Disposable syringes are used to inject medicines via intramuscular or intravenous routes. They are also used for vaccinations and blood extraction for performing laboratory tests. Unlike glass syringes, they are non-reusable, thereby decreasing the risk of blood borne infections such as HIV.
Everyone in this world is facing one health issue or the other, which ranges from skin rashes, acne, hair loss and headaches to joint pain, migraines and fever. It is not possible to consult a physician for each and every health issue.
Dystrophin is a major protein involved in the functionality of muscles. If a mutation occurs, the production of dystrophin becomes inhibited which leads to the development of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD usually leads to muscle or heart failure, followed by premature death. There was no effective treatment available till date.
A nebulizer machine is an electrical or battery-powered device used to deliver liquid drugs to the lungs in the form of breathable mist. It has an in-built air compressor which converts the liquid into a mist which is breathed through a face mask attached to the nebulizer machine.
Ozone therapy is widely used as a branch of alternative medicine to treat a range of diseases including asthma, non-healing wounds, ailments of muscles and joints, complications of diabetes, COPD, and a host of infectious diseases. Ozone therapists use ozone generators in their clinical set-ups to administer this therapy to patients.
Pulse Oximetry is a non-invasive technique to measure the oxygen saturation in a person’s blood. Put simply, it tells you whether your heart is pumping enough oxygen to all parts of your body. A pulse oximeter is designed to be clasped to a peripheral organ like the earlobe, toe or finger, but is most commonly used on the fingers.
Whether working in a conflict zone or a good state of the art hospital, basic surgical instruments are necessary to perform even the most simple of operations. They consist of instruments such as scalpels, forceps, hooks and retractors.
A recent 5-year study on 221,677 individuals aged 45 and above devoid of having a stroke or cardiac arrest in their medical history, revealed that mental disorders like anxiety and depression could increase the chances of the occurrence of a cardiac arrest or stroke.
In a new advancement that could benefit the blind, researchers from the University of Minnesota could successfully 3D print an arrangement of light receptors on a curved plane, which could be the preceding steps to building a ‘bionic eye.'
Availability of a medical professional 24x7 to monitor a patient suffering from diabetes and cardiac conditions is impossible outside a hospital setting. This is where remote monitoring comes to the rescue. Patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as these want regular medical attention and hence, the demand for remote health monitoring systems is on the rise.
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