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Old Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:20 AM
tom30 tom30 is offline
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A Bloody Smart Test

from the wsj doesn't say it records CBC data but interesting..
A Bloody Smart Test

Imagine a blood test that's always running—and doesn't hurt a bit. Researchers in Switzerland have developed an implantable miniature blood lab that sends its findings to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

Researchers have developed an implantable miniature blood lab that sends its findings to a smartphone.

The device, half an inch long and drawing 1/10th of a watt of power from a battery patch worn on the skin, uses enzyme-coated sensors to measure cholesterol, glucose and other items of interest to doctors. Feedback from the device also could be used to calibrate dosages of chemotherapy for cancer patients. A prototype has been tested on animals, and researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne say that the device should be commercially available for use on humans within four years.
Tom- 62 yrs old, dx-eosinophilic fasciitis 2004, 1 yr prednisone resolves EF- now low counts, HGB has been ok... EF has been associated with MDS along with AA.
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Old Sat Mar 23, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Wow too cool. It seems that would be perfect for measuring cyclosporine levels. It would be great to do a research study with cyclosporine levels and how they vary over the day. I am now at the one year mark on Cyclosporine. I hope that some good things come out of the technology.
Scott 51 yr SAA 3/2012. PTL 7, ANC 200. ATG finished 4/9/2012. 2/4/2013. TX independent:; PTL 133, ANC 3300, Hgb 13.4.
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