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Alternative Screening Tools to Identify COPD Patients

Article By: Alex Stenzler Respiratory Therapy Vol. 19 No. 1 Winter 2024 In this feature, Respiratory Therapy interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. This article is a follow-up interview with Alex Stenzler, the Chief Science Officer of Monitored Therapeutics, a telehealthcare company. He is also the President […]

Home Spirometry Telemonitoring for Early Detection of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

By: Jane Turner1,2, Qianchuan He3, Kelsey Baker1, Lisa Chung4, Adrian Lazarevic-Fogelquist5, Danika Bethune5, Jesse Hubbard1, Margaret Guerriero6, Ajay Sheshadri7, Karen L. Syrjala1,8, Paul J. Martin1,9, Michael Boeckh1,4,10, Stephanie J. Lee1,9, Ted Gooley1, Mary E. Flowers1,9, Guang-Shing Cheng1,6,* 1 Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 2 Division of Respirology, McMaster University, Hamilton, […]

Home-Based Spirometry Telemonitoring After Allogenic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

By: Ajay Sheshadri1*, MSc, MD; Sukh Makhnoon2*, MSc, PhD; Amin M Alousi3, MD; Lara Bashoura1, MD; Rene Andrade2, BS; Christopher J Miller2, MPH; Karen R Stolar3, MS; Muhammad Hasan Arain1, MBBS; Laila Noor1, MBBS; Amulya Balagani1, MD; Akash Jain1, MD; David Blanco1, RPFT; Abel Ortiz1, CRT; Michael S Taylor4, BS; Alex Stenzler4, MD; Rohtesh Mehta3, […]

Feasibility and Reliability of Home-based Spirometry Telemonitoring in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients

By: Ajay Sheshadri1, Amin Alousi2, Lara Bashoura1, Karen Stolar2, Shiva Baghaie1, Muhammad H. Arain1, Laila Noor1, Amulya Balagani1, Akash Jain1, David Blanco1, Abel Ortiz1, Susan K. Peterson3, Renee Langhals4, Michael Taylor4, Alex Stenzler4, Rohtesh S. Mehta2, Uday R. Popat2, Chitra Hosing2, Gabriela Rondon2, Fan Shen4, Liang Li4, Guang-Shing Cheng6, David E. Ost1, Richard E. Champlin2, […]

Remote Patient Monitoring for the Detection of COPD Exacerbations

Article by : Christopher B Cooper, Worawan Sirichana, Eric V Neufeld, Michael Taylor, Xiaoyan Wang, Brett A Dolezal. Background: COPD exacerbations occur more frequently with disease progression and are associated with worse prognosis and higher healthcare expenditure. Purpose: To utilize a networked system, optimized with statistical process control (SPC), for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and […]

Understanding Why Not All FDA-Cleared Spirometers Should Be Used for COPD Patients

Article By: Alex Stenzler, Martin Stegenga The gold standard considered by almost everyone who performs Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) spirometry measurements is, “Does the spirometer meet the ATS/ERS guidelines, and has it passed the 24 waveform tests the Task Force created in 1994”.1,2,3 Overwhelmingly, manufacturers tout their FDA clearance and the passing of the 24 […]

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 […]