Navigation Links
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
Date:3/18/2009

ay in France and SAFARI-1 at Pelindaba in South Africa. The UK has no facility for producing Mo-99 of its own. Until fairly recently, production and worldwide distribution were fairly reliable and distributors had managed to arrange contingencies to ensure supplies during scheduled reactor down time or critical shut down.

However, a series of unavoidable maintenance issues and unforeseen events in the industry have recently highlighted the fragile nature of supplies and raised concerns over shortfalls in national provision and a lack of international cooperation.

Since January 2007, there have been five periods of serious disruption to supplies, including a month outage at Chalk River to fix safety back-up systems and a six-month shut down of the Petten reactor from August 2008 after corroded pipes were discovered in its primary cooling circuit.

Professor Perkins added: "The recent supply disruptions at the end of 2008 and early 2009 have adversely affected patient services in many countries including the UK, the majority of Europe, the USA and Canada and beyond.

"In the UK, the supply of Mo-99 to some hospital departments was down to 30 per cent of normal levels. As a result departments have had to prioritise to make the most effective and efficient use of supplies and ensure that tests were provided for those patients most in need.

"However, with pressure on hospitals in England to provide tests within six weeks, there has been concern that this may not have happened in all cases and that priority would be decided based on waiting lists and not clinical judgement."

Professor Perkins added that Britain needed to seriously consider investing in its own production facilities to reduce its reliance on the foreign reactors, which are all more than 40 years old and are approaching their time for decommissioning.

International concern over medical isotope shortages led to an International Workshop on the Sec
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning
2. Stimulus Bill Requires Modification in U.S. Senate to Better Protect Seniors Ongoing Access to Quality Nursing Home Care
3. Window World Cares Raises $160,000 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital, Commits to Ongoing Support
4. New Study Disputes Ongoing Controversy Over Memory Screenings
5. Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials Documents Ongoing Tuskegee Effect When Recruiting Minorities for Research Studies
6. Beleaguered Howe Developmental Center Remains Open Despite Additional Deaths and Ongoing Violations of Human Rights
7. 228 People in 22 States Sickened in Ongoing Salmonella-Tomato Outbreak
8. Charitable Donations to Private Organizations in Haiti Critical Component to Ongoing Food Crisis Relief Efforts
9. Ongoing study continues to show that extra sleep improves athletic performance
10. Survey Highlights Ongoing Shift To Wellness to Manage Health Care Costs
11. Information About The Airborne Health, Inc. Settlement, and Other Ongoing Litigation Alleging False and Deceptive Marketing Of Airborne(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... WOBURN, Mass. (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... two free workshops titled “Massachusetts Insurance Funding for Autism ... disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage ... covered under Massachusetts law and the most effective ways ... on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6-8:00 p.m. at 331 ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund has ... American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, [http://www.ohioaap.org ) ... parents and caregivers throughout Ohio. The new contract, which ... provides $75,000 to continue the campaign that originally started ... is excited to continue partnering with the Ohio AAP ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... The typical Thanksgiving dinner table is ... of gravy and a myriad of mouthwatering desserts. Who ... of year to begin losing weight? Listen closely. With ... secret to losing unhealthy, embarrassing and uncomfortable fat while ... The insight to Diet Doc’s calorie loading holiday ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Launched today on the iTunes ... all-in-one senior care coordination tool designed to make tracking ... and intuitive for family members and caregivers (e.g. physicians ... the family caregiver or home health aide providing care ... data, medical records, goals, schedules, and even final plans ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 In summer, when it’s ... people rarely perspire and rarely feel thirsty. As a ... the eight glasses of fresh water a day recommended ... water advocate Sharon Kleyne. Winter weather is often more ... just as important.     , The syndicated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Center for Autism and Related Disorders to Host Massachusetts Autism Insurance Workshops for Parents 2Health News:Ohio AAP and Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Continue Partnership for Safe Sleep Education Campaign 2Health News:Ohio AAP and Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Continue Partnership for Safe Sleep Education Campaign 3Health News:Diet Doc Releases New Calorie Loading Diet Plans - the Perfect Way to Jump Start the Metabolism and Begin Weight Loss During Thanksgiving 2Health News:Diet Doc Releases New Calorie Loading Diet Plans - the Perfect Way to Jump Start the Metabolism and Begin Weight Loss During Thanksgiving 3Health News:Diet Doc Releases New Calorie Loading Diet Plans - the Perfect Way to Jump Start the Metabolism and Begin Weight Loss During Thanksgiving 4Health News:Comprehensive Senior Care Application Launched on Apple App Store 2Health News:Our Bodies Need Eight Glasses of Water a Day Even in Winter Reports Fresh Water Advocate 2Health News:Our Bodies Need Eight Glasses of Water a Day Even in Winter Reports Fresh Water Advocate 3
... per day after service was added to lunchroom, study found ... salad bar to the school lunch room helps elementary school ... , The University of California, Los Angeles, study included 337 ... schools. The children were interviewed before and after their schools ...
... Million-Dollar Customer for 2007, CONCORD, Ontario, Dec. ... Board: OGOH; ,OTG, ,the Company,), a,leading multi- industry ... the Company received an order for 100TB SAN ... of world,s,leading oncology hospitals. The EqualLogic iSCSI SAN ...
... Kentucky Oil, BETHEL, Conn., Dec. 21 ... of nitinol and polymer components to the,medical device ... jury verdict in its disputed technology litigation with,Kentucky ... a,collaboration agreement by providing confidential information to,Schlumberger Technologies ...
... Greater Detroit Area Health,Council,s (GDAHC) Save Lives ... American Diabetes Association, sanofi-aventis, and the Detroit,Regional ... help people with,diabetes better manage their care. ... organizations and labor groups with worksite Diabetes,Self ...
... discussions greatly impact women,s surgery choices, experts say , , ... of breast cancer patients get to discuss their breast ... tumor is removed, new research finds. , In the ... removed the cancer did not talk over options for ...
... CHESTER, N.J. and SLOUGH, England, Dec. 21 ,Reckitt ... previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offer") for ... Inc. (Nasdaq: ARxT ),("Adams")., As announced ... into a,definitive agreement under which it will offer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:School Salad Bar Boosts Kids' Fruit, Veggie Intake 2Health News:On The Go Ships 100TB Hardware Order for Ground-Breaking Cancer Imaging and Therapy Projects 2Health News:On The Go Ships 100TB Hardware Order for Ground-Breaking Cancer Imaging and Therapy Projects 3Health News:Memry Corporation Plans to Appeal Unfavorable Court Result 2Health News:Memry Corporation Plans to Appeal Unfavorable Court Result 3Health News:GDAHC Save Lives Save Dollars Initiative Launches Pilot Program for Diabetes Care Management 2Health News:GDAHC Save Lives Save Dollars Initiative Launches Pilot Program for Diabetes Care Management 3Health News:Breast Cancer Surgeons Don't Discuss Reconstruction Options 2Health News:Breast Cancer Surgeons Don't Discuss Reconstruction Options 3Health News:Reckitt Benckiser Commences Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics 2Health News:Reckitt Benckiser Commences Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics 3Health News:Reckitt Benckiser Commences Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics 4
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014  The University of Maryland,s A. James Clark ... of the new A. James Clark Hall at the ... cultivate transformative new engineering and biomedical technologies to accelerate ... 10:00 a.m. on November 21 at the site of ... adjacent to the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 21, 2014 In ... and Performance Scrubs carried out a new product development ... industry,s very first "limited edition" lab coat , ... female professors of surgery in the world. The new ... its unisex predecessors, with a sleek envelope collar, vertical ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Heated dialogue in recent months about ... cancer treatments to Gilead,s new hepatitis C drug Harvoni® ... world questioning what it means to put a price ... And while drug pricing is one of the ... both a general business and ethical standpoint – it ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 2University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 4Medelita Introduces Medical Industry's First Limited Edition Women's Designer Lab Coat 2"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 2"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 3"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 4"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 5
... Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today that ... the BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, February ... being held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York ... A live audio webcast of the presentation ...
... BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ... that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Accuri ... and manufactures personal flow cytometers for researchers.  The acquisition ... close during the third quarter of fiscal year 2011. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DURECT to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2BD Announces Agreement to Acquire Accuri Cytometers, Inc. 2BD Announces Agreement to Acquire Accuri Cytometers, Inc. 3
Bandeau Bra...
Post-Surgical compression garments...
... The Albumin Cobalt Binding (ACB®) Test ... Ischemia Modified Albumin (IMA®) by measuring the ... patient serum sample. First identified in the ... albumin comes in contact with ischemic tissue ...
... Binding (ACB®) Test is a clinical chemistry ... by measuring the cobalt binding capacity of ... identified in the early 1990s, IMA is ... with ischemic tissue in the heart. During ...
Medicine Products: