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Increasing ICS compliance: The voice may be recorded, but the results are real

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOAutomated phone calling may help physicians solve a perennial problem: patients who don't take medicine prescribed for chronic health conditions. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, in Portland, Oregon, tested an automated calling service designed ...

Corepoint Health Launches New Product Suite Focused on Enhancing Healthcare Operations & Metrics

Corepoint Decisions offers unique event and operational alerting capabilities, delivering meaningful performance measurements and relevant operational data in web-based, dashboard-like views for healthcare decision-makers Plano, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- Corepoint H...

New Clinical Study News for Treatment of Sinusitis - Sinus Infection and Allergy Suffers Now Have a New Effective Form of Relief through Sinus Dynamics

This exciting clinical study is the best news that we have been waiting on for the past four years to prove the deposition of the medication through Sinus Dynamics. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2009 -- Most ENT's and physicians have prescribed Sinus Dynamics ...

20 MedSpa Professionals Gain Insight into MedSpa Business Turnaround Tactics

Francis X. Acunzo, Medical Spa Industry Expert and CEO of Acara Medspa Consulting Group, presented a Webinar this week identifying Acara's top business turnaround tactics. 20 MedSpa Professionals from across the nation joined him for this event. Branford, CT (Vocus) Jan...

BCBSNC Helps Customers Fight Recession With Free Generics

BCBSNC waives copayments for generic prescriptions from Jan 1 - June 30, 2009; BCBSNC's 2008 "Medication Dedication" program has helped customers stick with their medicines and save a total of $13 million on out-of-pocket costs; The 2009 generic copay waiver program applies to about 1 m...

Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics

According to a recent study researchers say, Montelukast, a leukotriene-receptor antagonist (leukotrienes mediate inflammation // in the body and play a role in allergic reactions), decreased incidents of asthma in young children by about 32 percent while also reducing corticosteroid use . Resea...

The Dangers Of Prescribing Antibiotics

Erythromycin is a commonly used antibiotic, but new research suggests it could be dangerous when used in combination with other drugs.// The study shows patients should not be given erythromycin along with antifungal agents such as diltiazem, verapamil and troleandomycin because it increases the ri...

Easing Fears Among Asthmatics

Researchers from Switzerland say they find no increase risk of bone fractures among kids who take inhaled steroids to control their asthma.// National asthma guidelines recommend inhaled steroids as the first line of defense for children with persistent forms of the disease. But doctors have lon...

A Rise In Eye Complications In Diabetics

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It affects the blood vessels in the retina and the light-sensitive // layer of cells at the back of the eye. Retinopathy occurs in most people with long-standing diabetes but its incidence can be reduced with aggre...

Ready or Not - Flu Pandemic Has Arrived

...s prepared for what lies ahead. What can CNIP do? CNIP is an Incident Action Plan development tool that ensures consistency by standardizing ics forms. A wizard guides planners through their IAP development. Information is key input only once and it's automatically transferred to the forms and ...

Warp 9 Launches VitaminRX.com

...ng Suggestive and Directed Search, as well as a cart abandonment recapture program. As part of the site construction, the Warp 9 team integrated their ics platform to VitaminRX's APPS payment processing system and their ThreeSource fulfillment partner. Warp 9 powers some of the most successful e-com...

CellCyte Genetics Corporation: Seattle Times Erroneously Reports That CellCyte 'Closes'

...f the August 14 press release (none of which was reported by the Seattle Times ) is provided below. NEWS RELEASE CellC y te G ene t ics Corpora t ion A nnounces Progress in i t s De v ice Di v ision and Re v ised Plans for th e De v elopmen t of i...

GlaxoSmithKline Statement on FDA Advisory Committee Vote on Use of Asthma Medicines Containing Long-Acting Beta-Agonists

...ence and developed by experts -- that support the combination of a LABA and ics as a preferred treatment for children and adults with persistent asthma. We... appropriately with an ICS. In fact, the combination of salmeterol with an ics (either as Advair or as Serevent plus an ICS) provides effective asthma con...

Experts Highlight New Tool as a Timely Addition to Asthma Treatment

...sing an eNO monitoring may have an even greater role in guiding the dose of ics therapy for asthma. Measurement of eNO level has been shown to be helpful in determining an effective and appropriate dose of ics preparation, thereby avoiding both under-treatment and over-treatment with ...

Football helmet shields can protect against a kick in the face

...$45 to $50 per shield. The researchers conducted the air cannon work at ics Laboratories in Brunswick, Ohio. Good completed the study with Kathryn Bake...y; Aaron Zimmerman of Ohio State's College of Optometry; and Dale Pfriem of ics Laboratories. Because no current performance standard exists for footbal...

Analog Devices Healthcare Director Delivers Speech on Role of Analog Semiconductors in Next-Generation Portable Medical Equipment : ADI's Pat O'Doherty is a featured speaker at electronica 2008.

...ices. These new system-level demands mean that analog semiconductor manufacturers must rise to the challenge of developing breakthrough building-block ics that make the design of next-generation products possible. O'Doherty also underscored how developing future innovative capabilities for medical device...

Study analyzed SYMBICORT in children with persistent asthma

... with asthma, who are not adequately controlled by ics therapy, may have their sleep affected by asthma s...rch, AstraZeneca. Combination therapy with inhaled ics and LABA is one of the recommended regimens for ch...evere persistent asthma or are not controlled with ics therapy alone, according to the NIH Guidelines. 7 ...

Study Analyzed Long-Term SYMBICORT(R) Use in Children With Persistent Asthma

...ars old with persistent asthma that were previously treated with inhaled corticosteroid, either alone or in combination. After one week on their usual ics therapy, 123 patients were randomized to receive treatment with two inhalations twice-daily SYMBICORT (budesonide/formoterol pressurized metered-dose ...

Treatment for mild asthma leads to improved lung function

...controlled asthma, regular treatment with low dose ics leads to significantly better dayto-day lung funct... controlling symptoms, and which does not advocate ics treatment for patients with symptoms two days a we... said. However for those participants receiving ics during the study, their lung function was better, ...

Inhaler Eased Lung Problems in 9/11 Workers

... No study had ever examined whether administrating ics before the onset of symptoms could ease those sy... at the New York City Fire Department, offered the ics drug budesonide to the approximately 11,000 NYC fi...xposure to toxic inhalants, he added, start taking ics as soon as possible. "Prezant's study suggests...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

... Among users of more than 1,200 micrograms of ics per day, the relative risk for lung cancer was low...f ICS, 402 developed lung cancer. For 298 users of ics at a level below 1,200 micrograms per day, 16 deve...ed,” said Dr. Au. The researchers noted that ics have been shown in prospective studies to suppress...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

.... Among users of more than 1,200 micrograms of ics per day, the relative risk for lung cancer was low...f ICS, 402 developed lung cancer. For 298 users of ics at a level below 1,200 micrograms per day, 16 deve...sted," said Dr. Au. The researchers noted that ics have been shown in prospective studies to suppress...

Chemotherapy increases the demand for blood components

... aphaeresis platelets within the next three years. We urge the general public to seriously consider signing up as platelet donors,” he said. The ics and transfusion service want more donors and more donations to be made by means of aphaeresis. The transfusion service revealed that chemotherap...

Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned

...c children -- to question their use. Specifically, ics has been linked to growth retardation in children,...ish a systematic review of the medical evidence on ics therapy and related side effects. Their conclusion...ment. According to the report, published : ?h ics therapy is not associated with bone thinning in ch...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...erson’s bone mineral density. However, researchers now say long-term use of ics therapy is not associated with a significant change in BMD.// Corticos...COPD was not associated with significant changes in BMD. Schmier says using ics therapy is important in controlling symptoms of various lung disorders. She...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...erson’s bone mineral density. However, researchers now say long-term use of ics therapy is not associated with a significant change in BMD. // Cortico...COPD was not associated with significant changes in BMD. Schmier says using ics therapy is important in controlling symptoms of various lung disorders. She...
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