Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to use Retina Vue Network for diabetic retinopathy screening

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, affecting millions of Americans today. What’s even more worrisome is that primary-care practices can prevent vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy, but many don’t have the equipment to run assessment tests. It’s high time the medical industry becomes aware there’s now new technology that can save patients’ vision, and it’s incredibly easy and cost-effective to use.

The Welch Allyn RetinaVue Network is an affordable and effective diabetic retinopathy screening tool that can double patient-compliance rates in just 12 months. It involves an incredibly simple four-step process, which is outlined below.

  • Acquire: After entering required patient information, use the RetinaVue RV 100 Imager to acquire images of each eye. You’ll know the image is successful when the green checkmark appears on the camera. Remember to save the good-quality images.
  • Transfer: Place the RV 100 Imager in the docking station and click “Submit Exam” to transfer images.
  • Analyze: After transferring images, a board-certified retinal specialist will evaluate the exam. The specialist will identify, classify and document all levels of diabetic retinopathy.
  • Report: A diagnostic report provided by the retinal specialist will be returned that same day. This report includes the patient information, images, a diagnostic report and referral/screening plan.

Patients shouldn’t have to suffer from vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy, a highly treatable condition. Bring the Welch Allyn RetinaVue Network into your primary-care practice to improve patient care and earn in more revenue. You can visit Medical Device Depot today to learn more.

Testing for sudomotor dysfunction

Diabetes is a complex condition that often causes a variety of complications, one of them being autonomic neuropathy (or autonomic dysfunction). From the digestive system to heart and blood vessels, autonomic neuropathy affects numerous body systems all at once. It’s important your practice is prepared to diagnose and treat the wide range of symptoms that patients with this condition can experience.

Sudomotor dysfunction refers to the symptom of diabetic autonomic neuropathy that affects a person’s sweat glands. Patients experiencing sudomotor dysfunction might sweat excessively, especially after eating even non-spicy foods and at night. Sudomotor dysfunction also causes patients to not sweat at all, even when it’s extremely hot outside. Sweat, of course, is needed to keep the body cool.

To diagnose sudomotor dysfuntion, along with other common features of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, your practice should invest in equipment that provides a precise evaluation of sweat gland function. The SudoCheck Sudomotor Testing device is a new method that tests the electrochemical reaction between electrodes and the chloride of stimulated sweat glands, which allows your staff to discover information that otherwise would go undetected. It’s backed by 30 years of documented medical studies and features a variety of benefits, including Sympathetic Skin Response and Body Composition Analyzer.

To learn more about the SudoCheck Sudomotor Testing system, and how you can use this new method in your practice, visit Medical Device Depot. Here you can receive the newest technologies for an affordable cost, ensuring your practice is prepared to provide the best patient care possible.

Bring more patients to your practice with a complete allergy testing kit

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and that number may continue to grow in the near future. While some individuals with allergies experience only mild symptoms, others struggle to stay alert each day and need immediate relief. Your practice can provide their solution, and to do so, all you need is a complete allergy testing kit that allows in-house medical staff to both test and treat patients with allergies.

There are two main ways to test allergies: skin tests and blood tests. The Medical Device Depot allergy testing kit uses the skin-testing method, which is fast, reliable and usually less expensive than blood testing. Along with saving money by choosing the more affordable test solution, you’ll also increase reimbursement by delivering a complete allergy solution to your practice.

The allergy testing kit is designed to find the substance that triggers an allergic response in patients. The kit includes everything your staff needs to start a comprehensive allergy program, and it also features patient-specific immune-modulating treatment to prevent allergies from worsening.

Drive more patients to your practice with a comprehensive allergy kit. The starter kit from Medical Device Depot pays for itself after just 10 tests! Visit our site today to learn more about this essential medical tool and other high-quality equipment.