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Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

... kidney function can require post-discharge treatment but results of some tests may not be ready for ... discharge called for a change in the patient treatment plan or management. "We found that a huge number -- 72 percent -- of test results requiring treatment change were not mentioned in discharge summaries. ...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

... at the University of Oxford in the U.K. This treatment is not advised for a mild sore throat, which ... and you are in a lot of pain, an additional treatment is to take a single dose of a corticosteroid," he ... likely to report having no pain 24 hours after treatment compared with patients given antibiotics and a ...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

... to 2007, in which the complaint dealt with the treatment of fractures in children. The procedures related ... the individual children, together with possible treatment errors and their consequences. Among treatment errors in children, the North German Arbitration ...

TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

... If standard treatment fails, more intensive therapy works well, study ... arthritis (RA) who respond poorly to standard treatment with methotrexate may benefit from additional treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, a ...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

... , announced the formation of the Angelman treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct ... , announced the formation of the Angelman treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct ... Center: - "The creation of the Angelman treatment and Research Institute is exciting and timely. ...

Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

... and treat cancer and will offer an array of treatment modalities, including chemotherapy, radiation ... resources, such as medical and surgical cancer treatment from BJU, a leading institution in Beijing's ... patients in China through providing diagnosis and treatment expertise with a human touch, in a world-class ...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

... Lamivudine (3TC) -- needed to enable once-daily treatment of patients who have developed resistance to ... conditions in parts of the world where treatment is desperately needed." Coury continued: ... will create a more convenient second-line ARV treatment option. Patients will take three pills once a day ...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

... (non-toxigenic Clostridium difficile ), a novel treatment approach for preventing recurrent Clostridium ... "Despite the effectiveness of current acute treatment options, CDI recurrence remains a significant ... Vancocin(R), approved for oral administration for treatment of antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis ...

California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology

... have worked to bring new discoveries to the treatment and cure of cancer. "It is significant ... be able to deliver an ultra-precise radiation treatment in less than three minutes. Besides decreasing the radiation dose to the patient, this treatment will also increase patient comfort." In ...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

... impact of increasing patient responsibility for treatment costs in the first quarter generally stabilized ... 2008. These increases reflect higher radiation treatment and diagnostic scan volumes due primarily to ... of 2009 which reflects increased daily radiation treatment and diagnostic scan volumes as well as improved ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, ... endpoint in a phase 2 clinical trial in the treatment of ALL patients. The primary endpoint of the ... developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. ...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

... (PHILADELPHIA) A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a ... The findings also revealed that hypothermia treatment is actually less expensive than other ... physicians should promote rapid adoption of this treatment for patients, and cost should not be considered a ...

US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board

... the total cost of care through evidence-based treatment protocols and patient support services. Dr. ... supports one of the nation's foremost cancer treatment and research networks accelerating the ... increases in the cost of providing cancer treatment services, the operations of the Company's ...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

... recognized under GAAP due to purchase accounting treatment related to the Company's acquisition of Emageon ... otherwise be recognized but for the accounting treatment related to the Company's acquisition of Emageon ... otherwise be recognized but for the accounting treatment related to the Company's acquisition of Emageon ...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

... but does not keep the disease from returning if treatment ends. Leukemia-initiating cells are able to ... enable the disease to recur in most cases after treatment stops, the researchers report in the August issue ... Context Imatinib, now the standard first-line treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia or CML, has ...

Addrenex Pharmaceuticals Announces Licensing Agreement With Dream Pharma

... keeping with its long-range plan to advance the treatment of adrenergic-related conditions throughout the ... Clonicel is being developed for both the treatment of hypertension and attention deficit ... partner with Dream Pharma to bring this important treatment to children struggling with ADHD in Korea," said ...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

... cancer centers have ordered four new radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... each year. "These modern and advanced treatment machines will enable us to offer highly conformal ... on this by combining image guidance and faster treatment times with excellent dose conformity." ...

NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

... Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for the Prevention and treatment of Cancer-Related Infections to include ... recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the major common and opportunistic infections ... Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for the Prevention and treatment of Cancer-Related Infections. The NCCN Guidelines ...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

... Imitrex/Imigran, prescribed for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, and ... that telcagepant will launch for the acute treatment of migraine in 2011 and will achieve blockbuster ... challenges and patient preference for oral treatment are expected to limit the use of these unique ...

Adult Glioblastoma: Optimal Approaches to a Challenging Diagnosis

... VOORHEES, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the most common type of ... within 18 months of diagnosis. Current treatment includes the use of temozolomide-based ... to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment leading to better outcomes for patients. These ...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

... (degarelix for injection) for its prostate cancer treatment previously marketed under the generic name ... to fight their prostate cancer. "This treatment was in development by Ferring Pharmaceuticals in ... medical community an effective alternative in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer without delay. We ...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

... other factors) telaprevir's shorter duration of treatment as compared to treatment duration using boceprevir. The new ... will use both telaprevir and boceprevir for the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1-infected ...

Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

... tumor regression during 449 days of Bezielle treatment and continues to be stable off of study ... days. A second patient who discontinued Bezielle treatment with stable disease continues to be stable for ... Bezielle is an oral drug designed for the treatment of advanced breast cancer with a novel mechanism ...

Five Questions About Eczema

... corticosteroids. (17) Among the newer forms of treatment are prescription medications called topical ... topical corticosteroids are used first in the treatment of eczema, TCIs can provide effective second line ... or itching. (23) These occur at the beginning of treatment and tend to go away after a few days. Other side ...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

... reductase inhibitor (statin), for the primary treatment of hypercholesterolemia and combined ... elderly, patients with diabetes and those whose treatment is complicated by concurrent disease and ... there is still a need for better control of and treatment for dyslipidemia. According to the American Heart ...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

... with another non-hormone, minimally-invasive treatment that addresses a significant issue for women in ... for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia, permanent contraception, ...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

... third-party reimbursement coverage of Urgent PC treatment is the SUmiT clinical study, which we announced ... directly compare the effectiveness of Urgent PC treatment to a non-active sham treatment with 219 enrolled subjects at 22 urology and ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments

... has the potential to be an important new treatment option for patients needing to better manage ... and absolute weight loss in Year 1, and continued treatment with lorcaserin in Year 2 helped significantly ... of lorcaserin patients who completed one year of treatment according to the trial's protocol lost at least ...

Journal of Clinical Oncology Publishes TREANDA Study Demonstrating Significant Improvement in Overall Response and Progression-Free Survival in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

... mg/kg on days 1 and 15) (n=157) for up to six treatment cycles. In this study, TREANDA demonstrated ... vs. 31%; p<0.0001). Patients in the TREANDA treatment arm also had a higher complete response rate than ... chlorambucil (31% vs. 2%) which means that after treatment with TREANDA, some patients had no signs of CLL ...

Hamptons' Artists & Writers 61st Annual Charity Softball Game To Benefit Phoenix House - To be Held at Herrick Park, East Hampton, Saturday, August 15, 2009, 3 pm

... is one of the nation's leading drug and alcohol treatment centers. In East Hampton, Phoenix House operates ... Academy of Long Island, providing residential treatment to teens along with educational and vocational ... leading non-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment service organizations, serving close to 7,500 ...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

... the finding suggests a potential future cancer treatment for humans. The study appears in the August ... Researchers found that the mice who received no treatment for their tumors died about 30 days into the study. Mice who received the nanotubes alone or laser treatment alone survived for a similar length of time. ...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

... drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need ... and ranibizumabhave been rapidly adopted for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the ... August Journal of AAPOS , found that bevacizumab treatment in one eye of a child with eye disease also ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

... several FDA approved therapies exist for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Despite this progress, ... profile and an evaluation of the benefit/risk of treatment demonstrated in the Phase 3 trial. The SPA ... important, novel pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including renal ...

Zogenix and Astellas Enter Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement in the US for Newly Approved Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM)

... delivery system for subcutaneous sumatriptan, a treatment that provides migraine relief within 10 minutes ... which will allow us to bring this cutting edge treatment to a broader number of people suffering from ... care physicians and neurologists. Tablets are a treatment option for some of these migraine sufferers, but ...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

... to determining whether patients are responding to treatment or whether the disease has recurred," said Susan ... microscopic appearance and genetic factors. treatment for each of the risk categories is very ... because it can detect and follow the response to treatment of tumor in the bone or bone marrow more ...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

... III clinical study of BIBW 2992 as first-line treatment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients ... (cisplatin/pemetrexed) as a potential first-line treatment for NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations.(3) ... investigation of BIBW 2992 as a potential new treatment option for NSCLC patients who have HER2 neu ...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

... (BLA) for KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) as a treatment for chronic gout in patients refractory to ... crippling, debilitating disease and have no other treatment options." The Company believes that its ... is a PEGylated uricase enzyme intended for the treatment of chronic gout in patients refractory to ...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

... But another study finding suggests insulin treatment could boost the risk SUNDAY, Aug. 2 ... and Diabex. Although there are several other treatment options available, the American Diabetes Association recommends metformin as a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. According to the American ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that ... the risk of acquiring HIV and why acyclovir treatment does not reduce that risk," says NIAID Director ... completed last year, demonstrated that successful treatment of such genital herpes lesions with the drug ...

Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy

... Chase. "And for patients who don't have a lot of treatment options, we think this is a good thing. It gives ... erlotinib, Borghaei and colleagues examined the treatment and clinical outcomes for a subgroup of patients ... paclitaxel and cetuximab as first-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Out of ...
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