Medikro’s bronchial provocation test, designed to evaluate the sensitivity of the airways in a person’s lungs, is a highly effective diagnostic tool, as it yields data that can help physicians diagnose a problem very precisely and prescribe the best form of treatment.
A spirometry breathing test is carried out before and after spray inhalation, using methacholine or an environment-specific agent, to measure and compare how much air a person can breathe in and out, and how rapidly.
Medikro’s system – consisting of a spirometer, software, disposable flow transducers, a calibration syringe, and bronchial provocation software – provides a complete system for general practitioners, pneumologists, and paediatricians, as well as hospitals and clinics.
The software includes default protocols for the most common types of tests used to diagnose asthma – histamine, methacholine, mannitol, and adenosine – as well as for exercise provocation and cold air provocation in the case of SpiroStar Sense™. Default protocols can be customised and new protocols stored for daily use.
When creating a custom protocol, challenge and bronchodilatator agents can be selected from a list of the most common. Protocols can be imported and exported in XML format very easily, which enables testing to be carried out anywhere and the results sent to shared databases, something that can be particularly useful for international research projects, for example.
|Physicians can select any variable to compare the effect of parameters such as dose concentration, work, and inhaled air temperature.
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