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Ampcare

Kapitex is very pleased to announce its distribution partnership with Ampcare.

Ampcare’s Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP™) is a new treatment that combines electrical stimulation with specially selected resistance exercises to help rehabilitate swallow function to help patients swallow safely. The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) NHS Foundation Trust were interested in evaluating this new treatment approach to see whether it might be helpful to patients in the UK via adoption by the NHS. Funding was secured in order to undertake a pilot study comparing Ampcare’s ESP against usual dysphagia treatment for 30 stroke patients.

At follow up, one month after the end of treatment, 100% of the Ampcare ESP patients reported improved swallow-related quality of life (i.e. SWAL-QOL Survey), compared to 42% of the patients who had received usual dysphagia care.

As a result of the evidence from the pilot trial, SLT professionals were keen to have Ampcare ESP as a treatment option. Following training days in October 2016 and July 2017 we are pleased to announce that the technology is now launched in the UK, and is being made available across ten NHS Trusts. STH will continue to monitor patient outcomes as the technology is adopted more widely, and they have secured funding to appoint an SLT to support this. Patients who received the new treatment were very positive about it stating:

“I feel better at swallowing – no problems swallowing at all now.”
“I thought the treatment was very good and I would recommend it to anybody.”
Product Code Description Quantity
OSAMP0008 AMPCARE NMES UNIT + YOUTH ELECTRODE PK10 (New) 10
OSAMP0001 AMPCARE ESP KIT ADULT E SERIES RPD PK 10 (New) 10
OSAMP0002 AMPCARE ESP KIT YOUTH E SERIES RPD PK 10 (New) 10
OSAMP0007 AMPCARE NMES UNIT + ADULT ELECTRODE PK10 (New) 2
OSAMP0010 AMPCARE ES REPLACE LEAD WIRE SET PK 2 (New) 2
OSAMP0003 AMPCARE RESTORATIVE POSTURE DEVICE (RPD) (New) 1
OSAMP0004 AMPCARE REPLACEMENT PADS (RPD) (New) 1
OSAMP0005 AMPCARE E SERIES ELECTRODES 4PK X10 (New) 40
OSAMP0006 AMPCARE E SERIES ELECTRODES SML 4PK X10 (New) 40

For more detailed information please visit the Ampcare website.