New Products & Services

August 15, 2008

New Products & Services

Minneapolis-Urologix, Inc.'s CTC Advance microwave thermotherapy catheter is easy to insert, improves flexibility by 72%, and increases the cooled surface area proximal to the treatment area by 50% over the company's current CTC microwave catheter for greater patient comfort during treatment. The device works with the company's CoolWave and Targis cooled microwave thermotherapy control units, which are designed for in-office treatment of BPH.

For more information, visit http://www.urologix.com/.

Flexible video cystoscope offers superior image quality

System warms large volumes of irrigation fluids

Eden Prairie, MN-Arizant Healthcare's Ranger irrigation fluid warming system uses dry heat technology to maintain the temperature of irrigation fluids during surgical and post-surgical delivery to the patient. SmartHeat technology prevents hot spots and overheated fluids; audio and visual alarms alert users to temperature fluctuations outside normal range. The system eliminates the risks of nosocomial pathogens associated with water bath-based warmers. Features include a sterile packaged patient line, ability to adapt to flow rates of 0 to 865 mL/min, and a universal clamp that fits standard IV poles and 2-inch-square irrigation panels.

Noninvasive unit diagnoses bladder outlet obstruction

Redmond, WA-The UroCuff CT300, from SRS Medical, permits noninvasive diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction in men with good bladder contractility who present with lower urinary tract symptoms after transurethral resection of the prostate. The penile cuff is fitted to the patient, who voids into an integral uroflow instrument. An estimate of isovolumetric bladder pressure and a measurement of maximum flow rate allow categorization into either "obstructed," "nonobstructed," or "diagnostically uncertain" groups.

For more information, visit http://www.srsmedical.com/.