Navigation Links
Cheap Indian devices sought to treat sleep disorder

Sleep disorder specialists in the US and Canada are looking to India to procure cheap dental sleep devices to treat sleep disorders.//

"Our consortium is trying to network to provide cost-effective sleep disorder treatment and devices in India," John Remmers, a pioneer in the study of sleep disorder based in Calgary, Canada, told IANS.

Besides Remmers, the consortium would include Christian Guilleminault, known as the father of sleep medicine, and his associate Sathya Kallur, a dental surgeon who shuttles between New York and Bangalore where he has clinics.

The specialists are looking at the possibility of setting up clinics in the country in association with the Indian Dental Forum.

"The group will focus on dental sleep medicine and open clinics for cost- effective treatment and oral devices," said Rummers.

Oral or sleep apnea appliances are devices that are worn in the mouth during sleep to reposition the lower jaw so that the airway is supported in such a way that air can flow more freely.

This reduces or eliminates snoring and can treat sleep apnea, leading to a more restful night. Sleep apnea is a condition where people stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep.

It is estimated that 20 percent of the population anywhere snores, which is a major indication of a disruptive sleep pattern.

"India could well become a cost- effective manufacturing hub for the oral device, which is currently very expensive," said Sunil Sharma, Director of Sleep Medicine Research at the University of South Carolina.

The dental device is not always effective. Continued use is suggested only after evaluation of a patient during sleep after the treatment has been initiated.

In case of failure, one of the options is to go for corrective laser surgery of the tissue behind the throat, which controls the air passageway.

Sharma is currently researching on how yoga exercis es can help improve sleep pattern.

With not many sleep disorder specialists in India, the experts see possibilities of collaborating through tele-medicine, with data collected by a sleep recorder being transmitted for automated interpretation in the US or Canada, as both countries have special clinics in thousands.

In the capital to attend the workshop-cum-conference Sleepcon 2005 organised by the Indian Sleep Disorders Association (ISDA) in collaboration with the Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Remmers said he was planning to make his own device to detect sleep disorder.

Called the Remmers Sleep Recorder, the device costing $7,000 is able to provide a sleep breathing pattern test at home for $5, as against the more expensive gold standard Polysomnography for more extensive tests.

"In March I will be back to kick off a symposium and promotion. I am here to promote my device, which has been in use for four years in Calgary. Every night around 40 recorders go out for recording the sleep pattern of people," said Remmers.

While keen to supply the recorder in India, Remmers is also looking for Indian manufacturers willing to produce the device here to make it more affordable.

IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax
2. A Cheap Device to Stop Snoring from New Zealand
3. Scientists Developed Cheap Way To Assess Sleep
4. Small Cars, Anti-AIDS And Anti-Cancer Drugs Would Be Cheaper
5. Inaccurate Counts with Cheap Pedometers – Researcher Find
6. Cheaper Vaccines From Tomatoes To Fight HIV, Hepatitis B
7. Drug Firms Competing to Produce Cheap and Effective bird flu vaccine
8. Diabetics to get Relief from Cheaper Drugs
9. Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic
10. Safer ICU’s: Cheap, Simple, “Low-Tech” Steps Wrk
11. Scientists Boost Production of Cheap Malaria Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Reassured For Life ( http://www.reassured.ca ), is now open. , ... licensed broker Nerissa McNaughton. “I launched this firm because I know talking about life, ... necessary conversation. I make it easy. As a broker I have access to all ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... "As a doctor of lung medicine managing ... available on the market," said an inventor from Center Valley, Pa. "My idea is ... patient." , He developed the patent-pending PLEURAL SAFE-t-STAT CATHETER KIT to offer an efficient ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... Augusta, GA (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... is teaming up with the Epilepsy Foundation in a community wide charity event with ... region. , Delaney Sunde, a young local woman who lives with epilepsy, recently launched ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... to renovate and improve the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility located in Saint ... the $2.5 million project is scheduled to start in late 2017/early 2018. ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Hospital M&A activity slowed in the ... number of hospital acquisitions rose to 23 in the second quarter, up 15% from ... from the 20 announced deals in the year-ago second quarter. Only four of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... 2017 The Institute for In Vitro Sciences ... recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure system thanks to ... The device, which is designed to replace animals in ... cells to airborne test materials in an environment that ... system for testing combustible tobacco products, as well as ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... England , July 5, 2017 Wolfmet ... perfect answer as physics and manufacturing combine to progress molecular ... thyroid, existing SPECT systems are unable to accurately quantify the ... only limited information regarding the success of this radiotherapy treatment ... ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... Md. , June 30, 2017 In ... since the start of May, at least ten diagnostic ... include private investments, public offerings and a loan facility.  ... million to almost $80 million.  Kalorama Information provides a ... of its Diagnostics Knowledge Center. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: