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Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

Incorrectly treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently confirmed in the arbitration process. This was the conclusion reached by Heinrich Vinz and Johann Neu of the Arbitration Board of the North German Medical Associations, Hanover, in the current edition of Deutsches rzt...

Chindex International, Inc. Launches World-Class Cancer Treatment Center

BEIJING and BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. ("Chindex") (Nasdaq: CHDX ), a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced that the Company's Western-style hosp...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adding psychosocial therapy to treatment with antidepressants helps improve depression and recovery in people who've had a stroke, a new study suggests. "One-third of patien...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President Bill Clinton, Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury and Matrix Laboratories Founder and Vice Chairman N. Prasad today announced an important agreement to enable better, more affordable treatments for patients on "second-line" antire...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

(PHILADELPHIA) A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically dev...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

Philadelphia, PA, 3 August 2009 A new class of antibody drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need to be alert for the possibility of serious side effects, according to an editorial in the August Journal of AAPOS (American Associati...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) announced today that it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) on the design of a Phase 3 trial for its PI3K/Akt pathw...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

RESTON, Va.A new study published in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) is an important tool for depicting the extent of neuroblastoma in some patients, particularly for those in the early stages of the disease. Neuroblastoma accounts...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), San Francisco, CA, the initiation of a Phase III clinical study of BIBW 2992 as first-line treatment...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2009 The world's top lung cancer specialists, medical professionals and researchers are convening this week in San Francisco, CA for the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). According...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) (paliperidone palmitate) extended-release injectable suspension for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults. It is the first once-monthly, lon...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first and only antipsychotic for the acute treatment of schizoaffective disorder. INVEGA(R) (paliperidone) extended-release tablets were approved for the acute treatment of ...

Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA---This month's Ophthalmology , the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports on use of bevacizumab (Avastin), to benefit diabetic patients with macular edema as well as people who develop cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery. Bevacizumab is also used to t...

Caldwell College Receives Approval to Launch First Ph.D. for Applied Behavior Analysis-Autism Treatment in New Jersey

ABA program will be Caldwell College's First Doctoral Program CALDWELL, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caldwell College will launch the first Ph.D. program in New Jersey for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a well developed scientific discipline that is best known for ...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

Study shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends, new r...

FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TYVASO (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertensi...

New Laser Treatment for Cellulite Helps Fight the Battle

The SmoothShapes® System is being introduced at the Juva Skin & Laser Center based in NYC. This procedure is the result of seven years of testing, is pain-free, and uses a dynamic combination of laser and light energy and along with other techniques. (PRWEB) Jul...

New BioTrends Report Explores Anticipated Treatment Pattern Shifts Expected with the Proposed Bundled Payment Structure Planned for 2011

EXTON, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently released its baseline report assessing awareness of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed dialysis bundled payment plan among Medical Directors and Renal Administrators in dialysis units across...

NHLBI stops study of pulmonary hypertension treatment in sickle cell patients

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial testing a drug treatment for pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease nearly one year early due to safety concerns. In an interim review of safety data from 33 p...

New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants

MAITLAND, Fla. , July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, a specialized provider of treatment for infants with plagiocephaly and other head shape abnormalities, opened a third location on June 1, 2009 in Maitland, Florida. The Center currently also has offices in ...

Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Re Release European TV Segment In N. America For Potential Treatment Of MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) http://www.htdsmedical.com , Slavica Bio Chem Division (Slavica) intends to re release a TV feature on the work of the medical team in the area of potential treatment of MS. The TV feature was aired in Europ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1007 for Treatment of Glaucoma

FREMONT, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced data suggesting that QPI-1007 prevents progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss in ...

Oral Chemotherapy Offers Patients a More Convenient, Less Invasive Treatment Option

Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey has new oral chemotherapy program in place LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The increasing availability of oral chemotherapy for treating a variety of cancers--along with projections from the ...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc. today announced that it has expanded the treatment capabilities of the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM), System with the launch of a multi-center skin cancer trial to further prove the safety and feasibility for the...

West Los Angeles Dental Practice Adds ezlase Laser Treatment to its Services

Dr. Sheba Mahmoodian strives to provide her patients with the utmost comfort in soft tissue dental procedures with the latest in technical advances, ezlase laser treatment, the newest addition to Woodside Dental practice's comprehensive list of dental procedures. West L...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

Current treatment of cystic echinococcosis is surgery or percutaneous aspiration, injection and reaspiration (PAIR) using hypertonic saline or ethanol. It is aimed at causing permanent damage to the endocyst - the thin, delicate, and translucid inner membrane that produces the cystic fluid and gen...

Elekta CMS Software Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Monaco VMAT Treatment Planning Solution

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta CMS Software has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the VMAT enhancement to Monaco((R)), an advanced IMRT treatment planning solution that combines new levels of scientific insight with precise dose control. Monaco with VMAT can op...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) http://www.htdsmedical.com reports that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have advised of some significant findings regarding its research into the use of Ribavirin in the treatment of Multiple sc...

NCDP Health Care Reform Recommendations Advocate for Diabetes Prevention, Treatment and Care

PRINCETON, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Changing Diabetes ((R)) Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, and several member associations today urged President Obama and members of Congress to make the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, one of the natio...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approves new guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur (the bone in the thigh) is a very common childh...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures . Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur ...

For Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Surveyed Rheumatologists and Patients Differ In Their Perception of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed rheumatologists' perception of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia is low among rheumatoid arthrit...

Zucker Hillside Researchers to Receive Large Federal Grant to Test for the Early Treatment of Schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia have long received an inconsistent mix of treatments depending on where they lived and what doctors they saw. Now, the federal government has announced an innovative study to test the impact of the best available treatments and whether the interventions will reduce futur...

Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Fast and Accurate Acuros(TM) Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Capability

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Acuros(TM) capability offered initially in its brachytherapy treatment planning system. The Acuros clearance was awarded as pa...

Earlier HIV antiviral treatment can be cost effective in areas of limited resources

Early initiation of lifesaving antiretroviral therapies should be the standard of care for all HIV-infected patients, even those in countries with limited medical and financial resources, according to a study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Centr...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says,, MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment already used to bolster the immune systems of people with leukemia and other serious diseases might also help ward off Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Resear...

Earlier HIV Treatment Could Save Lives Worldwide

Study looks at costs and benefits of revising treatment guidelines MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning antiretroviral therapy soon after an HIV diagnosis should be standard care for all, including those in poor nations where cost is a barrier, new research contends. An est...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that most surveyed clinicians identify a need for additional therapies from the GLP-1 analogue and DPP-IV inhibitor drug clas...

Lumenis' UltraPulse TotalFX Treatment Featured on ABCNews 20/20 as a Secret Weapon for Treating for Burn Scars

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that their UltraPulse TotalFX treatment was featured on 20/20 on Friday, July 17(th) 2009, as a "secret weapon" to improve the texture, flexibility and appearance of seve...
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