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Fairly accurate: They are fairly accurate for most people for most purposes. Not all finger oxygen saturation meters are the same. They don't all come from the same manufacturer. Oxygen saturation meters that are "medical grade" probably can claim a higher degree of accuracy, but in real life situations, it isn't clear what that would mean. ...Read more
See below: Digital ones are quite accurate, but must be compared to ones in your physicians office to be verified. Instructions are simple to follow.Make sure you are getting the right size cuff, the length of the BP cuff bladder should be 80 percent, and the width at least 40 percent (and some use 46 percent), of the circumference of the upper arm. They are labelled small adult, adult and large adult. ...Read more
Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more
Of course!: Hi. Yes, I could and I do! I've had type 1 diabetes for 40 years, and glucose meters became widely available a few years after I was diagnosed. But why on earth would you come on this site to ask if I could use a blood glucose meter??? I guess I don't really see the point of your question, because I'm SURE you don't care what I do for MY diabetes! Peace & good health! ...Read more
Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more
How does asthma affect routine measurements? Routine measurements : blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, peak flow, body temperature, how and why?
In terms of BP measurement accuracy/reliability, how do wrist BP cuffs compare to the traditional arm cuff @ the Dr's office?
As accurate or bette: There is something called white coat hypertension wherein a patient's B/P goes up when in the doc's office because of anxiety. The home measuring devices are accurate and when set up will record a number of readings which can be downloaded to your computer and then printed out and brought to your doc to discuss how you're doing. ...Read more
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions. ?
By concentration.: These work by taking a sample of blood (0.3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray , normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?
Avoid wrist machines: Most home BP monitoring machines are good and usually fairly inexpensive, <$50. The ones that work on the upper arm are a bit more accurate than the wrist machines. Also, check your BP in both arms, there may be a significant difference. If more than 10 mmhg, you should get that checked out by a cardiologist. If not, use the arm with the higher of the two measurements. Check it at random times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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