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Hello welcome to -- dog I'm Dr.
-- Going through surgery is hard enough without having to worry about surgical complications.
In the US infections cost 25 billion dollars every year.
And in many cases can be deadly hit did tell me about a new technology that is keeping patients -- -- after surgery.
Is vascular surgeon and head.
All the -- sentiment -- -- Roseville hospital -- in New York City doctor John Landis thank you for coming to the program.
You know I operate -- -- of course operate probably more than me but.
Borne infections there are risk factors for right correct tell me about.
Well I think one of the things that we're seeing in our population unfortunately is obesity so patients were very fat also patients with diabetes which is a growing concern.
Are two huge risk factors are also patients -- have surgery surgery by nature which is a problem for infection you're operating on something infected.
-- also patients with vascular problems such as smokers.
Our real problem for us all those people we know we're going to have a higher risk of action the whole technology -- whole field.
Wound healing in in you know recuperating -- is something that you do you specialize -- it.
So let's talk about this new technology that seems to be very exciting and what is it -- this is the Pico which is a small negative pressure device.
A lot of the technology legal -- out so this is addressing right.
-- would you typically recommend.
He -- all of these types -- dressing nowadays get applied first.
Or should they be use after you have a complication well the goal of this stressing would be to use it.
First to identify the patient it's at higher risk which were still working on.
And figure out which patients and they are gonna get the most benefit from that type address and so we put it on immediately at the end of surgery or is so.
This is a new -- addressing and the uniqueness about it is that it has -- device right this this device here.
Basically it's attach.
-- -- -- And that basically just sucks the air.
To some degree a lot of the technology is actually believe it -- not in your left hand more so than in your right hand.
In the end addressed to sell -- why well it as a silicone base and one of the things that helps with silicone -- -- -- diminishing actually score.
So there's a silicone -- that goes down and it -- small holes and it.
In the dressing itself it's in their wicks the moisture -- so even without the suction device if you will be.
The little machine right the moisture is pulled away from the wound edges and brought through -- -- can evaporate out the top.
The machine is fairly simple pump compared.
Are obviously a lot smaller than a lot of the previous -- it.
Now let's talk to the other side is people gonna say.
Here we go again biotechnology companies coming -- with another -- get -- why do we need this device.
What you argument against that.
Well I think one of the things that is happened days.
Negative pressure wound therapy or vacuum assisted type of wound -- -- has made a huge difference -- wound care over the last twelve years yourself.
Has been available in the US however it's been bulky and cumbersome and in most cases quite expensive the idea here is to have addressing -- smaller.
Easier to use easier for the patient to walk around with.
And not nearly as expensive so it's making a technology that's already being used well and widely.
More accessible right do you believe that it that it really.
It reduces cost of health care because I think a lot of people worry about the colts.
Course what the issue is again trying to figure out the right patients to use this on.
You're not gonna take any dressing it's incredibly high tech and there's a whole line of them below this season.
And just put them on everybody because not everybody needs that you know if you got to 23 old guy who has -- hernia surgery he's bright and he'll do just fine right.
But on the other hand identifying the right patients who are going to benefit from that technology because one single infection as you well know in cost 10020000.
Dollars in added IV antibiotics hospitalization.
Have -- been studies looking at the at the outcome of using this technology.
We are currently involved here in New York of working on what -- the studies looking at this and high risk patients patients who have undergone.
-- bypass surgery for bypassing -- blocked artery in the lower -- there's other surgeries that are looking at.
Such as things -- The breast reduction surgery which we know as a high rate of breakdown so there are numerous ongoing studies this products only been available in the United States for about six months of the studies are sort of BJ spreading out I was the FDA feeling about this but the FDA.
-- The devices FDA approved ready to go the issue with this is -- somewhat different in that it doesn't have a -- system and it's a disposable device making it somewhat different in the devices that have been previously around.
Which have a lot of reusable parts of -- so the FDA's handling that and probably.
Medicare -- -- will handle that somewhat differently.
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