Lasers: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.Optical Fibers: Thin strands of transparent material, usually glass, that are used for transmitting light waves over long distances.Laser Therapy: The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.Angioscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery performed on the interior of blood vessels.Flow Injection Analysis: The analysis of a chemical substance by inserting a sample into a carrier stream of reagent using a sample injection valve that propels the sample downstream where mixing occurs in a coiled tube, then passes into a flow-through detector and a recorder or other data handling device.Lasers, Semiconductor: Lasers with a semiconductor diode as the active medium. Diode lasers transform electric energy to light using the same principle as a light-emitting diode (LED), but with internal reflection capability, thus forming a resonator where a stimulated light can reflect back and forth, allowing only a certain wavelength to be emitted. The emission of a given device is determined by the active compound used (e.g., gallium arsenide crystals doped with aluminum or indium). Typical wavelengths are 810, 1,060 and 1,300 nm. (From UMDNS, 2005)Fiber Optic Technology: The technology of transmitting light over long distances through strands of glass or other transparent material.Lasers, Solid-State: Lasers which use a solid, as opposed to a liquid or gas, as the lasing medium. Common materials used are crystals, such as YAG (YTTRIUM aluminum garnet); alexandrite; and CORUNDUM, doped with a rare earth element such as a NEODYMIUM; ERBIUM; or HOLMIUM. The output is sometimes additionally modified by addition of non-linear optical materials such as potassium titanyl phosphate crystal, which for example is used with neodymium YAG lasers to convert the output light to the visible range.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Laser Coagulation: The use of green light-producing LASERS to stop bleeding. The green light is selectively absorbed by HEMOGLOBIN, thus triggering BLOOD COAGULATION.Surgical Equipment: Nonexpendable apparatus used during surgical procedures. They are differentiated from SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, usually hand-held and used in the immediate operative field.Angioscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery performed on the interior of blood vessels.Endoscopes: Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.Electrosurgery: Division of tissues by a high-frequency current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle. (Stedman, 25th ed)Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.Fiber Optic Technology: The technology of transmitting light over long distances through strands of glass or other transparent material.Gastroscopes: Endoscopes used for examining the interior of the stomach.Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal: Instruments for the visual examination of the interior of the gastrointestinal tract.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Bronchoscopes: Endoscopes for the visualization of the interior of the bronchi.Arteriosclerosis Obliterans: Common occlusive arterial disease which is caused by ATHEROSCLEROSIS. It is characterized by lesions in the innermost layer (ARTERIAL INTIMA) of arteries including the AORTA and its branches to the extremities. Risk factors include smoking, HYPERLIPIDEMIA, and HYPERTENSION.Coronary Occlusion: Complete blockage of blood flow through one of the CORONARY ARTERIES, usually from CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS.Angioscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery performed on the interior of blood vessels.Thromboangiitis Obliterans: A non-atherosclerotic, inflammatory thrombotic disease that commonly involves small and medium-sized arteries or veins in the extremities. It is characterized by occlusive THROMBOSIS and FIBROSIS in the vascular wall leading to digital and limb ISCHEMIA and ulcerations. Thromboangiitis obliterans is highly associated with tobacco smoking.Angioscopes: Endoscopes used for viewing the interior of blood vessels.Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary: Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.Heme: The color-furnishing portion of hemoglobin. It is found free in tissues and as the prosthetic group in many hemeproteins.Coronary Vessels: The veins and arteries of the HEART.Coronary Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.Femoral Artery: The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.Angioplasty, Laser: A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted: Techniques using laser energy in combination with a balloon catheter to perform angioplasty. These procedures can take several forms including: 1, laser fiber delivering the energy while the inflated balloon centers the fiber and occludes the blood flow; 2, balloon angioplasty immediately following laser angioplasty; or 3, laser energy transmitted through angioplasty balloons that contain an internal fiber.Lasers, Excimer: Gas lasers with excited dimers (i.e., excimers) as the active medium. The most commonly used are rare gas monohalides (e.g., argon fluoride, xenon chloride). Their principal emission wavelengths are in the ultraviolet range and depend on the monohalide used (e.g., 193 nm for ArF, 308 nm for Xe Cl). These lasers are operated in pulsed and Q-switched modes and used in photoablative decomposition involving actual removal of tissue. (UMDNS, 2005)Optical Fibers: Thin strands of transparent material, usually glass, that are used for transmitting light waves over long distances.Fiber Optic Technology: The technology of transmitting light over long distances through strands of glass or other transparent material.Atherectomy, Coronary: Percutaneous transluminal procedure for removing atheromatous plaque from the coronary arteries. Both directional (for removing focal atheromas) and rotational (for removing concentric atheromatous plaque) atherectomy devices have been used.Photorefractive Keratectomy: A type of refractive surgery of the CORNEA to correct MYOPIA and ASTIGMATISM. An EXCIMER LASER is used directly on the surface of the EYE to remove some of the CORNEAL EPITHELIUM thus reshaping the anterior curvature of the cornea.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Lasers: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.Laser Therapy: The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.Light: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.Rhodopsin: A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Blood Glucose: Glucose in blood.Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the cardiovascular system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Glucose: A primary source of energy for living organisms. It is naturally occurring and is found in fruits and other parts of plants in its free state. It is used therapeutically in fluid and nutrient replacement.Photoreceptor Cells: Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.Containment of Biohazards: Provision of physical and biological barriers to the dissemination of potentially hazardous biologically active agents (bacteria, viruses, recombinant DNA, etc.). Physical containment involves the use of special equipment, facilities, and procedures to prevent the escape of the agent. Biological containment includes use of immune personnel and the selection of agents and hosts that will minimize the risk should the agent escape the containment facility.Infusions, Intravenous: The long-term (minutes to hours) administration of a fluid into the vein through venipuncture, either by letting the fluid flow by gravity or by pumping it.Infusion Pumps: Fluid propulsion systems driven mechanically, electrically, or osmotically that are used to inject (or infuse) over time agents into a patient or experimental animal; used routinely in hospitals to maintain a patent intravenous line, to administer antineoplastic agents and other drugs in thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes mellitus (INSULIN INFUSION SYSTEMS is also available), and other disorders.Illusions: The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.Disposable Equipment: Apparatus, devices, or supplies intended for one-time or temporary use.Infusion Pumps, Implantable: Implanted fluid propulsion systems with self-contained power source for providing long-term controlled-rate delivery of drugs such as chemotherapeutic agents or analgesics. Delivery rate may be externally controlled or osmotically or peristatically controlled with the aid of transcutaneous monitoring.Polyvinyl Chloride: A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.Plasticizers: Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.Ultrasonic Surgical Procedures: The use of HIGH-ENERGY SHOCK WAVES, in the frequency range of 20-60 kHz, to cut through or remove tissue. The tissue fragmentation by ultrasonic surgical instruments is caused by mechanical effects not heat as with HIGH-INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND ABLATION.Allied Health Occupations: Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.Auditory Cortex: The region of the cerebral cortex that receives the auditory radiation from the MEDIAL GENICULATE BODY.Electrodes: Electric conductors through which electric currents enter or leave a medium, whether it be an electrolytic solution, solid, molten mass, gas, or vacuum.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Acoustic Stimulation: Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.Electrodes, Implanted: Surgically placed electric conductors through which ELECTRIC STIMULATION is delivered to or electrical activity is recorded from a specific point inside the body.Cochlear Implants: Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function, but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA, the hair cells (HAIR CELLS, VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.Auditory Pathways: NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.Auditory Perception: The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.Triplets: Three individuals derived from three FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother.Speech Perception: The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).Dental Technicians: Individuals responsible for fabrication of dental appliances.Technology, Radiologic: The application of scientific knowledge or technology to the field of radiology. The applications center mostly around x-ray or radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes but the technological applications of any radiation or radiologic procedure is within the scope of radiologic technology.Medical Laboratory Personnel: Health care professionals, technicians, and assistants staffing LABORATORIES in research or health care facilities.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Animal Technicians: Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Medical Laboratory Science: The specialty related to the performance of techniques in clinical pathology such as those in hematology, microbiology, and other general clinical laboratory applications.Emergency Medical Technicians: Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Nuclear Medicine: A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.Pharmacists' Aides: Persons who perform certain functions under the supervision of the pharmacist.Catheters, Indwelling: Catheters designed to be left within an organ or passage for an extended period of time.Catheters: A flexible, tubular device that is used to carry fluids into or from a blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Catheterization, Central Venous: Placement of an intravenous CATHETER in the subclavian, jugular, or other central vein.Cardiac Catheters: Catheters inserted into various locations within the heart for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.Central Venous Catheters: Catheters that are inserted into a large central vein such as a SUBCLAVIAN VEIN or FEMORAL VEIN.Catheterization, Peripheral: Insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery, vein, or airway for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.Urinary Catheterization: Passage of a CATHETER into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney.Equipment Failure: Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Lasers: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.Laser Therapy: The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.Lasers, Semiconductor: Lasers with a semiconductor diode as the active medium. Diode lasers transform electric energy to light using the same principle as a light-emitting diode (LED), but with internal reflection capability, thus forming a resonator where a stimulated light can reflect back and forth, allowing only a certain wavelength to be emitted. The emission of a given device is determined by the active compound used (e.g., gallium arsenide crystals doped with aluminum or indium). Typical wavelengths are 810, 1,060 and 1,300 nm. (From UMDNS, 2005)Laser Coagulation: The use of green light-producing LASERS to stop bleeding. The green light is selectively absorbed by HEMOGLOBIN, thus triggering BLOOD COAGULATION.Lasers, Solid-State: Lasers which use a solid, as opposed to a liquid or gas, as the lasing medium. Common materials used are crystals, such as YAG (YTTRIUM aluminum garnet); alexandrite; and CORUNDUM, doped with a rare earth element such as a NEODYMIUM; ERBIUM; or HOLMIUM. The output is sometimes additionally modified by addition of non-linear optical materials such as potassium titanyl phosphate crystal, which for example is used with neodymium YAG lasers to convert the output light to the visible range.Golgi Apparatus: A stack of flattened vesicles that functions in posttranslational processing and sorting of proteins, receiving them from the rough ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM and directing them to secretory vesicles, LYSOSOMES, or the CELL MEMBRANE. The movement of proteins takes place by transfer vesicles that bud off from the rough endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi apparatus and fuse with the Golgi, lysosomes or cell membrane. (From Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)Microsurgery: The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.Illusions: The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.Catheters, Indwelling: Catheters designed to be left within an organ or passage for an extended period of time.Lasers, Gas: Lasers in which a gas lasing medium is stimulated to emit light by an electric current or high-frequency oscillator.Drainage: The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.Catheters: A flexible, tubular device that is used to carry fluids into or from a blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity.Illusions: The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Surgically-Created Structures: Organs or parts of organs surgically formed from nearby tissue to function as substitutes for diseased or surgically removed tissue.Stereognosis: Perception of shape and form of objects by TOUCH, via tactile stimuli.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Triplets: Three individuals derived from three FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother.Catheters, Indwelling: Catheters designed to be left within an organ or passage for an extended period of time.Device Approval: Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.Durable Medical Equipment: Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.Competitive Bidding: Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Medicare Assignment: Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.Orthotic Devices: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Leasing, Property: Contractual arrangement between the lessor (owner) and the lessee in which the use of equipment or facilities is granted to the lessee for a period of time and at a specified rate.Capital Expenditures: Those funds disbursed for facilities and equipment, particularly those related to the delivery of health care.Breast Implants: Implants used to reconstruct and/or cosmetically enhance the female breast. They have an outer shell or envelope of silicone elastomer and are filled with either saline or silicone gel. The outer shell may be either smooth or textured.Pectoralis Muscles: The pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles that make up the upper and fore part of the chest in front of the AXILLA.Ultrasonic Surgical Procedures: The use of HIGH-ENERGY SHOCK WAVES, in the frequency range of 20-60 kHz, to cut through or remove tissue. The tissue fragmentation by ultrasonic surgical instruments is caused by mechanical effects not heat as with HIGH-INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND ABLATION.Silicone Gels: Synthetic organosiloxane gels that are formed from synthetic polymers of silicone oxide with organic sidechains (polydimethylsiloxane) by lengthening the polymer chains. Unlike silicone elastomers, they are not treated with amorphous silica. They are used as fillers in breast implants.Poland Syndrome: A syndrome which is characterized by symbrachydactyly and aplasia of the sternal head of pectoralis major.Dissection: The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.Breast Implantation: Surgical insertion of an inert sac filled with silicone or other material to augment the female form cosmetically.Silicones: A broad family of synthetic organosiloxane polymers containing a repeating silicon-oxygen backbone with organic side groups attached via carbon-silicon bonds. Depending on their structure, they are classified as liquids, gels, and elastomers. (From Merck Index, 12th ed)Sternum: A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as BREASTBONE occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head, and neck.Thoracic Wall: The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.Durable Medical Equipment: Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Capsule Endoscopy: Non-invasive, endoscopic imaging by use of VIDEO CAPSULE ENDOSCOPES to perform examination of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the small bowel.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.Endoscopy, Digestive System: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the digestive tract.Competitive Bidding: Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Gastroscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the stomach.

Evaluation of disinfection and sterilization of reusable angioscopes with the duck hepatitis B model. (1/11)

PURPOSE: Nosocomial transmission of viral hepatitis and retrovirus infection has been reported. The expected risk is greatest for the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The duck HBV (DHBV) has similar biologic and structural characteristics to HBV and has been adopted as a suitable model for disinfectant testing. METHODS: Angioscopic examination of the external jugular vein was performed on DHBV-infected ducks. After use, the instrument was air dried for 3 minutes. Samples were obtained by flushing the channel with 5 mL of phosphate buffered saline solution. The samples were collected immediately after drying (control), after flushing with 5 mL of water, after glutaraldehyde disinfection for 5, 10, and 20 minutes, and after ethylene oxide gas sterilization. Angioscopes were either precleaned or uncleaned before disinfection/sterilization. Residual infectivity was assessed with inoculation of samples into the peritoneal cavity of day-old ducks (n = 231). RESULTS: DNA analysis results of liver samples showed that all 38 control ducks became infected. The frequency of DHBV infection was reduced to 93% (14 of 15) by flushing the angioscope with 5 mL of sterile water. No transmission occurred after the use of any of the properly precleaned and disinfected/sterilized angioscopes. However, after the use of the uncleaned angioscopes, the transmission rate was 90% (9 of 10) and 70% (7 of 10) after 5 and 10 minutes of contact time, respectively, in 2% glutaraldehyde. Even after the recommended 20 minutes of contact time, there was still 6% (2 of 35) transmission. After ethylene oxide sterilization, two of the recipient ducklings (2 of 35) were infected with DHBV. CONCLUSION: There was no disease transmission after reuse of disposable angioscopes adequately cleaned before disinfection or sterilization. However, if the angioscopes are inadequately cleaned, DHBV can survive despite glutaraldehyde disinfection or ethylene oxide sterilization. This contrasts with previous in vitro and in vivo data with solid surgical instruments. It is postulated that the presence of a narrow lumen or residual protein shielding within the lumen may compromise effective inactivation of hepadnaviruses on angioscopes, with the potential risk for patient-to-patient transmission.  (+info)

Carbon dioxide column angioscopy: a new endovascular imaging technique. (2/11)

A new angioscopic technique with a CO(2) gas medium for prolonged viewing sessions in the carotid artery is described. A stationary column of CO(2) gas, angled 17-30 degrees subhorizontally and buoyed against a balloon catheter, can be safely maintained. During 10-20-min sessions in dogs, endothelia, thrombi, stent filaments, coils, and an intimal flap were visualized. This technique eliminates the need for continuous saline infusion, which has prevented the application of angioscopy in the carotid artery.  (+info)

Prospective randomized study comparing the Teleflex Medical SaphLITE Retractor to the Ethicon CardioVations Clearglide Endoscopic System. (3/11)

BACKGROUND: Several minimally invasive saphenous vein harvesting techniques have been developed to reduce morbidities associated with coronary artery bypass grafting. This prospective, randomized study was designed to compare two commonly used minimally invasive saphenous vein harvesting techniques, the SaphLITE Retractor System (Teleflex Medical) and the Clearglide Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System (Ethicon CardioVations, Inc.). METHODS: Between January 2003 and March 2004, a total of 200 patients scheduled for primary, nonemergent coronary artery bypass grafting, with or without concomitant procedures were randomized into two groups: SaphLITE (n = 100) and Clearglide (n = 100). Pre-, intra- and postoperative data was collected and subjected to statistical analysis. Randomization provided homogenous groups with respect to preoperative risk factors. RESULTS: Harvest location for the SaphLITE group was thigh (n = 40), lower leg (n = 5) and both lower leg and thigh (n = 55). The location of harvest for the Clearglide group was thigh (n = 3), lower leg (n = 16) and both lower leg and thigh (n = 81). The mean incision length was 3.6 cm (range, 2-6) in the SaphLITE group versus 2.1 cm (range, 1-4) in the Clearglide group (p < 0.05). The total incision length was 12.9 cm versus 8.9 (p < 0.05) in the SaphLITE and Clearglide groups. Conversion to the open technique occurred in 5 SaphLITE patients and 7 Clearglide patients. Intraoperative leg exploration for bleeding occurred in two of the Clearglide patients and none of the SaphLITE patients. Post-operative complications specifically related to minimally invasive harvesting technique, including a two-week post-discharge visit, were not statistically different between the groups. CONCLUSION: The saphenous vein can be safely harvested utilizing the SaphLITE and Clearglide systems. While the Clearglide system allows for fewer incisions (number and length) and less harvest time, these benefits may be outweighed by the increased cost of the Clearglide system compared to the SaphLITE retractor.  (+info)

MRI endoscopy using intrinsically localized probes. (4/11)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is traditionally performed with fixed externally applied gradient magnetic fields and is hence intrinsically locked to the laboratory frame of reference (FoR). Here a method for high-resolution MRI that employs active, catheter-based, tiny internal probes that utilize the spatial properties of the probe itself for localization is proposed and demonstrated at 3 T. Because these properties are intrinsic to the probe, they move with it, transforming MRI from the laboratory FoR to the FoR of the device itself, analogous to an endoscope. The "MRI endoscope" can utilize loop coils and loopless antennas with modified sensitivity, in combination with adiabatic excitation by the device itself, to restrict the MRI sensitivity to a disk-shaped plane a few mm thick. Excitation with the MRI endoscope limits the eddy currents induced in the sample to an excited volume whose size is orders of magnitude below that excited by a conventional body MRI coil. Heat testing shows maximum local temperature increases of <1 degrees C during MRI, within regulatory guidelines. The method is demonstrated in a kiwifruit, in intact porcine and rabbit aortas, and in an atherosclerotic human iliac artery specimen, with in-plane resolution as small as 80 microm and 1.5-5 mm slice thickness.  (+info)

Imaging of lysophosphatidylcholine in human coronary plaques by color fluorescence angioscopy. (5/11)

Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) is a proinflammatory and proatherogenic substance, and it plays an important role in the initiation, progression, and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. If LPC in the vascular wall is visualized in vivo, the mechanisms of atherosclerosis and the effects of medical and interventional therapies on atherosclerosis can be objectively evaluated. Therefore, this study was carried out to visualize LPC in human coronary plaques using a color fluorescence angioscopy (CFA) system. (1) The fluorescence characteristics of LPC were investigated by color fluorescence microscopy (CFM) using Trypan blue dye (TB) as an indicator. For fluorescence imaging, a combination of a band-pass filter (345 nm) and a band-absorption filter of 420 nm (A imaging), or a combination of a band-pass filter (470 nm) and a band-absorption filter of 520 nm (B imaging) was employed. (2) The fluorescence of LPC in the excised human coronary plaques was investigated by CFA and CFM scanning using the same filters as those in CFM. In the presence of TB, LPC exhibited a red fluorescence in both A and B imaging. This red fluorescence color in both A and B imaging was not observed for the other known major substances that constitute the atherosclerotic plaques. This red fluorescence color in both A and B imaging was detected by CFA in both white and yellow plaques that were classified by conventional angioscopy. This fluorescence color was found to be distributed in a web-like or diffuse configuration by CFM scanning. LPC in the human coronary plaques was successfully visualized by CFA using TB as an indicator.  (+info)

Towards real-time intravascular endoscopic magnetic resonance imaging. (6/11)

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Coronary angioscopic findings 9 months after everolimus-eluting stent implantation compared with sirolimus-eluting stents. (7/11)

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Coronary angioscopy. (8/11)

Coronary angioscopy will not replace angiography as the gold standard for imaging atherosclerotic coronary arteries. However, there may well be a clinical niche for a technology that gives accurate information regarding a specific lesion, if that information can be used to improve the acute or chronic outcome of an interventional procedure. Our experience demonstrates that angioscopy indeed provides this information. Using angioscopy, we now have access to information regarding arterial wall disease that heretofore has been available only at necropsy. In addition, whereas angiography has provided only a 2-dimensional, gray-scale image of the coronary vessels, angioscopy offers a full-color, 3-dimensional perspective of the intracoronary surface morphology. These important lesion-specific details, not reliably available from angiography alone, may ultimately be used to improve patient outcome and to assess risk.  (+info)

*Angioscopy

The instrument used to perform angioscopy is called as angioscope. Coronary artery angioscopy, which first was used to reveal ...

*List of MeSH codes (E07)

... angioscopes MeSH E07.230.220.060 --- arthroscopes MeSH E07.230.220.090 --- bronchoscopes MeSH E07.230.220.170 --- colposcopes ... angioscopes MeSH E07.858.240.060 --- arthroscopes MeSH E07.858.240.090 --- bronchoscopes MeSH E07.858.240.170 --- colposcopes ...
Intravenous products: News Medical report "Teleflex Incorporated announced it has acquired Semprus BioSciences (Cambridge, Massachusetts), a biomedical company and spin out from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The acquisition includes the core Semprus Sustainâ„¢ Technology. The transaction brings to Teleflex an innovative and patented platform technology that serves as the basis for next-generation medical devices. The technology is designed to provide the benefits of reducing complications such as thrombosis and microbial adhesion over long durations.. Sustainâ„¢ is a long-lasting, covalently bonded, non-leaching polymer that is designed to reduce the attachment of platelets and blood proteins at the device surface.. Sustainâ„¢ has been shown to reduce thrombus accumulation in in vitro testing after multi-month exposure to blood and through in vivo animal testing. The technology characteristics mimic the chemical properties of endothelial cell membrane, reducing the ...
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) yesterday touted results from a real-world study of its UroLift system for treating prostate disease.. The UroLift implant is designed to treat lower urinary tract symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Wayne, Pa.-based Teleflex paid $1 billion to acquire NeoTract, which developed UroLift, in October 2017.. The 1,413-patient retrospective study was designed to evaluate UroLifts safety and effectiveness in a real-world setting, measuring International Prostate Symptom and Quality of Life scores through two years. Results were published in the Journal of Endourology.. Symptoms improved "significantly" at all follow-up points, with mostly mild to moderate peri-operative adverse events that resolved within four weeks, the company said. There were 165 patients in retention at baseline, with 83% catheter-free at one month and 87% catheter-free at two years, with similar IPSS scores to non-retention patients. Of 73 patients who were previously treated for prostate cancer, mean ...
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The final Net Promoter Score of a company strongly depends on a context in which the satisfaction is measured.. Consider an example: If Teleflex Incorporated sends out NPS surveys immediately after purchase, they are tracking their customers initial excitement and the checkout experience.. On the other hand, if they survey their customers a few weeks after the purchase they are also tracking how satisfied their customers are with their products and services over time.. Therefore, comparing the NPS score of Teleflex Incorporated with your own without any further context is not that useful.. What is extremely useful though, is using the NPS methodology to track the satisfaction of your customers over time. Thats where Customer.guru comes in. ...
Hardy, R R.; Hayakawa, K; Haaijman, J; and Herzenberg, L A., "B lymphocyte subpopulations identifiable by two color fluorescence analysis. Abstr." (1982). Subject Strain Bibliography 1982. 1833 ...
Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for ARROW GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheters in Higher RBP and 80 cm Lengths PTA Balloon Catheter combines angioplasty and targeted injection system in one
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Herewith a quick tutorial on the use and placement of the bifurcated, dual-balloon EZ-Blocker bronchial blocker. More videos on the DLT vs BB debate, the other blockers, and troubleshooting advice to follow. Comments welcomed as always!. ...
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Teleflex is a global provider of medical devices used in critical care and surgery. We serve healthcare providers in more than 130 countries with specialty devices for vascular access, general and regional anesthesia, urology, respiratory care, cardiac ca
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Some hos-pi-tals and gas-troen-terol-o-gists were look-ing for a way to im-prove the se-da-tion of pa-tients re-ceiv-ing screen-ing colono-scopies and up-per en-do-scopies while cut-ting out the costs as-so-ci-ated with hav-ing an anes-the-si-ol-o-gist present for the pro-ce-dures.. Mi-da-zo-lam and fen-tanyl, com-mon seda-tives used by gas-troen-terol-o-gists, can lead to in-ad-e-quate se-da-tion of pa-tients, who may take hours to re-cover. Propo-fol has fewer side ef-fects but nor-mally has to be ad-min-is-tered by an anes-the-si-ol-o-gist, which boosts costs.. Ethicon, a John-son & John-son sub-sidiary, de-vel-oped a com-puter-as-sisted se-da-tion sys-tem called Sedasys. De-spite the con-cerns of anes-the-si-ol-o-gists, the sys-tem was ap-proved by the Food and Drug Ad-min-is-tra-tion in 2013 to de-liver propo-fol for mim-i-nal-to-mod-er-ate se-da-tion for colono-scopies and up-per en-do-scopies with-out an anes-the-si-ol-o-gist in the room. As a con-di-tion of ap-proval, Ethicon agreed to ...
The following are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the US and/or other countries:. LMA Airway Management. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, LMA, LMA Airway Management, LMA Better by Design, LMA Classic, LMA Classic Excel, LMA Evolution Curve, LMA Fastrach, LMA Flexible, LMA Gastro, LMA Guardian, LMA ProSeal, ProSeal, LMA Protector, LMA Supreme, LMA T-Bag, LMA T-Bag Plus, LMA Unique, LMA Unique Evo, Unique Evo and Cuff Pilot are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.. Atomization. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, MAD, MADdy, MADgic, MADgic Airway, MAD Nasal and MADomizer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.. Except as otherwise noted, Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates is the owner of all the trademarks referred to on this website. All brands and names are the property of their respective owners. © ...
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care, urology and surgery, will showcase its range of interventional products at the 52nd European Renal, Dialysis and Transplant Congress in London on May 28 - 31, 2015. During the event, Teleflex will highlight its Arrow(R) chronic hemodialysis catheter portfolio, which offers both split-tip and step-tip catheters for both retrograde and antegrade insertion techniques. The Arrow(R) NextStep(R) Retrograde and Antegrade product family consists of step-tip catheters that can easily be inserted and tunneled using retrograde or antegrade technique, respectively. These step-tip catheters also have the advantage of split-tip high flow characteristics. The step-tip on these catheters is designed for smooth, over-the-wire transitions during insertions and exchanges. The Arrow(R) Cannon(R) II Plus and Arrow Edge(R) products are split-tip catheters that can be tunneled using retrograde or antegrade technique, ...
Teleflex announced FDA clearance of its line of Weck reusable obturators and commercialization of its Arrow FlexBlock continuous peripheral nerve block catheter.
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We report the successful operation of a visible optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that uses urea as the nonlinear medium and is pumped in the near field of an injection-seeded pulsed XeCl excimer laser operating at 308 nm The OPO can generate continuously tunable radiation from 537 to 720 nm with a single set of dichroic mirrors and conversion efficiencies as high as 37% have been achieved in a 15-mm-long crystal at 90° phase matching. The influence of crystal double refraction (and hence beam walk-off) on the conversion efficiency across the OPO tuning range is discussed, and some oscillator parameters, including spectral linewidth and temporal behavior are characterized.. © 1989 Optical Society of America. Full Article , PDF Article ...
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The Academy receives notices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) MedWatch program, and other sources when there is a patient safety announcement that could affect PM&R practices.. When an urgent public health alert occurs, the Academy will send an electronic message directly to its members. Be sure to update your Member Profile so the Academy has your current e-ma​​​​​​il address on-file. The Academy encourages its members to stay in-tune with this important patient safety information, and has created an RSS feed so that all alerts posted on our website will be sent to you immediately.. Below is a chronologic list of notices that may be of interest to you or your practice. Click on the title of the notice to be taken to the reporting agency for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. ...
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One of the questions were often asked is, "What does the name Teleflex mean?" The company began in 1943 with one simple product - a multi-strand helical cable and a gear that could convert push-pull motions into rotary motions. Its first use was on Spitfire planes in World War II as a flexible cable to adjust the pilots radio, which was located behind the cockpit and out of the pilots reach. The flexible cable was used telescopically to adjust the radio, giving us our name. ...
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The SyncVision precision guidance system streamlines lesion assessment, simplifies vessel sizing, and enables precise therapy delivery in conjunction with the existing fluoroscopic image stream.
Medical Guidance Systems is developing pegylated peptide ligands targeting radiation-inducible receptors for the treatment of cancer. The company has identified
A borehole guidance system for guiding a well being drilled with respect to an existing reference well includes a multi-sectioned casing in the reference well. A selected section of the casing, usually the lowest section, is electrically conductive and the next adjacent section is electrically nonconductive. A wireline connects a current source on the surface to the selected conductive section to produce a reference current in the well. The reference current is injected into the earth and dissipated so that the current produces a reference magnetic field surrounding the well which is unaffected by return currents.
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.& READING, Pa.---- Two leading makers of infection control technology for vascular access have united to form the Chlorhexidine Partners Network. The founders of the network are RyMed Technologies and Arrow International, Inc., a subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated.
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Cincinnati, OH - April 19, 2017 - The circular anastomosis is one of the most critical steps in cancer surgery and has a high risk for complications. Complications can include leaks and bleeding which can require reoperation. In an effort to make measurable clinical and cost-of-care improvements for healthcare providers and patients globally, Ethicon*, a leading global provider of medical devices, announced today that the ECHELON CIRCULAR™ Powered Stapler has received 510(k) clearance from...
The function of the Guidance subsystem is to not only generate demands during closed loop tracking, but also perform an initial search to locate the target position. A Stateflow® model is used to control the transfer between these differing modes of operation. Switching between modes is triggered by events generated either in Simulink, or internal to the Stateflow model. Controlling the way the Simulink model then behaves is achieved by changing the value of the variable Mode that is passed out to Simulink. This variable is used to switch between the differing control demands that can be generated. During target search the Stateflow model controls the tracker directly by sending demands to the seeker gimbals (Sigma). Target acquisition is flagged by the tracker once the target lies within the beamwidth of the seeker (Acquire), and after a short delay closed loop guidance starts. Stateflow is an ideal tool for rapidly defining all the operational modes, whether they are for normal operation, or ...
One third of breast cancer diagnosed annually throughout the world is nonpalpable, and that level is likely to increase because of the greater implementation of screening programs as well as more advanced modalities
TORONTO, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Novadaq(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a developer of real-time imaging and image guidance systems for use in the operating room, today announced
Fluorescent proteins that can be reversibly photoswitched between a fluorescent and a nonfluorescent state are important for innovative microscopy schemes, such as protein tracking, fluorescence resonance energy transfer imaging, sub-diffraction resolution microscopy and others. However, all available monomeric reversibly switchable fluorescent proteins (RSFPs) have similar properties and switching characteristics, thereby limiting their use. Here, we introduce two bright green fluorescent RSFPs, bsDronpa and Padron, generated by extensive mutagenesis of the RSFP Dronpa, with unique absorption and switching characteristics. Whereas bsDronpa features a broad absorption spectrum extending into the UV, Padron displays a switching behavior that is reversed to that of all green fluorescent RSFPs known to date. These two RSFPs enable live-cell fluorescence microscopy with multiple labels using a single detection color, because they can be distinguished by photoswitching. Furthermore, we demonstrate dual-color
MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) today announced the launch of two new surgical staplers designed to optimize efficiencies and compression during open surgery. The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter 55/75, engineered with novel staple technology and selectable staple heights in one cartridge, provides superior hemostasis(i) for patients and improved efficiencies to surgeons, nurses and facility administrations. The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Intraluminal Stapler (ILS), designed with a new tissue compression scale, provides surgeons improved flexibility and control so that they can address the individual needs of each patient. The products, which are the latest additions to the companys portfolio of solutions for colorectal surgery, will be featured at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), May 15-19, 2010 in Minneapolis.. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100514/CL04980 [1] ). Both surgical staplers were designed in ...
Johnson & Johnsons Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation now underway in federal court in West Virginia.. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Ethicon stated in the letter that it was seeking U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval to stop commercializing the Gynecare Prolift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur and Prosima transvaginal mesh systems. The letter stated that Ethicon will "notify its customers and provide those hospitals and surgeons with sufficient time to select alternative treatment options for their patients. The company also said it would "discontinue or revise, as appropriate, all marketing materials during this time," Bloomberg said. According to the report, Ethicon also said it will ask the FDA to allow it to continue selling its ...
AARC Congress 2016 pre-course attendees. The AARC Congress doesnt begin until tomorrow, but San Antonio is already abuzz with AARC activity today as hundreds of folks who came in a day early for the meeting attend three pre-courses designed to deliver even more cutting edge information to respiratory professionals. Heres whats going on right now -. Arterial Fundamentals: Ultrasound Guided Arterial Catheter Insertion: This four hour simulation course is providing attendees with the knowledge they need to perform ultrasound scanning to identify anatomical structures, verify vessel health, and identity the appropriate insertion area. This is an industry-sponsored pre-course hosted by Teleflex Medical.. Lung Protection, VILI, & Alveolar Protection - the Good, the Bad, and the Better: Folks attending this session will walk away with the ability to explain the mechanisms by which the mechanical breath causes tissue damage at the alveolar level, describe how the parameters that comprise the ...
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A Philadelphia jury has ordered Johnson & Johnsons Ethicon subsidiary to pay a woman $12.5 million in damages caused by the companys Prolift mesh device.
Elongate flexible elements are guided into place within a tortuous body passage by providing the elements with annular guides adjacent their distal ends and sliding the elements over a guide wire extended through the passage. Column strength to move the elements through the body passage may be provided by a tubular pusher slidably received on the guide wire. The annular guides are localized at the distal ends of the members so that a plurality of members may be sequentially or simultaneously guided into place over a single guide wire.
Hintergrund: Mit den gängigen Methoden der Phototherapie bei Psoriasis, UVB bei 311 nm und Photochemotherapie, wird auch die gesunde Haut einer potentiell schädigenden Strahlenbelastung ausgesetzt. Bei Verwendung eines 308 nm XeCl Excimerlasers können die psoriatischen Läsionen hingegen gezielt behandelt werden. In der vorliegenden Studie wird die Wirksamkeit einer solchen Laserbehandlung untersucht.. Patienten/Methodik: Die Studie wurde an 28 Patienten mit Plaquepsoriasis begonnen, 26 waren zu Studienende auswertbar. Bei jedem Patienten wurde eine einzige Plaque zur Behandlung ausgewählt und dreimal wöchentlich mit dichtgesetzten Laserpulsen behandelt. Die Initialdosis entsprach der doppelten MED (minimale Erythemdosis), Steigerungen um je eine MED erfolgten in der Regel bei jeder zweiten Behandlung. Die verabreichten Dosen lagen zwischen 2 - 5 MED, die kumulative UVB-Gesamtdosis zwischen 3,6 - 15,2 J/cm2. 17 Patienten wurden insgesamt 6-mal, weitere 11 Patienten 10-mal behandelt. Die ...
MY VIRTUAL ANASTOMOSIS offers trainee surgeons or healthcare professionals the opportunity to join in a training continuum aimed at technical development of their surgical skills in the area of cardiovascular anastomosis. All users should note that the rankings and evaluations received from the expert faculty are for evaluation purposes according to the standards of the course and they are intended to assist the user in improving his technique in the environment of low fidelity simulation.. As such, the evaluations are not part of the users accredited qualifications as a surgeon and they have no impact on the users formal qualification process. As such the evaluations are for guidance and learning purposes only and should not be used as an indication of the users actual ability to perform the task on a real patient in live surgery.. ...
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Why is this study conducted to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the ActiSight Needle Guidance System in assisting trained physicians perform CT guided percutaneous needle biopsy (PNB) and fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures in the chest.. Subjects, who are scheduled for medically indicated chest PNB or FNA procedures and meet all the inclusion and exclusion criteria, will be asked to participate in the study. The aim is to enroll 40 subjects that will complete the whole study.. Recruited subjects will go through screening tests and if eligible, will undergo, within 18 days of screening, CT Guided chest PNB or FNA utilizing the ActiSight Needle Guidance system. Subjects will be observed and tested for at least an hour after the procedure to detect any serious complications. A follow-up will be conducted within 7-10 days after the procedure day for safety evaluations. Safety and accuracy data from all stages of the study will be collected and analyzed.. The effectiveness of the ...
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Spinal Cord Injury. There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Urinary Catheters market.. Chapter 1, to describe Urinary Catheters Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;. Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Urinary Catheters, with sales, revenue, and price of Urinary Catheters, in 2016 and 2017;. Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;. Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Urinary Catheters, for each region, from 2012 to 2017;. Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the market by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;. Chapter 10 and 11, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2012 to 2017;. Chapter 12, Urinary ...
The business said in its "Urgent Field Security Notice" that the Physiomesh was related with higher rates of recurrence and reoperation associated to other hernia meshes. The alert was based off data from two large independent hernia archives, one in Denmark and the other in Germany.. Ethicon said the raised rates of reoperation may stem from several factors, and could not pinpoint an exact cause. "Based on the presently available data, Ethicon trusts the higher rates to be a multifactorial problem (with possible product characteristics, effective and patient factors), but has not been able to fully characterize these factors" Ethicon said.. ...
Aliso Viejo, Calif., devicemaker Cianna Medical has received FDA clearance for its Savi Scout surgical guidance system, which uses real-time audible and visual signs to help surgeons target tissue during lumpectomy and biopsy removal procedures.. The device includes a reflector placed in the target tissue up to seven days before surgery and nonradioactive, electromagnetic waves, which detect the reflector during the actual procedure. A hand-held instrument emits infrared light when it is over the reflector, helping the surgeon pinpoint the incision. The surgeon then removes both the reflector and the target tissue, Cianna explains.. In a pilot study to evaluate placement, localization and retrieval of the device, surgeons reported 100 percent success using Savi Scout, the company reports. In all 24 cases, the reflector and tissue were successfully removed, there were no adverse events and pathology reports showed clear margins in comparable numbers to radioactive seed location. The study is ...
Upsetting Growth in Cancer Prevalence to Determine the Growth of Biopsy Devices Market: Biopsy Guidance Systems Segment to Reach Worth USD 981 Mn by 2022 - Credence Research
Suddenly the Medical Devices sector is hot. Even a couple of weeks ago, M&A activity bordered on moribund. But so far this month weve seen a flurry of deals, including Blackford Capitals acquisition of Mopec, Inc.; Mindray Medical International Limiteds (NYSE: MR) agreement to purchase ultrasound technology company ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., for $105 million; RTI Biologics (NASDAQ: RTIX) acquiring privately held Pioneer Surgical Technology for an undisclosed price; and Carl Zeiss AGs announced deal for U.S.-based Xradia, Inc., provider of 3D X-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) actually announced two deals, less than a week apart. The first was for Israeli company Eon Surgical, Ltd., a late-stage development company that has a minimally invasive microlaparoscopic surgical platform technology to help surgeons perform scarless surgery and produce better patient outcomes. The second was for the assets of Ultimate Medical and ...
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An automated and interactive positive motivation system (10) that allows a physician, counselor or trainer to produce and send a series of motivational messages and/or questions to a client (50) to change or reinforce a specific behavioral problem. The system (10) consists of a client database (12) and a client program (14) that includes for each client unique motivational messages and/or questions based on the transtheoretical model of change comprising the six stages of behavioral change (100) and the 14 processes of change (114), as interwinding, interacting variables in the modification of health and mental health behaviors of the client (50). The client program (14) utilizes the associated 14 processes of change (114) to move the client (50) through one of the six stages of behavioral change (100) when appropriate by using a plurality of transmission and receiving means. The database and program are operated by a computer (16) that at preselected time periods sends the messages and/or questions to
noinclude>{{:ArticleSchool}},/noinclude> == Definition == The term learn drive is essential for proving the inefficiency of [[Problem of Schooling,schooling]]. {{Important note,The learn drive is a natural tendency of the brain to seek new information. The learn drive is generated by a guidance system hard-wired in the brain. This guidance system activates the reward centers upon detecting novel patterns in memory storage.}} == Terminology == I purposefully avoid the term curiosity, which is often used in psychology. Without precise understanding of the mechanisms of the learn drive, my whole reasoning against the present school system would collapse. The need for a simple and precise term will become clearer when I explain why I do not want to employ other established terms that might easily be misconstrued. Terms such as curiosity, novelty seeking, boredom susceptibility, openness to experience, need of cognition, and intellectual engagement are often used in various contexts to ...
A system (10) that allows a user to send a series of motivational messages and/or questions to a client (50) to motivate a specific behavioral problem. The system (2) consists of a client database (12) that includes for each client the name, calling schedule and personal ID and a client program (14) that includes for each client unique motivational messages and/or questions which can be used alone or with such devices as an electronic weight scale (38), olfactory unit (40), and voice stress analyzer (42) that require a client response. The database and program are operated by a computer (16) that at predetermined time periods sends the messages and/or questions to a clients telephone set (26) via a converter (18) and a network (24).
It should be noted that in the US, Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh was approved in April of 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a 510(k)Clearance, a loophole that allows updated designs based on existing products to skip the otherwise requisite clinical trials and intensive testing normally required of new products. The Ethicon Physiomesh was approved with a 510(k) Clearance (#K093932) as Substantially Equivalent (SESE) to a previously-approved product already on the market ...
The R-27 / SS-N-6 submarine-launched ballistic missile is a single-stage, storable liquid-propelled missile. Three variants used inertial guidance systems while a fourth variant [the SS-NX-13] used radio command guidance.
The Self.. When I talk about the (capital S) Self, Im referring to your Higher Self, your Spirit. The part that connects you to the Cosmic Whole, that carries the blueprint for who You are.. As a messenger within your organism, the IS is a part of the Souls guidance system. Your soul is kind of like the GPS that helps you navigate your Spirits map. The Soul leads your body, heart and mind towards the greatest expression of your Self.. On an energetic level, the IS helps you grow into that full expression, by acting as a messenger that determines what is true to You and what isnt.. When you prevent that growth, by suppressing immune responses (such as acute fever & inflammation), the IS cannot convey its messages effectively. The message needs to get louder to be heard.. The results of a faulty immune system manifest as susceptibility to infections (viral, bacterial or fungal) on the one hand, and allergies on the other. (The extremes of those opposites play out as cancer and auto-immune ...
Excavators equipped with machine guidance systems yield higher efficiencies during utility trenching and excavation, saving time and money.
This equipment in refurbished condition. 1 year warranty for parts. 9o days money back return. For more details and quick order, please email me at [email protected] I will ship worldwide, buyer pay for shipping and insurance. My best price US$9,500. Features: Coagulation, with thermofusion. Type: Ultrasonic. Description. The Ethicon Endo-Surgery generator provides access to HARMONIC® and ENSEAL® technology that is essential in todays surgical procedures. It has a minimalist approach and will give you you the information you need. It is intuitive to use too. It has the ability to power the current and next generation of HARMONIC® and ENSEAL® surgical devices. The compact design makes it easy to be moved around, and takes up very little space in the operating rooms. It reduces the need to purchase capital equipment and it gives your hospital the ability to access the technology of tomorrow.. ...
This report features 10 companies, including Ethicon, Inc., Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Aspen Surgical Products, Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company
Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side ef
1. Steele MV, Breg VR jr. Chromosome analysis of human amniotic fluid cells. Lancet 1966; 1: 383- 385. 2. Valenti C, Schutta EF, Kehaty T. Cytogenetic diagnosis of Downs syndrome in utero. Am J Med Assoc 1969; 207: 1513. 3. Ondrejčák M. Prenatálna cytogenetická diagnostika z buniek plodovej vody. Lek Obzor 1985; 34(6): 329- 333. 4. von Eggeling F, Freytag M, Fahsold R et al. Rapid detection of trisomy 21 by quantitative PCR. Hum Genet 1993; 91(6): 567- 570. 5. Divane A, Carter NP, Spathas DH et al. Rapid prenatal diagnosis of aneuploidy from unculltured amniotic fluid cells using five - colour fluorescence in situ hybridization. Prenat Diagn 1994; 14(11): 1061- 1069. 6. Pertl B, Yau SC, Sherlock J et al. Rapid molecular method for prenatal detection of Downs syndrome. Lancet 1994; 343: 1197- 1198. 7. Kuo WL, Temjin H, Segraves R et al. Detection of aneuploidy involving chromosomes 13, 18 and 21 by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to interphase and metaphase amniocytes. Am J Hum ...
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The histopathologic process of CTO formation has not been well understood. It is generally considered that CTO starts with occlusion of the artery with thrombus, followed by replacement with collagen formation and deposition of calcium.4 Although this theory is widely believed, it is difficult to prove in vivo, and the previous histologic study reported no fresh thrombus in CTO lesions.1 Angioscopy enables direct visualization of the lumen,2 which makes it useful for the diagnosis of thrombus, but it cannot reach the distal side of CTO lesions in coronary arteries. Therefore, we decided to examine it in the femoral artery of patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans, and to our knowledge, this is the first reported angioscopic finding of the distal side of CTO lesions. In both of our cases, multiple thrombi of variable nature were identified with patchy distribution on the distal side, but not on the proximal side, of the CTO lesions. Those thrombi could not be identified with angiography. There ...
Downstream fish guidance system at small run-of-the-river hydropower plant in central Italy.. The Franciolini Power Plant is a run-of-the-river hydropower facility on Fiume Ecino in the Province of Ancona, Italy. ENEL SpA operates the power plant and retained Smith-Root to direct downstream-migrating trout and barbel to a spillway gate rather than the power headrace gates.. With assistance from Smith-Roots partner in Italy, Aquaprogram s.r.l., a design was developed that featured a low and variable voltage pulsed DC field enabled by a pair of vertical electrode arrays. The pulsed DC field created by the guidance system was constructed and commissioned in Autumn 2016. Smith-Root prepared the barrier design and manufactured the guidance system equipment, and Aquaprogram provided on-site project management and commissioning services.. ...
By Kevin E. Noonan -- It is an occupational hazard for patent attorneys to be tempted to over-interpret Supreme Court and Federal Circuit opinions relating to certain areas of patent law or their applications to certain technologies. This is particularly true with regard to the question of obviousness for biotechnology inventions, in the aftermath of the Courts implementation of the Supreme Courts KSR v. Teleflex opinion in its In re Kubin opinion. This temptation arises again when considering the Federal Circuits In re Droge opinion, where the Court affirmed a determination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that claims...
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10. A system for strip tilling a field having an uneven surface using an implement frame with plural ground engaging implements, wherein said implement frame is subject to departing from a pre-determined track spaced from a strip previously formed in an earlier pass of the field by moving down slope when traversing an uneven portion of the surface of the field, said system comprising: a GPS receiver for providing present position information; a flexible implement frame pulled through the field by a traction vehicle and having first and second pivoting frame members each having at least one respective ground engaging implement fixedly attached thereto, wherein said first and second pivoting fame members are moveable between a first position wherein said ground engaging implements are aligned with and track along the direction of motion of said implement frame through the field and a second position wherein said ground engaging implements are aligned and track along a direction upslope from the ...
It has been proposed that atherosclerotic plaques vulnerable to disruption and thrombosis have a lipid-rich core covered by a thin cap. However, a method to detect those plaques has not been established. We hypothesized that such plaques are yellow due to reflection of the yellow lipid core through a thin cap which may be detected by angioscopy. We developed software to quantify yellow color saturation in digitized angioscopic images ...
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To address surgeons need for strong sealing in tight spaces where access is limited, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (Ethicon) today announces the 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the ENSEAL® G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer. ENSEAL® G2 Articulating is the first articulating advanced energy device designed to allow surgeons to take a perpendicular approach to seal vessels up to 7mm in diameter and lymphatics through a 5mm port. Vessels sealed perpendicularly are stronger than those sealed at oblique angles.* Stronger sealing helps reduce the likelihood of internal bleeding and post-surgery complications. One of the big challenges surgeons face when performing colorectal, gynecological and general surgeries is operating in challenging anatomy. ENSEAL® G2 Articulating will help surgeons maneuver around corners and behind structures in the body, and provide better access to tissue in deep or tight spaces for greater control of the angle of ...
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Trident II depends upon the US GPS system for its MIRV accuracy and also for in flight corrections to its primary inertial guidance system. The US can switch off - or spoil/scramble - GPS transmissions at the flick of a switch. I have no doubt that is exactly what they would threaten to do if a UK unauthorized launch were in the offing - and actually do if they were caught on the hop. I also seriously doubt they do not have other hard-coded options available to them in the operational and guidance software systems as well. In fact Id be gobsmacked if they didnt ...
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The Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Ariz., is the first Arizona hospital to use the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, according to YourWestValley.com.
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Annual angiographic assessment to determine the presence or progression of allograft coronary artery disease (CAD) has been unable to modify the natural history of this disease. Coronary angioscopy is a sensitive method to detect the early presence of coronary artery disease and in a retrospective analysis severity of CAD by angioscopy correlated with the time since transplantation. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate progression of coronary artery disease over a one year period in 40 cardiac transplant recipients. The progression of coronary artery disease as assessed by angioscopy is directly related to time after transplantation and therefore angioscopy may be the method of choice for detection and evaluation of therapeutic regimens to control allograft coronary artery disease ...
The extent of luminal narrowing varies with underlying plaque morphology. TCFAs and fibroatheromas have the least luminal narrowing while lesions with acute plaque rupture, haemorrhage, or healed repair sites show the most stenosis. Over 74% of TCFAs have , 75% cross sectional area luminal narrowing (equivalent to , 50% diameter stenosis). Healed and acute plaque ruptures show the greatest luminal narrowing with 46% and 43%, respectively, containing , 75% cross sectional area narrowing. In contrast, only 26% of TCFAs show severe luminal narrowing (fig 3B). In a population where sudden cardiac death is the first manifestation of coronary disease, these morphologic findings strongly suggest that TCFAs are precursors to acute ruptures and healed plaque ruptures are often clinically silent.. TCFAs with ⩽ 50% diameter stenosis may be the ideal candidate lesions one should first attempt to identify and treat as a measure to reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction in high risk patients. If a ...
The tissue sections were deparaffinized and rehydrated, and endogenous peroxidase activity was quenched with 0.6% H2O2 in methanol. A mouse monoclonal antibody (148.6.1.1, a kind gift from Dr C. Hart, ZymoGenetics, Seattle, Wash) was used for detection of bFGF. This antibody was raised against human recombinant bFGF, and its specificity was determined by Western blot analysis and with an affinity support column containing immobilized human recombinant bFGF.17 A previously described method served for detection of bFGF in MCs.11 Briefly, the sections were treated with hyaluronidase for antigen retrieval. To exclude nonspecific binding, the sections were incubated in a blocking solution containing 3% normal horse serum, 0.5% BSA, and 0.3% Triton X-100 in PBS. They were then incubated overnight with the anti-bFGF antibody (0.05 μg/mL) diluted in PBS containing 2% normal horse serum. The avidin-biotin complex method (ABC-AP Kit, Vector Laboratories) was used to detect the primary antibody with ...
The global ventilators market is consolidated at the top with the top 5 market players accounting for more than half of the global market. Philips Healthcare (Netherlands), ResMed, Inc. (U.S.), Medtronic Plc (Ireland), Becton, Dickinson and Company (U.S.), and Getinge Group (Sweden) lead the global ventilators market. Some of the other leading players in this market include Dr ger Group (Germany), Smiths Group plc (U.K.), Teleflex Incorporated (U.S.), Hamilton Medical AG (Switzerland), and GE Healthcare (U.S.).. Philips Healthcare (Netherlands) held the leading position in global ventilators market in 2015. The company has a diversified product portfolio, which includes a wide range of ventilators such as Respironics V680, Respironics BiPAP Focus, and Respironics V680 non-invasive ventilation, and Respironics Trilogy. The company s leading position can be attributed to its strong global distribution network, which enables it to serve customers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. ...
VerzaLink , the new frontier in ultrasound guidance by CIVCO Medical Solutions was revealed on the first transducer from a leading ultrasound manufacturer at the Japan Society of
United States District Court, S.D. West Virginia, Charleston Division,Dec. 12, 2017,DIANN MARTIN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. ETHICON, INC., et al., Defendants.
Cities today are no longer seen as comprising only buildings, streets, squares, and parks. Text and images in public space, branding campaigns, street art, guidance systems, temporary installations, processual and interactive design, and cartographic illustrations influence our use, experience, and perception of the city, as do signage, urban furnishings, vehicles, infrastructures, and the appearance of public façades. The term "Environmental Graphic Design" has established itself in this field to denote a universal design at the interface of the disciplines of architecture, graphic design, product design, and urban planning. Originally coined in order to convey the new complexity of urban mega-structures, it has come to be used at almost all levels of urban design. Graphic design, for example, now substantially shapes not only the visible surfaces of a city but also its infrastructure and everyday life.. Such discursive and symbolic representations indicate an effort to treat cities as ...
Kraft foods presents the United States Department of Agricultures MyPyramid. The Pyramid is a food guidance system that promotes health and nutrition.
With the aid of a PC connected GPS, and some fairly well defined celestial mechanics math, determining the time of Sunset and Sunrise at any given location isnt that hard. Though you would probably need a missile guidance system style local topology map to account for things like local mountain ranges etc. Depending where you live these may exist, but probably arent avaiable to the general public. Accounting for refraction and backscatter of light due to the atmosphere will be very difficult as it will be affected by the presence, type and hieght of cloud cover upto several hundred miles from the target location. Given enough incentive, determining when the last vestiges of Sunlight will cease to fall on a given point on the earths surface would probably be possible, to a fairly high degree of accuracy. However, whether this would difinitively capture the etheral notion of evening I doubt. What constitutes the start and end of evening is very much determined by a whole range of factors well ...
Im a mum, a lawyer, an author and a business woman. In all of those diverse roles, the thread that links them all and defines me is my favourite bit, namely encouraging people to be the best they can possibly be. I do this by being the best I can be. I respect others whether they are old or young, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, homeless or homeowner, employer or employee. In my life, Ive fallen into all of those categories at least once so I know it really doesnt matter what your status is in life, because the most important thing we can do is to treat people the way wed like to be treated. We cant change our past, but we can learn from it. I believe the very process of life allows us to fine tune our inner guidance systems to help us make healthy, positive choices to make our experience of this beautiful world a fabulous, joyous and fun! Im talking about feeling deep fulfilment - the sort of joy that radiates from you as if youre carrying your own personal sunbeam in the very core ...
A few dozen Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuits have been selected for the initial discovery pool of the MultiDistrict Litigation in federal court.
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0028] FIG. 3 shows components 301-308, as well as dependencies between these components. A Guidance System Controller component 301 is the top-level component for the facility. The Guidance System Controller component acts as a registry for the various services, and represents the entire facility. A Target Tracker component 302 tracks the target isocenter of the patient by integrating the location of a sensor array provided by an Array Tracker component 303 with magnetic transponder locations provided by a Front-End Controller component 304. Target isocenter tracking information may be used in a variety of ways, such as those described in U.S. Patent Application No. 60/590,693 filed Jul. 23, 2004, U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/190,205, filed Jul. 25, 2005, and entitled DATA PROCESSING FOR REAL-TIME TRACKING OF A TARGET IN RADIATION THERAPY, U.S. Patent Application No. 60/590,503 filed Jul. 23, 2004, and U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/189,431, filed Jul. 25, 2005, and entitled ...
Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, stopped selling all Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh worldwide after a large study discovered a possible safety risk for patients.. Ethicon recalled Physiomesh in Europe and Australia, but the same action was called a "market withdrawal" in the U.S., which is why the FDA did not make any announcements to warn patients.. According to an Urgent Field Safety Notice to surgeons on May 25, Ethicon recalled Physiomesh after analyzing unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries in Germany and Denmark.. The studies showed Physiomesh had higher rates of hernias returning and needing another surgery (called "recurrence and re-operation") compared to similar types of hernia mesh for laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs.. Ethicon blamed the complications on multiple factors, including possible "product characteristics, operative and patient factors," but decided to remove it from the market rather than fix the issues.. Ethicon ...
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Quantitative evaluation of lipid concentration in atherosclerotic plaque phantom by near-infrared multispectral angioscope at...Quantitative evaluation of lipid concentration in atherosclerotic plaque phantom by near-infrared multispectral angioscope at...

The angioscope consists of a halogen lamp, an indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) camera, 3 optical band pass filters transmitting ... A novel angioscope using multispectral imaging at wavelengths around 1200 nm for quantitative evaluation of atherosclerotic ... Atherosclerotic plaque phantoms with 100, 60, 20 vol.% of lipid were prepared and measured by the multispectral angioscope. The ... Quantitative evaluation of lipid concentration in atherosclerotic plaque phantom by near-infrared multispectral angioscope at ...
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Olympus® PF-28 Angioscope - IEC - Innovative Endoscopy Components, LLC.Olympus® PF-28 Angioscope - IEC - Innovative Endoscopy Components, LLC.

IEC has offered premium Surgical and Endoscopy Equipment as well as a wide range of pre-owned original and aftermarket endoscope parts such as Insertion Tubes, Bending Sections, Video Connectors, Stress Boots, Biopsy Channels, Pre-Fiber Tubes, Control Knobs and more to a multitude of companies in over 100 countries worldwide. .
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Olympus® AF-5 Angioscope - IEC - Innovative Endoscopy Components, LLC.Olympus® AF-5 Angioscope - IEC - Innovative Endoscopy Components, LLC.

IEC has offered premium Surgical and Endoscopy Equipment as well as a wide range of pre-owned original and aftermarket endoscope parts such as Insertion Tubes, Bending Sections, Video Connectors, Stress Boots, Biopsy Channels, Pre-Fiber Tubes, Control Knobs and more to a multitude of companies in over 100 countries worldwide. .
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US4878893A - Angioscope with flush solution deflector shield 
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The angioscope catheter includes an angioscope having a distal viewing end, an irrigating catheter that includes structure for ... introducing flush solution to the interior of the vessel at the distal end of the angioscope, and a deflector shield mounted at ... The present invention provides an angioscope catheter for visualizing the interior of a vessel, such as an artery. ... Angioscope with flush solution deflector shield CA000582459A CA1303450C (en) 1988-04-28. 1988-11-07. Angioscope centering ...
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Scenery Revealed Through Angioscope. Kenji Yamaji, Masafumi Ueno, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Tatsuya Suga, Shinichiro ... Images of peripheral arterial angiogram and angioscope of pre-endovascular treatment in case 1. Control angiography (A) showed ... Images of peripheral arterial angiogram and angioscope of pre-endovascular treatment in case 2. Diagnostic angiography (A) ...
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Patent US5989243 - Excimer laser angioplasty system - Google PatentsPatent US5989243 - Excimer laser angioplasty system - Google Patents

Excimer laser delivery system, angioscope and angioplasty system incorporating the delivery system and angioscope. ... Angioscope. US4345212 *. Nov 10, 1980. Aug 17, 1982. The United States Of America As Represented By The United States ...
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Patent US6889069 - Non-invasive measurement of blood analytes using photodynamics - Google PatentsPatent US6889069 - Non-invasive measurement of blood analytes using photodynamics - Google Patents

Angioscope. US4350163. May 29, 1980. Sep 21, 1982. Ford Jr Norman C. Method and apparatus for analyzing contaminants in aqueous ...
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Structure and Principle of Angioscope Tsunenori Arai. Pages 3-12 * The Role of Multiple Imaging Modalities to Disclose the ...
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Fluid core laser angioscope. US5575787 *. 27 Feb 1995. 19 Nov 1996. Abela Laser Systems, Inc.. Cardiac ablation catheters and ...
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Angioscope with flush solution deflector shield. US4921484. 25 Jul 1988. 1 May 1990. Cordis Corporation. Mesh balloon catheter ...
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  • Large-diameter angioscopes often include an irrigation channel through which a saline solution is pumped to clear blood from obstructing the view. (medicalproductguide.com)
  • The LeMaitre Disposable Angioscope features a unique 10,000 pixel, fused optical fiber bundle that provides a sharp image and good durability. (lemaitre.com)