Duette Double Balloon Foley Catheter from Poiesis Medical
This advanced urinary drainage system is designed with patients and the integrity of their bladder in mind. Double Balloon – Central drainage eyes – Decreased risk of CAUTIs
Poiesis Medical LLC was founded by Dr. Wiita and his son, Gregory Wiita, a pair of experienced entrepreneurs with a demonstrated ability to develop market leading positions in the medical device field. Prior to founding Poiesis Medical LLC, the Wiitas’ operated the second largest Brachytherapy company in the United States. As veterans of the industry, they bring a wealth of experience and past success to a new and innovative company.
After studying the medical industry and hospital acquired infection trends, Catheter Attributed Urinary Catheter Infections (CAUTI) is one of the only infections to remain mostly unchanged. There was a realization that the downfalls related to the design of a traditional Foley catheter could be the cause of these infections. Research through studies found that the catheter tip and drainage eye were the primary cause of damage within the bladder.
The Duette™ features three unique design elements that differentiate it from the Foley design while keeping the insertion technique relatively unchanged:
- A second distal balloon, which is placed on the catheter tip. Once inflated results in a rounded tip instead of the pointed tip on a Foley.
- The Duette™ positioned its drainage eyes between the two balloons instead of being totally exposed like on a Foley.
- The Duette™ is inserted and removed similar to a standard Foley catheter. As a result, it requires little new training of medical personnel.
With these key design features, the Duette™ is intended to address adverse events associated with Foley catheterization, including:
- Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder lining)
- Chronic irritation of the bladder, which has been shown to increase the risk of bladder cancer between 8-10 percent
- CAUTI and UTIs
- Blockage of urine
- Penetration and perforation of the bladder wall
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Patient pain levels during catheterization