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PMD Healthcare Announces that Spiro PD Personal Spirometer May Help Increase Flu Vaccination Rates as Epidemic Surges
Date:1/23/2013

Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 23, 2013

The flu epidemic now affects people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The young, the elderly, and those who already have lung conditions are hit hardest. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the vaccination for people who are at higher risk for flu complications due to a chronic pulmonary condition, such as asthma or COPD. And the US Preventive Services Task Force has stated that evidence suggests influenza vaccination reduces COPD exacerbations. The USPTF, as far back as 2009, has also theorized that spirometry may help people with COPD, asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or a lung transplant closely monitor their lung health and help increase flu vaccination rates.

A recently introduced solution for monitoring lung health is Spiro PD Personal Spirometer. People with chronic breathing problems associated with asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or a lung transplant are using Spiro PD 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 th
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