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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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Conclusions: The present study showed meaningful differences in the reference values, and consequently, in the results obtained using NHANES III, ECSC, and GLI reference equations. The spirometry interpretation was also influenced by the reference equations used. PMID: 29340151 [PubMed]
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Multidiscip Respir Med Source Type: research
ConclusionMuscle volume loss is an independent prognostic factor in HCC patients treated with surgical resection, while advanced age and decreased muscle function might indicate high risk for postoperative delirium.
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusions:Our results demonstrate an association between abdominal obesity and FC in active postmenopausal women and that the strongest association and the best predictor of FC was lower limb muscle strength. Thus, active postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity may not necessarily have a reduced FC if lower limb muscle strength is preserved. Objective: An association has been found between abdominal obesity and functional capacity (FC) in the literature where waist circumference has been used to infer abdominal obesity. However, most studies focused on evaluating predictors of FC and functional disabilities only ...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Prednisone is the mainstay of sarcoidosis treatment. However, prednisone treatment optimisation is warranted, since prolonged high-dose prednisone therapy is associated with burdensome and harmful side-effects [1, 2]. Early prednisone dose tapering has the potential to reduce side-effects. Gaining insight in the early treatment response can help to determine when tapering could be initiated. To date, there are no prospective studies that look at early treatment response to prednisone in sarcoidosis by monitoring clinical symptoms and daily patient-administered lung function. Therefore, we initiated a multicentre, prospecti...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
ConclusionsAs CF researchers and clinicians work to improve management of PEx, the timing of spirometry during hospitalization remains an important question. Obtaining objective lung function data earlier during the course of therapy may provide information which can lead to reduced hospital LOS for PEx.
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsExtravascular lung water contributes to the pulmonary congestive syndrome in ADHF patients, and its clearance is an important component of the improvement in pulmonary function as a result of inpatient treatment.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study provides reference values for respiratory muscle strength and work of breathing at rest. In addition to sex and age, fat-free mass was found to be an important predictor of respiratory muscle strength in boys and girls.Respiration
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide a fast overview about the introduction and development of anticholinergic drugs in Western medicine to their current indications particularly in asthma. Recent findings Although short-acting muscarinic antagonists have been positioned in the last 15 years for the treatment of adults and children with moderate-to-severe acute asthma in the emergency setting (reducing the risk of hospital admissions and improving lung function), a growing body of evidence has recently emerged that positions the long-acting muscarinic anticholinergic tiotropium bromide as add-on therapy to at least inhaled co...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: MECHANISMS OF ALLERGY AND ADULT ASTHMA: Edited by J. Andrew Grant and Gustavo J. Rodrigo Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveWe retrospectively investigated the possibility that the 6-min walk test (6MWT) could predict surgical outcomes in lung cancer patients with decreased predicted postoperative (ppo) lung function.MethodsPatients were enrolled based on their preoperative spirometry:  4% for ΔSpO2 were significant for prolonged oxygen inhalation and surgical morbidity. Cut-off values of
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Swedish GPs' knowledge of COPD and adherence to current guidelines seem insufficient. A nurse-led asthma/COPD clinic at the PHCC does not correlate with sufficient COPD skills in the GPs. The relevance of this study to participants' actual clinical practice and usefulness of easy-to-access clinical guides are interesting topics for future investigation. To identify problem areas, we suggest using questionnaires prior to educational interventions. Key Points General practitioners (GPs) play a crucial role in providing evidence-based care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are tre...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Scand J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
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