Chronic pain patients have grown accustomed to having their urine — and sometimes their blood and hair – analyzed for opioids and other drugs.
Someday soon they could be taking opioid breathalyzer tests.
In a small pilot study, researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed and successfully tested a device that collects minute droplets in breath that can be analyzed in a laboratory for morphine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and other opioids.
“Exhaled breath collection represents a painless, easily available, and non-invasive technique that would enable clinicians to make quick and well-informed decisions,” said lead author Cristina Davis, PhD, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis. “There are a few ways we think this could impact society… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Cristina E. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Davis, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Davis was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to non-invasive chemical and biological sensing tools, algorithms, and applications....