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New Program Offsets Risks of 'Do-It-Yourself' Gestational Surrogacy

... gestational surrogacy. Through its surrogate Management Services , the Chicago egg donation and surrogate recruitment agency will provide the due diligence ... to manage a successful process once a likely surrogate has been found. We can help them navigate this ...

New Life Agency, Inc. Continues to Trial Against Beitler Services, Inc. in Pursuit of Payments for Surrogate Maternity Claims

... it found numerous unpaid claims for New Life's surrogate Maternity and Cycle Medical Plan(R), clients and ... and provide the best and most comprehensive surrogate maternity medical insurance in the world. What ... Inc provides the best and most comprehensive surrogate maternity medical insurance in the world which ...

Also in the Feb. 10 JNCI

... Identification of Potential surrogate Endpoints of Long-Term Survival in Prostate ... 3 years after the start of treatment may be surrogate endpoints for long-term survival in patients with ... for many years. If researchers could identify a surrogate clinical endpoint that accurately reflects ...

PlanetHospital(TM) Helps Gay Couples Discover Having Children Via Surrogacy in India

... and costs involved with adopting or having a surrogate in the U.S. PlanetHospital(TM) presents Dr. ... He was responsible for India's first trans-ethnic surrogate pregnancy involving a Chinese couple's baby delivered by an Indian surrogate mother. Dr. Allahbadia and his world-class team ...

Most support Alzheimer's research based on family consent

... institutions have gone so far as to not allow surrogate consent at all and research has been halted at ... Program. The federal policy states that surrogate consent can be provided by legally authorized ... public appears to accept the idea of family surrogate consentboth as a societal policy and for ...

Free Teleseminar Explores Surrogacy Requirements, Rights, Rewards

... the panel, which includes: -- Elaine Brown, a surrogate from Colorado who is in her second surrogate ... Co-sponsoring the teleseminar with ARR is surrogate Mothers Online ( http://www.surromomsonline.com ), the Web site "Become A surrogate Mom" ( http://www.becomeasurrogatemom.com ), and ...

Surrogacy still stigmatized, though attitudes changing among younger women

... younger people are becoming more positive towards surrogate mothers, current day attitudes to surrogacy are ... UK, will say that previous stigmatisation of surrogate mothers in the media had added to the reluctance ... 8 out of the 187 were willing to become genetic surrogate mothers, and 9 gestational surrogates. ...

Gestational Surrogates Wanted - Do You Fit the Bill?

... "Every day, the number of intended parents on our surrogate waiting list grows." According to von Halle, ... most people are unaware that each surrogate candidate undergoes an intensive screening ... resident Tina Sprague, 27, decided to become a surrogate after having two children of her own, delivering ...

'Pain in the ICU' report suggests comprehensive approach

... followed by observation of the patient's pain-related behaviors. surrogate ReportingIf patients are unable to communicate, the ICU team can use ... University of California, San Francisco, CA. "Although family members' surrogate pain reports may be helpful, their effectiveness still requires more ...

M2S Announces Agreement with AG Mednet to Provide Clinical Trial Sponsors with More Options for Efficient Image Transfer and Collection

... increasingly using medical imaging for inclusion criteria, secondary and surrogate endpoints and to serve as adjunctive safety assessment of drugs under ... III multi-center international study with multiple imaging modalities for surrogate endpoints, M2S has the technology and process combination to provide the ...

M2S Announces New Addition to Electronic Image Management Offering for Clinical Trials

... increasingly using medical imaging for inclusion criteria, secondary and surrogate endpoints and to serve as adjunctive safety assessment of drugs under ... III multi-center international study with multiple imaging modalities for surrogate endpoints, M2S has the technology and process combination to provide the ...

Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say

... murky. These uncertainties have caused some institutions to not allow surrogate consent at all, halting valuable research, lead author Dr. Scott Y. H. ... and others not allowed to begin, Kim said, because of confusion about surrogate consent. But he noted that a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

Family members of critically ill patients want to discuss loved ones' uncertain prognoses

... of San Francisco Medical Center conducted face-to-face interviews with 179 surrogate decision-makers for patients in four separate intensive care units (ICUs). ... in a follow-up study to help family members navigate the process of surrogate decision making in the ICU setting. John Heffner, M.D., past president ...

Simple, inexpensive and objective tools for the assessment of mucosal inflammation: fecal markers

... this study also demonstrated that normalized FC level may be used as a surrogate marker for successful treatment outcome in IBD patients. However, patients ... patients with CD. These findings suggest that fecal markers can be used as surrogate markers for successful treatment outcome in IBD patients. Fecal markers ...

Lilly Receives Fourth FDA Approval for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection)

... indication was approved under 21 CFR 314.500 et seq (Subpart H - Accelerated Approval of New Drugs for Serious or Life-Threatening Illnesses) using a surrogate endpoint. (5) American Cancer Society, "What Is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?," October 15, 2007, American Cancer Society, ...

BioArts International Clones 9-11 Hero Dog - Owner to Receive Five Cloned Puppies June 17 in Los Angeles

... unrelated dogs with genes from Trakr, stimulated the resulting "couplets" to develop into embryos, then transferred the embryos to dogs who served as surrogate mothers. After normal pregnancies, they gave birth to puppies that are genetically identical to Trakr, the first of which was born December 8, 2008 ...

AMP urges inclusion of molecular diagnostic tests in comparative effectiveness research

... the continued advancement of quality measures in laboratory medicine; the development of proficiency testing methods as alternatives to distributing surrogate test specimens; and, the development of appropriate quality assurance measures for new technologies such as whole genome sequencing. Finally, as ...

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine conference

... an hour before running on a treadmill. Pulmonary function tests were conducted 15 minutes before the a eucapnic voluntary hyperpnea challenge (a surrogate for an exercise challenge) and then again 1, 5, 10, 15 and 30 minutes afterward. For someone weighing 150 pounds, 3 to 9 milligrams of caffeine per ...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

... group. Other experts inserted notes of caution. "Avastin in an adjuvant setting in this trial did not meet its endpoint which is a good surrogate endpoint for overall survival," said Dr. Vincent Chung, assistant professor of medical oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif. "We ...

Hyperferritinemia is another surrogate marker of advanced liver disease

... and other markers of the metabolic syndrome, mainly steatosis. All data provide further evidence that hyperferritinemia might be another surrogate marker of advanced liver disease of any etiology. ...

First noninvasive technique to accurately predict mutations in human brain tumors

... evaluate the response with an MRI to see if the tumor is stable or smaller," explains O'Rourke. "With this new method we'll be able to show whether a surrogate of the mutation is changing. EGFRvIII correlates with the elevated blood flow to the tumor and if we put a patient on an effective anti-tumor ...

Egg Donor Surge Makes Due Diligence Critical: 7 Questions Donors Should Ask

... sufficiently monitor outcomes? Robin von Halle, president of Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR), a leading Chicago-based egg donor and surrogate recruitment firm, says these are always critical issues for the fertility industry. "As more young women investigate egg donation because of ...

Community Hospice Supports National Healthcare Decisions Day

... who live in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. This unique document not only addresses an individual's choice for a health care surrogate and the kind of medical treatment they want or don't want, but it also offers an opportunity to express personal, emotional and spiritual wishes and ...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

... Guard. Subjects received a pre-flossing plaque examination iii by a trained dental examiner and were randomly assigned to a sequence of treatments. surrogate flossing was performed by a trained dental hygienist and post-flossing plaque assessments were conducted by the trained dental examiner. Subjects ...

Meeting to examine FDA requirements for manufacturing PET radiopharmaceuticals

... and forums dedicated to accelerating biomarker and radiopharmaceutical development for patient care, including the 7th annual CMOD Biomarkers and surrogate Endpoints Symposium, Oct. 19󈞁, 2009, Bethesda, Md. This symposiumwith the theme, "Streamlining to Promote Innovation and Efficiency"will also ...

In brief: New prognostic indicator for patients with IPF

... more rapidly. "There is no effective treatment [for IPF] and many patients, if eligible, are referred for lung transplantation. Identification of surrogate short-term measures of mortality is critical to the management and study of patients with IPF." explained lead author Charlene Fell, M.D., of the ...

The Surrogacy Journey: Not Just For the Wealthy

... and travel expenses. Insurance is another major issue; most surrogates are not covered under their own policies due to insurance companies inserting surrogate clauses into its documents, so intended parents take on this responsibility as well. Last year, a writer described her experience with surrogacy ...

Levels of Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Outcome

... survival in clinical trials," wrote study author Howard Sher, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. "Use as an intermediate or surrogate endpoint for survival could shorten the time line for drug approval," although "several prospective trials are needed to generate evidence to guide ...

FDA embraces a new review process and approves SNM's multi-center IND for FLT

... imaging biomarker that has apparent promise for demonstration of tumor proliferation. Therapeutics developers who have a desire to utilize FLT as a surrogate marker of effectiveness in the development of novel cancer therapies have been seeking access to a centralized, multi-center IND for FLT in order to ...

First Commercially Cloned Dog Delivered to Florida Family

... cloning services to BioArts. Lancey was born on November 18, 2008, and brought to the U.S. on January 25, 2009 after being weaned from his surrogate mother. The Ottos, longtime residents of Boca Raton, have had many beloved dogs over the years, but Lancey's genetic donor was unique. "Sir ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... we know this to be a variable and crude tool to assess the true percentage of body fat," said Dr. Punjabi. "In addition, previous studies have used surrogate measurements to assess the body's response to insulin without investigating the interaction that occurs between reduced insulin sensitivity and ...

Treatment with the Zevalin(R) Therapeutic Regimen as Sole Therapy Produces 83 Percent Complete Response Rate in Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Orbital Lymphoma

... under accelerated approval, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, rituximab-naïve, low-grade and follicular NHL based on studies using a surrogate endpoint of overall response rate. It was approved by the FDA in February of 2002 as the first radioimmunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of NHL. ...

CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of RiaSTAP(TM), First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

... 2008. Approval was based on a pivotal phase II prospective, open-label pharmacokinetic (PK) and safety study using maximum clot firmness (MCF) as a surrogate endpoint for hemostatic efficacy. MCF is a laboratory measure of the structural integrity of the clot, reflecting the underlying effectiveness of the ...

New drug development still takes 8 years despite faster FDA review, according to Tufts CSDD

... according to Kaitin, including improving project management, expanding use of partnerships and licensing arrangements, and increasing use of surrogate endpoints and adaptive clinical trials. "Still, in drug development, the raceand rewardsgo to the swiftest and most efficient drug sponsors, those ...

Cell Therapeutics Receives $7.5 Million Under Joint Venture Agreement With Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

... under accelerated approval, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, rituximab-naive, low-grade and follicular NHL based on studies using a surrogate endpoint of overall response rate. It was approved by the FDA in February of 2002 as the first radioimmunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of NHL. ...

Cell Therapeutics and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Close Transaction Forming Joint Venture to Market Zevalin in the US

... under accelerated approval, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, rituximab-naive, low-grade and follicular NHL based on studies using a surrogate endpoint of overall response rate. It was approved by the FDA in February of 2002 as the first radioimmunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of NHL. ...

Three Italian Multicenter Studies Report High (>70%) Rates of Complete Remission (CR) Utilizing Zevalin Radio-Immunotherapy (RIT) in Treatment of Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

... under accelerated approval, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, rituximab-naïve, low-grade and follicular NHL based on studies using a surrogate endpoint of overall response rate. It was approved by the FDA in February of 2002 as the first radioimmunotherapeutic agent for the treatment of NHL. ...

Also in the Nov. 11 JNCI

... also examined the pattern of genetic changes, which is characteristic for squamous cancers caused by HPV, in the tumor samples as an additional surrogate marker for HPV infection. Only 2 (10 percent) of the tumors showed evidence of HPV DNA. Additionally, the pattern of genetic changes in HPV ...

PARI Pharma Completes Successful Clinical Trials for Tobramycin 100 & Investigational eFlow for CF

... The study was conducted in several CF centers in Germany and Poland. The primary endpoint was the maximum tobramycin serum level (Cmax) as safety surrogate parameter at day seven. The PARI Tobramycin 100 Cmax level for the overall, adult and non-adult population was 1.29, 1.21 and 1.36 mg/L, compared to ...

Multiple sclerosis progression can be predicted with MRI

... predict the course of the disease," says Bakshi. As a result of the findings, MRI-based measurement of gray matter damage may be used as a surrogate marker of disease progression. Physicians may therefore be able to more accurately identify patients at risk for developing this progressive disease. ...
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