Intuitive design facilitates procedural efficiency, supports minimally invasive patient care
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of healthcare technology, today announced the launch of the ReSolve® Thoracostomy Tray. The new tray contains all products needed for performing a thoracostomy, a minimally invasive technique that allows patients to avoid an open surgical procedure to drain fluids or air from the chest. Each tray component is placed in order of use, supporting procedural efficiency and ease of use.
Thoracic damage is common with traumatic injuries and is a major contributing factor to patient death. For many of these patients, a minimally invasive procedure called a thoracostomy can help reduce morbidity and mortality.1 A thoracostomy is performed by inserting a catheter through the skin and chest wall and into the pleural space (an area between the chest wall and lungs) and draining accumulated air and fluid. Other common reasons for a thoracostomy are excess air and fluid from post-surgical wounds, cancer or infection, and spontaneous lung collapse (pneumothorax).
“The need to perform a thoracostomy is often urgent. Not only can the procedure be lifesaving, but it can also quickly enhance patient comfort,” said Dr. Chakravarthy Reddy, associate professor at the University of Utah who helped develop the kit as a consultant for Merit. “Having a well-designed tray with easy, stepwise access to all the products needed for the procedure may help simplify the procedure and reduce treatment time, which is especially important in acute situations.”
The ReSolve Thoracostomy Tray is the latest addition to Merit’s Vascular-Peripheral Drainage offering, a portfolio of interventional catheters, stent systems, drainage systems, bottles, procedure trays, sets, and complementary accessories
“We are proud to offer advanced solutions that simultaneously improve the patient experience and simplify procedures for physicians,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit Medical’s Chairman and CEO. “The practical design of the ReSolve Thoracostomy Tray, designed in close partnership with physicians, demonstrates this commitment. We are excited to see this product become an integral part of enhancing patient care.”
- Medscape. (February 24, 2020). “Tube Thoracostomy.” https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80678-overview
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Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care, and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force and clinical support team totaling in excess of 500 individuals. Merit employs approximately 6,300 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Rockland, Massachusetts; Aliso Viejo, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Reading, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Singapore.
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