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2012-06-01 09:25:31

People with a past history of just a single skin infection may be three times more likely to develop a painful, costly – and potentially deadly – surgical site infection (SSI) when they have an operation, according to new Johns Hopkins research. The increased risk, described online in the Annals of Surgery, suggests there are underlying biological differences in the way individuals respond to skin cuts that need to be better understood in order to prevent SSIs, the researchers...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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