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acapella® combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and can be used in virtually any spatial orientation. Patients are free to sit, stand or recline.

Acapella Flutter Valve, Airway vibrations mobilize pulmonary secretions while patients can sit, stand or recline. Improves clearance of secretions and is easier to tolerate than CPT and takes less than half the time of conve..., #Health, #Respiration Flow Meters

Bravelets™ bracelets are made to help you be brave during tough times. Wear it proudly for yourself or for a loved one. This bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel and genuine leather. $10 from this Bracelet will be donated to NTM Lung Disease Awareness.

In View Series with Larry King - An in depth look at pulmonary NTM disease.

A Patient's Perspective. Mary Ellen Siegel talks about living with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease.

A Patient's Perspective. NTM and bronchiectasis patient Renee talks about her diagnosis and treatment odyssey, and the importance of community in dealing with her disease.

According to an article in the NY Daily News, an analysis of 50 showerheads from nine U.S. cities found that about 30 percent harbored high levels of Mycobacterium avium -- a group of bacteria that can cause lung infections when inhaled or swallowed.

Dr. Michael Iseman of National Jewish Health and Dr. Joseph Falkinham III of Virginia Tech on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show discussing pulmonary NTM disease. To listen to the interview, click the picture and slide the audio replay cursor (to the right of the calendar) to 19:35 for the start of the segment.

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Device

Acapella Choice PEP Vibratory Therapy System

Picture of a granuloma (without necrosis) as seen through a microscope on a glass slide. The tissue on the slide is stained with two standard dyes (hematoxylin: blue, eosin: pink) to make it visible. The granuloma in this picture was found in a lymph node of a patient with Mycobacterium avium infection

The FDA is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. The FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking the antibiotic without speaking with their doctor. The agency also advised physicians to be aware that Zithromax and other antibiotics in the same class, called macrolide, have the potential to cause potentially deadly heart arrhythmias.

Azithromycin (Zithromax) Molecule

ICYMI: a new FDA warning about a serious side effect of 'Z-pack' antibiotics.

NTM treatment Rifampin

Bacteriocidal antibiotics obtained from Streptomyces that inhibit protein synthesis in bacterial ribosomes and are effective against aerobic gram-negative bacilli. This group of antibiotics includes at least eight drugs: amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, netilmicin, paromomycin, streptomycin, and tobramycin. All of these drugs have the same basic chemical structure.

Dr. Michael Iseman of National Jewish Health and Dr. Joseph Falkinham III of Virginia Tech on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show discussing pulmonary NTM disease. To listen to the interview, click the picture and slide the audio replay cursor (to the right of the calendar) to 19:35 for the start of the segment.

All teas contain theophylline, which is a natural bronchodilator. Choose the brew you find most tasty. Add a little honey if you wish, says Gwen Huitt, MD, director of the Adult Infection Disease Unit at National Jewish Health Hospital. Honey coats the throat to soothe irritation and is rich in infection-fighting antioxidants. It also spurs saliva production, which can help thin out mucus.

According to an article in the NY Daily News, an analysis of 50 showerheads from nine U.S. cities found that about 30 percent harbored high levels of Mycobacterium avium -- a group of bacteria that can cause lung infections when inhaled or swallowed.

Is Your Shower Making You Dirty?

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