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Catheter Innovations, Inc. Implantable Access Ports

Catheter Innovations, Inc. announces its line of implantable port products, featuring its patented PASV safety valve technology. The patented three-way PASV technology introduces greater safety and lower cost for patients and providers. Located in the connection stem between the catheter and port reservoir(s), the PASV technology reduces blood reflux during deaccessing and low infusion rates and permits a saline-only flush protocol. The valve remains closed, except during infusion or aspiration, even during periods of increased central venous pressure. The new ports are available in titanium or plastic material, single or dual lumen design, and preattached or attachable silicone catheter versions. For additional information, please access the company's website at or call (801) 954-8444. FIGURE 1

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Sylvan Fiberoptics MAXISCAN Fiberoptic Transilluminator

Sylvan Fiberoptics announces a new addition to its line of cold light fiberoptic transilluminators. The MAXISCAN has all of the attributes of the PEDIASCAN units-portability with internal rechargeable batteries, proven rugged and reliable design, small size and weight, and ease of use-but the MAXISCAN has approximately 40% more bright white light output. This enables the MAXISCAN to be used on larger pediatric patients and adults. It is uniquely designed for use by healthcare workers in emergency rooms or physicians' offices, emergency medical technicians, home healthcare nurses, IV teams, and anywhere IV insertion procedures take place. The MAXISCAN is the only unit available that has brilliant white light output without any dangerous heat buildup at the tip. The specialized light filtering system masks ultraviolet and infrared emissions. In fact, the tip never gets above 101[degrees] F, so it can be left on the examination point as long as necessary to find a good IV site location. Portability enables the user to take the unit to the bedside or to carry it along on air or land transport. The small size and light weight are ideal for homecare and emergency medical service use, but the MAXISCAN is powerful and rugged enough for daily usage. For more information, contact James G. Fedorka, Sylvan Fiberoptics, PO Box 501, Irwin, PA, 15642. Call (800) 628-3836 or (724) 864-9350, fax to (724) 864-9350, e-mail [email protected], or visit the website at FIGURE 2

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