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Automated abdominal compression device for orthostatic hypotension

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Sasha, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It seems to be the week for devices!

    I wonder what the heck this looks/sounds like...
     
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  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    @Sasha I have no idea what it looks like. I hope it isn't like what my imagination is trying to tell me...
    The authors presented an poster on this in 2013.

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    • Poster Session II
    Abstract 531: Splanchnic Venous Compression With an Automated Binder is as Effective as Midodrine in the Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension
    1. Luis E Okamoto,
    2. Andre Diedrich,
    3. Franz Baudenbacher,
    4. Rene Harder,
    5. Jonathan S Whitfield,
    6. Alfredo Gamboa,
    7. Cyndya Shibao,
    8. Bonnie K Black,
    9. Satish R Raj,
    10. David Robertson,
    11. Italo Biaggioni
    http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/62/Suppl_1/A531

    This --> links to the abstract @Sasha posted
     
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  3. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I have some doubts about how "cute and comfortable" this would be. I do have low tech abdominal binders that rely on hooks and eyes and zippers. Those are relatively cheap and widely available in ordinary department stores.
     
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    ryan31337 Senior Member

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    Here's my guess...

     
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    panckage Senior Member

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    Does this have better efficacy than wearing a corset?
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I think it depends on the corset. They said it had 40 mm Hg compression and this is probably the key.
     
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  7. MEMum

    MEMum Senior Member

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    Sounds like a torture device to me!
     
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  8. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I don't know the compression level of the one I have as it is in the "corset category" and not specifically intended for the type of splanchnic compression we are talking about. But, it is not uncomfortable, though tight. The difficulty is more getting in and out of it and that is just an annoyance.
     
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