We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Sekisui Diagnostics UK Ltd.

Download Mobile App




Novel Technology Provide Real-Time Perfusion Monitoring

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 28 Nov 2019
Print article
Image: The Pedra real-time tissue perfusion monitor (Photo courtesy of Pedra Technology)
Image: The Pedra real-time tissue perfusion monitor (Photo courtesy of Pedra Technology)
A new monitoring system offers real-time perfusion feedback, enhancing clinician’s decision-making in the angiography suite.

The Pedra Technology (Singapore) Pedra system is a non-invasive, deep tissue, real-time tissue perfusion monitor intended for use in peripheral angioplasty and vascular surgery. The device is based on advanced speckle laser technology, providing a simple five-minute, non-invasive test to distinguish between ischemic ulcers resulting from peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The resulting Pedra Blood Perfusion Index can indicate the need for urgent vascular surgery.

During such surgical procedures, the Pedra device provides an accurate and quantitative measure of blood perfusion, a critical factor in wound healing. Current technologies, such as X-ray angiograms, only image the macrovascular blood flow, which could lead to misleading conclusions that may result in adverse outcomes or the need for repeat procedures. By using Pedra, the physician receives precise information on the blood perfusion status to increase the likelihood of surgery success, saving limbs and reducing the healthcare burden.

“Physicians and their industry partners have directed significant resources to determining the optimal treatment for patients with PAD, be it a balloon, a stent or another treatment,” said vascular surgeon Paul Hayes, MD of Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge, United Kingdom). “Far less time has been spent asking the question ‘has the treatment I have chosen for this individual patient really improved outcomes’? PEDRA Technology has developed a new device that could possibly revolutionize the management of patients with PAD.”

The current gold standard for frontline diagnosis of ischemia is the Ankle-Brachial Index, which has a real-world sensitivity of 16-20%. ABI is widely appreciated as being a very poor test for diabetic limbs, because patients with diabetics often have calcified blood vessels. As a result, their ankle vessels are incompressible by the blood pressure cuff, resulting in falsely-elevated ABI readings that fall within the healthy range.

Related Links:
Pedra Technology

Gold Member
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
Disposable Protective Suit For Medical Use
Gold Member
Real-Time Diagnostics Onscreen Viewer
GEMweb Live
Silver Member
Wireless Mobile ECG Recorder
NR-1207-3/NR-1207-E
New
Mechanical Baby Scale
seca 725

Print article

Channels

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The Quantra Hemostasis System has received US FDA special 510(k) clearance for use with its Quantra QStat Cartridge (Photo courtesy of HemoSonics)

Critical Bleeding Management System to Help Hospitals Further Standardize Viscoelastic Testing

Surgical procedures are often accompanied by significant blood loss and the subsequent high likelihood of the need for allogeneic blood transfusions. These transfusions, while critical, are linked to various... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.