peak flow meter


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peak flow meter

a hand-held device that measures peak expiratory flow; useful for self-monitoring of airway obstruction in asthma.

peak flow meter

n.
A portable instrument that detects minute decreases in air flow, used by people with asthma to monitor small changes in breathing capacity.

peak flow meter

an instrument for measuring the flow of air in the early part of forced expiration.
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Peak flow meter

peak flow·me·ter, peak flow meter

(pēk flō'mē-tĕr)
A portable device for measuring and displaying the highest level of expiratory flow produced by a patient; commonly used to monitor pulmonary function in patients with a reversible disease of the airways.
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The company's AsthmaMDTM Peak Flow Meter has been developed to be used with the AsthmaMDTM smartphone app, which enables asthma patients to create a digital journal of their asthma activity, digitally logging peak flow meter readings, and tracking symptoms, medications and notes.
Peak flow meter records peak flow or Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR), the fastest rate at which air can move through the airways during a forced expiration starting with fully inflated lungs.
Table 6 describes the changes in outcomes for the 5 categorical variables included in the survey: daytime symptoms (previous 4 weeks and previous 3 months), nighttime symptoms (previous 3 months), peak flow meter use, and spacer use.
The proper course is to ask patients about their asthma symptoms, make sure they're taking their medications, and have them use their peak flow meters, he said in an interview.
Activity: Every day use your peak flow meter and write down the number for that day.
Having a peak flow meter to assess when you might need to double up on the inhalers or start steroid tablets makes it easier to nip problems in the bud.
Subjects were instructed to record their peak expiratory flow with an Assess Peak Flow Meter each evening.
The new product, the Microlife Peak Flow Monitor, is the first digital peak flow meter that provides FEV-1 measurement.
The children on the pathway also were more likely to be discharged with a peak flow meter and a spacer device to be used with a metered dose inhaler.
Known as the PiKo Electronic Peak Flow Meter, it allows asthma sufferers to check their condition at home.
Today, they're asked to monitor their asthma with a peak flow meter, select and correctly use inhalers, sometimes use tapering dosages of steroids, and avoid triggers that exacerbate their disease," the report says.