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Shark Skin Has Teeth In The Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

Shark Skin Has Teeth In The Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

Anna Perman, BioMed Central Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the...

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2014-09-18 08:28:23

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies - thanks to private donations. McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the United States, through its affiliate McKesson Medical-Surgical donated four million pairs of latex gloves - enough to meet the entire country of Sierra...

2014-09-17 23:06:53

If VA hospitals reduced their surgical site infection rates from the 10th percentile to the 50th percentile, the Veterans Health Administration could save more than $6.7 million per year. Yakima, WA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A recent study of 54,000 surgical patients at VA hospitals in fiscal year 2010 revealed 3.2% of these patients developed surgical site infections (SSIs), with 0.8% labeled as deep SSIs and 2.4% labeled as superficial SSIs. The average difference for each patient with...

2014-09-17 08:23:13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper, announces Gilmour Academy Ice Arena's conversion of more than 200 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface to help protect against bacteria. MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper is a reasonably priced surface that kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.(1) (...

2014-09-16 08:31:42

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced a new standard in the patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort(TM) line of patient apparel is protected by Vestex(®), Vestagen's active barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in studies done in a hospital environment, shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the fabric(i). "It's time to address the role clothing plays in the chain of transmission. We want myComfort...

2014-09-15 23:04:23

Clearstream officials comment on this growing health threat – MRSA and the growing list of infections that abound in hospitals nationwide, which Clearstream maintains can be reduced with advanced long-term static antimicrobial technology joined with the screening of hospital patients, staff and visitors. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Studies have shown that nationwide, nearly two million people contract infections in hospitals every year, and roughly 100,000 die from them...

2014-09-12 04:20:47

Introducing Single Use Lenses and Laser Probes LONDON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced the introduction of two new disposable product ranges. The latest additions to their portfolio will be showcased at the annual congresses of the European Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The launches include Vitra(TM) Probes, a next-generation range of laser probes, compatible with Quantel Supra and Vitra(TM) laser...

2014-09-11 23:11:19

This challenge helps teachers fight germs in the classroom with improved hand hygiene education. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 To prevent the spread of germs in schools, GOJO Industries, Inc., the makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, invites teachers to participate in the 30-Day Classroom Challenge, which asks them to pledge to educate their students about healthy habits to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs in the classroom. This challenge is designed to...

2014-09-09 08:32:38

Lightweight, breathable fabric provides four times more protection than traditional gowns ROSWELL, Ga., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced the availability of the new AERO BLUE* Performance Surgical Gown. This soft, lightweight gown is four times more protective than other comparable surgical gowns while providing users with unsurpassed comfort. AERO BLUE* features a proprietary fabric with innovative Core technology that delivers the highest...

2014-09-04 23:04:25

Innovative Technology Saves Lives and Key to Reducing Infections and Improving Overall Patient Care Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Catheter Connections, originator of the DualCap System™, is proud to have been awarded a GPO contract by MedAssets. The DualCap System will provide MedAssets’ 4400+ healthcare facilities across the nation easy access to DualCap, giving them a tool to save lives and greatly reduce hospital-acquired conditions, particularly catheter related...

2014-09-04 08:30:56

Devices killing Ebola pathogens around the clock at two Liberia hospitals MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-day mission in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, with inventor Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, two TRU-D SmartUVC devices continue to aid in the battle against the Ebola virus outbreak at JFK and ELWA hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142759 Deal, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, traveled to the Republic of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.