CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied Medical Technology, Inc. (AMT) announced that it has expanded its ColoCare™ product offering to include a 10F MiniACE® Low Profile Antegrade Continence Enema Button. By expanding the MiniACE® portfolio to include a 10F option, AMT is offering patients a pathway to convert from their current cecostomy/appendicostomy device to a balloon button device with minimal dilation.
When compared to current options for cecostomy and appendicostomy, the MiniACE® is more secure within the stoma (based on internal testing of 10F-14F devices), it has an anti-leakage valve to help prevent backflow of fluids, and it is cleared for initial placement. AMT’s MiniACE® is the only FDA-cleared balloon button device for Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE) procedures.
With the addition of this new size, the MiniACE® is now offered in French sizes 10F, 12F, and 14F, with stoma lengths ranging from 0.8 cm to 10 cm (10F currently offered in stoma lengths of 0.8 cm to 6.5 cm; extended lengths will be available shortly). AMT’s broad offering of sizes ensures that the MiniACE® can be utilized by a wide variety of patients who require an appendicostomy (MACE) or a cecostomy as part of their bowel management program.
“As a colorectal surgeon, I see patients who are struggling with their cecostomy device; leakage and pull-outs are common issues. The MiniACE® balloon button can mitigate a lot of these issues,” said Marc A. Levitt, MD, Chief of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. “And, with a 10F option available now, patients with Malones who don’t want to catheterize the channel or develop narrowing (stenosis) also have a great alternative.”
“This is a remarkable contribution to the management of patients with chronic defecatory disorders (constipation and incontinence). The ease of use and replacement will make the lives of our patients and families so much better," said Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. “This is what many of us have been long waiting for to enhance the lives of our patients and families."
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