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Cook introduces new resection electrode range to improve speed and safety

Cook : 23 April, 2007  (New Product)
Cook Urology has introduced a full line of resection electrodes for urological procedures such as Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)...
Cook offers five different types of electrodes that are compatible with all major brands of resectoscopes.

The full line of electrodes enables effective prostatic or bladder tissue removal with minimal bleeding, increased visibility and decreased procedure time.

TURP is the gold standard treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate, which affects the ability of urine to pass from the bladder.

An enlarged prostate is a common problem, especially in men over 40 and more than 80 percent of cases are diagnosed in men over 65.

TURBT is the most common procedure for treating bladder tumours.

Bladder cancer accounts for 90 percent of urinary tract cancers.

It is the fourth most prevalent cancer in men and the ninth most prevalent in women.

The full list of resection electrodes from Cook Urology includes:

- Cutting Loop - The temperature-resistant tungsten wire cutting loop is hand-crafted and considered to be the 'gold standard' for TURP.

- Coagulating Perforated Resector - The resector's patented design provides a 40 percent greater coagulation zone than standard cutting loops and performs cutting and coagulation simultaneously during tissue resection .

The device creates improved visability, reduces procedure time and produces high quality pathology chips.

The resector also reduces intraoperative bleeding.

- Dimpled Vaporisation Roller - The dimpled roller vapourises tissue by converting moisture into steam.

The device offers a smoother area of vapourisation than a grooved roller while its patented design provides deep-tissue coagulation.

- Roller Ball and Roller Barrel - The roller ball and roller barrel are used for coagulation and ablation of soft tissue in the bladder and prostate.
The roller ball may also be used for endometrial ablation in the uterus.

- Collings Knife - The Collings knife allows urologists access to all areas of the prostate and is most commonly used for ureteral meatotomy and transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP).

'The Cook resection electrodes are a specially crafted set of instruments designed with a patient's comfort and the urologist's medical challenges in mind, enabling a safe and quick procedure ,' said Jerry French, senior vice president and global strategic business unit leader for Cook Medical's urology division.

'Our introduction of the full line of resection electrodes again confirms Cook's commitment to patients as we constantly strive to improve urologic and prostate health'.
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