By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventors Daniel, Geoffrey A. (Crystal, MN); El-Hage, Fernando (Brooklyn Park, MN); Poucher, Neal (North Oaks, MN), filed on April 16, 2014, was made available online on April 9, 2015, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.
This patent application is assigned to Coloplast A/S.
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Urinary incontinence affects about 200 million people worldwide and about 25 million people in the US. Urinary incontinence in women can be associated with a prolapse of one or more pelvic organs, which can arise from a weakness in the tissues/muscle of the pelvic floor. Urinary incontinence in men can arise after surgical treatment of the prostate glade, which treatment can include removal or weakening of the prostatic sphincter associated with the urinary urethra.
"One treatment for urinary incontinence includes placing an artificial sphincter around a circumference of a portion of the urethra. The artificial sphincter operates to compress the urethra to selectively coapt or stop the flow of urine through the urethra, thus providing the user with a continent state. The artificial sphincter can be activated to an open position by the user, which opens the urethra and allows the user to selectively pass urine.
"Surgeons and patients would welcome advances in the treatment of urinary incontinence."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "One aspect provides a surgical system adapted for dissection of tissue around an organ or around a lumen. The surgical system includes a tissue dissection tool and a catheter. The tissue dissection tool includes a shaft connected between a handle and a tissue dissection head. At least the tissue dissection head of the tissue dissection tool is magnetized to a first polarity. The catheter is insertable into the organ or the lumen, with a wall of the catheter magnetized to the first polarity. When the catheter is inserted into the organ or the lumen, the first polarity of the catheter is configured to repel the first polarity of the tissue dissection head of the tool away from the catheter and away from in the urethra.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The accompanying drawings are included to provide a further understanding of embodiments and are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification. The drawings illustrate embodiments and together with the description serve to explain principles of embodiments. Other embodiments and many of the intended advantages of embodiments will be readily appreciated as they become better understood by reference to the following detailed description. The elements of the drawings are not necessarily to scale relative to each other. Like reference numerals designate corresponding similar parts.
"FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) system implanted in the urogenital region of a male patient.
"FIG. 2 is a schematic view of one embodiment of a surgical system operable to place a cuff of an AUS system into a patient.
"FIG. 3 is a perspective view of one embodiment of a surgical system operable to dissect tissue away from a blind posterior location of the patient.
"FIG. 4A-FIG. 4C are embodiments of a catheter of a surgical system operable to place a cuff of an AUS system into a patient.
"FIG. 5A is a cross-sectional view of one embodiment of a catheter of a surgical system.
"FIG. 5B is a cross-sectional view of one embodiment of a catheter of a surgical system.
"FIGS. 6-14 are schematic views of embodiments of the implantation of an AUS system in the urogenital region of the patient assisted by the surgical system illustrated in FIG. 3.
"FIG. 15 is a top view of one embodiment of a kit of parts including a catheter, a dissection tool, and instructions for use."
URL and more information on this patent application, see: Daniel, Geoffrey A.; El-Hage, Fernando; Poucher, Neal. Surgical System for and a Method of Dissection of Tissue Away from an Organ Or Body Lumen. Filed April 16, 2014 and posted April 9, 2015. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=1397&p=28&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20150402.PD.&OS=PD/20150402&RS=PD/20150402
Keywords for this news article include: Surgery, Urology, Gastroenterology, Operative Surgical Procedures.
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