Breath sounds, asthma, and the mobile phone

Citation
K. Anderson et al., Breath sounds, asthma, and the mobile phone, LANCET, 358(9290), 2001, pp. 1343-1344
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine","Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
LANCET
ISSN journal
0140-6736 → ACNP
Volume
358
Issue
9290
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1343 - 1344
Database
ISI
SICI code
0140-6736(20011020)358:9290<1343:BSAATM>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The sounds generated by breathing in asthma are widely accepted as an indic ator of disease activity. We have investigated the use of a mobile phone an d electronic signal transfer by e-mail and voice mail to study tracheal bre ath sounds in individuals with normal lung function and patients with chron ic or exercise-induced asthma. Spectrograms from patients with active asthm a and impaired lung function were significantly different from people witho ut asthma (p<0.0001). Our results suggest that mobile phone recordings clea rly discriminate tracheal breath sounds in asthma and could be a non-invasi ve method of monitoring airway diseases.