ASEPT® System

Recurring pleural effusions or ascites can be treated on an outpatient basis using the ASEPT® system. A tunnelled permanent drainage catheter is implanted in the pleural cavity (pleural effusion) or in the peritoneal cavity (ascites). After completion of this surgical intervention, the patient is able to return home. The drainage is carried out there every 1 – 2 days in accordance with instructions provided by the physician.

Advantages of the treatment with a permanent drainage catheter are:

  1. Quality of life
    The direct symptoms, e.g. dyspnoea, already improve during the drainage. A spontaneous pleurodesis occurs within one month in 59% of the cases.1 Drainage using the ASEPT® system is almost painless, when compared with other forms of treatment, e.g. chemical pleurodesis.
  2. Outpatient drainage
    The drainage can be carried out by the patient, relatives or a nursing care service. They will be trained by examined nursing staff from pfm medical. Drainage bottles are sent direct to the patient.
  3. Minimally invasive
    The catheter is inserted in the pleural or peritoneal cavity by means of the Seldinger technique – this minimises the risk of internal organs being injured. The intervention which is carried out under a local anaesthetic can take place whether as an inpatient or as an outpatient.
  4. Safety
    The treatment has a low infection rate. On the one hand, the tunnelled application of the catheter provides an effective infection barrier and on the other, the drainage bottles which are under negative pressure prevent contaminated fluids from penetrating the effusion space.

1 Warren et al., European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 33 (2008) 89-94

 

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ASEPT® 600 ml Drainage Kit L

The ASEPT® Drainage Kits L allow the out-patient drainage of pleural effusions and ascites. They are available in the sizes 600 ml, 1,000 ml and 3,000 ml and have a low-vacuum which allows a gentle and nearly painless drainage. Apart from that the system can be switched to a gravity application with just one grip. The ASEPT® Drainage Kits L in sizes 600 ml and 1,000 ml are equipped with a disk check valve. This prevents air from the open bottle system from reaching, the patient´s pleural cavity unintentionally via the catheter. All ASEPT® Drainage Kits L include all of the consumables which are required to ensure a hygienic drainage.

ASEPT® 1,000 ml Drainage Kit L

The ASEPT® Drainage Kits L allow the out-patient drainage of pleural effusions and ascites. They are available in the sizes 600 ml, 1,000 ml and 3,000 ml and have a low-vacuum which allows a gentle and nearly painless drainage. Apart from that the system can be switched to a gravity application with just one grip. The ASEPT® Drainage Kits L in sizes 600 ml and 1,000 ml are equipped with a disk check valve. This prevents air from the open bottle system from reaching, the patient´s pleural cavity unintentionally via the catheter. All ASEPT® Drainage Kits L include all of the consumables which are required to ensure a hygienic drainage.

ASEPT® 3,000 ml Drainage Kit L

The ASEPT® Drainage Kits L allow the out-patient drainage of ascites. They are available in the sizes 600ml, 1,000 ml and 3,000 ml and have a low-vacuum which allows a gentle and nearly painless drainage. Apart from that the system can be switched to a gravity application with just one grip. All ASEPT® Drainage Kits L include all of the consumables which are required to ensure a hygienic drainage.

ASEPT® Pleural Drainage System

The ASEPT® Pleural Drainage System includes all of the components which are required for a tunnelled insertion of the ASEPT® permanent drainage catheter using the Seldinger technique.

ASEPT® Peritoneal Drainage System

The ASEPT® Peritoneal Drainage System includes all of the components which are required for a tunnelled insertion of the ASEPT® permanent drainage catheter using the Seldinger technique.

ASEPT® 600 ml Drainage Kit

The ASEPT® 600 ml Drainage Kit enables pleural effusions be drained on an outpatient basis. The kit includes all of the consumables which are required to ensure a hygienic drainage.

ASEPT® Replacement Valve

A damaged valve can be easily replaced with an ASEPT® replacement valve.

ASEPT® Drainage Line Set

The ASEPT® drainage line set can be used to connect the ASEPT® drainage catheter to a wall suction, for example. A drainage tube adapeter is included.

ASEPT® 1,000 ml Drainage Kit

The ASEPT® 1,000 ml Drainage Kit enables with a volume of 1,000ml ascites be drained on an outpatient basis. The kit includes all of the consumables which are required to ensure a hygienic drainage.