Episode 16 – Headaches

(ITUNES OR LISTEN HERE) The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) This week we review a post from Dr. Rob Orman’s ERCast, Is it really a sinus headache? POUND- 4 criteria is very indicative of migraine (+LR 24), 3 criteria also likely (+LR 3), although most of this comes from the outpatient literature [1]. Pounding headache hOurs: […]

ClearGuide ONE Easy to Use Needle Guidance System FDA Cleared (VIDEO)

Clear Guide ONE 2 ClearGuide ONE Easy to Use Needle Guidance System FDA Cleared (VIDEO)Clear Guide ONE ClearGuide ONE Easy to Use Needle Guidance System FDA Cleared (VIDEO)Clear Guide Medical, a Johns Hopkins spinoff firm we reported on last year, received FDA clearance for its Clear Guide ONE needle guidance system that works with any ultrasound system out there. Previous needle guidance devices, which help make central line placement, needle biopsies, and regional anesthesia easier to perform, use magnetic or mechanical tracking, markers, and require pre-procedure calibration and setup. The Clear Guide ONE simply snaps onto an ultrasound probe and it’s ready to go.

The system uses a camera to watch the orientation of the needle above the skin and a computer interpolates where the tip is in order to display the precise location of the needle on the screen.

The company also makes available the Clear Guide EDU system, which is tool for teaching guided needle placement using a real ultrasound and the Clear Guide device.

Here’s a video demonstrating how the Clear Guide one works:

 

Flashback: Clear Guide Brings Easy Needle Guidance to Any Ultrasound System…

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Press release: Clear Guide Medical Receives FDA Clearance on First Product, the Clear Guide ONE…