Monday, December 3, 2007

From The New York Times - One Of Our Own Tells Her Story

From Smoking Boom, a Major Killer of Women
Published: November 29, 2007

For Jean Rommes, the crisis came five years ago, on a Monday morning when she had planned to go to work but wound up in the hospital, barely able to breathe. She was 59, the president of a small company in Iowa. Although she had quit smoking a decade earlier, 30 years of cigarettes had taken their toll.

A very comprehensive article - The research for this article was extensive, including interviews from patients Jean Rommes, Grace Koppel, Diane Williams Hymons and John Walsh. Also interviewed were Dr. James Crapo, Dr. Byron Thomashow, Dr. Neil Schachter, Pamela L. Moore and Dr. James Kiley.

In addition to the article be sure to check the Times sidebar for further reading -

Expert Q&A
Readers' Questions About C.O.P.D.

Dr. Byron Thomashow, medical director of the The Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure at Columbia University Medical Center, answered readers' questions about C.O.P.D.

Times Essentials
Expert Voices
Smoking, the Environment and an Epidemic of Lung Disease

Dr. Barry Make on the rising rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Questions for Your Doctor
What to Ask About C.O.P.D

Talking points for patients and physicians.

Clinical Trials
Selected Clinical Trials

Notable research studies now enrolling patients.

Related Articles

Surgery: After Early Success, Operations to Remove Damaged Tissues Have Fallen Sharply (November 29, 2007)

Search for Treatment: Researchers Focus on Genes and Inflammation in Search for Clues to Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (November 29, 2007)

What To Know: Certain Symptoms Should Raise Red Flags for Doctors (November 29, 2007)

Also Not To Be Missed is the video put together by video journalist Erik Olsen. See It Here.