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Ultrasonic Chest Tube
The Ultrasonic Chest Tube is a novel solution for improving the continuous drainage of effusions in the pleural space around the lungs. By incorporating an ultrasonic delivery catheter into a chest tube, the invention improves the efficiency, speed, and outcomes associated with the drainage of pleural effusions.Background:A chest tube is required ...
Published: 10/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ian Makey
Category(s): Clinical Specialty > Pulmonology, Clinical Specialty > Cardiology, Medical Devices > Consumables, Medical Devices > Resuscitation
Chest Tube Positioning Device to Improve Drainage of Fluid
A surgeon at UT Health San Antonio has developed a magnetic insert that can be used temporarily with a standard chest tube to allow for the correct positioning of the tube after insertion. It allows the clinician to direct the chest tube to the desired location in the chest cavity to evacuate retained blood or fluid.Background:Thoracic injury occur...
Published: 10/16/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ian Makey
Category(s): Clinical Specialty > Emergency Medicine, Clinical Specialty > Cardiology, Clinical Specialty > Pulmonology, Medical Devices > Resuscitation, Medical Devices > Consumables
Lung Expansion and Aeration Monitor (LEAM)
The LEAM system monitors the expansion and aeration of the lung through the measurement of electrical resistance and impedance directly from the surface of the lung via a sensor(s) placed inside the chest. Its purpose is to monitor the inhalation/expiration of the patient and detect the presence of pneumothorax, pleural effusion, or pulmonary edema...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Dearmond, Lucas Holt, Andrew Wang
Category(s): Medical Devices > Monitoring Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Pulmonology