February 05, 2013

Infertility and Childhood Asthma

  The study found that children born to parents who sought treatment for fertility issues were more likely to experience asthma, wheezing and to be taking asthma medication at the age of 5 than children who were conceived without medical intervention.    The researchers did not find that the parents’ infertility treatments caused asthma in…

February 03, 2013

Uses of Spirometry in Primary Care

  COPD   Spirometry is fundamental to making a diagnosis of COPD and a confident diagnosis of COPD can only be made with spirometry. However, there is no single diagnostic test for COPD. Making a diagnosis relies on clinical judgement based on a combination of history, physical examination and confirmation of the presence of airflow…

January 30, 2013

Call for more COPD Screenings

  Screening smokers with spirometry for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) picks up more cases than symptom-based detection, research suggests.   The authors say the findings highlight the need for more screening in primary care, which is seldom used at present.   “Despite current and updated GOLD [Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease] guidelines…

December 07, 2012

Spirometry for adults with a diagnosis of asthma or COPD

  Abstract (provisional) Background Objective measurement of airflow obstruction by spirometry is an essential part of the diagnosis of asthma or COPD. During exacerbations, the feasibility and utility of spirometry to confirm the diagnosis of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are unclear. Addressing these gaps in knowledge may help define the need for…

November 13, 2012

Our New eCommerce Website for Doctors and Their Practice

LEWISTON, ME – 11-13-2012 — MD Spiro a Micro Direct company proudly announces the launch of their new spirometry eCommerce website platform for doctors and their practice.  MD Spiro specializes in the sale and support of pulmonary diagnostic medical device products and can now sell direct to a doctor’s practice any time of the day. …