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Squibb Introduces Halciderm® for Treatment of Common Dermatoses
Halciderm® Cream 0.1%, for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses such as contact, atopic, eczematous and neurodermatitis, has been introduced by E.R. Squibb 8cSons, Inc.
Patient compliance is enhanced by the unique Halciderm oil in water emulsifying base. It is a greaseless, nonstaining emollient that vanishes promptly upon application without the excessive drying effect associated with many creams. This base hydrates like an ointment, soothes and softens the skin and minimizes any burning sensation on application.
The new Squibb prescription topical steroid contains halcinonide, 100% in solution for maximum penetration at the lesion site. Halcinonide is one of the most effective compounds for the treatment of most dermatoses.
The compound helps reduce inflammation while rapidly relieving itching. In addition, the compound is self-preserved in propylene glycol and contains no known sensitizing agent.
Halciderm is available in 15, 30 and 60 gm tubes from E.R. Squibb & Sons, a leading pharmaceuticals producer. Other dermatological products from Squibb include Halog® and Kenalog®. For information write: Squibb, Box 4000, Princeton, New Jersey Ö8540.
The Throat-E-Vac is a first-aid device for the emergency relief of a complete throat blockage in both children and adults, when manual methods of extraction have failed. This unit is quick, safe and easy-to-use.
Each year there are thousands of recorded choking deaths in the United States and many more of such fatalities are probably unrecorded. The term "cafe coronary" has been coined to describe the cause of death of the person who has died from choking on food. The victim cannot breathe, cannot speak, and usually will be unconscious within two minutes-brain damage and death will follow in six or eight minutes.
For several reasons the manual methods many times are not effective in relieving the blockage. The Throat-EVac has the capability of removing a complete blockage with efficiency and control, ft works by reducing the air pressure in the oral cavity to less than that in the lungs and the pressure in the lungs pushes out the obstruction. The Throat-E-Vac utilizes the world-famous Mityvac hand-held vacuum pump. Between five to ten inches of vacuum usually will remove a complete blockage; however, the vacuum pump has been designed to produce up to 25 inches of vacuum. The Throat-E-Vac is manufactured and marketed by Neward Enterprises.
For more information write: Neward Enterprises, 9251 Archibald Avenue, Cucaraonga, California 91730; or telephone:^! 4) 987-8975.
New Product Protects Skin under Dressings and Appliances
A new product, "Shield-Skin" Protective Dressing Wipes has been announced by the Mentor Corporation. Each individual packet contains a swab saturated with a waterproof compound which protects skin under dressings, ostomy appliances, splints, casts, and other occlusive materials. "Shield-Skin" dries completely and quickly to a clear smooth surface.
According to the manufacturer, this product has superior elasticity which enables it to move with the skin for greater protection. This elasticity prevents the protective dressing from cracking as the skin is flexed.
In addition to protecting the skin from irritation, "Shield-Skin" enhances the holding power of adhesive tapes and appliance cements while forming a barrier to digestive juices, perspiration, and other irritants.
"Shield-Skin" Protective Dressing Wipes are available from most ostomy and surgical dealers in boxes of 50 packets. For dealer listings, prices, and other information, write to Mentor Corporation, Depts SS, 1499 West River Road North, Minneapolis. Minnesota 55411.
New Telemetry Unit Offered by Litton Medical Electronics
A new. state-of-the-art telemetry unit for patient monitoring has been introduced by Litton Medical Electronics.
The new unit functions with existing central stations or with Litton's recently introduced low cost central station family, SM 251/253. When telemetry is added, the hardwired connections are removed as the patient becomes ambulatory and switches to telemetry. The changeover is simple, quick, and dependable. the company says.
Features of the Litton telemetry include:
- Ten-day battery life;
- Battery test button;
- Lightweight, high sensitivity transmitter;
- Low noise, no cross talk;
- One mv calibration; and
- Crystal controlled for reliability.
A central recorder "start" button and "nurse call" button are optional on the transmitter. Litton's central stations also provide alarms for weak signals, loose leads, or low battery output problems.
For more information, write or phone Litton Medical Electronics, 777 Nicholas Blvd. Elk Grove Village. IL 60007; or telephone (800) 323-6613.