Remote electrometrical monitoring of respiratory muscular function in healthy controls and in patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases
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1. The proposed method is simple. It is quite easily tolerated by patients, requires 10 min, does not require undressing or the use of a nasal clamp nor mouthpiece. Thus, even young children and critical patients can be examined.
2. The acquired data is registered and stored in computer memory for reference.
significant difference in structural and temporal parameters of mechanograms in healthy controls and in patients with OPD, which can be used in differential diagnosis;
the pattern of respiratory muscular movements providing normal lung ventilation in healthy controls is synchronous; in patients with COPD it is asynchronous;
graphical and numerical presentation of the “paradoxical wave” reveal the degree of obstruction and respiratory muscular fatigue.
4. Because of high productivity and automation, the proposed procedure of examination can be recommended for screening and selecting patients having a high degree of COPD risk.
KeywordsFatigue Young Child Differential Diagnosis Pulmonary Disease Normal Lung
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