Clinical Education

At ProvidaCare, we work with you to manage your patient’s COPD condition, and other chronic diseases. We also encourage you to continue to screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as a large amount of the more than 42 million Americans with this disease are currently undiagnosed. We are your partner in education and first class treatment for your patients. Please browse our articles for respiratory-related studies.

Hospitalizations among patients with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

In the United States, current estimates suggest about 12 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, but there are likely many more who unknowingly have the disease.2 COPD recently became the third leading cause of death in the United States. Read more

Screening for sleep apnea in the hospital

Eighty-one percent of hospital patients are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a Loyola University Health System study has found. Read more

Heart failure and sleep disordered breathing

Heart failure is a highly prevalent disorder that continues to be associated with repeated hospitalizations, high morbidity, and high mortality. Sleep-related breathing disorders with repetitive episodes of asphyxia may adversely affect heart function. Read more

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Hospitalized Patients

In the United States, at least 5% of the general population is estimated to have OSA syndrome. Untreated sleep apnea is a risk factor for the development of systemic hypertension, poses an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), and may lead to congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute ischemic stroke. Read more