Articles tagged with: Chronic Disease

Guidelines Call for Revision in Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

February 9, 2017

Guidelines Call for Revision in Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

  Respiratory therapists may soon see a change in the way their cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are diagnosed with the disease. An international group of researchers publishing in a supplement to this month’s edition of The Journal of Pediatrics has developed a new set of guidelines that widen the diagnostic criteria. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation... Read more »

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RT Role in COPD Care Outlined in New Report

November 30, 2016

RT Role in COPD Care Outlined in New Report

The role of the respiratory therapist figures heavily in a new report published in the October 2016 issue (Volume 3, Issue 4) of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. The report outlines the results from the second annual National COPD Readmissions Summit, which was convened by the COPD Foundation in March of... Read more »

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November is the Month to Build Your COPD Skills

November 2, 2016

November is the Month to Build Your COPD Skills

Here’s a rundown of what we have available for you — and for your patients and your colleagues too: Our Alpha-1 Course covers everything from pathobiology to optimal management to emerging therapies for the leading genetic cause of COPD. Our Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators will bring you up to speed on the portable systems... Read more »

 

COPD Month: We’re Raising Awareness, You Should Too!

November 2, 2016

COPD Month: We’re Raising Awareness, You Should Too!

November is COPD Awareness Month, and that means we all need to get out into our communities and let people know what this chronic lung disease is all about and how respiratory therapists are involved in its treatment. Go Orange! Here at the AARC, we’re posting COPD-related messages on our social media pages throughout November,... Read more »

 

Home Oxygen Study Offers Lessons for RTs

October 27, 2016

Home Oxygen Study Offers Lessons for RTs

Long-awaited results from a study conducted among COPD patients with moderate oxygen deficiency who were and were not treated with long-term oxygen therapy are now in, and the take home message for respiratory therapists and other clinicians is this: in this group of patients, home oxygen does not result in longer life, shorter time to... Read more »

 

New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines Fill a Gap for Preschoolers

September 29, 2016

New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines Fill a Gap for Preschoolers

New guidelines on CF care for preschoolers may add an important component to your CF program. Guidelines have long existed for the care of infants with cystic fibrosis and children and adults age six and older. However, a gap has existed for kids between the ages of two and five. Now, new clinical practice guidelines from... Read more »

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This May Explain the Gender Gap You See In Cystic Fibrosis Mortality

September 29, 2016

This May Explain the Gender Gap You See In Cystic Fibrosis Mortality

Respiratory therapists know their cystic fibrosis patients are living longer and longer lives, but to keep that trend going, new treatments are needed. This is especially true for women with the disease, who tend to have higher mortality rates and shorter lifespans. Researchers from several U.S. universities believe they have uncovered biological mechanisms that may... Read more »

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Missouri RTs Ensure Kids With Asthma Keep CALM So They Can Keep Moving On

May 16, 2016

Missouri RTs Ensure Kids With Asthma Keep CALM So They Can Keep Moving On

Camp Catch-Ya-Breath, which grew out of Project CALM, serves kids with moderate to severe persistent asthma. Washington County, MO, is a low income, rural area where the rate of asthma admissions for children under the age of 15 is significantly higher than that seen in the rest of the state. Thanks to AARC members Tammy... Read more »

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