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What is Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma?

Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is a term which, as of July 2016, is no longer in use, but was once used to describe a certain subtype of lung adenocarcinoma (cancer that starts in the glandular cells of the lungs). Because some oncologists (cancer doctors) still use the term, this article will focus on the history and […]

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What’s the Difference between an Oxygen Regulator and an Oxygen Sensor?

Supplemental oxygen therapy can be delivered in three ways: via oxygen concentrator, compressed oxygen gas or liquid oxygen. Many oxygen concentrators contain an oxygen sensor, while oxygen tanks work by using an oxygen regulator. The difference between these two methods is explained in the following text. Oxygen Concentrators The least expensive, in the long-term, and […]

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What is Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis?

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis or allergic alveolitis, is a rare immune system disorder of the lungs caused by exposure to dust and other substances found in the environment.  These substances trigger an immune response in the lungs that causes short or long-term inflammation, primarily in a part of the lungs called […]

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Defining Oxygenation and What it Means for Your Health

Oxygenation can be defined as the addition of oxygen to any chemical or physical system, including the human body. It’s a word also used to describe interventions that provide a greater oxygen supply to the lungs and circulatory system. Adequate oxygenation is essential for maintaining optimal health and vitality. When illness occurs and oxygen status […]

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What is Transient Nocturnal Desaturation?

Transient nocturnal desaturation, also known as nocturnal hypoxemia, is defined as a temporary drop in oxygen saturation during sleep. The condition is a significant problem in COPD, affecting a relatively large number of COPD patients. In fact, one study suggests that 27-70% of COPD patients with daytime oxygen saturation levels of 90-95% experience substantial desaturation […]

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Introducing the Inogen One G4 Backpack!

Inogen One G4 Backpack: Increased Mobility and Freedom Inogen prides itself on offering our customers increased mobility and freedom through innovative products and accessories. We’ve listened to your comments and requests and are happy to announce that the Inogen One G4 Backpack is now available, just in time for spring! The Inogen One G4 Backpack […]

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Inogen Travel: Muir Woods

If you want to see the exact spot where earth kisses the sky, it’s in a little wooded grove just north of the red golden gate. This primal forest has been a federally protected National Monument since 1908, but it’s genesis began long before. It’s truly a majestic ecosystem of gigantic proportions! Wooded crowns reach […]

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CPR for COPD Patients

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps save lives, yet each year, almost 90% of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (sudden cessation of heart function) die.[1] When a cardiac arrest occurs at home, your loved one’s survival depends upon you knowing how to accurately perform CPR. If performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR […]

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Inogen One G4: Innovative Oxygen Just Got Better

Over the past 15 years, the oxygen therapy market has been revolutionized through product innovations in portability. Inogen was one of the first to introduce a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) that eliminated the need for unwieldy oxygen tanks. Able to convert room air to almost pure oxygen, the Inogen One was smaller and lighter weight […]

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