The Abicana webstore
Welcome to this online presentation of medical equipment. Some of the products presented is for strictly professional use andd some of it is suited for home treatment or homebased check of the health status. By buying medical equipment online you can get items that are not to be found in your local drug-store or medical stores, or you can get equipment for a cheaper prize.
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Good stores for medical and veterinary equipment
Carido-vascular equipment like blood pressure and puls monitors
Diabetes care products
Products for dental care
Thermometers to measure body temperature
Equipment for theraputic massage and body comfort massage
Urinary and gynechological equipment
Instruments for digestive treatment, like products for the care of the rectum, anus and colon
About blood pressure and blood pressure monitoring and measurement
Great medical stores
Equipment for medical treatment and nursing of all kind - Blood pressur monitors, fever thermometers, enama equipment, orthopaedic items, catheters and urinary support, equipment for cardiac and circulatory support, respiratory items, exercise gears, items for ulcer and injury nursing, and much more.
Equipment for massage, spa and aromatherapy - for home and professional use: Massagers: Massagers and therapy equipment, oils and liniments, massage and treatment tables and chairs, bolsters and accessories.
HealthCheck systems a special store for diagnostic equipment and much of it suited for home use - Here you find all kind of equipment for monitoring vital functions and for assesment of the state of health. There are equipment for home use and professional use.
Dino Direct- Consumer electronics, security products, medical instruments and much more: - This is a general low prize store that sell all types of techical equipment for very good prizes. The store has a large inventory of consumer electronics and electronic security products for persons, homes and offices. It also has a lot of advanced medial product and instruments.
Speciality Health Service - Product to aid people with any type of functional impairment:Product to help keep a normally active life: Bath safety & hygiene tools, Bedroom help tools, Aids to read books & Audio, Helping tools for daily living, Dressing aids, Electronic devices, Emergency alerts, Ergonomic products, Exercise therapy equipment, Home maintainance aids, Home health care equipment, Memory help, Mobility equipment, Recreation & hobbies, Vitamins & supplements, Watches & jewelry, Winter weather aids.
Life uniform - proffessionalo clothes for medical personal and laboratory use - Smart styled working clothes for doctors and health care and laboratory workers.
Pet Source - a comprehensive store of veterinary products. - This stor contains anything the owner of a pet needs to take care of the animal. It also has a lot of vetinary products for professional use. You can find farmacological and althernative drugs for the pet to prevent and to treat diseases. You can find devices and instruments to examine and treat the pet.
Blood pressure monitors
Just examples of the many products:
Heart rate monitors
Cheap diabetes supply products
By going through any of these product links you can find a large inventory of cheap products for care of diabetic persons, for example blood glocose monitors, scalpels for blood glucose monitors and strips to collect blood and insert into the monitors.
Products for care of the teeth
By clicking at the products links you can read more about the exhibited product or find many other dental products.
All types of thermometers - Here is exhibited one of the many therometer products. It is curved so it easily holds itself while the probe easily reach any place you prefere to measure the temperature. By clicking at the link, you will find many other thermometer products to choose from. Tympanic thermometers. Rectal thermometers. Oral therometers. Therometer strips and more.
A food store for massage and physiotherapy equipment
Some massage products from other stores:
Back braces - through this link these products can be found in many variants and sizes
Urinary and gynechological equipment
This is a good source of diaper products and smart clothes for people with imcontinence problems like underwear and swimming suits - The shop sjezializes in diaper products for greater children, teens and adults.
Urinary catheters - Here is just one example of the many urinary catheter products to be found. By going through the links you will find many more variants, many more sizes and you canfind them as single units or in bulk quantities. You can find total sets with catheters, extarnal tubing and bags, or fin these components separately.
Vaginal specula - By going through the link you can find them in sveral sizes.
Irrigation products - these products are multipurpose to be used in several body areas or orefices in professional settings or after instruction from a health care professional. They are also fine for many non-medical purposes, for example for measuring up specific quantities of liquids and for injection of liquids in finer techical equipment. They are presented however in this section of the page.
Equipment for digestive help
Digestive catheters for various specific purposes - These type of equipment are found in many sizes by going through these links.
Equipment for examination and treatment through the rectal opening
ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
Type of blood pressure and normal values.
There are several inds of blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries when the heart is fully contracted. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart is fully relaxed between the beats.
There is also venous blood pressure. This is more or less constant during all faces of the heart beats.
The average pressure throughout the cardiac cycle is reported as mean arterial pressure. The pulse pressure reflects the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures measured.
Normal ranges for blood pressure in adult humans are:
Systolic: less than 120 mmHg (2.32 psi or 15 kPa)
Diastolic: less than 80 mmHg (1.55 psi or 10 kPa)
The traditional ausculatory way of measuring the blood pressure.
Ausculatory means that one uses one's ear as a means by the measuring process. By this method one uses an inflatable cuff. The cuff is connected to a pump, usually a rubber hand pump. It is also connected to a pressure measurig device - a manometer. The manometer can be based on mercury column hight (mercury manometer), a spring technology (aneroid manometer) or on digital sensors. The mercury manometer is regarded as the basic standard methods, since it is accurate without any calibration.
One ties the inflatable cuff around the over-arm, the wrist or some other places where arteries are easily accessed, and holds that place in the same hight as the heart. During measurement one listens to the artery by a stetoscope at a place more distant to the heart than the cuff, but fairly near the cuff, for example at the inner side of the elbow.
The cuff is inflated until the blood stops to flow through the artery, and somewhat more. When one does not hear anything in the steoscope, the pressure in the cuff has exceeded the systolic blood pressure and the blood flow has topped. Then one releases the air slowly until one hears a whooshing or pounding sound. Now the pressure in the cuff is exactly like the systolic blood pressure, and this pressure is noted from the manometer.
Then one releases the air slowly further until the whooshing sound stops and there is not any more sounds. Now the pressure in the cuff is equal to the diastolic blood pressure, and this is noted.
Oscilometric blood presure monitoring
Oscillometric methods are sometimes used in the long-term measurement and
sometimes in general practice. The equipment is functionally similar to that of
the auscultatory method, but with an electronic pressure sensor (transducer)
fitted in to detect blood flow, instead of using the stethoscope and the
expert's ear. In practice, the pressure sensor is a calibrated electronic device
with a numerical readout of blood pressure. To maintain accuracy, calibration
must be checked periodically, unlike the inherently accurate mercury manometer.
In most cases the cuff is inflated and released by an electrically operated pump
and valve, which may be fitted on the wrist (elevated to heart height), although
the upper arm is preferred. They vary widely in accuracy, and should be checked
at specified intervals and if necessary recalibrated.
Oscillometric measurement requires less skill than the auscultatory technique, and may be suitable for use by untrained staff and for automated patient home monitoring.
The cuff is inflated to a pressure initially in excess of the systolic blood pressure, and then reduces to below diastolic pressure over a period of about 30 seconds. When blood flow is nil (cuff pressure exceeding systolic pressure) or unimpeded (cuff pressure below diastolic pressure), cuff pressure will be essentially constant. It is essential that the cuff size is correct. Undersized cuffs may yield too high a meaure, whereas oversized cuffs yields too low a value. When blood flow is present, but restricted, the cuff pressure, which is monitored by the pressure sensor, will vary periodically in synchrony with the cyclic expansion and contraction of the brachial artery, i.e., it will oscillate. The values of systolic and diastolic pressure are computed, not actually measured from the raw data.
Oscillometric monitors may produce inaccurate values in patients with heart and circulation disturbances, for example arterial sclerosis, arrhythmia, preeclampsia, pulsus alternans, and pulsus paradoxus.
Measuring blood pressure with a sond placed inside an artery gives the best
result. Blood pressure measurement with intravascular cannulas involves direct
measurement of arterial pressure though a cannula needle in an artery (usually
radial, femoral, dorsalis pedis or brachial). This is usually done by an
anesthesiologist or surgeon in a hospital.
The cannula must be connected to a sterile, fluid-filled system, which is connected to an electronic pressure transducer. The advantage of this system is that pressure is constantly monitored beat-by-beat, and a waveform (a graph of pressure against time) can be displayed. This invasive technique is regularly employed in human and veterinary intensive care medicine, anesthesiology, and for research purposes.
Cannulation for invasive blood pressure monitoring is infrequently associated with complications such as thrombosis, infection, and bleeding. Patients with invasive arterial monitoring require very close supervision, as there is a danger of severe bleeding if the line becomes disconnected. It is generally reserved for patients where rapid variations in blood pressure are anticipated.
Invasive Blood Pressure monitors are pressure monitoring systems designed to acquire pressure information for display and processing. There are a variety of invasive blood pressure monitors for trauma, critical care, and operating room applications. These include single pressure, dual pressure, and multi-parameter (i.e. pressure / temperature). The monitors can be used for measurement and follow-up of arterial, central venous, pulmonary arterial, left atrial, right atrial, femoral arterial, umbilical venous, umbilical arterial, and intracranial pressures.
Blood pressure parameters are derived in the monitor's microcomputer system. Usually, systolic, diastolic and mean pressures are displayed simultaneously for pulsatile waveforms (i.e. arterial and pulmonary arterial). Some monitors also calculate and display CPP (cerebral perfusion pressure). Normally, a zero key on the front of the monitor makes pressure zeroing extremely fast and easy. Alarm limits may be set to assist the medical professional responsible for observing the patient. High and low alarms may be set on displayed temperature parameters.
Differences in the results form the methods
In practice the different methods do not give identical results. An algorithm and experimentally obtained coefficients are used to adjust the oscillometric results to give readings which match the auscultatory as well as possible. Some equipment uses computer-aided analysis of the instantaneous blood pressure waveform to determine the systolic, mean, and diastolic points. Since many oscillometric devices have not been validated, caution must be given as most are not suitable in clinical and acute care settings.
the text is compiled from wikipedia.org)