Is Remote Patient Monitoring Gaining Importance In Healthcare?

According to the latest study, approximately 88% of healthcare service providers are planning to invest or already made investments in remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology for better management of chronically ill patients.

In the world of advancement and innovation in technology, healthcare is no way left behind. With the burgeoning of the semi-tech devices, telemedicine has evolved as a privilege bridging the geographical barrier. 

The technology has led the doctor to diagnose the patient living in the remotest part of the country. The telehealth and telemedicine enable real-time health data access to the provider to offer better services to the patients without being physically available. 

The findings come from the survey conducted on more than 100 interviewees that included clinical informatics and health IT thought experts. The survey respondents claimed that RPM solutions are useful for service providers to supervise and manage patients with high-risk of chronic conditions considered unstable and are at a risk for hospital readmission.

The study found that nine in 10 providers surveyed have already started encouraging patients, family member to take charge to manage their chronic conditions. The study ascertains that 89% of healthcare service providers are enforcing mobile technologies, telehealth video conferencing servicers, EHR based patients portal and wearable technology to widen the engagement of chronically ill patients. 

The remote patient monitoring is a health delivery practice that uses technology to determine patient health without visiting clinical setup. The practice is an ingenious, lucrative and patient-friendly approach to healthcare.

The RPM manages chronic conditions including diabetes, COPD, Asthma, congestive heart failure, and hypertension.

RPM can estimate several things from heart rate, glucose level, oxygen level to medication tracking and temperature. It has a wide range of applications. It can be used for clinical trial monitoring, ameliorate patient adherence. RPM also has its application to check infertility, dementia and heart failure. 

The real-time access to patient’s health can help to detect the early signs of occurring health illness and can accordingly take preventive measures.

Voice app is the most common RPM device that reminds patients of their medicine or related treatment. For example, the voice app helps a patient diagnosed with diabetes to remind them to take insulin, which ultimately enables the physician to track their health and take necessary action.

The wireless ambulatory, ECG or electrocardiography are some of the other RPM devices. 

Sensors based wearable devices are suitable for RPM providing real-time medical data.

Monitoring routine helps improve the health of people and also allows the older and disabled people to live a longer life. Application of RPM results in the reduction of hospitalizations, readmissions that tends to reduce expenses as well.

The main advantage of RPM is that it has no limitation with regards to typical working hours, scheduled physical meeting and distance. 

Technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and telemedicine have the potential to transform the healthcare industry. The advancement of technology has been beneficial to provide better service and enhance the health industry.

The upcoming healthcare conference will discuss more on technological advancements and their relevance in the health industry. 

Is AI boon to Ophthalmology?

Artificial Intelligence(AI) is playing a significant role in the industry and is applicable in most of the sectors. With the increasing number of visual problems, artificial intelligence has a lot to offer in the eye care sector as well. AI has a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disease. 

A recent study suggests that AI has played an immense role in the identification of diabetic retinopathy. Researchers said that AI has matched the performance to diagnose diabetic retinopathy the same as done by the expert.  In fact, it has succeeded more than expected. It recognized the attributes from images that might indicate disease, of which the software was not even programmed.  AI on itself figured out by simply looking at other thousands of diseased and healthy eyes.

Artificial intelligence is the science that deals with computer algorithms, programs, and codes to learn, analyze, identify and interpret data.  AI is assumed to perform better than humans, especially in image recognition.  

Similarly, another research was conducted to detect glaucoma and VF loss with a visual field analysis. Usually, the detection of glaucoma takes time due to anatomical changes. If the disease is detected at an early stage then it will help to curb vision loss. Here came the innovation of an AI-based system to recognize patterns of visual field changes to detect the accurate problem and reduce time to identify it. This machine learning-based pattern was very effective in recognizing 25% to 50% of the eyes indicating VF loss than any other method. 

Scientists are finding more ways to incorporate artificial intelligence in eye care. They are aiming to use machine-learning techniques and algorithmic assessments to change the perspective of the eye care industry.

AI has also paved its way to give a new outlook to eye charts. The eye chart is dated back to the 19th century, has very low precision to detect vision ie. reading of the smallest letter. Due to its single dimension, it can prove insufficient to indicate vision loss or other changes in vision. The recent developed hardware/software platform is an algorithmic framework that executes active learning algorithms on a digital screen to rationalize the evaluation of human vision.

Zhong-Lin Lu, a chief scientist at New York University Shanghai is of the view that AI unified with neuroscience can help in testing vision better than an eye chart. He also said that AI can help in personalized aid services by using active learning principles to find an individual patient reaction and then modify the treatment accordingly.

AI and Machine Learning applications have proven beneficial for the eye care sector. When it comes to health-related disorders, proven results are a must. AI has stood to show its full potential in intelligent diagnosis in Ophthalmology. 

The upcoming conference on vision science and optometry will have discussions on the latest technological advancement related to eye vision in 2020.

Is the Cannabis industry advancing in Nanotechnology?

Earlier this month, a study by researchers at The University of New Mexico, authenticated the use of cannabis for relieving pain with negligible side effects. The study used the method of rating from 0 to 10 of a pain level, where the rating approximately decreased by three points with the use of cannabis.

One of the researchers, Jacob Vigil claimed that it was the best substitute for opioids.   

The findings revealed that the positive feedback came from those who use dried cannabis flowers, primarily flowers with high THC levels.

However, it is said that cannabis is more efficacious in nano form. The patient can directly absorb it into their bloodstream, and the effect will be felt in less than 15 minutes. Here, the correlation between nanotechnology and cannabis pays off.

Nanotechnology will be the best source for drug delivery for the cannabis industry. Scientists have also validated the use of nanotechnology to deliver dose to the particular parts or cells of the body, which will catalyst the treatment process without damaging the other healthy cells in the body. 

As nanotechnology is emerging in the cannabis industry, researchers are finding further research and applications to gain more traction to the cannabis field. 

It is the art of manipulating matter at a very minute level. Uses of nanotechnology have driven the market to the next level. Various industries are developing growth opportunities and researching on nanoscience.

Business firms are also taking the initiative to implement nanotechnology in the cannabis industry. One such firm, Geyser brand, headquartered in British Columbia is pushing its limit to bring nanotechnology into its products. The company manufactures hemp-based consumer products such as cosmetics, nutraceuticals, food, and beverages. 

Geyser has come upon the formula that their products won’t have a bitter taste that other cannabis products have. This will be a key driving factor for the cannabis industry worldwide. 

Geyser suggested that China is a big market for them to deliver there manufactured products. They are extending their markets in Europe as well. The global cannabis industry is expected to grow at $130 billion in a decade, Geyser is set to be the leader within its sector.

Similarly, Nanosphere, a U.S based company, is one of the leading companies for the delivery of cannabis products. It’s Evolve Formula is the world’s only scientifically proven nanoparticle delivery system for cannabis. 

Some scientists also suggest using nanotechnology-based cannabis products cautiously. 

Dr. Richard Sayre, chief scientific officer, said that he is worried about the accumulation of emulsification agents in specific parts of the body such as the liver, lungs, and brain.

Nanotechnology has gained momentum in the cannabis industry, but there are still many drawbacks. The future emerging industries will see exponential growth in nanotechnology. Since its inception is beneficial if researchers deeply study, there can be ways where enterprises can adopt it on a large scale.

Though the implementation of nanotechnology is expensive, many developing countries are adopting it. Most developed countries have already adopted nanotechnology and are going into the depth of it.

This is just a scrap of nanotechnology. The upcoming conference in Italy will have a thorough discussion of several aspects and scope of nanotechnology.  The International Conference On Nanotechnology And Nanomaterials is going to take place at most historic place in Europe Rome, Italy on March 02-03, 2020.

Binge eating and starving impact on physical and mental health

The recent trend of having a skinny body to be able to look attractive has had a negative impact on many. The increased pressure caused by social media and the fashion industry on young men and women has led to the development of eating disorders. The overall image of health has been portrayed wrongly before a naive crowd. 

The trend of being skinny has pushed many young people into various types of mental health issues including eating disorders, anxiety, anorexia, body dimorphism, depression and many more.

Anorexia is one such eating disorder that has two major types: the binge and purge type and the restricting type. The restricting type tends to starve itself till it reaches an unhealthy skinny frame. The other more common type tends to overeat first then feel guilty and starve and exercise on an empty stomach till they feel sick and hungry and overeat again. 

There is a plethora of physical symptoms or effects of this habit. The physical signs include Extreme weight loss, Thin or malnourished appearance, abnormally low blood counts, fatigue/ muscle weakness, sleep problems, dizziness, fingers turning bluish in complexion,thinning and damaged hair,irregular menstruation, abdominal pain,yellowish skin, dry flaky dull skin,vulnerability to cold temperatures, low blood pressure and many more.

A nature genetics paper states that 0.4- 4% of women suffer from anorexia while 0.3% of men are affected by it. 

Anorexia tends to create a distortion in the perception of the individual who is suffering. They have a tendency to see themselves as heavier than they are in reality. This includes looking into the mirror and finding body parts out of proportion and swollen. The body is unable to receive the nutrition it requires to perform day to day functions. 

Calorie intake tends to become so low that the energy produced in the body is not enough to regulate body temperature causing problems like hypothermia. Sufferers develop a very low tolerance for cold. Inadequate food intake also causes less oxygen to flow through the blood, giving rise to fatigue and low blood pressure and fainting.

People seeking recovery from Anorexia are advised to turn to eat disorder treatment experts. A team of a nutritionist, physician, and therapist can bring about expected effective results. The treatment that is given through such a team typically consists of three required components: 

Medical: If there’s any serious health issue resulting from the eating disorder behaviors, the medical method addresses it. This can include factors such as malnutrition, unstable heartbeat, amenorrhea or electrolyte imbalance. Researchers are still exploring the ways they address every concerned disorder in a better manner. 

Nutritional: A tailored meal plan for weight restoration, implementation, and other such factors are involved in the nutritional component. It further involves education about normal eating patterns and supervision by the healthcare expert. 

Therapy: This is one of the important parts of treatments as the healthcare experts try to find the issues underneath. It addresses key factors affecting due to eating disorders such as traumatic life events and helps the patient learn healthier coping skills for further development. 

The upcoming International Conference on Public Health and Nutrition discusses such various issues associated with binge eating, starving and how the disaster duo affects overall health and nutrition of people. 

New UNAIDS chief all set to end Global battle against HIV/AIDS

Our struggle with HIV/AIDS has been long and fierce. Even as we speak of this, thousands of doctors, scientists and academicians worldwide, are hard at work, eagerly waiting to make the smallest of progress. 

Every tiny step against this destructive disease is a ray of hope for the millions who are affected by it and the millions more who have a loved one strongly gripped by the disease.

So what is it that makes this disease so deadly? 

HIV is a virus that lives in human fluids.This includes blood, sexual fluids, and breastmilk. It weakens the body’s immune system, which makes it difficult for our body to fight off common infections and invasions.It has a notorious history of spreading through sexual intercourse, use of unhygienic needles and wrongly performed blood transfusions. Since it was first detected in human blood, HIV/AIDS has a bad reputation of being a killer. 

Initially it was detected in congo, Africa but soon in a few decades it became a pandemic when travellers came back to their own countries after spending time in congo, they brought the virus with them and so it spread. Soon millions were affected worldwide.  

Since the first case was reported in the 1980’s, almost 40 years of intense research and global efforts have followed. After the last chief of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé stepped down from the chair owing to accusations of mismanagement,  Director of Women and Development at the African Union Commission, Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new chief of the organization.

The new chief is hopeful that by the year 2030 AIDS will have ended as a global pandemic, although she understands that it would not be easy to achieve this goal. In a statement while expressing her gratitude she said “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV. 

The end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is a goal that is within the world’s reach, but I do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Working with all its partners, UNAIDS must continue to speak up for the people left behind and champion human rights as the only way to end the epidemic.

Ms Byanyima was appointed by Secretary-General, António Guterres, following a thorough selection procedure aided by a search committee constituted by members of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board.

Ms Byanyima started her career as a member of Parliament of the National Assembly of Uganda almost 30 years ago. She stood for the marginalized communities and women.

In its latest report issued on 13th August 2019, UNAIDS declared that there has been a 16% decline in HIV cases. 

The report claims that Africa has made giant advances in the response to AIDS since 2010, the number of death cases have fallen by 40%. AIDS related deaths have continued to decline as treatment is reaching more and more of the population.

According to sources “In 2018, key populations, including people who inject drugs, gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and prisoner.accounted for around 95 per cent of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia and in the Middle East and North Africa.”

In the 2018 international conference on HIV/AIDS, former UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé urges all to consider the 2020 targets as a wakeup call and “quicken their pace” as there are “still miles to go”.

To find out more about the efforts in response to HIV/AIDS stay updated with the latest World Conference Alerts and be sure to attend the upcoming conference in Italy.

The Riddle Behind Brain Death Myth

Lately, a popular Brazilian Neurologist has been on the foreground to break barriers on the brain death myth. It has been purposed that the same is preserved for a supply of an international multi-billion dollar transplant industry. International conference on neurology aims to cover neurological disorders which upcoming neurology conference Autrailis being held in Melbourne, Australia.

Cicero G. Coimbra who holds a Ph.D. of Medicines has been a neurologist and professor of neuroscience at the Federal University of Sau Paulo in Brazil. He has said that the recovery of comatose patients gases been often possible, with a tightly controlled medical establishment. This is further not giving doctors and medical students the facts which need to gather for the best of the patients.

As per Coimbra, the term brain death has been coined in the 1960s which was just after the first successful human heart transplant. This did trigger a demand in the transplantable vital organs which has to be harvested from patients. Further, these patients were considered as hopelessly comatose, within the medical knowledge purposed at that time.

Until then, no preliminary scientific research did exist on the brain death concept before the name came into existence. Still, calling the patients dead did make a lot of medical community to overcome, the legal hurdles which were associated in the removing of vital organs from the comatose patients.

In the late 1980s, with organ transplants being performed around the globe, several medical researchers were experimenting on animals for discovering the mechanism of blood flow to the brain. Consequently, it has been observed as the blood flow is reduced from the normal range to just about 20 to 50 percent, as termed as the brain is silent. Nevertheless, it was never dead or damaged. Within the end of the 1990s, the phenomenon is called the “ischemic penumbra” had been further demonstrated in humans, with a closed lid on the brain death myth.

19th International Conference on Neurology and Neurological Disorders

The International Conference of Neurology to be held at Melbourne, Australia determines the various studies of Neuroscience among a wide group of the audience including researchers. The major theme of the event is to make a collaborative strategy to fight neurological disorders, covering widely recognized topics of discussion. Further, Neurology 2019 aims at focusing on the latest research and tools that are required to treat diseases in a better way. This conference is one of the prominent ways to further make learning about the recent research and aspects being held on Neurology research and development.

Tackling mental issues in growing children

In the era of accidents and illness, access to good health care services can serve as a major influencer in the life and death of children. Most children who are deprived of help and suffer from mental issues need to attain medical help more often.

The rates of youth suicides have been rising in recent years, and Psychiatry Conferences put forward the issue facing among 80 percent of mentally affected children. One in three children who have a mental health condition has a higher prevalence rate than usual.

The major cause of the disability in the young population has been mostly neuropsychiatric disorders. These are considered a condition which is mainly caused by diseases affecting the nervous system. Many diseases such as ADHD, eating disorders, depression as well as autism are trending in the Neuropsychiatric conditions. If left untreated, these diseases can be detrimental in the well being of a child.

A lot of Middle Tennessee children, right from birth to age of 5 are in receiving an early diagnosis with treatment for a variety of mental conditions. This has been largely based on the federal gran who has given funding from the U.S Department of Health and Human services recently.

Additionally, with respect to educational and employment services, a lot of untreated mental health issues does put a probability that the person can be involved in a so-called juvenile justice system, This can lead to a higher risk of going ahead in the criminal justice system in the adulthood. Many studies even show much greater access in the mental health services which can decrease the rate of incarceration in an overall manner.

Almost half of the major mental health conditions have been known to be affected by an early age of 14. Further, these early intervention programs can be effective in providing adequate support for the young population. In the future, these can be well-established for a better atmosphere in the school, employment, and quality of life.

Nearly a majority of health conditions do begin by the age of 14. Due to this, an early intervention program can have a tremendous effect on the young generation. This further leads to better days in school, with stable employment status and quality of life altogether.

With the need for mental health services rising on the global standard, parents are best friends to advocate the help to their children. A lot of parents along with caregivers are empowered on to take an active role with further being on the influential side. This largely makes the child come face to face in healthcare aspects. Further, families should be thoroughly encouraged to speak boldly and say about barriers. This can give access to care and ask for what children need support when it comes to their well-being.

World Congress on Mental Health

The Neuroscience conference London 2019, presents an platform in presenting the scientific improvements of the field. The conference is one of a kind Psychiatry Conferences, which aims at making motivational keynotes in through leaders and pioneers across the globe.

It will host a variety of researchers, students as well as business professionals.

Fellow researchers from the field of psychiatry are there to participate and share their knowledge into the domain, which can give a grasp on cutting edge findings to the field of psychiatry and mental health.

Holy Grail therapy paths a new hope for cardiovascular issues

Holy Grail therapy has been on a recent series of introduction, as scientists have started to integrate the process in tackling heart attack. It is dominantly done by injecting a gene which can restart certain growth when humans are babies.

The Holy Grail heart failure sees a new domain on scientists working to regenerate many cells of human muscle. When the gene is injected during infancy, it has shown to restore tissues. Although the study has been largely done on pigs.

The people who have had heart attacks in the past have been left with patches of scaring lasting forever. This can lead to heart failure and untimely death.For these scientists have been failed to find and restore the dead tissues, which makes the organs work normally.This discovery has the aspect of changing the condition and further restore some tissues.

While restarting the growth process, it usually ends when people are in the infant stage. Many experts can be able to forgive the heart in building again and further gain full benefits of being healthy.

The process started with scientists being able to test on the hearts of the pigs, in injecting particular genes. These are known as miR-199a, which can restart the growth of specialist heart cells, after typically stopping in the infancy period.King’s College London’s researchers have been involved in injection the genes to the hearts of pigs. They observed that the heart function had been back to normal within thirty days of a heart attack.

With the similarities between pig and human heart, the scientists hope in the treatment being beneficial for people who have heart issues, within a decade of research.There had been many unsuccessful attempts before coming at a conclusion.Initially, it was regenerating the heart with stem cells, which did fail in the first attempt. There was the first account of successful cardiac repair in the case of a large animal in this domain.

The treatment hopes to bring a ray of light to the population who are suffering from heart failure. The condition of heart failure often conditions deadly affecting more than 20 million people on a worldwide scale.Around one lakh people have been affected in the UK for the condition, following a heart attack. This happens when the organ has been damaged in pumping blood properly.

The recent study undergone did manage to inject the Human MicroRNA-199a to the hearts of pigs, just after a heart attack.

World Cardiology Meeting

The World Cardiology Meeting Italy focuses on cardiology issue with methodologies for ailment remediation in the heart and cardiac diseases. The conference is one of the prominent Cardiology conferences in 2019. The conference deals and expects to explore the science behind heart issues and diseases. These conferences give an impact of expectations of treatment into cardiovascular contamination.

Robots help in recycling!

 

Each passing year there are a number of thrash companies who have estimated the garbage being accounted to around 68 million tons for recycling. This is similar to the weight which is of more than 30 million cars.

The key step in the process is happening on the fast-moving belts of conveyor, for which the workers have sorted several items like paper, plastic, and glasses. This kind of jobs has been reported as unsafe, dirty and dull. Mostly, in the facilities where workers do remove normal thrash in from the mix. International conference on green energy provides a basic criterion as to how the process of going clean can largely help the environment to thrive.

A team of researchers who are representing at MIT, have been mostly developing robotic systems which can detect the object is paper, metal or even plastic. The department has been mostly on the Computer science and Artificial intelligence Laboratory.

It has developed the “RoCycle” system which includes the soft Teflon and uses the tactile sensors on the fingerprints. This further detects the object’s size and stiffness. These are compatible with any kind of robotic arms, as RoCycle has been found to be able to have 85 percent of accuracy in detection of materials when it was stationary. The plus point is 63 percent of accurate has been on an actual stimulation of conveyer belt.

A further collaboration with Yale University, the RoCycle has been directly demonstrating the limits of many slights based sort processes. Further, there is a reliably distinguished effort on the visual of Starbuck cups. One of them is made on the paper while another is made up of plastic, which can give a vision of system troubles.

The recycling process

On wider growth, the project has been a part of large goals which can subsequently reduce the back end cost of recycling. Further, in order to go on in creating varieties, countries can create their own programs within themselves.

Currently, recycling centers haven’t been automated perfectly, with machinery being included in optical sorters. These sorters use a different wavelength light in distinguishing plastics, magnet sorters and separate iron with steel products. Further many aluminum sorters use an eddy current to remove the non-magnetic metals in it.

International Conference on Green Energy and Recycling

The international conference on Green energy and Recycling is a platform to be held at Berlin, Germany which supports the Green Energy domain and brightens the environment status through recycling. The platform focuses on varied experiences and opportunities which can enhance career growth. It is aimed at the major fields of recycling and Green energy scheduled to be held on 2nd of December 2019.

The international conference on Green energy and Recycling is a platform supporting the Green Energy domain and brighten the environment status through recycling.

Mayo Clinic offers a unique practice for treating COPD

Every year Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease affects a lot of people on a worldwide scale. The disorder is primarily caused due to smoking and further results in fatality if not treated. On a wide scale, pulmonary Disease Conferences and COPD Conference acts by giving a threshold on how to tackle the disorder in a primitive way.

A new procedure has been on the books for treating COPD. The technology which is available at the U.S.A Pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is one of the very first in the country for performing on a patient.
Emphysema hasn’t has been treated as per now for which the only alternative would be to implement invasive surgeries. The surgeries will further remove part of the abnormal lung. Citing this as a major breakthrough at the Mayo Clinic, doctors are mostly inducing invasive procedures which are known as ‘Endoscopic Volume Reduction’.”

The patient who has been treated was 18 years old when he started to smoke. Back in 2003, the patient was diagnosed with Emphysema. The usual process of breathing was largely hampered.

By the time Peterson(patient) was put into the treatment of Endoscopic Volume Reduction, FDA had approved the same as per guidelines. Just after two weeks of the successful treatment, he became one of the first in the country to adopt the procedure. As per his operation, he was using around 7 liters of Oxygen, which also suggested that it isn’t a quick recovery.

So far as the patients are concerned they are the verge of getting rid of the air. The technique can, therefore, put a little on the valve which further lets air out of the lung and doesn’t let it back inside. Thus, by reducing the volume of air, the diaphragm is made to come up and work in an efficient manner.
As per the doctors at the clinic, there has been no permanent evidence as if the procedure can extend the life expectancy. Focusing on the quality of life is the main aim here. Further, there are around 6 Mayo Clinic Paleontologists, one in Florida and two in Arizona who perform the procedures.

Currently, Endoscopic Volume Reduction is made accessible in Europe with few other countries with more than 15k patients being treated worldwide.

2nd World Congress on COPD, Asthma and Lung Health
The World Congress on COPD is about to take place in Madrid, Spain. It will revolve on the theme of “Exploring the Research Advancements and Prevention of Pulmonary Disease” with discussing the cutting edge findings of Pulmonary and Respiratory medicines. Further, the event will enlighten various people on the workshops conducted by established experts of the field with keynote sessions put forward enhancing the business.