New Urology Products & Services

April 1, 2010

Newly available urology products and services.

Touch-sensitive keyboard preventsspread of infection

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

San Antonio- Potassium citrate (Urocit-K 15 mEq) is now available in extended release tablets to help prevent kidney stone recurrence. The tablets provide patients with 50% more potassium citrate than Urocit-K 10 mEq, according to Mission Pharmacal, the drug's manufacturer.

For more information, http://visitwww.missionpharmacal.com/

Generic version of BPH treatmentgranted FDA approval

Hayward, CA-The FDA recently approved the first generic version of tamsulosin hydrochloride for the treatment of BPH. The prescribing information and safety warnings for the generic version of tamsulosin, which is manufactured by IMPAX Laboratories, Inc., are the same as those for the brand-name version.

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

High-definition monitor workswith endoscopes, video laparoscopes

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

Skill kit provides ostomy patientswith post-surgery care information

Chicago- A patient skill kit developed by the Surgical Patient Education Program of the Division of Education of the American College of Surgeons aims to better prepare surgical patients with bladder or colon cancer for their ostomy care post-discharge. The kit is comprehensive and interactive, providing patients with a simple ostomy simulator, sample pouches, a measurement guide, scissors, instruction booklet, a CD-ROM with demonstrations of each skill, and more.

For more information, visit http://www.facs.org/.