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The Future of Respiratory Diagnostics?

A study which reviewed the sensitivity and specificity of spirometry found only a 63% precision in diagnosing COPD in primary care (positive predictive value).1 Spirometry as a test cannot diagnose respiratory conditions alone, coupled with the reduced access and long wait lists,2 lack of diagnosis will be impacting patients.

Healthcare professionals are beginning to question if any other options are available to help individuals receive the right diagnosis.

Dr Ameera Patel presents on TidalSense’s AI based tool (N-Tidal Diagnose) which can help assist in the clinical decision-making due to the diagnostics outputs it provides.

Please also consider watching the on-demand video “Current Diagnostics for Respiratory Conditions” by Dr Neil Greening outlining the current diagnostic landscape and what may be available.


1. Schneider A, Gindner L, Tilemann L, Schermer T, Dinant GJ, Meyer FJ, Szecsenyi J. Diagnostic accuracy of spirometry in primary care. BMC pulmonary medicine. 2009 Dec;9(1):1-0. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-9-31

2. Elkin S, Hughes A, Menzies-Gow A, Stonham C, Sharp C, Loveridge Cm Patel I, Hull J, Purvis J, Lloyd J, Edwards L, Lomas L, Raja M, Hodges R, Russel R, Welham S. Risk minimisation in spirometry re-start – BTS, ARNS, PCRS, ARTP. Available from: https://www.artp.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/Standards/COVID19/ARTP_PCRS_spiro_re-start_FINAL2.pdf

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  • Dr Ameera Patel

    CEO and Technical Lead for TidalSense

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