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Breath test may soon predict asthma attacks

Posted on Saturday, 12 February, 2011 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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By Scáthach, Staff News Writer

Device the size of a cell phone will soon allow asthmatics to avoid attacks hours ahead of time.

Siemens has developed a hand-held device the size of a cell phone that will allow asthma sufferers to detect potentially life threatening asthma attacks that would normally land them in a hospital bed.

"Dr Elaine Vickers, Research Relations Manager at Asthma UK, said: ‘We know that exhaled NO levels and inflammation in the lungs often go hand in hand, and that high levels of NO can indicate that a person’s asthma is uncontrolled."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by EternalBlizzard on 13 February, 2011, 13:43
good because i need it im asthmatic
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 February, 2011, 13:46
Sounds like a useful little device. I hope it's as accurate as the article claims though. Asthma attacks can come in fairly quickly without prior signs, such as being exposed to dust or smoke unintentionally.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Evilution13 on 14 February, 2011, 17:00
With a little more devalopment there may be a niche for this device.
Comment icon #4 Posted by kulas910 on 15 February, 2011, 1:42
If this is so,it will be a great thing to my grand daugther who is asthmatic


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