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April 7, 2004

LOMO helps to medical education

On April 2, 2004 LOMO PLC passed without compensation to faculty of thoracal surgery of St. Petersburg Medical Academy of post-graduate education (Russian abbreviation is SPb MAPO), situated at the base of city hospital ?26, new device Ė flexible bronchoscope B-VO-3-1 and complete set of tools for the instrument.

   Patients with grave stages of cancer are cured at this faculty. Many famous centers, occupied with treatment for cancer, denied curing these people. Specialists of the Academy say, that itís impossible to surrender without fight and for the latest years they achieved of significant results Ė patients, which were predicted to live only 2-3 months, after curing at the Academy lived several years.

   But itís impossible to struggle with this hard disease only by means of knowledge and experience of high-qualified specialists. It's necessary to have suitable qualitative and advanced equipment as well. Thatís why employees of the faculty addressed with request at LOMO to give them new device. Doctors of this medical organization used before bronchoscopes, made at Petersburg optical firm, but because of intensive application the instruments practically worked out its resources.

   "With help of these instruments we conduct, in the first place, tests of lung diseases, - Viktor Alexeevich Tarasov says - holder of the chair of thoracal surgery of SPb MAPO, professor. - Besides, we use them as curing devices - every day we make curing bronchoscopy operations for removal of slime, phlegm, foreign bodies. Also by means of such bronchoscopes control of after-operation sutures is conducted. I would like to mark, - Viktor Alexeevich said, accepting new bronchoscope, - that new instrument is necessary in our business and that all personnel of the faculty of thoracal surgery is very grateful your firm for such wonderful present. It means that hundreds of lives will be saved." LOMO is sure in it, because several employees of the enterprise have already got from specialists of the faculty invaluable help.

   This is not the only action of the oldest optical enterprise on equipping of medical organization of our city. We remind, that last year LOMO PLC worked out and embodied program over re-equipping of medical organizations of St. Petersburg with new medical technique in accordance with contract, concluded with the city Administration.

   As a gift optical enterprise ransomed, repaired and modernized more than 160 out-of-date and not operating endoscopes. As a result St. Petersburg economized more than US $1000 at each instrument.

   Last year LOMO PLS also passed without compensation analogous bronchoscope to neiro-surgery research institute named after A.L. Polenov. That instrument is used intensively  - 3-4 bronchoscopy operations a day are made by means of the device. In accordance with opinions of specialists of the institute, the bronchoscope has operated perfectly for this period of time.




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