Tag: Anesthesiology

Electronic Headband for Drug-Free Motion Sickness Therapy

Motion sickness can be a debilitating condition for many people, preventing them from traveling and engaging in various activities such as sailing. There are a few drugs available to control motion sickness, but they have side effects such as drowsiness and for many people are simply a choice of choosing one discomfort over another. A […]

Argos Cardiac Output Monitor Now Available in U.S.

Retia Medical, out of Valhalla, New York, won FDA clearance and is making available in the U.S. its Argos Cardiac Output Monitor. For use in the OR and ICU, the product uses the company’s MBA algorithm to track both fluid and pressor resuscitation with high precision. This gives clinicians the ability to monitor oxygen delivery and [&hel (Read more...)

Near-Infrared Tech for Minimally Invasive Brain Monitoring: Interview with Philippe Dro, CEO of Luciole Medical

Luciole Medical, a medtech company based in Switzerland, has developed near-infrared sensors that can assess levels of tissue oxygenation as well as cerebral blood flow by measuring oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin. The sensors include a skin patch, which measures brain blood flow and oxygen saturation in patients undergoing surgery, and a mi (Read more...)

Thromboresistant Hydrogel Materials for Venous Catheters: Interview with CEO of Access Vascular

Access Vascular, based in Massachusetts, has developed a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) composed of a thromboresistant hydrogel material. The catheter could reduce the incidence of catheter-related thrombi and resulting adverse events. When a catheter encounters blood, blood cells and proteins begin to accumulate on its surfac (Read more...)

ivWatch Vein Puncture Monitor Cleared in Europe

ivWatch just announced winning the European CE Mark for its ivWatch Model 400 device, the only continuous monitor for timely detection of intravenous (IV) infiltrations and extravasations. IV delivered medication and fluids can accidentally leak outside of the vein into surrounding tissue, creating serious complications for patients. The devic (Read more...)