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The Importance of Timely Screening for Cervical Cancer

The Importance of Timely Screening for Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer kills women. In the US, nearly 4,300 women perish from cervical cancer every year. About 14,000 more will be diagnosed with the disease — and untold thousands live their lives undiagnosed until it’s too late. Globally, cervical cancer is far more prevalent and dangerous in developing nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) says cervical cancer is the fourth…

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6 Reconstructive Surgery Options to Recommend After Skin Cancer

6 Reconstructive Surgery Options to Recommend After Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer by the age of 70. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly survivable. However, it often leaves patients with scars and negative changes to their appearance that may require reconstructive surgery.   What Are the Types of Skin Cancer?…

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Elective Surgeries, Single-Use Devices, and COVID.

Elective Surgeries, Single-Use Devices, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused severe disruptions in the healthcare sector, leading to the cancellation of more than 28 million elective surgeries across the world during the first 12 weeks of the peak. Studies done by CovidSurg Collaborative Researchers reveal that each extra week of disruption resulted in 2.4 million more cancellations. The numbers worsen with extended lockdowns.  …

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The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures with Medical Kits

The Top 7 Benefits of Standardizing Exam Procedures With Medical Kits

Many medical experts agree that standardization is key to improved safety and healthcare. However, well-defined processes within and between healthcare organizations continue to be one of healthcare’s biggest problems. The good news is that you can put your medical facility on the fast track to improved patient safety by making the switch to individually packaged,…

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7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

7 Benefits of Individually Wrapped Surgical and Medical Tools

Purchasing medical equipment involves a number of decisions. What brand? What material? How will it be cleaned and sanitized? Individually wrapped surgical and medical tools is a growing trend. The single-use products can be discarded after being used, ensuring that it’s being used with only one patient. Choosing tools that are individually wrapped offers a…

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Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

Top 6 Errors and Oversights in Vaginal Exams That Are Caused by Bad Equipment

While being a routine procedure, vaginal exams may result in complications. Errors and oversights caused by bad equipment aren’t uncommon. Something as basic as a speculum could become the cause of unfortunate consequences. With high-quality pelvic exam equipment available on the market today, many clinics still prefer using traditional tools. Let’s go over several problems…

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How Lighted Retractors Benefit Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

How Lighted Retractors Benefit Pacemaker and ICD Implantation

Any time a human body undergoes surgery, there are considerable risks to the patient, the surgeons, and staff. Even relatively simple procedures like a pacemaker or ICD implantation bring concerns of visibility and sterility. Thus, obp is here to help. With this article, we’ll look at the risks of pacemaker and ICD implantation procedures and explain…

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The Movement to Address the Dangers of Surgical Smoke

The Movement to Address the Dangers of Surgical Smoke

Healthcare workers face a number of risks in their daily lives, like catching an infection or dealing with violent patients. One less well-known issue is the danger of surgical smoke.   What Is Surgical Smoke? Surgical smoke is produced when lasers and electrosurgical devices are used on tissue. It smells repulsive, is disgusting in concept,…

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Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, a total mastectomy (breast reconstructive surgery) is the best treatment option. Mastectomies pair with chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments. Prophylactic, or preventative, mastectomies are also performed. In some of these cases, women don’t have cancer in either breast but are at high risk for developing it. They have a…

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The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy are methods modern gynecologists and obstetricians use to diagnose and evaluate a vast range of female health abnormalities. As a medical professional, you already know that your patient’s initial complaints may be of abnormal or excessive bleeding, severe cramps, difficulty conceiving, or spotting in postmenopausal women. You also know that hysteroscopy can…

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