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Inaccessible back: frustration and misery of lonely patients
  1. Mousumi Dasgupta Zaman
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mousumi Dasgupta Zaman, James Paget University Hospitals, Lowestoft Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA, UK; mousumi0001{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

This article introduces an idea of a new medical device to apply topical treatments in relatively inaccessible places of body, for example, the back. Currently patients with different inflammatory (eg, Eczema, Psoriasis) or dysplastic (eg, Actinic Keratosis, Bowen's disease, Superficial Basal Cell carcinoma) dermatological conditions usually rely on relatives/carers or use mass produced back applicators and compliance varies depending on availability of carer, ranges of joint movements and so on. This new device, which follows the similar technology of inhaler/flex-pen (a hollow tube containing active ingredients with applicator button at proximal end and releasing pore/pores at distal end), will enable patients to become more independent leading to better compliance. Moreover, in some cases of dysplastic lesions, like Superficial Basal Cell Carcinomas, this will reduce the number of unnecessary surgical procedures.

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