Allentown, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Some of the most prestigious universities, renowned physicians, and patients around the world have recognized Spiro PD personal spirometer as an essential tool in the management of lung disease. Spiro PD was launched by PMD Healthcare in January 2012, just 5 short months ago. Through Spiro PD, PMD Healthcare has formed partnerships with 3 of the top 10 pulmonary hospitals in the United States and has gained recognition and support from many other prominent universities, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers and advocacy groups around the globe.
Spiro PD is the world’s first truly personal spirometer. It empowers patients with lung diseases – those with asthma, COPD, CF and lung transplants – to easily, accurately, and affordably monitor their lung function anytime and anywhere at home, at work, at school, at play or while traveling.
Spiro PD can track lung function trends and alert patients of a decline in lung function before they begin to feel symptoms. This helps anticipate and prevent exacerbations and asthma attacks, and reduce expensive emergency room visits and hospital stays.
Spiro PD also enhances medication adherence by enabling patients to manage their medications, view their medication history, and set alarms reminding them when to take their medicine, test their lung function, and do breathing exercises. Patients can quickly upload lung function data to share with their doctor.
According to a study published by the Johns Hopkins University, patients are able to gain insight into their lung health through the use of home spirometry and are able to take steps to better maintain their health. (Pediatric Pulmonology 2009; 44(S32):343-44) “Spiro PD allows my patients to take an active role in controlling their lung health,” states Michael S Blaiss, MD, a member of the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis.
Gary Toulouse, a lung transplant patient in Michigan shares his thoughts on Spiro PD and states that “Lung Transplant is absolutely a difficult road and despite the fact that we smile and tell you how well we’re doing, there is a price that is paid daily. I wanted to take the time to thank PMD Healthcare as a company for making this device available. I am in fact very happy with the performance of Spiro PD. As a company you can be very proud of this device.”
Before the introduction of Spiro PD, patients with lung disease had to guess on a daily basis what the severity of their condition was. An exacerbation could easily occur without any warning. A patient would not be able to go about their daily activities without worrying whether or not today would be the day that their lung disease would act up. Spiro PD takes the guess work and worries out and enables patients to see and understand the severity of their condition at a glance. “A patient-friendly device that even a young child can use will accurately assess the patient’s pulmonary status. By providing information collected by Spiro PD to the physician, changes to management can easily be done between clinical visits to keep the patient’s condition under control,” explains Michael S. Blaiss, MD. People and organizations everywhere have begun to realize this and understand the true value and importance that Spiro PD holds.
About PMD Healthcare
Spiro PD was developed by PMD Healthcare. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania the company is dedicated to creating innovative, easy-to-use, portable and affordable personal medical devices, and to empower people world-wide to improve their healthcare and quality of life. For more information about Spiro PD, please visit http://www.SpiroPD.com or call 464-664-7600.
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