Could CDC ’s New Catheter-Site Dressing Advice Curb Infections?
To help prevent intravascular catheter-related infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its guidelines on catheter-site dressing regimens. The CDC now advises that for patients aged 18 years and older, “Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) are recommended to protect the insertion site of short-term, non-tunneled central venous catheters (1A)." Previously, according to its 2011 guidelines, the CDC recommended the use of ...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 9, 2017
[Image from]From 3M’s expanded 510(k) clearance for its Tegaderm dressing to Medtronic and Acacia burying the hatchet, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks Taiwanese distro deal for CGuard InspireMD announced in a June 8 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Lorion Enterprises. The deal will expand InspireMD’s global footprint and distribute its CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) through the medical device distributor in Taiwan. 2. Active Implants launches NUsurface knee trial Active Implants announced...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regulatory/Compliance 3m Acacia Research Corp. Active Implants Advanced Cooling Therapy Attune Medical Exactech Inc. HLT InspireMD MedTech Source Type: news

Rox Medical raises $40m Series E for hypertension ‘ stent ’
Rox Medical said today that it raised a $40 million Series E round for the stent-like Coupler device it developed to treat hypertension by connecting the femoral artery and the femoral vein. The round was led by the Novartis Venture Fund and Apple Tree Partners, with participation from prior backers Versant Ventures and Domain Associates, San Clemente, Calif.-based Rox said. “This financing is a significant milestone for Rox Medical,” CEO Rodney Brenneman said in prepared remarks. “Building on our best-in-class data published in The Lancet in 2015, we will soon initiate a U.S...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Hypertension Rox Medical Source Type: news

Procedure Guides Step-by-Step
Central line placement. See alsoCentral line placement with ultrasound guidance.Thoracentesis (pleural tap)Paracentesis (ascites tap)Arthrocentesis (joint tap)Arterial line placement is illustrated inThe Internet Journal of Health.Lumbar puncture in eMedicineMore procedure links (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 1, 2014 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sphere Medical’s Real-Time In-Line Blood Analyzer Gets a Go in Europe
It’s often important to monitor the various levels of analytes in a hospitalized patient’s blood. This normally requires blood draws that are then placed in a nearby device or are sent to the hospital’s lab for analysis, a process that takes considerable time and delivers slow results. Sphere Medical out of Cambridge, England just received European CE Mark approval for its Proxima arterial blood analyzer, a device that provides real-time results of blood gas, hematocrit, and electrolyte measurements as often as necessary. The Proxima is connected to the arterial line that the patient would normally have a...
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - June 9, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: news

National survey reveals procedural errors in hospitals relating to arterial line fluids continue to pose a safety risk to patients
The results of a national survey into practice involving connecting arterial line fluids to patients in hospitals reveals inconsistent application of national guidelines, meaning that some patients may be at risk of serious harm. The survey and its implications are being presented today (Thursday 19 September) at the Annual Congress of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) in Dublin, Ireland, by Prof Tim Cook, Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news