Monitoring of asthma patients at home. A review
Hall B. Am J Med Surg. 2020 Nov 2(3):1-5
From the Department of Neumology at Rochester, Minnesota. Received on October 14, 2020. Accepted on October 19, 2020. Published on October 21, 2020.
Abstract: The rapid evolution of portable computers and efficient telecommunication is making the details of a patient’s disease more accessible to physicians. Advances in home monitoring are being utilized in many areas of medicine. Studies have shown the utility of a computer modem device that can transmit blood glucose levels of diabetics to physicians and nurses (6,7, 8). Modem technology has been implemented to monitor blood pressure in patients with hypertension as well as patients who need cardiac rhythm monitoring. Similar advances are being made to help patients with asthma. The aim of this review is to provide updated information on the development of electronic devices for the monitoring of asthma. Utility of Home Monitoring of Asthma Peak flow monitoring is one of the few objective measures of lung function in asthmatics that can be recorded outside the office or hospital.
Keywords: Asthma, Home monitoring.