A revolutionary device designed to identify life-threatening respiratory diseases
Michigan: A shoeboxing device has been invented that can identify several respiratory and lung diseases.
Thousands of people worldwide suffer from 'acute respiratory distress syndrome' - ARDS, and lose their lives. But now the new device recognizes this life-threatening condition and can save people's lives. Timely identification reduces the complexity of the disease and does not burden the patient's pocket.
Until now, X-rays were relied on to identify ARDS, which often led to disease identification. At each time, the condition of the lungs worsens from bad to worse, which requires immediate identification of the disease. This device can play a vital role in saving a patient's life.
The device was invented by Professor Xiaodong Fan and colleagues from the Biomedical Engineering Department of the University of Michigan. According to Xiaodong, the current ARDS detection devices show only 18% accuracy. In comparison, if the patient breathes in the device for half an hour, a fully automated machine can detect the disease with 90% accuracy.
It was tested experimentally at University Hospital with 48 patients, 21 of whom had no respiratory disease, and the device identified the patients with great accuracy. The system has gas chromatography installed that can identify 100 types of molecules in different respiratory molecules (molecules). Not only does this tell doctors about the disease, they can also know the severity and the degree of the disease. The patient's recovery after treatment can also be assessed with this device.
In the United States alone, 74,000 people suffer from the disease every year. ARDS has common causes such as pneumonia, lung irritation and fluid reflux, which are proven to be instantaneous.