Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Dilatator Setup for Men Urethral Stricture
Explain your idea in details:
Generally 5 men among 1000 people will have blockage of urine passage in Pennis. Due to this they will feel more pain when urinating. In medical terminology it is called urethral stricture. This stricture may occur for any age group. There are two different types of treatments for this disease. But there is no guarantee that stricture will not occur in future. One of the method is endoscopy surgery and second one is open pennis surgery. Second one is more dangerous and high expensive. Even after surgery patient need to go for dilatation process regularly as prescribed by doctor. Dilatation is the process of enlarging the hole by different diameter tubes.The dilatation process will include 8 to 10 tubes varying the diameter between 1 to 7 mm. Urologist will send the each pipe to enlarge the blockage one by one. So each time when urologist will send a tube, the patient will experiences more pain depends on the age of the patient. The main thing in this process is, urologist will not suggest anesthesia because of more cost and also taking anesthesia more number of times will damage the health. So the patient have to go for dilatation without anesthesia more number of times. So to avoid the painful process of sending tubes number of times to enlarge the blockage or to clear the urine passage, i have developed a device which can have only tube. This tube contains balloon inside. This balloon connected to external filled water injector. After sending this tube, urologist will operate the this injector through that the balloon size will increases, there by the diameter of the tube increase. By using this procedure there is no need of multiple tubes and there by patient will experiences less pain than the existed methods.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This product will be useful for all the urologists or urology hospitals. This can also used by patients directly with little care. So men whoever facing the urethral stricture problem, have chance to buy this. As per my analysis 5 men for every 1000 are suffering from this problem. So i will target them. I need to work on few more things regarding this setup. Like searching for bio-friendly flexible tube. I felt that this setup will give sucesses.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I would like to fabricate this model as my known by taking help of few urologists. Right now i don't have any financial sources and collaborations. After taking the approval from all higher concerns, i would like to send to the clinical testing. if it works good without any problems, side effects i will proceed for mass production by collaborating with some medical equipment manufacturing companies. Suppose any comments received from the clinical testing, i will work on that and find the solution.
I am Anna Eswara Kumar, born on 29-08-1989 in Andhra Pradesh located in India. I am post graduate. I had a passion of doing research and developing young professional. Due to this i have chosen teaching filed and currently working as Assistant professor in one of the educational institution. Few months ago, my one of the uncle faced urethral stricture problem and gone through the endoscopy surgery. Doctor asked my uncle to come for dilatation regularly as prescribed. I went with my uncle for the first dilation visit. I have observed that my uncle shouting and crying like any thing due to the painful dilatation process. On the same day i have observed few more patients who have gone through dilatation process. Most of them are feeling so much pain. So i taught to give one solution which will give less pain than the regular method. With that agenda i have developed this product and got the design patent rights from the indian patent office.