NEW LNG IUS: GOOD FOR 5 YEARSKyleena™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system; IUS) 19.5 mg, from Bayer, is a new hormonal contraceptive device used to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. The small, flexible plastic, T-shaped long-acting reversible contraceptive can be distinguished from other IUSs by the combination of the visibility of the silver ring on ultrasound and the blue color of the removal threads, says Bayer. Kyleena is placed by a health care provider during an office visit. Bayer indicates that metrorrhagia or menorrhagia may occur during the first 3 to 6 months of use, and menstrual periods may become infrequent or cease.
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EASIER LAPAROSCOPIC ACCESSLapCap2 is a sterile, single-use device with a molded plastic dome, a suction-system port, and a septum for Veress needle insertion from Life Care Medical Devices that is designed to provide safe and rapid access for minimally invasive surgery. Life Care says single-operator access and abdominal stabilization are advantages of LapCap2.
To use LapCap2, says Life Care, center it over the umbilicus, attach a hose to the suction port, and apply negative pressure. The abdomen immediately rises for Veress needle insertion. Inert gas is then delivered to replace the negative pressure, and the procedure can continue.