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How a Tracheostomy Affects Speech

Some people have serious medical conditions or problems that require a surgeon to perform a tracheostomy. This is a surgical opening in the trachea that is made under the Adam’s apple. A tube is then put into that opening, so … Continue reading

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How to Care Safely for a Catheter

Your doctor may insert a catheter into your bladder for various medical conditions when you are unable to urinate on your own. Some of the common medical conditions where a catheter may be required include: Enlarged prostate Surgeries on the … Continue reading

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Global Market for Catheters to Soar to $43 Billion by 2020

A new market research report released at the end of 2014 found that the worldwide market for all types of catheters will increase to nearly $43 billion by 2020. This would represent a growth rate (compounded annually) of 7.5% from … Continue reading

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Different Types of Catheters and Their Uses

A catheter is a tube-like device made of plastic, latex or medical-grade rubber and is used to empty the bladder. If the muscles of the bladder are too weak to hold urine for any extended period of time, a catheter … Continue reading

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