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Gentherm Announces Acquisition of Etratech; Provides Platform for Continued Growth and Diversification of Product Portfolio

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Nov 2, 2017 1:45:00 PM

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentherm (NASDAQ-GS:THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced today it has acquired Etratech Enterprises, Inc. for approximately US$64 million in an all cash transaction. Etratech, based in Burlington, Canada, specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced electronic controls and control systems for the Automotive, RV and Marine, Security, Medical and other industries. Etratech's capabilities help OEM customers rapidly innovate and bring new technologies to market.

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Why Invest in Preventive Maintenance Service for Patient Temperature Management?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data was accumulated during a nine-year study of elective surgical cases. For those of us who work in or manage operating rooms, the results were stunning:

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management, Preventive Maintenance

Determining the Economic Value of Preventive Maintenance in Hospitals

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every preventive maintenance program is tailored to protect patients, keep equipment in good working order to maintain reliable operation, reduce the risk of injury to end users and avoid costly, unscheduled repairs. A factor which is critical to healthcare facilities is the cost of maintenance vs. the cost of downtime.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Equipment Downtime in the OR: What is the Cost?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about boiler rooms or surgical theaters, hypotheses regarding the causes of equipment downtime are not industry-specific. Debates about preventive maintenance (PM) are equally generic:

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

NTM Infection: A Perfusionist’s Point of View

By CSZ Medical On Aug 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM

CSZ, A Gentherm Company, has recently initiated a podcast series entitled, Sub-Zero, A Patient Temperature Podcast. It is designed to address current issues impacting patient temperature control activities and to help enlighten healthcare professionals, and the healthcare facilities they work in, regarding topics associated with providing therapeutic patient temperature control.

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Topics: NTM Infections

Clinical Benefits of Establishing Normothermia For Your OR Patient

By CSZ Medical On Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

During OR procedures, it can be common for the patient's body temperature to fall. Reasons can include the effects of anesthetics, the use of cool IV fluids, low OR temperatures and patient exposure while lying on a cool operating table. This can be significant for a patient’s health as the consequences of unintended hypothermia can include medical complications, longer recovery times and higher mortality.

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Topics: Normothermia

CSZ Heater-Cooler Survey Results Summary

By CSZ Medical On May 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Cincinnati Sub-Zero, manufacturer of the Hemotherm® CE, conducted a virtual survey of perfusionists by inviting them to respond to an online survey regarding their experiences with heater-cooler units. 

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Topics: Heater-Cooler Devices

How Your Heater-Cooler Device May Be Ejecting NTM into the OR

By CSZ Medical On Feb 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As indicated in this recently published FDA Executive Summary, NTM (nontuberculous mycobacteria) has been detected in patients who were treated using a heater-cooler device for cardio-pulmonary by-pass. Even though the FDA found that the incidents were primarily related to units supplied by one particular manufacturer, the possibility exists that mycobacterium chimaera could be present in other units.

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Topics: NTM

NTM Infections and Heater-Cooler Devices in the OR

By CSZ Medical On Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It was 2015 when the airborne transmission of NTM - nontuberculous mycobacterium from heater/cooler units used in open-heart chest surgery were cited as the cause of postoperative infection. The FDA issued its safety warning October 15, 2015 “…to heighten awareness about infections associated with heater-cooler devices and steps health care providers and health facilities can take to mitigate risks to patients.”

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Topics: Heater-Cooler Devices, NTM Infections

Overview of Patient Temperature Management During CP Bypass Surgery

By CSZ Medical On Feb 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is necessary for several OR procedures; Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, FASE says the use of low temperatures protects and preserves organ function, but “…the actual target temperature… and the strategies used to obtain that temperature and rewarm from it have undergone considerable revision in recent years.” Overall, there has been a lack of cohesive evidence-based guidelines for temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass, until now.

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management