Urology Therapy Device
UroShield is a urology therapy device that is composed of two components:
Disposable Clip – Intended for single use and to be discarded with catheter replacement.
Driver – A portable unit (AC or battery powered) that provides power to the disposable clip.
The ultrasonic waves generated by the clip create an acoustic shield on the surfaces of the catheter to interfere with the attachment of bacteria, prevent bacterial biofilm formation, the development of infections and may eliminate or reduce the need for antibiotics.
UroShield is designed to:
- Prevents biofilm formation
- Decreases bacteriuria/UTI
- Reduces catheter pain and discomfort
- Increases antibiotic efficacy
The clip-on UroShield urology therapy device can be attached to all external urinary tract catheters providing potential relief from spasm and catheter pain.
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Designed to Prevent
Formation of Biofilm on Catheters
Indwelling urinary catheters are a common device used by clinicians to resolve urinary retention problems. Regardless of the material the catheter is made of, bacteria will adhere to its surface and within a short period of time will colonize to form a biofilm that will contaminate the catheter surface. This biofilm dramatically increases the risk of the patient acquiring a Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI). UroShield is a disposable ultrasound device designed to reduce biofilm, this is accomplished by generating and propagating low frequency low intensity ultrasonic energy throughout the catheter.
Ultrasound interferes with the bacteria’s touch sensors discouraging bacterial docking on the catheter and leading to reduction of bacterial colonization and biofilm, thereby reducing risk of CAUTI. UroShield can be attached to any indwelling urinary catheter, transforming it into a therapeutic device. The Uroshield can relieve Foley catheter pain, reduce urinary tract infections, alleviate spasms, and help any inconveniences caused by the use of any type of indwelling urinary catheter.
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Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
Patients suffering from urological conditions can’t urinate on their own, an indwelling catheter, or Foley catheter, can ensure regular excretion of waste. It works by inserting anchored tubing through the urethra that drains into a bag. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections are common complications resulting from bacteria entering the urinary tract while the catheter is being installed or regularly handled.
The UroShield device is designed to prevent bacterial biofilm formation on both urethral and suprapubic catheters through the delivery of low frequency/low intensity ultrasound Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW). The ultrasound waves cannot be heard by the user; however, it prevents bacteria from being able to stick to the surface, and thus prevents the formation of biofilm. The device itself comprises of a driver element and a small disposable actuator clip which is replaced every 30 days. The driver element produces the ultrasound waves, and the actuator delivers them as it attaches to either the urethral or suprapubic catheter. It is designed to be worn consistently to prevent the build-up of bacteria and is considered a preventative tool.
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Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) Technology
Wearable Ultrasound, and the benefits of Ultrasound includes turning an indwelling Catheter into a Therapeutic Device
NanoVibronix proprietary ultrasound technology enables creation of a miniature ultrasound transducer that can generate low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound energy through flexible materials surfaces.
The UroShield device harnesses the power of this technology to generate ultrasonic surface acoustic waves (SAW) via an actuator that is clipped on to the external portion of any indwelling urinary catheter. The waves are transmitted directly onto the indwelling catheters at frequencies of 90 kHz and propagate throughout the catheters entire length and on both its inner and outer lumens.
These waves acquire two vectors as shown in Fig. 1A. A longitudinal vector that spreads parallel to the wave propagation X axis along the catheter surface, triggering horizontal particle displacement.
Another transversal compression wave component develops on the Y axis in the direction of surrounding tissues or fluid. Consequently, the entire catheter is covered with a virtual vibrating acoustic coating.