The Kazakh authorities have sent the innovative medical equipment Bark VibroLUNG to health workers in Tajikistan, the press center of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) says.   

An official ceremony of handover of the equipment has reportedly took place in Dushanbe. 

40 Tajik specialists, including pulmonologists, have taken a special training in Kazakhstan on how to operate the device.

An official source within a MoHSPP says this vibroacoustic device is used for treatment of lung diseases in medical facilities.  

The operating principle of the device is based on the influence of a strong vibroacoustic signal and the equipment service life is 10 years, the source added. 

An article published in the Bulletin of the Russian Military Medical Academy (2021, No. 1, 51-58) notes that currently, much attention is paid to pathogenetic methods of treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. As a rule, pneumonia is accompanied by a violation of the balance of formation and discharge of bronchial secretions. In order to normalize the drainage function of the bronchi, both pharmacological and mechanical methods of influencing the muciliary clearance are successfully used. The comprehensive use of the entire arsenal of therapeutic capabilities allows you to minimize the duration of the patient's stay in a hospital bed, as well as speed up the process of restoring impaired lung functions after pneumonia. The study was reportedly conducted in the Pulmonology Department of the district hospital of the Eastern Military District. The effectiveness of using the BARK VibroLUNG device in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia was studied.  In addition to the traditional therapy regimens, 5 to 7 sessions of hardware vibration massage were performed.  In patients who received a course of vibroacoustic massage, there was a decrease in the duration of General intoxication, productive cough, and physical signs of lung tissue consolidation.  Regression of the main clinical manifestations of pneumonia was accompanied by an increase in sputum discharge, simultaneously with a decrease in the time of its production.  The main group of patients was characterized by the best time for normalization of acute-phase indicators, restoration of lung ventilation function, and resolution of pneumonic infiltration according to X-ray data.  The use of a course of vibration exposure to the chest allowed reducing the duration of stationary treatment by an average of 3 days.