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BMJ Award for NHS Choices Guide to the Medical Science in the News

LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The national NHS website, NHS Choices, has scooped the prestigious BMJ award for innovation in medical communications, for its evidence-based Behind the headlines service. Using a team of independent medical analysts, Bazian, the NHS website places an exp...

Orion Health Congratulates Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust on Achieving Community-based Governance

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), a major acute facility serving the needs of the people of Wigan and Leigh in the north west of England, was recently awarded NHS Foundation Trust status. Reading, United Kingdom (PRWEB) March 24, 2009 -- Orion He...

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust extends patient care benefits of BigHand Digital Dictation

BigHand has today announced that Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is to extend its use of the BigHand digital dictation workflow system, further enhancing the Trust's ability to deliver first class patient care across a number of specialties. The success of replacing tape dictation equip...

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers same day patient discharge via BigHand Digital Dictation

One of the largest rollouts of Digital Dictation technology within the NHS produces significant efficiency gains. London, UK (PRWEB) January 7, 2009 -- BigHand has today announced that Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has implemented the BigHand digital...

People who want access to the NHS should behave more responsibly, says expert

Patients should recognise they have to take responsibility for their own health if they want access to free healthcare, says a leading academic. Durham University's Martyn Evans makes the comments as the Healthcare Commission publishes its 'State of Healthcare' annual report (10 December). ...

Gala Raises Funds for NHS Human Services

LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NHS Human Services Foundation held its fifth annual Leading the Way Gala on November 8, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. This event is one of the major fundraisers for the Foundation, which supports the mission...

Diabetes Online Health Guide Released on NHS Choices

LONDON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An online NHS Health Guide for people with diabetes has been launched on the national NHS website, NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk The guide, http://www.nhs.uk/Pathways/diabetes/Pages/Landing.aspx, takes patients through each stage, from before diagnosis, th...

Online NHS Health Guides for Long-Term Conditions Released on NHS Choices

LONDON, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of online NHS Health Guides for people with long-term conditions have been launched today on the national NHS website, NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk These online guides take patients through each stage of the journey, from before diagnosis, and thro...

Women's Health Guide Aged 18-39 Released on NHS Choices

LONDON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the digital 'front door' to the NHS, launches a Live well guide on women's health aged 18-39 aimed at helping women find out more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Based on NHS accredited information, the women's health ...

Travel Health Guide Launched by NHS Choices

LONDON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the new digital 'front door' to the NHS, launches a new Live Well bundle aimed to help people stay healthy during their travels abroad. Based on NHS accredited information, the Live Well Travel health guide ( http://www.nhs.uk/...

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NHS in Medical Technology

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

...th gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)- update of NCCN clinical practice guidelines. J Natl Compr Cancer Network, 2007; 2(suppl 1):S1-S26. 5. nhs Cancer improvement. Guidelines for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). http://www.cancerimprovement.nhs.uk/%5Cdocuments%5Cupp...

NHS National Innovation Centre Cites VNUS Closure(R) Procedure as Select Innovative Technology

...nous reflux disease , today announced that the UK nhs National Innovation Centre has identified the VN...ng surgery. The technique will be showcased at the nhs EXPO Meeting on June 18-19, 2009. "Our treatment alternative has enabled many nhs Trusts to perform a very common operation virtuall...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

...y of Nottingham in late 2006. CHAI consists of researchers from the University, together with clinical colleagues from Nottingham University Hospitals nhs Trust, which allows a unique holistic approach to HAI research. Researchers in CHAI have made major breakthroughs in our understanding of the basic bi...

Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Knee Osteoarthritis

...demark of Horphag Research Ltd., Guernsey, and its applications are protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 / #6,372,266 and other international patents. nhs has the exclusive rights to market and sell Pycnogenol(R) in North America and benefits from more than 35 years of scientific research assuring the sa...

Shingles Pain Treatment Will Benefit More Patients

...proved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for restricted use within nhs Scotland for patients suffering pain following shingles(1) http://www.scot...hone +44(0)870-351-8960) References: 1) Scottish Medicines Consortium, nhs Scotland, website: http://www.scottishmedicines.org.uk/smc/5850.html 2...

New Study: Pine Bark Significantly Reduces Menstrual Pain

...demark of Horphag Research Ltd., Guernsey, and its applications are protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 / #6,372,266 and other international patents. nhs has the exclusive rights to market and sell Pycnogenol(R) in North America and benefits from more than 35 years of scientific research assuring the sa...

Researchers Train the Immune System to Deliver Virus That Destroys Cancer in Lab Models

...University of Miami School of Medicine; John Chester, Peter Selby and Alan Melcher of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals nhs Trust and Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, U.K.; and, Kevin Harrington, The Institute of Cancer Research, London. This ...

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data on Promacta(TM) (Eltrombopag) Presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

...ytopenic purpura. Annu Rev Med. 2005;56: 425-442. (4) Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) factsheet. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children nhs Trust. August 2004. (5) About ITP. Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA). Available at http://www.pdsa.org/itp-information/index.html . Acc...

CSL Behring Reaches Primary Endpoint in Clinical Study of C1-INH for Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema

.... We are delighted that it will now be submitted for registration in the UK," said Dr. Hilary Longhurst, Consultant Immunologist, Barts and The London nhs Trust, London, England, and investigator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. trial. Study design and results HAE is caused by the partial absence of functional C1...

New Study: Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide (NO) Production

...demark of Horphag Research Ltd., Guernsey, and its applications are protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 / #6,372,266 and other international patents. nhs has the exclusive rights to market and sell Pycnogenol(R) in North America and benefits from more than 35 years of scientific research assuring the sa...
NHS in Medical Definition

Private prescription

...ther than the National Health Service . Unlike nhs prescriptions, a private prescription can be writ...neral Medical Council regulations if done with an nhs prescription. A patient usually has to pay a fee...fee is usually considerably more than the standard nhs contribution needed for an...
NHS in Medical Dictionary

Scurvy

... ... Scurvy . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Scurvy . NICE Guidance on Scurvy . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... ...

Quinsy

...ν dog' + αγχειν throttle' ... 1891: He'd had the quinsy and swollen glands when he was young, he told me, and ... Information on Quinsy from nhs Choices including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful resources Definition of quinsy from the Merr...

Pallor

... ... Pallor . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Pallor . NICE Guidance on Pallor . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... Flushing, pallor , cyanosis, or a hive-like rash. Other: ... Flushing, pallor , or cyanosis. Itching or edema. Nausea, vomi...

Nursing

...on relating to the education and career opportunities available in the nursing field. Nursing Times for nursing practice, clinical research, nhs and health care news, nurse specialist pages, blogs and more ... Nursing practice, clinical research ... nursing n. The profession of a nur...

Ileus

...ong ... Ileus . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Ileus . NICE Guidance on Ileus . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... Postoperative Ileus ... be termed "paralytic ileus ," the intestinal paralysis ... Ileus may increase adhesion forma...

Hiccup

...ght. Hiccup . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Hiccup . NICE Guidance on Hiccup . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... Hiccup , characteristic sound that occurs when a sudden rush of air into the ... Hiccup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Actinomycosis

...atments and Medications ... Actinomycosis (also known as Rivalta disease, big jaw, clams, lumpy jaw or ... Information on Actinomycosis from nhs Choices including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful resources Actinomycosis - Overview, Actinom...
NHS in Biological News

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

... researcher D. Gareth Evans, M.D. Evans is a consultant in clinical genetics at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospital of South Manchester nhs Trust and a professor at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Evans and colleagues assessed the increase in risk-reduction surgery among w...

Faculty of Translational Medicine boosts support for biomedical researchers

....' Over 250 people from Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospital nhs Foundation Trusts, King's College London and the Centre's other partner org... and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and St George's Healthcare nhs Trust have been granted Faculty membership. All of these individuals are e...

Award for pioneering stem cell research to mend broken bones

...ssor Douglas Kell, BBSRC Chief Executive said: "Fractures, particularly among older people, are a major cause of morbidly and mortality, and costs the nhs billions of pounds each year. This truly multidisciplinary approach to the basic research necessary to improve our scientific understanding opens up e...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

... BWH, said: "The collaboration of the WGHS and the nhs represents a great example of how large cohorts wi...locus reached near genome-wide significance in the nhs alone, the meta-analysis of combined data had much...irected at other clinical characteristics." The nhs was begun in 1976 to investigate the potential lon...

University of Liverpool awarded $3.3 million for genomics hub

...ty." "Inviting regional applications has generated innovative partnerships between academic institutions, as well as engagement with industry, the nhs and Regional Genetics Services. This initiative will engender innovative ways of working and enable new and exciting discoveries. We hope the hubs wil...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

...change, or they could be told to make an appointment to see their doctor if the virus begins to flare up. Investigator, Dr. Anna-Maria Goretti, an nhs consultant and co-investigator based at the Royal Free Hospital, says: "If patients neglect to take their treatments or need prompting to see their GP...

Research exposes the risk to infants from the chemicals used in liquid medicines

...ester and Consultant Paediatrician at the University Hospitals of Leicester nhs Trust, revealed that the chemicals added to medicines to improve their tast...." Dr Andrew Currie, Consultant at the University Hospitals of Leicester nhs Trust who was also part of the research team said "Parents should not panic...

Counting tumor cells in blood predicts treatment benefit in prostate cancer

...ells is a valuable method for predicting survival and for monitoring treatment benefit in these patients", said Dr. David Olmos from The Royal Marsden nhs Foundation Trust in the UK. "Our study shows that circulating tumor cell counts could provide information about how patients are responding to ther...

Helping back pain sufferers to stay in work

...y care fellowship of almost 132,000 to occupational therapist Carol Coole at The University of Nottingham, to develop more effective ways in which the nhs can work with employees with back pain and their employers to ensure that back pain doesnt drive them away from the workplace. In some areas of t...

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

... than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals nhs Trust (CMMC) Chairman's Prize Award. They treated 13 patients, aged 18-80 years with chronic foot ulcers that had suffered loss of feeling and re...
NHS in Biological Technology

New Innovation Set to Revolutionise Spray Technology - Used to Protect Against the Scottish Biting Midge & Help Fight MRSA in the NHS

Partnering with the University of Aberdeen and Rothamsted Research for releasing natural insect repellents that protect against the Scottish biting midge, Atrium Innovation's new electrostatic spray technology is set to revolutionise how people protect buildings from unwanted particles, insects, ...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Positive Results of U.K. Phase II REOLYSIN(R) and Radiation Combination Clinical Trial

...esearch UK Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology at The Royal Marsden nhs Foundation Trust. About Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic ...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Enrolment in Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Gemcitabine Trial

...zar(R)) in patients with advanced cancers including breast, and head and neck. The principal investigators are Dr. Johann de Bono of The Royal Marsden nhs Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, U.K., and Professor Jeff Evans of the University of Glasgow, Scotland . A total of 15 patien...

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health London has Joined the MetaMiner CNS Partnership Program

...for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley nhs Foundation Trust and King's College London (BRC-MH...for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley nhs Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, ...p.kcl.ac.uk . South London and Maudsley nhs Foundation Trust South London and Maudsley...

Health Robotics Announces Results of the European Union-Sponsored SafeChemo Project

...nd Therapy Services at Imperial College Healthcare nhs Trust in London, stated: "Studies on CytoCare(TM) ...n a BSC." About Imperial College Healthcare nhs Trust, University of London, UK: Imperial College Healthcare nhs Trust has a very strong history of education and r...

Health Robotics Announces Strategic Partnership in Japan for its CytoCare(TM) Robot with TOSHO Inc.

... Rigshospitalet at the University of Copenhagen, Campus Biomedico University Hospital in Rome, Bozen General Hospital in Bolzano, and at Charing Cross nhs Trust in London have proven CytoCare(TM) features preventing cross-contamination and delivering sterile and extremely accurate ready-to-administer haz...

Health Robotics Announces Contract for its CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) Robots With Arabian Health Care Supply Corporation

...sts with thousands of IV doses conducted by the University of Colorado in Denver, Rigshospitalet at the University of Copenhagen, and at Charing Cross nhs Trust in London have proven CytoCare(TM) features preventing cross-contamination and delivering sterile and extremely accurate ready-to-administer haz...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Results at iSBTc Annual Meeting

...ents with advanced cancers. The principal investigator for the trial is Dr. Kevin Harrington of The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden nhs Foundation Trust. The results were presented at the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTC) annual meeting on November 1, 200...

UK's NICE Recommends Spinal Cord Stimulation for Patients with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

...cost-effectiveness of SCS as a treatment for chronic pain worldwide." The recommendation paves the way for better patient access to SCS therapy. The nhs in England and Wales is directed to provide funding and resources for NICE-approved technologies normally within three months of publication date. T...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces an Award of GBP 1.8 Million From UK Government

... days or weeks later. MRSA is a significant public health problem and rapid point-of-care testing is essential for effective patient management. The nhs is introducing MRSA screening for patients admitted to hospitals in order to help reduce severe infections. The new PRADA system will allow rapid test...
NHS in Biological Products

Acridinium C2 NHS Ester from Assay Designs/Stressgen Bioreagents

Description: Acridinium esters have moderate chemiluminescence efficiencies and the chemistry of light production is well understood. They have the added benefit that they require simple triggering conditions that contribute little to the background signal. This benefit has been exploited to great effect in hig...
Company:Assay Designs/Stressgen Bioreagents

Acridinium NHS ester from Cayman Chemical

Description: Acridinium NHS ester can be used to label proteins and nucleic acids. The covalently bound acridinium NHS ester will produce chemiluminescence in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Acridinium NHS ester-labeled proteins can be used as a detection method in immunoassays....
Company:Cayman Chemical

Acridinium NHS ester from Cayman Chemical

Description: Acridinium NHS ester can be used to label proteins and nucleic acids. The covalently bound acridinium NHS ester will produce chemiluminescence in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Acridinium NHS ester-labeled proteins can be used as a detection method in immunoassays....
Company:Cayman Chemical

BioPrime Plus Array CGH Indirect Genomic Labeling Module from Invitrogen

Description:...ion to a microarray (direct labeling systems) or coupled to the Alexa Fluor nhs ester (indirect labeling systems) prior to hybridization. Contents: The Bi... Fluor modified dNTP mixes or amine modified dNTP mixes and the Alexa Fluor nhs Esters. Store at -20C. The standard BioPrime and BioPrime Plus Array CGH Ge...
Company:Invitrogen

BioPrime Array CGH Genomic Labeling System from Invitrogen

Description:...ion to a microarray (direct labeling systems) or coupled to the Alexa Fluor nhs ester (indirect labeling systems) prior to hybridization. Contents: The Bi... Fluor modified dNTP mixes or amine modified dNTP mixes and the Alexa Fluor nhs Esters. Store at -20C. The standard BioPrime and BioPrime Plus Array CGH Ge...
Company:Invitrogen
NHS in Biological Dictionary

Vena cava

... vena cava syndrome at Clinical Trials.gov. Trial results on Superior vena cava syndrome ... NICE Guidance on Superior vena cava syndrome. nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... This patient summary on superior vena cava syndrome is adapted from a summary ... Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) i...

Rod cells

...otile cilium that contains the light-sensitive pigment ... Rod cell in N Eng J Med, Lancet, JAMA, BMJ from Pubmed ... NeLH on Rod cell . nhs Evidence on Rod cell ... Medpedia on Rod cell (Less technical, good quality control) ... What is rod cell ? Meaning of rod cell medi...

Keratin

... ... Keratin . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Keratin . NICE Guidance on Keratin . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... Keratins are generally expressed in particular pairs of type I and type II ... This keratin 6 isoform is thought to be the...

Chitin

...the ... Chitin . You don't need to be Editor-In-Chief to add or edit content to WikiDoc. ... Clearinghouse on Chitin . NICE Guidance on Chitin . nhs PRODIGY Guidance ... Chitin mainly consists of the aminosugar N-acetylglucosamine, which is partially ... In the creatures where chitin is foun...
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