New Urology Products & Services

July 1, 2011

The newest urology products and services from SRS Medical, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Centocor Ortho Biotech, Boston Scientific, Bostwick Laboratories, GE Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Urodynamics system includesnoninvasive voiding pressure test

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

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

Prostate Ca agent approved for men who have received prior chemo

Horsham, PA-The oral androgen biosynthesis inhibitor abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA) was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in men who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel (Taxotere). The drug is taken once daily in combination with prednisone. Results of a pivotal phase III study showed that treatment with abiraterone in combination with prednisone resulted in a 35% reduction in the risk of death (p<.0001) and a 3.9-month difference in median survival compared to placebo plus prednisone. The most common adverse reactions (≥5%) in the study were joint swelling or discomfort, hypokalemia, edema, muscle discomfort, hot flush, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, cough, hypertension, arrhythmia, urinary frequency, nocturia, dyspepsia, and upper respiratory tract infection.

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

iPad app allows physicians to illustrate urologic conditions

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