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.
American Lung Association, (2008, June) Peak Flow Meters
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
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.