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Call to tackle toxic surgery smoke risk for doctors, nurses, patients

John Weekes; Stuff.co.nz; 5/2016

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dentistry, Dermatology, Drills, Electrosurgery, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Smoke, Urology, Veterinary

Article discusses a surgeons concerns regarding exposure to surgical smoke in New Zwaland Hospitals

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Harmful Gasses Produced During Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate And Vaporization

Chung YJ; Lee SK; Han SH; Zhao C; Kim MK; Park SC; Park JK ; The Japanese Urological Association; 1/2010

Categories: Electrosurgery, Urology

A total of 12 smoke samples were collected from a continuous irrigation suction drainage system to a Tenax adsorber at a 0.05L/min flow rate during TURP and vaporization. The gasses were quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed by gas chromatography-mass…

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Health Risk Assessment of VOCs from Surgical Smoke

Shaohua She, Gang Lu, Wah Yang, Mianwei Hong, and Lingfei Zhu; Creative Commons CC; 7/2017

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dermatology, Drills, Electrosurgery, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, Orthopedic, Plastic, Plume, Reamers, Saws, Smoke, Urology, Veterinary

The authors conduct a health risk analysis based on exposure to surgical smoke and length of exposure. They found an increased risk of cancer based on the quantity of benzene and formaldehyde found in surgical smoke. They recommend the use of a high flow…

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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me

Anthony Hedley, MD, FACS; Outpatient Surgery Magazine February 2018 XIX, No. 2; 2/2018

Categories: Electrosurgery, Orthopedic

The personal story of Dr. Anthony Headley of the Headley Orthopaedic Institute in Phoenix AZ. Dr. Headley developed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and had a double lung transplant. He states that the cause was exposure to surgical smoke.

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The Power to Have a Smoke-Free OR

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