ROSWELL, Ga., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Kimberly-Clark
Health Care today posted a sneak peek preview of an upcoming
OR-Live™ webcast of its innovative method for percutaneous
endoscopic placement of balloon-retained enteral feeding tubes on
its website www.kcdigestivehealth.com.
The procedure is performed using the Kimberly-Clark MIC, MIC-KEY
Introducer Kit by John Fang, M.D., clinical director of
gastroenterology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center
and associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah.
Stephen McClave, M.D., director of clinical nutrition at the
University of Louisville School of Medicine, moderates the
procedure and explains critical aspects of the initial placement of
enteral feeding tubes. The full 22-minute OR-Live premiere webcast
will take place to a select audience of gastroenterologist and
medical professional media that pre-register on its website www.kcdigestivehealth.com.
During the procedure, Dr. Fang uses the Kimberly-Clark MIC,
MIC-KEY Introducer Kit to facilitate the primary placement of a MIC
Jejunal Feeding Tube on a 61-year-old male patient with perforated
diverticulitis and difficulty feeding due to a tracheostomy. The
Kimberly-Clark MIC, MIC-KEY Introducer Kit simplifies placement of
balloon-retained tubes. The kit offers lowered risk for
complications other procedures may pose (i.e., longer hospital
stay, punctured colon, tissue damage, etc.).
The kit features tools designed to facilitate easier feeding
tube placement including:
- Saf-T-Pexy with T-fasteners to secure the stomach to the
- A proprietary serial dilator with peel-away sheath eliminating
the need to repeat passing over a guidewire for each successive
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