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In Brief: Kinetic Concepts

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Kinetic Concepts: Launches TriaDyne therapeutic specialty bed for acute care patients with pulmonary complications. Unveiled the week of May 15 at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' Conference in New Orleans, the bed offers motion therapy by simultaneously rotating the patient's upper and lower body in opposite directions to help counteract respiratory and circulatory problems. The bed also offers pulsating air suspension therapy to prevent and treat skin disorders associated with bed-ridden patients. In September 1994, Kinetic Concepts won an $84.8 mil. settlement of a patent infringement suit with Hillenbrand Industries over the bed's technology ("The Gray Sheet" Sept. 26, 1994, In Brief)...

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