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Who is Dymedso?
Dymedso, a Canadian company, is a pioneer in using low frequency sound waves (acoustics) to treat patients with lung disorders and respiratory diseases. The Company was founded based on the invention of Louis Plante, a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient, along with the collaboration of a medical team from Sherbrooke University in Québec, Canada. Dymedso is ISO 13485 certified for the manufacture of medical devices. The Frequencer®, is used by leading hospitals in more than 53 countries. The Frequencer® has been cleared by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dymedso also holds the CE mark in Europe.
What is the “Frequencer”
The Frequencer® provides airway clearance therapy and promotes bronchial drainage by inducing vibration in the chest walls. This device is intended to be a component of chest physiotherapy by providing a convenient method of external thorax manipulation. The Frequencer® is indicated for patients who have respiratory ailments that involve defective mucociliary clearance, as typically seen in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis as well as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, ciliary dyskinesia syndromes, asthma, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular degenerative disorders, post-operative atelectasis and thoracic wall defects.
How does it work?
For hospitals already acquainted with ultrasound and scanners, which operate at a very high frequency, the Frequencer® generates low frequency waves within the range of 20-65Hz and offers an adjustable intensity based on the patient's condition. The sound used at low and very low frequencies offers a completely new range of specific and targeted treatment possibilities in airway clearance.
Doctors have testified that non-intrusive treatments, such as the acoustical wave treatment provided by the Frequencer®, increase the medical success rate and significantly reduce the risk of complications for patients. The Frequencer® induces airway clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis equivalent to that of traditional chest physiotherapy (CPT). Test results show significant increases in mucus flow rates using the Frequencer® as a component of CPT. A high degree of patient satisfaction has been demonstrated with the Frequencer® versus traditional CPT. The device is mainly intended to treat: cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and respiratory infections (including COVID-19 and SARS).
Hospitals that are currently using the Frequencer
Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, McGill University Health Centre, Glen site, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, Hôpital de Verdun, Hôpital Sacré-Cœur, Hôpital de Saint-Jérôme, Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne, Hôpital Pierre Boucher, Hôpital Honoré-Mercier, Hôpital de Gaspé, Hôpital de Chicoutimi, CHSLD Monseigneur Ross (Gaspé), London Health Sciences Centre, Saint-John Regional Hospital, IWK Health Center Physiotherapist
Heidelberg University Hospital , Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, General Hospital ICU, Cystic Fibrosis Department of the National Korányi Pulmonology Institute, The Swedish Socialstyrelsen
UCLA Health, Sutter Health CPMC, UCSF Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, O'Connor Hospital Outpatient, UC Irvine Medical Center, Placentia-Linda Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, Beverly Hospital-Northeast Health Systems, Kentucky One Health Saint Joseph Hospital, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis Children's Hospital, The University of Kansas Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Cooper University Health Care, Mount Sinai St Luke's, New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Kindred Hospital, University of Vermont Medical center (UVM), Swedish Medical Center.
The Frequencer® for COVID-19 treatment
Based on available data, Dymedso strongly believes that the Frequencer® could help a significant number of COVID-19 patients potentially alleviating the need for mechanical ventilation and ultimately reducing mortality. Several devices are currently in the hands of clinicians for treatment of COVID-19. Although difficult to make direct correlations to outcome due to patients being treated with multiple therapies, the Frequencer® was safely and successfully incorporated into the COVID-19 clinical setting and appeared useful as a tool for the treatment of COVID-19.
Recently the firm announced the availability of 24 Frequencer® devices to eleven hospitals and one long term care centre (CHSLD), all based in Quebec for treatment of lung conditions and to prepare for the 2nd wave of COVID-19.
How you can help
Right now hospitals are in distress and are in urgent need of reliable respiratory equipment during this global pandemic. Based on available data, the Frequencer® could help a significant number of COVID-19 patients, potentially alleviating the need for mechanical ventilation and ultimately reducing mortality. It is important to ensure that hospitals and long term care centres, including private senior residences and rehabilitation centres, have access to innovative technology, like the Frequencer®. With your help, we will be able to reach the attention of more Canadian and American hospitals and individuals to start saving more lives. The goal of $3,000,000 can provide 100s of devices to hospitals in need across the US and Canada. With your donation, we’ll create a better future and save more lives together!
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