After a really tough couple of months, and a very tough week last week, I want to open up and be honest about what is possibly my biggest secret. People will know me as a happy, optimistic (and hilariously funny) person. People regularly tell me they “couldn’t do what I do,” in terms of taking
Aradigm Corporation (Nasdaq:ARDM) ("Aradigm" or the "Company") today announced the dosing of the first patient in the ORBIT-4 (Once-daily Respiratory Bronchiectasis Inhalation Treatment) Phase III pivotal clinical trial of Aradigm's proprietary formulation of inhaled ciprofloxacin (Pulmaquin®) for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (non-CF BE). ORBIT-4 is the second of the two Phase III pivotal
A Dickensian lung disease is on the rise among British pensioners, experts have warned. Bronchiectasis occurs when the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. People can become more vulnerable to infection and symptoms include a persistent cough that usually brings up phlegm, and breathlessness. The disease is
Alitair Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for its drug candidate, Erdosteine®, for the treatment of bronchiectasis. Erdosteine is a mucolytic with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Alitair President and CEO William Howard said, "We are excited
Filing for Social Security Disability with a Bronchiectasis Diagnosis Bronchiectasis is one of the conditions listed in the Social Security Administration Blue Book, or listing of impairments that can qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to meet the criteria for these benefits, your physician must diagnose you with Bronchiectasis through the
At the age of 29 I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis. I had never heard of it, I certainly couldn’t spell it and I was having difficulty trying to pronounce it. Prior to being diagnosed I used to joke about never really having any sorts of illness, but since being diagnosed I have good months and
Like many chronic lung disease patients, those with non cystic bronchiectasis, are also at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, according to recent research. The study, “Factors related to depression and anxiety in adults with bronchiectasis,” is published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. As a chronic disease, bronchiectasis affects a person’s ability to exercise and can make daily living
Bronchiectasis Awareness poster If you could help us raise awareness of Bronchiectasis by downloading the Bronchiectasis Awareness poster and posting in surgeries and clinics. We can get the message out to look for the symptoms of Bronchiectasis. Many of our community are failing to be diagnosed and misdiagnosed with another respiratory condition.