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How Innovative Bladder Cancer Treatments Can Help Overcome BCG Shortages
Public HealthBacillus Calmette-Guerin will always be the bladder cancer treatment standard that new treatments will be challenged to meet. What’s needed now, experts say, is a set of comparative trials demonstrating an alternative treatment.
Podcast: Why Bladder Cancer Patients Should Get Vaccinated
Preventing Infection“In terms of the vaccination, there’s really no evidence to suggest that that will interfere with their bladder cancer treatment,” Dr. Seth P. Lerner said on the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast.
Urological Endoscope Manufacturer Issues ‘Urgent’ Recall
Public HealthThe April 1 notice from Karl Storz lists 28 products, including flexible cystoscopes and ureteroscopes. Customers without access to “an appropriate sterilization method” should discontinue their use and return the scopes.
FDA Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes
Patient SafetyOver the last four years, the FDA received more than 450 medical device reports describing post-procedure patient infections or other potential contamination issues involving reprocessed urological endoscopes. The agency says it’s investigating potential causes and contributing factors.