The first day of school is less than a month away! This can be a busy and exciting time for you and your children. However, if your child suffers from asthma it is also a good time to take steps to protect them from the “September Spike” - a time that coincides with the return to school where a mix of cold viruses and interrupted asthma management schedules create a perfect storm and cause a dramatic increase in asthma-related emergency room visits. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you are prepared:
While the hot summer months may affect the everyday management of your lung health, it doesn’t have to keep you from living your fullest life. Here are a few tips to help you find the breathing spaces you need this summer. Just because it may be harder to be outside, doesn’t mean you have to stay locked inside your own home!
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Living a full life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is more accessible than ever before with today’s online resources. Whether you’re looking for in-depth tutorials, facts, or simple tips on self-management, the web offers information at your fingertips. Here’s a few of our favourite bookmark-worthy websites for you!
Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a major burden to the healthcare system. A new real-world study published in Pulmonary Therapy, indicates significant reductions in costs when using the Aerobika* oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) device in the postoperative care setting.1
For people recovering from an acquired or traumatic brain injury, swallowing rehabilitation can be especially challenging because they may experience a period of post-traumatic amnesia. This can limit their ability to form new memories, making it difficult to learn the swallowing exercises that may help them eat again.
May 1, 2018: Today is the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, or GINA (www.ginasthma.org), a World Health Organization collaborative and 501(c)3 organization founded in 1993.
A real-world study in more than 18,000 patients has demonstrated superior asthma control with the AeroChamber Plus* Flow-Vu* Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber (VHC) compared with other chambers.1
Two new publications build on previous evidence that not all devices are equally effective in delivering asthma control.
A recent article in Pulmonary Pharmacology and Physiology1 provides in vitro evidence that the AeroChamber Plus* Flow-Vu* valved holding chamber (or spacer) delivers aerosolized drug more effectively than other chambers, a view further supported in a new literature review published in Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease.2