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The American Society of Transplantation Announces Dr. Joren C. Madsen as President

...rdiac Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been very active in AST serving as a Councilor-at-Large from 2005-2008, and a member of the Ad hoc AST/NIH Committees, Awards and Grants Committee, and Nominating Committee. He also served as Chair and Co Chair of the Intra-Thoracic Organs Committee...

QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... duration after Month 2. There were no unexpected safety findings, and adverse event incidence was similar between treatment groups. Additional post hoc analysis showed that 85% of patients in the Visudyne combination therapy group, compared with 72% in the Lucentis monotherapy group, had a treatment-f...

Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (Fenofibric Acid) in Combination With Rosuvastatin Calcium Helps Patients With Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Meet American Diabetes Association Lipid Targets

...f the largest clinical program to date designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a fibrate in combination with statins. About the Post hoc Analysis This post-hoc analysis of two 12-week, randomized phase 3 studies of patients with mixed dyslipidemia examined a subgroup of 480 patients ...

Mayo study finds that team preop briefing improves communication, reduces errors

...'t or don't always, according to Dr. Wiegmann. Other research has shown that information conveyed in the operating room is often shared in a tense, ad hoc manner that is not conducive to comfortable communication. Previous Mayo Clinic research found that only 32 percent of nonphysician caregivers in card...

Mayo Study Finds That Team Preop Briefing Improves Communication, Reduces Errors

...'t or don't always, according to Dr. Wiegmann. Other research has shown that information conveyed in the operating room is often shared in a tense, ad hoc manner that is not conducive to comfortable communication. Previous Mayo Clinic research found that only 32 percent of nonphysician caregivers in card...

BioFit Names Rusty Benschoter National Sales & Marketing Manager

...nized specialty seating provider. He will remain on staff part-time, assisting with Mr. Benschoter's transition, participating in sales calls on an ad hoc basis, and overseeing lead qualification and state contract sales. Headquartered in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is an industry...

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Conscience Rights in Health Care

...ion and oppose its rescission." The survey summary and methodology are available at www.freedom2care.org . The Freedom2Care Coalition is an ad hoc coalition organized by the CMA to defend the conscience rights of health care professionals and students. The USCCB and Freedom2Care are helping ...

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, FACOG, Joins Inverness Medical Innovations' Board of Directors

...n the Quality Improvement Group of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is a current ad hoc member of the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. A fellow of the American Association for the A...

Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

...unction breakdown, improved by upwards of 30 percent among the treated rats. Despite the positive findings, the researchers do not advocate the ad hoc consumption of yellow green peas. They explained that a complex protein purification process is needed to activate what is otherwise a dormant vegetab...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Announces 2009 Elections of Health Policy Leaders to Executive Board of Directors

...ton in Seattle . Dr. Becker has served in several prominent positions for national health care agencies and organizations, including acting as an ad hoc grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health; a special emphasis panel grant reviewer for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute; and a m...

AdvaMed Response to the Medical Device Safety Act

...a central expert authority to regulate medical devices based on a scientific risk-based approach to public health and safety for all Americans, not ad hoc regulation through state court verdicts. The Congress provided FDA with this central authority more than 30 years ago, and we should not weaken the a...

MedQuist and Primordial to Demonstrate Integrated Applications at RSNA

... Primordial Metrix , a real-time digital dashboard of key performance and efficiency indicators as well as powerful ad hoc reports generated from SpeechQ data. This will be facilitated through HL7 messages monitored by Primordial. Primord...

Wyeth v. Levine: Preemption and The Facts

...The public health is better served by having a single expert regulatory body making decisions about risks, benefits, and warnings -- rather than an ad hoc system that could produce hundreds of conflicting results that would be impossible for manufacturers, physicians, and patients to reconcile or interpr...

The Gerontological Society of America congratulates new Hartford Doctoral Fellows

...sity in St. Louis; Holly Nelson-Becker, PhD, of the University of Kansas; and Deborah Waldrop, PhD, of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ad hoc members include Barbara Berkman, DSW, PhD, of Columbia University and the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program, and Carmen Morano, PhD, of Hunter College...

TrakSoft LLC Announces the Release of Contract Analyst, Version 3.0, a Contract Management System, which Includes a Major User Customization Upgrade

...ementation. "With Contract Analyst you get an intuitive, flexible, and very comprehensive system with total user customization, a built-in ad hoc report writer, one full year of unmatched client support, e-mail notifications, electronic bidding, two-level security, and realistic site license pri...

Enjoy Life Foods CEO Tells FDA Grocery Stores Remain A Dangerous Minefield for Food Allergic, Food Intolerant and Celiac Shoppers

...rs following 'safe' procedures and standards About ACDA The American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) began to take shape in early 2003 when an ad hoc group of 15 leaders in the celiac community came together to help persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens. The...

Also in the July 8 JNCI

...ed trial. The editorialists caution, however, that the trial was not designed to investigate cancer incidence and the current report is based on an ad hoc analysis. "The results are so unexpected that all possibilities for bias must be carefully examined," the editorialists write, particularly because of...

Weill Cornell receives funding to study creation of new elder abuse center

...dation and matching funds from the Hebrew Home at Riverdale donor for their support of this program, which will help transform what is currently an ad hoc group into a formal entity," adds Dr. Mark Lachs, co-chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, director of the Center for Aging Research an...

'Deaf by God' tried in Old Bailey records

...ount of the great fire of London in 1666 refers to a dumb boy who describes the fire using strange signs. This home signing, as it is known, was an ad hoc gesturing system developed by deaf children which would not have been passed down generations or across deaf communities. ...

The Gerontological Society of america Announces 2008 Hartford Faculty Scholars

...A. Kane of the University of Minnesota, Philip McCallion of the State University of New York at Albany, and Victoria Raveis of Columbia University. Ad hoc members include James Lubben of Boston College and the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program and Jack R. Sellers of the University of North Alabama. ...

Multi-site Gastro Practice Chooses Intergy by Sage Practice Management System

...igestive Specialists also chose Practice Analytics by Sage, a robust business-intelligence product that allows practices to perform finely detailed ad hoc reporting for data mining, cost analysis and much more; Intergy RIS by Sage, our radiology information system; and Intergy PACS by Sage, powered by Dy...

Dr. Mei receives 2008 Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in Neurosciences

...ith nerve cells. Dr. Mei is a member of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Developmental Biology Subcommittee and an ad hoc reviewer for several NIH Study Sections. He is a member of the Society for Neurosciences Membership and Chapters Committees. He is the academic edi...

The Institute for Plastination Responds to the Bishop of Manchester's Media Blitz, Assertions, and Allegations About BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibition Coming to Manchester

...for Plastination (IfP), established in 1993. The IfP's body donation programme and protocols have been vetted by bio-ethicists, museum lawyers, and ad hoc ethics committees assembled by numerous venerable museums in the United States. All death certificates and donor consent forms of plastinates on displ...

Linguamatics and 81qd Sign Multi-Year Collaboration in Knowledge Discovery for Product Life Cycle Management

... using linguistics to quickly interpret the meaning of unstructured text sources. -- Search engine approach: where users can define and refine ad hoc queries interactively, returning results in real time. -- Intuitive reporting: presenting extracted information with drill-down to supporting...

Map the Canadian Healthcare IT Market with the New HIMSS Analytics Canadian Database(SM)

...s evaluate the current IT environment of facilities or healthcare systems in the database with data downloadable in a PDF or HTML format. -- An ad hoc query/report writer function simplifies user-defined queries with details downloadable to a spreadsheet format. -- Ongoing customer support provid...

Latin American adolescents are more likely to become infected with HIV than Spanish

...d between 14 and 19 years, half of them Spanish and half of them Latin Americans. For the first time in Spain, the authors prepared a questionnaire ad hoc to manage to get information about the socio-demographic variables of the adolescents and their risk sexual behaviour. Latin Americans start ear...

DOCTORS OPPOSE MARYLAND VACCINE ROUNDUP: Expect Dangerous Reactions When Children Are Treated Like Cattle

...dical condition of the child," said Serkes. Children should be carefully screened, medical records taken and decisions made carefully - not in an ad hoc assembly-line clinic in a county courtroom and under the brutal watch of law enforcement. This is a man-made disaster ready and waiting to detonate. C...

Studies Show Importance of Language Services on Reducing Disparities, Increasing Quality of Patient Care

...sessed the bilingual skills of "dual-role" staff interpreters -- individuals whose primary responsibility is in another area, but who often provide ad hoc medical interpretation between health care providers and LEP patients. Lead researcher Maria R. Moreno, of Sutter Health in Northern California, teste...

JGIM: studies show importance of language services on disparities, quality of care

...t assessed the bilingual skills of dual-role staff interpreters individuals whose primary responsibility is in another area, but who often provide ad hoc medical interpretation between health care providers and LEP patients. Lead researcher Maria R. Moreno, of Sutter Health in Northern California, teste...

Massachusetts State Court Hears Suit by Breastfeeding Mother on Medical Licensing Exam

...inually review our policies on break time during the exam. But the stakes for public safety are too high for us to make decisions on a one-by- one, ad hoc basis." Existing USMLE policy allows accommodations such as more testing or break time only for examinees with physical or mental impairments that su...

Public Health and Need for Consistent Standards Preclude Exception for Breastfeeding Mother in National Medical Licensing Test

...oppe, said, "While the Board does not dispute the merits of breastfeeding, we believe the stakes for the American public are too high here to grant ad hoc exceptions. Our priority must be the American public's health, which is safeguarded by maintaining the integrity of this examination through uniform t...

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...pital care when our patients still take several hours to travel a few miles to us. "We use support or anti-tank helicopters that are re-roled on an ad hoc basis for the critical care and transport of our sickest patients. "We still do not have a dedicated all-weather military helicopter evacuatio...

Maharashtra Medical And Dental Colleges Decide To Fix Own Fees

...leges under it would fix their own fees. On June 21, the Shikshan Shulka Samiti has announced a 7.5 percent hike in fees from last year on an ad hoc basis. That meant that medical fees were Rs 2.5 lakh and dental fees was Rs 1.5 lakh. This was unacceptable to the colleges, which normally charge any...

Senior Researcher Harassed In AIIMS

...partment of Radiotherapy and Oncology of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi //has alleged harassment stating that her ad hoc appointment was terminated due to her participation in the pro-reservation agitation at the Institute recently. In a letter to Anbumani Ram doss...

Erosive esophagitis healing connected to acid control

...s well controlled through day five an average of 61.3 percent of the time, compared to 42.1 percent of the time in unhealed patients; p=0.0002. A post hoc analysis showed that healed patients also experienced a longer duration of acid control in the esophagus (95.2 percent of a 24-hour period) compared t...
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