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Recent Technology Break-throughs in Medicine

By September 15, 2017No Comments

 

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Wound Healing Technology  

Medicareplus have been dedicated to researching skin integrity and advance wound healing. Their vision and mission is focussed improving the lives patients who have suffered from skin complications and injuries. What makes Medicareplus such a break-through is that they state they have goals of providing access to cost effective and evidenced-based skin solutions for patients all across the world. They hope to achieve this in the very near future.

Their range of constantly developing products includes both your standard and more advanced wound care dressings, absorbents, skin protectants, peak flow meters, gloves, surgical tapes and additional medical devices. With years of research going into their products, the quality of skin and wound healing technology is on the way up, and the bar has been set by Medicareplus.

Need-free diabetes reader and care  

Having diabetes means you will be all too familiar with self-care. For those are not aware, those who have diabetes draw a small amount of blood each day (in some cases multiple times a day) in order to read how much glucose is present in their blood. It may also be required of them to inject insulin into their system on a daily basis. Because of the constant injecting and pricking for blood, a person with diabetes is more at risk of infection.

However, recently Echo Therapeutics have been developing a medical product that would replace the pricking of a needle with a patch. The way it works is transdermal biosensor reads the blood through the skin without having to draw blood. The technology involves a handheld device that removes a little amount of the top layer of skin cells to put the patient’s blood chemistry within signal range of a patch-borne biosensor. Then, the sensor collects one reading for every minute. Next it will send the data it collected to a remote monitor wirelessly, which triggers alarms when levels abnormal according to the patient’s optimal range and tracking glucose levels over time.

Electronic Oral Medication 

People who suffer from chronic headaches, migraines and other general pain can find them self constantly stocking up on and self-medicating with aspirin pills. After a while, this method begins to where off as you build up a tolerance to it and it is no longer an option to ease any chronic, regular or long-term pain.

However, there is a break-through medical technology under clinical investigation. It is  a patient-powered tool for blocking SPG (sphenopalatine ganglion) signals at the first sign of a headache. SPG is a facial nerve bundle that is associated with all kinds of chronic head, face and neck pain. It involves a permanent implant of a small device which stimulates nerves. It is placed in the upper gum on the side of the head normally affected by headache, since a lot of people who suffer from these pains only experience them on one side, or at least they always start on one side. There is a lead tip inside the implant which connects with the SPG bundle. The greatest thing about it is that, when a patient senses the start of a headache, migraine or a facial pain, they place a handheld remote controller on the cheek which is closest to the implant. The signals then stimulate the SPG nerves and aim to block the pain-causing neurotransmitters like magic.

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