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Custom Built Ostomy Pouches May Be Closer Than You Think

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A small startup company called Lewcardia is raising $5,000 to develop prototypes of its ostomy pouch called Ostomy Freedom.  They use a 3-D scanner to print off a custom fitted ostomy appliance.  Using a smart phone, an individual will download their app to upload images of their stoma to the 3-D printer.  

This sounds very exciting and we will be watching closely for updates!

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AllKare® Adhesive Remover and Protective Barrier Wipes Discontinued by ConvaTec!

That's right.  We didn't believe it either, but having verified it with several sources including ConvaTec it's official that they will only offer the Sensi-Care line of wipes and sprays.  Perhaps it was too much product overlap that spurred ConvaTec to move on slimming their line of wipes? We are not sure.  We do know [...]

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What Causes A Temporary Ostomy?

This is a great question and one that we get asked often.  I was taking a look at an article in the Reno,NV ostomy group newsletter and saw a re-print of a great story by Nancy Brede, RN from the Pacesetter, St Paul, MN.  It's focus was on this topic exactly! Brede identifies four common [...]

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What Type of Ostomy Do I Have?

Ostomy surgery is an intestinal or urinary diversion surgery done as a result of a trauma to the body. An opening in the gastrointestinal or urinary tract is created to provide an alternate route to remove waste from the body. Hundreds of thousands of people have some sort of ostomy and more surgeries [...]

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How an Ileostomy Works

E.R. doc Travis Stork, M.D. explains the digestive system and Crohn's disease and how an ileostomy is utilized.  Source: The Doctors

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Patient's Guide With an Ileostomy or Colostomy

A good article by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a patient guide for ileostomates and colostomates.  It has basic tips for care, nutrition info, and a brief part on lifestyle issues faced by people with ostomy surgery.Link:

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Utah Discount Ostomy Supplies

Whether you just had ostomy surgery and are preparing to be discharged from the hospital or if you've had your stoma for 30 years, Parthenon carries complete lines of ostomy products from manufacturers such as Coloplast, ConvaTec, Hollister, Nu-Hope, and more!  Purchase ostomy supplies at a discount everyday when you buy from Parthenon with our [...]

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Closed Friday July 3 in Observance of Independence Day

Note: Our offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observation of the 4th of July Weekend. Normal business will continue on Monday, July 6th at 8:30AM MST.Orders can be placed on our website for fulfillment starting on Monday July 6.

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What's The Difference Between Suspected Deep Tissue Injuries and Shallow Pressure Ulcers?

Have you ever wondered what's the difference between Suspected Deep Tissue Injuries (DTI) and Shallow Pressure Ulcers?  Here is a brief explanation.Suspected Deep Tissue Injuries (DTI) can be purple in color at the localized area with discolored intact skin or blood filled blister.  Underlying soft tissue may be damaged  from pressure or shear and may [...]

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Tell Others What You Think of Parthenon!

It's our most popular tool for growth and customer retention.  Often we are surprised at how somewhat has found their way to us.  By our customers telling other ostomates, their nurses, and ostomy chapters what they think of us has helped our company grow tremendously!  Frankly we really like it too!  There's is nothing better [...]

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