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2009-09-11 13:07:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Enox Biopharma, Inc., a medical-device company, dedicated to the commercializing of a unique drug eluting technology for preventing microbial infections associated with certain medical devices, announced today that it will present full details of the successful development of the self-sterilizing urinary catheters at the 2009 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) which convenes in San Francisco,...

2008-12-18 13:55:00

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM) today announced the introduction of Magic3(TM), its new line of intermittent urinary catheters. Featuring advanced and proprietary m3 technology, Magic3 catheters are the first intermittent catheters created and crafted from a composition of three distinct functional layers. Each of the three all-silicone laminates is uniquely formulated to independently address a particular product...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to offer a free Infection Prevention Information Kit designed to help hospitals implement strategies to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs). As of October 1, 2008, Medicare no longer will reimburse for treatment of preventable nosocomial CA-UTIs.(1) This important regulatory change means hospitals may face significant cost increases based on reduced reimbursements for CA-UTIs contracted during a...

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...

2008-07-08 15:00:56

Covalon Technologies Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: COV) is pleased to announce that it has reached a significant milestone in its research as part of a Development Agreement with one of the world's largest vascular access device companies. Under the terms of the $200,000 Development Agreement, specific research has been undertaken into the commercialization of Covalon's antimicrobial coating platform on blood contacting catheters. Covalon has achieved the production of a unique vascular access...

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2008-02-19 18:05:00

WASHINGTON - It's a new way to push for patient safety: Don't pay hospitals when they commit certain errors. Medicare will start hitting hospitals where it hurts in October, and other insurers are hot on the trail. That has the nation's hospitals exploring innovative programs to prevent injury and infection: Hand-washing spies. Surgical sponges that sound an alarm if left in the body. Even a room sterilizer that promises to wipe out bacteria left lurking on bedrails. "Money talks," says...

2005-07-29 14:48:08

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Millions of hospital patients could be spared the humiliation and infection risk that come with a urine-collecting catheter, a new study finds, if hospitals used a simple reminder system to prompt doctors to remove the devices after two days. About 25 percent of hospital patients at any given time have urinary catheters -- and a substantial proportion of patients have them much longer than they really need them, experts say. This greatly raises their risk of getting a...


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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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.