Hypoxemia is a common complication of childhood infections, particularly pneumonia. Pneumonia effects developing countries excessively, and accounted for over 2 million deaths per year globally. Hypoxemia is a recognized risk factor for death, and associates with disease severity and is hard to detect until onset of cyanosis. Smart pulse oximeter has been developed using a commercial wireless pulse oximeter and custom software for laptop, smartphone or computer. User friendly software has signal processing algorithms for heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation from the plethysmographic waveform. Training module and clinical rules are under development. Increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disorders such as congestive...
The global Micromanipulators Market is expected to increase rapidly in the years to come due to the increasing adoption of various types of treatment to increase infertility in males. The micromanipuator market is presumed to have larger application in the medical sector. Various advanced technique may be performed with the help of micromanipulation. Apart from that, neurology and cell biology is also expected to open up new approach in research and development. Manufacturers may offer micromanipulator devices with advanced technical procedures at better prices in the forecast period 2018-2026.
The demand within the global IV Equipment Market has been increasing on account of the rising incidence of chronic diseases that necessitate intravenous therapy. The field of medical sciences has been undergoing key advancements in recent times, and this has led to the induction of new healthcare devices and systems in mainstream medicine. Intravenous therapy refers to the use of infusions to deliver desired liquid medications to the veins. In common terms, intravenous infusions are known as drips and are extensively used across hospitals and healthcare centers. The need to administer timely medications to patients suffering from severe diseases has been driving demand within the global market for IV devices. Although drips are an easy...
A new era of nuclear medicine diagnosis has dawned with introduction of medical cyclotron technology. Medical cyclotron primarily produces positron emitters, which can be used in molecular imaging of organs. In medical cyclotron, particles such as deuterons and protons are accelerated and bombarded to an appropriate target material for the production of positron-emitting radioisotopes. Positron emitters are produced by the (p, α), (p, n) or (d, n) reaction.
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a diagnostic screening test used to analyze hidden (occult) blood in stool samples. Fecal occult blood test is also commonly known as Hemoccult, Stool Occult Blood, Guaiac Smear Test gFOBT, Immunoassay FOBT, Immunochemical FOB, and iFOBT. These tests are used to detect polyps in the colon or rectum or polyps bleed. Fecal occult blood test is majorly used for screening of colon cancer and analyzing possible causes of unexplained anemia. Colon cancer is large intestine (colon) cancer, which occurs in the lower part of the digestive system. Colon cancer generally arises with a small, benign cluster of cells, known as adenomatous polyps, which result in colon cancer.
Whipple’s disease is a rare bacterial infection caused by bacteria called Tropheryma whipplei (T. whipplei) that primarily affects the small intestine. Bacterial infection can cause thickening of tissues in the small intestine and internal sores. Bacterial infection could affect many different organs of the body such as gastrointestinal system, central nervous system, joints, heart, lungs, and eyes, and interfere with the body's ability to metabolize fats. Whipple’s disease can be fatal, if left untreated.
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a large and differing group of uncommon and complex neoplasms. Most gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are sporadic. Early diagnosis of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors is difficult because of their heterogeneity and remarkable attributes. This increases the probability of metastatic ailment and diminishes the extent of remedial potential outcomes.
Methemoglobinemia is a condition when more than 1% of hemoglobin in the blood gets oxidized to methamoglobin, which is an abnormal form of hemoglobin unable to bind the oxygen molecules. The iron atom gets oxidized from the ferrous state (Fe2+) to the ferric state (Fe3+), losing an electron to an oxidant. This results in anemia, cyanosis, dizziness, fatigue, headache, dyspnea on exertion, and tachycardia. When the levels of methamoglobin in the blood exceeds 50%, it can cause dysrhythmias, hypotension, acidosis, coma, and death. The two common causes of methemoglobinemia are genetic and acquired.
Wellness tourism involves travel with the aim of facilitating well-being and good health through psychological, spiritual, or physical activities. Wellness tourism differs markedly from medical tourism. The former involves tourism focused on prevention of diseases and maintaining quality of life, whereas the latter generally involves travel for the purpose of receiving treatment for a diagnosed disease or medical condition. Wellness tourism encompasses diverse industries that enable consumers to incorporate wellness into their daily lives. These products and services help consumers extend wellness to their homes and work environments with their daily activities such as having food and exercise.
Antibiotic microsphere beads are small, time release antibiotic beads that proceed to release antibiotics over a period of time once implanted or inserted inside the body to fight infection when it is most needed. Terry Clyburn, M.D, at Houston Methodist ?rth?pedics and Sports Medicine developed these tiny antibiotic beads, which are as small as grains of salt, to aid in combating infections. He has been working for over 15 years to perfect these microspheres.