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Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma

Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report there are important differences between people with severe and non-severe asthma, something that could help explain why those with severe asthma don't respond well to treatme...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...e Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") establishing criteria for reimbursement by Medicare for the ESA usage issued on July 30, 2007. unlike the NCD from CMS, the label indication directs appropriate physician prescribing and applies to all patients and payers. A Risk Evaluation and Mitiga...

Shatters Guinness Book of Records Mark

... NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A "Kosher Koncoction" unlike anything ever seen, the world's largest matzo ball, weighing in at an astounding 267 pounds was unveiled today on the streets of New York to celebrate...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...vely, to diminish dark spots, uneven pigmentation and improve overall skin tone. Visible Results without Risk The RIPT results show that, unlike many alternative lightening ingredients, this peptide does not cause irritation or allergic reactions. Lumixyl is formulated to provide the following ...

CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'

...ts. The vast majority of health insurers, the people working for them, and the agents who sell their products are dedicated professionals who, unlike most members of Congress and the Obama administration, actually understand the health care delivery and financing systems. These folks dedicat...

Portable Health Care Records Now Available for Consumers

...st, and takes just hours to complete," she continued. Heartwood Health Private Health Record is a comprehensive health records organizer not unlike the familiar and easy to use time management organizers that have been popular in business for decades. The organizer is divided into tabs and forms ...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

...nd food industry leaders is designed to promote public health by helping shoppers make smarter food and beverage choices within product categories. unlike nutrient scoring systems, rankings or store-based programs, the Smart Choices Program uses a single, green check mark on the front of the product pack...

Germgard's New Room-Temperature Surgical Instrument Sterilizer Achieves Total Cycle Time of Three Minutes

...cts that current technologies will become obsolete and be supplanted by Germgard's system. The proprietary gas medium used for sterilization is unlike any in current use and is safe, easy-to-use and short-lived, disappearing before the exposure pouch is opened. The system can be fully automated, requ...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

...is the attachment of methyl groups. The effect of these small chemical compounds is that a gene can no longer be read and translated into proteins. unlike genetic mutations, which permanently change the sequence of the DNA building blocks, all epigenetic mutations are reversible and, therefore, potential...

Nanotechnology Transforms Pain Relief

...is also bursting with highly regarded anti-inflammatories including Omegas 3, 6 and 9, Acai and Arnica Extracts, Rosemary Oil, and soothing Aloe Vera. unlike most pain relieving ointments, the lightweight cream glides on like your favorite moisturizer. MyOmega(R) also comes in a spray form to target hard-to...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

...(LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and subsequently, testosterone levels.(4) FIRMAGON also reduces levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). unlike luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, such as leuprolide, an established treatment for prostate cancer, FIRMAGON does not induce an i...

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

...udies presented today at the WCLC, targeted therapies, as first-line treatment, have the potential to slow cancer growth and improve patient outcomes. unlike traditional chemotherapy-based treatments, which destroy cancerous and non-cancerous cells alike, targeted therapies are designed to inhibit only canc...

Does the Crowded TNF Market Really Need Two New Agents? Rheumatologists Provide Insight in the Wave One Report of LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA

... Arthritis. Looking to the future, Rheumatologists report high familiarity with Roche's ACTEMRA, an IL-6 blocker in Phase III clinical trials. unlike the established TNFs (Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade) which have been the target of Cimzia and Simponi's launches, the survey respondents anticipate tha...

Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

...one of the most dreaded potential complications of penile prosthesis surgery . An infected penile prosthesis must be completely removed and replaced, unlike other infections, which merely require treatment and healing time. Penile shortening, fibrosis and loss of sensation also commonly occur after an infe...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

...world and a leading cause of disability, is characterized by pain, impaired joint mobility, reduction of muscular strength and loss of joint function. unlike most other common diseases, little is known about its origins, and factors predicting a severe disease course have not been identified. A new study, t...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

...ng Pyrazinamide in the lab, they found that the concentration of the drug declined at a rate that matches the rate seen in patients. "In patients, unlike in test tubes, it's not a constant concentration. A patient given multiple drugs degrades each of them at different rates," he said. "Using this model...

Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy

...enorrhagia. The NovaSure system works by applying a 90-second, precisely controlled dose of radio-frequency energy to remove the lining of the uterus. unlike other endometrial ablation treatments, the NovaSure procedure is customized to each patient and requires no hormonal pre-treatment, which is often ass...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

...n the younger population." All these groups have been the most susceptible to the H1N1 swine flu, with the majority of hospitalizations and deaths. unlike seasonal flu, which typically strikes hardest at the very young and the elderly, H1N1 swine flu has proven more troublesome for children and young adu...

Radiology Informatics: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Next Big Wave in Medicine

...productivity. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) Radiology Informatics will help to eliminate this problem. unlike other service-based ancillary systems, Radiology Informatics is an artificial intelligence system that will interpret images generated by various imag...

Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)

... back pain. Even more impressive than the success rate, however, is the rapid recovery time and minimally invasive nature of the laser back surgery. unlike traditional back surgery to remove herniated discs, laser surgery does not leave any scars and allows patients to recover in an abbreviated time fra...

Washington Drug Card Announces New Program

...e uninsured and underinsured residents of Washington afford their prescription medications. This program is not funded with any State or Federal funds unlike similar programs around the country. In a time when healthcare, and the public funding of healthcare programs, is such a hot topic in America. Washing...

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

...t wall allows the parasitic endocyst to remain attached to the pericystium, unlike surgery or PAIR, which invariably causes endocyst detachment. RTA was pe... chemical media, there is no risk of chemical cholangitis or pneumonia, so, unlike PAIR, the existence of cysto-biliary communication would no longer be a con...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

...C's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Friday press conference. Seasonal flu typically surfaces in late fall. unlike seasonal flu, the H1N1 flu continues to pose more problems for younger people, Schuchat added. "There are higher attack rates and hospitalizations in ...

Rising Medical Solutions, Inc. Launches Unified Healthcare Portal for Payers, Patients and Providers

...ow with third party administrator ClaimsOne, "We were fortunate to be an early adopter of VISION 2.0 and I can confirm that its payer functionality is unlike anything I've experienced in the industry. We've only been using the application for four weeks now and already we see the major impact it is having o...

St. John's Hospital Acquires Latest Technology in Robotic-Assisted Surgery

...h a console adjacent to the operating table that provides a three-dimensional view, allowing for the depth perception necessary to manipulate tissue. unlike normal laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon has a full-range of motion and the same direct eye-hand instrument alignment found in open surgery. "...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

... Le Count. I am here today from the small town of Freedom, Maine. unlike many stories you hear, my medical bills aren't from a single illness or an ...g. Please keep focused on something getting done sooner rather than later. unlike Catherine, I am a relatively lucky person because my state did this. It is...

Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

...ies, greater cost-sharing and the potential for greater barriers to accessing care because of various utilization review techniques, he explained. unlike Medicare's hospital and medical insurance programs, Part D benefits are offered through private insurers and drug plans that contract with the governm...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

...seases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a Friday press conference. Seasonal flu typically surfaces in late fall. unlike seasonal flu, the H1N1 flu continues to pose more problems for younger people, Schuchat added. "There are higher attack rates and hospitalizations in ...

NCPA: White House Has Ideas on How to Ration Health Care

...ncet , Emanuel writes that if health care has to be rationed, he prefers the "complete lives system," which "discriminates against older people ... unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a sin...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

... flu in the United States in the fall. It will most likely start earlier than seasonal flu, she said. Seasonal flu typically surfaces in late fall. unlike seasonal flu, the H1N1 flu continues to pose more problems for younger people, Schuchat added. "There are a higher attack rates and hospitalizations i...

SOWSIA's Inpatient EHR Solution Gets '08 CCHIT Certification

...ement. However, in the long run, CFO's will face unsustainable IT budgets with licensing and maintenance fees running into millions of dollars because unlike SaaS, traditional software is costly to manage. For such discerning buyers, SaaS provides an option that leverages the benefits of cloud computing - t...

Vaxine Wins Line Honours With World's First Human Swine Flu Vaccine

...a swine flu vaccine anywhere in the world," said Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, Vaxine's Research Director. "The swine influenza vaccine we are testing, unlike old-fashioned egg-based virus vaccines is based on state-of-the-art recombinant protein technology combined with our proprietary polysaccharide adjuva...

Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind

...munities of the Local Investment Commission. "This patient experience information gives us a new tool to help manage those responsibilities." unlike other surveys that rate patients' experiences, the CHECKBOOK results use statistically valid samples ? an average of 58 patients per doctor in the K...

Misdiagnosis of disorders of consciousness still commonplace

... Laureys, "It is likely that the examiners' reliance on unstructured bedside observations contributed to the high rate of misdiagnosis of VS patients. unlike traditional bedside assessment, the CRS-R guards against misdiagnosis by incorporating items that directly reflect the existing diagnostic criteria fo...

BluePrintCleanse to Create a Juice Rush With Free Shipping to State of California

...powder and water. So it is really important for us to make the extra effort to get our juice there for people to experience," says Sakoutis. unlike powder-based cleanses, the Master cleanse, or what passes for "fresh" juice at the supermarket, BluePrintCleanse's juices and nut milk are made with 1...

BluePrintCleanse to Create a Juice Rush With Free Shipping to State of California

...powder and water. So it is really important for us to make the extra effort to get our juice there for people to experience," says Sakoutis. unlike powder-based cleanses, the Master cleanse, or what passes for "fresh" juice at the supermarket, BluePrintCleanse's juices and nut milk are made with 1...

Leading Los Angeles Clinic (laserandveinclinic.com) Provides Top Notch Aesthetic Laser Surgery

...be accomplished over a quick lunch break, allowing patients to return to work in the afternoon without taking any time off. The results are fast, and, unlike temporary fixes like Botox, improve over a course of two to six months. These aesthetic laser rejuvenation surgeries are the optimal mix of great r...

Vein Condition May Mask Serious Clot Disorder

... clots. "They become painful, can become hot and patients can have low-grade fevers," he said. "It's a condition that can be quite uncomfortable." unlike SVT, which is visible on the surface of the skin, DVT is a blood clot that forms in veins deeper in the body. Complications can include pulmonary embo...

BeneChill Raises $13.5 Million Series C

...rt coolant to the nasopharynx in patients requiring hypothermia. Hypothermia is currently used in patients with cardiac arrest, stroke or head injury. unlike other cooling devices, the RhinoChill device is easily utilized in emergency field settings. The RhinoChill System is an investigational device in the...

Covanta Mendota Recognized for Its Exemplary Health and Safety Practices

...s of biomass waste materials each day, generating up to 25 megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity or enough to meet the needs of 25,000 homes. unlike traditional methods of power generation that rely on exhaustible fossil fuels, biomass energy is generated by utilizing wood and agricultural fuel fro...
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