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Another $15M for Spirosure's respiratory analysis device

Pleasanton, California-based Spirosure (previously known as Spirometrix) has raised $15 million in Series C-2 financing for its breath analysis device, according to a statement. The funding round was led by returning investor NGK Spark Plugs Co. Ltd. of Japan, as well as other unnamed investors.
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CONCLUSION: Decreased SpO2 was a significant predictor of abnormal mitral Doppler flow. Diastolic dysfunction should be considered when SpO2 ≤ 95% is found. PMID: 29671629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to investigate the feasibility of kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during forced breathing for the assessment of thoracic and diaphragmatic movement and to compare the results of MRI and spirometry to determine the MRI parameters that are predominantly associated with pulmonary function. Materials and Methods: Forty-nine healthy volunteers who underwent kinematic MRI using 2-dimensional balanced subsecond steady-state free precession sequence during forced breathing were included. Several items on the MRI were measured and calculated: these were anteroposterior diamet...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This report, summarising data from 36,341 hospital admissions, finds various improvements, however the time to delivery of non-invasive ventilation, prescribing of oxygen, recording of spirometry, and delivery of inpatient smoking cessation pharmacotherapy require attention.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous condition with considerable pathophysiological and clinical variability across patients [1]. For this reason, the current Global Initiative for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) report recommends an individualised treatment approach for patients with a diagnosis of COPD that has been established by appropriate clinical and spirometric criteria [2]. This approach is based on symptom severity and exacerbation history (which predicts future exacerbation risk) [2], and categorises patients into four "phenotypic" groups (A, B, C or...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD and smoking Editorials Source Type: research
Eosinophilic inflammation and airway remodelling are characteristic features of asthma, but the association between them is unclear. We assessed associations between blood eosinophils and lung function decline in a population-based cohort of young adults. We used linear mixed models to analyse associations between blood eosinophils and spirometry at 21, 26, 32 and 38 years adjusting for sex, smoking, asthma and spirometry at age 18 years. We further analysed associations between mean eosinophil counts and changes in spirometry from ages 21 to 38 years. Higher eosinophils were associated with lower forced expirato...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusion: Respiratory morbidity is quite high in the area. Proper health education and provision of personal protective equipments need to be provided.
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the peak expiratory flow (PEF) in obese subjects in standing (ST), seated (SE), supine (SU), prone (PR), and right and left lateral decubitus (RL and LL) positions. METHODS: 36 obese volunteers, aged between 18 and 54 years, and nonsmokers, were evaluated by anthropometric data; spirometry; international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ); and PEF in ST, SE, SU, PR, RL, and LL positions, randomly. RESULTS: The mean age was 27.3 ± 7.4 years and BMI of 38.7 ± 3.2 kg/m2; IPAQ results: active (50%), irregularly active (25%), ...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The TGlittre-P proved to be a valid and reliable assessment of the functional capacity of healthy children aged 6 to 14 years. PMID: 29658799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Conclusions The pulmonary function expressed as FVC% pred. and FEV1% pred. were significantly higher in 2012 than in 2011 among the subjects studied. The changes in the smoking status may be one of the reasons for the increase in values observed. However, other undetermined factors during recovery from a disaster might have resulted in improved pulmonary function.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion This study underlines the relevance of a systematic screening of multimorbidities in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and its feasibility in a 1-day clinic. Spirometry and sleep apnea screening should be added to EULAR points to consider. The long-term impact of such screening needs to be evaluated.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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