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Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device

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Dates
2001
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downw…
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Accession Number
003008002 a-d
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Devices, Female
Description
A long thin single-piece cardboard box (a) containing a Flexi-T 300 intrauterine device (d) in plastic packaging with a paper backing (b); IUD is made from cyllindrical white polyethylene formed into the shape of a T with a small round knob at the top and bottom of the post and arms that curl downward toward its centre; post is wrapped in tightly-coiled copper wire which also holds the top of a long blue filament to the post; applicator is a clear plastic tube with black graduations on the side; the top of the IUD sticks out of one end of the tube and the filament extends from the other end; filament is held to the outside of the tube with a blue plastic attachment which can slide up and down; also included in the box is a folded paper instruction sheet (c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - plastic packaging - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - paper instructions - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm
d - IUD - Size: Length 19.2 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Robert Reid at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Prosan International B.V.
Site Made (City)
Arnhem
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
2001
Date Remarks
Instructions indicate a five-year shelf life; expiration date on package is 2006
Material
paper: white, blue
plastic: white, clear, black, blue
metal: red
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Graduations on the side of applicator are denoted at "4", "7" and "10"; front of box: "PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; right side of box: "Flexi~T 300 [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] [hourglass shape with grains in the bottom] 2006_05 ["LOT" in a rectangle] 01E11"; back of box: "patented product // PROSAN // female health care // Flexi~T 300 Intrauterine contraceptive device // to be inserted by a physician only [triangle with an exclamation point inside it] // COPPER IUD // CE0344"; left side of box: "Flexi~T 300 manufactured by Prosan International B.V. // IJsselburcht 3 - 6825 BS Arnhem - the Netherlands"; top of box: "Flexi~T 300"; on flap: Art.nr. 123070 Rev. 01"; bottom of box: "Flexi~T 300"; back of plastic packaging: "To be opened by // physician only // [exclamation mark inside a triangle] // ["LOT" in a rectangle] // 01E1 // [image of an hourglass with all grains in the bottom] // 2006-05 // Flexi-T 300 // ["STERILE
R" inside a rectangle] // CE0344 // Patented Product // Prosan International // IJaawlburcht 3 // 6825 BS Arnhem // Tel: +31 26 365 33 63 // Fax: +31 26 365 33 69 // The Netherlands // REF: 123074 Rev.02 // [the number 2 in a circle with a diagonal line through it] // PEEL HERE // [arrow pointing downward]"; instruction sheet front: "Flexi~T 300/200 // intrauterine contraceptive device // PROSAN // female health care // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PHYSICIAN // [images depicting how to insert the IUD] // DESCRIPTION // The Flexi-T is an intrauterine device made of polyethylene mixed with barium sulfate which makes it visible to X-ray. [...] // The simple one-hand "push-in" technique requires neither sterile gloves nor a plunger. [...] // The design of the Flexi-T is based on data obtained through extensive in vivo measurements of the transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the // uterine cavities in thousands of fertile women of all age and parity groups, resulting in an optimal compatibility. The shape of the Flexi-T avoids // irritation of the uterine mucosa and provides a "fundus seeking" and anti-expulsive mechanism (fig. 8). // INDICATION // Intrauterine contraceptive device for parous and nulliparous women. Postcoital interception. // MODE OF ACTION // [...] // TIME OF INSERTION // [...] // DURATION OF USE // [...]"; back of information sheet: "INSERTION PROCEDURE // [...] // REMOVAL // [...] // CONTRA-INDICATIONS // [...] // WARNINGS // [...] // SIDE EFFECTS // [...] // CHECK // [...] // INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USER // [...] // PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS // [...] // LEGAL CATEGORY CE 0344 // [...] // PACKAGING // Each blister contains one sterile IUD. // Expiry date is indicated on the package. When stored in a dry place // at room temperature the maximum shelf life is 5 years. // Cartons containing: 1 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // 10 x 1 sterile Flexi-T // art. nr. 125011 Rev. 04, Juli 2001"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
Little wear to box; instruction sheet creased at one corner; IUD in good condition; packaging opened; thin paper peeled away from plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Research Facts
Inserted into the uterus to prevent conception; the polyethylene in the IUD is mixed with barium sulfate to make it visible on X-rays.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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capillary dialyzer

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Dates
1990
circa 1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Renal Dialysis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Nephrology
Accession Number
998020042
Description
Hemoflow F4 capillary dialyzer for hemodialysis, which consists of a cylindrical clear plastic hollow tube with round screw-on caps at both ends; the caps have been glued in place and have short cylindrical pieces on top with ends that twist off to allow access to a small round opening in the tube;…
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Accession Number
998020042
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Renal Dialysis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Nephrology
MeSH Heading
Hemofiltration -- instrumentation
Hemodialysis -- instrumentation
Renal Insufficiency -- therapy
Nephrology -- instrumentation
Description
Hemoflow F4 capillary dialyzer for hemodialysis, which consists of a cylindrical clear plastic hollow tube with round screw-on caps at both ends; the caps have been glued in place and have short cylindrical pieces on top with ends that twist off to allow access to a small round opening in the tube; the tube is filled with thousands of white fibers that run the length of the tube; the outside front of the tube has a paper label stuck to it; this label has printed manufacturing information on it; the back top and bottom of the tube has attached small hollow cylindrical pieces of tubing coming out from the tube; these pieces are open at the unattached ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Renal Dialysis Unit at Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Fresenius AG
Site Made (City)
Bad Homburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Date Remarks
Sterilized in January 1990
Material
plastic: clear; brown
fibers: white
paper: white
Inscriptions
The label on the front reads, "Fresenius // Hemoflow // F4 // Hollow Fiber Dialyzer // Ethylene oxide sterilized. For single use only. // Refer to instructions. // Batch Number AAF 174 // Date of sterilization 01.90 // Expiration date 30.06.92 [in German, English, French, and Spanish] // Fresenius AG . Bad Homburg // D-6380 Bad Homburg v.d.H. // Postfach 1480 . Tel. 06171/60-0 // 7503591 /01"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.5 cm. x Width: 4.3 cm. x Depth: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The dialyzer arrived sealed in a paper and plastic envelope and has never been used; all parts are
complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Peter Morrin
Research Facts
Also called a hollow fibre dialyzer
Images
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