Respiratory Diseases - Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment Using FeNO Breath Testing
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  May 7, 2019  
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#ALT# Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment Using FeNO Breath Testing

Worldwide approximately 339 million people are afflicted with asthma, with asthma-related mortality affecting 3 families each day. Staggeringly, two thirds of these deaths are avoidable. Insufficient treatment, inadequate management and diagnostic issues each contribute to asthma related mortality. Even today, up to 30% of asthma patients are wrongly diagnosed, not receiving the care they require to manage their disorder as a consequence. FeNO breath analysis for diagnostics and monitoring has recently been added to the NICE guidelines yet healthcare professionals have been reluctant to use FeNO measurements. Learn how FeNO testing can be implemented to improve diagnosis and monitoring of asthma.

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