BRANFORD, Conn., Oct. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CASM) (CASMED), a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, is exhibiting its next generation FORE-SIGHT ELITE™ Cerebral Oximetry product at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, being held October 12-16, 2013, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Company representatives will be on hand at Booth No. 1027 to demonstrate the improved features and benefits of the ELITE.
"The theme of this year's ASA annual meeting – 'Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety' – certainly is in keeping with the role cerebral oximetry plays in a surgical setting, and several presentations during the event reflect increasing recognition of the risk of oxygen desaturation and the importance of cerebral monitoring," said Thomas M. Patton, President and Chief Executive Officer of CASMED. "With several thousand anesthesiologists expected to attend the meeting, it is an excellent opportunity to continue educating the clinical community and expand our market opportunity."
The FORE-SIGHT ELITE is lighter and more portable than the prior model and includes several important new features for customers, such as ability to monitor four channels of patient information; a larger, higher contrast viewing screen; and intuitive touch-screen controls. A revolutionary system using five wavelengths of light to interrogate tissue under the sensor allows the ELITE to measure oxygenation at levels of accuracy previously not seen.
In addition to the eight courses and sessions being offered on different applications and aspects of cerebral oximetry and brain monitoring, the following posters will be presented on Sunday, October 13:
Cerebral Oximetry and Recovery in Thoracic Surgery, Monique Roberts, et.al., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC, NY, USA (A2030). This study shows that inter-operative cerebral desaturations for patients undergoing thoracic surgery (which occurred in 45% of the patients studied) had slower physiologic, cognitive, and emotional recoveries, and were more likely to suffer from delirium post-operatively.
Multimodal Blood Conservation Reduces Intraoperative Transfusion in a Community- Based Cardiac SurgeryPractice, Brooker, et.al., Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL, USA (A2275.) This report shows that using FORE-SIGHT as a guide to trigger blood transfusions, within a wider program to limit blood product usage, resulted in an 82% reduction in units of blood per patient.
About CASMED® – Monitoring What's Vital
CASMED is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring. The Company's FORE-SIGHT® Absolute Cerebral Oximeter provides a highly accurate, non-invasive, continuous measurement of absolute cerebral tissue oxygen saturation. Direct monitoring of tissue oxygenation provides a superior and powerful tool to alert clinicians to otherwise unrecognized and dangerously low levels of oxygenation of the brain and other tissues, thereby allowing them to intervene appropriately in the care of their patients. In addition to FORE-SIGHT Oximeters and accessories, the Company provides a line of bedside patient vital signs monitoring products, proprietary non-invasive blood pressure monitoring solutions for OEM use, neonatal intensive care supplies, and service. CASMED products are designed to provide unique monitoring solutions that are vital to patient care. For more information regarding CASMED, visit the Company's website at www.casmed.com.
About The American Society of Anesthesiologists
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research, and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.
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