Mitigating Infusion and Suction Therapy (MIST)

SUNY Upstate Medical University researchers have developed a device called MIST — for Minimally Invasive Suction Therapy — designed specifically to remove deadly fluid buildup in the abdomen. Such buildup — called peritoneal ascites — can occur with sepsis or abdominal trauma, and can lead to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, a potentially deadly medical condition. SUNY Upstate’s MIST device has multiple suction arms that can be placed in and drain excess fluid from the various locations in the abdomen in which it accumulates, and an infusion arm for introducing saline or medicated solutions to aid in cleaning out toxic species as the device drains excess fluid. In addition to its effectiveness, MIST is minimally invasive.   More...
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