New Products & Services

August 1, 2005

New York--Imaging and Urodynamics of the Lower Urinary Tract is a new textbook from publishers Taylor & Francis. The book is a comprehensive reference on lower urinary tract imaging and nonendoscopic assessment, divided into separate sections on the bladder and the urethra.

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

Laser side fire device is approved for BPHIrvine, CA-Trimedyne, Inc.'s VaporMAX Side Firing Laser Fiber has been FDA-approved for use with the company's 80-watt Holmium lasers and Lumenis (Coherent) 60-to 100-Watt Holmium lasers in the treatment of BPH. According to the manufacturer, animal tissue bench testing and published data indicate that this device vaporizes tissue faster and lasts longer than other available products.

New probes designed for use in renal cryoablationIrvine, CA-Endocare, Inc. has introduced five new 1.7-to 3.8-mm diameter right-angle renal probes for open, laparoscopic, or percutaneous procedures. The RenalCryo probes are designed for ergonomic fit and allow users to apply the right size freeze for specific patient needs. Also new is an FDA-approved linear array 7.0-MHz laparoscopic ultrasound probe with color Doppler function as an option to Endocare's Cryocare CS System. The four-way articulating probe plugs into the system and is controlled by the keyboard. Another option to the CS System is the new 2.4-mm cryoprobe for salvage prostate procedures, which forms a smaller ice ball than comparable probes for more precise application in smaller or misshapen glands, the company says.

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

Patient education system offers cancer factsYardley, PA-Resolve patients' concerns about cancer diagnoses with timely, accurate information about 43 types of adult cancer. On-Demand Oncology from Krames is a new module that provides health care facilities with access to 160 of its Health Sheets, peer-reviewed, evidence-based materials. Using straightforward text (available in English and Spanish) and detailed illustrations, the Health Sheets' content also can be personalized with the patient's name and specific instructions.

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

FDA approves generic nocturnal enuresis agentWoodcliff Lake, NJ-Barr Laboratories, Inc. has received FDA approval to market a generic version of desmopressin acetate tablets in 0.1-and 0.2-mg strengths. The agent is indicated for the treatment of primary nocturnal enuresis.

For more information, call 201-930-3303 or 800-222-0190, or visit http://www.barrlabs.com/.

Book and CD aid prostate biopsy interpretationHagerstown, MD-Lippincott Williams & Wilkins introduces the Third Edition of Prostate Biopsy Interpretation, by Jonathan I. Epstein, MD, and Ximing J. Yang, MD, PhD. This updated volume contains state-of-the-art information on the classification, prognosis, and evaluation of lesions and the Gleason grading system. Included is a bonus CD-ROM with 1,700 color images. The product comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

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