Posts by Dr. Duncan Bain

Dr. Duncan Bain

Dr. Duncan Bain
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Dr Bain is a biomedical engineer who develops interventions for patient problems as diverse as pressure ulcers, incontinence, hospital-acquired infections, and deep vein thrombosis. He has led a research unit within the Institute of Orthopedics at University College London, managed an expert Medical Device Evaluation Center on behalf of a UK Government agency (MHRA), and was Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary College, University of London. His inventions include the Geko device for circulation support http://www.gekodevices.com/en-uk/ and iScan anthropometric analysis system http://www.manwahholdings.com/news.php?selectclassid=170. Awards include the International Cardiac Innovation Award, BioNow Product of the Year, Medilink Healthcare Business Award, the Good Design Award, the Irish Innovation Award; and the Daily Telegraph Science Writer of the Year.

Pillows: The Forgotten Fomite

Abstract The pillow is an oft-overlooked link in a chain of cross-infection between patients. In this review, various links of that chain are examined. Evidence...