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Ambulatory Surgery Centers 'Pivotal' in Moving Outpatient Surgical Services Into Less Expensive, Clinically Appropriate Settings

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) play a pivotal role in moving services into less expensive yet clinically appropriate settings, concludes a study issued today by the independent health economics and policy firm KNG Health Consulting. Other key ...

New appropriate use criteria guide treatment of patients with heart blockage

If you're committed to fitness, the decision to climb a couple of flights of stairs rather than take the elevator is clear. But if you develop chest pain on the way up, deciding how to treat the symptoms of clogged arteries in your heart is much more complicated. Whether it's appropriate to tr...

National Headache Foundation Offers Statement, Experts on Appropriate Use of Medications for Migraine Treatment

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news reports that Shawn Southwick King, wife of CNN host, Larry King, is allegedly being treated for medication use related to migraine, the National Headache Foundation today issued the following statement. Migraine is not a daily headache and...

Pourquié Lab uncovers mechanism contributing to appropriate formation of the spine

The Stowers Institute's Pourqui Lab has shed light on the mechanism causing animals to develop the appropriate number of vertebrae. Vertebrae are formed from their embryonic precursors, called somites. The number of somites is consistent within a species, but varies significantly across specie...

Myanmar Government Must Cooperate With International Community to Ensure Appropriate Aid for Victims, Urges Amnesty International

WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Myanmar, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced around a million more, Amnesty International is calling urgently on the government to open its borders to relief workers and ensure aid is prov...

AVMA Passes New Policy to Encourage Humane Treatment of Captive Elephants, Appropriate Use of Training Tools

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) issued a new policy offering guidance on the humane treatment and handling of elephants by veterinarians and handlers. Elephant handlers and veterinarians generally use two tools in handling and traini...

Study Finds New Version of QIAGEN's HPV Test for Developing Countries Could Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer by More than Half When Combined With Appropriate Treatment

Research Shows the New Test is Accurate, Simple to Run and Requires Minimal Resources BEIJING, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research demonstrating the potential of a special type of HPV test developed by QIAGEN with support from PATH -- a non-profit global healt...

American Heart Association Surgical Supplement Journal Report: Appropriate Hospital Discharge System Can Prevent Future Cardiac Events

DALLAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improving how healthcare providers follow proven protocols could reduce the risks of subsequent heart problems for heart disease patients, according to a study reported in a cardiovascular surgery supplement of Circulation: Journal of the American He...

National Quality Forum Endorses Guidelines to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare and Make Care Patient-Centered and Culturally Appropriate

Practices provide guidance for healthcare systems in areas like leadership, care delivery, workforce training and community engagement WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF), an organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, has endorsed 45 pr...

Patient’s Individual Cardiologist Best Judge For Deciding Appropriate Treatment In Chronic Coronary Artery Diseas

A new research conducted at the Heart Institute of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Brazil showed that following individual doctor's advice was the key to// getting the best care in case of chronic coronary artery disease. The findings of the study to be published in the Septem...

Nursing Home Residents Receive Appropriate Emergency Care Despite Poor Funds

Despite the widespread belief that residents of nursing home or hostel are transferred to emergency departments in hospitals, //it has been found that aged care homes effectively attend to the health care needs of the residents, even in the presence of poor funds. A new study has now revealed that ...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

...of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to develop walk-through guides and questionnaires to help consumers assess quality and choose the most appropriate services. "Other books contain lists of questions, but none have been tested and consistently found to identify the quality of long-term care as hav...

ConvaTec Launches Versiva(R) XC(R) Campaign and Best Practice Statement

...c , and the document also can be downloaded at http://www.wounds-uk.com/best_practice.shtml . The expert recommendations are intended to provide appropriate guidance in an accessible format to help healthcare professionals manage patients.(5) When developing the Best Practice Statement, the authors ...

AlloSource Chosen as Healthcare Finalist in 2009 'Top Companies'

...n Centennial, CO. For more information, visit www.allosource.org . Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Thomas Cycyota https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=89921 ...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

... centers. Each trauma center regardless of its level is an integral component of the emergency medical services system. The EMS system assures appropriate patient care management from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital and/or trauma center and through the rehabilitative phase of care. ...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

...s Smooth the patient's transition between sites of care Promote patient self-management Educate and support family caregivers Facilitate access to appropriate community resources ...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

...from the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury. According to Mason, "The effects of head trauma are treatable and the brain can heal when given the appropriate treatment." Source: The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook: Your Program for Regaining Cognitive Function and Overcoming Emotional Pain (...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

...the disease. The National Psoriasis Foundation urges people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to work with their dermatologists to find an appropriate treatment regimen to help manage their disease. The organization also encourages patients to pay careful attention to their joints and to see ...

Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation

...h the highest quality of care. Peer Reviewers conduct peer to peer discussions in an effort to work with the ordering provider. Care to Care believes appropriate radiological and diagnostic imaging services improve member outcomes and takes a collaborative and educational approach. Care to Care remains focused...

NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

...ivate purchasers. For additional information visit: www.nbch.org . Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Andrew Webber https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=81797 ...

Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system

...Compensation software also minimizes potential guesswork in determining the appropriate settings required to compensate for leakage. "Gas leakage presents a ch... facilities. It may also be used during transport within such facilities if appropriate electrical power and compressed gas sources are available. "This FDA 510...

The New Next Generation Hot Tub

...anada and more than 65 other countries. Visit www.hotspring.com . Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Samantha Weiser https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=81411 ...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...stablishing criteria for reimbursement by Medicare for the ESA usage issued on July 30, 2007. Unlike the NCD from CMS, the label indication directs appropriate physician prescribing and applies to all patients and payers. A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ("REMS") proposal by manufacturers was filed ...

Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

...ors. "In the past, annual vaccines against many diseases were the rule. Today's veterinarians stress the annual exam, with only those vaccines appropriate for the cat's lifestyle, as the most important aspects of feline wellness," added Dr. Gaspar. Dr. Gaspar posts topical articles about feline he...

AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

...ty Populations" project aims to: Ensure high quality and culturally appropriate services for people with diabetes by involving different members of the dis...level, and do so in a care model that facilitates early glucose control and appropriate follow-up. Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute aims to be a catalyst f...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

...analysis beyond the FDA study is not practical or needed. In addition, he suggests that the use of LABA, when indicated, in mandatory combination with appropriate doses of ICS, should remain the standard treatment for patients with moderate to severe asthma. This article is published in the August issue of CHES...

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

...ans to provide the right treatment, at the right time, for the right patient, and the Company is well positioned for success in the future. Now is the appropriate time for me to retire and to turn over full leadership of the Company to Bruce Broussard. Bruce has done an outstanding job since becoming the CEO in ...

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

...y cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiven...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

... Director of Marketing (760) 717 3774 bdash@genvault.com Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. BRET DASH http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=87941 ...

South Carolina-Based AnMed Health Selects CHS for Affiliation Agreement

... as non-profit providers. "All three of our organizations," he said, "share a mission of providing care to all who need it, making this an especially appropriate combination. We are honored to have been chosen to help expand services in a growing area of South Carolina during a period of rapid change." ...

Effient(TM) is Now Available in Pharmacies

...que Conterno, president of Lilly USA, LLC. "We will work closely with healthcare professionals to ensure they understand how Effient works and who the appropriate patients are to receive this innovative treatment." "We recognize the need for practical patient support and education during this difficult ti...

Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days

...ce in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware ...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. Additional ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...protections for RNs and other healthcare workers. CNA/NNOC is also proposing contract language in represented hospitals to assure provision of appropriate equipment, full adherence to current Centers for Disease Control guidelines and protocols, and other measures to protect nurses and patients. ...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

... ongoing safety surveillance programs worldwide to review all data sources available to them, and work with regulatory agencies to update the label as appropriate based on emerging information. As always, physicians and patients or their caregivers should carefully evaluate the benefits and risks of ENBREL. ...

For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later

...sed by the increase in PTS symptoms," Thorpe said. "We do know that getting appropriate trauma-specific care is critical so we're making as many efforts a possible to link people to sources of appropriate treatment." More information The New York City Department of Healt...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

...ich permanently change the sequence of the DNA building blocks, all epigenetic mutations are reversible and, therefore, potential target structures of appropriate drugs. ...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...ing each stretch for at least 30 seconds. Make sure a coach with the appropriate training heads your child's program. It is important for your child t...Discourage dangerous tactics of play and risky techniques. Strictly enforce appropriate rules to minimize overuse of growing bones. Never push a child beyond...

Nexicon Partners With IntentionQuest to Protect Intellectual Property Rights of Self Help Industry

...n the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Sam Glines https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=88866 Tommy Stiansen https://profnet.prnewswire.com/S...

Mobile Surgery International Assembles Team of Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Surgeons

..., MD, the chief executive officer and medical director of the company. "Our surgeon driven service model combines ability to source cost-effective and appropriate operating room capacity and machinery, sophisticated surgical expertise, and mobility. It offers domestic and foreign payers and uninsured, self-insur...
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