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BLIS™ Announces Alliance with Surgical Review Corporation to Offer Surgical Complication Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designees

BLIS™ reaches agreement with the leading organization that designates Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence to offer designees exclusive access to a unique, valuable insurance product, covering surgeons performing elective surgery. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February ...

'Wired' Hospitals Post Lower Death, Complication Rates

But researchers note system chosen needs to match needs, culture of staff TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The more "wired" a hospital is, the lower its rate of patient deaths and complications, a new study finds. Automating hospital information systems also saves centers money,...

Clarity for Consumers on Botox Complication and Death Reports

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety has issued a statement offering consumers clarity on the safety of Botox(R) injections after reports of serious complications following treatment with Botox for clinical indications. "Consumers who ...

Acute pancreatitis and cholangitis: a complication caused by a migrated gastrostomy tube

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is generally considered to be safe with a low rate of serious complications. However, dislocation of a gastrostomy tube can lead to serious complications. The case report article describes a patient who presented to Dr. Imamura of Aichi Medical Univers...

Diabetes drug class linked to vision-threatening complication

Philadelphia, PA, 2 April 2009 Treatment with the glitazone class of diabetes drugs leads to a "modest" increase in the risk of diabetic macular edema (DME)a common complication that can lead to vision loss, reports a study in the April issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology ( http://ww...

Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia is common and serious, but genetics could bring screening test or treatment MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- A gene called COMT, already known for its role in schizophrenia, also plays a significant part in the dangerous obstetric complication known as preeclampsia, a n...

Marker for Diabetes Might Miss Early Vision Complication

Eye damage begins at blood sugar levels below current threshold for diagnosis, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Fasting blood sugar levels are typically used to diagnose diabetes, however, a common complication of the disease that can lead to blindness begins at blood su...

MRI Contrast Agent Linked to Complication in Renal Patients

A "mysterious" condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)— which occurs only in patients with advanced kidney disease—is strongly// related to use of gadolinium dyes for MRI scans, reports a study in the March Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. An accompanying e...

Jefferson Physicians Report on Potentially Fatal Complication of Heart Attack

In a case study to be published in the January issue of the international journal Clinical Cardiology, physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia// report on a seemingly healthy 55-year-old man who had a silent heart attack and subsequent unexplained chest pain. Unexplained...

Obesity Surgery Complication Rates Higher than Previously Thought

Four of every 10 obesity surgery patients develop a complication, such as a hernia, within 6 months of leaving the hospital, according to a new study by HHS’ Agency// for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study is the most extensive to date on post-surgical complications from obesity operations ...

Pregnancy Complication Reduced By Calcium Supplementation

Calcium supplementation during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of pregnancy complications, more specifically preeclampsia related//, reports a study published by American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-related complication characterized by elevated blood pres...

A rare complication of bowel disease

An unusual link between ulcerative colitis and upper airway inflammation have been found by researchers.Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease - often known together as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - involves inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have ...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

...ugh to fall victim to a fracture or other major problem, Whitson said. "One of the main things we need to do is recognize fracture as a non-infrequent complication of the post-stroke patient. That recognition can help us prevent other major problems from happening." More information Advice on healthy livi...

Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

...ry traumatic for the patient. Additionally, the cost of treating an infected prosthesis can greatly exceed the cost of the original implant. This complication can be prevented during the initial surgery with Dr. Eid's No-Touch Technique. Dr. Eid, also a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Cornell Uni...

Houston Northwest Medical Center's Bariatric Program Rated Top 15% in the Nation by HealthGrades

... Houston Northwest is one of only 88 hospitals in the 19 states studied identified as a "top" performer (five-star rated), with mortality rates, complication rates and patient lengths of stay that are dramatically lower than poorly rated hospitals. The hospital is one of only 15 hospitals in the state of T...

Study: Bariatric surgery patients have 67 percent lower chance of complications at top hospitals

...iatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals Study released today identifies 88 hospitals as "best" performers (five-star rated), with mortality rates, complication rates and patient lengths of stay that are dramatically lower than poorly rated hospitals. In the study, HealthGrades, the nation's leading indepen...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

...s available today, these results will likely be even better in the future. Both also pointed out that lower HbA1c levels can cause another serious complication -- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Severe hypoglycemia that resulted in either a coma or seizure occurred in 16 percent of the DCCT intensive manageme...

ACC Responds to Study Published in Pediatrics About Phthalate and IV Tubing

... in the study suffered medical conditions which by themselves lead to. . .an increase in parameters of cholestasis. Cholestasis is a relatively common complication among newborns that need intravenous feeding. Indeed, six of the newborns in this study developed the condition even though they were treated with pht...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

... Court jury awarded the estate of a Renton woman more than $1.8 million yesterday for a medical center's failure to alert her physician of a critical complication that developed after routine back surgery. The jury concluded the actions of Renton, Washington's Valley Medical Center and its staff caused...

Ochsner Medical Center, Only Louisiana Hospital Listed in 'America's Best' by U.S. News

...chsner has grown into an international leader in robotics surgery, specifically robotic prostectomies and partial nephrectomies, with an extremely low complication rate," says Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, Jr., Ochsner Director of Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Urology. ENT (ranked 4 5th): "Ochsne...

Bayer HealthCare Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Improve Patient Care

...ams that increase the diagnosis of hemophilia in underserved areas. Inhibitor formation is considered by many patient groups as the most serious complication facing people with hemophilia today. Special Project Award recipient Tom E. Howard, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and director, Greater Los Angeles...

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Commercial Availability of CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules

...roteins and carbohydrates in food, thereby acting as a replacement for digestive enzymes physiologically secreted by the pancreas. EPI can occur as a complication of a variety of diseases or conditions, including CF, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal surgery and chronic pancreatitis. Statistics show that more ...

DOR BioPharma Appoints Christopher P. Schnittker, CPA, as Vice President of Administration and Controller

...propionate or BDP), is a potent, locally acting corticosteroid being developed for the treatment of GI GVHD, a common and potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation. DOR expects to begin a confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of orBec(R) for the treatment of acute GI GVHD and a...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

...ent that stimulates the creation of new bone as part of spinal fusion surgery is being increasingly used in the United States, although costs and some complication rates also appear to be higher with its use, a new study reports. The therapeutic agent, known as bone-morphogenic protein, or BMP, is now used in ...

Houston Northwest Medical Center Recognized in the Top 15% of the Nation for Maternity Care Services from HealthGrades

...ality inconsistencies are seen when comparing states; those with the lowest complication rates have almost half the complications compared with states that had the highest complication rates. "For many women, having a baby is their first e...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

...rgical risk factors such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and hypertension, 100 patients aged 65 to 77 with an average BMI of 45 had hospital stays and complication rates that were comparable to younger patients, the team found. More information There's more on bariatric surgery at the U.S. National Insti...

Veran Medical Enables Breakthrough 4D Navigation to Cancer Lesions at University of Virginia Hospital

...ential cancers are extremely difficult to access for biopsy and diagnosis. These small lesions are moving with respiration and present a high risk of complication such as pneumothorax during these procedures. Veran's IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System uses electromagnetic localization and 4D GPS-like information...

A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

... mouth, plus possibly other bacteria from the human patient's skin, the study authors pointed out. Sepsis, a bloodstream infection, can be a severe complication of bite wounds infected with MRSA and a number of other types of bacteria, noted Oehler and colleagues. Increasing prevalence of community-acquired...

Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough Products

...id. Since March there have been 66 reports of illness in 28 states, the agency said. Twenty-five people have been hospitalized, seven with a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can result in kidney damage and even death. There have been no deaths, the FDA said. The FDA is advising co...

Nestlé Recalls Raw Cookie Dough Products

...id. Since March there have been 66 reports of illness in 28 states, the agency said. Twenty-five people have been hospitalized, seven with a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can result in kidney damage and even death. There have been no deaths, the FDA said. The FDA is advising co...

Recent Survey Suggests Complications with Permanent Fillers

...s) June 18, 2009-- A new survey completed by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS) suggests that patients may experience higher complication rates with permanent cosmetic fillers than with other types of cosmetic injections. The survey reveals 38.5% of surgeons saw 1-3 patients over the pa...

Show and prove

... Loss of feeling in the feet is a common complication of diabetes, so it's critical that those with the disease wear shoes that fit properly and check their feet often for cuts or sores. Left untreated, a...

Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models

...ronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to body tissues. Inflammation of the kidney can cause kidney failure, often a significant complication of SLE associated with the more severe forms of the disease, and the primary cause of disability that leads to other fatal complications in people wit...

New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure

...art attack and stroke are possible complications of high blood pressure Incorrectly, more than one-third (38%) believe that diabetes is a complication of high blood pressure Only 2% are very familiar with the role the renin system plays in their body, though one quarter (25...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Positive Phase 2 ZFP Therapeutic Data at ADA 2009

...pulation." "SB-509 is the first drug candidate of its type designed to harness the body's own regenerative potential to address DN, a significant complication for diabetic patients," stated Alan Lewis, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). "A signif...

Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

...e literature, focusing on what A1C levels were more likely to result in diabetic retinopathy, a vision-threatening eye condition that is one potential complication of the disease. "Diabetes is associated with both elevated levels of blood sugar and a host of complications and the one we can measure most quanti...

Innovia Receives FDA Clearance For The InnoPort(TM)

...perform laparoscopic surgery through one small incision--instead of multiple incisions--with the goal of minimizing scarring, pain, recovery time, and complication risk to the patient. The port is enabled by Quatromer(R), one of Innovia's proprietary biopolymers. The biopolymer's patented flexibility grants the...

Recognizing signs and symptoms of acute HF

...osed heart failure.1,2 Recognition of the signs and symptoms of a worsening condition, therefore, will help minimise any delay in treatment and reduce complication rates. Citing existing data, Professor Follath said that heart failure patients and their families should be on the alert for any evidence of the s...

NYP/Weill Cornell physician-scientists present at 2009 American Transplant Congress in Boston

...pkowski, Thangamani Muthukumar, Jun Lee, Vijay Sharma, Ruchuang Ding, Surya Seshan, Manikkam Suthanthiran BK virus infection has emerged as a major complication in transplant recipients, and almost 50 percent of transplant patients with BK virus infection go on to lose their transplants. Until now, it has been...

Anemia associated with greater risk of death in heart disease patients

...ction. Heart failure is a common and serious chronic illness. A large number of patients with heart failure also have anemia, which is most likely a complication from poor heart function. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of anemia on the clinical outcomes of chronic heart failure (CHF) by a meta-a...
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