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Product Update


PRODUCT UPDATE

September 2010 · Vol. 22, No. 09

NONINVASIVE, DISPOSABLE COLD THERAPY
FOR HEMORRHOID RELIEF

CRYOSTAT is a new, disposable, noninvasive cryotherapy product on the market for hemorrhoid relief. Hemorrhoids can develop from pregnancy and childbirth. Direct application of CRYOSTAT provides prompt relief of swelling and inflammation, and calms itching, burning, and pain. The cold therapy pack is surrounded by a soft, comfortable cloth, is not messy to use, and is available over the counter.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.cryostatrelief.com

COOK MEDICAL OFFERS ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

New educational resources, faster access to assisted reproductive technology (ART) product information, and improved user functionality are features of the recently updated cookARTLab.com from Cook Medical. The Web site includes an interactive tour of an ART lab where visitors can view real-world demonstrations of various techniques, participate in a discussion forum, and access a news center and links to current research.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.CookARTLab.com

NEW SOLUTIONS FOR PPH AND VAGINAL REPAIR FROM GLENVEIGH MEDICAL

Glenveigh Medical recently announced that two new products have received FDA clearance: the ebb complete tamponade system and the jetty vaginal repair Balloon.

  • The ebb complete tamponade system is indicated for temporary treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The ebb, a rapid-response balloon device, provides complete tamponade, with capacity for total conformation to the uterine cavity. Through direct rapid inflation via an IV bag spike, dual balloons allow quick, secure treatment of both uterine and vaginal bleeding.
  • It is estimated that 700,000 episiotomies are performed annually in the US, and other injuries can be caused by instruments during vaginal deliveries. The jetty Vaginal Repair Balloon is indicated for use in episiotomy and vaginal laceration repair to temporarily prevent postpartum fluids from discharging from the vagina. The jetty replaces the use of packing sponges, thus reducing the chance for infection.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.glenveigh.com

FREE CME WEBINAR: POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
IN THE CULTURAL CONTEXT

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is offering a free Webinar for health care providers who treat women of childbearing age and/or pregnant patients. Dr. James Boehnlein (Oregon Health & Science University) and an expert panel present culturally appropriate ways to assess, treat, and refer patients with postpartum depression. Participants can earn one Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, and do not need to be NJ residents.
TO VIEW THE WEBINAR: mededppd.org/NJDHSS/index.html

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