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January 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Who Causes Poor Morale?
January 30, 2011 9:03 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP), originally appeared at .) In a lab of 20 employees, three care enough to pick up the slack, five work hard to yank it away, and twelve just hope another Read More...
Causes of Death Shift in COPD Patient Population
January 20, 2011 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) have more to worry about than breathing difficulties. According to a new study by researchers in Sweden, COPD patients on LTOT today face an Read More...
Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs
January 18, 2011 3:23 PM by Valerie Newitt
Tell modern consumers that whiter teeth will make them sexier and more attractive, and they'll support an entire merchandising line of whitening mouthwashes, toothpastes, stick-on strips, oral bleaching goo and more. But here's a more important reason Read More...
Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability
January 12, 2011 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients aged 65 and older who survive use of mechanical ventilation during a hospitalization are more likely to suffer from long-term disabilities after leaving the hospital than those who survive hospitalization without mechanical ventilation, according Read More...
Research Drug May Delay Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
January 5, 2011 9:51 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from a new investigational drug designed to help prevent formation of the sticky mucus that is a hallmark of the disease, according to researchers involved in Read More...
In 2010, Asthma Exacerbation Triggered by Facebook Encounter
January 2, 2011 10:18 PM by Sharlene George
It’s one of those stories that didn’t quite make the headlines, but it is fascinating nonetheless. And it is a tale from the year 2010 that simply couldn’t have happened a decade ago. As life evolves, so do the asthma triggers of the world. In late November Read More...


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