Cook Medical has a long history working with pioneers and innovators to develop products that are beneficial to both patients and clinicians. For Women’s History Month and beyond, we celebrate our current and past partnerships with women who made a difference.
- Clinicians who developed the product: Amy Thurmond, MD and Josef Rösch, MD
- What the product is used for:Intended to be used through a uterine access device for fluoroscopic selective catheterization of the proximal fallopian tubes and injection of contrast medium in the evaluation of tubal patency.
Rösch-Thurmond Fallopian Tube Catheterization Set was the first product developed and approved for fallopian tube recanalization. Dr. Thurmond is a pioneer in the reproductive health space.
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- Clinician who developed the product: Marguerite Shepard, MD
- What the product is used for: Used for the introduction of washed spermatozoa into the uterine cavity.
“Dr. Shepard partnered with Engineering to develop the Shepard Intrauterine Insemination Catheter Set that is still used today. I know over the years, she has been a brilliant resource for women’s health and IVF knowledge.”
Lynn Nolte, global product manager, Reproductive Health, MedSurg division
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- Clinicians who developed product: Kay Quick, NPand Alan P. Thal, MD
- What the product is used for: Intended for percutaneous introduction of a chest tube for pleural fluid drainage.
“The Thal-Quick Chest Tube has been the go-to, minimally invasive pleural drainage catheter for pulmonologists and Critical Care physicians for over 30 years. Available globally, this has been further highlighted by physicians choosing it to help sick COVID patients in the ICU these past 12 months.”
Zoe Sharp, global product manager, Critical Care, MedSurg division
For more information about the Thal-Quick Chest Tube, visit the product page https://www.cookmedical.com/products/cc_tqts_webds/
In addition to specific products that were developed by women, components of Cook products were also developed by women. For example, some catheters have what is known as the Roberts modification. This modification was developed by Anne Roberts, MD.
We are thankful for the many women who have given their time, talents and lives to the betterment of patient outcomes around the world.