …Read the Rest

US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
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US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off …Read the Rest

OXYMASK Reference
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OXYMASK Reference

  OxyMask SouthMedic OxyMask’s logical advantages: Phthalate-Free The only O2 therapy device to deliver FiO2 of 24% – 90% Can be utilized …Read the Rest

Impaired pulmonary function may increase the risk for developing  diabetes.
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Impaired pulmonary function may increase the risk for developing diabetes.

G. P. Mishra1, T.M. Dhamgaye2, B.O. Tayade3, B. Fuladi Amol4, S. Agrawal Amit5, D. Mulani Jasmin6 1Department of Chest & …Read the Rest

Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs
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Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs

  Vienna, Austria: New research has shown that despite electronic cigarettes being marketed as a potentially safer alternative to normal …Read the Rest

Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms
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Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms

Conclusions: Smoking cannabis was associated with a dose-related impairment of large airways function resulting in airflow obstruction and hyperinflation. In …Read the Rest

Novel coronavirus infection in the United Kingdom
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Novel coronavirus infection in the United Kingdom

  23 SEPTEMBER 2012 - On 22 September 2012, the United Kingdom (UK) informed WHO of a case of acute respiratory …Read the Rest

Asthma drug ‘cut attacks by a fifth’ even for those with severe form of the disease
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Asthma drug ‘cut attacks by a fifth’ even for those with severe form of the disease

By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER A DRUG that reduces the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth could offer …Read the Rest

Nova Lung (Novalung)  Guide for Relatives and Carers
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Nova Lung (Novalung) Guide for Relatives and Carers

The Novalung® Interventional Lung Assist, often referred to as “The Novalung” or “The i-LA”, is a medical device used to …Read the Rest

Ventilation Strategies and Experimental Lung Injury
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Ventilation Strategies and Experimental Lung Injury

Ventilation Strategies and Experimental Lung Injury John Baier M.D. University of Manitoba  Hypercapnea_lecture_(rev_2004) PPT version Uploaded on SlideServe by vidar …Read the Rest

“The Use of Steroids in COPD Management” – Dr. Don D. Sin, MD
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“The Use of Steroids in COPD Management” – Dr. Don D. Sin, MD

“The Use of Steroids in COPD Management” – Dr. Don D. Sin, MD- DOWNLOAD RespTrec WebEx May 29 2012-1 Professor …Read the Rest

VGH Critical Care Grand Rounds March 16, 2012
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VGH Critical Care Grand Rounds March 16, 2012

VGH Critical Care Grand Rounds March 16, 2012 from Ana Palomino / Julia Cheung on Vimeo.  

Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research
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Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research

The antibiotic vancomycin, when used early in life, can increase the incidence and severity of “allergic” asthma, the common form …Read the Rest

Toronto doctor’s ‘magic pill’ goes viral
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Toronto doctor’s ‘magic pill’ goes viral

Here is a very good visual lecture on the benefits of (……watch the video…..) to help cure your ailments. FROM …Read the Rest

COPD: The Case for Building the Capacity of Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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COPD: The Case for Building the Capacity of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Alberta Breathes is a coalition of agencies and over 500 individuals working to improve lung health and decrease the burden of respiratory …Read the Rest

Clinical Application of the COPD Assessment Test: Longitudinal Data from the CHAIN Cohort
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Clinical Application of the COPD Assessment Test: Longitudinal Data from the CHAIN Cohort

Chest. 2014. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2246   Conclusions:  One-year longitudinal data shows variability in CAT scores among stable COPD patients, similar to what …Read the Rest

Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure
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Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure

Chest. 2014. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0309 CHEST Journal | Article Conclusions:  Increased LAVI is associated with heightened CO2 chemosensitivity and greater frequency of …Read the Rest

NovaLung function
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NovaLung function

Cait P. Searl Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist / Intensivist POWERPOINT LECTURE IN PPT AND PDF: Broken Lungs2 (PDF) Broken Lungs2 (PPT) •High CO2 …Read the Rest

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