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U of A project aims to use AI to help patients with respiratory issues

New wearable monitoring technology could get ahead of hospital admissions by predicting respiratory flare-ups. Giovanni Ferrara holds the ADAMM-RSM wearable monitoring device his team is testing with Alberta patients to find out whether it can help them manage their chronic respiratory conditions and possibly avoid emergency room visits. A new University of Alberta feasibility study involving 40 patients could help those dealing with long-term chronic respiratory issues by using new…

Wearable asthma device tested for its prediction of chronic pulmonary disease

By David Godkin TORONTO – What do ER doctors want most for their patients? Never to return to the ER, said Giovanni Ferrara, a professor at Edmonton’s University of Alberta Hospital's Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Ferrara is heading a feasibility project to see if a wearable device developed by Rochester, N.Y.-based Heath Care Originals Inc. can predict with scientific certainty when the condition of a patient with lung disease is worsening…

Collagen Stiffness Plays Role in Asthma

Increased stiffness causes airway smooth muscle cells to constrict without inflammation A new study finds that manipulating the stiffness of the collagen-based support structure of airway cells could lead to a new treatment for asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for June. Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects more than 300 million people across the globe. People with…

Direct and Second Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Development of Childhood Asthma

According to in-depth research, second hand cigarette smoke has significant implications for childhood asthma: "This is a comprehensive review about the role of direct and second hand cigarette smoke exposure in the development of childhood asthma. Smoking, both during pregnancy and postnatal have an adverse impact on the infant’s chances of developing respiratory illness. Second hand smoke exposure has also known to cause worsening of childhood asthma with an impact…

Thomas Jefferson University Studies ADAMM (Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management

A Pilot Study Investigating the Feasibility of ADAMM (Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management) in Combination with Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adult Patients with Lung Cancer This pilot early phase I trial studies the Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management in monitoring adult patients with lung cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy. The Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management may provide useful information to doctors to help…

WHAT IS AN ADAMM?

From FutureMarketsMagazine "Adamm, Orb and Co. Not only can wearables today record vital data thanks to edge technologies. They can also analyse this information instantly. Smart assistants support employees in healthcare in an incredible variety of ways. Central structures in patient healthcare are reaching their limits when it comes to mastering the challenges in the healthcare sector. Due to a lack of trained personnel, chronic diseases and a general need for…