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Zooming-In on What Matters: Education. Connection. Hope.

Posted on April 16, 2021   |   

March 2020. LAMposium as we know it is cancelled. May 2020. LAMposium in Your Living Room goes viral. Whoops, that is, virtual.

Last spring, when it became clear to us that we would not be gathering as a LAM community in Cincinnati, we at the Foundation quickly shifted our focus to designing virtual experiences that would capture the key elements of our beloved LAMposium. It is this vision that frames our virtual educational series, Read More

Topics: LAMposium in Your Living Room        Categories: Educational Resources

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Management of Pneumothorax – What is the Best Strategy?

Posted on November 21, 2017   |   

Pneumothorax (collapsed lung from accumulation of air between the lung and the chest wall) is a significant problem in patients with LAM. Up to 70% of patients will ultimately develop at least one pneumothorax in their lifetime and this is often the first sign of LAM. Most commonly, the pneumothorax occurs spontaneously without inciting factors (such as vigorous exertion). Unlike patients with Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (which occurs in patients without apparent underlying lung disease) who have about a 25% risk of recurrent pneumothorax after a first episode, three-quarters of women with LAM suffer from recurrence if nothing is done to prevent it. In a survey conducted from The LAM Foundation database, participants reported an average of 3.5 episodes of pneumothorax resulting in an average of one month total spent in the hospital.

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Topics: pneumothorax        Categories: Educational Resources