- Deltex Medical - the global leader in oesophageal Doppler monitoring - is delighted with the excellent results its dedicated trainer programme has helped deliver at a leading US hospital.

Doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, presented the results from introduction of ODM as a quality improvement initiative in colorectal surgery at the 2015 meeting of the American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

ODM was one of the main changes made to introduce an enhanced recovery approach to surgery. Results highlights included:

· 18.5% of patients discharged on day two after surgery (historic control: 1.7% of patients discharged on day two)

· 25% reduction in both median and mean length of stay

· >80% reductions in both post-operative cardiac events and wound infections

· earlier return to diet and bowel function

Based on these results, the hospital's leadership has recommended making the enhanced recovery protocols, including ODM, the default protocol for all colorectal surgeries, with the potential to expand into other surgical areas such as urology and gynaecology.

Deltex Medical's chief executive, Ewan Phillips, said: "We are delighted that our dedicated trainer programme has helped deliver excellent results from such a high calibre and renowned US hospital as Brigham and Women's. This convergence of our US platform and market development programmes is important validation of our focused strategy to build our US business towards future national roll-out."

At 8:54am: [LON:DEMG] Deltex Medical Group PLC share price was +0.5p at 7p

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