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Author: Nishant Gupta, MD, Scientific Director, The LAM Foundation

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The LAM Foundation Statement on Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on August 18, 2021   |   

On August 12, 2021 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to allow for the administration of an additional dose (i.e., a third dose) after an initial two-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people. This amendment was subsequently endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 13, 2021.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: News
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COVID-19 Update for the LAM Community: Delta Variant, Vaccines, and Sirolimus

Posted on July 23, 2021   |   

Just when we thought we had overcome the threat of COVID-19, we are now reading reports about the highly contagious Delta variant, an increasing number of cases, and persistent questions regarding vaccine efficacy. Will it ever end?

If you find yourself with thoughts along this line, you are not alone. The reality is that the detection and subsequent spread of another variant of the novel coronavirus is a part of the natural evolution of this virus and a common survival strategy

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Topics: COVID-19 Sirolimus Vaccines        Categories: Educational Resources
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The LAM Foundation Statement on Masks and Social Distancing for COVID-19

Posted on May 28, 2021   |   

On May 16, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated (at least two weeks following the full course of your vaccination) against COVID-19. According to this guidance, fully vaccinated individuals can resume normal activities without wearing a mask or social distancing.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: Educational Resources
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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