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Nature's Remedies by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 13 Sep 2013 11:47pm  Posted by Neill Abayon In several studies, Sinupret has been compared to established mucokinetic drugs, including acetylcysteine and ambroxol (de­rived from the Ayuverdic herb, vasaka) for patients with acute bronchitis. Similar clinical benefits were shown, and there was equivalent improvement in mucociliary clearance In an observational s ... Read on »
Types of Airway Clearance Devices by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Cystic fibrosis patients have abnormally thick, stick mucus that is difficult to remove from their airways. In order to prevent infection a combination of medications and airway clearance techniques are used. In the past, the methods of airway clearance we cumbersome, time consuming, and, at times, downright uncomfortable for both patient and car ... Read on »
Value Village winter clearance sale and how to get year round discounts by EcoKind Design Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:15am It’s getting near time for the Winter Clearance Sale at Value Village!  (Read on to find out how to get YEAR ROUND discounts!) Winter Clearance Sale - 50% OFF!! Monday, February 16th 8am - 9pm I love Value Village.  Great finds for fairly decent prices.  And, they donate to charities. Get Discounts Year Round } Value Village Calendar Coupons Each y ... Read on »
Pelleve Receives FDA Clearance for Treating Facial Wrinkles by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 18 May 2009 10:44pm   One more new product for wrinkles, a gel is applied before the device is used and it creates a warming effect.  The process can be used before a Botox treatment and tightens the skins.  It is a non invasive procedure that promises results right away.  The process has been used in Europe since 2005.  BD OCEANSIDE, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire/ ... Read on »
Transoma Medical Receives FDA Marketing Clearance – ECGs on Mobile Handheld Device from Implanted Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 10:19am Information is sent through frequent ECG samples to Manage Complex and often Changing Arrhythmias with patients to a cardio center for technicians to analyze.  From here physicians are alerted for any significant events.  One nice move is a physician’s portal, but we need to go the next level up and have the information brought to a Personal Hea ... Read on »
LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Receives FDA Clearance – Cardiac Arrest by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Jun 2009 4:37pm The device is expected to be available for purchase this fall.  It is battery powered and can be life saving.  With the Michael Jackson’s loss of life due to cardiac arrest, no doubt devices as such might be more in the forefront.  The device has been approved in both Europe and Canada as well.  The device can be used in hospitals and cath lab ... Read on »
Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for its Proton Therapy System by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 8:48pm Last year at this time, Varian was not a real popular name due to the over exposure of radiation associated with their units and with the FDA approval I might guess that software certification was probably even more stringent at the FDA before approval was given, or at least it should have been.  BD From the website: “Proton thera ... Read on »
Life Technologies Stem Cell Growth Medium Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance as Medical Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 14 Mar 2011 2:30pm If you have not heard of Life Technologies, they are involved in a lot of different areas.  Recently they made the news with the desktop Ion Torrent sequencing machine.  Will a sequencing machine sit next to a desktop printer in the future?  StemPro is a serum-free medium (SFM) for research-use and is the next step in this technology over seru ... Read on »
ARTAS Hair Transplant Robot Gets FDA 510(k)Clearance-Hair Follicle Harvesting by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Apr 2011 8:47pm This is quite a machine for hair transplants from the picture.  I guess we need a robot for almost everything any more and hair transplants seem to be no exception.  I tend to just want to ask the question, do we really need this, but since it’s here I’m sure it will fill a need somewhere along the way <grin>.  This could be the next best thin ... Read on »
So, what really are the facts about the clearance of middle molecules? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 10:31pm In the context of dialysis and clearance of toxins, molecules such as Creatinine, Urea and Potassium are easy to clear because they are fairly small and pass easily through the membrane of the dialyzer or the artificial kidney. However, there are some bigger molecules such as Beta 2 Microglobulin. These molecules are very difficult to remove si ... Read on »