FAQ 2017-05-19T20:38:45+00:00

Cure Medical – FAQ

Cure Medical in partnership with Liger Medical is focused on providing cutting edge medical equipment and solutions for the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer.

Questions and Answers:

A. Literature studies have validated that the outcome clinical efficacy is as good or better with thermocoagulation™ as compared to freezing. Refer to Duncan’s studies as shown in Dolman’s meta-analysis in the website educational section. The Cure Medical (Liger) thermocoagulator™ uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to reach and maintain the treatment tip accurately at temperature within 0.2°C.

A. They are the same, cold coagulation is a misnomer as it uses heat to cause tissue destruction.

A.   The time of 20 seconds and 100°C is the standard used by Duncan in his original work (see references).  The treatment time is shown by each blue LED turning off as ¼ of the time is up, and also an audio sound given).  When all blue LED’s are off the treatment cycle is completed.

A.  Standard treatment of 20 seconds at 100°C has been tested on 50 applications before the low battery charge comes on. On body temperature cervical tissue, more cycles could be experienced. If more than one site on the same patient’s cervix is performed, this needs to be taken into account. When the low battery LED indicator comes on, there still is sufficient energy left in the battery to finish that treatment.

A. The Instructions for use as validated with the FDA and separate laboratory testing for High Level Disinfection recommends disinfecting with ~2% glutaraldehyde (see IFU manual). However, in places in developing countries they follow their own guidelines for disinfection of cryogenic probes with an alcohol wipe down or soak. The probes have also been qualified for gravimetric autoclave (see IFU manual), but this will reduce their reusable life.

A. No, they are identical, the protective boot on the base of the battery can be moved to either battery. The batteries can be recharged in a couple of hours.

A. Studies in Chicken breast show a depth just over 5 mm. Duncan’s studies showed this setting was adequate and the overlapping treatment to cover the total lesions was good.

Yes, see the the attached document.  

Yes, see the the attached document.  

A. The thermocoagulator™ is quicker, easier and simpler to use.  The thermocoagulator™ procedure is approximately 20 seconds per treatment as compared to cryotherapy which requires 11 minutes per treatment.  The thermocoagulator™ has easy to use rechargeable batteries that use minimal energy, whereas cryogenic requires costly replacement gas cylinders.

Customer Testimonials

“The procedure went well. The 19 mm probe works well and I used it for 2-3 application as the cervix was bulky. The heating time, timer, etc. works well and cervix appears exactly how it appears after treatment with cold coagulation.”

Smyta Joshi, MD Hirabai Hospital Pune, India

After treating a patient in North Vietnam, she excitedly said: ” I am hopeful to use the TC in Vietnam. I hope for the new therapy, I spoke to my MOH and was approved for a 600 plus woman study”.

Dr. Dzung, Director Reproductive Health, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

“I just used the tc for CIN2-3, I only had to do one cycle, it was great, so smooth. My patient asked me to thank you for making the device so much better than cryo!!!

-Dr. Heather Jackson, Family Practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

“It is durable, very portable, the short treatment period makes it very user friendly for both clients and providers.”

-Chalwa Hamusimbi, RN, University of Zambia, Zambia, Africa

“Very convenient, and user friendly.”

-Susan Muzimo Banda, RN, University of Zambia, Zambia, Africa

“They are both RN’s and were the first two nurses I hired when setting up the cervical cancer screening program back in 2005. Between the two of them they have screened well over 40,000 women, or more and treated thousands with cryo. When I gave them the Liger and they used it they both ran into my office with huge smiles on their faces and were singing the instruments’ graces, as if someone had finally thought of them instead of creating something and forcing them to make it fit their situation.”

-Groesbeck P. Parham, MD, Professor, Honorary Consultant, University of Zambia

I took delivery of a package for our Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre, Battor.  Really light devices!  Cervical cancer screening and treatment will never be the same again in Battor/Ghana!  Simplified! Mobile services becoming more and more available.   No need to carry large gas cylinders.

Dr. Kofi Effah , Procurement Unit, Ghana Health Service. Accra.

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