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How Does Technology Help People with Blindness?: Bloomberg recently published an article discussing how technology can improve the quality of life for people with blindness. The fact that the article was written by a blind person proves technology can help with daily tasks. In this case, the author describe writing with a customized PC that enlarges icons and text. It is one example of many technologies that can help people with blindness. Others include the following: Magnifying text: Tablets and smartphones can use apps to work as magnifiers. In the Bloomberg article, the author mentions how they use these apps to read restaurant menus, signs and other important information. Apps like Make it Big or LargeType are examples. Giving directions: Some smartphone and tablet apps like BlindSquare use GPS and voice guidance to provide detailed directions for people with blindness. Depending on the app, users receive turn-by-turn directions that help with navigation. Future apps may offer directions... Read More » The post How Does Technology Help People with Blindness? appeared first on Retinopathy of Prematurity. http://bit.ly/2kWsjhx #ROPResources #Blindness
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Can Being Mean to Your Child’s Doctor Lead to Worse Care? #MedicalNegligence #Pediatrics
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Why Do Preemies Need Treatment for ROP?: Premature or low-birth weight babies are at-risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP occurs because blood vessels in the eyes develop outside of the womb. These conditions are not optimal, and with ROP, blood vessels grow abnormally. If left untreated, this abnormal growth may cause retinal detachment and permanent blindness. ROP may also resolve on its own without treatment. However, there is no way for doctors to know beforehand if ROP will not progress. Once ROP reaches a certain threshold, the risk of retinal detachment and blindness increase substantially. For these reasons, it is very important for preemies to receive treatments like laser therapy, which stop abnormal blood vessel growth and prevent blindness. What Can Happen When Preemies Do Not Receive Treatment for ROP? It helps to understand what happens when preemies do not receive treatment for ROP. The consequences of not receiving treatment are very apparent in the... Read More » The post Why Do Preemies Need Treatment for ROP? appeared first on Retinopathy of Prematurity. http://bit.ly/2kMK42Q #ROPTreatment #Preemies
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This Common Health Condition is a Major Cause of Preventable Hospital Deaths #MedicalMalpractice #HospitalSafety
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Will Stem Cells Become a Treatment for Blindness?: Recent studies suggest stem cells may be a useful treatment for blindness in the near future. Two recent studies suggest stem cells have potential for treating conditions that cause retinal degeneration. Scientists with the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan used adult stem cells taken from mice to grow new retina tissue. This tissue was then transplanted into mice with late-state retinal degeneration. After the procedure, the scientists tested the mice to see if their vision was restored. According to the results, 40 percent of the mice regained the ability to see light after one month. However, the researchers were quick to note that it may be many years before this treatment is tested on humans. Another study recently published in Cell Stem Cell carried out a similar procedure on mice. These scientists found a way to prevent the immune system from rejecting stem cells used to rebuild photoreceptors,... Read More » The post Will Stem Cells Become a Treatment for Blindness? appeared first on Retinopathy of Prematurity. http://bit.ly/2k4z1VZ #ROPTreatment #StemCells
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Can You Be Billed for Medical Mistakes? #MedicalMalpractice #MedicalNews
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Should All Premature Babies Be Screened for ROP?: There are no excuses for doctors to not screen premature/and or low-birth weight babies for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). It is well established by the medical community that these babies have a heightened risk of developing the condition. Premature babies are at risk for this condition because blood vessel development in the eyes occurs outside of the womb. The environment outside of the womb is not ideal for this development, and it can cause blood vessels in the eyes to grow abnormally. These blood vessels are inelastic, leak fluid and stick to the retina. Over time, they rug at the retina. If left untreated, this process can cause retinal detachment and permanent blindness. Babies born at three pounds or less, or who are born before 30 weeks’ gestation, are most at risk for developing ROP. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), the smaller a baby is at birth, the... Read More » The post Should All Premature Babies Be Screened for ROP? appeared first on Retinopathy of Prematurity. http://bit.ly/2iWVp49 #ROPResources #Blindness
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Are Superbug Infections the Ultimate Patient Safety Threat? #MedicalNegligence #PatientCare
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Are Mothers of Preemies More Likely to Suffer from Depression?: Researchers with Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital in Australia have discovered mothers of preemies are at a heightened risk for developing depression. According to a study conducted by the researchers, mothers who do not receive psychological help after delivering prematurely are five times more likely to suffer from depression than those who do receive help. To gather data for the study, researchers analyzed two groups of women. Mothers who received monthly visits from a psychologist for nine months, and those who did not. Researchers found 27 percent of mothers who did not receive monthly visits suffered from depression. By contrast, only 5 percent of mothers who received help developed depressive symptoms. This is not the first study to find a link between depression and delivering prematurely. A study conducted by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found 40 percent of mothers developed depression in the weeks after giving birth to a premature baby.... Read More » The post Are Mothers of Preemies More Likely to Suffer from Depression? appeared first on Retinopathy of Prematurity. http://bit.ly/2iC61oM #PreventingPrematureBirth #Preemies
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4 Common Pharmacy Mistakes that Can Harm Patients #MedicationErrors #Prescription
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