Effective pulmonary function tests on their own, combining the diagnostic power of spirometry and plethysmography gives clinicians a frontline weapon in the management of chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD.
RT asks executives from Vitalograph Inc and COSMED USA, two of the leading manufacturers of spirometry and PFT equipment, to look ahead at the industry and technology trends for spirometers.
RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
A closer look at 9 spirometry and PFT devices from leading manufacturers such as Vitalograph, ndd Medical, and nSpire Health.
The right knowledge and proper planning can help every healthcare facility successfully integrate their pulmonary function test data into their electronic medical record.
Benson Medical's CCS‑200 Spirometer report building software offers an easier way to customize occupational health testing reports, the company says.
Initiatives across the country are expanding access to quality spirometry, a key component in the proper diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma.
Benson Medical Instruments now offers the CCS-200 Spirometer, which utilizes the same software package as the company's audiometers, allowing customers to archive their audiometric and spirometric results in one, easy-to-use database.
Did you know the origins of spirometry and pulmonary function testing can be traced back to ancient Rome's physician, writer, and philosopher Claudius Galen?
A team of researchers from Bridgeport Hospital and Yale School of Medicine found that a substantial proportion of obese patients are prescribed bronchodilators, even after spirometry indicates a lack of lung obstruction.
The new items highlight the patient safety benefits of the company’s ventilation and respiratory technology portfolio.
Using a lower limit of normal (LLN) spirometric threshold fails to identify a number of patients with significant pulmonary pathology and respiratory morbidity, when compared to using the fixed ratio.
Digital communication of patient data has changed the landscape of the spirometry and PFT market, and the excitement is only just beginning.
Oricare Inc has received 510k clearance from the U.S. FDA for its V8800 ICU Ventilator, according to the company. The V8800 includes integrated spirometry and is designed for use with infants, children and adults.
Clinical pulmonary function testing using spirometry is an essential tool for the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis, but new research and new technology advancements suggest home spirometry could soon become an efficient alternative.
A closer look at 8 spirometry/PFT devices from leading manufacturers ndd Medical, nSpire Health, COSMED USA, FutureMed, MGC Diagnostics, and SDI Diagnostics.
Body weight appears to impact minority youth more than their Caucasian counterparts.
Spirometry is a valuable tool for diagnosing a range of diseases. Understanding the basics of this tool is essential for every respiratory professional.
Investigators believe their findings indicate the need for more screening in primary care.
It takes a skilled technician to perform accurate spirometric assessment, but the rewards in the form of a useful, powerful tool are worth the training.