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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a ... organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD ... dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, ... the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA ... the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of their ... HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using ... Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: