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  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    This article describes the clinical use of anesthesia machines as well as common problems and engineering details
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Balances are accurate and precise instruments used to measure the weight or mass of a substance or material. The ability to measure material as large as 50kg and as small as 10μg makes them quite common. There are two ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    While not a medical device in itself, the battery, like the generator, is often the source of problems in developing world hospital equipment. The battery comes in a wide variety of forms and can be used to provide electrical ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Ovens in laboratories are used to dry samples and for evaporating, dehydrating or sterilizing. On a limited basis some are used as a dry incubator. In many cases, precise temperature control is required. Clinical ovens ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    This article describes the clinical use of bottle gasses for anesthesia as well as common problems associated with their use.
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Many patients in an intensive care and the operating room require the mechanical ventilation of their lungs. All thoracic surgery patients, for example, require mechanical ventilation. Some patients simply need assistance ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    A defibrillator is used to reverse fibrillation of the heart, restoring the heart’s normally coordinated contractions. The uncoordinated contractions of the heart can take place in the atrial, or upper, chamber of the heart ...
  • Malkin, Robert (Engineering World Health (EWH), 2006)
    This article describes the principles of operation of ECGs as well as common problems associated with these devices.
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    Fetal monitors document two major functions: 1) the heart rate of the fetus, and 2) the contractions of the mother. A normal fetal heart rate is between 110 to 160 beats a minute. The sound of the beat is usually strong ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    Fetal monitors document two major functions: 1) the heart rate of the fetus, and 2) the contractions of the mother. A normal fetal heart rate is between 110 to 160 beats a minute. The sound of the beat is usually strong ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    A baby incubator is an isolation chamber that helps regulate the temperature of an infant and can provide air which is enriched in humidity or oxygen. The basic machine has a place for the baby to lie and is surrounded by ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    The infant warmer is an open device for keeping a baby warm. True infant warmers use resistance or radiant (infrared energy) heating elements, not heat lamps, which can burn. Warmers are often used for the patients that ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    In histology, pathology, hematology and other sections of the clinical laboratories the microscope is a critical device. Even the smallest and poorest equipped developing world hospitals will have a microscope. While these ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    Histology is the study of tissue, restricted in the developing world to using visible light and a microscope, magnifying lens or the naked eye. In order to better examine the tissue sample from the patient, it is first cut ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    This article describes the clinical use of oxygen concentrators as well as common problems and engineering details.
  • pH Meter 
    Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    The pH meter is used for determining the concentration of hydrogen ions [H+] in a solution. This equipment, provided it is carefully used and calibrated, measures the acidity of an aqueous solution. pH meters are sometimes ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    The buildup of bilirubin in an infant’s blood, caused by decreased liver functions, can cause long term damage to the child. Bilirubin buildup causes the patients’ coloring to range from yellow to orange to red depending ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    Oximetry is a non-invasive method of measuring the oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin in the blood. The percentage of the hemoglobin that is saturated with four oxygen molecules is a good indicator of the oxygen carrying ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    The word spectrophotometer is derived from the Latin word spectrum, which means image, and the Greek word phos or photos, which means light. The spectrophotometer is one of the main diagnostic and research instruments ...
  • Malkin, Robert (EWH, 2006)
    A suction pump can have hundreds of uses in the medical setting, all of which relate to removing fluids and substances from the body. Suction pumps can be used for removing ingested toxins (a stomach pump), unwanted fats ...

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