New Products & Services

April 1, 2005

Irvine, CA-- The Pathway Ureteral Access Device from Onset Medical allows minimally invasive ureteral access in a manner that is less traumatic to both the kidney and ureteral tract. The device, which recently received FDA approval, is designed to eliminate a number of surgical maneuvers.

New ureteral access sheath gains FDA approval Irvine, CA-The Pathway Ureteral Access Device from Onset Medical allows minimally invasive ureteral access in a manner that is less traumatic to both the kidney and ureteral tract. The device, which recently received FDA approval, is designed to eliminate a number of surgical maneuvers.

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

The OneStep can be used by patients at home or in physicians' offices.

In 5 minutes, elevated levels of PSA as low as 4.0 ng/mL are detected. The test has a relative sensitivity of 100% and relative specificity of 98.5%, according to Early Detect.

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

FDA approves generic levofloxacin tablets Jerusalem, Israel-The FDA has granted final approval for Teva Pharmaceutical's generic levofloxacin tablets, 750 mg. Teva said it also expects to receive final approval for levofloxacin tablets in 250-mg and 500-mg strengths.

Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic indicated for the treatment of complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infection, acute pyelonephritis, and chronic bacterial prostatitis.

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

Web site simplifies ordering of business cards, stationery Scottsdale, AZ-American Business Card has launched a completely updated web site designed to simplify online ordering of its medical products and services, including business cards, magnets, recall cards, and post cards. The site allows users to select the design they want, which products they want to order, customize their information, and order online.

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

Patient fact sheets now available on the web Pitman, NJ-The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates has put its educational fact sheets online for free download. The nine fact sheets were previously available only to member urologic health care providers but now can be accessed by anyone.

SUNA felt that allowing wider access to the fact sheets would help patients and promote better overall urologic health care. The fact sheets cover the topics of BPH, chlamydia, genital warts, interstitial cystitis, kidney stones, local estrogen replacement for urinary incontinence related to urogenital atrophy, overactive bladder, prostatitis, and urinary tract infections.

For more information, visit http://www.suna.org/.