Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
The latest products and services from Lambert Academic Publishing, the AUA, United Guardian, and SpryPublishing.
Ultrasonic surgical device seals vessels up to 7 mm in size
Cincinnati-Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its HARMONIC ACE +7 Shears with advanced hemostasis. The HARMONIC ACE+ 7 is the first ultrasonic surgical device indicated to seal vessels up to and including 7 mm, according to Ethicon. HARMONIC ACE +7 is designed for use in numerous procedures and specialties, including urology, gynecology, and general, colorectal, bariatric, and thoracic surgery, enhancing surgeons’ ability to handle multiple jobs with superior precision. The company says the new HARMONIC ACE+ 7 is best suited for cases that require dissection, mobilization, and large vessel sealing.
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Book covers evaluation, treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence
Saarbrücken, Germany-The book "Post Prostatectomy Incontinence - A Clinical Guide," edited by urologist Ajay Singla, MD, covers the pathophysiology and the office evaluation for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. All chapters are written by world-renowned experts on the subject, according to publisher Lambert Academic Publishing. The book provides a detailed description of the most commonly performed surgical procedures as well as nonsurgical treatments for this condition. Tips, troubleshooting, and advice on managing complications are also included.
For more information, visit www.lap-publishing.com.
AUA app positions guidelines for primary care clinicians
Linthicum, MD-The AUA has released a new version of its Guidelines-At-A-Glance app that is specifically targeted to primary care providers. Much like the Guidelines-At-A-Glance app for urologists, this new version contains essential information from many AUA guidelines and best practice statements, but summarized and formatted explicitly for primary care clinicians. The development of the summaries was coordinated mainly by primary care clinicians and reviewed by the original panel chairs. The app is available for download free of charge at the Apple and Google Play app stores.
For more information, visit www.auanet.org.
Irrigation product for indwelling catheters back on the market
Hauppage, NY-Renacidin Irrigation (Citric Acid, Glucono delta-Lactone, and Magnesium Carbonate) is once again available after a series of manufacturing issues resulted in the product being unavailable for over a year, according to United-Guardian, Inc., the product’s marketer. Renacidin Irrigation is used primarily to prevent and dissolve calcifications in indwelling catheters to keep them free flowing. It is also approved for use in dissolving certain types of kidney stones. Production of Renacidin Irrigation had been temporarily suspended due to regulatory and manufacturing issues experienced by United’s contract manufacturer. United said that the issues have been resolved and that shipments of the agent were scheduled to resume last November.
For more information, visit www.u-g.com.
Prostate cancer book seeks to clarify options, guide discussions
Ann Arbor, MI-"Redefining Prostate Cancer: An Innovative Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment," is a new book that aims to help patients sort through prostate cancer research and technological advancements so that they can clearly understand the options available to them and to guide discussions with their physicians. Each chapter in the book includes questions and answers and a discussion guide for upcoming physician visits, according to publisher SpryPublishing. The book was written by physicians representing internal medicine, urology, and radiology: Steven Lamm, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, and Dan Sperling, MD.
For more information, visit www.sprypub.com.
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