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Gastroenterologist Now Treating Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid banding is not a common gastroenterology procedure but that is changing. More and more gastroenterologists are performing anoscopy services like rubber band ligation. Why? The reasons vary, but mostly, because it makes sense. A gastroenterologist focuses on diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Common sense says that hemorrhoids would be a concern along with…

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The Business of Delivering Babies

The Seventh Annual HealthGrades Maternity Care in American Hospital Study ranks a top hospital as one with fewer complications requiring intervention or hysteroscopy procedures. The average mom to be might add luxury to that formula, as well. Business gurus claim both components are necessary to be a top-rated hospital for maternity care. Consider some ways…

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Why Hospitals Are Starting Their Own Urgent Care Networks

Are urgent care centers lucrative enough to increase hospital revenues? The surprising answer is not really. The truth is most walk-in treatment facilities fail financially in comparison to other healthcare businesses. So, why are more hospitals expanding into this healthcare industry? Moving Outside the Emergency Room Urgent care centers seem like a concept that just surfaced…

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Patients Are Turning To Urgent-Care Centers

It’s a growing trend. You used to hear people say, “Maybe you should go to the emergency room.” Today, you are just as likely to hear “urgent care center.” This shift in vocabulary is not an accident. Urgent treatment centers are reshaping the healthcare industry, according to USA Today. So, why are they the new…

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The Case For Single-Use Laryngoscope Blades and Handles

The opportunities for nosocomial cross-contamination in operating theaters, emergency rooms and in the field are growing at an alarming rate as technology enhancements continue to evolve. For example, one study shows that hospital keyboards are a key area of hazard and difficult to disinfect. One way to counteract some of the risk factors is to…

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ESSURE by Bayer

Women looking to get out from under the cycle of monthly or quarterly birth control might consider a more permanent option. Essure, originally offered by Conceptus Inc. but now owned by Bayer, gives them a nonsurgical way of meeting that goal through hysteroscopy. The Procedure Essure in an in-office procedure that creates a natural barrier…

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Hospital ER's – An Important Source of Revenue for Hospitals

The average patient probably doesn’t see a hospital, or the emergency department, as what it truly is – a business. Like any business, there are financial strengths and weaknesses within the model structure. As the push to control rising health costs continues, it is critical that administrators start trimming the fat in medical facilities and…

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Cross-contamination; are single-use devices the solution?

Cross-contamination is a real and dangerous problem in the healthcare field, especially in high-traffic areas like emergency departments. Studies have indicated a variety of concerns about, and solutions for, cross-contamination issues in healthcare settings. Some of the most common high-risk areas are medical surfaces and devices which come in contact with broken skin, soft tissue…

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Anoscopes: Reusable vs. Single-Use

Gastroenterologists, General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons, even doctors at urgent care centers are now performing anoscopy procedures in their medical offices. The procedure is fairly simple and requires little if any preparation. The patient may experience some discomfort, but the procedure is generally considered painless and requires anesthetic in only rare situations. The only real major…

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