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Researchers develop new and efficient breast biopsy technique

Researchers have developed a new breast biopsy technique that could lead to decreased procedure times and reduced patient discomfort and morbidity, according to a study performed at Roberts Research Institute, the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada....

GS1 Canada and GHX Align to Make Canada's Healthcare Supply Chain More Efficient and Effective

LOUISVILLE, Colo. and TORONTO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- GS1 Canada and GHX have agreed to form a strategic alliance to create a global standards-based product registry for healthcare products. The alliance is being established to dramatically improve the accuracy and clarity of electronic data tr...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

An efficient approach to monitor gastrointestinal microflora changes

Pi-deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the most common digestive diseases and usually the equilibrium of gastrointestinal microflora are broken, which plays many important roles in the growth, development and performance of the host. Therefore, more clinical interests are ar...

Ultrasound more cost efficient than other medical imaging choices

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (May 21, 2009) In comparing ultrasound with other medical imaging methods such as MRI and CT scans, a literature review of published studies in the May/June issue of Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) describes the use of ...

Memory grows less efficient very early in Alzheimer's disease

WASHINGTON Even very early in Alzheimer's disease, people become less efficient at separating important from less important information, a new study has found. Knowing this, clinicians may be able to train people in the early stages of Alzheimer's to remember high-value information better, ac...

64-slice CT: Most dose efficient for evaluating pregnant patients with possible pulmonary emboli

The 64-slice CT scanner delivers the most efficient radiation dose to pregnant patients with possible pulmonary emboli (PE) providing less risk to the fetus, according to a study performed at SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. Simulated pulmonary and pelvic studies...

M2S Announces Agreement with AG Mednet to Provide Clinical Trial Sponsors with More Options for Efficient Image Transfer and Collection

M2S Inc., a global provider of image management services for biopharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials, today announced that it had entered into an agreement with AG Mednet, a HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant diagnostic imaging exchange network. The agreement will allow M2S to offer ...

Fresho.Com Offers Efficient Job Postings for Employers and Recruiters

To help companies fill their vacancies faster and more efficiently, Fresho.com offers bulk job posting and announces new job ad distribution system to be launched in February 2009. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2008 -- In order to help employers fill their vacancies...

Operations engineering for more efficient operating rooms

Work by specialists from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has led to significant improvements in turnover times for operating rooms at three California safety net hospitals, allowing "many more hours of daytime surgery per year." Because of the success of the program, the work will be expande...

Freescale and Monebo Launch ECG-on-a-Chip Platform Solution to Aid Heart Monitoring : Advanced Hardware and Software Technology Designed to Enable More Efficient and Higher Quality Cardiac Care

Freescale Semiconductor: AUSTIN, Texas (Business Wire EON) July 31, 2008 -- News Facts: Freescale Semiconductor and Monebo Technologies have joined forces to deliver a platform for medical equipment using electrocardiogram (ECG) technology. The "ECG-on-a-ch...

Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows

Simulation of Short-Term Effects of $35 Cost Per Metric Ton of CO2 Indicates Up To Ten Percent Cut in Emissions Possible PITTSBURGH, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As recent judicial, political and industry developments appear to continue to move the United States toward a mandatory price f...

New procedure in diagnosing small bowel disorders proves efficient and effective

Sonoenteroclysis, a new sonographic method in evaluating and diagnosing small bowel disorders is an effective alternative to the usual method of barium enteroclysis, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, ...

An efficient response in primary care would reduce the use of hospitals by elderly people

This release is available in Spanish . Researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the University of Granada have carried out a study with patients over 60. The main conclusion they have come to is that an efficient response in primary care would reduc...

Children's Hospital of Orange County Chooses RIVA System For Safe and Efficient IV Preparation

WINNIPEG, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), one of only eight children's hospitals in the United States to be named to the Leapfrog "Top Hospitals 2007" list, has signed a contract to lease a RIVA (Robotic Intravenous Automation) system - a self-contained unit...

Antidepressants that are more efficient and faster

In the PhD defended by the pharmacologist and biochemist Jorge Emilio Ortega Calvo at the University of the Basque Country, a new anti-depressant treatment strategy is proposed that is capable of improving on the current one with its drawbacks. Depression is a chronic and recurrent illness that...

Using Efficient Communication to Boost Pharma Sales Force Productivity

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A story published today in The Wall Street Journal wrote about "colleague spam" -- the habit of co-workers indiscriminately hitting the "reply to all" button for trivial email messages. New research by benchmarking leader Best Practices, LLC uncovered...

Thomson Healthcare Study Finds That Hospitals Delivering High-Quality Heart Care Are Efficient and Cost Effective, Too

Results of the Thomson 100 Top Hospitals(R) Cardiovascular Study Are Announced Today STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. hospitals that are producing the best clinical outcomes for cardiovascular care also treat heart patients in less time and a...

Medical Affairs: Building Efficient Medical Affairs Functions That Drive Product Marketing Success

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With declining revenues and shrinking sales forces, pharmaceutical companies look to other functions, such as Medical Affairs, to maximize their sales support role, yet operate as a productive cost center. To achieve this goal, leading pharmaceutical c...

454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Describes a Novel, Highly Efficient Method of Sequencing Ancient DNA; Sequences the Mitochondria of 10 Individual Mammoths to Prove It

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, today reported that researchers from Pennsylvania State University have used the company's Genome Sequencer(TM) FLX system to sequence the entire mitochondrial genomes from 10 individual woolly mammoths. The study, e...

New 'Smart' Technology Makes Patient Data Collection Easier, More Efficient

Pearson Introduces Docuscan Patient History System With Digital Pen Technology BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pearson introduced the Docuscan Patient History system, a new innovative solution for digitally capturing patient information that is...

Smokeless Cannabis Delivery Device Found Efficient and Less Toxic

A smokeless cannabis-vaporizing device delivers the same level of active therapeutic chemical and produces the same biological effect as smoking cannabis , but without the harmful toxins, according to UCSF researchers. Results of a UCSF study, which focuses on delivery of the active ingredi...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

Amputees can now breathe a sigh of relief for researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have developed two robotic devices that mimic the human ankle, give them more natural, energy-efficient gaits. Dr. Hugh Herr, Assistant Professor and Director of the Biome...

Aerobics Turn Enlarged Heart into a Trimmer, More Efficient Organ

According to new research, aerobic exercise turns an enlarged heart into a trimmer, more efficient organ for pumping blood throughout the body . The study showed that when patients with heart failure did aerobic exercise several times a week, the oversized heart became significantly smaller and bet...

Epileptic Drug Found To Be Efficient As A Single Therapy

A study conducted by the scientists at Western Infirmary Epilepsy Unit in Glasgow, //confirmed that drug levetiracetam is effective as a single therapy. This study was published in the journal Neurology. This was a double-blind study which had around six hundred participants who had suffered at...

Canadians flocking to India for quick and efficient medical treatment

Toronto: Canadians are rushing to India and other Asian countries to get top medical attention at reasonable costs and avoid waiting//. According to a recent report, Canada is highly short of doctors and specialists, forcing patients to wait for three years for procedures such as knee repla...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

A new research has found that turning cancer cells into mini magnets by using nanoparticles could make biopsies sensitive and efficient. Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the company Senior Scientific, both in Albuquerque have found that these nanoparticles could make biops...

Cost-effectiveness of cetuximab in metastatic colorectal cancer

... From a health-care system perspective, it may be more efficient to use the drug cetuximab only in colorectal cancer patients whose tumors h...nts whose tumors harbored wild-type KRAS. "Consequentlyit would not be efficient to fund cetuximab treatment for all patients with advanced colorectal cance...

Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

...tions. Using technology and integrated systems already in place, we can help keep patients healthy for longer and deliver continuity of care in a cost efficient manner." In the study, 421 patients in the Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service with well-controlled blood pressure and cholesterol levels w...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

...n reviewing and surveying applicant hospitals since May of 1986. Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide efficient surgical intervention to reduce the likelihood of death or permanent disability to injured patients. Accredited trauma centers must be continuously p...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

...n some five quarters ago, to prepare the company for strong and profitable growth once demand for our products--key tools in delivering safer and more efficient healthcare--inevitably returns. Based on the strength of our earnings performance during the quarter, we are also increasing our earnings guidance fo...

Air Methods Reports 2Q2009 Results and 3Q2009 Update

...xpenditures during our second quarter offer additional confirmation that our fleet rejuvenation efforts and conversion of twin-engine aircraft to more efficient single-engine helicopters are producing anticipated cost reductions. Reductions in our administrative overhead during the economic downturn have cont...

2009 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition

...ntly on the market; Advances in therapeutic technology for cancer and HIV, and; Progress in the expedition and accuracy in getting more targeted and efficient medications to patients. Keynote speakers include: Andrew von Eschenbach, Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Trisha Meil...

$10 Million in Startup Funding Approved for Maryland Health Information Exchange

...der in this critical endeavor." "Americans are paying attention to health care issues now more than ever. And we know we have to create a more efficient system. Patient controlled, privacy protected HIE is an excellent first step," said Dr. Mark Kelemen, CRISP board member, cardiologist, and Chief Med...

Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan

...nt advance in the optimisation of healthcare services," notes Frost & Sullivan Programme Leader Konstantinos Nikolopoulos. "It promotes better and efficient use of hospital resources and, with a wide range of advantages like low up-front capital investment and shorter implementation life-cycles, allows hos...

Dr. Liza Solomon, HIV/AIDS Expert, Joins Abt Associates as Principal Associate in Company's Domestic Health Division

... Dr. Solomon said. "I have been a strong proponent of a systems approach -- integrating equitable healthcare services with sound healthcare policy and efficient program management -- and that approach should serve me well in my work at Abt Associates." Abt Associates, a private, employee-owned company, ...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

...dArc will build on this by combining image guidance and faster treatment times with excellent dose conformity." RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient radiotherapy treatment in single or multiple rotations of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT ...

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

...ip," said Dr. Matthew McClure from the Division of Animal Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. "GenSolve(TM) serves to enable highly efficient recovery of DNA from very precious neonatal blood samples that are available in limited supply and archived for long periods in a dry state. Of major ...

Samarion Announces Partnership With Adesta to Install the SamarionSolution Nationwide

... Adesta is a systems integrator that brings innovative, flexible and cost efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or inte...ades, Adesta has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to ...

New Kodak Training Facility Showcases the Latest in Dental Technology, Solutions from Advanced Automation: Networking Solutions, Dental Practice Management and Dental X-Ray Integration

...hy to video surveillance and paperless systems. We can help you affordably empower the practice you've always wanted--with streamlined, automated, and efficient technology. Contact us today to learn how at: http://www.aautomate.com . ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dental/techno...
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