Posts from Month: February 2016

ONETRAC V Product Review by Contemporary OB/GYN

Contemporary OB/GYN magazine recently posted a product review about OBP Medical’s single-use vaginal retractor with built-in light source called ONETRAC V. ONETRAC V was reviewed by Dr. James Greenberg, Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Greenberg gave a great review of ONETRAC V with an overall rating of…

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CDC Strives to Improve Infection Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is targeting antibiotic resistance with a report that states improving infection control will save as many as 37,000 lives. The Vital Signs report from the CDC predicts the continued increase of drug-resistant infections like Clostridium difficile nationwide. Healthcare agencies need to take steps to prevent cross-contamination and prevent…

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Surgery Patients and Antibiotic Resistance

Are the prophylactic regimens used in mainstream medicine part of the growing resistance problem in the U.S.? Recent reports suggest the use of antibiotics to lower the risk of surgical site infections may actually be at the heart of the increase in superbug outbreaks in this country. Growing Concern Regarding Resistance Medical science cannot ignore…

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PPI Infection Control

Does a drug routinely given in the hospital increase a person’s risk of dying there? The huge number of hospitalizations each year, around 35 million, may be burying a significant number of deaths related to the use of a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, during the stay. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,…

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Scopes’ ‘Superbug’ Danger Continues

With the current focus on controlling superbug escalating, it is difficult to understand the recent findings by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The committee determined it took the Food and Drug Administration 17 months to notify doctors of the risks associated with certain scopes used in gastrointestinal surgeries, specifically the duoendoscope…

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