Testimonials from medical professionals
who have examined our prototype of the Illumitube
U.C.S.F.: Dr. Harold Borrero, Director, UCSF CPR Center:
May 17, 2001
"I have received some initial feedback from some of the anesthesia residents and they feel the concept of a lighted tube is great and could potentially replace the standard endotracheal tube".
"I would also like to be considered as a very strong advocate of this concept and as an expert in the area of resuscitation, I would be willing to speak on the product benefit and potential of saving lives."
San Francisco Fire Dept: Capt. Austin M. Dito, Ret.
February 6, 2003
"Just a follow-up after the Illumitube prototype demos I gave at the Presidio on Feb. 4. The overall level of interest was very high. The concept of lighted intubation tubes was generally thought to be a great idea to assist inbeing successful on the first attempt, especially under adverse conditions such as darkened rooms, hallways and at night out in the field."
"Chief Bob Navarro was very interested in the tube for emergency disaster use in confined spaces and multicasualty conditions."
"The simple fact that Dr. Mashal Issacs, Director of EMS for the SFFD, offered to have the San Francisco Fire Department field test the Illumitube was proof alone on how he felt after my prototype demonstration."
San Francisco Fire Dept: Capt. Thomas Ryan, Ret.
March 5, 2003
"During my 34 years of service in the SFFD, I had occastion to observe and participate in numerous medical emergencies requiring patient intubation in some of the most difficult circumstances. Lighting is one of the circumstances that made intubation especially difficult in the field. The addition of a non-invasive light source to the intubation tube is a splended idea and will, I believe, significantly increase the success rate of intubations outside the hospital environment."
San Francisco Fire Dept: Dr. Marshal Isaacs, M.D., FACEP, EMS Medical Director SFFD, Clincal Professor of Medicine, U.C.S.F.
Feb. 10, 2003
"I recently had the opportunity to examine a prototype of the Illumitube device. I believe this is a promising new adjunct for the performance of endotracheal intubation. The San Francisco Fire Department would be interested in discussing the potential for performing a field study (by paramedics) of the Illumitube once FDA approval is secured."
U.C.S.D., Dr. Stephen R. Hayden, M.D., Director of Emergency Medicine; Editor JEM
Feb. 06, 2003
"...looks promising. I will take them to an upcoming cadaver lab and try them out..."