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World cystic fibrosis awareness day – A special offer for the new cutting-edge equipment accommodated in the department of pulmonology

Prompted by the World Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day (8 September 2016), IASO Children’s Hospital offers you the Sweat Test at the concessionary price of 70€, valid throughout September. The test lasts 30 minutes and the results are given on the same day. During the test, a simultaneous pediatric-pulmonology consultation is conducted to address any respiratory problems experienced by the child.

The Sweat Test is the most recognized method internationally and is used to screen young patients for cystic fibrosis. IASO Children’s Hospital, in its effort to provide only the best in the field of pediatric healthcare, upgrades its services and invests in cutting-edge medical equipment. The Department of Pulmonology at IASO Children’s Hospital is the only private pediatric hospital using the most advanced medical equipment for the performance of the Sweat Test (Macroduct system plus Chlorocheck M:3400), and always according to European and American standards.

The greatest advantage of the newly acquired equipment is the measurement of chloride ions in the child’s sweat using chloride meter which is considered a more reliable and trustworthy measurement compared to the commonly used method of conductivity.

4-5% of the general population, i.e. 1 in 20 to 25 individuals, is considered to harbor a pathologic gene (about 500,000 Greeks are carriers). Consequently, there is an increased probability for a child to be born with cystic fibrosis. The most common symptoms experienced by a sufferer mainly include: chronic cough, bronchitides or recurrent bronchitides and poor weight gain.

The offer is valid for all those to call at +30 210 6383070 – 2 & +30 210 6383917 and schedule their appointment by Friday 30 September 2016.

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 638 3917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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