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Can aed machines have tracking devices?

Can aed machines have tracking devices?

AED : AED devices have algorhythms in the ir programming to analyze heart activity. I am not aware of any tracking function for the device itself. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Assistive Devices (Definition)

Assistive devices are any device used to help with a temporary or permanent loss of functioning and include devices that assist with ...Read more


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Why does using robotic surgery devices help physicians?

Why does using robotic surgery devices help physicians?

Various reasons: The robot allows more flexibliity in the manipulation of the instruments used for surgical procedures. Generally the recovery is quicker and easier after robotic assisted surgery. ...Read more

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Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Paralysis patients: If i'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscle tone. ...Read more

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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read more

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What are the people who sale, fit, and assist with cpap machines doctors?

What are the people who sale, fit, and assist with cpap machines doctors?

There are three: Specialists that can help with sleep apnea and CPAP prescriptions. ENT surgeons, pulmonologists and sleep specialists. I'm sure you have many doctors to choose from in your area. Your personal physician can help with a referral. ...Read more

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Do physicians use laser during lasik surgery?

Do physicians use laser during lasik surgery?

Yes: Yes, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct the underlying refractive error. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes: Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch. ...Read more

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Optometrists: progressive glasses after monovision cataract surgery. How do these work?

Optometrists: progressive glasses after monovision cataract surgery. How do these work?

The same: as they do before cataract surgery - by correcting both eyes for distance and having a progressively stronger column in the bottom of the glasses for close work. By allowing both eyes to see clearly at all distances, this should allow good vision for those activities in which the mono-vision correction is not adequate. ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does MRI machines use special lenses like ones used in microscopes in combination with powerful magnets 2 get powerful resolutions for detailed image?

Does MRI machines use special lenses like ones used in microscopes in combination with powerful magnets 2 get powerful resolutions for detailed image?

There are no glass: Lenses in an mri. It's a complex electromagnetic machine that converts induced and detected changes of different tissues in magnetic field into digital information on the computer screen. ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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Do most orthodontist offices provide vacuum-formed retainer as an option?

Do most orthodontist offices provide vacuum-formed retainer as an option?

Yes: A vacuum formed retainer may be an option but in some cases, it may not be the best option. It really depends on how severe the misalignment of the teeth were before orthodontic treatment. A severe malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth may require a different type of retainer. ...Read more

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Which field is better .DPT or Prosthetics & orthotics.

Which field is better .DPT or Prosthetics & orthotics.

Can't really compare: They are both great specialties but focus on different aspects. The DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will focus on restoring function and maintaining independence and in some cases the Orhtotist/Prosthetist creates the functional and structural devices that may be necessary to help do that. ...Read more

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Are there glasses for programmers to block peripheral vision?

Are there glasses for programmers to block peripheral vision?

Maybe so: Computer programmers have needs that are different from other computer users. Age and need for glasses also play important roles. The stronger the prescription need, the more peripheral distortion exists. There are several glasses that come either with "blinders" or wrap-around lenses. Your optometrist or optician can likely build or modify a pair of glasses to accomplish your goal. ...Read more

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What equipment do crnas assemble for endotracheal intubation?

What equipment do crnas assemble for endotracheal intubation?

Depends on situation: Intubation by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is always done with careful preparation: suction equipment, a laryngoscope, different sizes of breathing tubes. Sometimes a fiberoptic scope or other advanced airway equipment is necessary. Anesthesia training prepares the team to assess the patient's airway and have all the proper equipment necessary for safe care. ...Read more

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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). ...Read more

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Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Can adult (age 20) correct overbite by functional appliances? For instance, herbst appliance

Yes: Yes appliance therapy can be used effectively in adults. All cases are different and need proper records for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Other treatment may be needed depending on your situation including other appliances and braces. ...Read more

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I s vichy shampoo useful or not ? Can you device me ashampoo improve my hair

I s vichy shampoo useful or not ? Can you device me ashampoo improve my hair

Define "improve".: What is wrong with your hair that needs improvement? Everyone seems to have some problem with their hair that they want to "improve", and shampoo makers invariably promise to fix it. But the truth is that one shampoo is pretty much like another, other than those that are prescribed for specific diseases like psoriasis. Bottom line: don't believe any shampoo maker's promises. ...Read more

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Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Infection?: I am assuming you mean an infection. And yes! You can get an infection from a sexual device. ...Read more

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Can aed machines have tracking devices?

AED : AED devices have algorhythms in the ir programming to analyze heart activity. I am not aware of any tracking function for the device itself. ...Read more

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What are the trends/devices to treat dengue?

What are the trends/devices to treat dengue?

Dengue Fever: The treatment of dengue fever (which comes from a virus transmitted by the mosquito aedes aegyptii) is mostly supportive. There's not even a vaccine which successfully prevents it, since there are multiple serologic forms. Maintaining oral fluids if possible, managing bleeding, and replacing lost intravascular volume. Prevent infection by minimizing exposure or wearing deet to repel mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Which technological device can prevent cancer?

Which technological device can prevent cancer?

None: There are no technical/technological devices that can prevent cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Will bionics one day replace prosthetic devices?

Will bionics one day replace prosthetic devices?

Maybe: Prosthetic devices are the mainstay of reconstructive surgery today. Although we do not know exactly what the future will hold, there is a tremendous amount of research being done to identify biologic means to replace faulty or worn out body parts. It will be interesting to see the developments over the next several decades, but the results of research remain uncertain at this time. ...Read more

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Can any electric devices work as anti-aging therapy?

Can any electric devices work as anti-aging therapy?

Electrical devices: Generally any electrical devices are not effective in the areas of practice called anti-aging. However there are many electrical devices used as treatments that can extend life e.g. A heart pacemaker implantation. ...Read more

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How long does a titanium hip replacement device last?

How long does a titanium hip replacement device last?

20 years or more: The newest total hip arthroplasty (tha) implants are designed to last for around 20 years. Most of the wear associated with tha is due to polyethylene. That is the plastic lining of the hip socket. Newer compositions and materials, such as ceramic, have decreased tha wear rates significantly. Less cement is used now and the metal implants, usually titanium, allow for bony ingrowth with the implant. ...Read more

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Are there some devices that help stuttering/stammering?

Are there some devices that help stuttering/stammering?

Speech therapy: I do not know it any devices.. If you have a significant issue see a speech therapist for therapy a strategies to reduce problem. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a light therapy device for sad?

What should I look for in a light therapy device for sad?

Light source: Get a light that emits frequencies mimicing sunlight as closely as possible. Make sure it's easy to use under a range of circumstances. If too large, heavy or awkward then a tendency to not use it defeats its purpose. Some run on rechargeable batteries and are quite portable and easy to use. Led lights work well even though they are not totally sunlight similar. ...Read more

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Do vacuum erection devices having any long lasting results?

Do vacuum erection devices having any long lasting results?

Not really : Veds are a non medical nonsurgical therapy for ed with no significant side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

Can you tell me any devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

You can read about : the pros & cons of electronic devices like SpeechEasy on http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/stutter.aspx. There are no long-term scientific studies yet to show consistent efficacy in "real world" situations. They are very expensive & require a great deal of conditioning. Commercially, they are not marketed as a cure. There are more testimonials than scientific proof at this time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

Patience: No device will help with stuttering. A good resource is the stuttering foundation which you can find online. Most important thing is to not draw attention to to it in any way. Essentially, ignore that it is there and allow the child to finish speaking without interruption. Make sure there Is not something stressful in the child's life that might be leading to the stuttering. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Can you tell me of an implantable electrical bone healing device?

Yes: Electrical stimulation has been shown to aid in bone healing and as such is used to assist in fractures that are having trouble healing. They are also used in the some cases of spinal fusions, and in that group there are implantable types avsilable. They are implanted in the back in patients undergoing spinal fusions that are at increased risk of nonunions, ...Read more

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For an angiogram. What is a artery closure device? Does this hurt?

For an angiogram. What is a artery closure device? Does this hurt?

Prevents bleeding.: An angiogram entails inserting a catheter into your artery (usually in your groin). When the angiogram is completed, the hole in the artery where the catheter entered must be closed so there is no bleeding. The artery closure device closes the hole in the artery. The groin is numb, so the closure device usually does not hurt, though pressure and mild twinges of pain may be experienced. ...Read more

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What number of heart assist devices are there and how do they work?

What number of heart assist devices are there and how do they work?

Be more specific: Depending on what you count as a device, there are many, maybe dozens, and they work in different ways. Even narrowing down to left ventricular assist devices, there are many types with different modes of operation. ...Read more