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Tucker Sling Device (Overview)

The Tucker sling is a device that uses velcro to hold a baby in a position with the head elevated while sleeping, which helps to prevent or reduce reflux. The device is available online.


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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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Tucker Sling Device (Overview)

The Tucker sling is a device that uses velcro to hold a baby in a position with the head elevated while sleeping, which helps to prevent or reduce reflux. The device is available online.


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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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Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Have any information or reviews about home devices for biofeedback?

Be cautious.: There are many devices on the market that claim to be biofeedback devices. Start by reading the article "how to distinguish legitimate biofeedback/neurofeedback devices" at www.Bcia.Org. If you want effective biofeedback training, find a certified therapist through www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. Let that person help you find an appropriate home device. ...Read more

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I was offered to purchase a personal full 12 lead ECG device that works with my iphone and send ECG by email to a doc. Would your recommend it?

I was offered to purchase a personal full 12 lead ECG device that works with my iphone and send ECG by email to a doc. Would your recommend it?

More information : Most citizens have no need for a home ECG machine that transmits to a doc. If your clinical condition is such that you ECG is likely or expected to change, and early recognition is important, then this may be a good investment for you. ...Read more

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What are the components of metal-on-metal hip replacement device? How do you know if these device may produce complications?

What are the components of metal-on-metal hip replacement device? How do you know if these device may produce complications?

Depends: The components are the same as any other hip replacement (except made of metal - cobalt chromium): an acetabular cup, and a femoral head which is attached to a femoral stem. Usually the first sign of problems would be localized pain and sweling. If the problem persists, then systemic symptoms may occur such as altered mental status. Have a frank discussion with your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain pain lasts few minutes only. ...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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How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

Fitbit walking: The fitbit device is a nice one for starting to exercise again from standing still, so to speak. It gives you on line weekly updates, awards for certain milestones and accomplishments, and links to different apps like myfitness pal. A good starting place would be 10, 000 steps a day, and 2100 calories a day. Of course, this may vary depending on height, age, race, sex, weight, and fitness level. ...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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How popular is a distance device for runners?

How popular is a distance device for runners?

Popular: Heart rate monitors with gps distance devices are affordable and great for helping in training. ...Read more

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Is lumolift a helpful device for posture correction?

Is lumolift a helpful device for posture correction?

Yes: It does work to help you retrain your behavior when slouching; also try to develop your back muscles (traps/rhomboids) with exercise, and if in any discomfort, try periodic manipulation from a trusted chiropractor to keep the joints mobile. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any device to detect intensity of pain?

Please let me know if there is any device to detect intensity of pain?

Pain intensity: There is no device currently in use to objectively measure pain. Pain is subjective to the person experiencing it and cannot be accurately be assessed by another person. ...Read more

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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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Is a nightguard a medical device?

Is a nightguard a medical device?

Dental device: Night-guard is typically recommended by dentists. While wearing in your teeth at night to keep your teeth from grinding. It helps to preserve enamel of your teeth from abrasion as result of grinding during sleep. It is also recommended for TMJ disorder due to excessive night grinding or bruxism. ...Read more

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Where do they use the prepex device?

Here are some...: Prepex device has been chiefly used in Southern Africa, but its popularity seems spreading and increasing in other parts of the world. ...Read more