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Exercise Limitations in COPD — More Inhalers?
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Exercise Limitations in COPD — More Inhalers?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined by airway obstruction and alveolar damage caused by exposure to noxious air particles. The physiologic results include varying degrees of gas-exchange abnormality and mechanical respiratory limitation, often in the form of dynamic hyperinflation. There's a third major contributor, though ─ dyspnea. That's right, skeletal muscle deconditioning. Only one of these abnormalities responds to inhalers. When your patients with COPD report dyspnea or exercise intolerance, what do you do? Do you attempt to determine its character to pinpoint its origin? Do you quiz them about their baseline activity levels to quantify their conditioning? I bet you get right to the point and order a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). That way...
U.S. News & World Report names Loma Linda University Medical Center as Best Hospital in Riverside-San Bernardino metro area
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U.S. News & World Report names Loma Linda University Medical Center as Best Hospital in Riverside-San Bernardino metro area

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been recognized as the 2022-2023 No. 1 hospital in the Riverside and San Bernardino metro area and No. 12 in California by U.S. News & World Report. The Medical Center earned “High Performing” marks in 22 types of care including a national ranking in pulmonology & lung surgery. Trevor Wright, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals, says this is a remarkable achievement made possible by every member of our healthcare team and their extraordinary efforts to provide compassionate, quality care to each patient. “These rankings offer evidence to our patients that Loma Linda University Medical Center is a place where they and their families will receive excellent healthcare when their need is the greatest,” Wright says. “Though we’ve fac...