Why Are The Majority of Microspirometers NOT Smart But Expensive?

As I was searching the commonwealth, er…I mean web… on Saturday I ended up venting a bit to a blogger buddy of mine (who also happens to be a doctor) about the price of a piece of medical equipment.

If only I could craft one like you can items in Fallout 4, I’d be in business.  I could charge half of the going rate for these things & still make a killing in caps, er…I mean money.

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Smart Blood Pressure Comparison: iHealth Ease Vs. Accutension

First off, please allow me to say that I really greatly value a company that interacts with their users & works to be communicative.  Junfeng Zhao of Accuntension has been nothing but a wonderfully customer oriented & involved founder & I sincerely appreciate that.

There was a bit of a learning curve with this device for me.

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Smart Oximeter Comparisons: Edge vs. iSp02 vs. iOximeter

With my hasty exit from work last July due to a rapid desaturation (loss of oxygen), my SafeHeart iOximeter smart oximeter was a casualty. It was lost. It’s possible if & when I can return to work, I will locate it because last I remember it was in one of my drawers. I kept that one as a back-up to have one in case I needed an emergency read at work & I do remember using it that day to monitor things since I was feeling off.  Continue reading

Unboxing: HÜD (Mole Scanner)

Lately I’ve been actually receiving these devices I’ve ordered through Indiegogo.

I haven’t had the chance to try out my Accutension blood pressure kit yet because the company has been promising some video updates & further instruction since I found the enclosed instructions a bit confusing.  I didn’t want to review that device until I had all the possible tools & instructions available to give it a fair & honest review.

The latest device to arrive on Friday was my smart mole scanner.

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Hospital Drug Shortages & Swaps -Potential Care Wrinkle(s)

One or two of my drugs are on the most recent FDA drug shortage list linked in this article.  While this issue is of great concern to me (as it should be), I have found it’s not just drugs on the actual shortage list that I’ve had issues with getting while I’ve been hospitalized for various things over time. It’s been others, too.

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Worthwhile IndieGoGo for “Lungies”

I recently found a great Kickstarter project called Dr. Poket for medication management & I did this blog post about it.  But one of my support group friends/Gift of Life stay buddies posted about this IndieGoGo project the same day (on Facebook) I found this company. The company’s  product account also connected with me on Twitter that same morning.  I was very excited about this device too because one thing that will never go away for me – either now, or after my lung transplant – is the need to measure my lung function on a regular basis…

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Pill Tracking Can Be Time Consuming – But Such Is Life… (Pre & Post Transplant)

Right now, I take about 8 different medicines to keep LAM & TSC in check as well as a few other conditions (like reflux & allergies).  One of them is an immunosuppressant commonly used in kidney transplants.  However, this is nothing compared to what I will be taking post-transplant. I thought this was a good teachable moment for people to understand one of the trade-offs that transplant recipients make & part of the reason why the after-care expenses can be a bit much…

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