Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
GI Supply announces the availability of the RenovaRP Paracentesis Pump, the next-generation of paracentesis equipment. The RenovaRP is a portable, automatic paracentesis pump that safely and effectively removes ascitic fluid from the abdominal cavity, often in less than 30 minutes. The pump uses a custom designed cannula and fluid collection kit that provides everything a clinician needs to perform an abdominal tap with the pump.
Ascites is an uncomfortable, often painful condition where fluid collects in the abdominal cavity and is commonly associated with liver disease and cancer. Historically, radiologists, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists remove the fluid using glass vacuum bottles, gravity fed waste bags, and containers utilizing wall suction. However, these traditional methods are time consuming, take up valuable clinic space, and are associated with safety challenges. The RenovaRP pump addresses these shortcomings with a simple, fast, portable system.
Bruce Runyon, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, says, "I helped develop and validate this multi-hole needle and pump system. It pulls out ascitic fluid smoothly and safely at a rate of about 1000 ml in 2 minutes, in my experience. This is twice as fast as vacuum bottles. Patients and providers who have undergone/performed taps with this pump, and taps using vacuum bottles, uniformly want only ‘the pump’ for subsequent taps.”
The RenovaRP paracentesis pump eliminates the need for tying up valuable procedure rooms due to its all-in-one compact design. It also dramatically reduces procedure time by safely pumping the ascitic fluid from the abdomen. RenovaRP allows clinicians to provide a more convenient and comfortable solution to their patients suffering from ascites, enabling them to improve patients’ quality of life during a difficult time.
“Paracentesis is the one thing I do that makes my patients feel better immediately. It relieves their abdominal pain and respiratory distress, and improves their quality of life. Patients are comforted knowing that we can decompress their ascites quickly and efficiently, without disrupting their lives, and they are very grateful," says Ho Chong Gilles, RN, MS, FNP. Ms. Gilles specializes in care of patients with hepatic cirrhosis undergoing liver transplantation.
For more information on the RenovaRP Paracentesis Pump, download the new white paper, "Large Volume Paracentesis: Safer, Faster, and More Cost-Efficient with Automated Pump."
About GI Supply:
GI Supply (http://www.gi-supply.com) designs simply smarter GI products, built by physicians for physicians. The company was founded 25 years ago by Dr. Frank Jackson, a gastroenterologist and entrepreneur. He partnered with other GI physicians, nurses, and practitioners to create simple, smart, just-works-how-it-should products. Products that are safer, more efficient, and more effective for doctor and patient alike. 25 years later, GI Supply builds on that same mission every day.