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Task Force Recommends Against Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adults without symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should not be screened for the disease using spirometry, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendation and the ac...

Large Community Spirometry Screening Proves Successful

Large scale, community spiromety screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can be successfully performed in non-traditional settings, according to a new study. The research, presented at CHEST 2006 // , the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of C...

More Than 500 Philadelphia Youth with Asthma and Their Families to Attend Keystone Mercy Healthy Hoops Program

... Keystone Mercy members and program participants will be provided with health assessments, including, blood pressure, BMI, height, weight and spirometry screenings (to test lung capacity). Nutrition information and demonstrations on the use of asthma control devices will also be taught. In addition...

COPD Foundation announces launch of Lung Health Check on WebMD

...e role in managing their disease, including how to follow a medication regimen, and explains the kinds of testing needed for proper diagnosis (such as spirometry for COPD). The Lung Health Check is just one of several programs the COPD Foundation has created to spread awareness of COPD for the year 2010, whi...

Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

... immediate clinical implications, he added. "I believe there is now enough evidence to recommend that waist circumference always be measured before spirometry [lung function] tests. Abdominal obesity could then be highlighted on the printed report so that the physician interpreting the report could take the ...

Love handles put the squeeze on lungs

...there is an immediate clinical consideration: "I believe there is now enough evidence to recommend that waist circumference always be measured before spirometry tests. Abdominal obesity could then be highlighted on the printed report so that the physician interpreting the report could take the effect of obesit...

DRE AV-S Ventilator Now Has Multiple Spontaneous Breathing Modes

... Integra AV-S features the high performance, autoclavable A200SP absorber, which provides an efficient CO2 absorption module and integrated, permanent spirometry sensors that don’t have to be replaced year after year. The DRE Integra Series includes the Integra SP I and SP II, both of which are fully-...

Nearly 1 in 3 Asthma Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

...rdiagnosed in some cases. But they suggest that more doctors should include spirometry in their practice or refer their patients to doctors who do perform spirometry to confirm the asthma diagnosis. More information To learn more abo...

Mayo Clinic chest surgeons propose measures for indicating quality of lung surgery

...of cancer In addition, the Mayo Clinic team identified post-lung surgery practices that improve patient outcomes. These include: use of incentive spirometry - a simple breathing exercise meant to increase lung capacity and prevent postoperative pneumonia; timely response to heart rhythm disturbances; defin...

Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids

...nalyzing lung function test results on the 413 children taken over 16 years, the researchers noticed a decline in the percent predicted values for all spirometry measures except FEV1/FVC ratio, a marker of airway obstruction. This pattern of decline confirmed a restrictive pattern with an average loss of 2 perc...
Spirometry in Medical Technology

Nebulized Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution Provided Prolonged Bronchodilation and Increased Patient Satisfaction Compared to Albuterol/Ipratropium MDI

...lized FFIS, compared to albuterol/ipratropium MDI four times daily, as well as patient satisfaction and treatment preference. Efficacy was assessed by spirometry at the start and end of each two-week period, the transition dyspnea index, and a treatment satisfaction/preference survey. In this trial, baseline ...

NVA237 Phase II Results Presented at the European Respiratory Society Annual Meeting Show Promising Efficacy and Tolerability With Potentially Faster Onset Than Tiotropium

...ratory volume in one second (FEV1), a standard measure of lung function, were observed with both the 50 and 100microg doses of NVA237. Early post-dose spirometry data suggested a more rapid onset of action than tiotropium. During the study, NVA237 was well tolerated with a good overall safety profile. The oth...

Bronchitol Cystic Fibrosis Dose Trial Results Positive

...oss Canada and Argentina. Bronchitol was administered twice a day for 14 days in a crossover design. Secondary endpoints of the study included other spirometry and quality of life measures. These measures also showed a positive effect for 400 mg Bronchitol on MMEF (maximum mid expiratory flow) and the respira...

NicOx Announces TOPIGEN Initiates Phase 2 Proof of Concept Study in COPD for TPI 1020

...020 and budesonide on the change in three standard spirometry measurements between baseline and days 21 and 42. spirometry is used to assess the volume of air that can be mo...020 and budesonide on the change in three standard spirometry measurements between baseline and days 21 and 42....

Pharmaxis Reports Phase II Results for Aridol in COPD

...ted with Aridol before and after three months treatment with an inhaled bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. The Swiss trial will use Aridol and not spirometry as the principal measure of disease control. The first patient is expected to be enrolled into this study in April 2007 and the study should conclude ...
Spirometry in Medical Products

PulmoLife Spirometry Screener

Description: PulmoLife is a new COPD screening device, designed for quick and easy screening of adult smokers for early detection of COPD....
Company:VIASYS Healthcare (Nicolet Biomedical)

IQmark Digital PDA

Description:... The latest software product in the IQmark family elevates your ECG and spirometry capabilities to new, more efficient levels of portability, cost-savings and efficient patient care. The IQmark Diagnostic PDA software is perfect for ...
Company:Midmark Diagnostics Group

Capnomac Ultima

Description:...c Ultima can be equipped with a full range of options to give you a complete picture of your patient's respiration and ventilation status. The Patient spirometry option helps you verify that the proper volume per breath is being delivered, at the lowest possible pressure. Datex-Ohmeda's pulse oximetry option ca...
Company:Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.

S/5 Anesthesia Delivery Unit (S/5 ADU)

Description:...gent concentration, ventilator settings and patient circuit pressures are displayed on one single configurable color screen. Monitored patient gas and spirometry values can also be configured to be displayed in the same screen. The information is also transferred to the deioRecorder, a benefit that only electro...
Company:Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.

Sensaire

Description:... Whether you need spirometry tests performed in your office or at a patients home, the Sensaire offers complete mobility for the healthcare practitioner on the go. Its use...
Company:Burdick, Inc.
Spirometry in Biological Technology

New Research Shows Many Patients with Persistent Cough and Sputum Actually had Airway Obstruction Consistent with COPD

...ptoms and a 10 or greater pack-year smoking history - which is how we will improve recognition of COPD." In the study, pre- and post-bronchodilatory spirometry was performed on all patients. Albuterol was self-administered for determination of post- bronchodilator FEV(1)/FVC ratio, post-albuterol FEV(1)% of p...

Nebulized Formoterol Fumarate Has Comparable Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Profile to Dry Powder Formulation

...0 L/hr in a dose-related manner, with identical values (2.3 L/hr) for Perforomist(TM) Inhalation Solution 20mcg and Foradil(R) Aerolizer(R). All other spirometry measures were comparable between FFIS and FA. The second study involving thirteen COPD patients was a randomized, single-dose, open-label, crossover...

Aridol(TM) Endorsed by International Olympic Committee

...tive tests are required to confirm the diagnosis. These tests would include spirometry (Forced Expiratory Volume in one second FEV1). Because athletes may have an... not exclude variable airway obstruction. If airway obstruction is present, spirometry should be repeated after inhalation of a bronchodilator to test for reversi...

FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma

...O compare favorably to other asthma monitoring methods in terms of providing accurate and reliable results. FENO measurement is an earlier metric than spirometry -- a test of the lungs' breathing capacity -- to inflammation changes following allergen exposure, making it a more sensitive marker of the disease. ...
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