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A Clear Approach to Safer ORs

Ethicon Energy is committed to enabling OR safety with smoke evacuation products designed to support a cleaner and clearer work environment. Follow one hospital’s smoke evacuation journey.

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Johnson & Johnson is looking for ideas from nurses to potentially improve human health. Learn more about the J&J Nurses Innovate in Perioperative Care Quickfire Challenge. 

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At Ethicon, weʼre focused on improving health outcomes for patients and helping solve the greatest health challenges… with only meaningful innovation. The kind that led to the creation of the first sutures, that helped revolutionize surgery with minimally invasive procedures, and that elevates standards of care around the world.

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References

* Benchtop testing in porcine tissue ≤30mmHg (26mmHg average pressure experienced during intra-operative leak test), comparing Ethicon ECHELON CIRCULAR™ Powered Stapler CDH25P to Medtronic DST Series™ EEA™ Stapler EEA2535 (p<0.001) and preclinical perfusion model, in which perfusion was not significantly different between devices.

1. Ethicon retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcomes comparing the use of Echelon Powered vs. Medtronic non-powered endoscopic surgical staplers to treat patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2015 from the Premier Perspective® Hospital Database. Data assessed included length of stay, total hospital cost, supply cost, room & board cost, incidence of transfusion, and incidence of hemostasis-related complications; all p ≤ 0.05.

2. Ethicon retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes between Echelon Powered vs. Medtronic non-powered endoscopic surgical staplers among patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Review of 1,501 cases between 2012 and 2015 from the Premier Perspective® Hospital Database (4.8% vs. 14.2%;p=0.0098).

3. Ethicon retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcomes between Echelon Powered vs. Medtronic non-powered endoscopic surgical staplers among patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2015 from the Premier Perspective® Hospital Database. Length of stay:4.9 vs 5.7 days; p=0.0374, Total hospital cost: $23,785 vs. $26,180; p=0.0078, Supply cost: $5,021 vs. $5,989; p=0.0161, Room & board cost: $6,792 vs. $7,984; p=0.0385, Transfusion: 4.7% vs. 9.3%; p=0.018, Hemostasis-related complications: 8.2% vs. 13.9%; p=0.0218.

4. Ethicon retrospective analysis of outcomes between Echelon Powered vs. Medtronic non-powered endoscopic surgical staplers among patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Review of 1,051 cases between 2012 and 2015 from the Premier Perspective® Hospital Database. Hemostasis-related complications: 4.8% vs. 14.2%; p=0.010. Transfusion: 3.0% vs. 9.4%; p=0.023. Total hospital costs: $23,219 vs. $25,207; p=0.242.

5. Berríos-Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0904.

6. WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2016.

7. Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, et al. American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update. J Am Coll Surg. 2016;224:59-74.

8. ENSEAL® X1 Curved Jaw Tissue Sealer can capture, seal and transect a longer length of tissue per single activation due to a 16% (or 3.4mm) longer jaw (p < 0.001), a 40% (or 5.0mm) wider unbiased jaw aperture (p < 0.001) and a 19% (or 3.6mm) longer cut length (p < 0.001) compared to LigaSure™ Maryland (LF1937) (C2841).

9. 100326296: Time Zero Tissue Holding - Competitive Claims Comparisons for STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices vs Various Products. 2015.

10. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX SYMMETRIC PDS PLUS Size 0 & 1 Devices – Initiation Strength in Porcine Tissue. AST-2013-0603. 

11. AST-2013-0056 Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric PDSSize2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with Multiple Incision Defects to Measure Gapping.

12. Ethicon study PSE 09-0204, project number 11822. Exploratory histological and biomechanical evaluation of DOLFIN following closure of the ventral abdominal wall in a porcine model at 7±1 days. Approved on July 7, 2010. 

13. Ethicon Performance Evaluation Memo AST-2012-0510. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric Size 2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with an Incision Defect to Measure Gapping. Dated December 3, 2012. 

14. STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device. Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc. 

15. Data on file, Ethicon. Powder TTH vs Original Final Report. 2015.

16. Data on file, Ethicon. Final Report, PSE Accession No. 16-0006. Project No. 16438.

17. Rothenburger S, Spangler D, Bhende S, Burkley D. In vitro antimicrobial evaluation of coated Vicryl Plus Antibacterial Suture (coated polyglactin 910 with triclosan) using zone of inhibition assays. Surg Infect. 2002;3(suppl):S79-S87

18. P960052B.

19. Data on File. Keplinger 07PD0748. Protocol investigation of the comparison of PRINEO with conventional wound closure techniques.  

20. In a preclinical porcine model vs. uncoated stainless steel blades at 60W (p<0.001). Kisch T, et al. Electrocautery Devices with Feedback Mode and Teflon-Coated Blades Create Less Surgical Smoke for a Quality Improvement in the Operating Theater. Medicine, 2015;94(27). In a preclinical porcine model on abdominal wall dermis that measured thermal damage via histology (p<0.05).

21. In a preclinical porcine model at 60W vs. uncoated stainless steel blades at 60W (p<0.001). Kisch T, et al. Electrocautery Devices With Feedback Mode and Teflon‐Coated Blades Create Less Surgical Smoke for a Quality Improvement in the Operating Theater. Medicine, 2015;94(27).

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