Health care & Medikro against long COVID

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented challenge to our society and health care professionals made a tremendous effort to combat it. Despite the acute phase being seemingly behind, the long-term effects of coronavirus infection remain in the focus of many health care professionals, looking for ways of helping their patients to regain their well-being and improve their lung condition after the disease has been treated. We at Medikro do our best to help in this task by offering simple and reliable devices for lung function screening. Today we wanted to tell you about one of the latest examples of how health care professionals can use Medikro Duo sreeners to help post-COVID patients.

Our partner - medical center MediEllen (Pihlajalinna Oy, Kainuu, Finland), which offers a wide range of medical, HR and wellness counseling services, often encounters patients, who were cured of coronavirus infection some time ago but still experience certain symptoms, such as increased cough and shortness of breath. To date, medical science does not have thorough information about the long-term effects of coronavirus infection on respiratory function. However, it is known that many people need considerable time to recover.

Specialists at MediEllen have offered a new service for this category of patients. Patients are invited to have their respiratory system checked with the Medikro Duo screener. If the results show abnormalities in lung function, patients are referred to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment. Nurses and patients appreciate the simplicity and speed of lung function examination process with the Medikro Duo device. After therapy, patients will be required to undergo spirometry again to evaluate the results and determine the next steps.

We will stay in touch with the MediEllen center and continue to follow the development of this interesting case. We invite you to contact us for more information about the use of the Duo device and to plan the expansion of your laboratory or arrange training for your staff.