There is a need for more enhanced pain research in order to help improve sickle cell disease patient outcomes and quality of life.
Can cardiorespiratory fitness prior to hematopoietic cell transplantation be improved and will this limit morbidity and mortality following transplantation?
What types of newer patient-centered quality of life assessment tools can be employed in heart, lung, blood and sleep studies so that they can be validated and refined to improve our measurement of quality of life outcomes in populations of interest to NHLBI?
Despite evidence that women face challenges in receiving optimal CVD care, data show that men die at an earlier age than women of CVD. This health disparity remains unexplained and there are no specific interventions to address it.
Buteyko Breath Retraining has been verified by the AHQR, Thorax Journal and other organizations as a legitimate technique to improve the symptoms of asthma and related respiratory illness. This simple technique could be instituted for a low cost to improve the quality of life of patients, reduce medications necessary for good control and save taxpayers and insurance companies a great deal of money.