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Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

Incorrectly treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently confirmed in the arbitration process. This was the conclusion reached by Heinrich Vinz and Johann Neu of the Arbitration Board of the North German Medical Associations, Hanover, in the current edition of Deutsches rzt...

Neuralstem Responds to Incorrect StemCells, Inc. Release on Patents

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Amex: CUR ) today responds to an earlier press release by StemCells, Inc. by stating that StemCells, Inc. has completely mischaracterized the meaning of the US Patent and Trademark Office's most recent action. (Logo: http...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...ntify and complete acquisitions, manage our growth and integrate acquisitions; our ability to compete successfully; potential liability for the use of incorrect or incomplete data; the length of the sales cycle for our healthcare software solutions; interruption of our operations due to outside sources; our de...

House Measure Proves Healthcare Legislation Will Fund Abortion, Says Family Research Council Action

..., jumping well beyond the current law which prohibits the funding or subsidizing of abortion. "While many abortion proponents claimed we were incorrect in our conclusions, even the most strident deniers would have to agree the amendment offered by Rep. Capps puts the matter to rest. The Capps measure...

Cepheid Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

...internal review of our patent license useful lives during the second quarter of 2009 identified that certain patent licenses were being amortized over incorrect useful lives. This error resulted in the understatement of amortization expense over several reporting periods, starting in 2004. In accordance with ...

NuVasive Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...al growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risk that the Company's revenue or profitability projections may prove incorrect because of unexpected difficulty in generating sales or achieving anticipated profitability; the uncertain process of seeking regulatory approval or c...

SXC Health Solutions announces contract with largest worker's compensation organization in the U.S.

...ntify and complete acquisitions, manage our growth and integrate acquisitions; our ability to compete successfully; potential liability for the use of incorrect or incomplete data; the length of the sales cycle for our healthcare software solutions; interruption of our operations due to outside sources; our de...

Physician Hospitals (PHA) Responds to TIME Magazine Article: Filled With 'Incorrect Assumption and Innuendo'

...n owned hospitals would be hurt by pending health reform legislation; however, there is little else in the article that can pass as anything more than incorrect assumption and innuendo says Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). Physician ownership of hospitals is not new and they are not "upstart comp...

Bottle-Feeding Moms Ignored

... It was common for mothers to make mistakes in bottle-feeding preparation. incorrect preparation can increase the risk of infection, promote excessive weight ga...hers will seek help from family and friends, which may increase the risk of incorrect bottle-feeding practices being handed down, the researchers said. More ...

For Treatment of Dyslipidemia, Surveyed Physicians are Increasingly Switching Patients to a More Potent Statin Following the ENHANCE and SEAS Trials

...s more effective at reducing LDL cholesterol than simvastatin. The negative press surrounding the results of the ENHANCE trial appears to have left an incorrect and unfavorable impression about Vytorin on many MCO pharmacy directors." Vytorin One Year On: How Will Prescriber Attitudes and Payer Hurdles I...
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MedNet Solutions Certified to Score SF-12v2 Health Survey

... are powerful tools that provide valuable and necessary clinical trial data, simple formatting errors or minor programming mistakes can easily lead to incorrect survey scores and misinterpreted results. "When it comes to measuring health outcomes, the intake, scoring, and reporting of unimpeachable PRO da...

Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Issues Statement in Opposition of Genentech Petition to Restrict Lab Use of Diagnostic Tests for Physicians and Patients

...which drug to prescribe. The overwhelming majority of LDTs fall within the scope of the petition. Genentech's citizen petition relies on several incorrect assumptions. One of the most fundamental errors is that FDA review and approval is needed for all LDTs used in therapeutic decision-making "to ensure...

Cystic Fibrosis Axentis Pharma Initiates Clinical Trial for Lung Infections

...ntis Pharma AG is a Swiss biotechnology company. The company is using a patent-pending platform technology to develop therapies for diseases caused by incorrect protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum. The most prominent example of such diseases is cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis). About Fluidosome(R) t...

Cepheid Launches New GeneXpert(R) Tests in Europe for Simultaneous, Rapid Detection of Staphylococcus Aureus and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

...ing problems; customer market acceptance of the product; the failure of products to perform as expected, whether due to manufacturing errors, defects, incorrect operation or otherwise; issues related to regulatory review; the impact of competitive products and pricing; potentially lengthy sales cycles in some ...

Study Shows Need to Test More COPD and Asthma Patients for Underdiagnosed Pulmonary Disease

...ing characteristics in deficient subjects indicates that if pulmonologists rely on standard screening criteria for Alpha-1 testing, the result will be incorrect and missed diagnoses. "Our surveillance study found that physicians cannot depend on typical patient profiles to assess whether AAT deficiency screen...

AspenBio Pharma Reports Strong Results with Appendicitis Triage Blood Test from Large Multiple Hospital Study

... of these unnecessary surgeries. In the US alone, an estimated 1-in-5 to 1-in-7 (14% to 20%) appendectomy surgeries remove a normal appendix due to an incorrect diagnosis. This would represent more than a 100,000 unnecessary surgeries annually. A total of 249 of the 311 (80%) evaluable patients underwent comp...

President Bush Ignores America's Plea for Support of Stem Cell Research

... cord injuries. "With this veto, President Bush has made it clear to the citizens of this great nation that he will continue to rely on factually incorrect information and the political pressure of an extremist minority on this issue. "With this veto, President Bush ignored the overwhelming majority in ...

Managing Preanalytical Processes for Patient Safety

...nurse phlebotomy. "You have to explain to nurses the reasons behind the procedures. Nurses and laboratory personnel have different mindsets and incorrect assumptions about each other, Wright says. "Lab staff incorrectly assumes that all nurses understand the reasons underlying the order of draw and spe...
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StatStrip Glucose Monitoring System

Description:...sults regardless of the samples oxygen status. In addition, StatStrip requires no calibration coding, avoiding another potential source of error. An incorrect input of a calibration code can change the reported glucose value by up to 40%. StatStrips 6-second analysis time, color touch screen operation,...
Company:Nova Biomedical

FLEXLINK

Description:... The FLEXLINK software links sampler, patient and operator IDs at the bedside, making data readily available to caregivers and eliminating the risk of incorrect patient identification. FLEXLINK is part of 1st automatic, the worlds first automatic blood gas analysis system....
Company:Radiometer America Inc.

Eppendorf Filtertips, 250 l, sterile, and PCR Clean

Description:...lf-sealing" additives. This filter provides protection against carryover and contamination caused by aerosols, and it does not swell up as a result of incorrect pipetting. Samples can then be recovered easily. In line with the special biological purity requirements of a PCR application....
Company:Brinkmann

Eppendorf Filtertips, 2.5 l, sterile, and PCR Clean

Description:...lf-sealing" additives. This filter provides protection against carryover and contamination caused by aerosols, and it does not swell up as a result of incorrect pipetting. Samples can then be recovered easily. In line with the special biological purity requirements of a PCR application....
Company:Brinkmann

Solitaire: Portable, Solid-state 532nm Photocoagulator

Description:...duce the risk of fibre damage when switching from slit lamp, LIO and/or endoprobe Intelli-Fibre auto delivery system recognition eliminates incorrect delivery device selection Programmable Procedure Memory provides easy access to customised settings at the touch of a button La...
Company:Ellex (formerly Laserex)

The Hugs Tag

Features:... one year Strap can be adjusted to accommodate normal weight loss Hypoallergenic Hugs tag emits an audible beep to indicate either a correct or incorrect match ...
Company:VeriChip Corporation

1st automatic Blood Gas Analysis System

Features:... The FLEXLINK software links sampler, patient and operator IDs at the bedside, making data readily available to caregivers and eliminating the risk of incorrect patient identification. Secure data capture at the bedside Ensure correct sample and patient identification Get results where needed ...
Company:Radiometer America Inc.

Solitaire

Features:...nd reduce the risk of fibre damage when switching from slit lamp, LIO and/or endoprobe Intelli-Fibre auto delivery system recognition eliminates incorrect delivery device selection Programmable Procedure Memory provides easy access to customised settings at the touch of a button Large alpha...
Company:Ellex (formerly Laserex)

Cobas Integra 400 plus

Features:... Automatic system maintenance significantly reduces operator interventions. Automatic start up. Highly sensitive pressure sensors detect incorrect pipetting, even at 2ml sample volume. Handling of clotted samples is improved with immediate flagging of faulty samples. Time to first result < 90 sec...
Company:Roche Diagnostics
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Malocclusion

... A malocclusion is a misalignment of teeth and/or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches. The upper arch is called the maxilla and the lower is called the mandible. More about Ma...
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Drug dosages often incorrect for obese patients

PORTLAND, Ore. As if severely overweight people didnt already have enough health concerns, experts are raising another red flag the possibility that some of their prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be prescribed at the appropriate dosage and could be ineffective. Becaus...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... process of fusion energy burn. Spectral Sentry - is an advanced technology developed to protect critical laser systems from pulses that contain incorrect bandwidth for amplification. The device inspects each individual laser pulse, which is traveling at the speed of light, and then determines if the pul...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

...to how a seasoned stick shift driver versus a novice learner might both respond to a sudden stall. The inexperienced driver might make a slow or even incorrect decision. ...

Research team wins funds to unravel a DNA mystery

...t depends on biology, not only for humans but also all sorts of organisms," Dr Dodd said. "There are some diseases known which seem to be caused by incorrect looping interactions and improper control of gene interactions including some cancers," Dr Shearwin said. "Anything we can do to help explain the ...

Major international study challenges notions of how genes are controlled in mammals

...nome and induce genes. This is supposed to lead to a cascade that leads to cellular differentiation. "The FANTOM4 studies show that this thesis is incorrect and there are no master regulators at all," she continued. "It's not like turning everything on like a switch. Instead, it looks like the expression o...

Learning how the pieces responsible for interpreting the human genome work

...perate to perform functions in healthy cells and compare this with what happens in disease and cancer tissues. "Most diseases arise as a result of the incorrect functioning of DNA proteins. For example, cancer is always an error or an accumulation of errors in DNA caused by the improper work of proteins that s...

CSHL team develops mouse models of leukemia that predict response to chemotherapy

...g the participating AML patients, the two most common mutations were observed to occur when chromosomes broke apart and reattached in new places. This incorrect fusion is thought to create cancer-causing genes, or "oncogenes," that encode so-called fusion proteins. It's the proteins that are the most immediate...

Pure fructose frequently confused with high fructose corn syrup

...Refiners Association (CRA). Interchanging two distinctly different ingredients, such as pure fructose and high fructose corn syrup, creates factually incorrect conclusions and misleads consumers. Recent studies using pure fructose that purport to show that the body processes high fructose corn syrup dif...

Why didn't Darwin discover Mendel's laws?

...t variation is caused by random, quasi-physical events outside environmental control, is much as we believe today. But he never freed himself from the incorrect belief that environmentally determined changes could also be inherited, another victim of his focus on quantitative characters, height, weight and so ...

Largest prehistoric snake on record discovered in Colombia

...r tail. Using a computer model he wrote, Polly estimated the fossil vertebrae originate near Titanoboa 's middle. That means that if Polly's model is incorrect about the bone's placement, the snake could have been even bigger. Evolution has produced a wide variety of gigantic animals over the last several ...
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Recent Reports Regarding Mercury and High Fructose Corn Syrup Flawed and Misleading

... multiple sources of potential contamination To imply that there is a safety concern to consumers based on the findings presented is both incorrect and irresponsible. By combining the results of a four-year-old sampling analysis of high fructose corn syrup with a more recent testing of bran...

Cardinal Health Launches Pyxis(R) MedStation(R) 4000; Introduces Industry-First Service to Interpret Dispensing and Infusion Data

...n to require clinicians to scan medications upon removal to help ensure they've retrieved the right medication for the right patient and alert them to incorrect dosage or other potential errors. The built-in scanner is also used during restocking to help ensure the right medications are loaded into the right d...

Nuvasive Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...al growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risk that the Company's revenue or profitability projections may prove incorrect because of unexpected difficulty in generating sales or achieving anticipated profitability; the risk that Company may encounter unanticipated difficu...

Atrium generates strong growth during the second quarter

...e reasonable, but cautions the reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond its control, may ultimately prove to be incorrect since they are subject to risks and uncertainties that affect the Company. For additional information with respect to these and other factors, see the...

Beckman Coulter Announces Second Quarter 2008 Results

... additions to property, plant and equipment, changes in inventories, long-term lease receivables, other and depreciation and amortization expense were incorrect due to inadvertent errors in summarizing these amounts. These immaterial errors resulted in an overstatement of cash flows provided by operating activ...

NuVasive Completes Acquisition of Osteocel Biologics Business

...al growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risk that the Company's revenue or profitability projections may prove incorrect because of unexpected difficulty in generating sales or achieving anticipated profitability; the risk that Company may encounter unanticipated difficu...

QualityMetric Announces QM Certified Scoring Program

...h scoring algorithms and norms provided by QualityMetric publications. Minor mistakes in the programming code or simple formatting errors have lead to incorrect scores and misinterpreted results, in some cases leading to millions of dollars in lost revenue. "Unfortunately, the do-it-yourself approach can, an...

Incorrectly cleaved protein leads to schizophrenia

...etic alteration near the site of Nrg-1 cleavage, which was detected in schizophrenia patients and which increases the risk of this disease, results in incorrect cleavage of Nrg-1 by the gamma-secretase. The researchers are suggesting that a disturbed cleavage of Nrg-1 plays a crucial role in the developmen...

Cystic Fibrosis - Axentis Pharma Takes Over Patents and Continues Development of Innovative Platform Technology

...ntis Pharma AG is a Swiss biotechnology company. The company is using a patent-pending platform technology to develop therapies for diseases caused by incorrect protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum. The most prominent example of such diseases is cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis). The company is in final...

Sentry Enhances Offerings with Temperature-Controlled Custom Bio-Pharmaceutical Finishing Services

... include miscellaneous cGMP deviations, impurities in or degradation of products, lack of product stability, labeling errors on declared strength, and incorrect products in cartons or packages. Although the exact cost of these issues is unknown, reports indicate that the pharmaceutical industry spends billions...
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Antibiotic resistance

...ven in organisms that have never been exposed to the selective pressure of methicillin per se . Other factors contributing towards resistance include incorrect diagnosis, unnecessary prescriptions, improper use of antibiotics by patients, and the use of antibiotics as livestock food additives for growth promo...

Blood

...most direct therapeutic use of blood. It is obtained from volunteers by blood donation . As there are different blood types , and transfusion of the incorrect blood may cause severe complications, crossmatching is done to ascertain the correct type is transfused. Other blood products administered intraven...

Ploidy

...cause of Klinefelter's syndrome and others) and of chromosome 21 (the cause of Down syndrome ) are relatively common. Many forms of cancer have incorrect ploidy numbers, due to the accumulation of mutations which increase chromosome missegregation . Polyploidy Polyploidy is the state where all...

Electrical energy

...energy and power are two different things. In other words, the phrase "flow of power," and the phrase "consume a quantity of electric power" are both incorrect and should be changed to "flow of energy" and "consume a quantity of electrical energy", respectively. ...

Ploidy

...cause of Klinefelter's syndrome and others) and of chromosome 21 (the cause of Down syndrome ) are relatively common. Many forms of cancer have incorrect ploidy numbers, due to the accumulation of mutations which increase chromosome missegregation . Polyploidy Polyploidy is the state where all...

Antibiotic resistance

...ven in organisms that have never been exposed to the selective pressure of methicillin per se . Other factors contributing towards resistance include incorrect diagnosis, unnecessary prescriptions, improper use of antibiotics by patients, and the use of antibiotics as livestock food additives for growth promo...
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Spontaneous generation

...elief that some living ... Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow ... Spontaneous generation is the incorrect hypothesis that nonliving things are ... This certainly excluded spontaneous generation as a viable theory. ... Similar terms have been used ...

Scientific method

... misinterpretation of the scientific method . ... The "hypothetico-deductive method " taught to students is not even a method at all. It's an incorrect logical analysis of how scientific theories are justified by ... ...
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