STOPTOBER - U.K initiative to encourage smoking cessation

STOPTOBER - U.K initiative to encourage smoking cessation

As part of the U.K initiative to encourage smoking cessation, October is the month where focus switches to quitting smoking. Exhaled carbon monoxide breath tests are invaluable in motivating individuals in smoking cessation successfully stopping  their habit. MD Diagnostics is actively involved in many initiatives to assist healthcare professionals in their role of encouraging as many smokers to stop smoking both during the month of October and throughout the year.

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FDA Approval for smoking cessation

FDA Approval for smoking cessation

We are pleased to announce that the CO Check Pro carbon monoxide monitor for CO breath testing has gained FDA 510K approval for sale in the USA for use in smoking cessation.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths each year (approximately 1 in 5 deaths) of which more than 140,000 of these deaths are from second hand smoke

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MEDICA UPDATE

A significant international impact has always been and remains MEDICA and COMPAMED’s trump card - visitors hail from over 130 countries.

This year, of a total of 123,500 professional visitors, over 60% came from countries outside Germany, from 130 different countries. Among these were visitor groups with members who were the top of their field, from China, India, Columbia and Nepal, along with visitor groups from the most important markets for medical technology in Europe who have attended for years and years.

Exhibiting for its 7th consecutive year MD Diagnostics were proud to be part of this event. It was great to meet our friends from all over the wold as well as acquainting new distribution partnerships.

 Martin Marsh with Mohamed Mostafa - Middle East Sales and Marketing Manager

Martin Marsh with Mohamed Mostafa - Middle East Sales and Marketing Manager

MEDICA - November 13th - 16th Dusseldorf Germany.

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls.

Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector. We are proud to exhibit our entire product range for the 7th consecutive year, if visiting please drop by and see us in Hall 16 / G20-7.

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Saving Babies' Lives Event

September 20th 2017 Wimborne UK

Merley House in the South Coast of England was the fine setting for 100 healthcare professionals to discuss advancements in saving babies’ lives.  Subjects covered included Stillbirth Prevention, a National perspective on reducing Stillbirth in pregnancy and the role of CO monitoring in helping pregnant women to quit smoking.

Healthcare Professionals from all over the UK were in attendance including senior management on Tobacco control from Public Health England.

The afternoon sessions consisted of workshop table discussions, many questions were raised including How to reduce barriers to CO screening in Pregnancy?

We were very pleased to be part of this event including how to perform CO breath testing correctly.

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Midwife Saves Family from CO POISONING!

 Heidi Hurley and Martin Marsh presenting "Carbon Monoxide Kills"

Heidi Hurley and Martin Marsh presenting "Carbon Monoxide Kills"

Bristol is the largest city in the South West of England and we were delighted to be shortlisted to enter a poster at the Bristol Patient Safety conference and Awards Ceremony on May 3rd.

The poster entered was “Carbon Monoxide Kills”, lead author of the poster was Heidi Hurley, a smoking in pregnancy liaison Midwife based at Poole Hospital Foundation Trust.

Heidi quoted, “Jill and Simon were expecting their first baby, during our visit to their home the CO Check Baby picked up high readings of Carbon Monoxide in the environment, it turned out to be a faulty boiler. Being able to potentially save the lives of a mother and father to be due to high environmental CO levels in the home was scary but an amazing feeling”.

Copies of the full poster are available on request.

 

MEDICA 2016 Update

An unseasonably warm winter week in sunny Dusseldorf rounded off a perfect MEDICA!  Over 127,000 daily visitors toured through the expansive 19 halls which were fully booked by the 5000 exhibitors. Specialist visitors came from over 140 different countries, with Asian emerging countries being particularly well represented.

It was great to meet all our existing distributor partners and it was equally great to meet new partners along the way.

   !!Wishing all a prosperous 2017!!

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London is Waiting!

European Respiratory Society organises the ERS conference every year to promote research and sharing of knowledge related to respiratory diseases. 26,000 delegates from 125 countries are joining together at Europe’s biggest respiratory conference from 03 – 07 September 2016.

The ERS last visited London in 1990. 26 years later we are very proud to be part of this event and will be showcasing our range of CO Check devices along with the RP Check, a portable device for the rapid assessment of Inspiratory and Expiratory muscle strength.

A limited number of visitor badges are available from us so please get in touch if you plan to visit London in September.

UKNSCC Update

Many thanks to all the delegates who visited our stand at the UKNSCC. A great deal of interest was shown in the SafeBreath filtered mouthpiece and the fact plastic adapters and D pieces are a thing of the past!

Congratulations to Sarah Martin from Ashford Stop Smoking Service for entering and winning our competition, your prize is on its way!

The correct answers to the prize draw questions were as follows:
True or False: When using SafeBreath™ you no longer need a plastic D piece?  Answer: YES
True or False: All CO monitors need to be calibrated? Answer: YES
True or False: SafeBreath™ protects the subject against both bacteria and viruses? Answer: YES