photoMidmark Corporation’s Brentwood® by Midmark® product division, Versailles, Ohio, received FDA clearance to market the IQmark™ digital spirometer, which is part of the Brentwood Diagnostic Workstation. Featuring a server database, the PC-based spirometer allows physicians to evaluate and monitor patients’ pulmonary function and to transfer the information directly into electronic medical records. Entire patient records can be transferred via email. (800) 624-8950; www.brentwoodmed.com.  


photo Puritan-Bennett, now part of Tyco Healthcare, Pembroke, Bermuda, presents the Renaissance® II spirometry system. The handheld spirometer stores up to 1,000 patients’ statistics and has a 5-year exchange policy. The system has an adjustable, backlit display; runs on rechargeable AA batteries; and has a built-in quality assurance program. Users configure testing parameters to meet individual needs anywhere spirometry is needed. (800) 635-5267; www.mkg.com.


photo Vitalograph, Lenexa, Kan, offers the 2120 Spirotrac IV spirometry system. The handheld recording spirometer and software program run in the Microsoft Windows® environment. The unit stores and trends results using an integrated patient database, and information is configured in a user-specified format. Real-time graphs present full information during a test, and the incorporated messaging system helps the user decide whether or not to accept tests and determine when satisfactory reproducibility is achieved. (800) 255-6626; www.vitalograph.com.  


photo nDD Medical Technologies, Chelmsford, Mass, introduces the EasyOne™ Spirometry System with ultrasonic flow measurement technology. The portable, full-function unit has an open flow path and meets the 1994 ATS recommendations for diagnostic spirometry. The system has no codes to enter, no screens to catch sputum, and no moving parts. A hygienic mouthpiece eliminates the need for cleaning between patients. (877) 904-0090; www.nddmed.com.


photo QRS Diagnostic, Plymouth, Minn, introduces the SpirOxCard®, a combination spirometer and pulse oximeter. Compatible with Windows® 95/98 and Windows® CE, SpirOxCard inserts into the PC card slot on handhelds, laptops, or desktop computers. SpirOxCard includes Office Medic™ software to view spirometry and oximetry data in real time, print reports, and store results. SpirOxCard uses precalibrated, disposable pneumotachs. (800) 465-8408; www.QRSdiagnostic.com.


photo DHD Healthcare, Canastota, NY, presents the Coach 2™ volumetric incentive spirometer. The spirometer features a one-way valve, a bedrail holder, universal graphics, a brightly colored piston, an O2 connection, and instructions for use. Coach 2 is available in 4,000-mL and 2,500-mL capacities. Coach 2 for Kids™ has a 2,000-mL capacity and includes stickers, puzzles, and games. (800) 847-8000; www.dhd.com.


photo Jones Medical Instrument Company, Oak Brook, Ill, introduces the only spirometric calibration system available that digitally displays instantaneous FVCs, FEV1s and FEFs, both inspiratory and expiratory. It is ideal for calibration of all pulmonary function testing devices. The unit is cordless, simple, and battery-operated for ease of use and portability. For the first time, spirometry calibration can be checked for flow as well as volume—easily, accurately, and affordably. The new Flow/Volume Calibrator is the surest way to assure conformance with Social Security Disability, ATS, NIOSH, and other legal requirements. (800) 323-7336; www.jonesmedical.com.


photo SDI Diagnostics, Easton, Mass, offers the SBG Multifunction Spirometer featuring 26 stored parameters with automatic interpretation and test quality. A direct printer interface allows operators to output one to 100 tests. With Winspiro software, the SBG shows the pre- and post-flow/volume loops, results, and predicted values in real time. It enables the input of bronchoprovocation protocols and provides FEV1 dose-response curves, lung age estimation, FEV1 decline rate graphs, and summary trending. Bedside tests are easily downloaded into the database. (800) 678-5782.


photo SDI Diagnostics, Easton, Mass, offers the SBG Multifunction Spirometer featuring 26 stored parameters with automatic interpretation and test quality. A direct printer interface allows operators to output one to 100 tests. With Winspiro software, the SBG shows the pre- and post-flow/volume loops, results, and predicted values in real time. It enables the input of bronchoprovocation protocols and provides FEV1 dose-response curves, lung age estimation, FEV1 decline rate graphs, and summary trending. Bedside tests are easily downloaded into the database. (800) 678-5782.


photo PDS Instrumentation, Louisville, Colo, offers the KoKo Spirometer. The KoKo features a brass Fleisch-Type pneumotach, side-by-side real-time flow/volume and volume/time graphics, incentive graphics, trend analysis, and customizable report formats. It is available for DOS or Windows and offers full network, multiuser capability. The KoKo also has the ability for Internet or direct dial-up connectivity, allowing multiple offices to share patient data. The optional integrated dosimeter provides accurate, reproducible automation of bronchial provocation. (800) PULMONARY; www.pulmonarydata.com


photo Spacelabs Burdick, Deerfield, Wis, presents the Spirotouch® spirometer, featuring a 3-year warranty. The portable, stand-alone system has an automatic mode, touchscreen user interface, help screens, customizable parameters, and automatic calibration. The rechargeable battery allows more than 8 hours of continuous use. Spirotouch saves 145 patient records for later printing or PC storage. (800) 777-1777; www.burdick.com.


photoWelch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY, presents the portable SP-2 handheld spirometer. The cordless, pocket-sized spirometer weighs a little more than 1 lb and features full testing capabilities including expiratory and inspiratory measurements and flow/volume loops. The ergonomically designed SP-2 offers a graphic LCD display, infrared data download to standard printers, and disposable flow sensors. (800) 535-6663; www.welchallyn.com.


photoSensorMedics Corporation, Yorba Linda, Calif, introduces the SpiroPro®, a complete measuring and diagnostic system for measurement, recording, and assessment of flow/volume parameters and the flow/volume curve. An internal spirometry evaluation LOGIC program can provide an assessment of the results for immediate clinical review. Pulmonary function reports can be printed directly to a PCL-compatible printer. With simple graphic/icon user interface screen, multiple patient files with multiple spirometry records for each patient can be maintained in the integrated on-board database. (800) 231-2466; www.thermoresp.com.


photoFuturemed, Granada Hills, Calif, offers the SpiroBank, a 7-oz pocket spirometer that takes PFT screenings anywhere. SpiroBank performs full loop FVC, SVC, and MVV tests and makes pre- and post-medication comparisons. Users review results, including percentiles and interpretations, on the easy-to-read LCD display. SpiroBank stores up to 100 tests and uses a standard 9-volt battery—each battery gives up to 2 years of spirometry testing. (800) 222-6780; www.futuremedamerica.com.