Blog

  • COPD – Maintenance Drug Therapies

    In this blog, we will discuss some basic concepts about maintenance medical therapy for COPD. This section will not review treatment of COPD flare-ups, or exacerbations. We also will not…
  • Asthma – The Basics

    Asthma is a common disorder presenting with three classic symptoms: shortness of breath, wheezing and cough - but commonly only one or two of these symptoms are present. These symptoms…
  • COPD – The Basics

    COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the US. COPD is an abbreviation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Obstruction refers…
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Mental Function Decline?

    In order to understand Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), it is helpful to briefly review some of the basics of normal heart function.  The right ventricle, obviously on the right side…
  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Anemia – New Study at SEC Clinical Research

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a permanent reduction in kidney function, most commonly defined by the "Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)" of the kidneys.  The GFR can be considered…
  • Celebrating the Birth of SEC Clinical Research!

    I am Rob Garver, the founder of SEC Clinical Research – and this first entry in our website blog will briefly describe the origins of our clinical research enterprise. I…