KUWAIT: Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr Muhammad Kamal from Kuwait University, and Ear, Nose and Throat consultant Dr Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, from the Ministry of Health, obtained a patent from the United States of America for an alternative medical splint for nasal wicks.

In a press statement, Kuwait University said that the invention came as a result of a joint cooperation between the College of Dentistry and the Ministry of Health, with the support of Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity.

According to the statement, Dr Muhammad Kamal explained that the invented splint will dispense the use of nasal wicks that cause difficulty in breathing, and severe pain when removed after surgical intervention. It will allow adding medical materials directly on the surgery and to the nasal septum without any pain or obstruction for the patient's breathing.