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3D printed supports to help foot pain sufferers

3D printed supports to help foot pain sufferers | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

3D printers are being used to produce insoles and splints which could help millions of people with disabling foot and ankle conditions.

 

A team at Glasgow Caledonian University is "printing" devices which are more supportive and quicker to make.

 

Normally, making foot and ankle splints is a long and laborious process - a model of the foot is made, often from plaster, then plastic is moulded around it by hand.

 

This process can take anywhere up to six weeks, with patients waiting in considerable pain.

 

Prof Jim Woodburn, a specialist in foot problems at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: "Our goal is based on, for example, the Specsavers model so what we would like to do is ideally provide the patient with the device on the day."

 

The team are using 3D printers to build foot and ankle supports with a new degree of precision.

 

This new manufacturing technology builds up layers of plastic which are just millimetres thick, until a 3D object is created.

 

The team use motion sensor cameras to measure the exact proportions of the leg or foot, and then produce insoles which are a perfect fit.

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Why Is Pharma Out-Licensing Its Compounds? - Forbes

Why Is Pharma Out-Licensing Its Compounds? - Forbes | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
A research campus operated by Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A pharmaceutical company’s pipeline is regarded as its life blood and the compounds it contains are thought of as its crown jewels.

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New era of five-yearly doctor checks starts - BBC News

New era of five-yearly doctor checks starts - BBC News | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
BBC NewsNew era of five-yearly doctor checks startsBBC NewsRegular checks on doctors' skills will start from December, heralding the biggest shake-up in medical regulation for more than 150 years.
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More Doctors Using Social Media to Communicate with Patients - EmpowHer

More Doctors Using Social Media to Communicate with Patients - EmpowHer | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

More Doctors Using Social Media to Communicate with PatientsEmpowHerEveryone is using social media to communicate better these days. Teachers have their own blogs. Celebrities announce their big news via Twitter.


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IBM’s Watson to help medical patients in real life situations

IBM’s Watson to help medical patients in real life situations | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

IBM's Watson is soon to hit a major milestone: it'll begin to deal with real patients. You might recall that this is one of the major goals IBM laid out for Watson back at its inception. As a "learning" computer, Watson has the ability to peruse information, understand it to the best of its ability, and then develop algorithms based on the information it's learned to help produce some (hopefully) accurate guidance to the patients it deals with.

 

 

While the ultimate plan is to have Watson-based computers replace doctors to a small degree, it's never going to be the final answer in a serious diagnosis. The idea is that, with the constant shortage of doctors, Watson will be able to do preliminary tests on patients, saving time for human doctors, who will then come in and wrap things up.

 

 

When Watson examines a patient, it won't simply be asking them a bunch of Yes / No questions, but will actually take a look at the person's chart, gather the information in requires, and then pass that along its chain of algorithms to spit out the best possible solution. In one case, it might offer more than one course-of-action to take, with confidence levels attached to each. Again, it's ultimately a real doctor's say in the end, but Watson will help kick-start the process.

 

Watson's use here really shouldn't be understated. If implemented in the way we're promised, this could be a truly ground-breaking development in the medical industry. While there is the concern of things like false-positives or outright incorrect information, that's a bridge we'll have to cross once we get to it. At this point, it really does feel like the upsides will outweigh the negatives, especially in places where doctors are seriously lacking. One would imagine that adding a new Watson to the fleet would be easier than adding a new doctor.

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Less-invasive method of brain stimulation helps patients with ...

Less-invasive method of brain stimulation helps patients with ... | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
Electrical stimulation using extradural electrodes—placed underneath the skull but not implanted in the brain—is a safe approach with meaningful benefits.
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Local doctors told to contact patients about meningitis - Dayton Daily News

Local doctors told to contact patients about meningitis - Dayton Daily News | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
10TVLocal doctors told to contact patients about meningitisDayton Daily NewsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a list of all facilities that purchased products from New England Compounding Center and is urging health care ...
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More doctors accused of putting unnecessary stents in patients - Baltimore Sun (blog)

More doctors accused of putting unnecessary stents in patients - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
More doctors accused of putting unnecessary stents in patientsBaltimore Sun (blog)A Towson law firm has accused eight more doctors of playing a role in implanting unnecessary heart stents in patients at St.
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Doctors disciplined after DUI convictions - Kingsport Times News

Doctors disciplined after DUI convictions - Kingsport Times News | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
Doctors disciplined after DUI convictionsKingsport Times NewsOne Kingsport doctor has been disciplined for multiple unreported DUI convictions, while another has been disciplined for a single DUI arrest and conviction in which he identified himself...
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The doctor-patient relationship is evolving

The doctor-patient relationship is evolving | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you.
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Video:Is Technology Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship? | HealthWorks Collective | The New Patient-Doctor e-Relationship

Video:Is Technology Changing the Doctor-Patient Relationship? | HealthWorks Collective | The New Patient-Doctor e-Relationship | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
  socialhealth (RT @NurtureAsks: The role of technology in patient care. Will technology become the 1st opinion? (...) "With preventable medical conditions such as obesity continuing to grow so does the need for patient involved healthcare.
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Pharma needs to embrace social media

Pharma needs to embrace social media | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

As the backdrop to all this, social media has rapidly been finding its place as a powerful media in sectors selling directly to consumers. However, pharma has been slow to embrace the charms of blogging, online communities and popular channels such as Twitter and Facebook.

1. PR – better relationships with doctors, patients and the public.

2. Medication compliance – taking drugs as they were intended.

3. Patient-reported outcomes – real world evidence for medicines.

 


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Participatory medicine: one clinician’s awakening

Participatory medicine: one clinician’s awakening | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

I am a nurse. I am a patient. Until about a year ago I felt very clear about how each of these played a role in my life. I was sure about which one made me strong and which one made me weak. Which was helpful to others and which was a burden. The one that would aid me in my work and the one that would hold me back. Then an email arrived in my inbox that would turn all those beliefs upside down. But this certainly didn’t happen right away, because above all else, I am stubborn.

 

The email came from a friend and colleague. He said he had some ideas that he wanted to discuss with me but first, he asked if I would watch a video and give him some feedback on it. The video was a TEDTalk featuring e-patient Dave deBronkart. In the video Dave told a story about how he used the internet to connect to information and other patients to learn about treatment options his own doctor had not mentioned. He claimed that what he found saved his life.


Now, I pride myself in being a creative person, able to think “outside the box.” That is why I left bedside hospital nursing to work for a small progressive company. I wanted to expand my horizons and be involved in making changes, big changes that would help patients get better care. My days were spent thinking of new and innovative ways to improve patients’ involvement in decision making with their doctors — with their doctors, not other patients!

 

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Obamacare may be around, but will your doctor? - Town Hall

Opposing ViewsObamacare may be around, but will your doctor?Town HallOver dinner with an anesthesiologist friend, we discussed his new job -specifically his "on call" schedule.
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Social media, the new marketing pill for drug companies

Social media, the new marketing pill for drug companies | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

Mumbai, Oct 12:

The biotech and pharmaceutical arena has become one of the more complex markets for corporates to navigate. Rising competition has made it difficult for brands to stand out in the crowd. Social media and the digital arena appear to have come to the industry’s aid.

 

 


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Social Network Infiltrates the Healthcare Space

Social Network Infiltrates the Healthcare Space | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it

As the hands on the clock move forward at an unstoppable pace, social media-type websites are being increasingly used in the healthcare field. This as well as the increasing obesity rates in the United States (with the CDC reporting that obesity rates have nearly tripled from 1960 to 34 percent), have been major factors in driving wHealthy Solutions to unveil what is touted as the first scientific-based social network service all about healthy nutrition.

Seamlessly integrating both food and beverage ranking algorithms that have been derived from medical and scientific methods in addition to providing important information are helping the public to put down that potato chip once and for all and insead pick up a healthier snack, such as maybe an apple.

It’s easy to access this site on-the-go throughout your busy day via a PC, smartphone, netbook or tablet. In essence, this Web page serves as a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about how to raise the bar on improving your lifestyle via healthy choices. Complete with product lists to help you choose more nutritional items during your weekly grocery shopping, warnings about unhealthy ingredients, taste reviews, and even a way to share what it is on your own grocery list with your family and other users of the platform are also provided.

But that’s not all; consumers can even leverage their mobile devices to scan bar codes of various items at the grocery store, which will then automatically deliver vital details on how healthy their selections are. If ranked unhealthy, shoppers may want to go with something else.

"wHealthy Solutions solves the problem of information overload with a single-source solution that enables consumers to easily and quickly select foods and beverages that are both healthy and delicious, while saving them time and effort," said wHealthy Solutions' CEO and Co-founder Michael Segal, in a statement. "Additionally, unlike any other solution on the market today, wHealthy Solutions will soon enable consumers to personalize their 'nutritional baskets' to meet the needs of their specific health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or certain food intolerances."

While there are some other similar solutions currently available, wHealthy Solutions stands out from the pack due to the fact that it combines continuously updated scientific data based upon USDA guidelines and medical Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to offer health rankings of a large array of items within the offering’s database. Also, this product can be quickly personalized according to each user’s likes and dislikes, ultimately improving the world by making its citizens healthier one bite at a time.

To view a demonstration on how this next-generation health focused solution truly works, click here.


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A new tool that could help us measure awareness in comatose - iO9

A new tool that could help us measure awareness in comatose - iO9 | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
One of the more frustrating aspects of treating patients who are in a vegetative or minimally conscious state is that we really have no idea just how conscious or unconscious they really are. As a consequence, medical ...
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In Egypt, doctors see strike as their 'last resort' - Los Angeles Times

In Egypt, doctors see strike as their 'last resort' - Los Angeles Times | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesIn Egypt, doctors see strike as their 'last resort'Los Angeles TimesHe walked, distraught, out of the intensive care unit that day, past the mother's child, only a week old, sleeping in the lap of a relative in a dirty corridor of...
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Malala's doctors give hope - Sydney Morning Herald

Malala's doctors give hope - Sydney Morning Herald | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldMalala's doctors give hopeSydney Morning HeraldTaliban insurgents have said that the Pakistani schoolgirl its gunmen shot in the head deserved to die because she had spoken out against the group and praised US President Barack...
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Is Evolving (Los Angeles Times ...

The Doctor-Patient Relationship Is Evolving (Los Angeles Times ... | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
The doctor-patient relationship is changing in ways that give the patient more of a voice in his or her care, according to the Los Angeles Times. Elliott Fisher, professor of community and family medicine at The Geisel School of ...
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"what do you think": Pain Management Community - Support Group

"what do you think": Pain Management Community - Support Group | Doctor and patient relationships | Scoop.it
WebMD: Chronic pain must be managed daily. Get expert guidance on medications and therapies, as well as the support of others, here. (RT @WebMD: Does your doc make light of your #pain? Our expert describes a strong doctor-patient relationship.
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