Evidence Based Medicine is the technology that enables the doctors to make precise decision on the medication of their patients rather than just giving a personal opinion. Evidence based medicine is the right care at the right time. Dr. Michael LeFevre, medical director for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia said : The operative words here are ‘good science’. Decisions are based on evidence that includes consistent results from a number of studies … carried out on a large number of patients in a variety of settings. At Esse Health, The doctors examine the patient and feed all the information into the laptop. The computer brings back information on tests that work, tests that don’t work, remedies that work, remedies that are used but don’t work, and even remedies that many doctors didn’t know would work. That is pretty interesting as the patient and the doctor can arrive to a mutual decision. Moreover, Doctors are at ease with this technology while treating their patients.
Are you the one who fears needle at the doctor’s desk? If yes, here is something that might calm you from the needle fear. The Researchers at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center have found a unique solution to the problem by using the decorated needles. The needles decorated with butterflies, flowers and smiley faces reduced the stress and aversion in patients. Wilmer Sibbitt, a professor in UNM’s School of Medicine, said:The decorated medical devices likely form a neurophysiological intervention, resulting in stimulation of brain areas usually not associated with fear, anxiety and aversion. The decorated needles are an effective way to overcome the needle phobia. When you will be visiting your doctor next time, don’t get surprised if the doctor injects you with a decorated needle.
Engineers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana are working to develop a grain-sized wireless device that the doctors can implant in the tumors to notify them with the exact dose of radiation and the location of the tumor. The wireless device dubbed as the “passive wireless transponder” is activated by placing electrical coils around the body to identify the precise location of the tumor. Well, the technology works just like the commercial microphones. The wireless device features a tiny version of the dosimeters. When the electrical foil is placed near the body, the signals are produced that sent the info from the dosimeter to a receiver.
Now, this is a real challenge for the experts in medical industry. X Prize, a non-profit organization, has initiated an offer named X Prize offer that will pay a huge sum of $10 million to the first medical team that will process genetic codes of 100 people in just 10 days. Mind that such technology hasn’t been developed yet and might take 5 more years to come. The process called rapid genome sequencing maps out the genetic codes that helps the doctors to predict the genetic future. I have no doubt that someone will certainly win this $10 million prize.
Though it looks like a business card, it is actually a life-saving emergency card that fits right into your pocket. The easy to use and interactive EMI r911 Card has the capability to store the personal health info on detail for the doctors and emergency medical teams in case of any emergency. All the data such as blood type, allergies, prescriptions, medications, dosages etc. can be fed into the device. To load the EMI r911 Card, customers need to create a personal health record on EMI’s secure, password-protected web site. Information on the card can be retrieved at the pushing buttons at the top right of the card. There is no need of computer or wireless access. The card will cost you US$79.95 including a USB port, battery charger, and one year of data access and backup.