Precision Data Guides Precision Interventions.

Timely, accurate vital signs monitoring can mean the difference between life and death for critically ill patients. But current techniques for gathering this data can be complicated, inaccurate and may increase the risk for urinary infection.(1) The Accuryn Monitoring System transforms the traditional indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) into a next-generation diagnostic tool for precise, real-time measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), urine output (UO) and core body temperature to help guide care.

The Accuryn catheter* is available in two versions:

  • UO and core body temperature monitoring
  • IAP, UO and core body temperature monitoring

 

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Tighter Urine Output Monitoring Can Help Save Lives

In a recent study published in Chest, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, researchers demonstrated a significant link between intensive urine output monitoring and improved detection of acute kidney injury (AKI), reduced 30-day mortality in patients developing AKI, and reduced fluid overload for all patients. Learn more.

Yet, our measurement capabilities have been lacking…until now. In a multi-center randomized clinical study, (3) Accuryn demonstrated measurement superiority against a competitive UO monitoring system. Learn more

Active Drain Line Clearance Is Designed to Reduce Urine Retention.

Urine drainage issues are common with IUCs. If urine can’t drain within the IUC system, the bladder isn’t able to empty. This can cause unreliable UO and IAP measurements.

Using active drain line clearance, the Accuryn monitor automatically clears the drainage line as needed.

Advantages include:

  • Decreased urinary retention and suction trauma—potential risk factors for CAUTI
  • Precise, real-time UO and IAP monitoring
  • Improved accuracy and diagnostic value of UO monitoring(3)

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Easy Setup Saves Time. Closed System Reduces CAUTI Risk.

Traditional methods for measuring IAP often involve complex setups, increasing the risk for error. Some techniques even require opening the closed drainage system—putting patients at risk for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).(1,2)

The Accuryn urinary catheter solves these problems by measuring IAP directly from a small balloon seamlessly integrated directly below the catheter tip.

This innovation:

  • Simplifies setup time
  • Decreases the potential for human error
  • Reduces infection risks via a closed system, as recommended by the CDC

IAP data can be used to help guide patient care, including appropriate fluid resuscitation. Learn more.

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Continuous Core Body Temperature Saves Steps.

Abnormal temperature may indicate inflammation, systemic infection or sepsis. Monitoring core body temperature is a key practice, which can lead to better outcomes.

Accuryn urinary catheters provide convenient, accurate readings for both core body temperature and urine output. Temperature-sensing electronics in the tip continuously monitor bladder temperature—which most accurately correlates to brain temperature.(4)

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Studies & Publications

Accuryn’s clinical value—precise, real-time measurement of IAP, UO and core body temperature—is supported by external research and clinical studies.

  1. Malbrain M. Different Techniques to Measure Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP): Time for a Critical Re-Appraisal. In: M.R. Pinsky et al, eds. Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine 2: Physiological Reviews and Editorials. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2012:13-27.
  2. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Toolkit. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/toolkits/cautitoolkit_3_10.pdf. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  3. Multicenter Randomized Clinical Study of Accuryn vs. Criticore. Potrero Medical website. Available at: http://potreromed.com/accuryn-clinical-studies/. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  4. Camboni D, Philipp A, Schebesch K-M, Schmid C. Accuracy of Core Temperature Measurement in Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg. 2008;7(5):922-924. Available at: http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/5/922.full.pdf+html. Accessed January 9, 2017.

* The Accuryn Catheter is a single-use device intended for short-term use (less than 30 days).