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2012-09-04 11:39:11

A novel antimicrobial catheter that remains infection-free for up to twelve weeks could dramatically improve the lives of long-term catheter users. The scientists who have developed the new technology are presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a catheter that can kill most urinary bacteria, including most strains of Proteus bacteria — the most common...

2012-08-15 14:21:29

FLORIDA, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Poiesis Medical has unveiled the first urinary catheter designed to address the risks associated with urinary catheterization. The traditional Foley catheters used today are clinically proven to cause trauma to the bladder; creating significant complications such as cystitis, hematuria, CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infections), and in long term catheter users, an increased risk of bladder cancer. The CDC estimates CAUTI alone...

2012-07-30 06:25:38

BOTHELL, Wash., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(®) Inc. announced today new free, online CAUTI prevention educational materials for healthcare providers at http://verathon.com/products/bladderscan/cauti-zero. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO) These comprehensive materials include an easy-to-remember CAUTI bundle in poster and animated form, instructional videos with Diane Newman, a renowned expert on urinary issues, an interactive timeline with...

2012-05-18 06:25:29

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced it will be showcasing  its advanced medical coating capabilities, including its SilverCoat(TM) Antimicrobial Silicone Foley Catheter as well as its recently FDA cleared IV Clear(TM) antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing  from May 19(th) to May 23(rd) at the American Urological Association 2012 Annual...

2011-10-04 09:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buying medical supplies and equipment has never been more difficult. With hundreds of online markets calling for the best deals on medical products, it has become unreal to identify real value. The need for something innovative, comfortable, a positive experience - everything the online world can deliver today, was unmet for far too long. Bright Medical is exactly the specialized online marketplace to fill the gap. Just because of its unique...

2011-06-19 00:00:03

Catheters, drainage bags among hundreds of new products for online medical supplies distributor. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2011 ORSupply.com, the largest online marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices, now offers a line of Rusch catheters and urology equipment. The site's new urology offerings include several types of Foley catheters and Intermittent catheters, plus drainage bags and catheter kits. The catheter supplies are manufactured by Rusch, a Teleflex Medical...

2009-09-21 13:37:00

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM) today announced that the Company's FemSoft(R) Insert has been approved for inclusion in Part IX of the UK Drug Tariff as a prescription product which is reimbursable. There are no other products listed in the Drug Tariff specifically for managing female stress urinary incontinence, and the Company believes that for many women this will be a very welcome addition that offers a discreet,...

2009-09-03 08:00:00

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM) today announced the introduction of its Strata brands of Foley catheters. This new Foley product line features proprietary comfort layered technology. The company's StrataSI(TM) catheter is all-silicone, while the StrataNF(TM) version includes a nitrofurazone anti-infective matrix within the silicone. Commenting on the new StrataSI(TM) and StrataNF(TM) catheters, Rochester Medical's CEO...

2009-03-09 11:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading cause of infections in hospitals can be dramatically reduced, says a recent study from Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC). The program, cheap and easy to implement, is sparking intrigue among medical experts across California. HPMC is the first acute care facility to successfully limit its reliance on an invasive technique for collecting patient urine, currently under increased scrutiny for causing deadly infections in...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary incontinence or retention. Backed by Coloplast Corp., members of Congress and the incontinence care community, the new policy eliminates...