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What is Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation?

Similar to the heart-lung bypass machine used in open heart surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life-support device that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, permitting the heart and lungs to rest. When connected to the ECMO machine, your blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung inside the machine […]

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Is Hypopnea Dangerous?

Hypopnea can be defined as abnormally slow or shallow breathing. It is distinct from apnea, in which there is a total cessation of breathing. While apnea occurs when airflow from your lungs is completely blocked by an obstruction from your throat, hypopnea occurs when the airway is only partially blocked and airflow from your lungs […]

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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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How to Prevent an Asthma Attack – 9 Ways

In early March, 2014, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth announced publicly that she’s been suffering from asthma for more than 10 years, but wasn’t correctly diagnosed until a few years ago. In light of her diagnosis, Chenoweth has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to raise awareness about the seriousness […]

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Care and Maintenance of Your Inogen One G3

Regular care and maintenance of your portable oxygen equipment will not only extend the life of your oxygen supplies, but it will guarantee that you’ll receive optimal air flow with uninterrupted service. The following guidelines are recommended by Inogen One G3 to keep your oxygen equipment in tip-top condition: Battery Care for the Inogen One […]

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Asthma Inhaler Not Enough?

Are you one of the many Americans that suffers from asthma? If so, then hopefully you are receiving the proper treatment and medication. Asthma severity and symptoms can vary on a case by case basis, and the nature of your asthma can change, for better or worse, over time. That is why it is important […]

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