NEWS AND EVENTS

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March 22, 2017 Critical Care Medicine

(From www.sccm.org)

​Your doctor or the intensivist (a doctor with special expertise and training in the care of critically ill patients) in the ICU may have told you that your loved one has sepsis. This condition may be the reason he or she was admitted to the ICU, or it may have developed during hospitalization. Whatever the cause, your loved one is seriously ill, and you undoubtedly have questions. This brochure is designed to help you understand sepsis and its treatment.



March 13, 2017 Pulmonary Medicine

We are pleased to announce that physicians Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates (PCCMA) are chosen to provide critical care services at Intensive Care Units (ICU) at Memorial Hospital in York, PA.

 

PCCMA is the largest independent Pulmonary & Critical Care group in the area and has been a leading provider of quality, compassionate care in ICUs at various hospitals in greater Harrisburg area for over 38 yrs. Our physicians are board certified and fellowship trained in  pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. With combined experience of more than 65 years, physicians at PCCMA will bring their expertise and experience to provide exceptional care to residents of York area.

 



March 2, 2017 Pulmonary Medicine

Lately, some of our patients have asked us about stem cell treatment options for various lung disorders including COPD. American Thoracic Society (ATS) has recently released a statement regarding this:

According to ATS, “At present, there are only a small number of peer reviewed and appropriately regulated approved clinical trials in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil, Asia and Australia investigating cell therapy approaches for lung diseases. These can be found on the website of the National Institutes of Health at www.clinicaltrials.gov, of the European Medicines Agency at https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search, and of UMIN-ICDR in Japan at http://www.umin.ac.jp/icdr/index.html. We are watching these carefully to determine whether they will demonstrate that stem cell-based treatments could be effective and safe for treating lung diseases.



January 24, 2017 Pulmonary Medicine

(From American Lung Association. www.lung.org. Original Author: Bill Blatt)

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If you or a loved one is thinking about quitting smoking, this is the year to quit for good with the right resources, and with family and friends cheering on. There will be urges to smoke, that’s inevitable, but quitters can overcome them and the American Lung Association is here to help.

Check out these tips for becoming smokefree, and share them with the family member, friend or co-worker who is quitting in the new year.



January 9, 2017 Sleep Medicine
(From www.sleepeducation.org)

If you have trouble sleeping due to acid reflux and heartburn, a new study provides insight that may help you sleep better. It suggests that treating sleep apnea may reduce your acid reflux.

The study involved 79 veterans with obstructive sleep apnea. About 78 percent of them had symptoms of acid reflux at the start of the study. Each veteran was treated for sleep apnea with CPAP therapy.



January 5, 2017 Misc

The staff and providers at Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Associates are pleased to announce the grand opening of 2 new offices conveniently located in Lemoyne and Carlisle.

Our Lemoyne office features a newly renovated sleep lab offering state-of-the-art equipment, 6 private rooms, sleep lounge with television and home-like accommodations. In addition, pulmonary function testing is now available at the Lemoyne office in our expanded pulmonary lab.



September 21, 2016 Sleep Medicine

Each August, the Middletown Police Department organizes a “National Night Out” to bring members of the community together for food, entertainment and neighborhood camaraderie. There, three of our sleep providers, Don Bucher, DNP, Libby Tuttle, PA-C and Rita Yoder, CRNP held a sleep apnea screening for the public in order to promote awareness and provide education on the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.


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