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Neonatal jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eyes and skin in a newborn baby due to high bilirubin levels.The need for treatment depends on bilirubin levels, the age of the child, and the underlying cause. Treatments may include more frequent feeding, phototherapy, or exchange transfusions. Physiologic jaundice generally lasts less than seven days. The condition affects over half of babies in the first week of life. About 80% of babies born early are affected. Over 100,000 late-preterm and term babies die each year as a result of jaundice.

Babies with neonatal jaundice may be treated with colored light called phototherapy, which works by changing trans-bilirubin into the water-soluble cis-bilirubin isomer. The phototherapy involved is ...

Poop and pee. Everyone does it, but no one’s comfortable talking about it. It’s a conversation not suitable for your first date (I would hope), or one to have with your colleagues, but it’s completely normal, a vital bodily function, and is a universal part of the human experience. Plus, it tells you a lot about your health.

Being aware and educated by what your body outputs is as, if not more important than what it inputs. Several variables throughout one’s day, including diet, medication, stress even, can affect when, how, and what you excrete. It may include undigested food particles, bacteria, salts, and other substances.

And because of how the enteric nervous system works, you often don’t feel ...

Vascular Perfusion Solutions (VPS) has developed a new, unique, and innovative medical device that extends organ and limb viability — the Universal Limb/Organ Stasis System for Extended Storage, or ULiSSES™. VPS is working with a team of world-class scientists to advance ULiSSES™ through FDA clearance and into the clinic. ULiSSES™ will provide organ and limb resuscitation, preservation and transport capabilities both civilian and military environments.

The ULiSSES™ device operates using a combination of fluidics, and mechano-elastic principles for the hypothermic, oxygenated, perfusion, preservation, of limbs and vascularized tissue. The device does not rely on electrical power to operate. Instead, it harvests energy from expanding compressed oxygen to simultaneously drive pulsatile perfusion of vascularized tissue and oxygenation of the preservation ...

A pillow embedded with PMMA medical grade optical fibers by a CNC machine I invented back in 1997. I coated the surface of the fabric with a thin film of silicon forming a flexible substrate underneath the pillow case so that a grid of light is formed over the surface. I use an Opti-Coupler I invented last year that responds to WIFI and Bluetooth commands from smart phones to generate light frequencies from IR to UV and pulse UV at 40 Hz through the fibers using a AA size 3.7 VDC Lithium Ion battery. You cannot feel or see any indication of any tech in the pillow until activated. The radiation helps to cure Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, and some ...

Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds (nearly 800,000 strokes per year) and stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. When brain damage occurs after a stroke, it can disrupt the nerve messaging between the brain and muscles, causing paralysis. People who suffer a stroke often experience arm and hand paralysis, which can lead to a loss of independence if they cannot adequately care for themselves, and result in the need for long-term care either at home or in a nursing home.

The approaches to coping with and restoring lost hand function can include using physical rehabilitation, braces, assistive devices, and hand exercise devices. A supportive brace helps with weakness and preventing painful muscle cramps, ...

Our vision: Using radar technology to enable touch-free and continuous vital sign monitoring for stationary hospital patients, home care, follow-up care, and infant observation.

Continuous monitoring of vital signs is a crucial task not only in hospitals. Electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) have been established as state-of-the-art devices to monitor the heart rate of patients. It is important to observe the cardiac activity as it allows doctors and nurses to immediately react to sudden changes of the physical condition as every second counts in emergency situations.

However, all available technologies for continuous observation of vital signs have the common disadvantage that they necessitate direct and permanent contact with the skin. Since patients are therefore bound to diagnostic machines by ...

Transplantable unions of living cells and electronic circuits interfaced with body parts, will be used to test, measure, monitor, control, repair, replace, or assist the functioality of body parts.

Ordinary cells and stem cells are deposited upon, grown, attached to, united, and coupled with non-rejectable electronic circuits, sensors, radio tranceivers, optical, electro-optical, and/or computer systems, to form new transplantable unions. Cells are 3D-printed, deposited, dipensed, painted, sprayed, air-brushed, injected, squirted, spritzed, or delivered by other means upon circuits, or optical systems.

Circuits can be manufactred by ordinary methods, 3D-printing, or other means. Printed circuits, ICs, other circuits, and optical systems are ordinary or are designed to adaptively couple with cells by having surfaces, undercuts, ridges, depressions, interstitial spaces, bumps, ...

Umbilical Care is an L-shaped silicon cord clip used to test the bacterial infection at baby’s cord. Via the “histamine testing sticker” attached on a hollow chamber of Umbilical Care which can react with the histamine produced by bacteria, medical staff and mothers can deal with cord infection when an orange sad face is shown. It is an efficient way to prevent infection and reduce the staff’s burden. The L-shaped design allows staff to measure the safety distance to chip on, which makes the operation efficient and makes extra room for Umbilical Arterial Catheter operation in the ...

The Untethered Project aims to provide the ultimate freedom and ease of mind for above the knee amputees by providing their electronic prosthetics with regenerative energy.

We are able to do that by installing an attachment over microprocessor knees; this attachment harvests the negative biomechanical energy of the user and converts it into electrical energy that charges the prosthetic's battery.

This attachment is needed as 50% of amputees fear falling, and 49% of all amputees are injured in falls injury each year. Depleted batteries are the main cause of microprocessor knees collapsing, which lead the wearer to fall and get injured. Furthermore, the battery life of microprocessor knees quickly deteriorates after 3 months of use, making them last as ...

Using recently developed UV-C wavelength light emitting diodes (LEDs), a low power, compact, inexpensive device can effectively sanitize any small medical or other instrument (such as stethoscopes, reflex hammers, trauma shears, etc.) to above the 99.9% level. UV-C light in the 265 nanometer wavelength range effectively disrupts the DNA and RNA of common disease causing bacteria and viruses which disables reproduction and therefore eliminates them.

Highly effective sanitization rates can be achieved using low cost, low power LEDs , reflective surfaces, a UV safe enclosure and 5 minutes of exposure. Devices can range in size from wall mounted or counter top units using 120 V power to small rechargeable battery operated units for mobile applications in hospitals or potentially ...

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