Active-Link is a medical device used to assist with recovery from gut surgery for patients who have received a loop ileostomy or side-by-side double barrell stoma.
It utilises the concept of chyme reinfusion to pump the fluid from within the ostomy bag back into the gut through the distal stoma.
Intermittently by the patient when they want to pump the contents of the bag into their gut. For example, every few hours, before they exercise, go to bed etc. However, every 2 to 3 hours seems the standard
This comes down to the volume of contents of the bag but 200mL of fluid will generally be pumped in 1-2 minutes
Currently Active-Link is not available for those under 16 years of age. Watch this space.
The pump has 5 power settings that can be used to accomodate different viscosities of chyme.
Active-Link Development Stage
Active-Link is currently going through FDA and CE clearances and is classed as a class II-B medical device.