New Urology Products & Services


The newest urology products and services from Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., Merck, GE Healthcare, Pacira Pharmaceuticals International, Iris Sample Processing, HealthForce1, Cardinal Health, and the American Urogynecologic Society.

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Web resources help patients adhere to medication

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Online patient forum focuses on individualized cancer treatments

Princeton, NJ-A new online resource from GE Healthcare, focuses on educating cancer patients about molecular-level testing that can identify biomarkers of a particular cancer. The site offers informative videos that aim to answer patients' questions about individualized treatment options, as well as insights from leading medical experts into how molecular-level testing is changing the way cancer is treated. Patients can also learn about their health care teams and their roles in managing cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Local analgesic reduces pain, decreases opioid consumption

San Diego-The FDA recently approved bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension (EXPAREL) for administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. In a pivotal hemorrhoidectomy trial of the medication versus placebo, where all patients with inadequate pain control received opioids for rescue pain relief, bupivacaine liposome showed significant reductions in cumulative pain scores, with an attendant decrease in opioid consumption for up to 72 hours, according to Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Handbag designed to conceal, protect permanent catheter bag

Phoenix-The Designer Bag for Catheter is a protective and decorative covering configured to conceal a permanent catheter and provide individuals who require long-term catherization with a discreet and hygienic covering for the device. Holding the catheter bag itself, the handbag comes in a variety of colors and sizes, can be worn by someone of any age, and is similar in function to an ordinary purse, allowing everyday items to be stored inside it. Another version is made in a hip pouch style, and another can be clipped onto the waistline of the user's slacks, according to developer Invention Resource International.

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