News | June 04, 2008

Kimberly-Clark Offers Introducer Kit for Balloon-Retained Feeding Tubes

June 5, 2008 – Kimberly-Clark Health Care today launched a new solution designed to facilitate the initial placement of its balloon-retained enteral feeding tubes – the MIC, MIC-KEY Introducer Kit.

The company said the kit enables physicians to safely and efficiently facilitate the initial placement of the Kimberly-Clark MIC and MIC-KEY Gastrostomy, Jejunal and Transgastric Jejunal feeding tubes, which provide delivery of enteral nutrition to patients requiring long-term nutritional support. The product is said to enhance patient comfort, physician convenience and safety for both.

“We did the hands-on training for the new kit at our course and it was very successful,” said Dr. John Fang, associate professor of medicine, director of gastroenterology at the University of Utah’s Health Sciences Center. “The GIs were very impressed with the new T-fasteners/gastropexy and actually liked deploying it.”

The Kimberly-Clark MIC, MIC-KEY Introducer Kit features the following:

- The pre-loaded Saf-T-Pexy gastrointestinal suture anchor system incorporates resorbable sutures and external suture locks to secure the stomach to the anterior abdominal wall. The Saf-T-Pexy system eliminates the need for traditional suture removal, minimizes the risk of infection, and enhances stoma tract formation.

- A telescoping serial dilator system with an integrated peel-away sheath provides all-in-one, continuous dilation and easy tube placement. The Kimberly-Clark all-in-one dilator and peel-away sheath does not require removal or multiple exchanges prior to complete dilation and is available in various sizes to better accommodate specific patient needs.

- An over-the-wire stoma measuring device enables a more accurate stoma tract measurement, improving the tube fit for enhanced patient comfort and safety.

- Safety devices facilitate efficiency, enhance the ease of use and protect the healthcare worker from inadvertent needle sticks.

For more information: www.kchealthcare.com

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