Sklar Research, Reports & Articles

Healthcare Workers More Prone to Develop Latex Allergies

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Jan 18, 2017 1:46:26 PM

A recent FDA ban on powdered medical gloves1 has brought attention back to airway inflammation and allergic reactions. It serves as a reminder to be vigilant about related latex allergy.

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Topics: Sklar, healthcare, single-use instruments

The Vaginal Speculum: from its unearthed secrets to our modern times

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Jan 9, 2017 11:02:48 AM

Homeopathic remedies, excavated tools, sexual taboos, questionable medical ethics of testing on slaves, and handful of influential physicians have paved the way for the modern instrument of today.

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Topics: Sklar, research, healthcare, single-use instruments, OB/GYN

Free CE Course Designed for Physicians, Nurses, Sterile Processing Technicians & Central Supply Specialists

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Dec 8, 2016 9:35:10 AM


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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, About, research, healthcare, single-use instruments

The Oldest Surgical Instrument in the World

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Nov 8, 2016 10:32:11 AM

Surgical Knife or Scalpel? Where did it come from?

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Topics: Sklar, scalpel, healthcare, single-use instruments

An Interview with Neurosurgeon Dr. Tavanaiepour; His Views on the Medical Industry

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Nov 1, 2016 10:42:36 AM

Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Director, Skull Based Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Florida

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Topics: Sterile Disposables, healthcare, single-use instruments, neurosurgery

Studies show results on Single-Use instruments that everyone should know

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Sep 20, 2016 8:47:33 AM

Patients should be aware of a medical practice that has become dangerously common during the last few years. Disposable medical instruments are being reused by hospitals even though manufacturers insist that these devices should be used once and then thrown away. So, why do some hospitals reprocess single-use instruments? Their answer is simple. They claim it saves them money. Why use a disposable pair of scissors to cut the umbilical cord on only one newborn child, when it’s better to reprocess them and use them on two newborns? The full price they paid for a single pair of scissors gets cut by 50% when utilizing this practice.

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Topics: Sklar, Sterile Disposables, healthcare, single-use instruments

Surgical Site Infections continue to haunt the healthcare industry

Posted by Marielba Cancel on Sep 14, 2016 10:28:54 AM

Surgical site infections (SSIs) have become a common type of undesired adverse effect for hospitalized patients. “It is estimated that 1 in 24 patients who undergo inpatient surgery in the US had a postoperative SSIs”.1 SSIs comprise more than one-third of all hospital-acquired infections. These infections cause longer hospitalizations for patients, resulting in longer recovery time. Some patients may have to stay in the hospital for up to 10 days after surgery, depending on the severity of the infection. The increase in length of hospital stay or rate of re-hospitalization impacts total costs dramatically. Additionally, the risk of postoperative death is, by majority, directly related to surgical site infections.  “The estimated cost of SSI’s to hospitals is $7.4 billion, with 13,088 deaths per year.2

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Topics: SSI, healthcare, single-use instruments