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Essentially, what an artificial pancreas would be doing is taking the blood glucose results from a continuous monitor and taking the data that the patient puts in about the amount she/he is eating, and then adjusting the amount of insulin being delivered by the pump based on a mathematical formula that would be very personalized to that patient.
Presently, it is a diagnosis of exclusion. Patients end up spending, according to what’s been published in the medical literature, as many as 3 - 5 years going from doctor to doctor seeking a diagnosis because they tend to have nonspecific symptoms of a subjective nature.
Stem Cells are special “master” cells in your body. Stem cells are the building blocks that can replicate into other kinds of cells like blood cells, heart, muscle, blood vessels and cartilage.
COTI-2 is a computer-designed small molecule that was discovered by our artificial intelligence drug discovery platform called CHEMSAS.
A group of Australian researchers, back in 2006, noted that there was a link between the severity of cystic fibrosis between sufferers who surfed, and sufferers who did not surf – and obviously Australia is a good place to spot that.
The impact of endoscopic imaging on patient care has been enormous since the first fiber optic systems were introduced more than 50 years ago. Today, high resolution and high definition systems are used to provide clinicians and patients unprecedented images from inside the body.
Similar to other surgical procedures, orthopaedic surgery continues to progress toward more minimally invasive surgical techniques, with shorter inpatient length of stays and new opportunities for some procedures to shift to the outpatient care setting.
What is LDL cholesterol? What blood level of LDL cholesterol is considered optimal and why are high levels of LDL cholesterol a key marker of death risk from heart disease? Dr. Harvey Kaufman, senior medical director of Quest Diagnostics gives us some answers.
Although several chemotherapy treatments are now administered by the oral route (targeted chemotherapy), most chemotherapy treatments (cytotoxics) are administered by the intravenous route.
Anthrax vaccines have a prominent place in the history of medicine. This goes back to, Pasteur, who while everybody associates with the milk treatment process, also worked on rabies and Anthrax vaccines in cattle.
mHealth broadly refers to the use of a mobile device to send patient information to or from a medical service provider. In most medication management mobile applications that are out there now, the “information” sent is usually a unidirectional nagging reminder to the patient. The application may populate a diary or it may not.
The mid-stream (MSU) is urine from the bladder, which carries the information clinicians need to accurately identify and diagnose a UTI, or in the case of antenatal patients, make sure all is well.
A medication’s optimal results are achieved with specific dose levels and times of administration. In order for patients to achieve the maximum benefit from a medication, they have to adhere to the prescribed dose and time of use.
Ambulatory pumps allow patients to continue receiving treatment or therapy away from a hospital, thereby leading a normal life during treatment. Due to the size and design of these pumps, patients can carry them around in a carry pouch.
Peripheral neuropathic pain is caused by lesion or disease to the peripheral somatosensory nervous system. Nerve damage that can lead to peripheral neuropathic pain can happen as a result of a range of different diseases, medications or traumatic injuries.
Kinase inhibitors are molecules that block the activity of kinases. Kinases are a specific class of enzymes. They are extremely important in signal transduction processes in the human body meaning that they actually regulate most of the physiological processes that take place in the body.
Knee replacement surgery has traditionally been performed using off-the-shelf implants because of the limitations of technology. As with most industries, evolution does occur.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that can cause debilitating joint damage. In cases of RA, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, especially the membranes that line the joints. As a result, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain and systemic inflammation, leading to joint destruction if untreated.
Everyone is familiar with urinary stones (kidney stones). The same thing can actually happen in your salivary ducts. These types of stones and strictures occur not nearly as frequently as kidney stones but they still occur quite often. The latest data we have seen showed about 1 in 5,000 patients actually have some type of obstructive salivary duct disorder.
Community Integrated Care is one of the UK’s largest social and health care charities. We support over 2500 people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and age-related needs, living across England and Scotland.