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Exhaled Carbon Monoxide

Exhaled Carbon Monoxide

ΑΝΝΑ ΤΖΩΡΤΖΗ PNEUMON CENTER Μέτρηση Εκπνεόμενου Μονοξειδίου του Άνθρακα

An important tool in the approach to smoking and its cessation. Its values are directly related to the severity of smoking and decrease with efforts to quit.

At PNEUMΩN CENTER, we stand by every smoker. We respect their personality and lifestyle choices, while also offering ways to manage choices that are harmful to health and highlighting the benefits of healthy eating and physical exercise.

Impulse Oscillometry – IOS

Impulse Oscillometry - IOS

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It is the only respiratory function test performed during normal-tidal breathing, making it very friendly for the elderly, individuals with dyspnea and compromised respiratory function, as well as for children.

IOS measures the total resistance of the respiratory system. Provides information on the caliber of the airways (central and peripheral).

Evaluates the response to bronchodilator and bronchoprovocation tests. It is particularly useful in childhood asthma, where it is applied to monitor progress and evaluate the response to treatment. Gives an insight on the elastic properties of the lungs, useful in the evaluation of restrictive lung diseases.

Respiratory Muscle Strength measurement

Ισχύς Αναπνευστικών Μυών

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It is an easy, painless test that allows us to measure the maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximum expiratory pressure (MEP), generated by the inspiratory and expiratory muscles during a maximal breathing effort respectively.

The test contributes in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disease cases where their values are characteristically reduced.

MIP: is the lowest, most negative pressure developed during a maximal inspiratory effort performed through a closed airway (a shutter is briefly activated during the measurement).

MEP: is the highest positive pressure achieved during a maximal expiratory effort performed through a closed airway (a shutter is briefly activated during the measurement).

Diffusion Capacity for Carbon Monoxide

Diffusion Capacity for Carbon Monoxide


Diffusion Capacity evaluates the Gas Exchange (oxygen and carbon dioxide) : the ability of lungs to transfer gas, from the inhaled Atmospheric Air to the Alveoli and the Circulating Blood, across the Alveolar-Capillary Membrane.

It is based on the inhalation of a specific gas mixture that contains a small amount of carbon monoxide as a tracer. Measurement and Monitoring of Diffusing Capacity over time, is crucial in the diagnosis and monitoring of interstitial lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis.