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Milliman Survey Says Variable Annuity Guarantees Dominate Annuity Products

... offered include some form of GLB. Sales of vas that offered a GLB during calendar year 2004 ... from 61% to 93%, on average, of total sales of vas that offered a GLWB. Election rates of GMWBs have ... VARDS Report). GLBs provide guarantees on vas that would otherwise reflect equity-like risk ...

MD Goes HD: Phoenix Doctor Is First to Use New High-Definition Television Production Vehicle to Help Educate and Teach From the Operating Room.

... PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- vas Communications, a multi-media marketing and video ... Along with the high resolution imagery, vas also utilizes robotic cameras in the operating ... is doing. Chris Wooley, Managing Producer for vas and 22-year veteran on surgical video production ...

Yugma Appoints Vas Bhandarkar as Chief Executive Officer

... using the Internet, announced the appointment of vas Bhandarkar as Chief Executive Officer. Vas ... of EFII's Unimobile Division. Prior to Unimobile, vas was Vice President of Marketing and Business ... large Corporations. "I am delighted that vas has joined us to lead and scale the ...

Milliman Survey Confirms Continued Dominance of Guarantees in Variable Annuity Retirement Income Products

... some form of GLB. Total sales of vas that offered a GLB during calendar year ... 2005, the election rate of GLBs was 68% of total vas that offer any GLB, up from 56% in 2004. The ... survey participants (relative to total sales of vas that offered a GMWB/GLWB). Guaranteed Lifetime ...

3 studies confirm the value of etanercept therapy in treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis

... during the 27 month study period. The disease specific CHAQ, including the vas pain and vas well-being scores showed a significant improvement on all domains (p Dr ...

IFX anti-TNF therapy associated with clinical benefit over 5 years in patients with active AS

... Of the latter, group 1a had relapsed (BASDAI >4 and physician global vas >4) (n=9) and group 1b were in remission (n=5). Interestingly, all these ... (Bath AS Metrology Index): 4.0 vs 2.2 (p<0.001) Patient global disease vas (visual analogue score): 7.0 vs 2.8 (p<0.001) CRP: 2.9 mg/dl vs 0.5 mg/dl ...

Study tests reliability of more accurate measure of patient pain

... patients. The visual analog score (VAS) is the most widely used scale. The vas scale measures pain by a single score indicated by a patient the end of a ... It uses a scale that ranges from "no pain" to "worst imaginable pain." The vas is frequently used for diagnostic and technical procedures to evaluate ...

The Need for Cultural Reform at the VA

... I was deeply saddened by the recent revelation of deceptive practices at vas in New York -- a Newsday article reported that hundreds of veterans' ... independent safe-havens of refuge, above and beyond those offered by the vas own Inspector General, for those fearing reprisals for speaking out. As ...

Male Contraception: Progress Slow but Steady

... that the combination worked better to suppress sperm. "Intra vas Device," or IVD -- An alternative to a vasectomy, this method involves inserting silicone plugs into the vas deferens, the tube sperm move through and the same tube cut in a ....

Key findings for all veterans seen in depression and suicide study

... during the study period of 1999 to 2004, reinforcing the need for the vas recent initiatives to prevent suicide. The study, conducted by ... Affairs facility nationwide between 1999 and 2004. The data are from the vas National Registry for Depression, developed and maintained by the Serious ...

Quigley Corporation Announces Final Results of Quigley Pharma's Phase IIb Study

... Efficacy: The primary efficacy objective is to demonstrate that treatment with QR-333 improves pain relief, as demonstrated through the vas pain scale. The secondary efficacy objective is to demonstrate that treatment with QR-333 improves symptomatic diabetic neuropathy, as ...

Versus Technology, Inc. Announces Sale of Real-Time Location System to the St. Louis VA Medical Center

... transforming healthcare by making patients safer, staff more efficient, and communication more dynamic--all in a cost-effective manner. "The vas throughout the U.S. are getting hit with budget cuts--even as they're seeing the number of patients increase," says Paul Timmerman, VP of Sales and ...

Versus Technology, Inc. Announces Sale of Real-Time Location Information System to the Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Clinic

... thresholds which will help eliminate potential bottlenecks. Paul Timmerman, Versus' VP of Sales and Marketing notes, "Versus has worked with several vas and military hospitals and we understand their unique patient scheduling issues as well as their system integration protocols. We look forward to ...

Study Showed New Episodes of Depression Delayed in People Taking Cymbalta(R)

... study discontinuation due to lack of efficacy. Secondary measures included the HAMD17 total score and subscales, CGI-S and PGI-I scales, SQ-SS and vas for pain. Safety and tolerability were assessed via analysis of treatment-emergent adverse events, vital signs, weight, ASEX for sexual functioning ...

Vasectomy Vs Intra Vas Device – Check It Out

... States Researchers have devised a new ‘Intra vas Device’ or IVD that can be inserted through a ... from traveling along each of the tubes, the vas deferens that links the testicles and the penis. ... the best, most expensive micro surgeon to sew a vas deferens back together. But even if you can get ...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

... device that targets sperms, called Intra vas Device (IVD) has been approved by the FDA for a ... sperm as they travel through a tube called the vas deferens. Men don't need to worry that they'll ... door.’ The concept of blocking sperm in the vas deferens is not new: each year about 500,000 ...

Age should not rule out visectomy reversal

... add. During a vasectomy, a surgeon cuts a small section out of each vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes. The open ends of the ... through a surgical procedure that restores the flow of sperm through the vas deferens. SOURCE: The Journal of Urology 2003;169:2250-2252. ...

No-scalpel Vasectomies by Skilled Surgeons may Speed Recovery

... incision method may not be interested in learning a new technique." Vasectomy, a surgical form of birth control in which a duct known as the vas is cut or tied, has traditionally been performed by making an incision in the skin of the scrotum. Cutting or tying the vas, which carries sperm from ...

New Drugs Would Help Men to Play an Equal Role in Contraception

... cease men from ejaculation during sex.// The concept on which the drug is based on is that the contraction of the longitudinal muscle in the vas deferens is prevented, thus sperms are not propelled out of the penis. This method of contraception is based on the control of schizophrenia ...

Male Contraceptive Pill Being Developed By Berlin Pharmaceutical

... she is confident that men will accept this form of contraception. "For many, according to surveys, this is an alternative to cutting the vas deferens", the sperm duct that runs from the testicle to urethra. She notes that around 60 million men around the globe have been sterilised - a ...

New !! Birth Control Option For Men

... doctors expect more men will take charge. It’s called Vasclip. Specialists say, unlike the traditional vasectomy, they no longer have to cut the vas deferens that carries sperm instead all they need to do is cut out a segment of vas. As a result, a clamp is placed across the vas.// The clamp ...
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