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... and mathematical miscues are a few of the common errors in administering PROs during clinical trials. These kinds of errors have cost companies millions and delayed the ... necessary clinical trial data, simple formatting errors or minor programming mistakes can easily lead to ...

More Than 1.5 Million Americans Sickened, Injured or Killed by Medication Errors Each Year; Seniors Most at Risk

... are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications ... of death amongst the elderly -- Medication errors have been documented to cost the U.S. healthcare ... -- Challenges for the FDA -- Medication errors National Alliance of Caregiving -- ...

Results From Trials of DHA in Alzheimer's Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

... the study participants taking DHA supplements made significantly fewer errors on the PAL compared to when they started the study (-1.63 + or - 0.76, ... took algal DHA capsules for six months had almost double the reduction in errors on a test that measures learning and memory performance versus those who ...

Newly Published Article Details How PGS Techniques Directly Effect Successful Pregnancy Outcomes

... (PGS), are sharing the step-by-step best practices and explaining what errors can be made along the way. The article, published in the latest ... emphasizes proper embryo biopsy technique and reveals the most common errors made with the ultimate goal of educating clinics, embryologists and other ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation for HPN-100 for the Treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders

... About Urea Cycle Disorders Urea cycle disorders are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated 1 in 10,000 births in the United ... administering to patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency or inborn errors of beta oxidation. The safety or efficacy of doses in excess of 20 grams ...

CareHere's Electronic Medication System Proves 100 Percent Effective in Response to Recall

... CareHere physicians and providers to immediately identify potential errors and prevent dangerous drug interactions, dosage errors and allergic reactions. In addition to providing primary care ...

B. Braun Medical Inc. to Demonstrate Infusion Systems Technologies at HIMSS 2009 Interoperability Showcase

... have the ability to transmit patient information electronically to reduce errors and deliver more effective treatment to patients. Our suite of infusion ... address critical issues including environmental responsibility, medication errors reduction and infection prevention. For more information, call ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Results for Phase II Study in Urea Cycle Disorders

... About Urea Cycle Disorders Urea cycle disorders are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated 1 in 10,000 births in the United ... administering to patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency or inborn errors of beta oxidation. The safety or efficacy of doses in excess of 20 grams ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Completes Enrollment in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial in Patients With Urea Cycle Disorders

... these patients." About Urea Cycle Disorder UCDs are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated 1 in 10,000 births in the US. ... administering to patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency or inborn errors of beta oxidation. The safety or efficacy of doses in excess of 20 grams ...

Diabetes Experts Issue New Recommendations for Inpatient Glycemic Control - Call for Systemic Changes in Hospitals Nationwide

... The complexity of inpatient glycemic management necessitates a system approach that facilitates safe practices that reduce the risk for errors and episodes of severe hypoglycemia. The consensus group recommends a multidisciplinary approach for care from admission to discharge from the ...

ViroPharma Submits Comments on Vancocin(R) Draft Bioequivalence Guidance

... absence of any standards to evaluate the effect of such variations on the generic product's performance. "OGD's extensive litany of errors and omissions not only required an equally extensive response, but should cause many to question, as we do, whether OGD has abrogated its ...

Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Issues Statement in Opposition of Genentech Petition to Restrict Lab Use of Diagnostic Tests for Physicians and Patients

... LDTs fall within the scope of the petition. Genentech's citizen petition relies on several incorrect assumptions. One of the most fundamental errors is that FDA review and approval is needed for all LDTs used in therapeutic decision-making "to ensure that claims made for the tests are ...

GSK Reports PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) Significantly Increased Platelet Counts and Reduced Bleeding in Long-Term Study of Patients With Chronic ITP

... Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from excessive increases in platelet counts. Excessive doses of PROMACTA or medication errors that result in excessive doses of PROMACTA may increase platelet counts to a level that produces thrombotic/thromboembolic complications. In the ...

FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder

... Thrombotic/thromboembolic complications may result from excessive increases in platelet counts. Excessive doses of PROMACTA or medication errors that result in excessive doses of PROMACTA may increase platelet counts to a level that produces thrombotic/thromboembolic complications. In the ...

Joint Commission Urges Patients to 'Speak Up' About Pain

... hospital, preventing medication mistakes, preventing infections, preparing to become a living organ donor, avoiding wrong site surgery and preventing errors in care. Brochures can be found at http://www.jointcommission.org . All of the Speak Up(TM) brochures are available in an easy-to-read format and in ...

Aon: Complex Insurance Requirements, Risk Management Needs Challenge Firms Conducting Clinical Trials Beyond Own Borders

... -- Turnaround time for certification issuance is often longer, particularly when local admitted insurance companies must be used. -- Delays or errors in certification can result in delays in regulatory filings and approvals by ethics committees, ministries of health and other oversight ...

NARSAD Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Family Traits Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression

... that occur in well family members at a much higher rate than schizophrenia itself: difficulty following a slow moving target with one's eyes, syntax errors or idiosyncratic use of language, subtle anomalies involving the midline of the face, and difficulty filtering out noises and other irrelevant ...

Magellan Biosciences Companies to Feature Automated Products and New Tests for MRSA at the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Booth 743

... labs are looking for integrated systems that streamline testing, take the guesswork out of identifying often difficult-to-read results, reduce errors from manual methods, and provide faster turnaround times at a lower cost per result. TREK's Sensititre System delivers, testing for the widest range ...

BiPar Sciences Expands Phase 2 Clinical Trials of BSI-201, a Novel DNA Repair Inhibitor, in Ovarian Cancer

... Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. "BRCA-negative patients are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer because BRCA plays a key role in repairing DNA errors that lead to tumor formation." Ovarian cancer strikes more than 21,000 women a year in the United States and is one of the most common causes of ...

Basic Science Discoveries Yield Progress in Hepatology

... mice with liver failure. For some researchers, this is a potential treatment that, if successfully applied to humans, will allow correction of inborn errors of metabolism or allow patients to live long enough for a donated organ to become available. Some scientists believe that stem cells might even ...

Alegent Health Sees Positive Results From Recent Clinician Usability Study Collaboration With Siemens and Motion Computing

... MAK, which automatically validates and documents the medication administration process through barcoding technology to help reduce the potential for errors and improve care, via the Motion C5 MCA devices while treating patients at the bedside. Alegent Health initially ventured into the wireless arena ...

AcroMetrix Renews Contract With Group Services for America's Blood Centers

... controls for all commonly screened analytes, including Chagas. These products provide a means by which to estimate accuracy and detect systematic errors in qualitative assays. "We are excited to continue our valuable partnership with GSABC," said Michael J. Eck, President and CEO for AcroMetrix. "We ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of GT4P in Patients With Urea Cycle Disorders

... clinical states where there is sodium retention with edema. Use caution when administering to patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency or inborn errors of beta oxidation. The safety or efficacy of doses in excess of 20 grams (40 tablets) per day has not been established. AMMONUL(R) and BUPHENYL(R) ...

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Secures Financing to Fund Pivotal Phase III Clinical Trial for Lead Aversion(R) Technology Product Candidate

... by different methods or conclude that the results of the studies are not statistically significant, clinically meaningful or that there were human errors in the conduct of the studies or otherwise, the risk that further studies of the Company's product candidates are not positive, and the uncertainties ...

Managing Preanalytical Processes for Patient Safety

... made. Studies show that 46 percent of laboratory errors take place in the preanalytical phase and 68.2 percent of preanalytical errors occur from specimen collection (Plebani M, ... and frequency. Clin Chem 1997;43:1348-1351). errors occur every day in every healthcare facility ...

Blood Gas Analysis: The Pros and Cons of Point-Of-Care Testing

... in pneumatic tube traffic. POCT also reduces the risk of preanalytical errors that may accompany traditional laboratory testing, such as the handling, ... and the FLEXQ module on the ABL800 FLEX analyzer to help reduce errors through automatic identification and mixing of samples. Abbott ...

GSK and Adolor Announce Preliminary Results from Phase 3 Safety Study of Alvimopan (Entereg/Entrareg)

... from the studies, whether or not statistically significant, do not support safety, efficacy, a favorable risk/benefit profile, or there were human errors in the conduct of the studies, or otherwise; adverse safety findings in any Entereg studies; the risk that regulatory approvals for the use of ...

Prana Biotechnology Presents New Key Findings on PBT2

... late or incomplete. The sender krowe@pranabio.com therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required please request a hard-copy ...

Neurocrine Biosciences Announces New Research Studies Presented at APSS Reveal Significant Under-Diagnosis of Insomnia

... of daytime functional impairment may not accurately assess key aspects of daytime functional impairment. Increase in Medical errors As a Result of Insomnia Results of a new survey that found that insomnia was common in the nursing community, previously announced by Alertness ...

President Bush Ignores America's Plea for Support of Stem Cell Research

... the future of better treatments and cures. "With this veto, President Bush turned the page to start yet another chapter in a Presidential legacy of errors in judgment and bad decisions that needlessly cost American lives in the process. "More than 100 million Americans suffer from ...

Cobalis Reports Phase III Trial Results for PreHistin in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

... diary system functioned correctly and the diary data entered by the patients were correct. The inconsistencies noted earlier were primarily human errors that were corrected and did not alter the study outcomes. About Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay ...

Urinalysis Analyzers: Large Capabilities in Every Size Device

... Automated analyzers can largely eliminate both the variability of subjective visual color interpretation of reagent dipsticks and transcription errors associated with manual data entry. Moreover, with a wide range of testing capacities, sizes and prices, these devices are highly practical for nearly ...

Hematology Analyzers Simple, Sophisticated Technology Serving All Patients

... user safety and convenience, these capabilities can shorten turn-around time, provide real-time quality control information, and reduce clerical errors in data reporting. A broad range of hematology analyzers is available today, and there is a powerful and reliable instrument capable of ...

Prothrombin Time Comes in Small (CLIA-Waived) Packages

... icon-based, with a large, easily read display. The open sample-application area and flashing light make sample targeting easy. The meter recognizes errors and controls are identified automatically. Automatic internal controls monitor the meter and test strip for accurate function. International ...
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