Whether you currently own an mcompass® Anorectal Manometry system or are considering adding this device to your practice, we have some very exciting news. Petite catheters are now available. These petite catheters are ideal for pediatric patients and small adults.
About Petite Catheters
These new disposable catheters are the same high-quality design but are now petite in size. The smaller balloon design allows the catheter to be used in the tiniest patients. Allowing physicians to now treat and diagnose numerous lower GI problems in children in-house.
5% of all children’s visits to pediatricians nationwide involve constipation—a significant number demonstrating that physicians need to be able to diagnose and treat GI-related issues in pediatric patients in-house.
With the new petite catheters, you can diagnose lower gastrointestinal disorders in children quickly and accurately. mcompass® utilizes a soft-tip catheter with quick and efficient testing to make testing as comfortable for a child as possible.
This 5-channel catheter is designed with a short distal tip, shorter functional length, and a smaller diameter rectal balloon. With mcompass, you can easily diagnose and optimize treatment planning for Hirschprung’s disease, fecal incontinence, and chronic constipation.
Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Biofeedback Therapy
Not only can the device be used to diagnose GI issues in children, but it can also be used for treating certain problems like chronic constipation, soiling, and seepage through biofeedback therapy.
Mary Alice Dombrowski, APRN-CFNP, DNP, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, states, “When the problem lasts weeks, months, and years and fecal soiling is involved, biofeedback therapy can make a dramatic difference,” she notes. “The Medspira mcompass® biofeedback system works hand in hand with the company’s anorectal manometry device and has been extremely effective in helping young patients understand and coordinate the muscles involved in defecation, putting them quickly and effectively on the road to recovery.”
You can learn more about Dombrowski’s experience with the device by visiting, “Biofeedback Therapy for Chronic Childhood Constipation”.
Learn More About Pediatric Anorectal Manometry
Anorectal Manometry can be done in-office in as little as 15 minutes. The system is portable with little to no cleanup as the catheters are disposable. Not only will your patients find it more convenient to simply go to their regular physician’s office, but you can expect to grow your practice and increase revenue.