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2012-05-22 11:30:15

IDSA diabetic foot infection guidelines suggest multidisciplinary team approach is best AT A GLANCE Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of lower extremity amputations and half of all patients who have a foot amputated die within five years. Most amputations can be prevented with proper care of diabetic foot infections, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). A multi-disciplinary team — including infectious diseases...

2012-03-29 22:00:30

A simple test to identify MRSA in wounds could identify the superbug quickly and help prevent infection from spreading. Scientists have developed the test to show whether wounds or lesions are infected with bacteria and if MRSA is present. Test The test, developed at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with NHS Lothian, works by taking swabs from a wound or sores. These are then analyzed using a strip with electrical sensors that can detect MRSA. Researchers currently...


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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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