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The speakers have arrived, stall holders are set up, and we’re nearly ready to talk air quality! Don’t forget to use #CleanAir4All if you’re at our event tonight @WMAir_UoB @SustransWMids
Visitors are starting to make their way round our stands - thanks for bringing your reusable mugs! Great to see so many arriving on public transport too 👍 #CleanAir4All
A warm welcome to #CleanAir4All from Lawrence Tallon, Director of Strategy at @uhbtrust and clean air advocate
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Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Over 250 MILLION people 🌍 suffer from #COPD globally.

COPD is not curable, but treatment can relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of death.

It’s time for #HealthForAll
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre DYK: Over 3 MILLION people died from #COPD in 2015 alone.

Over 9 out of 10 COPD deaths occur in low­ and middle­-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
🔻Tobacco smoking (including passive exposure) 🚬
🔻Indoor air pollution 🔥 🥘
🔻Outdoor air pollution 🏙
🔻Occupational dusts & chemicals 🏗 #COPD
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1/ In honor of #COPD Awareness Month, let’s solve the prevailing problem of rare #palliativecare (PC) in COPD, especially early.

See our qual exploration of clinicians in @PalliativeMed_j…

Care to take a stroll?

#pallipulm @pallipulm
2/ First, a PSA:

Waiting for PC until end-stage #copd is too late & misses a golden opportunity to meet COPD patient & family needs earlier in the trajectory.

See our @AnnalsATS pub….

@AnnalsATS will have a podcast on that soon, so stay tuned!
3/ Contrast “late” (the status quo if at all) to “early” PC, which brings comprehensive palliative & supportive care to patients & families before end-stage disease.

Others have explored PC in COPD.

The key here is “early”.

Lots to learn from #qualitative research!
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1/ [ 5th AMIB-ESICM Symposium]:
I talked about the physiological rationale of the #HFNC for hypercapnic ARF.
So not all hypercapnic ARF are the same. There are those due to Central hypoventilation / neuromuscular disorders & those due to V/Q mismatch
@israelmaia16 @RENOVATEtrial
2/ In the V/Q mismatch category, airway diseases such as #COPD commonly presents a mismatch due to ⬆️Vd/Vt. And how that happens can be easily appreciated in these two slides:
3/ Dead space (Vd) is composed by:
- anatomical dead space (fixed)
- alveolar dead space (which can vary)

When we think on the potential effect of the HFNC for hypercapnic ARF, it´s probable that the greatest benefits will b seen on hypercapnia due to ⬆️Vd/Vt, and the reason is:
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My journey👉🏼of FDA interfering w/ my treatment 4 #MultipleSclerosis "WHEN NO OPTION IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE OPTION!" #Ortho #cardiac #COPD #Autism #Parkinsons #Cancer
Bloomberg @business interviews Celltex patients about experience w/ FDA shutting down adult #stemcell study we in. #MS #Arthritisw #Parkinsons #COPD #Ortho…
When left with no viable medical options, what do you do?👉🏼We reached out to other "No Option Patients" and formed PATIENTS FOR STEM STEMCELLS
#MS #PARKINSONS #Autism #COPD #arthritis #ortho #cancer #cardiac
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About 10 years ago, I was walking home from a slow-pitch baseball game and party with my team. I was a bit drunk, so I walked instead of driving. On the way home I was mugged from behind and woke up in the Rockyview Hospital in #YYC, with a #TBI #concussion. (1 of 13)
I've had multiple concussions from athletics. Football, hockey, rugby & skiing, plus ran over by a car, not once but twice. (think Super Dave Osborne) plus what I have learned since, repeated mildTBIs from the sports. Likely result, I have #CTE. I get worse each year, not better.
Here is what is happening now. I retired from my business some years ago and stopped working completely, 3.5 years ago. I have other progressive diseases besides #CTE, like #COPD #Arthritis #Cancer and more. It is a heavy load and crippling my abilities.
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If you are interested in #AirPollution and health scroll down this thread #AirQuality #BreatheLife
#AirPollution is considered the most important environmental risk causing 1 in 8 premature deaths. That counts 6.5 million per year.
At least 80% of the world population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Lack of #AirQuality data could cause underestimations
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