From the AUA meeting in Houston comes an announcement about Swedish Prostalund‘s new CoreTherm probe for benign prostatic hypertrophy. The probe uses microwaves to heat the overgrown prostate:
Prostalund®, Inc., a Swedish developer and manufacturer of medical devices, today announced its unique CoreTherm® medical device that utilizes minimally invasive, temperature-controlled, microwave thermotherapy to treat an enlarged prostate (BPH – benign prostatic hyperplasia), which affects millions of men in the U.S. CoreTherm effectively treats patients in 10-15 minutes, produces results equivalent to surgery, and is safer than surgery with significantly fewer serious adverse events. Because CoreTherm only requires a local anesthetic and is administered on an outpatient basis, it is especially beneficial for patients at greater risk for a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia.
The CoreTherm has many intriguing features, including cell-kill calculation software and something called a “semi-automatic stub tuner.”
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