DizzyFIX - First iPhone App to Help Physicians Treat Patients with Vertigo - to be Demonstrated at COSM Meeting in Las Vegas

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From April 29 – May 1 at the COSM Meeting in Las Vegas, Micromedics, Inc. will be demonstrating the newly launched “DizzyFIX MD” app for the iPhone enabling physicians to diagnose and treat BPPV (vertigo) on-site.

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DizzyFIX for the iPhone provides a clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic tool which is immediately available and perfectly placed in the hands of the community physician to ensure the early treatment of this important disorder.

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Micromedics Inc, a medical device manufacturer and exhibitor at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM) in Las Vegas will be featuring the new DizzyFIX MD iPhone app at their booth #509 in the Bally’s Event Center during the meeting. Developed by Clearwater Clinical of Canada, the “DizzyFIX” iPhone app will give doctors the ability to treat a medical condition with a cell phone - for the first time.

The new iPhone app specifically treats Vertigo caused by BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). This problem affects about 1 out of 10 people over the age of 60 and can be debilitating for those who have it. BPPV is caused by the movement of calcium crystals known as Otoconia to other parts of the ear. This movement of Otoconia eventually results in the sensation of vertigo.

Today, the treatment of BPPV is usually conducted by specialists. Oftentimes, BPPV can be treated with a therapeutic maneuver called “Particle repositioning” or the “Epley Maneuver”. However, if not performed correctly it becomes ineffective. Clearwater developed a physical device called the DizzyFIX which can assist patients and physicians in the treatment of BPPV. The iPhone app is an extension of this device which can help any doctor to accurately treat patients with dizziness directly in their offices. This eliminates the need to refer patients with uncomplicated BPPV to a specialist or prescribe unnecessary medications.

“We developed DizzyFIX device to facilitate the correct performance of the maneuver and ensure reliable results following treatment in the community,” said Dr. Matthew Bromwich, Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater Clinical. “DizzyFIX for the iPhone provides a clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic tool which is immediately available and perfectly placed in the hands of the community physician to ensure the early treatment of this important disorder.”

Micromedics will also be featuring their breakthrough product, the EarPopper. This new ear pressure relief device uses air to clear common ear pressure problems associated with middle ear fluid, ear pain and pressure caused by airline travel and ear fullness caused by colds, allergies, and sinusitis. The EarPopper requires no drugs or ear tube surgery to instantly and effectively clear pressure problems.

About Micromedics
Micromedics, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a variety of products including applicators for dispensing biomaterials such as platelet gel and tissue sealants; the a device for relieving negative ear pressure; implants and instruments for ENT surgery; trays for organizing and protecting surgical instruments; ear care and ear protection products and distribute the DizzyFIX Device for treating BPPV. Micromedics is an FDA registered and ISO 13485 certified medical device manufacturer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

About Clearwater Clinical
Clearwater Clinical is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of DizzyFIX , a medical device which treats BPPV and the DizzyFIX iPhone application which helps in the diagnosis of BPPV. Clearwater has more than ten international distributors covering the USA, UK, Israel, Jordan, UAE, Turkey Germany, Poland, Korea and Canada.

About COSM
The Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings is a scientific and educational symposium that was created in 1970 to help surgeons stay abreast of the latest trends and best practice methods in otolaryngology. The societies participating in the combined meeting are the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, American Head and Neck Society, American Laryngological Association, American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, American Rhinologic Society, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the Triological Society.

For more information, please contact:
Derek Lidbom, Sales Manager
Micromedics, Inc.
CELL: 612-802-5975
http://www.micromedics.com

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