Latest Spirometry Stories

2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

Healthy App Measures Lung Function
2012-09-24 15:02:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of an increasingly popular trend toward health-focused smartphone applications, a new iPhone app allows people to measure their lung function directly through their smartphones. Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital developed the application to allow people to monitor their lung function at home or on the go by simply blowing into their phone. Typically, people who suffer...

2012-09-18 23:02:29

Ongoing series of webinars featuring healthcare professionals and patients address the challenges faced by people with lung disease. PMD Healthcare manufactures Spiro PD, the world´s first truly personal spirometer. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 PMD Healthcare is conducting a series of free webinars to help educate and empower people with lung diseases — asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...

2012-07-09 23:03:24

Monitoring lung function with Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct and indirect healthcare costs associated with chronic lung disease. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 On Thursday, June 28th, The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional. Healthcare costs are on the rise. It is now more important than ever to find ways to reduce expenses associated with healthcare. Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct...

2012-06-27 14:21:26

Only 5 percent worried about lung disease, despite it being a leading cause of death New data released by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) to coincide with World Spirometry Day today has revealed a worrying lack of understanding and concern among the public about the world's biggest killer - lung disease, which now claims the lives of almost 4 million people a year. Despite the high incidence of lung disease, research conducted by YouGov across four continents...

Word of the Day
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.