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The smART+ is a comprehensive modular patient care system intended for ICU patients.
The main purpose of the study is the optimization of the delivery of nutrition.
The use of the smART+ Feeding tube includes a feature of facilitating correct tube placement and alerting when the tube is displaced during ongoing use. The system will automatically stop feeding if displacement is detected. If a massive reflux episode is detected by the system, a balloon located on the tube will automatically inflate and automatic GRV feature will open to prevent gastric content from regurgitating to the esophagus.
In addition to tube placement, the system allows to obtain REE (Resting Energy Expenditure) measurements and calculates the optimized nutritional values required by the patient. Furthermore, the system optimizes feeding by compensating for any lost feeding time or discarded nutritional content that was discarded via the GRV (Gastric Residual Volume).
Study participants will be randomly assigned to a study group:
Group A- ICU patients receiving the investigational device ("Treated"). Group B- Control group.
Not yet recruiting
ART Medical Ltd.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-26T05:42:40-0400
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