Aug 04 2017
Auris is featured in this TechCrunch article not only for its impressive Series D funding but also for the opportunity it brings with its focus on the lung cancer market. Lung cancer claims more victims than prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined. It remains a very dangerous form of cancer because a diagnosis often comes late, when the cancer has already spread.
Excerpts from the article: “It’s a huge opportunity (alas). Despite a wealth of information about the dangers of smoking, the World Health Organization estimates that one billion people in the world smoke currently, which leads to 6 million deaths per year.”
“Indeed, it says its technology will allow doctors to access early-stage lung cancer without incisions, allowing for more accurate diagnosis, as well as more targeted treatment.”Read More About Auris
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.