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Posts from Month: January 2020

Single-Use Medical Equipment v. Coronavirus

Single-Use Medical Equipment vs. Coronavirus

As of January 25, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left 41 people dead in China. The country’s National Health Commission estimates 1,287 people infected. CBS News reported the Chinese government is raising its response level to the highest level – emergency – and closing schools for two weeks,…

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Ethylene Oxide cleaning chamber

The Dangers of Ethylene Oxide “Gas” Sterilization for Medical Devices

Modern practitioners, and the patients they serve, rely on the availability of sterile medical devices. Per the CDC, nearly 50 million surgical procedures are performed annually in the US. Every procedure involves contact with a medical device or surgical instrument, and your patient’s delicate tissues or mucous membranes. A major risk of all surgical procedures is…

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doctor holding oral cancer ribbon

Help Your Patients Understand the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Per The Oral Cancer Foundation, oropharyngeal cancers are the largest group of cancers that fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include mouth cancer, tonsil cancer, tongue cancer, oral cancer, gum cancer, and throat cancer. In 2020, more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the US. Globally,…

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New Trends in Global Medical Tourism in 2020

New Trends in Global Medical Tourism in 2020

Global medical tourism often brings up images of people going across the Canadian border to buy cheap prescription drugs. However, there are growing global trends. People travel to and from other countries to get better care all the time. This is especially true for elective treatments such as plastic surgery. Some medical tourists are interested…

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obp Important Update

obp Medical - including all vaginal specula, anoscopes, laryngoscopes, kits and accessories - has been acquired by CooperSurgical as of 5/3/21. All surgical products – included surgical retractors and suction devices – are now available exclusively through obp Surgical Corporation.