Tag: Anesthesiology

Admetsys Develops Artificial Pancreas for Critical Care

Admetsys, a company headquartered in Boston, has developed a system for controlling blood glucose levels in critical care patients. Essentially an artificial pancreas, the system relies on a lab-on-a-chip that’s embedded within an intravenous catheter to measure glucose and lactic acid, automatically supplying insulin or glucose to keep the p (Read more...)

Blink’s TwitchView for Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring

Blink Device Company, a firm based in Seattle, Washington, won FDA clearance for and is releasing in the United States its TwitchView monitor. The device is used for monitoring the depth of neuromoscular blockade under anesthesia, and the company claims it is the first standalone electromyography (EMG) monitor available in the U.S. The company is [ (Read more...)

Accuro Helps to Make Epidurals and Spinals Easier: Interview with Will Mauldin, CEO of Rivanna Medical

Performing epidural and spinal anesthesia requires a good deal of training and being able to sense when the needle reaches the desired location. This is certainly not foolproof and some patients are harder to work with than others. One issue is that a sonographer is usually required to operate the ultrasound while the anesthesiologist delivers [&he (Read more...)

4Dx Uses Algorithms to Better Visualize Lung Function

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people in the United States. The main method of diagnosis is the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), in which a patient breathes into a machine that measures pulmonary parameters. The disadvantage, however, is that pulmonary function tests take an “average” of a patient’s lung (Read more...)

Canon Releases Aplio i600 Ultrasound with Enhanced Ergonomics

Canon Medical is unveiling its recently FDA cleared Aplio i600 ultrasound system. It’s intended for both diagnostic and interventional procedures, featuring a bunch of tools that make setup quick and intuitive. An image-guide interface helps to move the clinician through the imaging exam. Canon touts the ergonomic design of the Aplio i600 tha (Read more...)

DeltaVen Closed System Peripheral IV Catheter Cleared in U.S.

Smiths Medical won FDA clearance and is releasing the DeltaVen Closed System Catheter, a product actually made by the Italian company Delta Med SpA. The peripheral IV catheter combines the needle, extension tubing, and an optional needlesless connector into one system. Clinicians can feel the insertion of the catheter into the vein during threading (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils RS85A, a New Premium General Ultrasound

Samsung received FDA clearance and is unveiling its new RS85A general purpose premium ultrasound system. It features the company’s technologies such as MV-Flow, which lets clinicians see flow through micro vascularized structures and help diagnose cancer in many cases, and S-Shearwave Imaging (shown above), a shearwave elastography technique (Read more...)

New Canon Aplio i900 Cardiovascular Ultrasound Unveiled

At the American College of Cardiology 2018 annual meeting, Canon has unveiled the latest version of its Aplio i900 cardiovascular ultrasound system that can be used for advanced cases such as transcatheter implantation procedures. The system features a number of 4D capabilities such as 4D TEE transcatheter procedure guidance, as (Read more...)

GE’s New Versana Essential Budget Friendly Ultrasound

GE Healthcare is unveiling a new budget conscious ultrasound system, the Versana Essential. GE touts it as having excellent image quality for the price and sees it being used by OB-GYNs, family and general practice physicians, and by clinicians in a number of other specialties. Using it you can view the thyroid vasculature, kidney vessels, [&hellip (Read more...)