Respiratory

The Tremoflo is a key part of COVID-19 preparedness

By assessing lung function quickly and effortlessly, the Tremoflo is key tool to better triage COVID-19 patients. A trial is currently taking place and will be shared shortly.

The Tremoflo is an Airwave Oscillometry System (AOS) that allows fast and simple respiratory assessment of large and small airway function. It enables faster, more reliable, more available and more precise diagnostic and monitoring of respiratory functions. Instead of relying on complex and exhausting breathing patterns, oscillometry tests are performed with the patient’s tidal breathing.

Better than the standard of care

Despite the wide acceptance of spirometry in clinical usage, there are a number of obstacles and shortcomings surrounding its use for patient assessment and diagnosis. Oscillometry, in contrast, assesses the patient’s pulmonary function during quiet, tidal breathing with no patient effort required, by superimposing a gentle, multi-frequency oscillation on top of the patient’s natural breathing.

Complete Lung Assessment

Obstructive pulmonary diseases including asthma and COPD are increasingly recognized to originate in the “small airways” (i.e., those airways with a diameter of less than 2 mm). Early obstructions in these peripheral airways are often not measurable by spirometry and therefore risk going undetected.1 In contrast, oscillometry has been shown to be sensitive to changes in the small airways.2 Consequently, oscillometry provides unique and valuable information regarding peripheral lung function over and above Spirometry, which translates into better patient outcomes.2

A Solution for All Patients

Anecdotal evidence from numerous clinicians reveals that even for COPD patients for whom spirometry is not explicitly contraindicated, the test is stressful and exhausting. A typical geriatric spirometry test can last 30 minutes.  Successful spirometry depends on patient cooperation and maximal effort, therefore the success of a test is severely jeopardized in patients who have difficulty in understanding and following instructions, including young children.

In contrast, oscillometry was shown in a study to be successful in nearly 100% of school aged children and in 70-80% of older pre-schoolers.3 In another study comparing oscillometry and spirometry in patients 65 and older, all were capable of producing a valid oscillometry test whereas valid spirometry was completed in only 33.4% of the participants.4

Comprehensive Results

Pre/Post Test Asthma Patient

COPD Patient

Simple green-yellow-red gauge

In contrast, common practice in oscillometry is to report the deviation of the patient’s value from given normative data based on the patient’s particular demographic information. The tremoflo software, in particular, plots patient values on clearly labelled green-yellow-red gauge scales that visually indicate the patient’s deviation from normal, or z-score.

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Spirometry vs Oscillometry

  1. Mcnulty W, Usmani OS. Techniques of assessing small airways dysfunction. Eur Clin Respir J. 2014;1. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/ecrj.v1.25898.
  2. Galant SP, Komarow HD, Shin H-W, Siddiqui S, Lipworth BJ. The case for impulse oscillometry in the management of asthma in children and adults. Ann Allergy, Asthma Immunol. 2017;118(6):664-671. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2017.04.009
  3. Skylogianni E, Douros K, Anthracopoulos MB, Fouzas S. The Forced Oscillation Technique in Paediatric Respiratory Practice. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2016;18:46-51. doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2015.11.001
  4. Tomalak W, Czajkowska-Malinowska M, Radliński J. Wykorzystanie oscylometrii impulsowej ios w badaniu stanu układu oddechowego u osób w wieku podeszłym. Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2014. doi:10.5603/PiAP.2014.0041

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Thank you for Medica 2019

Publishing date: 28 November 2019

The whole LOK Corporation team would like to thank all the manufacturers that brought their innovative products in our booth, you are the main reason why Medica is always successful for us. We also want to thank the nearly 500 distributors that stopped at our booth. We cannot wait to see you next year.

Come see us at Medica 2019

Publishing date: 24 October 2019

On behalf of the entire LOK team, we are extremely excited to be attending MEDICA this year and representing the innovative technologies brought to life by Dymedso, Thornhill, Ossimtech, 3CPM, Forimtech, EpiGuard, Koalys and EasyCryo. This is the 5th consecutive year where LOK is an exhibitor and we know that many success stories start at MEDICA. The teams behind each and every one of these medical devices will be available to meet with you and walk you through their innovative products. We look forward to meeting you all.

Come visit us to discover the technologies we represent; we will be in Hall 13 at booth D04. To book a meeting with us, please fill this form.

Products

Dymedso
Dymedso will be showcasing the Frequencer® V2x, an airway clearance therapy that uses acoustics, a safe and gentle way to treat any patient who has respiratory ailments. They will be launching their new home care version of the Frequencer®.

Thornhill
Thornhill Medical makes innovative healthcare devices and will be showcasing the ClearMate™, MOVES® SLC and the MADM™ Mobile Anesthesia. The ClearMate™ provides an immediate, effective treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning. The MOVES® SLC is a portable life support system for patient transport and on-site emergencies. The MADM™ Mobile Anesthesia is a smart, economical solution for private clinic and mobile anesthesia.

Ossimtech
Ossimtech will be showcasing the Sim-Ortho™, a surgical training platform that enables the use of simulation to teach, train and test residents for open surgery procedures.
3CPM
The 3CPM® device detects, records, and analyzes the electrical activity of the stomach to diagnose the gastric myoelectrical activity (GMA) and abnormalities in a quick, accurate, and reproducible manner.
Forimtech
Forimtech will be showcasing the RadPointer® probes, these are ultrasensitive intraoperative probes for oncological radio-guided surgery. These probes help surgeons locate cancer tumors, metastases and sentinel lymph nodes labelled with radiopharmaceuticals, without unnecessarily damaging healthy tissues.

EpiGuard
EpiGuard will be showcasing the EpiShuttle®, a single-patient isolation and transport system, designed to provide maximum patient safety and comfort while allowing critical care and treatment to be performed. The EpiShuttle® can protect the environment from an infected patient or protect a vulnerable patient from a contaminated environment.

Koalys
The Koalys mobile screening audiometer performs pure tone tests within the scope of humanitarian missions, schools, clinics, pharmacies and other retail points. Powered by a cloud-based software, this screening solution requires only a calibrated headset and a smartphone. It is robust and reliable, has quick and automated testing protocols and can be operated by anyone.
EasyCryo
EasyCryo will be showcasing the First and the Moove. This innovative organisation is specialised in localized and whole limb cryotherapy. This compressive cryotherapy is an innovative treatment that combines cryotherapy and pneumatic compression at the same time. Overall, this treatment promotes quicker tissue healing. This treatment method is used in orthopedic surgery and sports traumatology. This technology helps stop bleeding, reduces the pain, resorbs edema, and improves drainage.
Pathology 3D
Pathology 3D is a unique program that enables students to interactively model pathological changes in various diseases and syndromes on 3D models of human organs. Pathology 3D opens new learning opportunities for students.

Partners

Some of the businesses we partner with will also be in our booth to discuss how their services could support you!

LOK Network
The LOK Network is a group of partners that provides regulatory services, quality management systems and logistic services around the globe. They strive to be the medical device manufacturer one-stop-shop.

iMD Health
iMD Health Global is a Canadian-based award winning healthcare software development company.  Since 2010, iMD has grown its flagship product –app.imdhealth.com – into the largest digital patient education and engagement platform. Centred At The Point of Care®, healthcare professionals use iMD’s cloud-based platform to engage with their patients at a deeper level and optimize knowledge transfer surrounding a patient’s condition and treatment plan.

IMDA
IMDA (Independent Medical Specialty Dealers Association) is an association of dealers and manufacturers that specializes in bringing new technologies to healthcare providers in the United States and Canada.

Booth number TBD

The Frequencer in Planète Médicale Booth

The Frequencer at Clinical Technology Booth