Critically ill patients require continuous monitoring for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), but without the proper tools, clinicians are unable to determine when the kidneys are in danger.
A monitoring system now converts the traditional Foley catheter into a next-generation sensor that measures urine output (UO), intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), and core body temperature in real time to help guide care.
The Accuryn monitoring system from Potrero Medical (Hayward, CA, USA) provides automated, continuous monitoring of UO, IAP, and core body temperature to recognize clinical patterns of AKI and improve workflow.
Accuryn offers real-time urine output monitoring, allowing doctors to detect the risk of AKI earlier. Intensive UO monitoring is linked to earlier detection of AKI and better outcomes.
Accuryn, unlike traditional systems, automates UO through the use of patented active drain line clearance. Backflow is also prevented by Accuryn’s system. Accuryn can thus help prevent retained urine and reduce false oliguria.
Accuryn reinvents the catheter as a next-generation smart device and platform.
Accuryn’s intelligent sensing The Foley catheter has a built-in sensor at the tip that can provide real-time IAP measurements with the push of a button.
The FDA has granted Potrero Medical’s AKI Predict machine learning algorithm Breakthrough Device Designation for the advanced prediction of AKI associated with IAH in cardiac post-surgical intensive care patients.
“Continuous urine output and intra-abdominal pressure are new patient parameters that, until Accuryn, have not been available to leverage as critical data streams,” said Joe Urban, Potrero CEO.
“Combining Accuryn technology with a predictive AKI algorithm will enhance the clinical decision support we provide at the bedside.”
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