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Acknowledgements & References

The information gathered and used in this website is from a great multitude of sources including the "lived" experience and  knowledge of many COPDers themselves. 

 

However; when a specific  article, study, statistic, abstract, book or report is used or adapted from, every effort is/will be made to include it below.

 

 If you see something the the writer  has missed in the citing of a source  within this site, please inform COPD Canada's Webmistress.  Thank You.

 

In the table below, the left column is the page from this site.   The right column indicates the source of the info as it relates to that specific page.

 

COPD Canada's

Website Page Name       Resource Information

 

Acronyms;  Abbreviations;  And A few Definitions Used In Lung Disease

Cleveland Clinic  Cleveland Clinic Health System Glossary of COPD Terms

 

Medicine Net MedicineNet.com

 

MediLexicon

http://www.medilexicon.com/

 

Tracy Cushing, RRT

Alberta  Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005.  Pp 18-19. http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Anxiety & Pursed Lip Breathing

Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient

 

Coping With the Symptom of Anxiety -

 Adapted  from the  pamphlet of Capital Health's in Nova Scotia Canada, originally adapted from "How to Cope with the Symptoms of Anxiety"  (Westra & Young 1998)

British Columbia Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005.  Pp 16-17  http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Breathing Distress

Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient
Canada & Our Medical System

4- 5 Million Canadian have no physician

Canadian Medical Association

 

Number of Physicians- Canadian Institute for Health Initiatives

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/en/smdb_2006_fig1_e.html  (2006 figures)

 

Population of Canada (2006) - Government of Canada, Statistics Canada , the Daily, Wednesday September 22, 2006  http://www.statcan.gc.ca/Daily/English/060927/d060927a.htm

 

Sleep Apnea - American Journal of Critical Care & Respiratory Medicine Vol 169. pp. 668-672, (2004)
   -Access to Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Suspected Sleep Apnea http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/full/169/6/668

COPD Action Plan - What Is it? Contributed by M. Savelle, RN, CRE

Reviewed by P. Hernadez, MDCM, FRCPC

COPD Canada Patient Network - Home/Index

COPD 4th leading cause of death in Canada - Selected leading causes of death, by sex  Statistics Canada, 1997 - http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/health36.htm

COPD & Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health Education

Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide

Dear Family

Courage and Information for Life with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: New Technology Pub (09/01/2001), Pp161-162 Jo-Von Tucker

The handbook for patients, families, and care givers managing COPD (emphysema, asthmatic bronchitis, or chronic bronchitis). Rick Carter, Ph.D., Brooke Nicotra, M.D., and Jo-Von Tucker, COPD patient, with Forewords by Dr. Thomas Petty, M.D., and Dr. Brian Tiep

Diaphragmatic Breathing   Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient
Breathing Distress Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient
Eating & COPD Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient
Exercise & COPD

 West Park Healthcare Ctr, March 12, 2007 Media Release "Less than 2% of COPD Patients Can Access Rehab Programs Marked shortfall in Canada between capacity and need for respiratory services" 

Exhale & Relax Phillip J. Cable, 2006   COPD Patient 
Suggested Inhaler Sequence Clarification Mark Mangus Sr., BSRC, RRT, RPFT, FAARC

 

Know Your COPD Meds

C. Wigley  COPD Patient

 

Lung Transplant Centres In Canada

Canadian Institute for Health Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). (2003). Lung Transplantation in Canada: A Close-up Look.

Manitoba - Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 22-23 . http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

National Report Card - Canada as a Whole 

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 4-15. http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

New Brunswick - Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp  28-29.   http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Newfoundland & Labrador - Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp  34-35. http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Nova Scotia - Provincial Report Card Rating The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 30-31. http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf
Ontario - Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 24-25  . http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Prince Edward Island - Provincial Report Card Rating  -

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 32-33 . http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

PFT Numbers

Disease Stage Standard

Definition 3

From the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2007.  http://www.goldcopd.org

 

Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Function Testing

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pulmonary-function-testing/ 

Pulmonary Function 101 Understanding Your Lungs

By Mark Mangus, Sr.  BSRC, RRT, RPFT, FAARC

 

Pursed Lip Breathing    Part 2 By Mark Mangus, Sr.  BSRC, RRT, RPFT, FAARC

 

Pulse Oximeters adapted from

Medical Supply Company "How Pulse Oximeters Work"

Turner Medical Co.    Pulse Oximeter Information  

 

Pulse Oximeters - Arterial Blood Gases - Web MD

Quebec -  Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 26-27 . http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Saskatchewan - Provincial Report Card Rating

The Canadian Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A National Report Card 2005. Pp 20-21 . http://www.lung.ca/_resources/2005.copd_reportcard.pdf

Sick Lungs Don't Show

adapted from the 1998 EFFORTS Brochure by Edna Fiore -EFFORTS   http://www.emphysema.net/

Talking To Your Dr reimbursement Nova Scotia adapted from Canadian Institute for  Health Initiatives  http://tinyurl.com/485ecl
Understanding Your Numbers

 adapted from  Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Function Testing -

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pft/pft.htm

 

adapted from -  "Understanding PFTs" by the Alpha-1 Association

 

Actual PFT test submitted by a patient for reference purposes

 

Spirometry Numbers adapted from GOLD's  (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) 2009 Spirometry Guide

 

adapted from "Pulmonary Function Tests"  MedLine Plus -  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003853.htm

What is COPD?

adapted from -  2006  Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management,  (GOLD) and Prevention of  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
http://www.goldcopd.com/GuidelinesResources.asp?l1=2&l2=0

 

adapted from Canadian Thoracic Society COPD Guidelines

http://www.copdguidelines.ca/home-accueil_e.php

 

adapted from COPD - Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/copd/DS00916

 

adapted from Canadian Lung Association (statistics)

http://www.lung.ca/home-accueil_e.php

 

Women & COPD

adapted from Canadian Health Network (Public Health agency of Canada) Preventing the Silent Disease:  COPD on the Rise in Women, Press Release November 28,2006

 

The Lung Association - Women & COPD: A National Report, November 15, 2006

http://www.lung.ca/media-medias/news-nouvelles_e.php?id=88

 

 

 

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