PRODUCT: A computer speech therapy game for facial and articulation exercises.
DESCRIPTION: CheeksUp was created to make it easier, exciting, productive and accessible for children to learn sounds and train in the use of words, continuing quality training at home after a visit to the speech therapist. This computer game helps children to pronounce sounds during lessons and encourages them to repeat sounds, syllables and words independently as interactive homework. CheeksUp motivates children to learn through game elements and makes it possible to easily keep track of the child’s success indicators. The online platform makes it possible to connect to tasks from various smart devices. To start using CheeksUp, you first require a speech therapist’s assessment, followed by the creation of an individual homework plan in the CheeksUp programme. The speech therapist must be trained in the use of the system. The game is available in latvian, english and russian, however specialists can create individual homework plans in any language.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Children with speech disorders.
RESULT: Training with CheeksUp at home, children reinforce the lessons they learn in a speech therapist’s cabinet up to three times faster.
PRODUCT: Eye prostheses made from various materials to fill in the eye cavity.
DESCRIPTION: Eye prostheses are an invaluable aid for people who need to fill in an eye cavity. Each and every prosthesis is uniquely handcrafted, testifying to mastery of the specialist who created it and making it comparable to a work of art, which cannot be replicated. Quality guaranteed by cutting edge technologies and the mastery of specialists produce a wonderful cosmetic effect and maximum functionality. Eye prostheses in Latvia are made from top quality German cryolite glass, as well as plastic and silicon materials from Europe, the USA and Canada. Depending on the chosen material, eye prostheses are made within 1–3 days. Every prosthesis comes complete with a 2 year technical durability warranty. Prostheses are made for both adults and children. The following types of prostheses are available:
INDICATIONS: For people who have lost one or both eyes due to an accident or illness, as well as in cases when the pupil of the eye has become blind, has contracted or become dull.
RESULT: Provides an outstanding cosmetic effect and maximum functionality, allowing the patient to fully adapt to the surrounding environment. Prostheses also have prophylactic medical functions, as a result of which permanent use of prostheses is compulsory.
SERVICE: Virotheraphy virus.
DESCRIPTION: Oncolytic virotherapy is cancer treatment with a medicine containing a special virus, which can find and destroy malignant tumour cells in the patient’s body. The virus not only destroys malignant tumour cells, but also stimulates the body’s natural immune system protective capabilities, including against cancerous cells. The medicine is injected into the body with the help of an intramuscular injection. Virotherapy usually takes place in the form of outpatient care according to an individually formulated scheme and in accordance with usage guidelines. On average, treatment lasts for up to three years, during which analyses are monitored on a regular basis and patient undergoes observation. AMBER LIFE CANCER CLINIC offers patients holistic treatment, during which patients have access to high quality medical services and care from a wide range of specialists including consultations and examinations from oncologists, immunologists, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, art therapists and acupuncture specialists.
INDICATIONS: For oncological patients, a particularly valuable method for treating tumours that do not respond to radiotherapy or chemotherapy, e.g. melanomas.
RESULT: Virotherapy solely impacts cancerous cells and does not harm healthy cells within the body. The result is only evident after a certain amount of time; later, for example, than after chemotherapy. No side effects observed.
SERVICE: Radiotherapy robot CyberKnife® M6.
DESCRIPTION: High precision radiotherapy robot CyberKnife is state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible to treat cancer and benign tumours in various parts of the body using outpatient care, painlessly, and with the possibility to returning to one’s usual rhythm of life as quickly as possible. It should be stressed that radiosurgery takes place without surgical intervention. The term “cyberknife” is used to characterise the precision of the method and the long-term effectiveness of therapy, which is equivalent to a surgical operation. This method can be used to treat primary tumours and metastases within the human body, including within the head, spine, prostate, liver, kidneys and elsewhere. Robotic radiosurgery can be combined with other tumour treatment methods such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Cyberknife is especially appropriate for treatment of tumours that are located in places that are hard to access, e.g. in the brain or spine, mobile organs and elsewhere. CyberKnife technology provides an automated patient movement monitoring system and synchronisation of radiation doses with breathing. The CyberKnife® M6 machine installed at the Sigulda Radiosurgery Centre is the latest model in the CyberKnife equipment series.
INDICATIONS: Patients with cancer, benign tumours and other illnesses that can be treated using radiosurgery or radiotherapy.
RESULT: During the procedure, tumour cells are not removed from the body, but their DNA is damaged by ionising radiation and the cells can no longer regenerate themselves. Over time, the damaged cancerous cells die and the body destroys them naturally. The cancerous cells are replaced by inactive cells – connective tissue or scar tissue.
SERVICE: Tricho pigmentation procedure HIM.
DESCRIPTION: All over the world, scalp pigmentation helps lots of men to acquire a modern, well-groomed and youthful appearance regardless of their age and their degree of hair loss. During the pigmentation process, using special apparatus, a colourant is injected into the top layer of skin via micro points. Each point replicates an individual follicle of shaved hair, which overall creates the effect of an evenly shaved scalp. The method can help to create the effect of dense hair in an area where hair is scarce. The procedure is conducted in several stages. Initially, consultation is necessary and the first session is conducted (1st day). This is followed by the second session (2nd day) and correction (after 30 days). Before the procedure, the patient needs to undergo a pigment allergy test. The possibility of an allergic reaction is minimal (particularly if you already have tattoos), but only the performance of a test can full exclude the possibility of an allergic reaction.
INDICATIONS: Hair loss in men; brief or complete loss of hair in men and women due to illness, to increase hair thickness after a hair transplant; scar camouflage; and to create density in the beard and moustache area.
RESULT: The patient acquires the appearance of an evenly shaved head or maintains the effect of dense hair.
SERVICE: Microsurgical spermatozoid extraction or removal (m-TESE - microsurgical TEsticular Sperm Extraction).
DESCRIPTION: The Andrology Centre is a specially established centre, where special attention is paid to men’s reproductive health. The Centre performs male fertility examinations (ultrasound, Doppler graphs), as well as minimally invasive operations, including surgical treatment of infertility: TESE, PESA, micro TESE, MESA and retubing of semen tubes after vasectomies and vaso-epididymal anastomosis. During a micro TESE operation, the sheath covering the male testicles is opened and gentle resection of the semen tubes is performed in order to obtain spermatozoa. Micro TESE is performed using a state-of-the-art microscope with large magnification, making it possible to see all tissue very clearly, thus making the procedure twice as effective. The risk of complications is reduced, causing as little harm as possible to masculine health. The EGV Clinic has a specific microscope for the performance of such procedures with magnification up to 28 times.
INDICATIONS: Men whose sperm does not contain spermatozoa. Useful for a patient, who has undergone a standard biopsy in which spermatozoa were not found, or in the event that before any spermatozoid search procedure, the doctor suspects that the chances of finding them are negligible.
RESULT: The spermatozoa obtained can subsequently be used to perform artificial insemination and the man can become a father.
SERVICE: Doctor-geneticist’s consultations, genetic diagnostics and DNA tests.
DESCRIPTION: Latvia’s state-of-the-art laboratories can perform a wide range of in-depth genetic examinations (including for infertile couples). The range of analyses includes medical tests, as well as tests to determine biological kinship. Available services include karyotype determination (genetic blood testing), genetic tests for examination of complex female/male infertility and preparation of a genetic pass for a new born child. Molecular-genetic examination can diagnose various factors including thrombophilia, PAI, non-invasive foetal rhesus factor in pregnant women, fragile X chromosome testing, Y chromosome testing (AZF factor), HLA typing, KIR typing and genetic examination of material from an interrupted pregnancy. Non-invasive NIPT “Panorama” prenatal screening of the foetus is available, which can also be performed in the event of a twin pregnancy and artificial insemination. Thanks to the latest scientific innovations, it is possible to conduct pre-implant genetic testing of the embryo at chromosome and gene level (PGT-A and PGT-M). This diagnosis can be performed with the goal of assuring the prospective parents and the doctor that the embryo does not have any chromosome anomalies, which in many cases can be the reason for infertility or an interrupted pregnancy. For example, embryo testing is conducted on the following genetic pathologies:
The majority of genetic tests are directly related to gynaecology and pregnancy, but diagnostics for testing gastroenterological, hematologic and oncological diseases are also available.
INDICATIONS: Couples in situations in which there have been cases in the family or relatives’ families of children being born with mental and/or physical retardation, congenital diseases and still born infants. Parents diagnosed with genetic diseases or chromosomal anomalies, cases involving one or more spontaneous abortions or structural foetal anomalies discovered during the course of pregnancy. In cases of late pregnancy (involving a woman of over 35 years or a man of over 45 years). Diagnostics are recommended for people who come from a family in which a blood relative has been diagnosed with a genome variation.
RESULT: The possibility to diagnose the causes of patients’ infertility with the goal of preparing a maximally effective and precise treatment plan. A precise diagnosis will facilitate the onset of the hoped for pregnancy and the birth of a health child. Likewise, by providing a timely diagnosis of risks likely during the course of pregnancy, it will be possible to find the most precise course of treatment for the relevant situation.