Introducing IRRAflow®

A fundamental redesign of fluid management technology developed by leading neurosurgeons, the IRRAflow system demonstrates a significant technological step forward compared to other currently available treatment options. IRRAflow’s transformational technology provides a controlled fluid exchange system that allows the neurosurgeon to therapeutically treat intracranial pressure and CSF drainage.

IRRAflow System

IRRAflow consists of a control unit and disposables (dual-lumen catheter and tube set) to offer four fully integrated and synchronized functions:

Fluid Exchange System

Fluid exchange system with an irrigating pump and drainage mechanism that interact with a dual-lumen catheter to both supply and evacuate fluid from the body. The system is also synchronized to monitor local body cavity pressure within a preprogrammed range.

Monitoring and Measuring System
for Intracranial Pressure

Monitoring and measuring system for intracranial pressure based on a method that uses a fluid column for accuracy and reliability.

Safety Alarms

Safety alarms that can be customized for each patient and are activated when the pressure is higher or lower than the preprogrammed range.

Programmable Periodic Irrigation

Programmable periodic irrigation prevents blockage of the catheter and associated surgical complications.

Dual-lumen catheter with active irrigation with CSF drainage
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Intelligent Digital Pump enables Automated Irrigation
Dual-lumen catheter with active irrigation with CSF drainage
pump-graphic
Intelligent Digital Pump enables Automated Irrigation

Dual-Lumen Catheter

With its use of a patented dual-lumen catheter design, IRRAflow allows the user to transition from passive drainage to a therapeutic treatment with active fluid management. Utilizing this dual-lumen design enables periodic flushing of the catheter tip.  In doing so, it virtually eliminates catheter occlusion, which can occur up to 40%1 of the time.

irraflow-catheter

1. Fargen KM, Hoh BL, Neal D, O’Connor T, Rivera-Zengotita M, Murad GJ. The burden and risk factors of ventriculostomy occlusion in a high-volume cerebrovascular practice: results of an ongoing prospective database. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015:1-8

irraflow-catheter

Active Fluid Exchange

By ensuring the catheter remains unobstructed, the physician can treat the patient effectively with greater confidence.

1. Fargen KM, Hoh BL, Neal D, O’Connor T, Rivera-Zengotita M, Murad GJ. The burden and risk factors of ventriculostomy occlusion in a high-volume cerebrovascular practice: results of an ongoing prospective database. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015:1-8