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Dornier’s New Laser Innovation

Dornier MedTech®, a global medical device company, introduced their latest innovation in laser lithotripsy. Known as the Dornier GentleFlex®, this is a specially-designed ball tip fiber. The Dornier GentleFlex® smooths the passage of the laser fiber through a deflected scope. The Dornier GentleFlex® was revealed at the Annual Congress of the German Society for Urology, held from September 28 to October 1 2016, in Leipzig, Germany.

Bacterial Vaginosis May Increase HIV Acquisition Risk

Bacterial vaginosis may increase the risk for HIV acquisition in women who use hormonal contraception, according to results recently published in AIDS. The researchers found that women who had bacterial vaginosis who also had been receiving injectable or oral contraception medications were at increased risk of contracting HIV from their partners.

A Novel Approach Reveals New Biomarker for CHD

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one cause of death in both men and women. While some metabolic risk factors, such as being diabetic, are more strongly associated with increased risk of CHD in women than in men. Even though metabolic risk factors seem to be stronger in women, few studies have sought metabolic markers of CHD in women. A new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers recently addressed this gap, uncovering a new biomarker for CHD.

Haloperidol: Delirium or survival rates in ICU patients Remain Uneffected

Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.

This was revealed following a three-year, large-scale study among 1,800 patients in 20 Dutch ICUs, headed by Radboud university medical center. The results of this world's largest research project into delirium prevention in the ICU have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Urinary Incontinence: Tension-Free Vaginal Tape was Effective

The aim of the present study was to report the long-term subjective and objective outcomes of women who underwent an R-TVT procedure with a minimum 17-year follow-up, to assess the efficacy and the safety of this procedure. We also sought to investigate the predictive factors potentially involved in the risk of recurrence of SUI and the onset of de novo overactive bladder (OAB).