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Colour-changing burns bandages begin clinical trials

Bandages that change colour and glow when a wound gets infected could be manufactured as early as 2017 if clinical trials go well. 

The bandages, developed at the University of Bath, are being tested with patient samples from four UK hospitals to statistically determine how effective they are. 

Sadly burns often have symptoms of infection but actual infection is much rarer. At the moment infection diagnosis takes up to two days and requires removing dressings, a painful and upsetting process for burns patients which can slow healing and cause scarring. Antibiotics are also prescribed as a precaution while the tests are conducted.

Colour-changing bandages would give an early-warning that real infection is taking hold, meaning medics could provide better and quicker treatment. 

The bandage contains gel in tiny capsules. When infection-causing bacteria are present the capsules dissolve and release the gel which then fluoresces bright yellowy-green, alerting patients and medics to the problem. 

If they do make it onto wards the bandages would not only improve treatment but save money through cutting down on the cost of tests and drug prescriptions. They would also help tackle the threat of drug-resistant bacteria because there wouldn’t be a need to prescribe as many antibiotics as a precaution. 

Images: University of Bath

anonymous asked:

Lab tech at an eye doctor here and here's some advice. Leave the fake eyelashes, winged eyeliner, and huge amounts of mascara and eye shadow at home when you come for an appointment. I just wiped half a sephora counter off my equipment after testing one patient! If you really need to put your makeup on after the exam we have a bathroom and 20 mirrors, including magnifier mirrors, that I will HAPPILY let you borrow if it means not having mascara stains on my equipment.


Here’s what I’ve been whittling on! Link’s Wooden Sword from the Twilight Princess game. I looooveee making swords especially out of wood, and have fiiinally got a proper roughing knife to whittle with! No more scary box cutter whittling! I also sprung for a nice piece of walnut wood, stained it a bit with the tannins in coffee (smells nice!) and made some wood polish/sealer from beeswax and olive oil. It worked out better than expected! which is great because I am never patient enough to test things out on scraps first… Just have to do the handle wrap and then I can check it off the list :)

Today we had a patient who seemed a bit slow, and we were trying to screen for intellectual disability. The conversation went like this:

BOSS: Did you ever have to take special classes in school?

PATIENT: All the time.

BOSS: Have you ever taken an IQ test?

PATIENT: I don’t know.

MY BOSS: Has anyone ever told you that you’re intellectually disabled?

PATIENT: I don’t know what that means.

BOSS: Has anyone ever told you that you were mentally retarded?

PATIENT: Yeah, and I punched them in the fucking face.

Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD

Scientists have raised hopes for a radical new therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a procedure that can dampen down fears linked to painful memories.

The advance holds particular promise for patients because in early tests, researchers found they could reduce anxieties triggered by specific memories without asking people to think about them consciously.

That could make it more appealing than exposure therapy, which aims to help patients overcome their phobias by making them confront their fears in a safe environment, for example by encouraging them to handle spiders or snakes in the clinic.

The new technique, called fMRI decoded neurofeedback (DecNef), was developed by scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab in Japan. Mitsuo Kawato, who worked with researchers in the UK and the US on the latest study, said he wanted to find an alternative to exposure therapy, which has a 40% drop-out rate among PTSD patients.

“We always thought this was ambitious, but it worked the way we hoped it would,” said Ben Seymour, a clinical neuroscientist and member of the team at Cambridge University. “We don’t completely erase the fear memory, but it is substantially reduced.”

A brain image showing a pattern activity across the brain associated with one of the fear-triggering stimuli. Photograph: Mitsuo Kawato/Ben Seymour

Happiness is attained by three things: being patient when tested, being thankful when receiving a blessing, and being repentant upon sinning.

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

And We will surely test you until We make evident those who strive among you [for the cause of Allah ] and the patient, and We will test your affairs.

-Surah Muhammad | 47:31.

anonymous asked:

TUAFW you are in lecture at a hospital and the lecturer keeps talking about how terrible all autistic patients are and you sit there feeling awful because you know you've been a difficult patient, but also the test you run is 30 shades of sensory hell, and even you go into shutdowns over it sometimes. Just like. You have an autie in your class and its not our fault the test is sensory hell and you won't let us stim while you set us up. I promise to be a better tech than that. :( 🎡

konekonami  asked:

Leaves a small bottle of sake for the swordsman and a note: "Happy Valentine's Day, Zoro! You don't seem to like chocolate, so I got you this instead." Underneath that was, "Don't mess this day up for anyone!!!"

Took the bottle eagerly like a child presented a gift on a christmas by their parents, Zoro’s grinning at the redhead navigator. “You’re so generous today, Nami? Will there be an apocalypse tomorrow?”

Boy, this little girl look tasty. Hehe, thanks. Happy Valentine to you too or whatever.” Gulping on it rather hurriedly (and greedily), Zoro took a notice on the woman’s face.” Don’t worry. I have delivered the chocs already. Though I didn’t know if she’s appreciated it or not. What about you and the cook?”