Even though there have been many medical breakthroughs in recent times the different types of diseases/illnesses still seem to be on the rise throughout the world. Each and every day there seem to be new forms of threats to our lives that has made living a healthy life difficult for us as human beings. Among these conditions, illnesses that are occurring due to issues related with the respiratory system seem to be particularly high too. This is not a surprise that as the world is becoming engulfed with more and more toxic fumes and other harmful industrial gases and the numbers of fatalities that are caused due to respiratory/pulmonary conditions seem to increasing as well. In order to safe guard ourselves from these kind of illnesses, medical practitioners/researches are using certain research techniques coupled with advanced medical devices that allow them to thoroughly study these conditions and to ultimately find cures for them.


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Getting a Better Understanding of the Conditions

Diseases related to the respiratory system can be a very common sight wherever you look nowadays and the risk of these health conditions not being merely a common cold/cough, are high as well, with all the recent infections like Acute Respirator Syndrome, Bird Flu, etc., etc. As many new forms of lethal infections related to breathing can be seen in recent times, medical professionals need to get a thorough understanding of how they affect the human body and advanced equipment like pulmonary research devices aid them in this vital task. With the help of these devices researches can clearly identify the causes of these conditions and through that they can find methods to overcome these sorts of infections. And since, “prevention is always better than the cure”, they will also be able to find ways to avoid these respiratory ailments in the first place by conducting thorough tests, as well.


Successful Results through Testing

Through extensive research, scientists were able to make significant breakthroughs in order to fight against these respiratory illnesses and some of these discoveries are as follows: through rigorous testing, researchers were able to find a way to measure the ‘cardiac output’ by involving the rebreathing of carbon dioxide. Through accurate monitoring and calculating the cardiac output can be deduced and it has even proven to be a better alternative approach to the earlier output measuring techniques. The flow rates of oxygen that needs to be provided to a patient with respiratory diseases were also increased with innovations like humidifiers and cutting-edge delivery tubes that allowed high liters of oxygen to be delivered per minute. Another success story was ‘Heliox’, which is mixture of Helium and Oxygen that allowed patients who are suffering from respiratory distress to breathe easily. This gas can quickly diffuse CO2 by reaching through every corner of the air passages in the body and it also can exit it from the body faster too.

With the right kind of technological research devices, researches will be able to find more and more reliable, efficient cures for the existing respiratory diseases as well as the ones that might occur in the future and it is safe to say that these devices that help us in these ventures have become an important part when it comes to improving our health care.