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Metal sensitivity testing

Exposure to metals in dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, pacemakers, environmental pollutants and jewellery can lead to health problems in susceptible individuals.

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Lyme disease testing

MELISA improves laboratory diagnosis by confirming active disease in patients with clinical symptoms of Lyme.

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FDA Statement and Metal Hypersensitivity

The FDA has issued a statement addressing the concerns about the bio-compatibility and function of medical devices. Our conference in November 2018 mirrored these concerns

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Download our leaflets on various topics such as metal hypersensitivity in orthopaedics, dentistry, spinal surgery and titanium implants.

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  • “In daily practice, I see how dental metal fillings (eg amalgam), as well as dental or orthopedic implants, can have an adverse effects on arrhythmias (eg atrial fibrillation). For many patients, establishing a timeline between a dental or orthopaedic procedure and their symptoms developing will aid diagnosis."

    MUDr. Jan Maňoušek

    Cardiologist, University Hospital Brno, Czechia

  • “I have many patients that are interested in this type of testing associated with implants. Thank you for the great work you have done.”

    Dr Scott Schroeder, Podiatric Physician and Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Center, Wenatchee, WA, USA

  • “A type IV metal allergy is often overlooked as a culprit in many of today's chronic illnesses. MELISA testing gives targeted information on what needs to be avoided. Many patients get their life back with this information instead of remaining chronically ill for the rest of their days.”

    Dr Toril Jelter MD, General Practitioner & Pediatrician

    Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  • “Working in holistic dentistry I use an integrated approach and treat the patient as a whole, focusing on the dental need in the larger context of the person’s overall well-being. MELISA provides me with invaluable information for the most suitable materials to be used.”

    Dr Goran D. Stojanovic, Dental Surgeon

    The Ella Clinic, London, UK

7 days ago

Melisa Diagnostics

If a patient has a known metal allergy, Dr. Pritchett recommends metal-free implant options. Also, if a patient is concerned about metal allergy or sensitivity, metal allergy tests can be done. He talks about his experience with patients with metal hypersensitivity, and what options patients have, on YouTube:
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3 weeks ago

Melisa Diagnostics

We are delighted to see the FDA again raising the issue of the lack of recognition of metal hypersensitivity and the need for further research: "Although limited, the current evidence suggests some individuals may develop a heightened local or systemic immune or inflammatory reaction when exposed to certain metals contained in select implantable devices." CDRH admits that "several significant scientific gaps exist in our understanding of host response to an implanted metal device including:
- Potential clinically meaningful adverse responses in patients
- Specific factors which may contribute to the identification of at-risk patient subpopulations
- Tests or methods to better predict or identify exaggerated immune responses in patients"
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2 months ago

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“I have repeatedly found myself minimized, marginalized and treated as a [second] class citizen whenever I inquired on the little known issue”. This is a quote from one patient interviewed by Dr. Dzifa Dordunoo, assistant professor at the University of Victoria, on the issues facing patients who develop hypersensitivity reactions after being implanted with metal-containing medical devices. Based on the answer given, Dr Dordunoo highlights the need to inform patients of the metal composition of the devices implanted and also include pre-op screening question about previous reactions to metals.
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