Brachytherapy for cervical cancer does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) New research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference from two large international trials, shows that intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy is safe and does not increase the risk of ureteral stricture in cervical cancer patients. Until now, there have been concerns that brachytherapy might increase the risk of this serious, sometimes life-threatening complication, although the treatment itself is associated with better survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does having nitrites in urine mean?
Nitrites appear in the urine when a person has a bacterial infection in their bladder, ureter, or kidneys. Who should be tested for nitrites, and how are they formed? Learn more here. We also describe symptoms of urinary tract and kidney infections, as well as their treatments and possible complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

My hysterectomy resurrection story – Kerry ’ s story
I’m writing this for all the women out there who are facing the prospect of a hysterectomy because this is my hysterectomy resurrection story. Maybe you feel scared of the unknown. Maybe you’ve read some crazy horror stories about the procedure. Maybe (like it was with me) it’s your first ever operation and you’re absolutely petrified. I’m writing this for anyone who has any fears at all because I want to tell you all that it will be ok and will much more than likely not be as bad as you think. It’s difficult to know how to begin my story, other than to marvel on what an incredible journey it’s been. A journe...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health fibroids hysterectomy stories IBS Source Type: news

My hysterectomy resurrection story – Kerry ’ s story
I’m writing this for all the women out there who are facing the prospect of a hysterectomy because this is my hysterectomy resurrection story. Maybe you feel scared of the unknown. Maybe you’ve read some crazy horror stories about the procedure. Maybe (like it was with me) it’s your first ever operation and you’re absolutely petrified. I’m writing this for anyone who has any fears at all because I want to tell you all that it will be ok and will much more than likely not be as bad as you think. It’s difficult to know how to begin my story, other than to marvel on what an incredible journey it’s been. A journe...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health fibroids hysterectomy stories IBS Source Type: news

Tamsulosin Helps With Expulsion Of Larger Distal Ureteral Stones Tamsulosin Helps With Expulsion Of Larger Distal Ureteral Stones
Tamsulosin facilitates the passage of larger distal ureteral stones and relieves renal colic, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More Than $500K in Prizes on the Line for Four Startups
It’s down to just four companies in the 2017 MedTech Innovator $500K Competition, whittled down from a field of almost 600 companies. The finalists, which emerged from the 20-company MedTech Innovator Accelerator, will vie for the top prize next week. Representatives from each company will pitch to an audience and judging panel during a session at The MedTech Conference in San Jose, CA on September 26. The panel of judges, which includes leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Ventures, Becton Dickinson, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, will ask questions before the session audience casts their votes. The medical techn...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Kidney Cancer Renal Pelvis and Ureter
Kidney Cancer: Renal Pelvis and Ureter (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cogentix Medical buys UK-based Genesis Medical
Cogentix Medical (NSDQ:CGNT) said today it acquired London-based Genesis Medical for an undisclosed amount. Genesis Medical produces, sells and markets urology products in the U.K. and operated as the exclusive regional distributor for Cogentix’s PrimeSight endoscopy systems. Cogentix said it purchased all tangible assets of Genesis, and will pay up to an additional $671,560 (GBP £515,000) based on revenue milestones through March 2019. “The purchase of Genesis Medical is our second business development transaction this month and follows our announcement last week of an Endo-Urology product line launch in the...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Cogentix Medical Source Type: news

Cogentix inks deal with Promepla to launch endo-urology devices in US
Cogentix Medical (NSDQ:CGNT) said today it inked a deal with Monaco-based medical device maker Promepla to launch an endo-urology product line within the US. Minneapolis, Minn.-based Cogentix said the slated-to-launch product line includes a full suite of endourological devices including ureteral access sheaths, gravity irrigation lines and nitinol guide wires. “The launch of our endo-urology product line in the U.S. is one of the first steps in executing our business development strategy. Our primary focus for business development has been to add products that can immediately leverage the relationships our U.S. sal...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Cogentix Medical Promepla Source Type: news

Renal Nerves and Blood Pressure
Role of Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) CGRP is a potent vasodilator so it is not surprising ourCGRP Antibody was used in this study. Cust ódio AH, de Lima MC, Vaccari B, Boer PA, Gontijo JAR (2017)Renal sodium handling and blood pressure changes in gestational protein-restricted offspring: Role of renal nerves and ganglia neurokinin expression. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179499. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179499Figure. Comparative expression of SP and CGRP in the renal pelvis of 16-week-old rats. The pictures show a normal distribution of these neurokinins in NP (A and D). In LP offspring, no difference was obse...
Source: Neuromics - July 5, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Blood Pressure CGRP antibody sodium channels Source Type: news

Ureteroscopy, Lithotripsy Have Different Risk-benefit Profile for Upper Ureteral Stones Ureteroscopy, Lithotripsy Have Different Risk-benefit Profile for Upper Ureteral Stones
Ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy have different relative benefits and harms in patients with upper ureteral stones, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Carrying Savanna through her journey with cloacal malformation
When two-year-old Savanna Bluford enters Boston Children’s Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center, she quickly gravitates toward the waiting room’s interactive light board. Sporting pigtails, sparkly sneakers and an angelic smile, the playful toddler’s attention quickly turns to her doctor — the Center’s Co-Director Dr. Belinda Dickie. The two light up with smiles and exchange hugs as if old friends — and that, they are. Savanna was born in South Carolina with a rare and complex birth defect affecting the gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive systems. The condition, called covered cloacal malformatio...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Belinda Dickie cloacal malformation Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center Leonel Rodriguez Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for April 12, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. GE, Hartford Healthcare ink 7-year value based care partnership GE Healthcare said today it is collaborating with Hartford HealthCare to launch a series of value-based healthcare projects over the next 7 years. The companies sa...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Cook Medical recalls select Bush ureteral illuminating caths
Cook Medical this week released information on a select voluntary recall of its Bush DL and Bush SL ureteral illuminating catheter sets over issues with overheating. The Bloomington, Ind.-based company said it has received an increased number of reports of the proximal black component that connects to the distal transparent component overheating and melting, which could potentially cause burns. Cook Medical clarified that it has received no reports of any overheating along the transparent component of the catheter which comes into contact with the patients’ urethra, bladder and ureter. The recall affects Bush DL cath s...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Recalls Urology Cook Medical Source Type: news

From Interventional Radiologist to Medtech CEO: Interview with Dr. Bob Smouse, Founder of BrightWater Medical
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Dr. Bob Smouse has over 20 years of experience in interventional radiology, endovascular surgery and clinical research. In addition to acting as CEO and CMO of BrightWater Medical and teaching at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he provides interventional medical services to local hospitals through Central Illinois Radiology Associates. Dr. Smouse is a medical consultant and scientific advisory board member for a ho...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Smouse Source Type: news