"Study - Inexpensive Nasal Brush Test Can Diagnose Asthma" - Allen Cone
Researchers have developed a simple nasal brush test that can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma in a cheaper way than pulmonary diagnostics. The nasal brush – which works the way it sounds – can more easily and comfortably differentiate an asthma diagnosis from other respiratory conditions, including allergic rhinitis, smoking, upper respiratory infection and cystic fibrosis. Researchers at Mount Sinai published their findings on the new test in the journal Scientific Reports. "Mild to moderate asthma can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms change over time and can be complicated by other respiratory conditions,” said Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, associate professor of genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "One of the most exciting components of this study is demonstrating the power of machine learning when applied to biomedical data," said Gaurav Pandy, PhD, assistant professor of genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “We have the power of insights we didn't have many of in the past and that opens a window to an entirely new world of diagnostic tools and treatments."
- Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Gaurav Pandey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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