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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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Top 10 Ways YOU Can Accelerate LAM Research

Posted on February 03, 2017   |   

Facilitating and funding research has always been the core mission of The LAM Foundation. In this regard, we have achieved exceptional results as a rare disease organization and a united community.

This is possible when each of us 1) identifies what we can do and 2) TAKES ACTION. Together we can stimulate new ideas, unleash new funding and deliver a cure for LAM.

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Topics: LAM Research        Categories: Educational Resources

Vaccinations for Patients with LAM

Posted on January 25, 2017   |   

Vaccines are a wonderful addition to the world of medical care, providing so much benefit for people, and with such safety. And vaccines are the ultimate example of preventive medical care, producing great protection from what can be disastrous infections, particularly in patients with significant lung problems.

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Topics: Patient Care Vaccines        Categories: Educational Resources

How is Your Exercise Routine Going So Far This Year?

Posted on January 19, 2017   |   

Rebecca Crouch, DPT, MS, CCS talks about how the advantages of regular exercise and how you can even manage to fit exercise in on those terrible, ugly, “I don’t want to get out of bed” days. 

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Topics: Exercise Pulmonary Rehab        Categories: Educational Resources

Ask the Doctor: Are Generic Drug Products as Safe and Effective as Brand Name Drug Products?

Posted on January 17, 2017   |   

Gene Sullivan, MD, Emeritus Board Member of The LAM Foundation and former Deputy Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Allergy Products at the USFDA answers questions about the difference between generic and name brand drugs, specifically in regards to sirolimus and Rapamune.

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Topics: Generic Drugs Sirolimus        Categories: Educational Resources
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