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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading: Studies Actually Show it is Effective at Reducing Pain

Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a signi...

Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement ,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, can save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest. So in what public spots should they be placed for maximum benefit? In two new studies publis...

Rush University Medical Center studies program to help older adults transition from hospital to home

In light of health care reform measures, Rush University Medical Center has launched a study of its program to help older adults transition from hospital to home. The goal of the study is to determine whether the program, first implemented two years ago, succeeds in reducing readmissions with...

Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Rapid dissemination of new data about the risks posed by drug-eluting stents led to an almost immediate decrease in the use of the stents, according to a new report. Drug...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

INDIANAPOLIS, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company continues to lead the way in advancing lung cancer treatment. On the heels of new FDA and European Commission approvals for ALIMTA((R)) (pemetrexed for injection) as a treatment for nonsquamous non-small cell lung can...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

STANFORD, Calif. Human leukemia stem cells escape detection by co-opting a protective molecular badge used by normal blood stem cells to migrate safely within the body, according to a pair of studies by researchers at Stanford University Medical School. "We call it the 'Don't eat me signal,'" ...

CNCB Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PGSCN) Program is Now Available Online

Go to www.cncb.org for more information or call 972-250-2829 DALLAS, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following information on the CNCB Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PGSCN) Program was released today by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board: ...

105-Day Mars Simulation: U.S. Studies Focus on Improving Work Performance

HOUSTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios...

105-day Mars simulation: US studies focus on improving work performance

HOUSTON - From March 31 to July 14, a six-man international crew called an isolation chamber in Moscow their home. The crew, composed of four Russians and two Europeans, simulated a 105-day Mars mission full of experiments and realistic mission scenarios, including emergency situations and 20-minu...

Analysis of Four Large Post-Marketing Surveillance Studies Describe Clinical Effects of Sucrose-Formulated Recombinant Factor VIII

BOSTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New data pooled from four large, "real world" post-marketing surveillance studies showed that sucrose-formulated recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII-FS) reduced bleeding and provided data regarding adverse events in more than 950 patients with mild-to-severe hemophilia ...

Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

- Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Alzheimer's Treatments - VIENNA, Austria, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnering with local physicians, working with local clinics, and conducting educational seminars and health fairs were found to be the most effective tools in recr...

Latest Studies Show 'Junk Drinks' Pose as Many Health Threats as 'Junk Food' According to AquaHydrate Medical Advisor

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "You are what you drink." That's the implication of major new studies indicating that what you drink may be as important as what you eat when it comes to health problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many others, according to Dr. Cheryl...

Prostate screening studies reviewed in European Urology July issue

Arnhem, June 2009 The July issue of European Urology , the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an editorial by Lars Holmberg comparing the results from the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) with the results from the Prostate, Lung, C...

Statement from IDF on studies suggesting possible link between insulin glargine and cancer

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today called for urgent assessment and responses from regulatory authorities into a possible link between the use of insulin glargine (an insulin analogue) and increased risk of cancer based on findings published on 26 June, 2009 in Diabetelogia , the j...

Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus and Stem Cell Transplantation

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is seeking proposals for grant funding for research studies on lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease. Grants will support areas of study in pediatric lupus and adult stem cell transplant...

Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival

SAN MARINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) stuns the medical and scientific communities with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its lead product, Rexin-G, for metastatic cancer. The landmark article (accessible online as of Ju...

As college drinking problems rise, new studies identify effective prevention strategies

Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The special issue describes the result...

Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting

NATICK, Mass., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that results from nine studies involving the Company's Urology/Gynecology products will be presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA). P...

Prospect Therapeutics' In Vitro Studies Demonstrate that GCS-100 Drug Binds to and Blocks the Effects of Galectin-3

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn") announced today that in vitro studies have demonstrated that GCS-100 binds to and blocks the effects of galectin-3. Galectin-3 plays an important role in tumor cell survival, new blood vessel growth, cell prolife...

Dangerous college drinking: Prevention is possible, studies suggest

Alcohol is sometimes seen as part and parcel of college life, but there are programs that can significantly reduce students' risky drinking, according to a series of studies in a special college drinking supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Problem drinking among U.S. c...

New Studies Show Nursing Workforce Critical to Success of Health Reform

Policy experts examine evidence-based nursing solutions that address health care access, quality and cost WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Affairs today unveiled a series of six studies examining the nursing workforce in the context of health reform. The papers were r...

3 studies confirm the value of etanercept therapy in treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Three new studies have individually shown the anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) therapy etanercept to be effective, with a good safety profile, in children under four years of age with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and associated with improved Healt...

Press Releases on BPA Studies By-Pass Scientific Process

The following is a statement from the American Chemistry Council regarding papers presented at the Endocrine Society 2009 annual meeting including: "Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Leads to Epigenetic Changes and Altered Developmental Programming," Hugh Taylor, MD; "Low-Dose Bisphenol A Promotes Arr...

ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Studies to be Featured at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress

- Results of Phase III clinical studies highlight benefits of ACTEMRA as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - NUTLEY, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that oral and poster presentations highlighting results from the extensive multi-national ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) clinica...

AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances

WILMINGTON, Del., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two studies from AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) show that symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients treated with NEXIUM(R) (esomeprazole magnesium) 20 mg daily experienced greater relief from nighttime heartburn and GERD-related sl...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Presents Data from Studies of Two Product Candidates at Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

Safety and Efficacy Study of Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual Tablet in Treating Middle-of-the-Night Awakening on an As-Needed Basis Evaluation of Ondansetron Augmentation in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder RICHMOND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transcept Pharmaceu...

Genomic Health to Present Multiple New Studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today announced that the company will present results from three studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place May 29 - June 2, 2009, at the Orange County Conven...

2 studies examine medical consequences of police use of force during restraint

Dr. Jared Strote at the University of Washington Medical Center led a group that examined the medical records of nearly 900 patients subdued by the Seattle Police Department with a Taser over a six-year period. Less than one percent required hospital admission for an injury related to the restrain...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

- Welchol Added to Metformin Significantly Reduced A1C and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Open-Label Extension Study Demonstrated the Safety and Durability of Welchol for up to 78 Weeks of Treatment PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced t...

Physicians Conduct Research Studies in Minutes, Not Months, at Montefiore Medical Center

Breakthrough Software Taps Into Electronic Medical Records; Patient Privacy is Protected NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical research studies at Montefiore Medical Center used to take months, required a committee of physicians and data experts and involved an elaborate resea...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Presented Two Studies on Post-stroke Spatial Neglect at American Academy of Neurology

Studies May Identify Best Candidates for Treatment of this Hidden Disability WEST ORANGE, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies from Kessler Foundation Research Center's Stroke Rehabilitation Research Laboratory were presented today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 61st Annual ...

Are we cherry picking participants for studies of antidepressants?

PITTSBURGH, April 28 Findings from clinical studies used to gain Food and Drug Administration approval of common antidepressants are not applicable to most patients with depression, according to a report led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Published in the May is...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wound Care Innovations, LLC, a subsidiary of Wound Management Technologies, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: WNDM), announced today that it will exhibit at the 22nd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) conferen...

Pharos Innovations and Clients to Showcase Three Client Case Studies at Upcoming ATA Conference

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharos Innovations, a pioneer in assisting clients achieve next generation clinical and financial performance improvement through a device-free remote monitoring platform, today announced that CEO, Dr. Randall Williams, will partner with four client organ...

Gene Studies Reveal Cancer's Secrets

Key alterations hold clues to blood, bladder and ovarian malignancies, researchers say,, TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- A close look at a tumor's or patient's genetics can provide important, potentially lifesaving clues to preventing and treating cancer. So say scientists who...

NKTR-105 Demonstrates Superior Antitumor Activity and Improved Pharmacokinetics Over Docetaxel in Preclinical Studies Presented at AACR

DENVER and SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) presented data today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting demonstrating that NKTR-105, a novel PEGylated form of docetaxel, has superior antitumor activity...

Mersana's Second Development Candidate, XMT-1107, Shows Superior Pharmacokinetics and Anti-Tumor Activity in Studies Presented at American Association of Cancer Research Meeting

- Data Show Fleximer(R) Extends Exposure to Conjugated Drug - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mersana, a platform-based cancer therapeutics company, today announced positive results of preclinical studies for its second development candidate, XMT-1107, in two posters at the 2009 An...

PRA SPEAKING EVENT: Phase I Studies with Hepatitis C Compounds in Healthy Volunteers and Patients: Views from Inside

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces Dr. Andre van Vliet, Vice President of Medical Affairs - Early Development Services (EDS), will host an audio conference on the development of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) in the treatment...

Avineuro Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Beginning of Phase I Clinical Studies of AVN-101, Potent Small Molecule for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

SAN DIEGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineuro Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today an initiation of Phase I clinical studies of AVN-101, a potent small molecule for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The results of Phase I studies are expected to be available in May 2009. Based on these and other re...

New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., April 6, 2009 New head-to-head clinical trial results demonstrate that REACH ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush and Floss deliver superior plaque removal. The five studies conducted by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., and presented today during the 87th...
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