Navigation Links
Sensitive Test Developed To Detect Breathing Problems In Very Young Children

Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital have developed a way of testing the lung function of children having breathing problems//. It is well known that very young children have a problem in breathing with the special technique needed to conduct the conventional lung function tests.

The researchers have devised a method that can detect problems even in children under the age of five years. The test was presented at the launch of the British Lung Foundation's 'Lungs are for Life' campaign.

The technique called Multiple Breath Washout allows a child to breathe quietly into a face mask while watching a favorite video for about 10 to 15 minutes. This mask is connected to a flow meter that tabulates how much air goes in and out of the lung with each breath.

Professor Janet Stocks and colleagues at University College London, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond St Hospital tested this method in 40 normal children and 40 pre-school children with cystic fibrosis. The test was able to detect abnormalities in 73 percent of children with cystic fibrosis.

"It means that early lung disease can be detected before the symptoms are apparent," said Professor Stocks. "It also means that we can undertake continuous assessments of lung growth and development from infancy, which will give us invaluable information on the progression of lung disease and the effect of different types of medication during early childhood."

Helena Shovelton, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation welcomed this development, "The development of better ways of detecting and treating lung disease in early childhood not only brings relief to the children who suffer from such diseases and those who care for them but could have life-long benefits."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sensitive cough suffered by females
2. Sensitive to bright light? You may have sensitive teeth also
3. Unborn Found To Be More Sensitive to Pollution
4. Worried About The Sensitive Skin Of Your 2 Year Old? Fetal Skin Cells To Offer Help
5. Sensitive teeth could become bad memories
6. Sensitive Taste Buds Can Be The Blame for LilOne Not Eating Vegetables
7. Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
8. Researchers Have Identified Subgroup Sensitive to the Drug Cisplatin
9. Scientists Developed Map For Brain Molecular Communities
10. Scientists Developed Cheap Way To Assess Sleep
11. Diabetic Friendly Egg Developed In India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... For over twenty-four years, ... lien basis to help personal injury victims find high quality medical care. When the ... Los Angeles area. Fast forward to present day and the now ten-page directory features ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... FlexiSpot, a trusted name in ... trial program for all of the company’s desktop riser products. A simple application ... experience. , FlexiSpot’s unique desktop risers use an advanced dual gas spring hovering ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. ... Mediaplanet, Dr. Murthy explains how he was inspired to practice medicine at an early ... medicine is about more than making diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” ... on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional associations. , One ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Delaware (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... released a new version of its SaaS LIMS, CloudLIMS Lite. CloudLIMS Lite helps ... sample entry through labeling, storing, shipping and disposal. The new version is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Around the corners of world, cancer ... habitable land present over earth. Cancer has become one ... a life time this is because of the increasing ... Given the steady increase in global cancer incidence with ... healthcare costs of treatment, there is increasing interest in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Exchange-Traded Fund has ... early in November. Less political risk has boosted the ... an uptick in M&A activities. Today, Stock-Callers.com takes a ... have fared at the last close: Celldex Therapeutics Inc. ... FOLD ), Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE MKT: ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... , Nov. 30, 2016  Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. announced ... in the Superior Court of the State of ... alleging violation of the California,s Uniform ... unfair and fraudulent business practices which are untrue and misleading, ... This is the second time in three years ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: