Advanced Respiratory Monitoring Devices to Reduce Risks of Complications in Non-Intubated Patients

Published By : 25 May 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Respiratory disease monitoring devices diagnose acute or chronic respiratory disorders by determining the respiratory capabilities of the lungs. A number of respiratory tests are designed to observe the efficiency of the lungs in exchanging respiratory gases and identify obstructions in the respiratory tract. Growing prevalence of respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, rise in geriatric population, and technological advancements have boosted the growth of the global respiratory monitoring devices market. However, the high cost and low adoption rate of respiratory devices might play spoilsport in the growth of the market in the near future. The overall market has a huge potential to grow with increasing awareness about respiratory diseases across emerging economies.

Respiratory Volume Monitoring Effective over Continuous Respiratory Monitoring in Non-Intubated Patients

According to a research study presented at the Deutsche Anesthesia Congress (DAC) in April this year, for non-intubated patients, minute ventilation monitoring may be preferable over indirect measurement using end tidal CO2. To monitor non-intubated patients suffering from opioid induced respiratory depression, minute ventilation monitoring, also called as respiratory volume monitoring or RVM, is expected to be more effective than continuous respiratory monitoring of non-intubated patients. Opioids are usually prescribed to patients undergoing orthopaedic surgeries as opioids are helpful in pain management. However, opioids have significant negative side effects as well such as post operative apnea (POA) and opioid induced respiratory depression (OIRD) where patients stop breathing. To reduce risks of such grave complications, continuous respiratory monitoring has been a reliable method to check patient’s breathing. However, this method is mostly effective for intubated patients. For non-intubated patients, continuous respiratory monitoring has proven unreliable. For such patients, RVM is a non-invasive and novel monitor offering real-time measurements of respiratory rate, minute ventilation, and tidal volume.

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