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London Health Sciences Centre Announces Firsts in Treatment Option for Blood Circulation
Date:2/27/2013

new treatment by Dr. Kiaii immediately after his triple-bypass surgery in December. "I wore it every day while I was in hospital. It was painless and barely noticeable and I'm grateful it helped my recovery," describes Findlay.

Approximately 60 patients have benefited from the device as part of their treatment plan. "Early observational use of the geko™ device has shown promise and we are planning to conduct a controlled trial to further investigate its health benefits," continues Dr. Kiaii.

Bernard Ross , CEO Firstkind Ltd, device manufacturer, said: "Precise management of fluids and electrolytes is a fundamental part of a patient's overall surgical treatment. Through the unique differential of superior blood flow, we believe the geko™ device is well placed to deliver simplicity of patient care, enhanced patient mobility, better patient outcomes and substantial cost savings for health services globally through a reduced length of patient stay."

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About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 138 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children's Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes - Children's Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph's Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 65 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and
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