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About this Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy Changes
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Information We Collect
In this section of our privacy policy, we discuss the different types of information we may collect about you, and the ways in which we collect them.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors
Visitors to our Web site can access the Web site's home page and browse the site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the Web site you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.

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Listserves
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Uses We Make of Information
In this section of our privacy policy, we identify the ways we may use information about you that we have collected.

Aggregate Data
We create aggregate data about visitors to our Web site for activity development and improvement. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our Web site in aggregate form, with identifying information removed, to third parties. For example, we may tell a third party what percentage of our registered users reside in a particular geographical area. When aggregated information is provided, we pool it from many individual records and strip it of any data that could be used to identify an individual before it is used. Any third party that receives aggregated data must agree not to attempt to re-identify the people it belongs to. Projects In Knowledge does not sell any user data to any third party for commercial purposes.

Third Parties
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  • Business Transfers: If we transfer a business unit (such as a subsidiary) or an asset (such as a Web site) to another company, we will require them to honor the applicable terms of this privacy policy.

Protection of Information
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General Policies
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Privacy Questions or Concerns about Our Web Site
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Revision date: This policy was last updated on September 30, 2003.



New and Noteworthy
Education Initiative in Pulmonology

  • COPD — Optimizing Early and Accurate Diagnosis of a COPD Patient – @Point of Care Chapter
  • This case illustrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient who presents with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the recommended steps for diagnosis and initial treatment of this disease. Throughout this case the recommended diagnostic and treatment strategies for patients ... more >>
    M. Han, MD, MS
  • COPD — Patient-Centered Management of COPD – @Point of Care Chapter
  • This case illustrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient who presents with progression of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), subsequent to resumption of smoking and inadequate adherence to medications. In this case, we discuss treatment strategies for patients with COPD, including ... more >>
    B. Yawn, MD, MSc
  • COPD — Current Concepts in COPD Diagnosis – @Point of Care Chapter
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains largely undiagnosed until it reaches advanced stages, particularly in primary care settings. Spirometry is essential to COPD diagnosis, but patient history and symptom patterns are also important components. Airflow obstruction that is incompletely ... more >>
    M. Han, MD, MS
    F. Martinez, MD, MS
  • COPD — Treatment Options for COPD – @Point of Care Chapter
  • Treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involves accurate assessment of the patient’s clinical disease status at the time of diagnosis and regularly throughout the course of the disease. Common pitfalls include failure to target treatment toward the patient’s disease severity and clinical ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • COPD — Special Topics in COPD: COPD Exacerbations – @Point of Care Chapter
  • Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with high risk for hospitalization, worsening of disease course, increased mortality risk, and high treatments costs. To improve care in COPD, prompt diagnosis and appropriate management of exacerbations are essential. In recent ... more >>
    G. Criner, MD
  • COPD — Case Study: Severe COPD Patient With Shortness of Breath – Case Study
  • This case study in the Pulmonary Mastery in COPD series examines a 51-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who presents with a 1-year history of dyspnea on exertion. She is currently experiencing shortness of breath on a long-acting beta 2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid combination ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • Pulmonology Mastery in COPD
  • Pulmonology Mastery in COPD is designed to provide new information based on breaking medical news, new data presented at medical meetings, and case studies on current and emerging management strategies on the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine and clinical trial results in COPD. The curriculum includes ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • Clinical Context: COPD
  • Clinical Context: COPD is designed to provide up-to-date information on patient identification, symptoms, risk factors, and current and emerging treatments and best practices in the management of COPD. The curriculum includes case studies at the point of care and MedPage Today meeting coverage that will ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Case Studies
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis—Case Studies is a series of compelling CME/CE-accredited case studies that deliver the latest scientific data about the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, framed around real-world patient scenarios commonly seen in daily practice. The case simulations add a level of ... more >>
    M. Padilla, MD
  • Update - Making Sense of New and Emerging Treatment Options for COPD
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly prevalent in the United States. About 13 million people have a diagnosis of COPD, yet the disease remains underdiagnosed, with an estimated 21 million individuals affected. Cigarette smoking is the primary cause and, while smoking rates have dropped, they ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • Asthma @Point of Care
  • Asthma @Point of Care™ platform provides a comprehensive knowledge base of current and emerging diagnostic and management strategies based on the most up-to-date scientific data and clinical trial results, guidance, and insights from top clinician specialists all delivered in ways to efficiently and ... more >>
    M. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
  • Cystic Fibrosis @Point of Care
  • Major advancements, including newborn screening, new treatments targeting the underlying cause of disease, and quality improvement initiatives, have transformed the continuum of care and survival outcomes for individuals with cystic fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrosis @Point of Care Edition provides a comprehensive ... more >>
    S. McColley, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis @Point of Care
  • This point-of-care eTextbook provides a thorough yet concise review of the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), its diagnosis and prognosis, and the latest evidence-based data on current and investigational treatment and management strategies with insights from ... more >>
    M. Padilla, MD
  • Asthma @Point of Care
  • Asthma @Point of Care™ platform provides a comprehensive knowledge base of current and emerging diagnostic and management strategies based on the most up-to-date scientific data and clinical trial results, guidance, and insights from top clinician specialists all delivered in ways to efficiently and ... more >>
    M. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer @Point of Care
  • Advances in our understanding of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are leading to new strategies for diagnosis, staging, and treatment. This point-of-care clinical resource can help you stay informed about disease pathogenesis, molecular targets, and current and emerging management strategies based on the ... more >>
    M. Socinski, MD
  • Asthma @Point of Care
  • Asthma @Point of Care™ platform provides a comprehensive knowledge base of current and emerging diagnostic and management strategies based on the most up-to-date scientific data and clinical trial results, guidance, and insights from top clinician specialists all delivered in ways to efficiently and ... more >>
    M. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis @Point of Care
  • This point-of-care eTextbook provides a thorough yet concise review of the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), its diagnosis and prognosis, and the latest evidence-based data on current and investigational treatment and management strategies with insights from ... more >>
    M. Padilla, MD
  • Pulmonology — Making Sense of New and Emerging Treatment Options for COPD – Webcast
  • Recent advances have led to important changes in the paradigm for the treatment of COPD. Join Dr. Barry Make and Dr. James Donohue as they discuss the current emphasis on personalized treatment based on expanded factors in patient assessment, together with the development of new and emerging treatment options ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • Lung Cancer — Zeroing in on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Integrating Targeted Therapies into Practice – Webcast
  • In this free CME/CE on-demand webcast, a panel of experts in the use of targeted therapies to treat patients with NSCLC will provide up-to-date information on optimizing the use of targeted agents, discussing genomic predictors and their application in determining therapy with targeted agents, current and ... more >>
    W. Curran, Jr., MD
  • COPD — Case Study: Severe COPD Patient With Shortness of Breath – Case Study
  • This case study in the Pulmonary Mastery in COPD series examines a 51-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who presents with a 1-year history of dyspnea on exertion. She is currently experiencing shortness of breath on a long-acting beta 2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid combination ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • COPD — Treatment of a Patient With Newly Diagnosed COPD – Case Study
  • Choosing appropriate initial therapy for patients with newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be challenging. However, consensus recommendations based on best available evidence offer guidance on the choice of therapy. This case illustrates the real-life case scenario of a patient ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • COPD — Patient with Severe COPD and Exacerbations – Case Study
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with substantial morbidity, much of which is due to acute exacerbations. These exacerbations decrease a patient’s quality of life, and are associated with accelerated lung function decline and increased mortality. This case illustrates the real-life ... more >>
    S. Bhatt, MD
  • COPD — Treatment of a Patient With Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome – Case Study
  • Approximately 10% to 20% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) also have features of asthma, and these patients have a worse prognosis, with more frequent and severe exacerbations, more symptoms, and worse quality of life. Many patients with asthma-COPD overlap also have infiltration ... more >>
    B. Make, MD
  • COPD — Treatment of a Patient with Severe COPD and Dyspnea – Case Study
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disorder among smokers, affecting up to 40% of those who smoke. A lack of understanding and use of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of COPD is widespread, which can lead to a failure to document obstruction and its severity. As therapy choice ... more >>
    J. Ohar, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis — IPF Case Study: Managing Comorbidities and Improving Quality of Life – Case Study
  • Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis face significant morbidity and mortality and have limited treatment options. In this case study, Arunabh Talwar, MD, follows the case of a 57-year-old woman with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, secondary pulmonary hypertension, and several additional comorbidities. ... more >>
    A. Talwar, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis — IPF Case Study: Advanced Treatment Modalities in IPF and Managing Acute Exacerbations – Case Study
  • In this newsletter, Dr. Kaner presents a case study of a patient who had been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) a few years earlier but whose lung disease has started to worsen. The case study illustrates how to apply evidence-based practice guidelines to confirm initial diagnosis and ... more >>
    R. Kaner, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis — IPF Case Study: What Is It and Where Are We? – Case Study
  • The diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is challenging for clinicians. In this newsletter, Dr. Maria Luisa Padilla presents a case study of a patient with familial IPF who undergoes diagnosis and treatment. Important issues discussed in this case include applying evidence-based ... more >>
    M. Padilla, MD