Pulmonary Care Research Group conducts clinical trials with patients that experience asthma, COPD, MAC or GERD/Reflux. These studies are for investigational medications that may treat patients’ symptoms. So you may be asking yourself, “Should I participate in a clinical trial?” Participating in a clinical trial makes you one of the first participants involved in a.. read more →

Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs when signals from the brain to the muscles responsible for controlling breathing temporarily fail. Unlike obstructive sleep apnea, CSA is associated more with communication to the brain, where OSA is more a mechanical issue. It is much less common than OSA and only 20 percent of sleep apnea cases are.. read more →

Sleep apnea is a form of Sleep Disordered Breathing.  It is a very common disorder where you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep which causes your oxygen level to decrease. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue and can occur 5.. read more →

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive inflammatory lung disease. It causes obstructed airflow from the lungs leading to large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. COPD is most often caused by smoking. It can also be caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants such as air pollution or dust… read more →

Bronchiectasis causes the airways to slowly lose their ability to clear out mucus which in turn builds up, allowing bacteria to grow. It can cause coughing, abnormal chest sounds and chest pain. Bronchiectasis can be treated with medications, physical therapy or surgery if there is bleeding or if it is only in one part of.. read more →