When you have shortness of breath caused by COPD, it’s hard to imagine embarking on a regimen of pulmonary rehabilitation. After all, if you’re frequently out of breath, particularly when exerting yourself, how can you exercise? Even if you’ve been
Recently Dr. Harry Rossiter of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center gave a talk to the PEP Pioneers group at Little Company of Mary Hospital, about the importance of maintaining physical activity, especially for those suffering
Peter Kendall, a reader of our blog who hails from Australia, posted a comment to our post, “Nutrition and COPD: 5 Types of Food to Avoid,” asking what are the key nutrients for COPD? We thought it a very
APRIL 2017 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we’ve published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article.
This interesting video produced by The American Health Journal talks about a life-threatening condition that affects mostly young women: pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ronald J. Oudiz of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, an expert on the disease, discusses the curious
We suggest you bookmark the following website for those days when you’re in the mood to broaden your understanding of COPD, or seek answers to specific questions, or learn about the latest in research and treatments. The American Thoracic Society
Every year LA BioMed honors a select group of innovative scientists at its Annual Gala, and this year they’re recognizing PERF President Dr. Richard Casaburi as one of three scientists receiving honors. Dr. Casaburi is founder of the Rehabilitation Clinical
MARCH 2017 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we’ve published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article.
A new study has revealed that endobronchial valves – tiny, one-way valves placed in the lungs to block airflow to diseased regions in order to achieve lung volume reduction – can benefit patients with homogeneous emphysema (emphysema distributed evenly across
Over the last decade and a half, the overall death rate from COPD in the U.S. declined by 12%. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this finding based on data collected from 2000 to 2014. The report’s