New FDA Guidance Provides a Policy Designed to Expand the Availability of Respiratory Devices, Including Oxygen Concentrators, During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this immediately in effect guidance: Enforcement Policy for Ventilators and Accessories and Other Respiratory Devices During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.   The FDA believes the policy set forth in this guidance may help address urgent public health concerns by helping to expand the availability of devices that facilitate respiration, … Read More

Belluscura and its research partner, Separation Design Group, announce the filing of a patent application on a modular portable oxygen enrichment ventilation system

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LONDON, UK, PLANO, TX AND WAYNESBURG, PA, March 13, 2020.  Belluscura PLC, in conjunction with its exclusive research partner Separation Design Group, announced today the filing of a patent application covering novel modular portable oxygen enrichment ventilation systems for treating patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) brought on by such diseases as … Read More

Belluscura announces filing of a patent application on an oxygen enrichment device and system for treating acute respiratory distress (ARDS), including ARDS caused by the recent Coronavirus

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LONDON, UK AND PLANO, TX, February 6, 2020.  Belluscura PLC, in conjunction with its exclusive research partner Separation Design Group, announced today the filing of a patent application covering novel integrated portable extracorporeal oxygenation and carbon dioxide removal systems for treating patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The latest patent application covers devices and systems for treating people suffering … Read More

Respiratory Care Week Celebrates Respiratory Therapists

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Respiratory Care Week is the last full week of October and it is designated to honor and recognize Respiratory Therapists. You may have heard the term “Respiratory Therapist” before, but do you know what Respiratory Therapists actually do? Respiratory Therapists (RT) are certified medical professionals who specialize in providing healthcare for your lungs. There are different types of respiratory therapists, … Read More

What is ECMO?

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is a therapy that adds oxygen to a patient’s blood and pumps it through their body. The process takes place outside the body, hence the term “extracorporeal”. There are two types of ECMO: VA (venous-artery) and VV (venous-venous). VA ECMO is used for cardiac bypass while VV ECMO is typically used for respiratory bypass. ECMO is … Read More

Gender differences in COPD

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Many think of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a man’s disease. That view used to be supported by statistics, with the number of men compared to women who died from COPD reported as 5 to 1 in 1959. However, between 1968-1999, the number of women dying from COPD increased by 382% while the number of men increased by only … Read More

Six lifestyle changes to help manage COPD

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People with COPD often feel that they can no longer live the life they’re used to. However, by making a few lifestyle changes people with COPD can enjoy fulfilling lifestyles while managing their disease: Stop smoking – this is a top priority to help manage your COPD. Your doctor can help you select the best program, strategy or product to … Read More

Dusty workplace may increase the risk of COPD

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More than one in ten people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick due to breathing in dust and fumes at work, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study estimates the occupational burden of COPD at 14 percent, and notes that the role of occupational factors in … Read More

What is GOLD?

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If you or your loved one has COPD, you may have heard of the Global Initiative For Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, or GOLD. But what is it, exactly?  GOLD was launched in 1997 with the purpose of improving the lives of people with COPD worldwide. Collaborating with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health and the … Read More