Navigation Links
Investigations That Help Detect Lung Disease

COPD is a term to describe conditions such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is characterized by obstruction of airflow // and gradual loss of lung function that cannot be corrected. The disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

A test known as spirometry may significantly help physicians diagnose patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier.Researchers compared an office spirometry test and a screening questionnaire to determine which could more effectively detect early stages of COPD.Doctors screened more than 3,000 patients over 12 weeks. More than 725 patients who took the screening questionnaire reported having signs or symptoms of COPD. Researchers tested 703 of the patients with symptoms and 10 percent of the patients without symptoms.

Results show about 125 of the 703 patients who reported symptoms of COPD actually had airflow obstruction. The spirometry test also detected about 90 patients who did not report experiencing any symptoms. Researchers say the screening questionnaire alone was insufficient because it failed to identify about 42 percent of all COPD cases. They say without spirometry, nearly half of patients with COPD would have remained undiagnosed.

Thus researchers conclude that office spirometry nearly doubled the number of known cases of COPD in the target patient population, which reinforces the need for spirometry testing in general physician practice.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Investigations Reveal That Infections Due To Contact lens Could Cause Blindness
2. Hospital for ‘special’ People Under Investigations for Sexual Abue
3. Detecting anomalies in heart rythm
4. Detecting brain aneurysms
5. Detection of Cancer
6. Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly
7. Detecting Colorectal Cancer
8. Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer
9. Skin Cancer “Reflection” Detectin
10. Scanning Combo Helps Detect Lung Cancer
11. Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/26/2017)... , ... April 26, 2017 , ... RawTrition now brings ... way to get nutrients from SUPERFOODS! , RawTrition is taking nutrients to ... cellular level because the body recognizes its raw form (unlike the synthetically made options ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... ... Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics, recently acquired ... photodynamic cosmetics (PDC). , Allumera® is the first PDC cream specifically formulated to ... minimize the appearance of pores – all with minimal downtime and results that ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... As President Trump ... preparing for how his administration could impact the employee benefits industry. James Slotnick, ... are most likely to make it through Congress. His discussion will focus on ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... As pharmaceutical companies are held to ... process innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. CoreRx offers its clients more ... in support of their development and manufacturing goals. , The company was ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... of predictive analytics to its patient care management module. Using this new feature, ... a patient has been initiated on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral, or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... April 24, 2017 Solentim, the developer ... the addition of a major new product line ... Seeding,). The VIPS has been developed for automatically ... microplates as part of the process to generate ... simple and more reliable solution when compared to ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... MINNEAPOLIS , April 20, 2017  Cogentix ... company focused on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and ... reported that Ash Keswani has joined the Company ... In this newly created position, Mr. Keswani will ... and CEO. "Our organization is delighted ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... that it will be participating in the Deutsche Bank ... Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on ... 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast ... Investor Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com .  The webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: