New Products & Services

June 1, 2007

New urology products and services.

Bi-/monopolar surgery unit allows TUR in either mode

Culver City, CA-Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. introduces the Autocon II 400 electrosurgical unit (ESU), which is equipped for mono- and bipolar output to instruments of either sort. Its bipolar C-Cut output permits transurethral resection in saline for reduced obturator nerve stimulation during bladder resection and greater physiologic compatibility. The device is designed for simplified operation and easy upgrading. Storz?s new bipolar resectoscope can be used with this unit. This resectoscope uses the same principles as, and handles like, the monopolar version, but it is equipped with an active electrode for precisely controlled energy and a path for returning current to the generator without the need for a neutral electrode or patient return pad.

For more information, visit www.karlstorz.com.

Comfortable post-vasectomy garment supports, soothes

Round Lake, IL-Vasowear?s new Lycra-and-cotton undergarment was designed by an inventor and a urologist to reduce swelling and to promote recovery after vasectomy. The form-fitting underwear features an inner anti-gravitational shelf that supports the scrotum and an outer pouch that holds a custom-fitted ice pack (garments are shipped with two ice packs). Legs are reinforced for extra support. Order by waist size (M-XL).

For more information, visit www.vasowear.com.

Report guides men on PCa treatment options

Baltimore-A new special report from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, ?Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Prostate Cancer,? provides current information about prostate cancer treatment options and helps men to understand PSA, DRE, Gleason scores, and prostate biopsy results. The report, which can be downloaded digitally, features contributions from a number of Johns Hopkins urologists.

For more information, visit www.hopkinsreports.com/prostate.

Emergency standby power unit is compact, portable

Stamford, CT-The Reassurance Backup Power System from MEDI+Products is a compact, portable unit that activates automatically and ensures 5 hours of continuous electrical service without noise or fumes. The battery-operated unit can be hard wired to the AC source for recharging and to outlets powering equipment. It can be customized to a surgical facility?s specific requirements, and features a wipe-clean stainless steel finish.

For more information, visit www.mediproducts.net/.