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The Future of Monitoring Lung Function in LAM

Posted on May 07, 2021   |   

As all LAM patients are well aware of, serial lung function testing performed in a physician’s office is the current standard of care to assess the disease status for LAM patients. A full set of lung function tests comprises of the following:

1) Spirometry: measures the maximum amount of air you can exhale in the first one-second, known as forced expiratory volume in one-second (FEV1), and the total amount of air you can exhale, known

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Topics: Home Spirometry        Categories: Educational Resources

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Short-Term Goals, Long-Term Effects: Outcomes of the 2017 LAM Patient Benefit Conference

Posted on November 30, 2018   |   

How can we improve the lives of LAM patients in five years or less? This is the question scientists, clinicians, and patients themselves gathered to answer at the first-ever LAM Patient Benefit Conference. Among the many valuable ideas shared, the following grant proposals have received funding to move forward. Each was chosen for its potential to result in solutions that will positively impact the diagnosis, care, or quality of life of LAM patients by the year 2023.

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Topics: Patient Benefit Conference Research        Categories: Events News
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Running for LAM: Q&A with Kat Steele

Posted on November 29, 2018   |   

Kat Steele is a LAM patient who commemorated the 5-year anniversary of her diagnosis by participating in the New Hampshire Marathon on September 29, 2018. Here, she shares insights from her journey as a LAM patient, as a runner, and as a fundraiser. 

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Topics: Fundraising        Categories: Events News
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Why We Ride: Million Dollar Bike Ride

Posted on March 29, 2018   |   

Joe & Mary Van Brackel share a bit about their experience participating in the Million Dollar Bike Ride sponsored by the Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center.

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Categories: Events
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HOPE 2.0

Posted on March 09, 2018   |   

CEO, Sue Sherman talks about the significance of the recent Patient Benefit Conference and how The LAM Foundation is embarking on HOPE 2.0.  

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Topics: Patient Benefit Conference        Categories: Events

Lobbying for LAM

Posted on November 21, 2017   |   

We often hear about the power of lobbyists/advocates and their ability to take on a specific cause with the goal of influencing change. But when The LAM Foundation decided to gather a group of LAM patients, family and friends in Washington, D.C. to advocate for LAM awareness and the need for continued funding of the NIH, it presented an opportunity almost as rare as the disease itself.

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Topics: Advocacy Capitol Hill        Categories: Events
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