CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR THE RETRIEVAL OF VENOUS AIR EMBOLI EMPLOYS A WITHDRAWL SYRINGE OR VACUUM BOTTLE AND IS USUALLY CONFUSING AND ERROR-PRONE, REQUIRING A MULTITUDE OF RESPONSES BY THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST TO PREVENT A CATASTROPHE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4997
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Rocky Mountain Research Inc
2715 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JEFFREY L ORTH
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(801) 466-6465
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR THE RETRIEVAL OF VENOUS AIR EMBOLI EMPLOYS A WITHDRAWL SYRINGE OR VACUUM BOTTLE AND IS USUALLY CONFUSING AND ERROR-PRONE, REQUIRING A MULTITUDE OF RESPONSES BY THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST TO PREVENT A CATASTROPHE. A COMPLETE VENOUS AIR EMBOLISM RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED IN DOGS. CONTINUOUS VENOUS EXTRA- CORPOREAL AIR DETECTION AND RETRIEVAL WILL BE COMPARED TO THE CONVENTIONAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND TECHNIQUE AND AIR RETRIEVAL. AN AUTOMATED VENOUS AIR RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITH REMOTE CONTROL SHOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE CURRENT CLINICALMETHODS AND DECREASE THE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY OF SUDDEN AIR EMBOLISM IS SURGICAL PATIENTS.

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