The heart is one of the most powerful muscles in the body, and its ceaseless pumping is essential to sustaining life. If the hearts stops beating, blood stops flowing, the brain is deprived of its oxygen supply, and death can result in as little as 5 minutes. For someone who suffers a cardiac arrest, which is when the heart stops beating or has a life-threatening abnormal rhythm, emergency medical treatment is critical. While CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help maintain the flow of oxygen to the brain, getting the heart restarted and beating normally again often requires defibrillation with an electric shock.
Scientists in Utah have developed a promising new drug to treat
life-threatening infections caused by multi drug resistant and extensively drug
resistant bacteria. Patients fighting infections such as Lyme disease, MRSA,
tuberculosis, and E. coli may soon have powerful help.
Finally, scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic that is resistant to resistance. This new compound is derived from soil bacteria and makes it tough for pathogens to mutate into resistant strains. Microbiologist Kim Lewis and colleagues have reported their new discovery in the journal Nature.
A recent report by the American
Medical Association reports that many of the nationís physicians have major
concerns about Electronic Health Records (EHR). What concerns are prompting so
many of the nationís health care professional prganizations to resist
transitioning to EHR, even when threatened with fines and other sanctions?
Privacy and the ability to safeguard patient information top the list,
according to the AMA.
Absolute Medical Equipmentís
Ashley Herschman would like to think that in any militant or terrorist bombing
situation that has occurred around the world, perhaps one of the many defibrillators heís
donated helped save the life of an innocent civilian.
Occasionally, he will hear back from a nonprofit with a real-life
example of how one of his medical devices helped save a life. That brings
Herschman a lot of joy.
ďRather than handing over a signed check, Iím much happier giving away
medical devices that directly impact people who find themselves in
life-and-death situations,Ē the new and used medical equipment providerís
co-owner said recently.
For the past 10 years, Absolute Medicalís philanthropic efforts have
included loaning or donating tens of thousands of dollarsí worth of defibrillators
and other life-saving medical devices (e.g. surgical centers, ultrasounds and
Nonprofits and other volunteer-based organizations in Africa, Ethiopia,
Haiti, Israel, India, the British Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic
received Herschmanís medical equipment.
EKG stress tests
are important diagnostic tests for identifying coronary heart disease. The
stress tests have not changed that much but what has changed are a number of key
elements to improve the machineryís ability to record and generate valuable insight
into the patients health.Medical practitioners have a lot
more freedom to use the machinery that suits them and the patients rather
operations being dictated by the constraints of the machines.Other improvements enable doctors and medical practitioners
to identify other related diseases and issues related to the hearts performance
during the test.The lightweight natures of these wires are a great
improvement from the heavy wires before these developments
Bone densitometers are very powerful machine but are
generally underutilized and employed in imaging modality. According to research
in osteoporotic fractures in woman the numbers of woman with the condition are
greater than the population suffering from breast cancer, stroke and heart
attack combined. There are three main processes used in bone densitometers and
while you may be looking to replace or consider your options here are the
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a form of lung disease and is based on
reduced air flow into the lungs because of the deterioration of the lung tissue
and the dysfunction of the minor airways. Unless treated the disease continually
gets worse. The effects of this disease are shortness of breath and coughing.
The pulse oximeter is non
invasive and can easily check oxygen saturation and other vital signs of an individual. Improvements
have made the pulse oximeter more attractive and accepted for use in a
number of primary and specialty care practice applications.
Medical ultrasound devices have been around for a longtime and
have been heavily associated with gynecology clinics but as ultrasound machinery
becomes increasingly more powerful you will find that a range of other medical
The increase in the use of Ultrasound devices is four main reasons. One is the
absence of needles, injections and surgical incisions that are found in many of
the previous procedures. The Ultrasound process is painless and also extremely
quick to identify any issues in the area being tested. In many instances
patients would need to go through an x-ray process to identify problems and collect
data. The offset would long term exposure to radiation to the patients which
has its side effects and risks. Ultrasound does not have any radiation making
it safer and easier for the patients. Patients are happier and itís easier to
position the ultrasound in difficult to reach places and get the readings and
results. This is in place of painful time consuming procedures that would require
preparation time and recovery time.
are two main concerns that patients have when using a MRI, the environment of
the MRI and the radiation.The
cold and the claustrophobic nature of the procedure and equipment make the patients
usually uncomfortable and practitioners need to keep patients as calm and happy
claustrophobia is a big part for patients to stay calm to undergo the
treatment. They really donít enjoy it and being restrained for large amounts of
time can be really difficult.Patients are always concerned about the side effects or long
term effects of radiation.
The possibility to reduce the levels of radiation is
always a concern because it is a payoff to image quality and the priority is
always to protect that quality.
fetal monitor is part of the overall observation of the baby. It tracks the
heart rate of the baby and tells us a great deal about the health of the baby
as well as if the baby is under any stress.
changes in the babyís heart rate can be caused by the umbilical cord pressing
on the baby causing it stress as is worse than episodic acceleration. If the
heart rate speeds up then the situation can progress to further categories.
Recent research found that
people with low or very high levels of transferrin saturation ratio are at
higher risk of death. The death measure available iron in the blood where
normal results lower level prove deficiency and high levels excess of iron in
Research found that patients
with considerably deficient iron levels,
below 17.5% saw the death rate increase by 45% but high levels of iron did not
see a particularly increase from the regular rate of death.
In this iron test
lower levels indicated deficiency while higher levels, over 50% can be cause
for concern and be damaging to the patients health. Haemochromatosis multiple
blood transfusions and cirrhosis
are usually the cause of these high levels of iron.
The medical care community
has always been looking to budget to provide the best service to their
customers and patients with the best facilities and equipment. The equipment is
particularly costly and hospitals and health care centers look to ways in which
they can have the equipment in a inexpensive way. The best way is to reuse and
refurbish equipment to save waste and money and help these care centers
Here at Absolute Medical Equipment
we lead in providing the very best in refurbished, reconditioned and used
equipment for the full range of medical environments. We work with leading manufacturers
and vendors to refurbish and recondition equipment through vigorous testing ensuring
they are in perfect working order and ready for use.