Tag: Urology

Quick Urine Test for Metabolic Precursors of Kidney Stones

Researchers from Penn State and Stanford University have developed a 30-minute urine test to measure levels of substances that can contribute to kidney stone formation. The test could help patients to find out if they are prone to developing kidney stones or to monitor their progress in avoiding kidney stone formation through treatment or dietary [ (Read more...)

aScope 4 Cysto Disposable Cystoscope Released by Ambu

Ambu, a Danish company, is releasing a single-use flexible cystoscope. Used for visualization within the bladder during diagnostic and interventional procedures, the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto comes ready to go in its sterile packaging and is disposed of once a procedure is complete. There is no reprocessing involved, the device doesn’t need to be r (Read more...)

Soft Actuator and Sensor for Underactive Bladder Treatment

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a soft sensor and actuator to monitor bladder volume and help empty it on-demand. The device is intended to be implanted on the bladder surface during a surgical procedure to treat patients who cannot completely empty their bladders voluntarily. Patients can suffer from an underacti (Read more...)

Xenoscope Disposable 5mm Laparoscope FDA Cleared

Xenocor, a Salt Lake City company, won FDA clearance for its Xenoscope 5mm articulating disposable laparoscope. The device requires no sterilization re-processing between procedures and is thrown away after it’s used, avoiding the necessity for servicing contracts. The entire system being quite compact, it doesn’t need its own large ima (Read more...)

New Non-Toxic, Printable Biomedical Material Developed

Synthetic dry elastomers are polymeric materials that feature cross-linked networks that form into random and unordered shapes and textures. These materials have a host of properties that are applicable in biomedicine, but the randomness of their internal structures at different scales makes it difficult to actually use these elastomers. Now, resea (Read more...)

Serenno System Unveiled for Continuous Kidney Monitoring

Serenno Medical, an Israeli firm, has unveiled its Sentinel automatic device for monitoring and detecting kidney damage. Designed for use within the hospital, the Sentinel works by continuously measuring urine output and volume to help detect cases of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). These days, nurses typically manually measure the amount of urine a pat (Read more...)

Mindray’s New High End Point of Care Ultrasound

Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and anesthesia, features a large color touchscreen, fluid management features, needle guidance toolkit, and electronic medical records connectivity. The company claims that the fluid measure (Read more...)

Wearable Premature Ejaculation Therapy Device

Morari Medical, a Minnesota firm, claims to have developed a wearable, smartphone controlled device for treating premature ejaculation (PE). A prototype of the device was shown off at CES 2020, although there were no demonstrations of its capabilities. The device uses neuromodulation to mediate the signals passing between the brain and nerves withi (Read more...)

InterStim Micro Neurostimulator and SureScan MRI Leads Cleared in Europe for Incontinence Control

Medtronic won EU regulatory clearance to introduce its InterStim Micro neurostimulator and InterStim SureScan MRI leads. The devices are used to deliver sacral neuromodulation therapy to treat overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. The InterStim Micro is a much tinier version of Medtronic’s InterS (Read more...)

Smartphone Camera Test for Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a simple point-of-care test for urinary tract infections that uses a smartphone camera. The system can rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in urine samples and could guide doctors in their decision to prescribe antibiotics, ensuring appropriate patient care and avoiding the overuse of antimicr (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils New RS85 Prestige Ultrasound System

At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and improve diagnostic accuracy. So-called “Crystal Architecture” within the RS85 Prestige r (Read more...)

National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry and At-Home Living Donor Testing Kit: Interview with David Fleming, President and CEO of DLA

The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (FMCF), which is the nonprofit arm of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), has teamed up with Donate Life America (DLA), another non-profit, to create a universal living donor kidney registry and at-home living donor testing kits. Approximately 30 million people in the United States are affected by kid (Read more...)

Siemens Healthineers Unveil SOMATOM X.cite Premium CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance and is releasing its brand new SOMATOM X.cite premium single-source CT scanner. The device, along with a high-end X-ray tube and other enhancements, features the company’s new myExam Companion technology that can intelligently adapt each scan to optimize a number of variables. The system asks a number of (Read more...)