The devastation and loss of life caused by the wildfires in California this month has been horrifying and upsetting. As well as the terrible destruction at the sites of the wildfires, the resulting impact on air quality has had serious health implications for people hundreds of miles away from the fires themselves. At one point, the air quality in San Francisco was rated the world’s worst as smoke and particles from the fires filled the air.
patientMpower attended the International Congress on Lung Transplantation. It brought together a fantastic range of pulmonologists, nurses, scientists and other professionals from all over the world working to improve outcomes in Lung Transplantation. The topics covered were many and varied, so here we’ve condensed a few takeaways for people considering a lung transplant.
One of the measurements you can track on the patientMpower app is your oxygen saturation(SpO2), which is measured using a pulse oximeter. Not all people using the patientMpower app currently record their oxygen saturation on the platform, and you may therefore be interested to know more about this feature.
This week I had the opportunity to attend the Lung Health Experience hosted by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in Chicago. This annual event helps spread awareness of asthma, COPD, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung health initiatives.
patientMpower will be exhibiting at ATS 2018 and we would like to invite you to come and visit us to learn more about our specialist remote patient tracking platforms for Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Transplant.
My name is Kevin Seals. I am 60 years old and live in Bone Gap, IL. I was diagnosed in October of 2012 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). I first noticed I had constant fatigue, chills, and leg cramps. I was unable to improve my jogging even after working out for six months.
patientMpower for pulmonary fibrosis and lung transplant enables you to keep track of everything relating to your lung health, empowering you to get the best possible outcomes from your treatment and care. Our free app connects to devices you can use at home to track spirometry, pulse oximetry, medication reminders, air quality updates and step counter recording.