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CogniFit to Work With Gloria Cavanaugh, Former ASA President

Aging Specialist to Consult with Award-Winning Mind Fitness Company WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- (Aging in America Conference, Booth #1317) -- CogniFit, Ltd., the company that uses the latest scientific research to develop easy-to-use software that will enhance human cognitive perfor...

MeadWestvaco and Autism Society of America Launch 2008 ASA Autism Awareness Cambridge Planner

Special Planner Designed to Help Families Organize, Navigate the Complicated Medical, Education Needs of Autism BETHESDA, Md., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Autism Society of America (ASA) and MeadWestvaco's Consumer & Office Products Division announced they have partnered ...

Expert Explains Why Propofol Was the Wrong -- and Possibly Fatal -- Drug for Michael Jackson

...ypical. Like the white color of propofol, the asa July 6th statement/press release continues to be t...despread use of brain monitors. How, then, can the asa claim to represent the patients' best interest by ... asking the fox to guard the hen house." The asa was also tepid by avoiding mention of propofol abu...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Following Statement Related to Media Inquires Regarding Michael Jackson's Death

...he specific circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death. However, the asa unequivocally maintains that Diprivan, or its generic name Propofol, is a d... surgery, would not be as advanced as they are currently. About the asa Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the lifeline of modern medicine...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Continues to Ignore Over Medication Risks

....1% of patients. The sub-section of the main asa site distracts attention from the much larger publ...on. "There is an obvious disincentive for the asa and its sponsored organizations to encourage the u...el of support (i.e., money) from Big Pharma to the asa and their sponsored organizations." So, how c...

Multivu Video Feed: JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore Testifies on the Need for Federal Funding for Type 1 Diabetes Research

...y Diseases at the NIH Kids Testifying: Hannah Ryder, 10 , of Cumberland, Maine; J. Patrick Lacher III, 13 , of South Glastonbury, Conn.; asa Kelly, 16, of Charlotte, N.C., Ellen Gould , a mother of eight children - four with type 1 diabetes, Patrick, 17; Samuel, 12; Sarah, 10; and Ol...

DiaGenic to Provide MCI Biomarkers for Merz Pharmaceuticals

... OSLO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DiaGenic asa (OSL: DIAG) today announced that it has signed an option agreement with Mer...o learn more about Merz, visit http://www.merz.com . About DiaGenic asa DiaGenic is an innovative Norwegian biotechnology company that seeks...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

...terone is critical for the normal development of neurons in the brain and exerts protective effects on damaged brain tissue. Donald G. Stein, PhD, asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory School of Medicine and director of Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine Brain Research Laborat...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches Web Site Focused on Educating and Empowering the Public about Anesthesiology

...sia plays in making those procedures possible, the asa has launched this Web site with the aim that all p...hecklist , a potentially life-saving form that the asa recommends people print, fill out and keep in thei...s advanced as they are currently. About the asa Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the li...

AT&T Shares 2009 NCAA Women's College World Series With American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Club

...tball will soon take the field in Oklahoma City. The 2009 NCAA Division I Women's College World Series championship games run June 1 through June 3 at asa Hall of Fame Stadium, and AT&T* and the NCAA will be sharing the games with the American Cancer Society and The Oklahoma City Boys & Girls Clu...

Acoustics world wide press room now open

...d & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. Reporters are invited to visit the asa World Wide Press Room: ( http://www.acoustics.org/press ). The press roo..., noise control, and speech. An index of all the lay-language papers on the asa World Wide Press Room is at http://www.acoustics.org/press/157th/lay_lang....

Compirion Helps Baxter Regional Medical Center Achieve Patient Satisfaction Rankings in the Top 5th Percentile Nationally

...d IV started by EMS when feasible Key Core Measures results over the term of the improvement project included: asa at arrival from 86% to 98% Primary PCTA within 90 minutes from 56% to 91% Blood culture prior to antibiotic for pneumonia patients fr...

ASA 'May Day' - Stung By Exposure of Watergate-like Public Record Deletions, American Society of Anesthesiologists Closes Access to Website Newsletter

...0004993376&EDATE=- 34k - No longer would the asa be exposed to public chagrin. "The asa never matched their press release words of being i... risks by using brain activity monitors. "The asa track record with pulse oximetry does not suggest ...

ASA plus clopidogrel reduces heart attack risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome

...tigated whether the combination of clopidogrel and asa actually has a higher benefit for patients than asa alone. The final report by IQWiG, published on 31 ...nguage summary of the report is now available. asa and clopidogrel should complement each other's eff...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Recent Public Debate Comes to Dead End

...Until now, I've never publicly proclaimed what the asa did in their press release. I just challenged them...than their actions," said Friedberg. March 9: asa press release (The Lunge ): Never Ending Pur...eing publicly challenged for 19 days, this was the asa response: March 30: Tepid answer (The Parry ...

Autism Society of America Joins MedicAlert Foundation to offer MedicAlert(R) + Safe and Sound(R) - 24-Hour Comprehensive Protection System

...oes right to the heart of our mission and history. asa also has a history of outstanding efforts to advoc...edness, and risk management since the 1990s," said asa President and CEO, Lee Grossman. "We are very exci...valuable new program with MedicAlert." About asa ASA, the nation's leading grassroots autism orga...

Prostate Cancer Patients in US and Europe Receive Treatments Using Enhanced Seed Prostate Brachytherapy Software

... treatment is outpatient-based." "There are some really nice features with VariSeed 8.0 that aid identification and simplify dose planning," says asa Jamtrot, medical physicist at Karolinska University's South Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Doctors at the hospital have treated between 6 and 10 patie...

American Society of Anesthesiologists - 2,211 Patient Deaths From OVER Medication

...n (translation: 'TOO MUCH' anesthesia)," says Dr. Friedberg. "Had the asa encouraged the use of brain activity monitors (BAMs), FDA approved and avai...he adds. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/86660.php "The asa track record for patient safety on pulse oximetry does not suggest it will ...

Dr. Barry Friedberg comments on David vs. Goliath: Who's Really in the Pursuit of Patient Safety & Satisfaction?

...y actions for patient safety and satisfaction. The asa should be willing to do the same. Let's start with...ter to be found in a search of the archives of the asa Newsletter on their web site ( www.asahq.org ) bet...t my press release, I would wager that neither the asa president nor their spokesperson would say anythin...

Birdstep Technology Announces The Dual Upcoming Release Of Its Raima Database Manager Products

...t http://www.raima.com/downloads . About Birdstep Technology, Inc Birdstep Technology, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology asa , is a leading provider of high-performance embedded database solutions known as the Raima Database Manager product-line. Since 1984, the company has ...

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About 'Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction' Debunked

...cles on this critical safety subject appear in the asa Newsletter on their web site between 1983 and 1990...tial public reaction to 'Awake' the movie, did the asa move to create www.awaredb.org . Action: Mis... any anti-vomiting drugs. With 43,000 members, the asa web site has no patient testimonial page. Act...

Electroacupuncture protects acetylsalicylic acid-induced acute gastritis in rats

... ulceration in a rat model. In their study, 72 rats were randomly divided into three groups including control (administered with distilled water), asa group (administered 100 mg/kg ASA) and EA group (administered EA + 100 mg/kg ASA). Each rat was fasted for 18 to 24hours before experimentation, and l...

Proton pump inhibitors increase risk of heart attacks for patients on common cardiac drug

...ts following a heart attack to prevent bleeding from the stomach, including all patients aged 60 years or older receiving ASA. Because clopidogrel and asa are often prescribed together following a heart attack, it is probable that millions of patients worldwide will take a proton pump inhibitor with clop...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.5 Million for Parkinson's Drug Development Projects Led By Academic Investigators

...cluding grant abstracts and researcher bios, is available at www.michaeljfox.org . Modified miRNAs Targeted at Alpha-synuclein as PD Therapy asa Abeliovich, MD, PhD, Columbia University Pre-clinical Characterization of 5-HT1A/1B Receptor Agonists for the Treatment of L-DOPA-induced Dysk...

BNC Technologies Selects Raima Database Manager Embedded

...t http://www.raima.com/downloads/ About Birdstep Technology, Inc Birdstep Technology, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology asa , is a leading provider of high-performance embedded database solutions known as the Raima Database Manager product-line. Since 1984, the company has ...

Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza

...onia in general should take into account the inflammatory response and not just the rapid demise of bacteria. Other authors of this paper include asa Karlstrom and Kelli Boyd (St. Jude); and B. Keith English (Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). This research was supported in part by the U.S. Publ...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Completes Purchase of Majority Interest in Rosa of Georgia, LLC

...de physician services to patients being treated at the facilities and to serve as medical director of the facilities. "As our relationship with asa and ROSA has grown and matured, we have seen firsthand the benefits of having a strong, national company as a partner," said Dale McCord, M.D., Presid...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Joint Venture with Gulf Coast Cancer Centers

...for patient care. We look forward to working with asa and ROSA as we continue our mission of providing s...ians and staff of Gulf Coast Cancer Centers to the asa family. Dr. Hixson and his team are recognized in...es. After the formation of ROSA of South Alabama, asa will own interests in and operate 17 radiation onc...

uTraxx Selects Birdstep Technology's RDM Server for its Next Generation Business Process Management Software

...t http://www.raima.com/downloads/ About Birdstep Technology, Inc Birdstep Technology, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology asa , is a leading provider of high-performance embedded database solutions known as the Raima Database Manager product-line. Since 1984, the company has ...

Birdstep Technology Partners with Mapscape to Offer RDM Embedded Content Solution for Navigation Systems

...t http://www.raima.com/downloads/ About Birdstep Technology, Inc Birdstep Technology, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology asa , is a leading provider of high-performance embedded database solutions known as the Raima Database Manager product-line. Since 1984, the company has ...

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 'Wakes Up' to Office-Based Anesthesia (OBA)

...personality to deal with this environment." -- Rebecca Twersky, MD To this, Homer Simpson would have responded. "Doh." More than a decade ago, the asa held quite a different position. There were no lectures given at the annual meetings specific to office-based anesthesia and most definitely no space ...

Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers

...rgely unaffected by their family arrangement," study author Hiromi Ono, an associate professor of sociology at Washington State University, said in an asa news release. Children spent about five hours a week more with a biological mother than with their male parental figure, biological father or other...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Dialysis Operations in St. Louis, Missouri

... the acquisition, ASA will own interests in and operate 44 dialysis centers and 13 radiation oncology centers in ten states and the territory of Guam. asa also manages three other dialysis centers. ...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Joint Venture to Operate Chicago-Area Radiation Oncology Facility

...evaluate and implement new technologies to treat cancer. I believe ROSA and asa will be just such a partner." Timothy Martin, President and Chief Executi...and 13 radiation oncology centers in nine states and the territory of Guam. asa also manages three other dialysis centers. ...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Joint Venture to Operate Radiation Oncology Facility in Dallas, Texas

... build the North Dallas center and look forward to a long relationship with asa and ROSA." Timothy Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASA, ...and 13 radiation oncology centers in nine states and the territory of Guam. asa also manages three other dialysis centers. ...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Investment by Lindsay Goldberg

...ted $75 million in Ambulatory Services of America. asa will use the funds to close several identified acq... in partnership with physicians. In December 2007, asa completed the acquisition of Innovative Dialysis S...-stage renal disease through 35 dialysis programs. asa is led by a management team with a strong record o...

Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Joint Venture With Denton Cancer Center, LP

...Rana, M.D., founder of Denton Cancer Center, said, "I am happy to join with asa and ROSA. Their management team brings a strong commitment to providing hig...nd 11 radiation oncology centers in eight states and the territory of Guam. asa also manages three other dialysis centers. ...

Reps. Smith and Doyle, Autism Society of America Push Landmark Legislation on World Autism Awareness Day

...rs in developing nations. "We will know we have succeeded when people on the autism spectrum become an accepted part of the human condition," said asa President and CEO Lee Grossman. "While this goal may take a generation to achieve, the global community should aim for nothing less, and it is imperat...

Cardium's InnerCool Therapies Unit Announces Australian Distribution Agreement for CoolBlue and Rapid Blue Systems

...eral important therapies to help manage patients who experience fevers in association with severe neurologic injuries or other medical conditions. The asa and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), as well as other organizations internationally, now recommend proactive fever reduction ...

New Technology No Better at Spotting 'Anesthesia Awareness'

...t this particular study says the BIS monitors are no good," Morton said. "It basically says they're not consistently better than what we have. Even an asa [American Society of Anesthesiologists] practice advisory says that the BIS monitor may still be helpful in high-risk patients. We need to individuali...
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