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100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

...o may be unable to respond because of their own sickness," Burger said. On Wednesday, CNA/NNOC will call for broader public awareness of the fragility of the public safety net, and legislative action to assure proper safety conditions in California hospitals and protections for RNs and other healthca...

BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibitions of Donor Bodies Receives 28 Millionth Visitor.

...bout when life begins, religious musings, and spirited exchanges between pro-choice and pro-life visitors. " BODY WORLDS teaches visitors about the fragility and importance of the body and makes people aware of their own mortality. To my surprise, it also inadvertently inspires religious and philosophical r...

MDS Nordion Continues to Urge Government of Canada to Complete MAPLE Project to Address Critical Medical Isotope Shortage

...-July 2009 for approximately four weeks for scheduled maintenance; and it is expected to be taken off line again in early 2010 to repair a leak. The fragility of the world's isotope supply can be overcome. MDS Nordion believes it is critical that the Canadian government direct AECL to honour its long-standin...

MDS Nordion Urges Government of Canada to Complete MAPLE Project to Address Current Medical Isotope Supply Shortage

...nnovative and increasingly important field of nuclear medicine. "The current NRU shutdown - and the shutdown of November 2007 - illustrates the fragility and unpredictability of the global medical-isotope supply system, and highlights the requirement for new research reactor capacity to deliver a reliab...

FDA Approves Reclast(R) to Prevent Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women With Convenient Less Frequent Dosing

...n those with osteoporosis, they are still at increased risk of fractures(4). In fact, research shows that approximately half of women who experience a fragility fracture, or a broken bone due to a fall from standing height or less, have osteopenia(5,6,7,8), highlighting the importance of treating and preventin...

The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health

...ding be restored for bone density testing for Medicare patients so they can be diagnosed before fractures occur, and we must increase awareness that a fragility fracture often signals an underlying bone disease and should lead to evaluation and treatment." Linda Johnson, an osteoporosis patient and healt...

Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

...e in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures. Up to 20 percent of a woman's expected lifetime bone loss can occur in the years immediately following menopause...

Arm Fractures Indicate Greater Risk of Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients

...e population that maybe at risk for these types of fragility fractures, and if we look only at the costs associ...rt the use of biphosphenates to reduce the risk of fragility fractures, and especially reduce the risk of hip f...good advice for anyone facing the possibility of a fragility fracture, not just those who have already experien...

CONBRIZA Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

...estimated 76.7 billion euros by 2050. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures. Up to 20 percent of a woman's expected lifetime bone loss can occur in the years immediately following menopause. ...

Contrary to Earlier Predictions, Older Driver Fatal Crashes Trend Down

...crash rates increase starting at age 70 and rise markedly after 80. These trends have raised concerns about older drivers in fatal crashes. Their fragility makes them vulnerable to getting hurt in a crash and then to dying from their injuries. Physical, cognitive, and visual declines associated with aging...
Fragility in Medical Technology

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

...n of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to support the growth of the body's tissues and organs. It has also been associated with the abnormal growth and fragility of new blood vessels in the eye and vascular permeability and edema. VEGF Trap-Eye is a fully human, soluble VEGF receptor fusion protein that binds a...

Staying One Step Ahead of Osteoporosis

...hritis, whether they were taking Vitamin D supplements and whether they had fragility fractures due to osteoporosis," said Dr. Pegreffi. "We found that wome...se. Also, Vitamin D therapy is not enough to prevent further bone loss and fragility fractures in these patients." Men in the study faired much better. Those w...

Healthy Bones Program Reduces Hip Fractures by 37 Percent, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... champion. Remember that addressing the problem of fragility fractures is multifaceted and will require a ...ients and don't wait until your patient has a fragility fracture. 3. Teach your patients about osteoporo...and orders. 5. Develop a discharge checklist for fragility fracture patients, and improve your discharge...

Icon Bioscience Completes Enrollment in Phase I Study of Novel Ophthalmic Drug Candidate

... in the ophthalmic market. The nature of ophthalmic disease and the unique anatomical and physiological features of the eye, combined with the extreme fragility of the eye, dictate that identifying the correct pharmaceutical agent for a specific disease state represents only half the solution. The pharmaceutic...

Wyeth Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for Bazedoxifene for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

...racture." About Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the number of women of menopausal age who have osteoporosis or ...

PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Results from Phase 2 Study of PTC124 in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

...uscular Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The combined in vitro and in vivo evidence of enhanced dystrophin expression and reduced muscle fragility offer signals of pharmacological activity that we hope to translate into potential clinical benefit for patients with DMD." "Coupled with the emergin...

Positive Interim Phase 2 Data Reported for VEGF Trap-Eye in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

...n of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to support the growth of the body's tissues and organs. It has also been associated with the abnormal growth and fragility of new blood vessels in the eye, which lead to the development of wet AMD. The VEGF Trap-Eye is a fully human, soluble VEGF receptor fusion protein th...

VEGF Trap-Eye Phase 2 Wet AMD Results Reported at ARVO Annual Meeting

...n of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to support the growth of the body's tissues and organs. It has also been associated with the abnormal growth and fragility of new blood vessels in the eye, which lead to the development of wet AMD. The VEGF Trap-Eye is a fully human, soluble VEGF receptor fusion protein th...

Ontak (denileukin diftitox) Achieves 49.1% Overall Response Rate in Phase III Trial of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

...were capillary leak syndrome (4%), dehydration (4%), hypotension (3%), fever (3%), hypoalbuminemia (2%), skin disorder (2%), chest pain (2%), vascular fragility (2%), fatigue (2%), hypersensitivity (2%), myocardial ischemia (1%), urinary tract infection (1%), blood pressure decreased (1%), joint stiffness (1%)...
Fragility in Medical Dictionary

Osteogenesis imperfecta

...s Treatment Prognosis Resources Osteogenesis Imperfecta Definition Overview: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is disorder of congenital bone fragility ... Other recessive syndromes resembling osteogenesis imperfecta ... Osteogenesis imperfecta , also known as brittle bone disease, is a ge...
Fragility in Biological News

The fragility of the world's coral is revealed through a study of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A new study by researchers from UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) sheds light on how threats to the world's endangered coral reef ecosystems can be more effectively managed. In a recent issue of the journal Coral Reefs , ...

Triggering muscle development -- a therapeutic cure for muscle wastage?

...oldspink (Royal Free and University College Medical School, UK) says: "This raises the question: Can age-related loss of muscle strength and increased fragility be ameliorated by the therapeutic application of mechano growth factor (MGF)?". There is hope that MGF can also help sufferers of diseases such as mus...

Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth

...n to promote unbridled cell division and tumor growth. "This tunability of the threshold amount of EGF," the researchers write, "would seem to be a fragility in cell cycle regulation that is exploited during cancer development." ...

Joslin research finds nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D

...study by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center findings that suggest children with the disease may need vitamin D supplementation to prevent bone fragility later in life. "To our surprise, we found extremely high rates of vitamin D inadequacy," said Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Pediatric, Ad...

Adiponectin is a metabolic link between obesity and bone mineral density

...sion fractures of the lumbar spine in humans, among the most common type of fragility fracture associated with low bone mass and osteoporosis. The strength of th...nt resolves in later life or is sustained and leads to an increased risk of fragility fracture, particularly during aging when bone loss rapidly occurs due to de...

Standards in stem cell research

... and Social Research Council. Efforts to standardise practices across different labs is, however, a balancing act where the autonomy of scientists and fragility of living material need to be weighed against the need for comparable data. The ambition in many quarters to scale up the production of human embr...

Smithsonian coral biodiversity survey of Panama's Pearl Islands

...dential areas, malls, marinas and golf courses on several of the islands in this fragile ecosystem, which Guzman describes as "lacking concern for the fragility of the archipelago and island ecosystem functions. Whatever you do to an island affects the others. It's a chain-reaction." The Marine Special Manag...

Pitt faculty receive awards to explore next-generation technologies

...d recharge themselves. But ionomers have not yet been applied to such high-power devices as generators because of a concern that electrical output and fragility increase in tandem. As part of her CAREER project, Weiland will work on constructing more robust ionomers that can produce more power without becoming...

Lowly Icelandic midges reveal ecosystem's tipping points

...ter fluctuations in midge populations," according to the Wisconsin biologist. Although there are only a few species in the case of Lake Myvatn, the fragility of their dynamics makes the lake's ecosystem and the forces at play a valuable model for understanding discrete ecosystems of all kinds. "These for...
Fragility in Biological Technology

2010 Japan Prize to Honor Scientists and Researchers in Industrial Production/Production Technology and Biological Production/Environment Fields

...re are still many people in the world who have not reaped the benefits of this prosperity. It has also become clear that we must take into account the fragility of the earth's environment in our pursuit of science and technology. In view of these circumstances, we must continue to strive for further innovation...

Clemson scientists put a (nano) spring in their step

... CLEMSON Electronic devices get smaller and more complex every year. It turns out that fragility is the price for miniaturization, especially when it comes to small devices, such as cell phones, hitting the floor. Wouldn't it be great if they boun...

Efficient Cloning and Electro-transformation of Large Eukaryotic DNA Fragments

... vectors (limit as yet untested). 35 YAC clones have proven very successful, but are difficult to manipulate due to the extreme fragility of large linear DNA molecules. Bacterial episomes, being supercoiled, dont suffer that constraint. Unfortunately, F factor vecto...
Fragility in Biological Dictionary

Capillary

...nary and glossary with medical definitions ... The word " capillary " originally had more to do with hair than blood vessels. ... About capillary fragility When the smallest blood vessels, capillaries , become ... Increase capillary strength by taking 150 mg a day of these powerful plant ... Capi...
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