New pen designed to stop seizures
Device could help save lives
- Duration 2:52
- Date Jul 15, 2012
Device could help save lives
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I did you know that every two minutes in this country someone dies from a neurological emergencies but now there's a new device that say they could actually help save.
Time and lives and that this money this is amazing what is this new device and how can I come -- and you risen and strokes that sort of.
Government seizure of before I get into this he has promised to them by the end of the year I'm going to be board certified internal medicine talking about all his medical -- -- half I thought hey I'm getting urology degrees and looks I hit my -- -- talk about seizure and that's basically the whole change in the electrical activity of the brain.
I don't know if you've seen anybody that has had seizure but you know I've seen a couple of times and it's really scary and you're standing next to somebody -- us and it happened I was trying to get a soda.
And this person next to me just felons are having but one of these generalized seizure which is really scary.
The first thing you want to do is if you're the only one there not to panic.
And try to basically stable their head that's a person they wanna do because they start banging their head indicating did you themselves turned into this side and make -- -- not prosperity.
But did did it did treatment for seizure is to give them an IV injection of something called Laura as a pound doesn't matter -- to calm them down.
How many people out there walking -- -- there -- Or even if you haven't how do you put its -- was having a real seizure.
Now the new thing is just like -- at keypad morality is it.
They're coming up we -- large scale study of over seven the hospital's -- -- -- -- said if somebody is having seizure.
You can just give them a quick injection.
I mean 73%.
Of the time they are -- in the -- I'm glad values Talbot epi -- people -- you -- keep the doctor says carrier epi pen so what doctor Siegel if you suffer from seizures.
Will you be able to carry this morass -- -- and.
It's gotta be that when as the iMac imagine another name for the -- -- its Versa we -- -- and all kinds of procedures okay we're not there yet but that's the hope in the future for the first thing about seizures and we've said this before the program.
Is to get.
Medical professionals on the -- If you're having a seizure it's not -- do it yourself situation.
You wanna call -- warn you want an ambulance there but this study is very uninteresting it was a done a thousand patients.
And -- -- what we call randomized double blinded study we love those it was done really really well.
Went legit study and it shows that instead of giving an intravenous you stop the seizure much better if you gave.
The shot in the arm or it might -- what we call an intra muscular injection that's probably the way to go in the in the future Erica is reporting out.
You may be able to do that yourself but now you're not ready to do that yourself.
This is kind of an instruction for your message and instruction for arriving in which give them a shot stuff decision because if you don't stop -- -- Status epileptic uses the term for that five to thirty minutes.
-- -- -- fairly high chance that something bad can happen your brain can -- you can have a problem with your nerves.
Up to 20% aren't death -- was it only a good one in the absence certainly hope we get that out on the market -- get a whole concept -- so.