The FenomPro is used for simple clinical applications and it comes with a rechargeable battery for easy portability
GenWorks, a leading healthcare solutions provider has announced the launch of its product called FenomPro which is a breath analyser user for testing the FeNO levels of patients to help more and more patients know if they are suffering from asthma.
The FenomPro ensures efficient testing of FeNO as it is a simple tool for the diagnosis, screening, and monitoring of asthma. The FenomPro is used for simple clinical applications and it comes with a rechargeable battery for easy portability. It has a user-friendly interface and gives the test results in just 28 seconds. The FeNO test is accurate for understanding if the patients require treatment and prescription of inhalers or not.
A straightforward clinical application for testing Asthma called as FeNO test. FeNO stands for Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide. It is a test done to mark the airway inflammation eosinophil which is a blood cell that gets increased in allergic inflammation such as allergic Asthma. Eosinophils release a certain chemical known as nitric oxide which can be measured in the patient’s breath by a test called FeNO. This test can be done in people suggestive of Asthma. If the FeNO value is elevated, it indicates that the patient will show an excellent response to a special group of medicines called inhaled corticosteroids.
According to Dr SK Chhabra, a leading pulmonologist, FeNO is excellent for differentiating if a person has normal airways or inflamed airways. The cut-off between a normal person and an asthmatic is 25-50. Above 50 is surely asthmatic and less than 25 may be a normal person or an asthmatic patient who has been adequately treated. FeNO also helps in deciding if the person will respond to some medicines and comply with a treatment which helps figure out the correct action plan. In case the patient is not responding to treatment then the drugs may be inadequate. In my opinion, FeNO testing is an excellent method for screening and monitoring Asthma. Based on the seriousness of the patients, correct measures can be taken in terms of prescribing medications, and probable treatment to the patients.
Talking about FeNO, Dr Atri Gangopadhyay said, “FeNO is an excellent method for testing the eosinophil levels in patients. Sometimes when people are prescribed inhalers, they may be reluctant to take them fearing some kinds of side effects but if the FeNO is high then you should know that inhaled corticosteroids can be extremely helpful. Once the treatment of Asthma is started, people may start benefiting within two or three days. Within one week they may start experiencing no symptoms at all. However, this is not when you should leave the medicine because if you leave it at this point then there can be a genuine problem and again an attack of asthma may get triggered which can be very serious. So, the right time to reduce the medicine is after three months which means that if a patient with asthma maintains a reasonable control of symptoms for three months, then the patient can get a FeNO to know if the value has decreased as compared to the previous test and if it is favourable then the treatment can be stopped.”