Here’s everything you should know about Haemophilia and it’s Diagnosis!

Haemophilia is a group of rare inherited blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly. In other words, someone with hemophilia may continue to bleed for longer than normal if they are injured or start bleeding for other reasons.

Usually, they are three forms of Haemophilia based on the missing or inadequate clotting factor.

  •  Haemophilia A
    It is the most common form, and it is widely acknowledged as the classic form. It refers to a deficiency or defect in clotting factor VIII, also referred to as FVIII.
  •  Haemophilia B
    It is due to a deficiency of factor IX. About 66 percent of factor IX haemophilia is traceable to genetics, and without enough factor IX, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding.
  • Haemophilia C
    It is caused by a deficiency in factor XI. It is typically a mild form of the disorder where people do not experience spontaneous bleeding. It has an unpredictable nature which makes it really difficult to be treated or managed.

How does one get this condition?
Haemophilia is a genetic disorder.

Is it curable?
There’s no cure yet, although various therapies have proven effective in managing the symptoms. Also with proper treatment and self-care, most people with haemophilia can maintain an active, productive lifestyle.

April 17 is known as World Haemophilia Day

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Excessive bleeding from injuries
  • Many large or deep bruises
  • Unusual bleeding after vaccinations
  • Pain, swelling or tightness in joints due to internal bleeding
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Nosebleeds without a known cause

How can Haemophilia be diagnosed?
For most hemophilic patients the disorder is passed down from the family genes.  However, about one-third of cases occur in the absence of it and arise due to a spontaneous mutation in the affected gene.

There are three ways to determine if you are a carrier:

Family tree — If you have a son with haemophilia and have another male relative with the disorder, then you are a carrier. No additional tests are needed.

Clotting factor — If the clotting factor level in your blood is below 50 percent of normal, you are probably a carrier and have mild haemophilia Other tests may be necessary.

DNA test — A DNA test can look for the mutation that caused haemophilia in your son or another relative, and compare it to your DNA.

Moderate and mild haemophilia may not be diagnosed until later in childhood or in some cases even in adulthood. It may not be until a major injury occurs that the deficiency is revealed. The process of diagnosis involves many complex laboratory tests on blood samples and takes several days to complete. The time around diagnosis can be a difficult period for families.

External wounds of haemophilia can be treated easily with the help of a foam based dressing designed for the control of superficial traumatic bleeding and during tooth treatment. These dressings offered by Datt Mediproducts, are unique and the only one of its kind available in the market. For more information, visit www.dattmedi.com

 

The correct method of applying a bandage

Bandages are used for a lot of medical conditions, everything from sprains to venous veins. Learning the correct method of applying a bandage is very important, as incorrect bandaging will have a direct link to how long and how well the condition takes to heal.

There are various kinds of bandages available in the market, of which we thought of educating on the application of compression bandages. So take a look below to see how one can apply a bandage for better & faster healing.

Steps to applying the bandage correctly:

1. First, make sure that the body part on which the bandage is to be applied is completely well rested.

2. Next, the right size of the bandage should be used. Bandages come in different widths. For bandaging the arm, select 5 cm or 7.5 cm or 10 cm. For bandaging the leg, 10 cm or 12 cm or 15 cm widths should be selected.

3. Next, cover the wound properly with an absorbent dressing.

4. Start bandaging from the distal end of the body (the part which is away from the heart such as feet or wrist) to the proximal end of the body (the part closer to the heart such as thigh or shoulder).

TIP: Avoid covering fingers or toes when bandaging a limb so you can easily check the blood circulation.

5. Wind the bandage in a spiral (circular) turns, making sure that each layer covers (overlaps) one-third to two-thirds of the previous one.

6. Make sure the entire wound is covered with the bandage.

7. After this, make sure the bandage is firm but it is not excessively tight. Very tight bandages can interfere with the blood circulation and that causes more harm.

8. When you have reached the bandage end, secure the end by folding it over and using a bandage clip or adhesive tape to secure it.

9. After the application of the bandage, ask the patient if it feels too tight & checks the circulation by pressing on a fingernail or a piece of skin until it turns pale. If the color doesn’t return straight away upon release, the bandage may be too tight, so you should loosen it. Keep checking the blood circulation at an interval of 10 minutes.


10. Every time you rebandage the limb, make sure the bandage is properly washed & dried to avoid any infection. 

There are various types of bandages available in the market which include compression bandages, roller bandages, triangular bandages, and so on. Compression bandages can be applied in the way stated above.  Once the bandage has been applied correctly, it needs to be changed every day or more frequently if needed. Ask your therapist for special instructions or precautions.

For further information or queries regarding bandages and their applications visit us @ www.dattmedi.com

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Bandages : Short-Stretch vs Long-Stretch

We all are aware that wound healing is more complicated than just wound assessment and treatment. To select the most appropriate bandaging system, one must understand the concepts of extensibility, recoil, and working and resting pressures. Till date, little research has been done to investigate the best combinations of bandages or different bandage application techniques. We totally rely on clinical experience and tradition.

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Delivering Next-Gen Healing Solutions – Know us better

Founded in 1995, Datt Mediproducts Pvt. Ltd. started its journey as an Export Oriented Unit dealing in medical textile disposables. For the last 17 years, we have been providing our services to the medical industry. We now sell our products all over India as well as overseas also.

Quality Products that reach Worldwide
We have loyal customers from all around the world including India, UK, Japan, UAE, Oman, France, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, etc. to whom we export on a regular basis. Our products conform to international standards; at DMP we are very particular about our quality standards and always strive towards ensuring uncompromised adherence to quality control.

Our Certification Speaks
DMP has a certified ultra-modern plant situated 60 km away from Delhi. Honored by New Materials Award from Textile Institute – Manchester, Star Export House by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, also certified by ISO 9001, ISO 13485 & MDD93/42/EEC and audited by SGS, 202B Worle Parkway, Weston-super-Mare BS22 6WA, United Kingdom and GMP.
In this new age of technology, we have launched several advanced products in the market. We manufacture wound care and advanced wound care products, which include:

  •        Bandages
  •        Tapes
  •        Dressing kits
  •        Biodegradable Nasal Dressings
  •        Biodegradable Hemostat Dressings
  •        Negative Pressure Wound Dressings

Specialize in Research and Development
With a Government recognized (DSIR) cutting-edge research and development center in the premises, the team is committed to make efforts to progress in healthcare, biotechnology and in the bio-medical field. These activities carried continuously to enhance and optimized products help us to deliver next generation healing solutions worldwide.

Vision, Mission, and Values that sets us apart

⁃       We foresee Datt Mediproducts to be a leading global company in the Medical wound care industry

⁃       We aim towards improvisation of healthcare through innovation

⁃       We follow work ethics by creating surroundings that encourage creativity and welcome new ideas leading to advancement in skills, technology and processes.

Customer satisfaction is our primary motto. We at DMP, manufacture a wide range of next-generation healing products for the quick healing of the wounds. These products are supplied to all the nursing homes and hospitals regularly. Innovative products designed by us are catering to the ever-increasing demands of the healthcare sector. Visit www.dattmedi.com to know more about us.

 

 

 

 

Why should you always use Sterilized Products?

Sterilization is the process of decontaminating surfaces and objects, while sterilization makes sure that all the harmful microorganisms are killed /deactivated, disinfection is basically for surface cleaning only, and done by chemicals. Sterilization ensures that there is no microbe transmission from one to another and the microbes don’t grow. Medical sterilization is of utmost importance, and all the doctors, as well as pathologists make sure that the needles, bandages, dressings etc. are appropriately sterilized so that the patients are not infected with microbes from someone else.

Steam, ETO, Gamma, Chemical, and Plasma are the common types of sterilization.

Steam Sterilization is suitable for all the glassware, medical wastes as well as the surgical instruments needed by doctors during operation.

ETO Sterilization method is done with the help of Ethylene Oxide Gas. ETO sterilises everything that can’t be steam sterilized. It is a broad-spectrum sterilization method adopted widely across the medical industry. This technique is well suited for sterilizing things like cardboard, plastic, and various electronic components.

Gamma Sterilization process kills microorganism that is present in a wide variety of products with the help of cobalt 60 radiation. 

Chemical Sterilization method is used on objects and often uses various chemicals like formaldehyde that is known to make the surface completely clean from any harmful microorganisms.

Plasma Sterilization (Low Temperature Sterilization) is the most recent method of sterilizing the medical equipment that involves the use of hydrogen peroxide gas plasma and usually added to a chamber where the good needs to be sterilized. An electric field ionizes the gas and the plasma and thus create a highly effective deactivating microorganisms

How should you ensure that the equipments are sterile?
Doctors should ensure to sterilize all the equipment’s with one of the above methods on a regular basis after every surgery or usage for the safety of the patients. They should also make sure that disposable items are thrown off after a single use.
It can often get life threatening, if proper attention is not given to ritualistically sterilizing all the equipment. Patients too should be attentive and aware of the need and importance of sterilization. If you are visiting a doctor, make sure that any needle or medical dressing is opened from a sealed pack in front of you. Otherwise, you can choose to open by your own.

Little precaution can help you with your own safety. Make sure sterilized products are used either by doctors or yourself. In this way, you can always be sure products are completely sterile and safe for usage.

Please note:
There is difference between Disinfection and Sterilization. Sterilization consists of several methods to totally get rid of harmful microorganisms or bacterial spores which are on the surface on the object as well as inside packaging. Whereas Disinfection would reduce maximum number of harmful bacteria on the surface of an object only by using chemicals. Hence both are essential in everyday life and especially in Hospitals and Public Areas.

Datt Mediproducts offers a range of products like sterile gauze swab, laparotomy sponge, eye pad with adhesive borders sterile dressing kits, etc. These products go through rigorous tests to ensure the safety and efficacy. Most of the doctors prefer using Datt Mediproducts and they can also be used for home care of certain problems like wounds and infections.

How caretakers can heal a bedridden patient through massage?

Anyone who has taken a good massage knows how relaxing and rejuvenating it can be. A massage also has therapeutic value, especially for patients who are bedridden.

Any person who is compelled to spend most of his or her time in bed due to a debilitating ailment or even advanced age is considered to be a bedridden patient.

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Regular Body Check-up is MUST for all who suffer from diabetes

The human body requires regular care and maintenance in order to keep it in working order and free from ailments. By diagnosing some illnesses early further complications can be prevented, that is why it is advisable to get regular medical checkups done.

The human body is a complex machine and needs a lot of care and maintenance, especially if you have diabetes. Diabetes is an ailment, which can affect your entire body from eyes to feet. And in order to manage diabetes, it is necessary to go for the routine checkups and tests.

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World Federation of Hemophilia: 20-24 May 2018, Glasgow, Scotland

There are many people who suffer from inherited bleeding disorders like hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies and inherited platelet disorders. The World Federation of Hemophilia has provided leadership to improve and sustain caring for such people. People with bleeding disorders require special care and treatment.

They would also need

  •    Trained experts who can properly manage and diagnose patients.
  •    People who advocate for sufficient supply of safe treatment products.
  •    Education and empowerment of people who suffer from bleeding disorders so that they can live a healthier, longer and more productive life.

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Guide to Hand Sanitization – Spread the Word not the Germs

Research studies** done by experts have shown that thousands of people across the globe die due to germ infections transferred through hands. In our daily life, hands come in contact with lots of environmental factors leading to transmission from one to another.

Hence, hand hygiene is the prime factor to prevent the spread of diseases from germs. It should be the first step to good health, protecting the body against infections.

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Breaking Barriers, Gaining the Edge at EWMA Conference 2018

It is a moment of pride and achievement for Datt Mediproducts to participate in EWMA Conference 2018 held in Krakow, Poland. The conference is all about gathering expert minds working on their innovation in the medical sector. Ruchita Datt Director, Datt Mediproducts and Sanjay Arora Executive Director, Datt Mediproducts will be attending the conference to share research and existing products on an international platform.

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