Spirometry

Has both good and bad aspects of usage. April 19, 2004 — Spirometry testing in a primary care setting significantly improves early identification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the results of a prospective trial published in the April issue of Chest. Great but the down side is that it is overused. When you forcefully breathe in you

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Photoacoustic flowoxigraphy

Oximetry at the single-cell level Washington University biomedical researcher Lihong Wang, Ph.D. (Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering) and colleagues have developed a photoacoustic method to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time. The method may eventually be used to determine how oxygen is delivered to normal and diseased tissues or how various disease therapies

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Capnometer and Capnometry

Capnometry uses a capnometer and optional graphing capability (capnograph) to measures carbon dioxide concentration in expired gases. It is used during anesthesia and intensive care, and in lung function studies. In intensive care it may be used as a substitute for blood gas determinations or to monitor the performance of assisted ventilation. In Optimal Breathing development it is used to

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