Accession Number : AD1038950


Title :   Development and Technology Transfer of the Syncro Blue Tube (Gabriel) Magnetically Guided Feeding Tube


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,21 Sep 2009,20 Mar 2017


Corporate Author : Syncro Medical Innovations, Inc. Macon United States


Personal Author(s) : Gabriel,Sabry ; Thompson,William M ; Bhar,Avinesh ; Swadene,Leslie ; Ashley,Denis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038950.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Further Development and Technology Transfer of the Syncro BLUETUBE (Gabriel) Magnetically Guided Feeding Tube. New Primary Investigator, Sabry Gabriel, MD. Proposals for Phase 1 (FY 08 $424,000.00) and Phase 2 (FY 09 $1,361,000.00). Background: The successful administration of enteral feeding tubes directly into the small bowel (post-pyloric position) has long been viewed as a superior clinical alternative in the feeding of seriously ill patients. Successfully achieving the bedside placement of small bowel feeding tubes has historically met with very low success rates and is the root cause of significant delays in time to feeding. This results in a significant level of patient morbidity and mortality, and accounts for a substantial portion of the costs incurred within the ICU setting. Objective: This project will address two separate and serious problems. 1.) The inability of clinicians to easily and safely achieve a small bowel placement at the bedside. 2.) Address the complication of enteral feeding tubes inadvertently intubating the trachea.


Descriptors :   feeding methods , patient care , health care , health services , medical personnel , esophagus , pharynx , technology transfer , x rays , patients , clinical trials , medical equipment , medical services


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE