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New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions

Specialized Leases from Elekta Facilitate Sharing of Financial Risk and Return ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and health systems are facing a "perfect storm" as traditional financing options close, revenue is squeezed by layoffs and federal cuts, and investment income dwindles. C...

New Website Offers Support to the 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Placed on Bed Rest Each Year

KeepEmCookin.com offers both an online community and breaking news for women on bed rest due to high-risk pregnancies BALTIMORE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1 million women in the United States are put on bed rest each year due to pregnancy complications that can result in preter...

Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- If doctors start taking results of a recent drug company-sponsored trial seriously, 11 million more older Americans might be taking cholesterol-lowering statin m...

20,000,000th Phone Order Placed at Doctors Foster & Smith Pet Supplies

87-Year-Old Man Orders 5-in-1 Vaccine for His Latest Litter of Puppies RHINELANDER, Wis., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 1920's in Illinois, Gene Bost, now of Joshua Tree, California, has been an avid animal lover, trainer and sportsman. During the depression, everyone needed to earn h...

The First QPatch HT in China Placed in WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX)

SHANGHAI, China, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, announced today that it has acquired a QPatch HT automated patch cl...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

Portland: An Oregon Health & Science University study has demonstrated that motion and door sensors placed in elders' homes can assist in keeping// a tab on the pattern of activity associated with memory changes, which make up the initial signs of onset of dementia. The study results, which were ma...

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Injection Reverses Heart-Attack Damage

...mpound called periostin that is abundant in the developing fetal heart (and in injured skeletal muscle) but scarce in adult hearts. When the patch was placed over the site of cardiac injury in rats, it induced cardiomyocyte proliferation and improved heart function ( Nature Medicine 2007; 13:962-9). Simil...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

...urrounded by an expanding wire mesh (stent) can be placed via small incisions without stopping the heart. The device is placed via a slender tube (catheter) that's inserted in t...rgery and those who have an artificial heart valve placed via catheter-based techniques. Results aren't know...

Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces - Swiss Team Uses InSightec's ExAblate(R) 4000 Brain System to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

...haki, Elbit Imaging's President and CEO, commented: InSightec's outstanding breakthrough technology in the transcranial field has without doubt placed InSightec on the map as being the world's leading developer in the field of non-invasive treatment using MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS)...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...treatment, patients were instructed to wear a custom ACL brace. All patients who underwent the surgery utilized a soft tissue graft with anatomically placed tunnels and fixation devices that did not cross the growth plate. Patients were also followed for a minimum of one-year post-operatively with no growt...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting

...d Rush University Medical Center. We hope this effort will result in the acceleration of the clinical trials program with particular emphasis being placed on the acceleration of our therapeutic program." A copy of the investor presentation presented at the Annual Shareholder Meeting can be found on ...

Glybera(TM) Shows Long-Term Health Benefits

...ements. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics only. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and can be affected by factors that are beyond the control o...
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X-Drape Sterile Disposable X-ray Shield

Description:... RayShield X-Drape combines full 0.25 mm pb protection in a special Soft Fiber sterile drape material that can be placed directly in the sterile field between the clinician and the source of scatteered radiation, even when the clinician must be in very close proximity to...
Company:AADCO Medical, Inc.

StatusFirst™ CHF NT-proBNP

Description:...avidin solid-phase chromatographic immunoassay technology. After a sample has been dispensed into the sample well, the StatusFirst CHF test device is placed in the LifeSign DXpress Reader....
Company:Nanogen, Inc.

Endur ID EnduriCuff Plus

Description:...nd where an easy to apply but difficult to remove wristband is appropriate. The design allows for two bands to be produced at one time. One band to be placed on the wrist and the second to be held in reserve, should the first need to be replaced. This is particularly useful in a hospital situation wherea ba...
Company:Endur ID Inc.

ProtecPoint Exit Alerting System

Description:...Alerting System, instantly help protect individuals (e.g. patients, staff) and assets (e.g. medical equipment), with easily-mountable exit controllers placed throughout your facility. With this form of exit protection, you're quickly ensured the cost savings, operating efficiencies, and overall peace of min...
Company:VeriChip Corporation

ProtecPoint Exit Protection System

Description:...Alerting System, instantly help protect individuals (e.g. patients, staff) and assets (e.g. medical equipment), with easily-mountable exit controllers placed throughout your facility. With this form of exit protection, you're quickly ensured the cost savings, operating efficiencies, and overall peace of min...
Company:VeriChip Corporation

VerdaSee Intellishelf™

Description:...duct solutions incorporate custom designed antennas into the shelves. Items placed on the shelves have RFID tags or labels affixed to the items. RFID readers detect signals from the tags placed on shelf items and communicate vital information to the server via VerdaSee...
Company:VerdaSee Solutions, Inc.
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Body shaping

...on on the stomach and flanks while trimming excess skin from the patient’s back and sides as well. The abdominoplasty and belt lipectomy incisions are placed so that the resulting scar is hidden within most underwear and swimsuits , thongs notwithstanding. Lower body lift trims excess skin on the butto...

Fat transfer

...f fat cells is about the size of a single pearl or a pea ; the drops are placed in long rows. After the procedure, the patient must wear a compression ga...nd to augment lips. The donor fat is harvested in very thin strips and then placed into the target areas during a minor surgical procedure; the surgeon mainta...

Medical Laboratory Assistant

...rejected). Sample and form labelled with unique identifying number (UIN). Tests requested on form receipted onto UIN on computer system. Samples placed either on pre-analytical system by MLA or analysed immediately by BMS (dependent on test requested). UIN attached to patient using patient identifyi...

High Frequency Ventilation

...lation (HFJV) High Frequency Jet Ventilation employs a small cannula placed in the airway at the opening of the endotracheal tube (ett ). A high pressu...ism is different. Frequently a rotating bar or ball with a small opening is placed in the path of a high pressure gas. As the bar or ball rotates and the open...

Polysomnographic technician

...abdominal belts) but no airflow (measured with a thermistor or thermocouple placed over the mouth and nostrils). A central apnea is complete cessation of ...ood oxygen percentage (measured with a pulse oximeter probe (POX) usually placed on the finger, which measures blood oxygen content by reflecting light from...
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Vertebrae

... that help keep the vertebrae aligned one on top of the other. A spinal root is named after the vertebra it exits from. ... The LED lights are placed on the vertebrae of the shaped mons ... ...

Vaccination

...ill take place from 5 to 7 p.m. ... The free vaccination is not based on income. ... UNIVERSAL HEPATITIS B VACCINATION : A MORATORIUM SHOULD BE placed ON THIS ... The concept of universal hepatitis B vaccination in the U.S. was conceived by Dr. ... HealthWorld Online is the Internet's leading...

Urinary catheters

..... A urinary catheter is any tube system placed in the body to drain and collect ... Urinary ca... ... A urinary catheter is any tube system placed in the body to drain and collect ... Complications...verview, A urinary catheter is any tube system placed in the body to drain and collect urine from the ...

Urethra

... is a thin-walled tube that conveys urine from the floor of the ... These two sphincters control the flow of urine through the urethra . ... placed in the urethra —the channel leading to ... This is because sterile water is used to fill the urethra ... After the inside of the urethra and b...

Tympanostomy

...elated terms that are sometimes used interchangeably to describe an opening in the tympanic membrane. A tympanostomy tube is a tiny tube that is placed through a small opening in the ... There are two main reasons for a child to have tympanostomy tubes placed: ... Inserting tubes into the ear dr...

Tracheostomy

...pointed out that tracheostomy would not ameliorate distal airway disease ... A tracheostomy tube is a small tube designed to be directly placed into a ... Typically light anesthesia is required during the tracheostomy procedure. ... A tracheostomy is a surgically made hole that goes ...
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Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

...itive or negative ions through, but not both -- between the central chamber and the positive and negative electrodes. Salty water to be desalinated is placed in the central chamber. Seawater contains about 35 grams of salt per liter and brackish water contains 5 grams per liter. Salt not only dissolves...

More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls

...'s Hospital Medical Center. The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy since it was approved in 2006. Texas placed itself at the center of that controversy early on with a mandate for universal vaccination from the governor's office, followed by a swift rebuke of t...

Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting

...iversity and his coauthor Katherine Bennett, a fifth grade teacher working under a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers grant, placed painted tubes mimicking pitcher plants' natural color spectrum of redness into the plants' habitat. They found that red coloration didn't affect the ...

New hope for fisheries

...ble to help rebuild fish stocks. They found that a combination of approaches, such as catch quotas and community management coupled with strategically placed fishing closures, ocean zoning, selective fishing gear and economic incentives, offer promise for restoring fisheries and ecosystems. However "lessons...

MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions

...ther and cover the plants when rain approaches. The shelters are being placed in different areas of the state with different environments, crop species a...ter demands for non-agricultural water uses, more and more emphasis must be placed on efficient use of water resources for plant production. The drought simul...

Global curbs on overfishing are beginning to work

...e efforts involved cooperation between fishery scientists, managers and industry. Management measures included catch quotas coupled with strategically placed fishing closures, ocean zoning, selective fishing gear, community co-management and economic incentives (such as individual transferable quotas). "...
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Bioscrypt's V-Station MIFARE Placed on Transportation Security Administration's Qualified Products List

TSA places Bioscrypt's fingerprint reader on biometrics access control approved products list for airports TORONTO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of enterprise access control technology, today announced that its V-Station MIFA...

REPEL-CV(TM) Adhesion Barrier Receives Endorsement of Kids With Heart

... patient risk, length and cost of the surgical procedure. About REPEL-CV REPEL-CV is a bioresorbable adhesion barrier film designed to be placed over the surface of the heart at the conclusion of an open-heart surgical procedure to reduce the extent and severity of adhesions. It was recently a...

PDI Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

...ly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by l...

ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals Announces Financing

...itutional investor, representing gross proceeds of approximately $0.9 million. Twelve and one-half percent, or $115,250, of the gross proceeds will be placed in an escrow account, which amounts will be released to make the dividend and other payments described below. The preferred stock is convertibl...

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

... further positive newsflow from our pipeline during the second half of this year. Supported by pro-active cost management, our business is well placed to deliver on our unchanged guidance framework for 2009 and looking ahead we reiterate our aspiration of growing sales in the mid-teens range on avera...

Revised: Sinovac Provides Update on Clinical Trial for H1N1 Vaccine Trials

...order of four million doses of Panflu. While we may receive orders from the Ministry of Health in the future, the June 2009 order was placed by the Beijing municipal government. About Sinovac Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses...
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Labware Carriers from Tecan

Description:...e tubes encountered in the life science laboratory. Labware carriers can be placed at any position on the worktable. Mounting is simple for the user, thanks t...up and easy, aerosol-free disposal. Using the same grid positioning, but placed at the edge of the worktable to optimize use of space, Tecan has a range of...
Company:Tecan

SPE (Solid Phase Extraction) from Tecan

Description:... been fully automated on the Genesis series instruments for smaller scales. The extraction is usually performed in 96-well cartridge blocks. These are placed on a vacuum chamber on the instrument worktable and are evacuated by the software-controlled vacuum pump Te-VacS. Smoothly regulated pressure allows s...
Company:Tecan

UltraClean GelSpin (S) Kit Sample from Mo Bio Laboratories, Inc.

Description:...lizes a silica based spin filter membrane to isolate DNA from agarose gels. After electrophoresis, the desired DNA band is cut from an agarose gel and placed directly in the spin filter unit. The gel slice is melted irreversibly in a high molarity chaotropic salt. Then the DNA is bound to the silica spin fi...
Company:Mo Bio Laboratories, Inc.

PixCell IIe LCM Instrument with PixCell II Image Archiving Workstation (220 volts) from Arcturus, now part of Molecular Devices

Description:...hermoplastic film over the cell(s) of interest. Especially developed CapSure HS or CapSure Macro Caps that are coated with this thermoplastic film are placed on the tissue section or cytology sample. The PixCell IIe LCM instrument is then used to direct the laser through the cap to melt the film onto the ce...
Company:Arcturus, now part of Molecular Devices

PixCell IIe LCM Instrument with PixCell II Image Archiving Workstation (110 volts) from Arcturus, now part of Molecular Devices

Description:...hermoplastic film over the cell(s) of interest. Especially developed CapSure HS or CapSure Macro Caps that are coated with this thermoplastic film are placed on the tissue section or cytology sample. The PixCell IIe LCM instrument is then used to direct the laser through the cap to melt the film onto the ce...
Company:Arcturus, now part of Molecular Devices

TriEx Sf9 Cells from Novagen

Description:...ins 2 x 10 6 cells. Cells are shipped on dry ice. Upon receipt, the vials should be removed from their container and either recovered immediately, or placed at 70C and used within two weeks. For longer-term storage, place in liquid nitrogen....
Company:Novagen
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Abiogenesis

... Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria, and it was soon found that however carefully organic matter might be protected by screens, or by being placed in stoppered receptacles, putrefaction set in, and was invariably accompanied by the appearance of myriads of bacteria and other low organisms. As kn...

Artificial life

...viour in groups of computer-drawn " boids " in 1987. With no top-down programming at all, the boids produced life-like solutions to evading obstacles placed in their path. Computer animation has continued to be a key commercial driver of alife research as the creators of movies attempt to find more re...

Bacterium

...oron are needed. Based on their response to oxygen, most bacteria can be placed into one of three groups: Some bacteria can grow only in the presence of ox...ve been divided into many different phyla. Most gram-positive bacteria are placed in the phyla Firmicutes and Actinobacteria , which are closely related. ...

Carolus Linnaeus

... ), but he also described a second human species, Homo troglodytes ("cave-dwelling man", by which he meant the chimpanzee currently most often placed in a different genus as Pan troglodytes ). The group " mammalia " are named for their mammary glands because one of the defining characteristics ...

Chromatography

...hus bond to) the paper cannot be measured using this technique. The paper is then dipped in to a suitable solvent (such as ethanol or water ) and placed in a sealed container. As the solvent rises through the paper it meets the sample mixture which starts to travel up the paper with the solvent. Differ...

Cladistics

...sary for classifying earlier sections of the tree - for instance, the early vertebrates that would someday evolve into the family Hominidae can not be placed in any other monophyletic family. They also argue that paraphyletic taxa provide information about significant changes in organisms' morphology, ecol...
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Vagina

...internal sex organ that begins on the outside at the vaginal opening and extends about three to five inches inside, ending at the cervix. Objects placed in the vagina are foreign bodies that may produce symptoms or be asymptomatic for long periods of time. ... designed for use in a woman's vagina ...

Ulna

... The ulna is a long bone, prismatic in form, placed at the medial side of the forearm, parallel with the radius. In human anatomy, the ulnar nerve is a nerve which runs near the ulna bone. The ul...

Stoma

... Zealand Dermatological Society. ... Varicose veins around the stoma ... Types Of Ostomies. ... the best site for your stoma as where it is placed has a great ... Ideally, the stoma is brought through the rectus abdominis muscle. ... A stoma may also be necessary if the natural opening is ...

Smooth muscle

...ments such as the contraction of ... However, like smooth muscle tissue, it is involuntary. ... Smooth muscle cells contain one centrally placed nucleus. ... The innervation of smooth muscle is provided by the autonomic nervous system. ... Individual smooth muscle cells are "fusifo...

Slime molds

... main groups: plasmodial slime molds , cellular slime molds , and Labyrinthulomycota. called Acrasiomycota (cellular slime molds ) is also placed in the Protista. ... Slime molds are composed of an acellular mass of naked protoplasm with no cell ... slime mold n. Any of various prim...

Skeletal muscle

...em. ... Iris & Light Simulations: skeletal muscle , human, H&E. Self Assessment ... Skeletal muscle fibres contain many peripherally placed nuclei. ... The striated category is subdivided further into skeletal and cardiac muscle . ... The banding pattern of skeletal muscle should...
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