Actuaries Weigh in on Ways to Address Risk Exposures and Challenges with the U.S. Health Care System
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Many interested parties and organizations have provided recommendations on U.S. health care reform, but there is much to be done in terms of mapping out its future. As leading health care professionals, actuaries are looked to for their points of vi...
Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys
Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Even low levels of lead exposure accelerated chronic kidney disease in rats by raising their blood pressure and hastening certain kinds of cellular damage, U.S. researchers report.
Occupational exposures may be linked to death from autoimmune disease
A new study examined the possible associations between occupation and the risk of dying from systemic autoimmune diseases and found that occupational exposures
in farming and industry may be linked to higher death rates from these diseases.
More than 8 million Americans suffer from autoimmune di...
DSM Announces SafeBridge(R) Potent Compound Safety Certification
...toxicology and industrial hygiene analytical chemistry to over 400 business units worldwide and is a leader in recognizing, evaluating and controlling exposures
to potent active pharmaceutical ingredients and products. More information www.safebridge.com
For further information please contact:
Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics
"Companies in the U.S. food system are faced with more complex risks today than ever before, and it is vital for them to fully understand these exposures
so they can make informed and insightful decisions," said Rick Shanks , national managing director of Aon's food system, agribusiness and beverage ...
Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women
...ct from emerging research that they develop after one or more environmental exposures
in genetically susceptible people," said NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "This study adds UV radiation to the growing list of environmental exposures
possibly important in the development of autoimmune diseases."
Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure
...se two conditions may be associated with veterans' exposures
to herbicides or TCDD.
Ischemic heart disease ... its review of 16 studies that looked at herbicide exposures
among people with Parkinson's disease or Parkinson...the relationship between Parkinson's incidence and exposures
in the veteran population be performed. Parkinson...
Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure
...ent 2 mg/m3 standard would increase the emphysema severity index by 99 points on average. This provides additional evidence of the need to reduce dust exposures
to 1 mg/m3 or less as NIOSH has recommended." said Dr. Kuempel. "Furthermore, miners in developing countries may be faced with exposure levels in exce...
Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels
...rmine an individual's ozone responsiveness in both healthy and susceptible populations. "Understanding how these mechanisms change with repeated daily exposures
is critical, especially as ambient ozone levels are often elevated several days in a row," Dr. Schelegle said.
Miller-McCune Magazine Wins Environmental Journalism Prize
Brown's winning story plumbs the intricacies of the emerging field of epigenetics to discuss growing evidence that even small chemical exposures
at key stages of animal development can trigger multi-generational health problems. SEJ judges said her story "employs a solid scientific knowledge, p...
Exposures in Medical Technology
Vaccine Study in New England Journal of Medicine Wrong in Concluding Mercury Exposures are Harmless, States SafeMinds
"Study Findings and Limitations Require Further Investigations," Says Dissenting Panel Member
ATLANTA, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
study on the relationship between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and
children's brain functioning draws ...
Cadence Pharmaceuticals Submits Acetavance New Drug Application for the Treatment of Acute Pain and Fever
... received Acetavance in clinical trials, including 350 children, and data from safety reports that collectively represent more than 53 million patient exposures
to intravenous acetaminophen in countries outside the United States.
Acetavance is Cadence Pharmaceuticals' proprietary intravenous formulation o...
Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
...n and provides a robust data set to support substantial clinical benefit for this novel, first in class therapy."
With approximately 1000 patient exposures
to date in three cardiovascular studies, varespladib has been generally well tolerated.
About the FRANCIS trial
The FRANCIS trial is based ...
Pharmasset Voluntarily Halts Clinical Studies with Clevudine in Hepatitis B Infected Patients
...or muscle weakness associated with creatine kinase elevations, were reported in the QUASH studies, many of the patients in South Korea have had longer exposures
to clevudine than patients in the QUASH studies and have reported more serious myopathy than have patients in the Pharmasset clinical trials. Given th...
Mpex Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Aerosol MP-376 in COPD
... administration. High concentrations are important to maximize
bacterial killing and reduce the potential for development of drug
resistance. Systemic exposures
to levofloxacin are expected to be low when
aerosol administration of MP-376 is used, potentially reducing the
incidence of systemic side effects. MP-...
Mpex Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on MP-376 in Cystic Fibrosis
...ted rapid bacterial killing with no development of resistance over the course of 4 days. In contrast, doses of levofloxacin mimicking human exposures
following systemic administration showed initial bacterial killing, but allowed for resistance development within 24 hours. This demonstrat...
Aon eSolutions Launches Clinical Trials Module
...kConsole's new Clinical Trials module enables risk managers to
monitor all of the clinical trials in which their organizations are
involved, the total exposures
represented by those trials, and the required
insurance coverage. At the same time, RiskConsole enables organizations to
streamline the management of ...
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Paper Supports Additional Role for Cethromycin as Potential Treatment for Infections Caused by Community- Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA)
...n 2005, and this superbug killed
more patients than AIDS by contributing to nearly 19,000 deaths that year.
Nearly 14% of these infections were due to exposures
in the community.
Until the late-1990s, MRSA mainly affected patients in hospitals and other
healthcare settings. Since that time, a new strain of MRS...
DATATRAK and COResearch to Collaborate on Six Cardiac Safety Projects
...is expected to be approximately $800,000. Four of these
clinical trial sponsors represent new clients brought by COResearch and
represent new customer exposures
to the capabilities of the DATATRAK
eClinical(TM) platform. One of the new clinical trials is expected to
involve over 80,000 digital electrocardiogra...
Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 1a Clinical Trial Results of APD791 for the Treatment of Arterial Thrombosis and Initiates Phase 1b Clinical Trial
...dverse events, such that a
maximum tolerated dose could not be defined despite achieving high
concentrations in blood. APD791 was rapidly absorbed and exposures
generally related to dose. Terminal half-life (t1/2) of the parent plus
active metabolites was also related to dose, and was approximately 11 hou...
Exposures in Medical Products
Reveal Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test
Description:...d today in hospitals in the U.S. The Reveal Test is a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in such situations as occupational exposures
to blood and other body fluids, during labor and delivery and for general screening....
Company:MedMira Laboratories, Inc
AXIOM Artis TC
Features:...ouse and keyboard, and color or black-and white flat display or SIMOMED monitors
Full-size CCD TV system with fully digital imaging chain
with frame rates of 30/15/10/7.5 f/s
DDO (Dynamic Density Optimization)
Pulsed fluoroscopy is standard on all basic Systems
Expanded CARE rad...
Company:Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Magnafire SP Digital Camera
Features:.../second transfer rate to provide a full-field, full-resolution (no binning or compression), color image at ten images per second. Electronic shuttered exposures
range from .0007 seconds to over 10 minutes. Magnafire SP produces high-resolution, full-color images in a single pass. C-mount with standard C-mount ...
Company:Olympus America Diagnostics
Features:... 5.1 megapixel CCD for excellent high-resolution images. 36 bit RGB color depth. Peltier cooling for high dynamic range and minimum noise for exposures
under low light. Innovative fast readout of monochromatic images. Simple and fast connection to all microscopes via the C-mount interface. Excellent l...
Features:...ble. Automatic slide-out sample drawer. Integral industry-leading cooled camera with automatic focus and aperture settings. Capable of providing image exposures
of up to several hours with exceptional signal to noise performance. Integral processor and software, with flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse inc...
Exposures in Medical Definition
...earning mechanism. You only need one exposure to an episode to remember it. Semantic memory , on the other hand, can take into consideration multiple exposures
to each referent - the semantic representation is updated on each exposure.
Episodic memory can be thought of as a "map" that ties together items in...
Exposures in Medical Dictionary
...res with normal ... The Illinois Teratogen Information Service (ITIS) is free statewide service that provides information regarding all types of exposures
during pregnancy. This ... Pronunciation of teratogen . teratogen synonyms. teratogen usage examples and teratogen quotes. ... rat: Azathio...
...onal respiratory diseases . ... The term ... OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE . The term " occupational disease " refers to those illnesses caused by exposures
at ... Occupational disease attorneys dedicated to getting you results. ... Occupational Disease . Permanent Disability. Personal Injury. C...
...rom the National Cancer Institute. Consumer and clinical information about mesothelioma , the rare form of cancer commonly associated with high exposures
to asbestos. Mesothelioma doctors and hospitals, news, and clinical trials. ... Relevant medical journal and mesothelioma news articles are up...
...ents and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics ... Ergonomics ... Article: Ergonomics . Article: Quantifying tasks, ergonomic exposures
and injury rates among school custodial... A compilation of Ergonomics resources and consulting from Usernomics. ... Today, Ergonomics com...
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...ural structure. ... Boric acid and borates are naturally occurring compounds containing the element boron. ... occurred during relatively high exposures
to boric acid . ... Hazard/safety rating of BORIC ACID by Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Safety Review Database. ... BO...
Exposures in Biological News
Environmental exposures may damage DNA in as few as three days
ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOExposure to particulate matter has been recognized as a contributing factor to lung cancer development for some time, but a new study indicates inhalation of certain particulates can actually cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting both the development and the outcome...
Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert
WASHINGTON, DC Some nanotechnology fanciers suggest that, like proverbial birds of a feather, engineered nanoscale materials will flock or clump together. This tendency, they maintain, should reduce or eliminate risks as nanotechnology manufacturing increases and the number of nanotechnology-e...
UCR engineers to develop new tool to measure how environmental exposures affect health
RIVERSIDE, Calif. Engineers at UC Riversides Bourns College of Engineering have received a four-year $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to be shared with researchers at Arizona State University, to develop a key tool for exploring the environmental roots of common di...
Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage
...S100B into the blood suggests that holding one's breath for a long time disrupts the blood-brain barrier, they said.
The concern is that repetitive exposures
to severe hypoxia (lowered oxygen supply), such as that experienced by individuals training and competing in static apnea diving events, could cause n...
Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source
...-ray beams aren't as bright or as rapidly pulsed as SLAC's LCLS will be, the experiment demonstrated the jet technique's high potential for speeds and exposures
that won't subject the samples to radiation damage. Some of the patterns the researchers obtained come from nanocrystals just a few molecules on a sid...
Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells
... low doses of BPA led it to have "some concern for effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children at current human exposures
to bisphenol A."
The new study points to possible concerns in adults as well, Flaws said.
"I think there's a need for more studies where people ...
Scientific evidence of health problems from past contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune is limited and unlikely to be resolved with further study
...dress and resolve the concerns associated with the exposures
should not be deferred pending new or potential he...committee concluded that in the Hadnot Point area, exposures
to TCE and PCE occurred, and exposures
to several other contaminants through the drinking...
Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer
...ty 4 (SPRY4), have a 1.48-fold higher risk than men with two copies of the less common version of the gene.
While researchers suspect environmental exposures
may play a part in the growing incidence, they now know that an individual's genes also play a major role in disease susceptibility.
People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie
... implications for epidemiologic studies of diet and chronic disease. Nutritional epidemiology has historically been based on the premise that nutrient exposures
are directly linked to health outcomes. However, nutritional status is also intimately linked to socioeconomic status, and the findings reported here ...
Potentially harmful chemicals found in forest fire smoke
...e from forest fires. The results from the new study also suggest that smoldering fires may produce more toxins than wildfires - a reason to keep human exposures
to a minimum during controlled burns.
Finding these toxins -- known as alkaloids -- helps researchers understand how they cycle through earth and ...
Exposures in Biological Technology
MIT, BU engineer cellular circuits that count events
...ld be used to count the number of times a cell divides, or to study a sequence of developmental stages. They could also serve as biosensors that count exposures
to different toxins.
The team developed two types of cellular counters, both described in the May 29 issue of Science . Though the cellular circui...
Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Data From Three Hepatitis C Development Programs at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver
...ts receiving placebo. In this study, the pharmacokinetics of IDX184 and the nucleoside metabolite were consistent with a liver-targeted drug. Systemic exposures
and plasma half-life of the nucleoside metabolite were similar to that of its active triphosphate measured in vitro in human hepatocytes. In this he...
New study examines effects of Graniteville, S.C., chlorine gas disaster
"This is one of the largest community exposures
to chlorine gas since World War I," said David Van...troops.
While small accidental and occupational exposures
to chlorine gas occur regularly, the South Carolina disaster was one of the largest community exposures
in modern history. As a result, CDC and South Caro...
EPA Awards Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute $500,000 for Air Quality Research
...icators, or "biomarkers" of cardiovascular disease caused by air pollution. exposures
to particulate matter, ozone, and diesel exhaust have been identified as a ...rstanding their causes and biological mechanisms; assessing and eliminating exposures
to respiratory health hazards; and developing improved therapeutics, vaccin...
Parion Sciences Receives NIH Biodefense Grant to Study Novel Methods for Mitigating Radiation-Induced Lung Injury
... at LRRI are committed to
eradicating respiratory diseases through research aimed at understanding their
causes and biological mechanisms, eliminating exposures
to causal agents, and
developing more effective treatments. For more information see www.lrri.org . ...
Cutting the cord to determine babies' health risk from toxic exposure
...echniques to examine a wide range of environmental exposures
and their effect on human health. "These findings ...ct proteomic changes associated with environmental exposures
The ultimate hope is that through the... it may become possible to detect effects of toxic exposures
early on, before the onset of disease. "This may o...
DURECT Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
...duct. Additionally, Nycomed is commencing Phase IIb studies
in surgical models in Europe. These studies will contribute to the total
number of patient exposures
that will ultimately be required by the FDA and
the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) as part of the product approval
process in the U.S. and Europe.
Robert L. Brent, MD, PhD, Honored with 2008 Alfred I. duPont Award for Excellence in Children's Health Care
...eld of radiation biology and the risks of
radiation and other environmental exposures
on the developing fetus and for
his leadership in pediatric clinical care, ...le prevention of birth defects related to
radiation and other environmental exposures
has distinguished him among his
peers and provided comfort to expectant mot...
Video: New Survey Shows Three in Four School Nurses Have Students at Risk for Severe Allergic Reactions Who Do Not Bring Auto-Injectable Epinephrine to School
for an appropriate response."
Due to the quick onset of anaphylaxis, being prepared is vital to
keeping children safe. "Creating a plan to prevent exposures
and respond to
severe allergic reactions in our schools requires informing classmates,
teachers and other school staff about the student's allergy and...
InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights
...y and tolerability in all dosage regimens. -- InterMune reported successful completion of 13-week toxicology studies in rats and monkeys at exposures
higher than those expected to be evaluated in clinical studies. These preclinical studies were required before initiating the Phase 2 p...
Exposures in Biological Products
HL-2000 HybriLinker from UVP
In addition to the hybridization oven features mentioned above, the Crosslinker features:
Preset and manual controls for ultraviolet or time exposures
Preset exposure delivers 120,000 microjoules or five minutes of exposure
Shortwave 254nm, 8 watt, ultraviolet tubes
Microprocessor measures a...
Exposures in Biological Definition
...result of a long biological process related to the interaction of exogenous exposures
with genetic and other endogenous characteristics among susceptible people....at show associations between modifiable life style factors or environmental exposures
and specific cancers. Evidence is now emerging from randomized controlled t...
Exposures in Biological Dictionary
...ment of fish and wildlife ... map depicting hunt unit boundaries ... Description of Map Units . The Frenchman Mountain Quadrangle contains exposures
of rock ... unconsolidated tuffaceous beds ( map unit Tvt) that seem to be ... commonly derived from a single map unit , but some include sev...