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2010-08-10 08:00:00

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc., a worldwide leader in surgical care, has announced the availability of the GYNECARE TVT EXACT(TM) Continence System in the United States. GYNECARE TVT EXACT(TM) is a new minimally invasive surgical tool used in an outpatient setting for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a condition that affects one in three women in the U.S.(1). The product's integrated system offers an ergonomically designed handle to improve...

2010-07-13 14:28:58

Bladder cancer "coaches," or people who have gone through treatment for the disease, may help current patients cope with their diagnosis and manage treatment, said a health researcher from Baylor College of Medicine. "Because medical information can be complex, doctors may have difficulty relaying information about treatment procedures in a way that their patients understand," said Dr. David Latini, assistant professor in the Scott Department of Urology at BCM (www.bcm.edu/urology). "As a...

2010-07-13 14:25:51

A new imaging agent used during standard imaging procedures may help physicians spot bladder cancer in its earlier stages, said a bladder oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. This is significant because bladder cancer clinicians and researchers say early detection of bladder cancer is key to survival. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved (June 2010) a new imaging agent that can be used during a cystoscopy to help clinicians spot bladder cancer in an earlier stage,...

2010-07-13 14:13:14

Men over the age of 60 who have smoked for at least 20 years are being asked to participate in a bladder cancer screening study at Baylor College of Medicine. Currently, there is no established screening method for bladder cancer. "We want to find a way to detect the cancer early enough to cure it," said Dr. Seth P. Lerner, professor in the Scott Department of Urology and the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at BCM and the lead investigator of the BCM site. "There are good data to...

2010-05-28 20:23:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cysview(TM) (hexaminolevulinate HCl) for the detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. Cysview is an optical imaging agent indicated for use in the cystoscopic detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary cancer of the bladder among patients...

2010-03-10 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NYSE: Amex UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced the introduction of a newly designed endoscopic injection needle that can be used in conjunction with the system used to inject Macroplastique®. Macroplastique is a soft-tissue urethral bulking agent used to treat adult female stress urinary...

2010-03-04 08:31:52

Research looks at reducing costs, maximizing sensitivity HOUSTON - In a new study from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, researchers found that cystoscopy, the standard for screening for recurrence of early-stage bladder cancer, is a cost-effective method of detecting tumors. Adding other tests to cystoscopy increases the cost, as well as the number of false positives that may result in emotional distress and unnecessary procedures, the investigators include. The study...

2010-01-26 11:42:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- After a week of trial in front of Judge Donald O'Brien, a urologist tendered his $1-million insurance policy on January 20, 2010, to settle a wrongful death case with the family of a deceased man arising out of the physician's failure to timely diagnose bladder cancer. In Russell v. Norris, M.D. and Northwest Suburban Urologists, Ltd. (Case no. 06 L 3887), Carmen Russell and Daniel Russell, Jr., the wife and son of Daniel Russell, reached a settlement with...

2009-06-09 10:59:32

Botox is well known for its cosmetic uses, but researchers have now found that it can also significantly improve people's quality of life if they suffer from another problem that increases with age, an overactive bladder (OAB).A study published in the June issue of BJU International shows that patients who had Botox injections to control bladder problems reported significant improvements in their lives as well as their symptoms for at least 24 weeks.UK urologists from Guy's Hospital and...

2008-09-03 18:00:00

By DR. MARA HOLTON After toilet training, individuals hold urine and empty their bladders at will. However, many adults experience incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine. Symptoms vary from minimal leakage requiring almost no behavior modification to continuous and significant leakage that can be physically and socially crippling. Some patients experience incontinence with sudden "urges" for the need to void; some with abdominal strain. In other people, this leakage occurs...


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Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

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