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Victor L Poirier, Warren C Clay, Benedict D T Daly: Percutaneous access device. Thermedics, TMCA Foundation, Herbert E Messenger, January 30, 1990: US04897081 (655 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a percutaneous access device (PAD) for long-term skin penetration and use as an access port in the body of a patient. The buttonlike device includes a flat skirt for subdermal anchoring of the PAD and a neck through which a tube may extend for transmission of materials to or from the bo ...


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Victor L Poirier, Kurt A Dasse, Mark A Bowen, Benedict D T Daly: Peritoneal access catheter. Thermedics, Lorusso & Loud, December 12, 1989: US04886502 (82 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an improved peritoneal access system for providing repeated, long term access through the peritoneum, as for patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. The system includes a catheter tube extending through an implantable percutaneous access device (PAD) formed of a cylindrical neck and a ...


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William J Robinson, Victor L Poirier, Benedict D T Daly: Apparatus for assisting circulation of blood. Thermo Electron Corporation, Herbert E Messenger, James L Neal, December 23, 1980: US04240409 (40 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for mechanically assisting circulation of blood in a patient for periods of up to a week or two until the patient's heart strengthens sufficiently to take over the full workload. The circulatory assist device includes a valveless pump with a flexible bladder, a pneumatic drive ...