Archive: January 2017

Vaccinations for Patients with LAM

Posted on January 25, 2017   |   

Vaccines are a wonderful addition to the world of medical care, providing so much benefit for people, and with such safety. And vaccines are the ultimate example of preventive medical care, producing great protection from what can be disastrous infections, particularly in patients with significant lung problems.

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Topics: Patient Care Vaccines        Categories: Educational Resources

How is Your Exercise Routine Going So Far This Year?

Posted on January 19, 2017   |   

Rebecca Crouch, DPT, MS, CCS talks about how the advantages of regular exercise and how you can even manage to fit exercise in on those terrible, ugly, “I don’t want to get out of bed” days. 

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Topics: Exercise Pulmonary Rehab        Categories: Educational Resources

Ask the Doctor: Are Generic Drug Products as Safe and Effective as Brand Name Drug Products?

Posted on January 17, 2017   |   

Gene Sullivan, MD, Emeritus Board Member of The LAM Foundation and former Deputy Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Allergy Products at the USFDA answers questions about the difference between generic and name brand drugs, specifically in regards to sirolimus and Rapamune.

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Topics: Generic Drugs Sirolimus        Categories: Educational Resources

The Air We Breathe

Posted on January 17, 2017   |   

This time last year, I discovered an opportunity to apply for a grant through my pharmacy school program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. I knew that I wanted to find a way to use the grant to help educate physicians about LAM, but I was not sure exactly what or how to go about it. I called Sue Sherman and told her about the opportunity and we brainstormed. Sue informed me the new LAM Guidelines would be published in 2016 by the American Thoracic Society. In healthcare, promoting guidelines can be a challenge. It is both expensive and time consuming, so I pitched the idea to Sue that I write a grant to help spread the news about the new guidelines.

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Topics: Air We Breathe Guidelines        Categories: News
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