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2014-09-25 08:28:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control Markets: Disinfection, Area, Sterilization, Device Sterilization, Testing-C.diff, Testing-MRSA, Treatments" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Infections from activities and procedures taking place within a healthcare facility have become a cause for great concern. These infection may occur in a postoperative...

2014-09-23 16:27:21

PDI Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes Provide Clinical Efficacy as well as Convenience for Healthcare Workers and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New evidence-based recommendations released from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recognize the clinical efficacy of alcohol-based hand wipes and their added benefit as "a convenient option for bed-bound patients, first responders, and...

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...

shark skin
2014-09-18 02:30:21

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 open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. The study modelled how well different materials prevented the spread of human disease bacteria through touching, sneezes or spillages. The micropattern, named Sharklet™, is an...

2014-09-17 08:30:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "MRSA is the number one pathogen that is killing patients in U.S. healthcare facilities and continues to spread in the community," states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and the national spokesperson. Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistance must be a top political priority. Join us in the fight against MRSA and antibiotic resistance at the Six Annual World MRSA Day and...

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...

2014-09-15 23:01:28

Ondine's President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Nicolas Loebel will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy & Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicolas Loebel, its President and Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting at the 10th International Symposium on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Photodiagnosis in Clinical Practice. The 2014 Symposium,...

honey antibiotics
2014-09-09 10:16:53

Èile Butler, Lund University Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds. [ Watch the Video: Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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