New Urology Products & Services

January 1, 2010

New products and services from Medison, RemedyMD, BSU Enterprises, Inc., Cook Medical, and Medtronic, Inc.

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

Prostate cancer registry collects data for clinicians, researchers

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

Bedside device stores urine for nocturia, frequency patients

Flossmoor, IL-The BedSide Urinal, a portable bedside fluid storage device, allows patients with nocturia or other forms of frequency to urinate without leaving their bed. The device can accommodate men and women, is easy to use, and has no side effects, according to BSU Enterprises, Inc., the device's manufacturer.

For more information, visit http://www.bsu-enterprises.com/.

New tools are designed to improve common laparoscopic procedures

Bloomington, IN-Cook Medical has introduced new uterine manipulator/injector (UMI) and UMI-Loc products, which are designed to improve laparoscopic procedures during the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and similar disorders. The UMI-Loc features a friction-grip locking mechanism that slides into the proper position and secures the catheter, while making the repositioning simple and safe. The UMI products are disposable and feature catheter markings to gauge accurate placement.

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

Educational site launched for patients with OAB

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

Joint Committee releases updated cancer staging manual

Chicago-The American Joint Committee on Cancer recently released the seventh edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. Published by Springer, the manual is designed to help physicians and health care professionals uniformly describe and report cancer. It includes evidence-based criteria for the staging of cancer for 52 anatomic primary sites and the definitions of tumor, lymph node involvement, and metastasis.

For more information, visit http://www.cancerstaging.net/.

Clinical software package is available for use with smartphone

San Mateo, CA-Epocrates, Inc.'s Essentials, a clinical software suite, is now available as an application for the BlackBerry smartphone. Essentials is used at the point of care to support clinical decisions from diagnosis to treatment. It includes hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests, an infectious disease treatment guide with empiric and specific treatment recommendations, thousands of peer-reviewed disease topics, and more. The Essentials package also can be downloaded to Palm, Windows Mobile, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.

For more information, visit http://www.epocrates.com/products/essentials/.