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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
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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
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Category(s): Clinical Specialty > Emergency Medicine, Clinical Specialty > Cardiology, Clinical Specialty > Pulmonology, Medical Devices > Resuscitation, Medical Devices > Consumables
Glow Bright
Small, fluorescent surgical disposables (i.e. needles, sutures, and trocars) have been invented by UT Health SA that fluoresce to aid in visualization of the item. This functionality can be used in the event that the items are lost or unaccounted for during or after a surgical procedure. Background:Losing an instrument during surgery is a rare but...
Published: 9/20/2018   |   Inventor(s): Kinley Beck, Jeong-Hyeon Sohn, Petar Yanev, Joshua Iltis
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Category(s): Clinical Specialty > Opthamology, Medical Devices > Consumables, Medical Devices > Surgical Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Neurology
Device to Determine the Proper Operation of IV Catheters
A device to allow the verification of the correct placement of an intravenous (IV) catheter has been developed by a physician at UT Health San Antonio. The device contains a signaling unit which can introduce pressure or acoustic impulses into the fluid inside the catheter. The pulses can be detected visually to verify the patency of the catheter ...
Published: 8/14/2018   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Dearmond, John H Calhoon
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Category(s): Medical Devices > Consumables, Medical Devices > Monitoring Equipment
Time Sensitive Foley Catheter Alarm
This device allows a caregiver to easily monitor the total time that a catheter has been in place via an integrated indicator. This indicator is activated at placement by means of a simple pull strip or other similar action and, once activated counts down to a preset expiration time.The device was designed by a University of Texas Health Science Ce...
Published: 4/16/2015   |   Inventor(s): Jayson Aydelotte
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Category(s): Medical Devices > Consumables, Medical Devices > Monitoring Equipment, Clinical Specialty > Urology