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Aubrey Palestrant: Expandable atherectomy catheter device. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, July 9, 1991: US05030201 (366 worldwide citation)

An expandable atherectomy catheter device includes an expandable cutting head consisting of deformable cutting members to remove an atheroma or blood clot from a blood vessel. The cutting members, consisting of wires or blades, extend parallel to each other and are supported at the distal end of a r ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Percutaneous irrigation and drainage system. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, March 26, 1991: US05002528 (114 worldwide citation)

A closed system for percutaneous irrigation and drainage of cavities containing abscesses, sterile fluid collections or hematomas includes an irrigant reservoir; an irrigation tube connects the reservoir to a first port of a first three-ported connector adapted to fluidically connect two of the thre ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Apparatus and method for wetting hydrophilic-coated guide wires and catheters. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, August 2, 1994: US05334166 (65 worldwide citation)

A wetting device includes absorbent material for wetting the hydrophilic coating of a medical guide wire, catheter, or other medical instrument to minimize friction and to facilitate passage of such medical instrument into a patient's body or through another medical instrument. The absorbent materia ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Apparatus for wetting hydrophilic-coated guide wires and catheters. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 7, 1993: US05242428 (58 worldwide citation)

A wetting device includes absorbent material for wetting the hydrophilic coating of a medical guide wire, catheter, or other medical instrument to minimize friction and to facilitate passage of such medical instrument into a patient's body or through another medical instrument. The absorbent materia ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Apparatus for acquiring soft tissue biopsy specimens. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, February 25, 1992: US05090419 (54 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for acquiring biopsy specimens includes an outer cannula having a bevelled distal end and an opposing proximal end having a Luer-type fitting. A stylet having a like bevelled distal end is inserted within the outer cannula before the cannula is placed within the patient. Foll ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Method for acquiring soft tissue biopsy specimens. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, November 10, 1992: US05161542 (36 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for acquiring biopsy specimens includes an outer cannula having a bevelled distal end and an opposing proximal end having a Luer-type fitting. A stylet having a like bevelled distal end is inserted within the outer cannula before the cannula is placed within the patient. Foll ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Guidance device for C. T. guided drainage and biopsy procedures. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, April 7, 1992: US05102391 (14 worldwide citation)

A guidance device for use in performing C.T. guided needle loaded catheter drainage and needle biopsy procedures includes a needle or catheter support to which the needle or catheter is releasably fastened. A pendulum pivotally depends from a pivot point on the catheter support under the force of gr ...