This week will focus on few of the innovative healthcare devices which are changing or will change the way we get treatment.
Needle-Free Diabetes Care:Diabetes self-care is a pain and I mean literally. Considering insulin therapy is the best we can provide for the patient and as we all know insulin can be administered by injections only. Apart from that, it brings the constant need to draw blood for glucose testing. Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps are today's best options for automating most of the complicated daily process of blood sugar management – but they don't completely remove the need for skin pricks and shots. Neither have they protected you from infection, fatty degeneration and local skin lesions.
But there's new skin in this game. Echo Therapeutics (Philadelphia) is developing technologies that would replace the poke with a patch. The company is working on a transdermal biosensor that reads blood analytics through the skin without drawing blood. The technology involves a handheld electric-toothbrush-like device that removes just enough top-layer skin cells to put the patient's blood chemistry within signal range of a patch-borne biosensor. The sensor collects one reading per minute and sends the data wirelessly to a remote monitor, triggering audible alarms when levels go out of the patient's optimal range and tracking glucose levels over time.
If this innovation is coming to everyday market, we can truly see a needle free diabetic treatment.
A Valve Job with Heart
The Sapien transcatheter aortic valve is a life-saving alternative to open-heart surgery for patients who need new a new valve but can't endure the rigors of the operation. Manufactured byEdwards Life Sciences (Irvine, CA), the Sapien has been available in Europe for some time but is only now finding its first use in U.S. heart centers—where it is limited only to the frailest patients thus far.
The Sapien valve is guided through the femoral artery by catheter from a small incision near the grown or rib cage. The valve material is made of bovine tissue attached to a stainless-steel stent, which is expanded by inflating a small balloon when correctly placed in the valve space. A simpler procedure that promises dramatically shorter hospitalizations is bound to have a positive effect on the cost of care. Apollo hospitals is one of the leading HealthCare service provider in India with Innovative Technology support for patients for all kinds of health problems and also emerged as an Educational institution which provides many PG, diploma, Certification courses for all medical Care professionals and graduates. For Diabetes management course details at Medvarsity online ltd visit us.