COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the US. It affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States and only 12 million are diagnosed. Each day, ten Americans die from asthma, and in 2015, 3,615 people died from asthma.
Spirometry is a pulmonary function test that is used to diagnose asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. It is also frequently used in occupational health to assess an employee’s fitness to wear a respirator and to monitor the employee’s lung health over time. With spirometry, changes in lung function can be detected before symptoms develop. The earlier a patient is diagnosed, the sooner a treatment plan can be initiated. With a plan in place, the future burden of lung disease can be reduced and ultimately eliminated.
A spirometry test measures how much and how fast a patient can expel air from their lungs. The test is simple and takes about 10 minutes to complete. With simple training, spirometry can be done anywhere from the primary care office to the pulmonary function lab.
Why perform spirometry?
- Spirometry is essential in the diagnosis and management of Asthma.Ref.
- Spirometry is the GOLD standard for diagnosing COPD. Ref.
- NIOSH/OSHA requires spirometry in certain occupational settings. Ref.
- Spirometry can be used to evaluate shortness of breath.Ref.
- Spirometry can be used to monitor lung disease.Ref.
Why ndd for your spirometry needs?
As the worldwide leader in spirometry and preeminent global innovator in PFT testing, ndd is dedicated to making pulmonary function testing easy and reliable. Our EasyOne spirometry products use TrueFlow™ technology, eliminating problems associated with traditional methods of flow measurement like turbines and pneumotachs. It is the only technology proven to not require calibration over its lifetime. And we can prove it!
Our spirometry products each offer a unique set of advantages to meet your specific needs. The EasyOne Air portable spirometer can be used as a standalone device in an office setting or at the bedside, where results are calculated, displayed and stored directly on the device. It also integrates with our PC software for added functionality. The Easy on-PC is a PC-based spirometer that uses the power of your computer to provide you with a complete spirometry solution.
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