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Introducing a New Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Course image

Introducing a New Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Course March 13, 2017 – Dover NH – Back by popular demand, The Prometheus Group is excited offer Professional Development Courses for Nurses & Physicians This two day course will provide a comprehensive review of pelvic floor disorders and rehabilitation treatments.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of equipment for augmenting these interventions.  Presentation of case studies will be part of the course. Course instructor, Diane Newman, DNP, is a Biofeedback Certified Continence Specialist with over 30 years experience.  She is an expert in the assessment and management of pelvic-floor dysfunction in men and women. Two locations are currently being offered: June 23-24, 2017 – Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL September 29-30 – Miami ...

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360˚Endorectal Ultrasound image

360˚Endorectal Ultrasound  Endorectal ultrasound is yet another diagnostic tool able to be used in the assessment and management of patients with fecal incontinence.  It can detect external and internal anal sphincter defects in these patients confirming what may be seen following an Anorectal Manometry diagnostic study.   It can assess and evaluate the structure of the sphincter muscle and surrounding tissue. There is little to no preparation for an Endorectal Ultrasound to be performed.  The patient is placed in the left lateral decubitus position.  A condom filled with ultrasound conductive gel is placed over the ultrasound transducer and is lubricated with gel and then gently inserted into the anal canal.  The 360˚ Endorectal Ultrasound is relatively well-tolerated by most patients. Endorectal  ultrasound ...

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The Prometheus Group® to unveil new product at CSM in San Antonio image

The Prometheus Group® to unveil new product at CSM in San Antonio The Prometheus Group® is excited to announce the addition of a new product this year at CSM.  Visit us at Booth #519 and let us introduce you to Pathway® Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging system. Richard Poore, President, said: “We feel that this new product is what the pelvic muscle and orthopedic clinicians have been asking for.  The patient benefits of ultrasound imaging are well documented and this is the logical next step for our Pathway® family of products.  Cost effective and PC based, our hope is that the Pathway® Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging system will make this technology more accessible.” About The Prometheus Group®: The Prometheus Group®, established in 1990, ...

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Diagnostic Hysteroscopy image

The positive predictive value (PPV) of diagnostic hysteroscopy vs saline infusion sonography (SIS) for the detection of myomas and polyps in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) has long been debated. Most published studies have concluded that diagnostic hysteroscopy and SIS are relatively equivalent diagnostic tools for the detection of intrautine myomas and polyps. Traditional AUB studies have been based on histologic diagnosis established through either dilatation and curettage (D&C) or blind endometrial biopsy but these diagnostic procedures do not detect all endometrial abnormalities. Only hysteroscopy allows for direct visualization of the uterine cavity and abnormalities can be biopsied immediately. The WiCAM™ Wireless Digital Endoscope Camera & LED Light Source is a game changer for the Infertility/Reproductive Health market place. The (SIS) has long been ...

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WiCAM® Endoscope in Cystoscopy image

The WiCAM® wireless camera system is proving to be a cost effective option for in-office cystoscopy. This procedure can be done both in a hospital or in a physician’s office. Thanks to medical advancements, most patients have the ability to choose where they have the procedure done. The office setting offers a less stressful environment for an already nerve-wracking experience. The vast majority of Urology clinics in the United States have some type of visualization method, even if it is the utilization of “direct vision” through a flexible or rigid scope. The percentage of Urologists using a camera tower to project images to a video monitor is a bit more elusive. I have been very surprised to observe how many ...

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The Educated Consumer image

The Urodynamic market is getting smarter with the aid of the internet.  Customers are becoming  better educated. The urodynamic market place has not grown much over the last two years, as seen by the  lack of competition.   That is, all the more reason for clinicians to do their due diligence. Research on the internet can only lead you to become a better consumer. A simple google search call produce a wealth of information and offer many new options. Allowing better choices for the educated consumer. Written by Ira Witriol Sales Manager The Prometheus Group

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Anorectal Manometry and Paradoxical sEMG Studies image

Anorectal Manometry and Paradoxical sEMG Studies: Electromyography (sEMG) is one of the principal techniques used to evaluate the internal and external sphincters as well as the pelvic floor muscles.  Paradoxical sEMG is used to assess the role of the paradoxical puborectalis contraction during defecation.   The patient is generally placed in the left lateral position.  This study is performed noninvasively by using electromyography (sEMG) surface electrodes.   The active electrodes are placed perianally and a ground electrode is placed on the patient so that the evaluation of the sphincter muscle activity during normal resting and then with sphincter muscle activity during a push (strain) and squeeze maneuvers can be studied. Anorectal Manometry is performed to evaluate patients with constipation and/or ...

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WiCAM® Endoscope Providing Urology Treatment for BPH image

In recent weeks, the WiCAM™ Wireless Digital Endoscope Camera System has provided visualization and camera equipment in support of a new office based Urology treatment for BPH. The company is NxTHERA and the BPH treatment is Rezūm. Rezūm is a transurethral needle ablation* procedure to treat BPH that can be performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. Rezūm uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor (steam) to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular flow, weak stream, straining and getting up at night to urinate. Inside a hand-held device, radiofrequency energy is applied to a few drops of water to create vapor (steam). The water vapor is injected into the prostate tissue that ...

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Urodynamic Equipment image

Urodynamic measurements have been around for many years, not much has changed in how we perform a study. What has changed is how we collect information and transmit information for future analysis and reporting to the medical professional. Reports have become the hallmark of individual equipment manufacturers. Do we receive information overload or too little data?  A concise report makes interpretation easier to read. Reports need to have easy to view layout with easy to read graphics. Reports should be formatted which allow for paperless import into EMR. All data should be backed up daily on Urodynamic Equipment for future review or research applications. Written by Ira Witriol Sales Manager The Prometheus Group

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