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BD Adds Surveillance Capability to Infectious Disease Portfolio

SPARKS, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), announced today the expansion of its portfolio of tools to prevent and control infectious diseases by adding software systems for the surveillance...

GVI Security Solutions Samsung Video Surveillance Solution Selected by North East Pharmacy Chain

CARROLLTON, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GVI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GVSS), a leading provider of video security surveillance solutions featuring the complete Samsung Electronics line of products, announced that they had been selected to provide a Samsung Ele...

Immucor Submits 10-Day Response to FDA; Establishes Product Surveillance and Improvement Department

NORCROSS, Ga., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD ), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today announced the submission of its formal 10 working day response to the Food and Drug Administration'...

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 ...

Select Telecom Adds Surveillance System Installation and Maintenance Services, Receives New York State License

Select Telecom, a provider of custom telecommunications systems for businesses, announces the addition of surveillance system services to their full line of telecommunications services. Licensed by the New York State Department of State, Select Telecom can now provide installation, servicing and ...

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Protocol Clinical Trial Conducted by NorthShore University HealthSystem

Prostate Cancer Patients See Benefit to Program Evanston, IL (Vocus) June 15, 2009 -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. Every three minutes, a man in the United States is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and every 20 minutes ...

APIC Supports Automated Surveillance Technologies in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the need for expanded monitoring and reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced its support for the use of automated surveil...

Frost & Sullivan: Rising Public Awareness Promoting Acceptance of Infection Surveillance Systems Across Europe

LONDON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Initiatives taken by European governments and healthcare authorities to install infection surveillance systems have aimed at improving efficiency levels and reducing expenditures. However, the lack of basic level automation is proving to be a major challenge. (Lo...

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Company Using Community Health Surveillance Platform to Track H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

PITTSBURGH, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) is a Pittsburgh-based company pioneering a new field in the healthcare information technology arena: Community Health Surveillance. HMS is currently supporting state and local public health departments as they work to monitor the H1...

GVI Security Solutions Provides Video Surveillance Solution for One of the Largest Health Care Organizations in Colombia

CARROLLTON, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GVI Security Solutions, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: GVSS), a leading provider of video security surveillance solutions featuring the complete Samsung Electronics line of products will provide a video surveillance solution including Samsung Electr...

As SEIU Prepares Hostile Takeover of United Healthcare Workers, Surveillance of Local Union Office Ends in Assault by Off-Duty Police Officer

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Days before national SEIU officials are expected to launch a hostile takeover of United Healthcare Workers (UHW), an off-duty police officer apparently hired as a private investigator aggressively photographed members of the local union and assau...

BAPTIST HEALTH Uses Real-Time Clinical Surveillance from Thomson Reuters to Lower Costs and Improve Quality in the Pharmacy

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BAPTIST HEALTH, a six-hospital system based in Little Rock, Ark., and the state's largest health system, has expanded its use of Clinical Xpert(TM) CareFocus from Thomson Reuters -- a solution that enabled the system's pharmacists to increase necessary clin...

FairWarning(R) Announces New Privacy Surveillance Software Release

FairWarning(R) rises to privacy surveillance challenges of world's largest healthcare organizations ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FairWarning, Inc., the world's leading supplier of cross-platform healthcare privacy surveillance solutions, today announced a...

ProSanos Corporation Releases New Software System to Improve Patient Safety via Surveillance and Analysis of Claims and Electronic Health Records

ProSanos Corporation announced today the release of Sfetyworks™, a web-based, semi-automated software system that can help scientists more quickly spot and measure the strength of associations between a drug and a medical condition found within large electronic healthcare databases. Sfetywo...

Lack of health surveillance system puts Canada at risk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO Canada can lead in helping countries implement the International Health Regulations (IHR) that govern the global response to public health emergencies, but it must first get its house in order, writes Dr. Kumanan Wilson http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.080516 in CMAJ ( Can...

CDC and Retail Health Clinic Leaders Explore Improving Prevention, Surveillance and Emergency Response

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Convenient Care Association (CCA), a non-profit organization representing the rapidly growing retail-based clinic industry, today announces it is in ongoing discussions with leaders and scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C...

Preliminary Data From Pitt County Memorial Hospital Study Show Benefit of Active Surveillance on Reducing MRSA VAP Rates in Surgical ICU

GREENVILLE, N.C., April 6, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) today announced preliminary data suggesting a statistically significant reduction in the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the surgical ...

Cepheid Selected as Vendor of Choice by Connecticut Hospital Association Shared Services Program for Molecular MRSA Surveillance Testing

CHA Shared Services Program Represents 164 Acute Care Member Hospitals in Nine States SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced it has been selected as vendor of choice by the Connecticut Hospital Association...

Cepheid Comments on Study Regarding MRSA Surveillance Reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Company Reaffirms 2008 Financial Guidance SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced it has posted on its website, http://www.cepheid.com, comments on a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Associatio...

MedImmune to present RSV surveillance and cost-effectiveness data at American Academy of Pediatrics

SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2007 MedImmune, Inc. today announced it will present three abstracts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2007 National Conference & Exhibition, adding to the companys growing body of research into the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading ca...

Medimmune announces phase 2 safety data for anti-RSV antibody and national RSV surveillance results

SAN DIEGO, October 4, 2007 MedImmune, Inc. today announced results from two important studies presented at the 2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 45th Annual Meeting adding to the body of knowledge about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a viral pathogen that produces ann...

Drug Surveillance System Needs to Be Fixed

The current drug surveillance system needs to be fixed, argues an editorial in this weeks BMJ. The call follows a recent analysis of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) which raised serious questions about the drugs safety. Rosiglitazone was approved by the US Food and Drug A...

Time to Overhaul Australia's Medicines Safety Surveillance System

New medicines should be granted a provisional safety rating until their safety and effectiveness have been proven amongst the wider //population, experts have said in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. Recent experience with Vioxx and some other prescription medicines, which were withdr...

Estrogen Linked to Immune Surveillance in Breast Cancer

Estrogen is known to enhance the growth and migration of breast cancer cells. Now researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that estrogen// also can shield breast cancer cells from immune cells. In a study published online this week in Oncogene, the researchers ...

Anti-Bird flu surveillance stepped-up in Britain

As a new strain of bird flu virus has been detected in Asia, the British government announced the increase in patrolling //in several more sites for any evidence of bird flu. The death of any water birds in U.K.’s 304 nature reserves, reservoirs and parks will be brought to the notice of the De...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country

The Centre will soon launch a Rs 350 crore Integrated Disease Surveillance Project to bring 11 disease parameters under strict vigilance throughout the country. // Union Health minister Ambumani Ramadoss told reporters here today that the World Bank-funded project would be able to create a ve...

Survival of colorectal cancer patients increases by intensive surveillance and follow up

Providing a more intensive and a closely monitored surveillance for patients with colon and rectal cancers are proved to reduce the occurrence of cancer recurrence // compared to less aggressive strategy which is now followed by most of the hospitals. Researchers have found that an intensified foll...

Hong Kong, Guangdong Province To Increase Joint HIV/AIDS Surveillance

Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province will increase joint HIV surveillance and prevention efforts, which they began in 2003, to reduce the spread// of the virus after both governments reported record numbers of HIV cases in 2006, China Daily reports. According to China Daily, the Hong Kon...

Australian Drug Regulators Call for Revamp On The Pharmaceutical Surveillance

The drug regulators of Australia want the country's pharmaceutical surveillance overhauled, they argue that such a step could help to reduce deaths and disease that might be caused by faulty drug use // . The newspapers reported that the authority on prescribed drug subsidies, Lloyd Sansom, h...

Does Facebook usage contribute to jealousy in relationships?

... sites such as Facebook may be exposed to information about their partners that makes them jealous, leading them to spend more time involved in online surveillance and to uncover even more jealousy-provoking information. The Rapid Communication, entitled "More Information than You Ever Wanted: Does Facebook B...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

...y longer in the United States start adopting lifestyles that can lead to greater cancer incidents," said Cokkinides, strategic director of risk factor surveillance at the American Cancer Society. "Smoking, diet, lack of physical activity and exposure to certain chemicals tend to lead to a higher risk of cancer." ...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

...D. A. Henderson had major responsibility for establishing the CDC influenza surveillance program during the early stages of the 1957 flu; data and analysis of events presented are based on his direct experiences as well as copies of surveillance reports that were published in 1957-58. "There is need for an under...

George Barrett Named Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health

...eading technologies, including Alaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxis(R) automated dispensing and patient identification systems, MedMined(TM) electronic infection surveillance service and VIASYS(R) respiratory care products. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors o...

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

...tal Hygiene, where she had responsibility for managing statewide HIV activities including oversight of Maryland's HIV care and treatment programs, HIV surveillance initiatives, and responsibility for all CDC funded prevention activities in the state. Immediately prior to joining Abt Associates, Dr. Solomon was d...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...valuation of the potential risks and benefits of TNF blockers for patients who are prescribed these therapies. Both companies maintain ongoing safety surveillance programs worldwide to review all data sources available to them, and work with regulatory agencies to update the label as appropriate based on emergin...

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

...ental practices in the Southeast. Advanced Automation makes offices more reliable, and more profitable, from digital charting and radiography to video surveillance and paperless systems. We can help you affordably empower the practice you've always wanted--with streamlined, automated, and efficient technology. Co...

Are kids today truly more autonomous?

...upervision than they did in the early and mid-twentieth century. Dr. Rutherford concludes: "Today's parents face demands that require near-constant surveillance of their children. Allowing children more autonomy to express themselves and their disagreements at home may well be a response to the loss of more su...

Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

...edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . For the study, Budnitz's team used 2004 and 2005 data from the National Electronic Injury surveillance System to estimate the number of emergency department visits resulting from unintentional medication overdoses for children aged 18 and younger. Th...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...e of years." The report is published online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics . For the study, McKenzie's team used data from the National Electronic Injury surveillance System of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to gather information on PE-related injuries. During the 11 years of the study, 405,305 children...

New national study finds increase in P.E. class-related injuries

...s the first published study to examine PE-related injuries on a national level. Data for this study were collected from the National Electronic Injury surveillance System (NEISS), which is operated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The NEISS dataset provides information on consumer product-related a...
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