LITHOTOMY STIRRUPS FOR PATIENT COMFORT
Frontier Medical Innovations says its new GStirrup® is designed to provide patients stable and comfortable foot positioning for extended periods of time during office-based surgical procedures. The GStirrup is a pair of cushioned lithotomy boots that attach to examination-table foot rests. Straps secure the patient’s feet and legs; weights in the base make it difficult for the patient to lift the boot off the footrest. GStirrups fit most footrests and are helpful for patients who have hip or knee replacement, low back pain, arthritis, or neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.gstirrup.com
PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND BREASTFEEDING APP
Totally Pregnant, an app for pregnant women and health-care providers, is now partnering with Lamaze International to provide access to online parenting classes for pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. By using the Totally Pregnant app, women can personalize their pregnancy experience and clinicians can connect with their patients. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and desktop.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.iamtotally.com
PREDICTING IVF SUCCESS
Univfy®offers fertility predictive analytics to help prospective parents understand the probability for the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and estimated costs. The PreIVF™ calculator helps to decide whether or when to start IVF; the PredictIVF™ helps determine if another IVF cycle is the right option. The IVF Cost Calculator offers a cost comparison tailored to the patient’s IVF success rate. Your Fertility™ is an interactive multimedia blog offering educational material.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.univfy.com
SECURE WAY TO CARRY MEDS
FusionWrap is a waist/hip wrap with two 7-inch pockets to carry small personal belongings. Besides providing secure space for identification and money, it also allows those with asthma, diabetes, allergies, or other chronic diseases to carry medications at all times. Made of stretch fabric that is moisture wicking and antimicrobial, FusionWrap comes in various colors and sizes for women, men, and children.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.fusion-wrap.com
BREAST IMAGING TOOLS
Volpara Solutions offers multiple volumetric breast-imaging software tools designed to improve clinical decision making and the early detection of breast cancer. Volpara®Density™ is a breast-density assessment tool available for clinical use with 2D mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) platforms from multiple manufacturers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.volparadensity.com
SMOKE EVACUATION PENCIL
The PlumePen® Elite is an electrosurgical smoke pencil with a compact, ergonomic design that is smaller but offers more flow than competitive smoke pencils, claims Buffalo Filter. The adjustable capture port allows for optimum visibility regardless of blade length. The one-piece molded design prevents buttons from sticking and improves grip. The PlumePen Elite connects to most surgical plume evacuators and generators.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.buffalofilter.com
SURGICAL CO2 LASER
Lumenis designed the AcuPulse Smart CO2 Laser with SurgiTouch™ Automation System for tissue ablation during gynecologic surgery to increase speed, precision, and convenience over other electrosurgical devices. Robotic, computer-controlled laser-beam movement provides more precision than hand-held lasers and offers reproducible outcomes. Brief laser-tissue interaction reduces thermal damage.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.lumenis.com
REUSABLE FORNIX FOR LAP HYSTERECTOMY
The Banyan Colpo-Port Vaginal Fornix Delineator is a reusable uterine elevator/vaginal fornix delineator for laparoscopic hysterectomy. Inserted vaginally, the distal tip has a canted, beveled cup that fits securely in the vaginal fornix. The Calibrated Uterine Elevator (CUE) passes through the inner diameter of the delineator body, through the cervix, and into the uterine cavity. The CUE can be locked at preset depths to prevent uterine perforation. The device is easy to clean using standard sterilization procedures.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.banyanmedllc.com
OVARIAN MALIGNANCY ALGORITHM
The Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA™) from Fujirebio is a quantitative serum test intended to assess the risk of finding malignancy at surgery in a premenopausal or postmenopausal woman with an ovarian mass. ROMA, a risk stratification tool, combines the results of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), cancer antigen 125 (CA125), and menopausal status into a numerical score.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.he4test.com
PORT-SITE CLOSURE DEVICE
neoClose® AnchorGuide facilitates rapid trocar exchange and precise AutoAnchor placement to help prevent port-site hernia. The AnchorGuide design facilitates the delivery of absorbable AutoAnchors through soft tissue during surgery; allows for the VectorX method of port approximation for reduced tension at wound sites; and helps desufflate to remove CO2 at the end of surgery. AnchorGuide comes in 8–15 mm and 5–12 mm sizes compatible with 8 mm robotic ports.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.neosurgical.com