New Urology Products & Services

May 15, 2012

The newest urology products and services from Olympus, Teleflex, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., and Wiley-Blackwell.

Surgical instruments combine bipolar, ultrasonic energies

Center Valley, PA-The FDA recently granted clearance for the Thunderbeat hand instrument and universal surgical platform. Thunderbeat combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multi-functional hand instrument, allowing surgeons to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 mm in size with minimal thermal spread, according to Olympus, the instrument's manufacturer.

Research Triangle Park, NC-The FloCath Quick Female Catheter kit is an easy-to-use, compact catheter with an integrated saline wetting solution and a handling sheath to aid in insertion. The kit comes with a catheter, insertion supplies, a measured urine collection bag, and a refuse bag for disposal, according to Teleflex Inc., the kit's manufacturer.

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

System maintains patient core body temperature during surgery

Mundelein, IL-Medline Industries, Inc.'s PerfecTemp is a patient warming system that maintains core body temperature during surgery. The system features technologically advanced conductive heating delivered through a high-tech synthetic OR table pad that effectively maintains normal body temperature in anesthetized patients. It also helps hospitals comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Surgical Care Improvement Project measure Inf-10 that states, "Surgical patients should be actively warmed during surgery," according to Medline.

Smartphone application helps CKD patients monitor diet

Boulder, CO-A new smartphone application called KidneyDiet helps chronic kidney disease patients track their intake of potassium, phosphorus, and protein. After meeting with a dietitian, the patient enters their recommended guidelines for the "3 Ps" into the app. When the patient tracks their food intake through the app, it will alert them if they go above their guidelines.

Pediatric robotics text covers training, surgical planning

Hoboken, NJ-Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology: A Comprehensive Guide aims to aid mastery of robotic approaches and improve the care of pediatric patients, according to publisher Wiley-Blackwell. The guide covers training, instrumentation, and physiology; surgical planning and techniques involved; adult reconstructive priniciples applicable to pediatrics; and more.

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