“Urine testing is an area of increasing importance in the medical diagnosis of common conditions such as Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and antenatal screening for healthy pregnancies,” says Giovanna Forte, CEO of Forte Medical. “Yet there is no protocol for its collection, leading to inaccurate diagnoses and treatment as well as untold misery for millions […]
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Giovanna contributed a whooping 19 entries.
Forte Medical is routinely contacted by women whose UTI issues are left untreated or ignored by their GP. They describe being prescribed broad spectrum antibiotics that don’t work, followed by repeat prescriptions given without a specimen culture to identify the problem. Shockingly many are told the problem is “in your head” … the time has […]
The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) announced this week the election of Giovanna Forte as joint Vice President with fellow female founder Hellen Ward. “Giovanna is an #innovator, #inventor, successful #marketeer, #entrepreneur and a ‘getting things done’ person.” said Rachel Cappuccini, spokesperson for BAWE. Giovanna is delighted to have accepted the role and looks […]
The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) recently launched the UK Healthcare Pavilion, a single platform to unite MedTech companies with the UK healthcare sectors, both NHS and private. Forte Medical is very happy to have joined such an august and respected portfolio of companies, providers and innovators. Our entry features films about our technology […]
Results and Evidence During the 6 months between March and July 2019, patients used the Peezy device to provide a urine sample for testing as part of the UTI triage process, a total of 41 patient samples were sent to the laboratory for culture and further investigation. We compared this to the same period in […]
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA The Clinical Trial, a collaboration between Departments of Microbiology, Urology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, concludes that Peezy Midstream delivers a much better ‘clean catch’ midstream urine specimen than either traditional methods or the use of an antibacterial wipe used before a patient provides the specimen. A Cross-sectional […]
Northern Devon NHS Trust and GIRFT Microbiology Report Tom Lewis, Microbiology Consultant at Northern Devon NHS Trust and Microbiology Lead for NHS England’s Getting It Right First Time programme ran an evaluation to assess the efficacy of Peezy Midstream in a pre-operative orthopaedic setting. The report concludes that Peezy Midstream reduces mixed growth, providing more […]
West Hertfordshire NHS Trust Routine Antenatal Screening Peezy Midstream is proven to deliver a 70% reduction in false-positive dipped urines in antenatal setting, with commensurate financial savings on unnecessary microbiology investigations, repeat tests, repeat appointments and associated resources. Sylvia Bone, Patient Safety Midwife at NHS West Hertfordshire ran a trial across 645 women as part […]
The NHS NIHR Usability Study was commissioned by the West Midlands AHSN I collaboration with Birmingham University NHS Trust and the Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Cooperative. Highlights 100% Patients found instructions clear 94% Peezy collects Midstream easily 94% Patients were confident using Peezy 88% Needed no further instruction 88% Would be comfortable using Peezy again […]
Result: reduction in mixed growth from 23% to average 5% Patient satisfaction indicates that the Peezy Midstream is a welcome innovation. Spillage is minimised and toilet hygiene maintained for general infection prevention. The improvement in reliable results was impressive suggesting a significant financial saving due to the common nature of the investigation in LUTS assessment. […]