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2012-09-18 10:25:09

TEQUESTA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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...

2012-09-06 10:11:32

U-M analysis shows that Medicare policy to withhold payments for catheter-associated urinary tract infections during hospital stays rarely changed payment Aiming to cut expenses and improve care, a 2008 Medicare policy stopped paying hospitals extra to treat some preventable, hospital-acquired conditions — including urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients after bladder catheters are placed. But a statewide analysis by the University of Michigan shows there was very little...

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...

2012-05-08 02:28:14

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The statistics are alarming! One in twenty patients will be infected with a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) with over one-hundred-thousand deaths this year from infections such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, inadequate aseptic techniques during intravenous or urinary catheter insertion or surgical procedures, and ventilator-associated pneumonia at an annual hospital cost in excess of 30 billion...

2012-03-27 13:53:41

A new catheter coating that reduces bacterial attachment to its surface is being developed by scientists who are reporting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. The antimicrobial coating could eventually be applied to other medical implants to reduce infection which would provide significant socioeconomic benefits to the NHS. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for 25% of all hospital infections and cost the NHS around £125...

2012-01-25 12:45:00

Urinary Catheter Market to See Strong Growth through 2018 According to a Recent iData Research Report Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. urological device market was valued at over $3.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach almost $6 billion by 2018. The fastest-growing segment in the urological device market in 2011 was the market for...

2012-01-18 17:40:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Urinary tract infections account for nearly 40 percent of hospital-acquired infections in acute care hospitals, triggering increased hospital costs and higher patient morbidity and mortality rates. Compounding the toll of these infections, Medicaid, Medicare and many other payers no longer reimburse costs related to treatment because of their presumed preventability. A new American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Practice...

2011-12-08 22:07:32

University of Michigan Health System and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center study shows no-payment rule may not be enough to keep patients safe Hospitals are working harder than ever to prevent hospital-acquired infections, but a nationwide survey shows few are aggressively combating the most common one — catheter-associated urinary tract infections. In the survey by the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center, as many as...

2011-06-28 14:35:21

Infection rate drops at Nebraska hospital after initiating new protocols Nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff, all working together at a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most prevalent type of infection acquired in healthcare settings. The interdisciplinary team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, one of the largest...


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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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