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Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors

INDIANAPOLIS Poor communication of the outcomes of medical tests whose results are pending at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is common and can lead to serious medical errors in post-hospitalization medical treatment. A new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and th...

Happy Employees Lead to Healthier Patients

Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement white paper examines link in hospital industry between employee satisfaction and patient care quality NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the nation's health care industry invests hundreds of billion...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

A meta-analysis of more than 50,000 patients has shown that general practitioners (GPs) have great difficulty separating those with and without depression, with substantial numbers of missed and misidentified. GPs looking for depression make more misidentifications (false positives of depressi...

Precyse Solutions Taps Former Siemens Executive to Lead New Marketing Organization

WAYNE, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse Solutions, a leading provider of advanced clinical documentation software, workflow tools, consulting and staffing services has announced the hiring of Robert Turk as Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Reporting dir...

Eric Pettigrew to Lead Regence's Community and Business Relations Efforts

SEATTLE, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueShield announced today that Rep. Eric Pettigrew, who serves Washington's 37th legislative district, has joined the company as the director of community and business relations. His first day at Regence will be Monday, July 27. "We...

Virtual Nose Jobs to Lead This Year's Top Plastic Surgery Trends

FaceTouchUp.com, a New Online Virtual Plastic Surgery Tool, Gives Rhinoplasty Candidates Access to Affordable, Advanced Imaging Applications and More Accurate 'After' Photos Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Gone are the days of cutting out the facial features of som...

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Vantia Therapeutics' Lead Candidate VA106483 Demonstrates Positive Anti-diuretic Effect in Phase IIa Trial in Nocturia

SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantia Therapeutics, an emerging pharmaceutical company developing novel, small molecule drugs targeting large, underserved medical markets, announces positive results from a Phase IIa clinical trial of its lead development compound VA106483 for no...

ProFibrix Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of its Lead Topical Hemostat Product Fibrocaps(TM)

SEATTLE, Washington, and LEIDEN, The Netherlands, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ProFibrix B.V. today announced the start of the company's Phase II clinical trial for Fibrocaps(TM), the company's lead topical Hemostat product, with the successful treatment of the first patients for mild to moderate b...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Present New Phase II Clinical Data on Two Lead Oncology Compounds at ASCO 2009

- Data on BIBW 2992, an Irreversible, Dual EGFR / HER2 Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, Suggests Activity in Second-line Treatment of NSCLC Patients with EGFR Activating Mutations - (1,2) -The First Presentation of Data on BIBF 1120 in Ovarian Cancer- RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Receives Production Patent for Lead Product Candidate Fidaxomicin

SAN DIEGO, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR ) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a production patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,507,564) covering steps used in the manufacture of fidaxomicin , which is currently in i...

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research conducted by Nobel laureate Paul Greengard, Medical Director of The Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Center at The Rockefeller University , Dr. Jennifer L. Warner-Schmidt in New York and colleagues in Sweden, demonstrated in the Journal o...

Alba Therapeutics Corporation Announces the Next Clinical Trial of Its Lead Compound, Larazotide Acetate and Promotions

BALTIMORE, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Alba Therapeutics Corporation announced today it will initiate further clinical studies for patients diagnosed with celiac disease with their lead compound, larazotide acetate. "Our most recent Phase IIb study, the largest trial with an investigational medica...

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Traverser Pacemaker Lead Tunneling Tool

Description: An aid for advancing a pacemaker lead through the subcutaneous tissue of the chest wall to the pacemaker pocket....
Company:Pressure Products

BD Vacutainer® Specialty Tubes - Lead Testing

Description: BD Vacutainer® Specialty Tubes - Lead Testing...
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Medtronic Model 4351 Lead (Enterra™ Therapy)

Description: The new 4351 Intramuscular Lead is a unipolar lead intended for use with an implantable neurostimulator. The 4351 lead has a ski needle design for easier use with laparoscopic procedures. It is also designed with a fixed electrode length of 1 cm. The 4351 lead connects directly to the neurostimulat...
Company:Medtronic Gastroenterology

SelectSecure Lead Model 3830

Description: The Medtronic SelectSecure Lead System (Model 3830) is the worlds thinnest bipolar pacing lead. Its unique, lumenless design allows for flexibility and a smaller body size (4.1 F) without sacrificing insulation thickness. The SelectSecure lead system utilizes a deflectable catheter to allow positio...
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Subcutaneous Lead System Model 6996SQ

Description: The Medtronic Subcutaneous Lead System Model 6996 SQ is implanted subcutaneously with the use of the Medtronic Tunneling Tool Model 6996T. Improved SQ design and implant technique offer low DFTs, a fast and easy procedure, and high success in complex cases....
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O.R. Special Procedure Apron Lead Free

Description: The O.R. Special Protective Apron is made to be worn between a scrubsuit and a sterile gown. Uniquely it can be removed without contaminating the sterile field. Reaching through the back of the gown, the velcro fasteners are released, and the protective apron will fall to the floor and the sterilit...
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Ambulatory blood pressure

...O ANGELI, ROBERTO GATTOBIGIO 3. [3] Morning surge in blood pressure linked to strokes in elderly 4. [4] Monday Morning Surge in Blood Pressure May lead to Increase in Cardiovascular Events External Links [5] Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring ...

Atransferrinemia

... through the blood . Atransferrinemia is characterized by anemia and hemosiderosis in the heart and liver . The iron damage to the heart can lead to heart failure . The anemia is typically microcytic and hypochromic (the red blood cells are abnormally small and pale). Atransferrinemia is ex...

Central tolerance

... Receptor editing (changing the specificity of the autoreactive cell) [4] Division to a regulatory lineage Genetic defects in these processes lead to autoimmunity, such as in the human syndromes APS-1 and IPEX . References ^ http://www-immuno.path.cam.ac.uk/~immuno/part1/l...

Doctor-patient relationship

... therapeutic in their own right. Unfortunately, we are increasingly seeing these boundaries crossed, which can compromise patient care and potentially lead to fatal consequences. [1] With increasing access to computers and published online medical articles, the internet has contributed to expanding p...

Directed attention fatigue

...nclude temporarily feeling unusually distractible, impatient, forgetful, or cranky when there is no associated illness . In more severe forms, it can lead to bad judgment, apathy, or accidents, and can contribute to increased stress levels. DAF is caused by concentrating too much in the midst of external...

Full-body scan

...cation of incidental abnormalities of unclear significance. [3] This may lead to further unnecessary testing, which may be invasive. Cost is an additio...lar culture In the episode " Role Model " of the TV show House the lead character Dr. Gregory House refers to full-body scans as "useless" becaus...
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Lead

Lead is a main-group element with symbol Pb and atomic number 82. Lead is a soft, malleable poor metal, also considered to be one of the heavy metals. Lead has a bluish-white color when freshly cut, but tarnishes to a dull... Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased lev...

Whitehead

...... Actor: Kate & Leopold. Paxton Whitehead was born on 17 October, 1937 in Kent, England, UK. ... Bishop, Plunkett, Robards and Whitehead lead Reading of Coward's ' ... ...

Weight gain

...fight or flight" mode 24/7. Constant stress can lead to a ... This can lead to fatigue, weight gain , and depression. ... ... and how ... and Dairy During Preschool Years May lead to Weight Gain in Adolescence ... ...

Walking

...your workplace, neighborhood, or town? ... Walking is an important part of any weight management or weight loss plan -- a ... Walking can lead to a long, healthy, vibrant life -- even as we age. ... Walking can be a perfect low-impact, aerobic exercise with numerous health benefits...

Vulvitis

...ulvitis can be caused by a number of conditions, including: ... Vulvitis can affect women of all ages. ... (STDs), which can cause vulvitis , may lead to other ... Vulvitis is simply an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. ... Symptoms of vulvitis may inc...

Volvulus

... can also occur in the absence of underlying malrotation. ... Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Volvulus can lead to gangrene and death of that segment of the gastrointestinal ... volvulus n. Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction. ....
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Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have found that a population of breast cells called luminal progenitor cells are likely to be responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations in the gene BRCA1. BRCA1 gene mutations are found in 10-20 per cent of women with hered...

Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis

Researchers from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have discovered a new gene fusion that is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers. The results may lead to more accurate prostate cancer testing and new targets for potential treatments. Experts believe that gene ...

Stunting plants' skyward reach could lead to improved yields

EAST LANSING, Mich. In the forest's fight for survival, it's the tallest trees that prevail by reaching for sunlight and shading competition. Corn and other plants, too, divert precious energy to grow higher when nearby plants start to encroach. Michigan State University plant scientist Berond...

Work in mice will contribute to the study of hereditary diseases that lead to blindness

This release is available in Spanish . Researchers of the University of Granada (Spain) have used a technique consisting of the induction of neuronal degeneration neuronal for intense light exposure in the mouse's retina that will be helpful for the study of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a g...

Genetic finding could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma

GAINESVILLE Researchers have identified a genetic glitch that could lead to development of neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer that typically strikes children under 2. Two University of Florida scientists are part of the multicenter team of researchers that made the discovery, which could p...

Discovery of the cell's water gate may lead to new cancer drugs

The flow of water into and out from the cell may play a crucial role in several types of cancer. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now found the gate that regulates the flow of water into yeast cells. The discovery, which will be published in the journal PLoS Biology , rais...

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Data Published in Cell Stem Cell Demonstrates Potent Anti-Cancer Activity for OncoMed Pharmaceuticals' Lead Antibody

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel antibody therapeutics that target cancer stem cells, today announced the publication in Cell Stem Cell of data demonstrating potent anti-cancer activity in colon ...

PDI Appoints Gerald P. Belle as Lead Independent Director

SADDLE RIVER, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII ), a leading provider of sales and marketing support to U.S. pharmaceutical companies, announced today that current PDI director Gerald P. Belle has been appointed to the newly-established position of lead indepen...

Growing Awareness and Increased Investments Lead to Growth of Biotechnology Applications in the Food & Beverage and Dietary Supplements Sector, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

MUMBAI, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- - Frost & Sullivan's Food & Beverage Focus 2009 Annual Executive MindXchange on Biotechnology Applications in the Food & Beverage and Dietary Supplements Sector The Indian food processing industry has seen some spectacular product devel...

Anthony Hess to Lead SAIC Health Solutions Business Unit

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI ) announced today that Anthony Hess, Ph.D., will be appointed as business unit (BU) general manager of SAIC's Health Solutions BU (HSBU) effective Aug. 3. Hess ...

ClearTrial Selected to Lead Executive Panel from Pharmaceutical and Service Provider Companies at ExL Conference

Kelly Larrabee, Director, Clinical Services, will lead a panel of life sciences executives on the topic of "Capitalizing on Trends in Negotiation, Contracts, and Risk and Reward." Discussion will center around risk/reward approaches and technology collaboration among clinical trial spo...

Lixte Biotechnology Holdings' Lead Compound, LB-1.2, Enhances the Effectiveness of Standard Cancer Chemotherapy in Animal Models

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings (OTC Bulletin Board: LIXT) announced today that investigators of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health and Lixte r...

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LabChip 3000 Drug Discovery System from Caliper Life Sciences

Description:...Lipid-modifying Enzymes; and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Caliper's most recent introduction, KiSS (Kinase Selectivity Screening) offers lead optimization and secondary screening laboratories a simple, affordable approach to kinase profiling....
Company:Caliper Life Sciences

Guava EasyCyte from Guava Technologies

Description:...stems to continuously run samples when you need to screen multiple microplates. This is ideal for secondary screening labs that want to easily profile lead compounds and save on human resource costs. Supports 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance The Guava EasyCyte System software allows a laboratory administrator ...
Company:Guava Technologies

Cellomics ArrayScan HCS System from Beckman Coulter

Description:...evel. The integration of these systems into the drug discovery process can significantly reduce developmental time and cost in determining targets and lead compounds....
Company:Beckman Coulter

GenomeLab SNPstream Genotyping System from Beckman Coulter

Description:...will be used in the validation of biomarkers and their association with specific disease states as well as in the evaluation of drug efficacy, and may lead to a new generation of standardized diagnostic tests with the promise of delivering personalized medicine. ...
Company:Beckman Coulter

PW 384 from Tecan

Description:...-well format. The PW 384 provides an excellent solution for a variety applications in the field of Drug Discovery (Assay development, Screening or lead Optimization) and Research. Unmatched wash speed The PW 384 has set a standard for ultra-fast washing in both 384-well and 96-well plates. The i...
Company:Tecan

hKvLQT1/hminK-CHO K1 Recombinant Cell Line from Upstate

Description:...for drug discovery research. The objective is to provide the pharmaceutical industry with a range of ion channel cell lines to support drug discovery, lead optimisation and safety pharmacology functions....
Company:Upstate
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Albinism

...ere are many genes which are now scientifically proven to be associated with albinism (or better: alterations of the genes). All alterations, however, lead to an alteration of the melanin (pigment/coloring) production in the body. Melanin helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light coming from the...

Allele frequency

...en gene often are graphed together as an allele frequency distribution histogram . Population genetics studies the different "forces" that might lead to changes in the distribution and frequencies of alleles -- in other words, to evolution . Besides selection, these forces include genetic drift , ...

Alternative splicing

... occurs in eukaryotes in which the splicing process of a pre-mRNA can lead to different ripe mRNA molecules and therefore to different proteins. Al...or the evolution of a new protein. Instead, a new way of regulation could lead to the same effect, but leaving the code for the established proteins unhar...

Amine

...uced due to the Gabriel Synthesis . Reactions Dissolving secondary and tertiary amines using strong acids like HI, HBr, or HCl does not lead to a lower grade amine and an alkylhalide, hence the nitrogen-group is not a preferred leaving group. The only kind of succesful eliminatio...

Apoptosis

...ged that they benefitted from each other's work, and both pointed out the possibility that cell death might be regulated. Their observations helped to lead later work toward the genetic pathways of programmed cell death. Coining of the term apoptosis In a signal article published in 1972, John F....

Biodiversity

...t that no property rights or no access regulation of resources necessarily lead to their decrease (degrading costs having to be supported by the community...election methods), progress made in the genetic field in the past 20 years lead to the obligation to tighten laws. With the new technologies of genetic an...
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Y chromosome

...What makes a man a man? In a new study, researchers say that there is a dramatic loss of genes from the human Y chromosome that could eventually lead to its complete ... Encyclopedia article about Y chromosome . Information about Y chromosome in the Columbia Encyclopedia, Computer Desktop ...

Vessel cell

...means operable ... FUNCTION OF LAMININ-ENDOTHELIAL CELL INTERACTIONS. A. Vessel Formation. B. Vessel Stability ... and cellular events that lead to vessel maturation (24, ... An online medical dictionary has the exact definition. Good luck! Yielding of the vessel cell wall can occur...

Tympanic membrane

...oration using mitomycin C ... ... waves strike the tympanic membrane , it vibrates and begins ... a perforation of the tympanic membrane may lead to infection ... Tympanic Membrane ... ... from which it is separated by the tympanic membrane (eardrum) ... If damaged, the tympanic me...

Transgenic

...vity of specific neuronal ... [ANDi, the first transgenic Rhesus monkey, carries the gene for a green ... cumbersome technique is not likely to lead to transgenic humans, green or otherwise. ... This is a brief outline of the steps necessary to obtain transgenic mice or rats. ... Potentially...

Terminator

...ly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead ... Terminator Salvation summary of box office results, charts and release information and related links. ... 5/22 Terminator ' Conquers Thursda...

Subcloning

...he number of manipulations ... Essentially all subcloning reactions proceed as follows: You release and purify ... The Subcloning Notebook will lead you through every step in this process. ... Our product line includes novel tumor marker proteins, monoclonal antibodies and ... Extensive ...
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