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Havel's Incorporated Expands Successful EchoStim(R) Ultrasound Needles into Canada

Havel's partners with Canadian Hospital Specialties, to release EchoStim(R) and EchoBlock(R) Ultrasound needles in Canada CINCINNATI, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Havel's Incorporated, a Cincinnati-based distributor of unique needle devices, has partnered with CHS, Canadian Hospital Specialties, ...

Special Purpose Needles Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Growth in the market for specialty needles is determined by growing demand for user safety and cost effective solutions. Special purpose needles market is projected to reach $3.7 billion by the year 2015. San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 27, 2008 -- The market for d...

Advances in drug screening: building a better haystack for the needles of tomorrow

SAN FRANCISCO With the discovery of suitable molecular targets cellular molecules along pathways crucial for sustaining the life of cancer cells comes the perplexing dilemma of where to find the next therapeutics that will bind to and disable those targets. While the possibilities for drug de...

Eighty Children Die Of Aids Due To Tainted Blood, Dirty Needles In Southern Kazakhstan

The death toll of HIV-infected children in South Kazakhstan has reached 80 with the recent death //of a 5-year old boy in Sairam district – said the officials and non-governmental groups. It is believed that the five-year-old boy had a severe inborn cardiac defect, which caused the death. Chief...

Longer Needles Best for Infant Immunisation

Infants vaccinated with a long needle experience fewer reactions but get the same protection (immunogenicity) as a shorter needle, finds a study published on bmj.com// today. In the UK, primary care practitioners administer infant immunisations at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. Despite recommendat...

Fat Patients Require Longer Needles

Longer needles are required to inject fat people with intra-muscular injections due to the fatty tissues which prevent people from deriving the full benefits //of the dosage. This has been revealed by Victoria Chan, a scientist at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin. This conclusion was arriv...

Nurses In Ontario demands Safe Disposable Needles

Nurses in the Ontario province of Canada are demanding strict laws to ensure the use of sterile disposable safety needles as they feel that are in the risk of unwanted transmission of blood pathogens. Risk of hospital workers // to blood borne diseases is high due to accidental needle pricks of uns...

BD and Direct Relief International Team Up to Provide Free Diabetes Insulin Injection Products to Americans Impacted by the Economic Downturn

...sed diabetes who have been affected by the current economic crisis to manage the disease. BD has pledged to donate 5 million insulin syringes and pen needles through Direct Relief to more than 1,000 community health center and free clinic partners nationwide. "To avoid the debilitating and costly c...

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

...but with some significant differences. At The Dental Implant Associates’ Chicago Lumineers® practice, cosmetic dentists do not need to use needles and drills during treatment. Since Lumineers® are ultra-thin, about the size of a contact lens, they are placed over the existing teeth as they ar...

Statement By Dr. Paul Zeitz Regarding a Proposed Amendment By Rep. Mark Souder to Prohibit HHS Funding For Needle Exchange

...ces) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to prevent the spread of blood-borne p...may be used to provide individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes under section 300ee-5 of title 42, Uni...e is no basis in fact that distribution of sterile needles and syringes to intravenous drug users in any way ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

... Do not transfer the medicine from the FORTEO delivery device to a syringe. This can result in taking the wrong dose of FORTEO. If you do not have pen needles to use with your FORTEO delivery device, talk with your healthcare provider. If you take more FORTEO than prescribed, call your healthcare pr...

NRPA Launches "Parks Build Community"

...rience their community like never before. Volunteers and city workers have removed over 3,500,000 pounds of trash and debris, and collected over 9,000 needles from the area so far. "What's happening here at Marvin Gaye Park can really be a national model for how communities - locally and nationally ...

NxStage(R) Announces Medisystems(R) Bloodline Distribution Agreement with Gambro

...ted LockSite(R) needleless access ports, which eliminate the need for sharp needles or costlier guarded needles to be used with the tubing set during dialysis. About NxStage Medical...

Broncus Technologies' Exhale Stent and Other New Devices to Prompt Robust Growth In Emphysema Treatment Market, According to Millennium Research Group

... IBV Valve System , Broncus Technologies' Exhale stent, Aeris Therapeutics' Polymeric Lung Volume Reduction System , and PneumRX's steerable biopsy needles have undergone at least phase I clinical testing in the US. Some of these technologies are expected to receive FDA approval before 2013, bringing min...

GHX Announces 2009 Best In Class Award Winners

...nc.*** Metal/Plastic/Paper Products Georgia-Pacific Professional Microbiology Reagents/Supplies Meridian Bioscience Inc. needles & Syringes NovoNordisk Ostomy Coloplast Parenteral B. Brau...

External beam partial breast irradiation most cost-effective treatment

...-PBI uses high-energy external X-rays to deliver radiation to the breast after a lumpectomy and brachy-PBI delivers radiation through either implanted needles or a small sphere placed into the post-lumpectomy cavity in the breast. Whole breast radiation therapy is currently the standard of care, but it is...

NxStage Extends Supply Agreement with B. Braun Medical Inc. to Include Streamline(R) Technology

...ed LockSite(R) needleless access ports, which eliminate the need for sharp needles or costlier guarded needles to be used with the tubing set during dialysis. About B. Braun B....

Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain

... acupuncture are more likely to get better." But the unusual finding that non-penetrating acupuncture did as well as acupuncture that used standard needles will raise questions about how this works, added Cherkin, who is a senior investigator with the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle. ...

Star Trek-Like Technology Offers Noninvasive Monitor for Patients and Athletes

...e may think. A noninvasive, needle-free system that uses light to measure tissue oxygen and pH will soon be an alternative to the painful use of needles to draw blood and cumbersome equipment to determine metabolic rate. The futuristic system, dubbed the Venus prototype, is being developed by Dr. Babs ...

Product Stewardship Institute Announces Two New Sustaining Partners

...olutions to the environmental and health problems caused by used hypodermic needles in the waste stream. These new Sustaining Partners join a diverse network o...harps Compliance provides disposal for medical waste, especially hypodermic needles and lancets. "PSI was the first national organization to promote extended p...

Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients

...ine whether acupuncture could reverse xerostomia. Acupuncture therapy is based on the ancient Chinese practice of inserting and manipulating very thin needles at precise points on the body to relieve pain or otherwise restore health. In traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points is believed to im...

Apidra(R) SoloSTAR(R), the Easy-to-Use Insulin Delivery Device from sanofi-aventis, Now Available in the United States

...oloSTAR(R) is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. needles and the Apidra (R) SoloSTAR (R) pen must not...oloSTAR(R) is a disposable prefilled insulin pen. needles and the Lantus (R) SoloSTAR (R) pen must not...oloSTAR(R) are disposable prefilled insulin pens. needles and the pens must not be shared. Lantus(R) S...

'Green chemistry' could ease manufacture, boost usefulness of cancer drug

...olated from the bark of the Pacific yew in 1967, paclitaxel has since been made by synthetically modifying an intermediate substance isolated from yew needles using toxic solvents or by fermenting cell cultures. Walker's method employs natural enzymes instead. "Pharmaceutical companies could reduce the s...

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

.... In this technique, radioactive seeds are positioned in the prostate using needles that are guided into position by ultrasound and a template or grid through which the needles are inserted to control their spacing. From 50 to more than 100 individual ...

Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows

...at needle size was not related to rate of bleeding caused by the needle," Johnson said. "This result may be related to the fact that only two sizes of needles were commonly used in our study and both were small. However, we did find that the risk of bleeding was higher as you went lower in the spine. "Lu...

Medical Tourism - Choosing a Mexican Cancer Clinic

...because the nurses would not wear gloves, and they would go from patient to patient stabbing veins trying to insert an IV, and bloody cotton balls and needles were left about." "I saw nurses picking their noses, then picking up a needle to put in an IV. If we didn't remind the nurses what treatments we...

Video: Injectable-Grade Filler, Now Without the Injections

... formula. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/avon/37287/ "Every woman wants to look younger without needles and spending hundreds of dollars. It is remarkable that Avon is now able to provide an at-home alternative with injectable grade filler to make younge...

Bone Cement Eases Pain of Late-Stage Cancers

... lesion with the help of image guidance. "The procedure is analogous to vertebroplasty, which has been around for a few years, where you put little needles into the spine and inject a cement mixture," Montgomery said. "It's the same kind of cement they use for total hip replacement. This is same thing, ex...

Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch

...Chinese records that go back thousands of years describe the use of healing needles on horses and other livestock. One common myth: Many people believe that...man said. A small minority of animal patients balk at the idea of having needles poked in them, the experts said, but most actually appear to enjoy their t...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Veran Medical for its IG4 Plug-n-Play Navigation System

...o track organ motion and deliver diagnostic biopsy needles and therapy devices. The advantage of the IG4 is t...can be applied to any vendor's biopsy and ablation needles to its own proprietary tip-tracked biopsy needles that have localization sensors integrated at the t...

11-gauge needle better than 14-gauge in breast biopsy

...ng the 11-gauge needle. "The 11 gauge is more accurate than the 14," said Roger Jackman, MD, lead author of the study. "Specimens obtained with both needles are the same length, but those with the 11-gauge needle are larger in diameter and volume which presumably leads to the better results with the 11-gau...

Collexis BiomedExperts Hits 80,000 Registered Users Within the First Year!

...nt. This matching of concepts eliminates the ambiguity and lack of priority associated with word searches. The results are often described as "finding needles in many haystacks." Through this novel approach, Collexis can build unique applications to search, index and aggregate information as well as prioriti...

Medical acupuncture gaining acceptance by the US Air Force

... days. Based on modern neurophysiological concepts, Niemtzow developed a variation of acupuncture that involves inserting very tiny semi-permanent needles into very specific acupoints in the skin on the ear to block pain signals from reaching the brain. This method can lessen the need for pain medication...

Dramatic 'Wearable' Herbal Solution for Insomnia

... diet and anxiety. For the first time, the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") are now available to them without the need for acupuncture needles or swallowing herbal medicines or teas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081126/NYW010 ) VitaMind Cap(TM) is an innov...

Collexis Launches Innovative Reviewer Finder to Enhance the $30 Billion Health Research Grant Industry

...nt. This matching of concepts eliminates the ambiguity and lack of priority associated with word searches. The results are often described as "finding needles in many haystacks." Through this novel approach, Collexis can build unique applications to search, index and aggregate information as well as prioriti...

Collexis Healthcare to Expand Capabilities for Asklepios Group Utilizing Microsoft Solutions

...nt. This matching of concepts eliminates the ambiguity and lack of priority associated with word searches. The results are often described as "finding needles in many haystacks." Through this novel approach, Collexis can build unique applications to search, index and aggregate information as well as prioriti...

Insulet Announces Sponsorship of International Diabetes Federation's World Diabetes Day Campaign

...which supplies the best control over diabetes, while eliminating the hassles of a traditional pump. Its virtually pain-free automated insertion has no needles in sight, which appeals to both children and adults. But primarily, OmniPod enables people with diabetes to simply live their lives normally." The c...

Feinstein Institute: Researching a Family Tree of Autoimmune Disorders

...e MADGC study. When Feinstein researchers heard about their family reunion, they asked for an official invite. They would bring the consent forms, the needles and tubes and anyone who was interested in donating their DNA could participate. This wasn't the first time that they would crash parties in the line ...

Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder

...meyer described her initial feelings towards the experimental treatment, but soon her worries gave way to relaxation. "When I saw those tiny little needles coming at me I thought to myself, 'I didn't sign up for this!' but I tried it and after a few minutes I was asleep on the table," Killmeyer said. "The...

Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs

...l environment, homelessness and poverty, we're more apt to see risk behaviors such as unprotected sex with sex workers, other men or sharing injection needles among male migrants," Dr. Remedios Lozada, the HIV/STD coordinator of Baja California and director of the project's field activities in Tijuana, said ...
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