Hard Hitting, Factual a...
a Book of Major Importance
MEDICINE'S DEADLY DUST
A Surgeon's Wake-up Call to Society
by Dr Richard F
with Julia A. Woods, and Mary Jude Cox
| Hardcover | 6 x 9 | 224 pages | Acid Free Paper
Illustrated | Index |* $24.95
A powerful and highly-readable book on the medical dangers of
cornstarch dusting powder on surgical and examination gloves, written by a
prominent, highly respected medical researcher. Medicine's Deadly Dust,
is an in-depth look at an explosive healthcare problem that causes
unnecessary pain and suffering, wasteful expenditure of millions of dollars of
valuable healthcare resources, and in some cases unnecessary death.
Today there is overwhelming scientific evidence that this deadly dust when
left in the body after surgery can cause a variety of medical problems,
including: the development of intestinal adhesions after abdominal surgery;
fibrosis of the reproductive tract a cause of infertility in women; and in eye
surgery, inflammation characterized by pus formation and cloudiness, which, in
some cases, can lead to blindness. This deadly dust is also a major contributor
to a second more widespread healthcare problem-latex allergy. The cornstarch
powder on the surface of the gloves acts as an aerosol agent for any latex
protein on the surface of the glove and allows the allergen to be transported
throughout medical facilities via airducts or even carried on the clothes of
healthcare workers into their home, where it can affect family members who never
come into contact with powdered latex gloves.
Medicine's Deadly Dust
is a warning to medical professionals and
patients alike that now is the time to act. It is an empowering hook of
universal interest and importance.
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