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The role of spirometry in diagnosing childhood asthma

Prevalence of childhood asthma

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly nine percent of children in the USA live with asthma. While this chronic lung disease is the most common among children globally, it’s a disease that is difficult to diagnose, treat, and manage. Like all respiratory diseases, lung function testing completed by spirometry machines like the EasyOne® Air is the best way to diagnose a child living with asthma.

Asthma is a disease that makes it extremely difficult for children to inhale and exhale. Symptoms of irritation and narrowing of airways can be triggered by cold air, allergies, exercise, stress, or exposure to toxins and chemicals.

Since symptoms come and go, and can pop up without warning, ensuring that children are correctly diagnosed, have access to the appropriate medication, and know how to live with asthma is crucial for their comfort and peace of mind for parents. This begins by using a spirometer that is easy to use, portable, durable, and requires no constant calibration.

Challenges with diagnosing childhood asthma

One of the biggest challenges with diagnosing a child with asthma is the inconsistency of symptoms. Most adults associate wheezing as being linked with asthma. However, with a developing respiratory system, wheezing can be linked with a lung infection or bad cold. An infant or toddler's lungs are much smaller than adults – or even older children.

Due to this fact, a small blockage or obstruction caused by a viral infection can replicate several asthma symptoms but might be an upper respiratory virus, pneumonia, croup, bronchiolitis, or cystic fibrosis. Wheezing alone is not the only misleading symptom associated with childhood asthma. Coughing is often overlooked, but with developing lungs, a cough is the body's attempt to keep respiratory airway tubes clear and open.

ndd Medical Technologies solutions to childhood asthma diagnosis and treatment

To diagnose asthma in children, a medical professional must complete several tests including blood tests, the discovery of family medical history, and of course, a lung function test. Our revolutionary EasyOne Air bluetooth spirometer integrates advanced technology and user-friendly features to streamline and simplify the process of diagnosing childhood asthma.

Remote and intuitive technology for diagnosing childhood asthma

The EasyOne Air hand-held spirometer is engineered with modern technology, integrating Swiss-precision manufacturing and user-friendly features to provide pediatricians and respiratory professionals with an effective tool for childhood asthma. Our portable, bluetooth spirometer is built with high-quality components and has the capacity to be used in multiple locations. This gives pediatrician offices the ability to complete spirometry testing in any facility, where they may be more comfortable.

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Calibration-free technology

Most spirometers on the market today are labor-intensive, requiring calibration after each spirometry test. The EasyOne Air eliminates this problem thanks to the inclusion of TrueCheck™ and TrueFlow™ technology built into each EasyOne lung function testing device. These two revolutionary advancements create almost calibration-free spirometry which produce robust, consistent, and accurate results.

The EasyOne Air is lightweight, exceptionally durable, and is built with single-patient use mouthpieces – that work with children or adults. The fully lit LED screen of the EasyOne Air is easy to read. These features make the EasyOne Air simple to navigate and flexible to use for a lifetime of worry-free operation.

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Confidence with interpreting spirometry results

We designed the EasyOne Air bluetooth spirometer for ease of use – but more importantly, to deliver robust and consistent results. The technology built into the device, the precision high-quality components, and extensive quality control standards reduce the potential of false-positive results.

The EasyOne Air spirometer utilizes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery – that can support approximately 100 spirometry test sessions when fully charged. And the LED display screen now displays real-time curves.

interpreting pediatric spirometry results

ndd EasyOne Air spirometer for childhood asthma testing

Diagnosing asthma in children is a complex process which can be challenging for some healthcare professionals. Proactive medical providers understand the value in using lung testing equipment that is reliable, durable, and delivers precision results in a manner of minutes. The EasyOne Air delivers these attributes – along with the convenience of calibration-free operation.

If you’d like to learn more about the EasyOne Air for diagnosing and treating childhood asthma, contact our sales team today.

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