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:10/13/2017)... Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... and financial planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh ... a young boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's ... President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. ... 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office ... of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office ... forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile ... a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise ... use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Fla. , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens ... company formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime ... its new brand, which included the unveiling of new ... , as well as at a few other ... the new brand to patients, some of whom will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: