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New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling diseases,(1) and frequent relapses and rehospitalization as a result of the disease place enormous burdens on patients, caregivers and society.(2) According to two new studies, the use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (rispe...

Global warning: Hotter days, increased hospitalizations for respiratory problems

High summer temperatures, pushed higher by global climate change, may bring with them a spike in hospitalizations for respiratory problems, according to an analysis of data from twelve European cities, from Dublin to Valencia. The data comes from the "Assessment and Prevention of Acute Health Effe...

Home Care Tips for Reducing the Risk of Childhood Hospitalizations Due to Asthma

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Health Advisory NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asthma attacks are the leading cause of hospitalizations for children in New York City, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why? Recent research suggest...

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization rates for heart failure among older Americans have increased dramatically in the past three decades, an epidemic that represents a mounting burden on the health-care syste...

Prevalence of US osteoprotic hip fracture hospitalizations declines despite an aging population

Paris, France, Thursday 12 June 2008: The prevalence of hospitalisations for osteoporotic (non-traumatic) hip fractures in the USA declined significantly from 1988 to 2005, despite an increase in all-cause hospitalisations over the same period and a general ageing of the population, according to r...

Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

Couples using assisted reproductive technology should be made aware, researcher says WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to naturally conceived twins, those conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to neonatal ...

No Link Between Coarse Air Pollution, Hospitalizations

Finding might impact EPA's clean air regulations, researchers say TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to coarse airborne-pollution particles, such as those found in windblown dust or stirred up by agricultural work and mechanical grinding, does not appear to be linked to hospi...

Study shows physician judgement important in reducing RSV-related hospitalizations

HONOLULU, HI, May 5, 2008 MedImmune announced today that the company presented results from a retrospective chart review that evaluated the use of Synagis® (palivizumab) as a preventive measure against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in high-risk infants. RSV is a leading cause of ...

PTSD associated with more, longer hospitalizations

Boston, MAResearchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with more hospitalizations, longer hospitalizations and greater mental healthcare utilization in urban primary care patients. These...

Burn Hospitalizations on the Rise

Hospital admissions for burns rose by nearly 22 percent between 2000 and 2004 – from 26,700 to 32,000 – according to the latest News and Numbers// from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The rise follows a decline of 44 percent during the previous seven years. AHRQ found that: ...
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New Study Suggests Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks that Result in Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits

Patients on corticosteroids are one-third less likely to need emergency room treatment or hospitalization when also taking statin medications Study is first in a series to examine factors impacting patient response to asthma medications FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCal...

Study Shows Physician Judgment is Important in Reducing Rate of RSV-Related Hospitalizations Among High-Risk Infants

Retrospective Chart Review in 10 Geographic Regions throughout the United States Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting HONOLULU, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced today that the company presented results from a retrospective chart review that evaluated the us...

MedImmune's Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, Inc. today announced that in a Phase 3 study, motavizumab was shown to reduce hospitalizations due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by 83 percent as compared to placebo (8.3 percent in placebo arm vs. 1.4 percent in motavizumab; p<0.001...

Advanced Life Sciences Announces Outcome of FDA's Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee Review of Restanza(TM) (cethromycin)

...umoniae and Haemophilus influenzae . CAP affects 5.6 million patients in the United States each year, with 10 million physician visits and 2 million hospitalizations occurring annually. Macrolides and penicillins are currently the front-line treatments for respiratory tract infections such as CAP. As macroli...

Horizon Therapeutics' HZT-501 Significantly Reduces Incidence of NSAID-Induced Upper Gastrointestinal Ulcers in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Pain

...induced GI toxicity causes an estimated 16,500 deaths and more than 107,000 hospitalizations annually in the U.S. alone. Famotidine, when used at high doses (80 mg...induced GI toxicity causes an estimated 16,500 deaths and more than 107,000 hospitalizations annually in the U.S. alone. If deaths from the gastrointestinal effec...

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Announces Lurasidone Phase III Data in Patients With Schizophrenia

...s were male with a mean age of 39 years. The mean time since initial diagnosis was approximately 14 years, and patients had, on average, four or more hospitalizations prior to study entry. U.S. Placebo-Controlled Study Findings Lurasidone has been studied in three double-blind, placebo-controlled, six-w...

New Studies Show Popular Heartburn Medications Moderate the Effect of Taking Widely Prescribed Heart Drug

...he absence of clopidogrel. The study included 1,641 patients who had undergone a stent procedure but were not taking clopidogrel and compared CV event hospitalizations of patients on a PPI to those not taking a PPI. These findings were recently presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Forum on Quality...

American Lung Association Offers Simple Tips to Protect Public Health and Minimize H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Seasonal Flu Transmission

...l important that people receive their annual influenza vaccination. Seasonal influenza and its complications are responsible for an average of 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. That's significantly more than the number of confirmed swine flu cases reported worldwide at the tim...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Multaq(R) (dronedarone)

...ewing new drug applications. Atrial fibrillation is the leading cause of hospitalization for arrhythmia in the U.S. and represents one-third of hospitalizations for arrhythmia in Europe. Hospitalization due to AF has increased dramatically (two-to-three fold) in recent years in the U.S. Atrial fibrillation is ...

Nobilon Advances First Vaccine Into Human Trials - Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Development

...s. Influenza is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and seasonal epidemics are responsible for approximately 40,000 deaths and over 100,000 hospitalizations annually in the US. Influenza infection in children causes a significant increase in both medically attended illness as well as hospitalizations. Mort...
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ImmunoCard STAT! Rotavirus

Description:... Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea accounting for 5% of pediatric visits and 10% of hospitalizations for children under 5 years. ImmunoSTAT! Rotatvirus provides a rapid answer to rule in or rule out rotavirus for immediate care decisions....
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...dicines/herbal remedies such as St John's wort . Allergies are also recorded. Past medical history (PMH/PMHx): concurrent medical problems, past hospitalizations and operations , injuries, past infectious diseases and/or vaccinations , history of known allergies. Social history (SH): birthplace, residence...

Réseau Sentinelles

...nd Hepatitis C Virus ( HCV ) since 2000 as well as 3 non infectious diseases : Asthma since 2002, Suicidal attempts since 1997 and hospitalizations since 1997. The surveillance system detects, alerts, and predicts future regional and national epidemics specifically for influenza, gastroente...
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ADA releases position paper on food and water safety

...s in the world, "yet food-related illnesses impose an increasingly important public health problem. It is estimated that 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths result from foodborne disease annually, with a cost of $23 billion. High-risk populations (the very young; elderly; pregnant; and imm...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

...onal day needed to complete the campaign would result in as much as 3% more hospitalizations in the exposed population. Unsustainable levels of hospitalizations would result from delays in detecting and initiating response to large-scal...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

...s -- a rate considered successful by the CDC. Each additional day needed to complete the campaign would result in an average of up to 2.9 percent more hospitalizations in the exposed population. And each extra day of delay to the start of the program beyond two days would result in up to 6.5 percent more hospitalizat...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...lanta, Georgia; and Novavax, Inc., Rockville, Maryland report their findings in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Virology . More than 220,000 hospitalizations and approximately 36,000 deaths are attributed to influenza A viruses each year. Since the first confirmed human cases of avian influenza in 1997, mo...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... more sensitive test for detecting the deadliest strain of Listeria food poisoning bacteria. That microbe causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of hospitalizations each year in the United States, particularly among people with weakened immune systems. Their study appears in the current issue of ACS' Analytical C...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... Serum levels of vitamin D in more than 600 Costa Rican children were inversely linked to several indicators of allergy and asthma severity, including hospitalizations for asthma, use of inhaled steroids and total IgE levels, according to a study that will appear in the first issue for May of the American Journal of...

Research finds new cause of ozone wheezing and potential treatments

...Ozone has been estimated, in an Environmental Protection Agency analysis, to cost the United States $5 billion a year as a result of premature deaths, hospitalizations and school absences. Inhalation of ozone can lead to irritation of the airways and increased wheezing, particularly in children and adults who have as...

UT Public Health researchers find link to severe Staph infections

...sistant USA300 CA MRSA strain is typically acquired by persons through contact with the bacteria. This Staph strain is not typically associated with hospitalizations or medical procedures. Eric Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of infectious diseases at the UT School of Public Health and colleagues also tested ...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

...tronic tracking and care coordination systems reduce the rate of deaths and hospitalizations among chronically ill older adults? The answer based on a three-year stud... percent for controls; at two years it was 12.9 percent vs. 18.2 percent. hospitalizations were only slightly lower overall for CMP patients than for controls, but fo...

Flu shot protects kids -- even during years with a bad vaccine match

... of Medicine and Dentistry and author of the paper published this month. "Conservatively, we can estimate that vaccination for flu could prevent 2,250 hospitalizations and between 270,000 and 650,000 doctor visits for children if half of U.S. children 6 months to 5 years old were vaccinated." The study, which was ...
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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Radezolid in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

... pneumoniae and H. influenzae . CAP affects approximately 5.6 million patients in the United States each year and results in approximately 2 million hospitalizations annually. About Radezolid Radezolid is a novel oxazolidinone that was discovered using Rib-X's proprietary discovery process and was ...

Palatin Technologies, Inc. Receives U.S. Patent Allowance for Heart Failure Drug Candidate

...000 new cases diagnosed each year. Despite the treatment of heart failure with multiple drugs, the prognosis remains poor. There were over 1.1 million hospitalizations for heart failure in 2006 in the United States, with estimated direct and indirect costs of heart failure in the United States for 2009 of $37.2 billi...

Advanced Life Sciences Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA for Restanza(TM) (Cethromycin) in Community Acquired Pneumonia

...umoniae and Haemophilus influenzae . CAP affects 5.6 million patients in the United States each year, with 10 million physician visits and 2 million hospitalizations occurring annually. Macrolides and penicillins are currently the front-line treatments for respiratory tract infections such as CAP. As macro...

Novavax Announces Selection of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate for Advanced Preclinical Studies

...onal F antibody. The antibody reduces RSV-related hospitalizations in infants and young children at high risk of seve...monoclonal RSV-F antibody show it protects against hospitalizations for severe RSV disease, suggesting that a vaccine ...his virus is responsible for approximately 900,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States and major European c...

Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Studies Published for Novavax Seasonal Influenza Virus-Like-Particle Vaccine

...broad protection against influenza, which is responsible for nearly 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The vaccine is currently in Phase...n preventing influenza-associated pneumonia, a leading cause of flu-related hospitalizations in adults older than 65 years of age. "This study demonstrates the b...

New Study Funded By the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Finds Masimo SpCO(R) May Provide a Noninvasive Measure of Acute Asthma Severity in Children

... Asthma is a life-threatening inflammatory disease of the airways that affects more than 6 million children in the U.S., leading to more pediatric hospitalizations than any other cause.(2) However, a common challenge for children with asthma is the requirement of a forced expiratory test called spirometry. In c...

Novavax Announces Enrollment in the Second Phase II Study of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate

...ol and Prevention (CDC), seasonal influenza affects 15 to 60 million people in the United States each year and is responsible for an estimated 200,000 hospitalizations and approximately 36,000 deaths. The VLP-based seasonal influenza vaccine may be another important public health weapon to fight this disease. VLPs ...

NOVAVAX Announces Preclinical Study Results for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus ('RSV') Vaccine Candidate Directed Against the Fusion (F) Protein

...annual sales of $500 million is available that protects against RSV-related hospitalizations in infants and young children at high risk of severe disease. However, sev... and major European countries. In the United States alone there are 177,500 hospitalizations in high risk adults including the elderly over age 65, resulting in annual ...

PacificGMP and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Announce cGMP Manufacturing Collaboration

... a Phase I clinical trial. The vaccine is being developed for the prevention of norovirus gastroenteritis, an illness that causes an estimated 64,000 hospitalizations and 900,000 clinical visits among children annually in the U.S, according to the CDC. LigoCyte also has a novel influenza vaccine in preclinical devel...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Progress in Phase 2 Clinical Trial Program for Alagebrium

...art Association. The number of heart failure deaths has increased steadily despite advances in treatment. Heart failure results in more than 1 million hospitalizations at a cost of more than $15 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Most of the available treatments for heart failure are not aimed at the underlying...
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