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2014-01-10 23:04:41

Italian researchers say the antiseptic povidone-iodine (PVP-I) – also known as Betadine – has cancer-fighting properties that could help prevent regrowth of mesothelioma after surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 A study published in the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma finds that PVP-I (Betadine), the antiseptic used by surgeons to scrub their hands and to clean patients' skin prior to surgery, may have another use in the...

2011-02-17 21:57:42

 A rinsing technique with betadine that costs just a little over one dollar per patient may significantly reduce the infection rate following total knee and hip joint replacement surgery according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study, presented at the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting, found that a three minute diluted betadine lavage combined with painting of the skin with a 10% betadine solution prior to surgical closure...

2010-01-21 07:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies are donating close to $5 million in pharmaceutical products to aid the victims of the earthquake disaster in Haiti. The Company is also making a cash donation of $25,000 to AmeriCares and is matching employee cash donations dollar for dollar to AmeriCares and the American Red Cross to further support to those organizations' relief efforts. "The devastation caused by this earthquake is horrific...

2009-10-05 14:36:31

UVA study published in leading infection control journal 3M Health Care today announced the publication of a new independent study "Effects of Preoperative Skin Preparation on Postoperative Wound Infection Rates: A Prospective Study of 3 Skin Preparation Protocols," that compared the effects of three different skin preparation solutions on surgical-site infections. The study found that Iodophor-based skin preparation solutions, such as 3Mâ“ž¢...

2009-08-25 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery demonstrates that use of the preoperative skin preparation ChloraPrep((R) )from CareFusion is significantly more effective than both DuraPrep and povidone-iodine at eliminating overall bacteria from the shoulder region. After antisepsis with ChloraPrep (2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate and 70 percent isopropyl alcohol), only seven percent of skin cultures tested positive for bacteria...

2009-07-02 15:19:00

LITTLE SILVER, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Daniel Goldberg, a leading New Jersey ophthalmologist is coordinating a new study to measure the effectiveness of using 5% Betadine irrigation for treatment of acute EKC -- a common, worldwide, highly contagious and often severe form of conjunctivitis with the potential for long term visual impairment due to corneal involvement. Ophthalmologists around the world are invited to register to participate in the Betadine for EKC study. The purpose...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.