Sterilization

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Sterilization

A method by which a central bank may affect the value of the domestic currency relative to a foreign currency. To weaken the domestic currency, sterilization involves selling the domestic currency on the forex market and buying the foreign currency. This increases the supply of the domestic currency, while reducing the supply of the foreign. To strengthen the domestic currency, sterilization involves the opposite. A central bank usually conducts sterilization to counteract adverse changes to the domestic currency in foreign exchange markets.
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a pioneer of in-vitro fertilization and hysteroscopic sterilization technology, conducted the study at Flinders Reproductive Medicine in Adelaide, Australia in 2006.
Conceptus also sponsored a standing-room-only CME breakfast symposium featuring presentations on hysteroscopic sterilization as an office based alternative to traditional laparoscopic procedures.
The results indicate that NovaSure is safe and effective in treating excessive menstrual bleeding in patients with Type I and Type II fibroids, compatible with an office setting, and that Essure(R) hysteroscopic sterilization is achievable following the procedure.
Specifically, given the 2005 payment levels for tubal ligation compared with those assigned to hysteroscopic sterilization, physicians may now choose the Essure procedure on the merits of its clinical benefits with less regard for the previous reimbursement disparities.
Hysteroscopic sterilization is an attractive option as the only form of sterilization now available that does not require general anesthesia or incisional surgery.
Cooper serves on the board of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy and has conducted extensive research in hysteroscopic sterilization techniques.
Cooper has also been a significant contributor to patient enrollment in trials of previously studied hysteroscopic sterilization devices.