New Urology Products & Services

July 1, 2012

The newest urology products and services from the Interstitial Cystitis Network, Wiley-Blackwell, and Medline Industries, Inc.

New app helps urology patients find bladder-friendly foods, beverages

Healdsburg, CA-The Interstitial Cystitis Network recently released a new application called ICN Food List, a searchable database designed to help urology patients choose foods to soothe their urinary discomfort. Developed using published research studies and food lists created by support groups, the database includes more than 250 foods and beverages-including wine, beer, and spirits-and is divided into three categories: bladder friendly, try it, and caution. The app is compatible with the iPhone and iPad and is available for purchase in the iTunes App Store.

Hoboken, NJ-In the textbook Bladder Pathology, a full spectrum of pathologic conditions that afflict the bladder and urothelium are described and illustrated. The volume includes 1,741 high-quality color illustrations and 112 tables to illustrate the wide range of pathologic and clinical features in the urinary tract. It also contains an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and patient management for infectious, neoplastic, and non-neoplastic conditions, according to publisher Wlley-Blackwell.

For more information, visit http://www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell/.

Literature provides men with advice on maintaining prostate health

New York-The Whole Life Prostate Book is a resource providing men with a better understanding of how to prevent and manage prostate symptoms and diseases. Combining first-hand medical experience and knowledge with the latest studies, the book is written under the belief that prostate disorders are frequently misdiagnosed and treated unnecessarily, therefore advocating smarter use of the PSA test and emphasizing nutrition and exercise. According to authors H. Ballentine Carter, MD, and Gerald Secor Couzens, a healthy lifestyle can prevent the development and progression of prostate cancer.

FDA clears medical face mask shown to inactivate flu viruses like H1N1

Mundelein, IL-Medline Industries, Inc.'s BioMask is an antiviral, antimicrobial medical face mask. BioMask expands on the traditional air filter role of a face mask by killing 99.99% of flu viruses within 5 minutes of contact, greatly reducing contamination, according to Medline. Its hydrophilic coating of citric acid, zinc, and copper-all natural and safe-wicks droplets away from the outside surface, while the low pH in citric acid kills viruses on contact. When droplets enter the mask's inner blue layer, the remaining viruses are killed by copper and zinc, which are toxic to pathogens. BioMask is available under the Curad brand name.

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