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Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

... prior period volume. The selling price dollar variance is then divided by the prior period sales dollars to calculate the percentage change. Volume/mix variance is calculated as the total sales variance minus the selling price variance. The ...

Genetic risk factors play role in autoantibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis

... contributed 11 percent to the total genetic variance of RA, 18 percent to the genetic variance of ACPA-positive RA, and only about 2 percent to the genetic variance of ACPA-negative RA. In the past, HLA genes were ...

Conseco Reports First Quarter Results

... to equity- indexed annuity products (such variance primarily resulted from the change in the ... compensation plan for certain agents (such variance resulted from a $2.7 million death benefit ... to equity- indexed annuity products (such variance primarily resulted from the change in the ...

MINRAD International, Inc. Announces 2007 Financial Results

... per share data) Year Ended variance December 31, December 31, ... Year Ended variance December 31, December 31, ... Year Ended variance December 31, December 31, ...

Intimate abuse study finds clear links with poor health and calls for holistic primary care approach

... and abuse in their current relationship accounted for a 15 per cent of the variance in the women's physical health. Sleep disturbance, depression, eating ... status and abuse in their current relationship accounted for a 49 per cent variance in the women's psychological health. "Our research clearly shows ...

Study finds that tobacco companies changed design of cigarettes without alerting smokers

... over time, even if those changes have exceeded acceptable product variance guidelines. The result, say the researchers, is that consumers who buy the ... products, which in many cases have exceeded the levels of acceptable variance established within the tobacco industry, for the most part, these changes ...

Social Security Disability Benefits Awarded Disparately Across the US Reports www.social-security-lawyers.net

... Though SSDI is administered on a federal level, there appears to be a wide variance in the application of SSDI guidelines by adjudicators. While some of these guidelines are based upon geographic economies, the variance seems to suggest a more indiscriminate application of awards. For ...

Genetic analysis may predict risk of invasive bladder cancer

... who did not have this variance. "Survival associated with this variance was 96.7 months compared with 47.0 months among patients with the ... Yang said. In a further analysis, Yang and colleagues calculated a variance combination to identify those patients at high risk for recurrence. The ...

LifeCare Holdings, Inc. Announces Year-End Results

... in average licensed bed capacity. The remaining unfavorable variance of $3.9 million was related mainly to increases in supplies and other ... in net patient service revenue was comprised of a favorable $22.9 million variance as the result of increased revenue per patient day and a $6.9 million ...

Environmental Tectonics Corporation Announces Third Quarter and Year To Date Fiscal 2009 Results

... Thirteen weeks ended weeks ended variance Variance November 28, November 23, ... Thirty-nine weeks ended weeks ended variance Variance November 28, November 23, ...

Study suggests reliability of cognitive assessment tool varies widely

... The study found factors such as rater training, rater education, variance in time allotment during testing as well as rater experience and individual judgment may contribute to variance in scoring when using this assessment. "Clinical trials for the ...

LifeCare Holdings, Inc. Announces Year-end Results

... Liquidity and Capital Resources section below. The remaining unfavorable variance of $1.4 million was related mainly to the increases in salaries, wages and ... in net patient service revenue included an unfavorable $9.5 million variance as the result of decreased revenue per patient day, offset by a $2.7 ...

PreMD Reports Fiscal 2007 Results

... year decreased by $1,996,000 to $2,778,000 from $4,774,000 in 2006. The variance for the year reflects: - A decrease of $2,224,000 in spending on ... $3,213,000 compared with $3,025,000 in 2006, an increase of $188,000. The variance primarily reflects: - An expense of nil in 2007 compared to $175,000 ...

Kidney cancer surgery often determined by surgeons' practice style, not medical factors

... variation among surgeons in the type of surgery they performedan 18.1% variance for partial nephrectomy and a 37.4% variance for laparoscopy. Factors based on surgeons practice style contributed more ...

LifeCare Holdings, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

... and Capital Resources section contained herein. The remaining unfavorable variance of $3.9 million was related to increases in salaries, wages and benefits, ... from a 0.9% increase in patient days and an unfavorable $8.6 million variance as the result of decreased revenue per patient day, offset by a net ...

Health Robotics Announces American Joint Venture With i.v.SOFT

... of I.V.s are not compatible with Robots, due to ampoules, non-standard elastomeric infusors, plastic bottles, sub-standard vial shapes, and the large variance in thousands of medical devices globally utilized for I.V. preparation and administration such as syringes, bags, bottles, tamper-evident caps, and ...

Leading Blood Centers, LifeSource and Central Blood Bank, Spotlight a Unique Donor Population During National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

... returned to normal, and then every two to six months for the rest of the patient's life. In December 2005, Central Blood Bank implemented a variance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the collection and distribution of blood from patients with HH. In August 2008, LifeSource also ...

In the Case of Epilepsy, Generic Drugs and Random Product Substitution are Not Always "Good Medicine"

... that may not be an issue for a person using generic Vicodin to occasionally treat an achy back, for a patient with life-long epilepsy, that 45% variance can mean the difference between a normal, seizure-free life and dealing with the risk of breakthrough seizures, brain damage and even death." ...

LifeCare Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

... revenue was comprised of a favorable benefit of $9.9 million as the result of higher rates on a per patient day basis offset by an unfavorable variance of $3.7 million from the decrease in patient days. During the three months ended March 31, 2009, our net patient service revenue per patient day was ...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

... use, and personal victimization. The data convinced Beaver that genetic factors explained a surprisingly significant 40 to 45 percent of the variance in adolescent victimization among the twins, while non-shared environments (those environments that are not the same between siblings) explained the ...

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital Selects SIS Anesthesia

... hospital through an implementation methodology that is both proven and practical. The guiding principles - make implementations easier and control variance to achieve great outcomes every time - provide structure to the project that result in intentional, efficient and consistent outcomes for clients. ...

Sound Inpatient Physicians Report on New Clinical Processes to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Enhance Care

... improvements in the delivery of care for hospitalized patients. Our hospitalist physicians use a proprietary web-based software application to remove variance and optimize quality, utilization and satisfaction in the inpatient setting. The HIDI(TM) process uniquely concentrates on diagnoses where quality, ...

Cognitive decline begins in late 20s, study suggests

... throughout all of adulthood if there are no pathological diseases," Salthouse said. However, Salthouse points out that there is a great deal of variance from person to person, and, he added, most people function at a highly effective level well into their final years, even when living a long life. ...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

... News) -- Most prenatal vitamins marketed in the United States don't contain as much iodine as is stated on the label, researchers report. The variance is troubling, they say, since iodine is critically important to the health of a developing fetus. In a letter appearing in the Feb. 26 issue of ...

Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

... and against the older guaiac test. They reported their findings in the Feb. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The team found a wide variance in diagnostic performance between the tests. The sensitivity for accurately spotting an adenoma (suspicious growth) ranged from 25 percent to 72 ...

St. Jude finds more than 100 gene variations linked with response to leukemia treatment

... findings are important because although cure rates for ALL exceed 80 percent, patient responses vary significantly to the same drugs. Much of this variance has been unexplained. The newly discovered genetic variations, however, will likely give scientists a clearer understanding of why treatments fail in ...

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes

... the only significant correlate factor with respect to severity of OSA was the overnight change of fluid volume in the leg, which explained 67% of the variance in OSA severity. The change in fluid in the leg was, in turn, directly related to the amount of time the subject reported sitting each day. "An ...

January/February 2009 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... evaluation using colonoscopy or double-contrast barium enema and sigmoidoscopy, finding that in nearly one-half of the cases such decisions were at variance from established guidelines or could not be determined. Analyzing data for 661 patients with positive FOBT results who did not undergo subsequent ...

Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

... human traits, including how likely a person is to get a disease, a new report says. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found a wide variance in gene expression -- the amount of protein it tells cells to produce. Such variation can lead to alternative splicing, a process that can create ...

Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

... or after patients receive an artery-opening stent. But some patients do not do well on Plavix (clopidogrel). Until now, the reasons for that variance have been unclear. Plavix "targets a very important receptor on platelets, but people vary substantially in how good an anti-clotting effect they ...

UK kidney cancer patients face toxic, out-dated treatments with little hope of change

... National Health Service must wait until therapies are off-patent and therefore become cheaper. "Second, the NICE cost-effectiveness analysis is at variance with other cost-effectiveness analyses conducted in the USA, Sweden and other countries. In the media furore that greeted NICE's provisional decision ...

A postcode lottery still exists for cancer patients with 'exceptional circumstances'

... created a lot of anxiety for patients and considerable extra work for clinicians, hospitals and PCTs." Furthermore there was found to be a stark variance in the time it took for the PCT to respond to the application, causing further distress for the patient and family. The average time taken was 37 ...

Genetic disease treatments and pharmacogenetics: From scientific discovery to medical delivery

... research team were among the first to show that a polymorphism in the warfarin drug target VKORC1 accounts for a major portion (~30%) of the variance in RD, and they have recently evaluated 1,523 Swedish patients from the Warfarin Genetics (WARG) cohort in the largest study to date showing likely ...

PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

... and administration expenses amounted to $367,000 for Q3 2008 compared with $995,000 in Q3 2007, a decrease of $628,000. Significant causes of the variance include: - a reduction in annual meeting and annual report costs of $16,000 due to cost containment activities; - a decrease of $18,000 in ...

Conseco Reports Third Quarter Results

... 2008 were negatively impacted by a $1.3 million adjustment to the amortization of the cost of policies produced that is not expected to recur. This variance was partially offset by the positive income impacts following the recapture of a modified coinsurance agreement in the fourth quarter of 2007. In ...

PreMD Reports Second Quarter Results

... and administration expenses amounted to $503,000 for Q2 2008 compared with $911,000 in Q2 2007, a decrease of $408,000. Significant causes of the variance include: - a decrease of $230,000 in professional fees for legal, audit and human resources; the 2007 amount included expenses of a ...

Hospital Expenditures for Physician On-Call Pay Rates Nearly Double

... national markets, frequency of the call coverage provided, and the likelihood of being called in for service. The survey identifies a significant variance in the on-call rates paid by specialty; some specialties are far more likely to receive on-call pay than are others. "These data represent national ...

Invention to prevent surgical adhesions wins Kaye Award

... copolymers combine two types of segments, each of them rendering the polymers with specific properties. This multicomponent approach permits the variance of various parameters of the materials -- adjusting their basic chemistry, composition and molecular weight -- to comply with the clinical ...

Sleep problems linked to obesity, lower quality of life in school-aged children

... significant predictors of child-reported psychosocial and total quality of life scores. In this study, sleep and weight each contributed unique variance for quality of life scores, thus indicating the need to evaluate daytime functioning in children with both obesity and sleep problems, said Davis. ...

All Children's Hospital Achieves ISBT 128 Compliance With Mediware's HCLL Blood Bank System

... not implement systems that fulfill ISBT requirements by the May 1 deadline must file with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and have a variance approved which documents when the facility will have the necessary systems in place. "For facilities that have not licensed our software or have been ...
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