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  1. O’Brien Medical Supports Diabetes Research at UMaine

    The company proudly announces our support for diabetes research at the University of Maine. As part of our ongoing commitment to this cause, an unrestricted gift has been donated to the Townsend Lab.  Dr. Kristy Townsend and her team are making impressive contributions in several areas including energy balance and neuroplasticity. Some of their discoveries […]

  2. The Link Between Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Depression and Ulcer Recurrence

    As our current customers know, the ETF has a Constant Mode setting calibrated to the same vibration output as the 25v level on the biothesiometer. This allows users to rapidly evaluate neurological status by reproducing an established vibration perception threshold (VPT) value for diabetic neuropathy testing at the hallux. The importance of this threshold value […]

  3. O’Brien Medical Obtains CE Mark Approval

    The company is pleased to announce it’s flagship product, the ETF, has successfully passed the stringent laboratory test protocols required for CE marking.  Compliance with the safety and performance standards required for CE approval opens the way to planned international sales of the ETF in 2017. “We’ve had product inquiries from literally all over the […]

  4. ADA 2017 Recommendations for Neuropathy Screening

    The company was gratified to learn that the American Diabetes Association’s new Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recommendations for 2017 have advised screening of all diabetic patients for large fiber neuropathy with a 128Hz tuning fork. Furthermore, the recommendations cited testing both small and large fiber nerves. This welcome clarification better reflects our current understanding […]

  5. O’Brien Medical Attends Superbones/Superwounds Conference in Las Vegas

    The company attended the Superbones/Superwounds West Conference this year at the M Resort in Las Vegas. Many of the attendees focused on diabetic foot care stopped by the booth to see the ETF in action. Incidentally, the company was delighted to learn that one of the speakers referenced the product during a lecture on wound care. […]