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Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care. "We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternativ...

New interdisciplinary volume focuses on advances in stem cell research

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. - In a variety of organisms, from zebrafish to fruit flies to humans, stem cells have the potential to differentiate into a variety of tissues--and, in some cases, to give rise to a complete new organism. Stem cell research, therefore, has attracted the attention of a ...

Quality measures improve outcomes more than hospital volume alone

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Baystate Medical Center at Tufts University in Massachusetts concludes that patients facing coronary artery bypass surgery should, as a first priority, select a medical facility that has the highest adherence to quality ...

Hospital volume inconsistent predictor of quality care

ATLANTA May 4, 2009A new review finds hospital volume to be a useful, albeit imperfect, predictor of short term mortality. While studies, when combined, show a quantifiable and statistically significant inverse association between case volume and mortality, the review finds that individual studies...

Verathon(R) Introduces BladderScan(R) BVM 9500 Bladder Volume Instrument To Help Urologists Diagnose Bladder Dysfunction

BOTHELL, Wash., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce the new BladderScan(R) BVM 9500 bladder volume instrument. Designed with Urologists in mind, the BVM 9500 measures both UEBW (ultrasound-estimated bladder weight) and bladder volume quickly and noninvasively to help diag...

WellDyneRx Unveils Second Pharmacy Mail Service Facility Using Innovation's High Volume Prescription Dispensing Technology

Growing PBM's Lakeland, Florida Facility to Create 100 New Jobs in 2009; Forecast 678 New Jobs by End of 2010 Watch the Tampa Bay Fox News video at: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/polk/polk_welldyne_jobs_031009 JOHNSON CITY, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation, maker...

Verathon(R) Introduces BladderScan(R) BVI 9600 Bladder Volume Instrument with AortaScan(TM) Mode to Help Physicians Identify the Presence of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

BOTHELL, Wash., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce the new BladderScan(R) BVI 9600 bladder volume instrument, with AortaScan(TM) Mode to help physicians identify the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This new addition to the BladderScan(R) BVI 9000 series will ...

Karate For Your Body Announces Release of Volume One in Martial Arts DVD Training Series, 'Focusing On Fundamentals'

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's fast-paced, demanding culture often makes it challenging to find ways to establish and maintain good physical and mental health. Karate, which is most commonly recognized as a means of self-defense, can also serve as a surprisingly effect...

P&G Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.92 and Operating Profit Growth of 13%, Behind Balanced 5% Organic Sales and Volume Growth

CINCINNATI, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG ) announced net sales growth of 10 percent for the April - June quarter to $21.3 billion and nine percent net sales growth for the fiscal year to $83.5 billion. Organic sales were up five percent for both the ...

'Hope, Volume One,' a CD benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), to Be released on June 24, 2008

Compilation features Charlotte Martin, Lisa Loeb, Kevin Max, Ken Andrews, Joanne Cash and others MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 'Hope, Volume One,' a compilation CD with proceeds benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), is scheduled for release on Tues...

Key to Angelina-like cheeks? Add volume to deep fat compartment

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. Not only are cheeks central to your face they are central to the American concept of beauty. A study in Junes Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), found that a deep fat compartment located wi...

Key to Angelina-Like Cheeks? Add Volume to Deep Fat Compartment

ASPS Study Says Discovery of Deep Fat Compartment Essential to Facial Rejuvenation EMBARGO FOR RELEASE MAY 28, 2008 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Not only are cheeks central to your face -- they are central to the American concept of beauty. A study in June's ...

New data showed Actos prevented progression of atherosclerotic plaque volume in patients

Chicago, IL, March 31, 2008 New data from a clinical trial using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology found that in patients living with type 2 diabetes, ACTOS® (pioglitazone HCl) reduced the atherosclerotic burden in the coronary arteries compared to glimepiride, and prevented progress...

Verathon Inc. Launches Enhanced BladderScan(R) Bladder Volume Instrument With Small Child Mode

BOTHELL, Wash., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce a new Small Child Mode for the portable BladderScan(R) BVI 9400 bladder volume instrument with patent-pending NeuralHarmonics(TM) Technology. Small Child Mode enables health care providers to measure bladder volume non...

Air Products Reports Q1 EPS Up 16% on Volume Growth and Improved Margins; Raises 2008 Full Year EPS Guidance

Access the Q1 earnings teleconference today at 10:00 a.m. EST by calling (719) 325-4826 and entering passcode 8101417, or listen on the Web at: http://www.airproducts.com/Invest/financialnews/EarningsReleases.htm . LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYS...

A New Study Links High Volume Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

The otherwise unexplainable loss of cartilage in the shoulder may lead to lifelong pain and suffering for thousands nationwide MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of individuals across the country use high volume pain pumps to cope with the pain that often follows shoulde...

Breaking Study: Masimo Pleth Variability Index (PVI) Shown Effective in Noninvasive Detection of Changes in Ventricular Preload and Fluid Volume

Most recent addition to Masimo Rainbow SET platform seen as having potential clinical application for the noninvasive detection of hypovolemia and fluid responsiveness monitoring SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and ...

Inner-ear Volume Study Leads to Higher Surgery Success Rates

Children suffering from holes in their eardrums could have better success rates following surgery, thanks to findings from doctors at West Virginia University. // The study was published in the February, 2007 issue of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American...

Turn the volume down to save your ears!!

The common temporary after-effect of seeing a live band is ‘ringing ears’. But for the musicians on stage, who are exposed to high decibel levels night after night,// the effects are worse. Action is being taken by the upcoming rock band; Chapter XIII, to protect their hearing. The 5 member...

Greater volume hospitals better for stroke

Researchers at the University of Texas, have looked at data for treatment of sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in the state during the 1990s. People with a stroke caused by bleeding into the brain do best in hospitals dealing with many such cases.// In SAH, a blood vessel bursts within the blood supp...

Lower surgical volume linked to higher death rate

Paediatric heart units that carry out a high number of operations have lower deaths rates than those with a low volume of cases. David Spiegelhalter, a scientist at the Institute of Public Health in Cambridge, analysed voluntary surgical returns and hospital episode statistics relating to 12 hospit...

Sensing The Health Hazard MP3 Makers Tone Down The Volume

Despite the warnings by health experts about the hearing loss caused by the MP3 players, young music lovers just keep on using it without paying// any heed to those warnings. But sensing the health hazards it poses, some manufacturers have now started limiting the volume on the devices. The Am...

Allscripts Notified of Purported Class Action Lawsuit

...nts. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve or ...

York Hospital Trauma Center Upgrade

...earch, a surgical residency program, and an annual volume of 650 major patients per year. A level II trauma...require the research and residency components, and volume requirements are 350 major trauma patients per yea...community hospitals which do not require a minimum volume of trauma patients. Their focus is to stabilize s...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

....9 percent, to $95.7 million. On a constant currency basis revenue growth was 7.9 percent as sales from the Liko acquisition were partially offset by volume declines in select European and rest of world countries as a result of softening in capital spending. Capital sales were essentially flat while renta...

AMN Healthcare Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...nfrastructure, enabling us to adjust to short-term volume trends, while operating with an improved cost stru... significantly lower than prior year. Locum Tenens volume (days filled) increased slightly over the first qu...ing volumes during the third quarter. Locum Tenens volume and physician permanent placements are expected to...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

...ke callbacks to doctors' offices, and it avoids paper waste. More than 1 million prescriptions have been handled by the BCBSM program. Current volume is about 130,000 prescriptions per month. Nearly 50,000 member alerts have been triggered. About 30 percent of them resulted in the prescribing doctor...

Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

...er net sales increase versus 2008 was due to a 13% volume growth in case shipments and higher pricing carrie...year. The Company expects approximately 10% volume growth in case shipments in the second half of 200...k for the second half of 2009 calls for percentage volume growth in case shipments of approximately 10%. Th...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...8 in Q2 fiscal 2009 - Transaction processing volume for the HCIT segment was 98.8 million in Q...red to be recurring items. Adjusted prescription volume equals SXC's Mail Service prescriptions multiplied...r share, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted prescription volume provide useful supplemental information to managem...

BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company

...r shareholders, building on the strong foundation that we have established." Mr. Gold further noted, "We are very encouraged by the significant volume of partnership transactions and capital raising we have observed in the life science industry over the last several months, particularly within our te...

Innovation to Unveil Next Generation of PharmASSIST SmartCabinet at NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference

...hest individual dispenser capacity (800cc), unique on-site dispenser calibration, and computer-controlled, locked hopper doors. As a pharmacy's volume grows, they can expand the filling capacity of their PharmASSIST SmartCabinet system by adding individual Standard Cabinets, each with 50 dispensers a...

Clarient Reports Second Quarter Revenue Up 40 Percent

...46.9 million, up from $32.8 million in the year-earlier period. Case volume in the second quarter increased to 33,853 cases, a 29.2 percent increase from the same period in 2008. For the second quarter of 2009, testing volume totaled 236,196, up 21.7 percent from the same period in 2008. The Company...

Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...igher margins. This was partially offset by lower volume and pricing of generic APIs. Selling, Gener...r, said, "We are pleased to have achieved positive volume growth for the first half of the year despite the ...oduction requirements, and we are seeing price and volume pressure on our generic APIs due to competitive su...

EVO Merchant Services, CEO, Ray Sidhom Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in Metro New York

...en years later, the tools he developed serve the $20 billion in transaction volume for the nearly 200,000 he processes for every day. Ray is a champion to th...he small to midsized merchant. EVO processes nearly $20 billion transaction volume of credit and processed close to 300 million transactions. Headquartered in...

Par Pharmaceutical Reports EPS of $0.71 for Second Quarter 2009

...d additional product supply which led to increased volume and price. Par remained the exclusive supplier of...he discontinuation of fluticasone and a decline in volume and price of certain products, including ibuprofen...petition in the market, tempered by an increase in volume of certain products such as tramadol APAP and fluo...

CorVel Announces Revenues and Earnings

...ions soon to be mandated under the legislation covering Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. Such activities reflect the growing volume of electronic activity in healthcare records processing and leverage the Company's longstanding investment in related information processing facilitie...

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...urified Phosphoric Acid in Mexico. The effects of volume and mix on revenue were negative $102.1 million, o...cross all product lines did not fully offset lower volume and mix effects on revenue across all product line...of higher raw material costs and unfavorable sales volume and mix. The lower second quarter 2009 manufactur...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...ooms , Anderson Hospital's Surgery Center has seen volume Hours increase 8.5% over the last six months. ...res in the department in an effort to handle more volume and increase profitability. According to K...s to 2.95 hours while increasing Billable Patient volume 11%. Based on the success of that project, hospit...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

... ASPs on IOLs and ICLs and higher unit costs due to decreased manufacturing volume as part of an effort to reduce inventories, offset by the favorable effect of increased volume and mix. Gross profit for the first six months of 2009 was $21.0 million, o...

Free Compirion Webinar Promotes Nurse Rounding to Improve Patient Safety

...ing a team approach, and offers a money-back guarantee that all goals are met. Client hospitals show sustainable performance improvements in Billable volume , Patient Satisfaction , Core Measures , Length of Stay , Bed Control , Case Management , Patient Throughput and S t a f f Retenti...
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