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3 Spirometry Devices You Can’t Miss

As humans, we often take the act of breathing for granted. Think about it. When was the last time you consciously listened to or thought about your breath outside of a yoga class? Unfortunately, the simple act of breathing can become extremely difficult for those with lung disease and other lung issues. But there are products available to help.

Spirometers make lung function testing faster and more reliable, especially when these machines employ state-of-the-art technology. Here are some of the top spirometers with mouthpieces you’ll find from Medical Device Depot:

2001-2NPEasyOne Plus Diagnostic Spirometer, Cradle and EasyWare Software

This spirometer works without a computer, but can be easily linked. This standalone instrument is perfect for office spirometry, and features direct print capability and long-term stability without calibration.

2000-2PEasyOne Plus Frontline Spirometer, Cradle, Printer and EasyWare Software

This simple screening instrument features a single curve, simple screening and economical pricing. Make this instrument work for you with point-of-care testing and bedside monitoring. You can bring your lab to your patients without compromising accuracy.

911021MIR SpiroBank II Spirometer – Basic

An innovative design combines with user-friendly technology to establish new standards in the field of spirometry. You can even choose from disposable mouthpiece options.

Find all the right technology to put your patients first. Medical Device Depot is your partner in spirometry.

What you need to know about spirometers?

If you have a patient who may be suffering from asthma, bronchitis or emphysema, a spirometer is an essential tool for conducting Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs).

Spirometers measure the air that is entering and leaving the lungs and allow medical professionals to identify both obstructive and restrictive breathing patterns in patients. Most of these tests are handheld, allowing the patient to blow into the spirometer, and feature direct-to-printer or even built-in printer options. Peak-flow meters can also be used to monitor airway obstruction and breath exhalation.

Once the test is complete, medical professionals can use the readouts generated by the spirometer to monitor breathing patterns and identify possible cases of the diseases mentioned above. In addition, spirometers can also be useful in cases where it is necessary to measure the effect of working in close proximity to chemicals has had on a person’s lung function. Many medical facilities also use spirometers to assess a person’s lung function before they undergo surgery. Measuring a patient’s progress in treatment for a disease or assessing the affect of a certain medication are other tasks that health-care professionals can use spirometers to accomplish.

At Medical Device Depot, we carry a full line of spirometers and mouthpieces featuring the latest technology. We offer products from all the major manufacturers, too, such as Welch Allyn, MIR, Micro Direct, Midmark, SDI and ndd, so you know you’re getting a quality medical device that you can count on time and time again.

If your facility is in need of a spirometer, call us today at 1-877-646-3300 and we can help you find the right device for your medical practice.

The perfect spirometer for anyone prescribing Afreeza®

The new diabetes drug Afreeza® is finally available! This is great news for diabetics everywhere. And for endocrinologists, the need for basic spirometers is higher than ever.

One option no medical office can afford to pass up is the Astra100. This device is the perfect resource for any endocrinologist looking to perform an FVC and an FEV1. The Astra100 also measures FEV6, FEV1/FVC, FEV1/FEV6 and PEF.

This spirometer is easy to use and cost efficient. It allows you to test right in your own office and can be used to test lung function for asthma and COPD, or in a pre-screening and patient-monitoring capacity.

The kit includes the Astra100 spirometer, a padded carrying case, USB external printer cable, 10 AstraGuard bacteria/viral filters, 10 noseclips, a quick reference card, 2 AA 1.5-volt alkaline batteries and a turbine transducer. You’ll also have the benefit of a 2-year warranty, giving you the dependability you deserve.

Afreeza® is here and the Astra100 is the prefect spirometer to help you provide your patients with the care they need. Contact Medical Device Depot today to learn more about bringing the Astra100 into your office.

WARNING: Risk of Acute Bronchospasm in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease.

* Acute bronchospasm has been observed in patients with asthma and COPD using Afrezza®.

* Afrezza® is contraindicated in patients with chronic lung disease such as asthma and COPD.

* Before initiating Afrezza®, perform a detailed medical history, physical examination, and spirometry to identify potential lung disease in all patients. 

Six-Minute Walk Test

The six-minute walk test (6MWT) measures the distance a patient can walk in six minutes. This simple test measures Sp02 and heart rate, and evaluates multiple exercise parameters including cardiovascular, pulmonary, circulation, metabolism, and blood pressure. The 6MWT often utilizes spirometry, which enables measurement of dynamic hyperinflation (DH), a condition which develops in patients with chronic pulmonary disease.

Medical Device Depot sells the MIR MirOxi spirometer, an easy to use device that provides accurate measurements for the 6MWT. Traditional spirometery readings can also be performed.

For more information, call 877-646-3300 or visit www.medicaldevicedepot.com.

Cosmed vs. ReeVue

The difference between Cosmed and ReeVue (and why we carry Cosmed)
  • Cosmed devices have real-time quality control measurements to detect a leak in masks, improper breathing and avoid extratesting and longer test time.
  • Part of the software package for the Fitmate gives you the ability to fully customize your reports (ReeVue has a standard/pre-set report).
  • Fitmate has a capacity to store over 500 tests in the device itself, as well as having an internal printer.  The Korr ReeVue cannot store any reports, and the results have to be printed immediately following each test.
  • Fitmate shows real-time data display on wide color LCD screen, ReeVue has a 15 character display.
Cost
  • CosMed Fitmate: $5500  / FItmate Pro: $7900 (that has V02/exercise testing as well, FDA approved)
  • Korr ReeVue: $4995
Disposables
  • Cosmed has either re-usable masks ($130 per), 5 different sizes / Disposables are $390 / 50 ($7.50 per )
  • ReeVue only has disposables,  $125 / 20 ALSO needs Metabreather (per test) $180/20

Why should you perform spirometry in your office?

Office spirometry is quickly becoming a vital tool for doctors. Here are three reasons why you should consider adding this medical device to your practice:

1. Your Office sees patients with indications for spirometry.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.A.
  • Of the top three diseases which include heart disease and cancer, COPD is the only disease that is increasing in prevalence rather than decreasing.
  • The number of Americans with COPD is estimated at 24 million, but only half of them have been diagnosed with the disease. There is one death every four minutes, more than breast cancer and diabetes combined.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, every day in America:

  • 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma;
  • 30,000 people have an asthma attack;
  • 5,000 people visit the emergency room due to asthma;
  • 1,000 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma;
  • 11 people die from asthma;

2. Office spirometry is cost effective and generates revenue.

  • Office spirometry is third party reimbursable with an average reimbursement of $35 for a simple five minute non-invasive test.
  • The average primary care physician performs 10 tests per week and pays for their equipment in two months or less.
  • Mouthpieces and other spirometry supplies are cost effective.

3. Equipment is easy to use.

  • Unless the equipment is easy to use, it will not be fully utilized by your staff.
  • All Micro Direct spirometers are menu driven via a large graphic display and the test takes less than five minutes to perform.
  • Some manufacturers such as Schiller and SDI include printable reports built into the spirometer.
  • The equipment performs all of the calculations, test quality control checks, and provides a confirming diagnostic interpretation.

For more information on spirometers or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.