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:12/2/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Halfway ... Dental Medicine has provided preventative dental services to more than 15,900 children 5 years ... First 5 LA pledged $38 million over a span of five years to Western ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... More than 100 business, civic, community and ... the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Mayor’s Luncheon Dec. 9, 2016. This inaugural event, hosted by ... support to UNCF-member institutions, including Miles College, Oakwood University, Tuskegee University, Stillman College ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... U.S. Surgeon ... interview with Mediaplanet, Dr. Murthy explains how he was inspired to practice medicine at ... learned that medicine is about more than making diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he states. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet is proud ... Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized nutrition that are ... are prolonging life 6 years in the last 3 decades,” says Dr. Valentine ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Rijuven Corp launches rejiva ( http://www.rejiva.com ), a ... No other wearable health technology on the market can deliver all that rejiva can. ... meaningful insights about their health than the usual heart rate and steps taken”, adds ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... December 2, 2016 On Thursday, the ... the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.36% higher, to finish ... 0.35%. Losses were broad based as six out of nine ... research reports on the following Services equities: Myriad Genetics Inc. ... QGEN ), INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 The concept of rare diseases and the ... this sector has been taking shape in Europe ... aspects and initiatives related to orphan medicinal products have been ... of member states individually. Many member states in the EU ... of orphan medicinal products, the result of which took the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 1, 2016 Around the corners of world, ... each habitable land present over earth. Cancer has become ... in a life time this is because of the ... now. Given the steady increase in global cancer incidence ... spiraling healthcare costs of treatment, there is increasing interest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: