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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 http://laboratorian.advanceweb.com/ .) 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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