Category: Articles

Statistical Process Control (SPC) Improves The Feasibility Of Remote Physiological Monitoring In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Article by : Christopher B Cooper, Worawan Sirichana, Eric V Neufeld, Michael Taylor, Xiaoyan Wang, Brett A Dolezal. Background: Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur with increasing frequency as the disease progresses and account for poor health status, worse prognosis, and higher healthcare expenditure. Methods: We developed a networked system for remote physiological […]

Inspiratory Capacity: The Key to Home Monitoring Patients with COPD

Alex Stenzler The focus of this editorial may seem counter-intuitive to many. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is by definition a disease that obstructs the airways, which seems best monitored by frequent measurements of airflow obstruction. The tool that has been the mainstay of monitoring COPD patients at home is a spirometer and its measurements […]