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PMD Healthcare Announces Expanding Role of Spiro PD Personal Spirometer as CDC Reports Earliest Flu Season in 10 Years
Date:12/11/2012

Allentown, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

The CDC has recently warned that the flu season is off to the earliest start in a decade, and that it could be severe. In order to protect their lung health, more people with chronic breathing problems, associated with asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or lung transplant, are using the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to track lung function trends to help prevent possible complications from colds and the flu.

As the world’s first personal spirometer, Spiro PD empowers people with respiratory conditions to easily and accurately monitor their breathing any time and anywhere: at home, work, school, play, or while traveling.

Spiro PD helps patients anticipate and prevent respiratory disease exacerbations, which may reduce expensive emergency room visits and hospital stays. It also helps prevent readmissions, so hospitals can avoid costly Medicare penalties.

According to a Johns Hopkins University study, home spirometry detected a decline in lung function 16 days before patients felt symptoms and sought medical care.(1) Spiro PD’s ability to note early detection of decreased lung function can catch problems before they worsen and keep chronic respiratory patients out of hospitals.

Plus, the innovative telemedicine feature of Spiro PD permits patients to easily upload their data to their computer and share it with doctors between office visits. The telemedicine feature is proving particularly valuable for people who are physically challenged or live a long distance from their doctors.

Wayne Meng, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of PMD Healthcare, the maker of Spiro PD, states, “We’re proud that Spiro PD is playing such an important role in helping people with respiratory conditions protect th
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