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Biofeedback and neurobiofeedback course with qEEG analysis in Turin

Biofeedback and neurobiofeedback course with qEEG analysis in Turin

Biofeedback and neurobiofeedback course will be held from October 24 to 26, 2019, in Turin. It will be organized by our partner in Italy, GEA Soluzioni.

Neurobiofeedback and biofeedback are non-invasive methods that allow you to train the body, increase performance, and improve health and well-being.

The course is dedicated to learning biofeedback and neurobiofeedback methods and their therapeutic application.

The program of the course is divided into theoretical and practical sessions, so that each participant can acquire basic clinical knowledge and conduct individual experiments on the patient.

The course is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and other specialists working in the field of psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation and neurology.

Conference "Modern approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and sleep-related respiratory disorders in a modern resort"

On August 30, 2019, on the basis of Medical Spa Hotel Rosa Springs, the conference "Modern approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and sleep-related respiratory disorders in a modern resort" was held, bringing together doctors working in the spa sector from all over the Krasnodar region. At the conference, our long-standing partners and users, Dr. Yevgeny Verbitsky, professor at The Southern Scientific Centre of The Russian Academy of Sciences, and Boris Gaufman, head of the Krasnodar Laboratory of Respiratory Monitoring "RM-Lab", talked about modern achievements in the field of somnology and various approaches to treating sleep-related respiratory disorders.

Evgeny Zakharov demonstrated in practice the equipment for a sleep laboratory in the conditions of spa hotel Ц mobile and stationary polysomnographs, as well as Sleep signals recorder "ApnOx". The information provided aroused great interest and heated discussion.

We are grateful to Vladislav Davydov, chief physician of the Medical Spa Hotel Rosa Springs for the high level of organization of the conference.

Academic workshop on the application of biofeedback method Ц functional biocontrol with biofeedback "Rehacor" in sports (Thailand)

On the 21st and 22nd of August, together with our partner Grand Sport Group Co. Ltd, two workshops were held for the faculty and administration of the Institute of Physical Education (Chonburi, Thailand) and Burapha University (Chonburi, Thailand) on Sports Psychology and the application of biofeedback technology to enhance results in high performance sport.

Yuriy Andriyashek (doctor of the highest category, candidate of medical sciences, specialist in medical rehabilitation, international biofeedback trainer of the highest qualification) spoke about the application of the biofeedback method in global sports practice, the features of training elite athletes using biofeedback trainings within the framework of the optimal functioning paradigm (Peak Performance) and successful examples of the use of functional biocontrol with biofeedback "Rehacor" by Russian athletes (archery, football, freestyle wrestling, sailing, etc.).

Head of commercial department of Medicom MTD, Taras Krivosheev, held a practical part of the workshop on biofeedback training "Rehacor" (RSA-training, Beta-training, Rhythm-BF training) and psychological testing "Egoscop" (Scale of anxiety and depression, Time/movement anticipation, Red and Black Tables) with immediate interpretation of results.

Athletes who had undergone special training under the supervision of a sports psychologist (Dr. Wimonmas Prachakul, Burapha University) showed the best results in concentration in Beta training.

Representatives of Thailand Applied Sport Psychology Association showed great interest and activity.

Group biofeedback training for team sports athletes was demonstrated using the multichannel transceiver-recorder ABP-10 ("Encephalan-EEGR-19/26", modification "Mini") with the participation of workshop members. Group training is used to increase the effectiveness of interaction between team members.

Russian-French Medical Congress on sleep problems Ђ Les nuits blanches ї

From the 19th till 22nd of June, the international congress Ђ Les nuits blanches ї took place in St. Petersburg. The best European specialists gathered to scrutinize the subject of insomnia, present the results of the latest foreign researches and tell the Russian audience about the latest global achievements in fighting with sleep disorders.

ЂLes nuits blanchesї in French means "white nights". However, for French people this expression has a deeper meaning "nights without sleep". According to statistics in different countries from 10% to 30% of the population suffer from insomnia. In Russian around 20%, that means approximately 29 million people, struggle with sleep disorders. Each of us can imagine, that lack of sleep has negative consequences, however we are hardly competent enough to understand, how serious they are.

At the invitation of the organizers, our company took part in the exhibition organized within the framework of the congress. Various polysomnographic equipment produced by Medicom MTD was presented to the congress participants.

Workshop on functional diagnostics in Cairo

Workshop on functional diagnostics in Cairo

On the 7th and 8th of June, our partner in Egypt, Teqnia for Engineering & Development, participated in the scientific and practical event "Electrodiagnostic Workshop".

Among the well-known participants of the event were professors Jun Kimura, Shri kant Mishra, Umapathi Thirugnanmam and others.

The exhibition also demonstrated the equipment for neurophysiology, epileptology and somnology produced by Medicom MTD.

Congress "Neuropathic pain and painful neuropathies" in Turin (Italy)

Our partner in Italy, GEA Soluzioni, became the organizer and participant of the congress "Neuropathic pain and painful neuropathies", which was held in Turin on May 17, 2019.

"Neuropathic pain differs from other forms of pain in that it often gives a worse prognosis, often turning into chronic forms.

In addition, neuropathic pain tends to be immune to common analgesics, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids.

Drug treatment of neuropathic pain is often still unsatisfactory, so it is necessary to combine traditional pharmacological therapy with other first- or second-line interventional therapies.

Therefore, a deeper knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the occurrence and maintenance of pain in each patient allows us to better characterize the pain and select the most effective therapy for each patient".

The congress program attracted a wide range of specialists Ц surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists and resuscitators, specialists in the field of oncology, geriatrics, orthopedics and many others.

At the satellite exhibition, various equipment was demonstrated, including portable electroencephalographs-recorders "Encephalan-EEGR-19/26".

Health Asia International Exhibition & Conferences, Pakistan

From the 2nd till 4th of April, in Lahore, Pakistan our partner BioMatrix company, took part in the biggest annual Health & Pharmaceutical Industry event of Pakistan. On the BioMatrix corporate stand was presented the equipment for Neurophysiology, Epileptology, Neonatology produced by Medicom MTD Ltd.

VIth International Forum "SLEEP-2019"

From March 14 to 16 at the Medical Research and Educational Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University the VIth International Forum "SLEEP-2019" took place. This is an annual event held in Russia and dedicated to the World Sleep Day on March 15.

Leading somnologists from Russia and foreign countries talked about basic sleep research and the latest developments for the treatment of sleep disorders. The forum included sectional sessions for professionals and special sections of popular science speeches about sleep for a wide audience and students. On March 15, a plenary session of the forum was held, at which sleep specialist presented the latest advances in the sleep science.

Within the framework of the forum, an exhibition of medical equipment was held, in which our company took part and demonstrated polysomnographs for sleep disorders diagnostics.

Scientific conferences in Egypt

On the 2nd and 3rd of March in Cairo, Egypt, our partner Teqnia for Engineering & Development participated in the second neurophysiology conference of the Egyptian Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ECNPS). At the Teqnia stand, the neurophysiological equipment produced by Medicom MTD was presented, which aroused great interest among the conference participants (photo 1-3).

On the 3rd and 4th of March in Assiut, Egypt, within the framework of the 3rd Annual Congress of South Valley Egyptian Society for Pulmonology and Allergy our partner held Sleep Disorders Workshop (photo 4).

International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day

On the second Monday of February (11.02.2009), the International Epilepsy Day is celebrated. And March, 26th is "Purple day" (the Day of epilepsy patients).

"Purple day" was invented in 2008 by a nine-year-old girl Cassidy Megan, diagnosed with epilepsy. She suffered from the cautious and dismissive attitude of her peers and decided to prove that people suffering from epilepsy are no different from the rest and have the right to a normal life. This initiative was supported by the Nova Scotia Epilepsy Association (Canada) and later by other associations around the world.

Purple Ц the color of lavender Ц has become the international color of epilepsy, because it has a positive effect on the nervous system of epilepsy patients and reduces their anxiety.

Usually, conferences of experts of epileptology and psychiatry are held back-to-back with Purple day. These meetings are designed to address topical issues of epilepsy treatment, to share experiences of successful treatment and application of anti-epileptic drugs.

Quoted from the article "Video-EEG monitoring in the diagnosis of epilepsy", "Modern medical technologies" journal:

Konstantin Yurievich Mukhin
Head of the Institute of pediatric neurology and epilepsy clinic named after Saint Luke, Professor, doctor of medical Sciences. Consultant of Video-EEG monitoring Department of the Institute of pediatric neurology and epilepsy named after St. Luke.

Video-EEG monitoring (VEM) is a synchronous recording of bioelectric activity of the brain (electroencephalography) and the video image of the patient.

Electroencephalography is the main method of additional examination, proving and justifying the diagnosis of epilepsy, allowing clarifying the specific form of the disease.

The purpose of video-EEG monitoring is to record a paroxysmal event with making a differential diagnosis between epileptic and non-epileptic states, such as parasomnia, syncopal states, conversion attacks, stereotypes, dystonic attacks and others.

Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease characterized by repeated attacks of disorders in motor, sensitive, autonomic or mental functions.

It should be noted that there are more than twenty different types of epileptic seizures. They can be with motor or sensory manifestations, can occur in the form of a sudden loss of consciousness. Each form of epilepsy is characterized by a "set" of seizures. The main criterion for an epileptic seizure is a clinical and electroencephalographic correlate, that is, the characteristic kinematics of the seizure, accompanied synchronously on the electroencephalogram by the appearance of a specific epileptic activity for each type of seizures. Registration of clinical and electroencephalographic correlate of epileptic seizure is a reliable method to diagnose epilepsy.

The concept of prolonged monitoring of physiological parameters belongs to Holter, who in 1961 suggested using a portable cassette recorder to record ECG in patients with arrhythmia.

The invention of a 4-channel cassette recorder allowed for 1975 J. R. Yves and J. R. Woods in 1975 to suggest a method of prolonged (up to 24 hours) outpatient EEG monitoring for patients with epilepsy.

In parallel, video image of patients together with EEG recording was recorded. So in 1988, R.F. Leroy, with the co-authors, proposed a method of recording the patient's EEG on a cassette recorder with simultaneous video recording of the patient's image.

In the mid-90s, with the development of computer technology, there was a creation of computer systems that provided synchronous display of the patient's electroencephalogram and digital video and audio signals. Eventually, these devices have been supplied to the leading epileptological centers.
The method of stationary intensive video-EEG monitoring is included in the standard examination of epilepsy patients, especially for the pre-surgical examination.

Today video-EEG monitoring is the most qualitative and informative method of diagnostics of epilepsy forms and it allows registering clinical and electroencephalographic correlate of an epileptic seizure that gives the chance to establish more exact diagnosis and to appoint the rational scheme of antiepileptic therapy.

Read more about the video-equipment kits for EEG-video monitoring with software "Encephalan-Video" on our website.

A brief photo report from our stand on Arab Health 2019

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