Researchers pilot'itty bitty' device for earlier ovarian cancer detection
This study will help establish a baseline of the range of what ' normal ' looks like. "In the future, with FDA approval, the team ' s goal is to use the device to image fallopian tubes in patients with a high cancer risk. While it will likely be several years before the device is FDA approved, manufactured and available on the market, this milestone represents a critical step forward in a process that has been over a decade in the making – and could ultimately change ovarian cancer screening protocols forever.The work to develop a clinical translation of the device has beenfunded by the U.S. Army since 2018. Barton also ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Falloposcopic tuboplasty: an easy, quick, and safe technique
To describe our simplified technique for falloposcopic tuboplasty (FT) and demonstrate its principle and results. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 15, 2021 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Yukiko Takaya, Takumi Takeuchi, Masakazu Doshida, Yasuhiro Ohara, Tomomoto Ishikawa Tags: Video Source Type: research

UA Researchers Make Next Move in Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
With a grant from the U.S. Army, the UA ' s Jennifer Barton is continuing research into a disposable falloposcope to detect early-stage ovarian cancer. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emily Dieckman, UA College of Engineering Source Type: research

Development of a new tubal recanalization method using the combination of hysteroscope and laparoscope in the treatment of obstructed fallopian tubes
The Falloposcopic tuboplasty (FT) catheter system for the reconstructive surgery was developed to treat the obstruction of the fallopian tubes. Using this treatment the fallopian tubes can be recanalized and many natural pregnancies have been achieved. However, the fact that a visual confirmation that the catheter has been properly inserted in the fallopian tube is not so easy and the short durability of the catheter are the weak points of this method. In order to overcome these problems we developed a new strategy to conduct reconstructive surgery of the tubes using a combination of hysteroscope and laparoscope. (Source: ...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - August 31, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: A. Tanaka, M. Nagayoshi, I. Tanaka, T. Miki, T. Yamaguchi Tags: Poster session Source Type: research

Future research and developments in hysteroscopy
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2015 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Author(s): Francois Closon , Togas Tulandi Hysteroscopy has become an important tool to evaluate intrauterine pathology. In most cases, the pathology can be diagnosed and treated in the office or outpatient setting. The ability to use normal saline as a distending medium allows the procedure to be performed using bipolar energy. During hysteroscopic myomectomy, visualization can remain unobstructed with the use of a hysteroscopic morcellator. Its use is also associated with decreased oper...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 6, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Optical Imaging Falloposcope for Minimally Invasive Ovarian Cancer Detection
To develop a multi-modal endoscope to screen the human Fallopian tubes and ovaries for ovarian cancer. (Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology)
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - October 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: M.R. Keenan, T. Tate, E. Swan, J. Black, U. Utzinger, J.K. Barton Source Type: research