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Chapter 86: Japanese Markets for Urological Devices
The Japanese urological device market, consisting of incontinence, stone management, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment devices, was valued at over $110 million in 2005. Key factors driving this market include
- demand for newer, more effective urological treatments,
- growth of the aging population, and
- westernized lifestyles, which are leading to rising obesity rates.
Though hospital budget constraints and declining reimbursement will continue to hinder growth in the overall urological device market, demand for newer, more effective treatments has been able to overcome these obstacles in some segments, such as fixationless vaginal slings and holmium laser lithotripsy.
Urological device procedures ...