New research may boost drug efficacy in treating pulmonary arterial hyperte

  • By SLOPatient · New reply April 21, 2014
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  • Hi there, I just wanted to share an article, I came across. I guess it is still a long way from human trials I guess, but at least some progress is being made, and seing progress is important when you ...

Looking for pulmonologist in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  • By paulande · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • have MAC/bronchiectasis and have gotten a lot of good information from this site. My present pulmonologist is young and has no other patients with MAC so has NO experience. I'm just not comfortable with ...

Lung surgery recovery questions

  • By Rousseau · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • In 2 days I am having my upper right lobe removed by Dr. Mitchell in Denver. I am hoping he can so VATS. I was wondering if anyone can tell me: How long after surgery before I can drive? How long did ...

To treat or not to treat

  • By Bizzyusual · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hi all, I just returned from a bronchosopy which turned out to be "a piece of cake." Much anxiety for nothing. My internist, two radiologists (one from a CT scan and one from a chest xray) and the pulmonologist ...


  • By sircolin5 · New reply February 16, 2014
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  • i have copd, and over the past couple of years had more than my share of infections,, every time i get an infection the doctor gives me predisone 40mg and amoxicilan. 3- 500 mg per day,, i have all inhalers ...


  • By shirley29485 · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 177 replies
  • Hello everyone. I have been on my MAC treatment for 5 months now. Very sick from the meds but I am dealing with it. I have a quick question with all the antibiotics I am very sick. Lungs hurt and feel ...


  • By coughsalot · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • At NJH I was diagnosed with esophageal dysmotility and silent GERD as the cause for frequent lung infections. A friend just told me there are medical articles touting the use of melatonin for these conditions ...

MAI and chemotherapy

  • By renid · New reply January 20, 2014
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  • Has anyone had treatment for MAI/MAC during, following, or before undergoing chemotherapy for any form of cancer ...

genetic testing for breast cancer

  • By bri256 · Posted January 11, 2014
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  • So, my mom as of this month has had her 2nd breast masectomy, the other breast cancer was in 1999. i am her daughter and her breast surgeon is wanting to see my mamogram that I am having this month and ...

brochiectasis in child

  • By bhekti · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • my child (6 years old) have brochiectasis and PDA, nebulised treatment since march 2012 until this time. any one can share about childern with brochiectasis? about the treatment, a long life, etc. thanks ...

Seven Days @ Natl Jewish Health

  • By coughsalot · New reply November 16, 2013
  • 34 replies
  • For two years I have been living with frequent pneumonia/lung infections and treated for allergic asthma, emphazema and bronchiectasis. Nothing seemed to work so my pulmo suggested I go to National Jewish ...

Copd medications

  • By Esophagus · New reply October 31, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I recently read about a new drug called SEEBRI or BEEEZHALER. It it used in Canada,japan and some other European countries. It is not a steroid, so it doesn't increase osteoporosis. Has anyone else heard ...

Treating Mac

  • By TurtleMom21 · New reply October 31, 2013
  • 32 replies
  • Hi everyone. Just waiting for results from high resolution scans to rule out bronchiectasis and tree and bud disease. Weird because I have bronchiectasis mildly in rt lung. This will be compared to a ...

New COPD Med?

  • By coughsalot · New reply October 9, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Heard the FDA just approved Breo Ellipta for use in U.S. this fall. Does anyone know more about this ...

Looking for natural treatment for Pseudomonas in lungs.

  • By Malia2013 · New reply October 3, 2013
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  • Looking for natural treatment for Pseudomonas in lungs ...

Others with MAC in Australasia

  • By lesk · New reply September 23, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hi everyone, With the help of some lovely people on here I have started a discussion to reach out to MAC sufferers in Australasia. Would love to chat to you and share info/remedies/suggestions etc ...

National Jewish

  • By coughsalot · New reply September 18, 2013
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  • Well I am off to Denver the end of October to be poked and probed I guess. I am wondering if those of you who have been to NJH could give me an idea of what to expect...I can't imagine what they have ...

Tuberculosis Meningitis or not?

  • By UsamaKhurshid · New reply September 8, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Hi, My name is Usama Khurshid and my father has been suffering from tuberculosis meningitis for 3-4 months. But while doctors explain that TB does not effect edema his MRI says otherwise. There were reports ...

Fluoroquinolones, eg Cipro, New FDA Warnings Neuropathy

  • By Leilanilea · Posted August 20, 2013
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  • Medscape Medical News Robert Lowes Aug 15, 2013 FDA Strengthens Neuropathy Warning for Fluoroquinolones 20?nlid=32737_805&src=wnl_edit_medp_infd &uac=65946CV&spon=3 ...

Right middle lobectomy

  • By MIO · New reply August 5, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • My doctor has recommended I see a surgeon to discuss the removal of the middle lobe of my right lung. I have suffered with Bronchiectasis since contacting whooping cough as a child. I have had Pneumonia ...

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