HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A businessman from Texas has invented a miraculous new medical laser machine haled as one of the most important medical inventions and scientific advancements in modern history. The miraculous machine uses laser light energy to penetrate tissue and organs to kill harmful germs and bacteria during surgical procedures to help prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) which currently contribute to the estimated 100,000 annual deaths attributed to healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) currently rank as the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. In addition to being a leading cause of death, an estimated 2 million patients acquiring infections from healthcare providers or hospitals during the estimated 27 million surgical procedures performed each year will be required to extend their hospital stays an average of 11 to 14 days.
In an article written by surgeon Ronald Lee Nichols for the CDC, the surgeon emphasized the problem in saying "postoperative surgical site infections remain a major source of illness" and "major complications such as deep sternal infections continue to have a grave impact by increasing the duration of hospitalization as much as 20 fold and the cost to the hospital as much as fivefold", which further results in a substantial net loss to the hospital.
In addition to the immeasurable losses suffered by families and the financial impact to hospitals and healthcare providers, Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) and Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) add to the continually rising cost of healthcare and insurance while pathogens become less responsive to conventional antibiotic treatment.
The miraculous life saving machine marks a notable milestone in modern medicine by offering an effective, healthful solution to eradicate bacteria for prevention of surgical site infections and healthcare-acquired infections while reducing dependency on antibiotics, which have increasingly grown less effective in treatment of the infections.
As bacteria grow increasingly more resistant to conventional antibiotic treatment, risks to healthcare providers for complications increase which then increase costs of healthcare. Solutions to mitigate risks and to prevent surgical site infections then become increasingly more important in protecting our nation's health and welfare.
The inventor, Perry Felix, a business owner and entrepreneur hopes to license or sell his invention to acquire essential funding to help continue in his research and development of life-saving technologies.
Mr. Felix was quoted as saying "I am excited to contribute such vitally important technology to aid in saving countless lives globally. In addition to greatly reducing the number of deaths attributed to Healthcare Acquired Infections, the technology will reduce dependency on antibiotics, reduce healthcare costs and reduce complications and risk of infection from surgical procedures."
|SOURCE Perry Felix|
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