Northeast Hospital Successfully Uses A New Adhesive Band To Further Reduce The Incidence Of Postoperative Nausea And Vomiting

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The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in high risk patients was found to be very low with the use of a new medical-style adhesive wristband.

In a study conducted by a Northeast hospital, Pressure Right™, a new 5” medical-style, acupressure wristband, was found to help reduce the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) to a very low level in high-risk patients. According to the director of the study, there were no adverse effects in the use of the bands, and patients, who were instructed to keep them on both wrists for at least 24 hours following surgery, readily accepted them.

“Pressure Right™ bands were used in conjunction with a multi modal approach in attempting to prevent PONV, and included the use of 5-HT 3 blockers, dexamethasone, and the avoidance of nitrous oxide,” says Joseph DiLustro, CEO and President of Therapeutics: 101 Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of Pressure Right™.

“The use of antiemetic drug regimens seems to be only part of the PONV solution,” adds DiLustro. “In high-risk PONV surgery procedures, including Gynecology, Laparoscopy, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Breast Surgery, and Neurosurgery, the undertaking of a multi modal approach is becoming increasingly necessary to ensure a much lower incidence of PONV.”

Previously, Pressure Right™ had been tested at Penn State University, where evidence concluded that steady, moderate as opposed to significant pressure resulted when stimulation was applied to the Nei-Kuan pressure point through a contact button on the wristband. “This is very important, because surgery patients are generally given fluids which cause their bodies to swell, especially around the wrist and arm areas,” says DiLustro.

DiLustro developed the 5” medical-style, adhesive band primarily for surgery and chemotherapy patients. He has studied the subject of postoperative nausea and vomiting for nearly two years and has extensive knowledge of the use of acupressure.

Pressure Right™ is hypoallergenic, water safe, produces no side effects, and is so light on each wrist that patients don’t even know they are wearing them. The relatively small coverage around the wrist is sufficient to exert effective pressure on the area because of the band’s good adhesion to the skin.

Each pair of Pressure Right™ bands comes in a heat-sealed pharmaceutical pouch with convenient label instructions. The cost is $1.99 a pair and is shipped in boxes of 50 pair.

About Therapeutics: 101 Inc.

Therapeutics: 101 Inc. manufactures and distributes the Pressure Right™ 5” medical-style, adhesive band, which uses acupressure to reduce the incidence of nausea and vomiting caused by surgery, chemotherapy, and motion sickness. Pressure Right™ is a registered trademark of Therapeutics: 101 Inc., patent pending and made in the USA.

The company has sales representatives in multiple regions that can assist customers in obtaining commercial samples of the one-time use acupressure band. “We see our role as providing a low-cost therapy device to be used in conjunction with antiemetic drug regimens to achieve the highest level of PONV prevention,” says Joseph DiLustro, CEO and President.

Contact information:

Joseph DiLustro

CEO & President

Therapeutics: 101 Inc.

36 Green Meadow Drive

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Tel: (908) 601-8877


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