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2013-09-23 23:17:27

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Urological Catheters Industry. London (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Urological Catheters in Thousand Units and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Dialysis Catheters (Hemodialysis, & Peritoneal), and Urinary Catheters (Foley, Intermittent, & External/Condom). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,...

Urine May Not Be As Sterile As Once Thought
2012-04-10 11:35:01

Researchers have found the presence of bacteria in the bladders of healthy women. While such a finding may seem quite obvious, it does disprove a common theory that urine is a sterile substance. Published in the April issue of Clinical Microbiology, researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) studied women with symptoms consistent with urinary tract infections, but were free from actual UTIs. Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, and dean of SSOM said in a press release,...

2011-06-03 13:14:54

One in three women will be faced at least once in her life with cystitis, for some the start of a constantly recurring infection. Cystitis is caused by Escherichia coli bacteria which fasten on to the wall of the bladder by means of thread-like structures (pili). Han Remaut of the VIB Department for Structural Biology Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel reveals for the first time the complex interactions which lead to the formation of these pili. This knowledge can be used to develop new...

2010-11-01 23:10:24

Elderly women are at high risk for inappropriate urinary catheter utilization in emergency departments, according to a new study in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The study was conducted at St John Hospital and Medical Center, a 769-bed tertiary care teaching hospital in Detroit, Mich. The authors examined 532 instances in which urinary catheters were...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary incontinence or retention. Backed by Coloplast Corp., members of Congress and the incontinence care community, the new policy eliminates...

2008-07-04 15:00:41

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 38-year-old woman. Since my early 20s, my breasts have leaked milk. If I apply pressure to my breasts, a few drops of milk appear. It is still going on, and I gave birth to my last child seven years ago. Is this normal? I have been to a number of doctors, none of whom have given me a definite reason for this. Can you shed some light on my problem? - G.R. ANSWER: Nipple discharge, whether bloody, milky or watery, turns a woman's thoughts to cancer. Cancer isn't high...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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