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MassMutual Retirement Services Hires New TPA Relationship Manager for Midwest Region

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is pleased to announce that Tony Carucci has joined its TPA service team as a relationship manager for the Midwest region. His role is to assist advisors with plan reviews, investment change processing, product a...

Study shows ultrasound and tPA effective for stroke

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An experimental therapy using tiny bubbles activated by transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound combined with the clot busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is more effective than tPA alone in treating patients suffering from ischemic stroke, according to new research pr...

MassMutual Retirement Services Appoints Three New TPA Relationship Managers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has added three new relationship managers to support its growing business with third-party administrators (TPA). The new TPA relationship managers are focused on assisting advisors with plan reviews, investment c...

The Quantum Group Announces State Approval of TPA Application for Subsidiary Company Renaissance Administrative Solutions, Inc.

WELLINGTON, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: QGP) ( www.QuantumMD.com ), a solutions provider for the healthcare industry, announced today that Quantum subsidiary Renaissance Administrative Solutions, Inc. (RASI) has received approval and a Certif...

The Quantum Group Files TPA Application

WELLINGTON, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group (Amex: QGP ) (http://www.QuantumMD.com ) has announced that it has filed an application to become a third party administrator (TPA) with the state of Florida. The Company has incorporated a subsidiary company, Renaissance ...

Olympus Managed Health Care Receives Third Party Administrative License in State of Florida

...ons outside of the United States. By securing the tpa license in Florida, Olympus Managed Health Care wi.... "We are very excited about receiving the tpa license in Florida," said Steven W. Jacobson, pres...ervices and expertise into the United States. The tpa license is an important step toward achieving that...

Claimsnet Announces Claims Processing Agreement With New Third Party Administrator

...d today that a well established Third Party Administrator (TPA) based in southeast Texas has elected to use Claimsnet's system and services. This tpa is a leading third party administrator and benefits consultant. Their first priority is to determine why a client has or needs an employee benefit pl...

CorVel Announces Revenues and Earnings

.... During the March quarter, CorVel completed the acquisition of a third party administrator (TPA) in New York, the Company's third acquisition in its tpa expansion effort. Software development efforts have been focused on the incorporation of artificial intelligence capabilities and workflow management...

Skyscape's Mobile Healthcare Professional Community Crosses the 1 Million Mark

...mple the Glasgow Coma Scale in pediatrics or adults in the setting of traumatic brain injuries and gives up to date guidelines as far as administering tpa for ischemic stroke." Not surprisingly, Dr Saleh will be getting more Skyscape resources. He says, "These programs are great, and I pla...

Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

...linical trials in which patients were treated with tpa between three and four-and-a-half hours, we were able to demonstrate that treatment with tpa is beneficial even if it is started between three ...omptly issued a recommendation that the window for tpa therapy be opened that much wider; that advisory a...

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TPA in Medical Technology

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

...ffering a stroke was expanded to eight hours within symptom onset, rather than the standard three-hour window required by the FDA-approved intravenous tpa therapy. Now, a new retrospective, multi-center study shows that endovascular therapy beyond the eight-hour window restored blood flow in the brain i...

CoAxia, Inc. Announces $21.5M Series D Financing

...ent populations; a) those treated as late as 24 hours after stroke onset, and b) those who received NeuroFlo treatment in conjunction with intravenous tpa - the only FDA approved stroke treatment. If the trials are successful, CoAxia believes that the NeuroFlo technology has the potential to become integ...

Portable CT Increases Chance of Stroke Survival and Recovery

...schemic stroke, occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain. Such strokes can be treated with thrombolytic therapy using a drug called tpa that dissolves the blockage. However, the window of opportunity to safely administer the medication is generally considered to be just three hours. Al...

Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment

... Research in mice shows why tpa carries risks as well as benefits, and suggests th...-USNewswire/ -- For over a decade, the drug called tpa has proven its worth as the most effective emergen...stroke. But its promise is blemished by two facts: tpa can cause dangerous bleeding in the brain, and its...

ImaRx Therapeutics Transitions Business Strategy

...vitation, can break the clot into very small particles. This technology was most recently evaluated in a Phase I/II clinical trial in combination with tpa in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. According to Andrei Alexandrov, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Research Center at the Un...

ImaRx Provides Update on TUCSON Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke

...r Manvelian further stated, "It is well known that tpa has an associated risk of bleeding. We believe tha...bserved in Cohort 2, may be reduced by eliminating tpa in our future SonoLysis(TM) clinical studies in st...bserved in Cohort 2, may be reduced by eliminating tpa in our future SonoLysis clinical studies in stroke...
TPA in Biological News

Weill Cornell team discovers how brain's own tPA helps regulate blood flow to neurons

NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2008) -- The human brain contains its own store of a powerful enzyme (and stroke drug) called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which appears to be a key regulator of blood flow to brain cells, a team at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City reports. "We found ...

Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns

...ers found that hypoxia-ischemia leads to increased tpa activity. The enzyme then damages the brain blood ... Dr. Kuan and his colleagues report that elevated tpa activity is triggered earlier in brain hypoxia tha...tion of PAI-1 greatly reduced the activity of both tpa and another brain enzyme, urokinase-type plasminog...

Stroke study reveals key target for improving treatment and suggests that Gleevec may help

...N ARBOR, Mich. For over a decade, the drug called tpa has proven its worth as the most effective emergen...stroke. But its promise is blemished by two facts: tpa can cause dangerous bleeding in the brain, and its... published online in Nature Medicine reveals why tpa has these limitations. It also gives tantalizing e...

How what and how much we eat (and drink) affects our risk of cancer

...d 30 percent calorie restriction, led to inhibition of papilloma (benign skin tumors that can potentially lead to skin cancer) formation, depending on tpa dose, when compared to either positive energy balance inducing diet. Although tumor multiplicity, as measured by papillomas per mouse, was slightly h...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...s with abnormal blood flow on angiography received tpa within 24 hours of severe frostbite injury. These ...006 who did not receive tPA, plus one who received tpa more than 24 hours after injury. Among the six patients who received tpa within 24 hours of injury, six of 59 (10 percent) ...

Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy

...id Dr. Hess. "It's a huge public health problem in the world." He hopes one day stem cell therapy, along with aggressive physical therapy and possibly tpa can work synergistically to reduce that disability. "These are not going to be cures, but this level of recovery is significant, and could help get...

'Bad' enzymes may wear white hats after stroke

...tins are a class of drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels. "I did some work suggesting that statins might counteract the hemorrhagic effect of tpa and might someday be used as an adjuvant therapy with tPA," she said. "I also did some work with beta amyloid, the protein implicated in Alzheimer's d...

Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke

...n, DC. The only drug currently approved for ischemic stroke treatment is tpa (tissue plasminogen activator), which breaks up blood clots ?the cause of most strokes. However, tpa must be given within three hours following a stroke to be effective and few...
TPA in Biological Technology

Cardium Reports on Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Revised Business Strategies for Operating Units

...results of the RAPID MI-ICE clinical study in mid-2009. Another co-sponsored study is the Intravascular Cooling in the Treatment of Stroke -- Longer tpa window (ICTuS-L) study, which is a prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disord...

Letter to Shareholders from the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Yongye Biotechnology, Inc.

...upport our future growth, we are in the process of constructing a new 8,000 tpa production facility located at the same site as Inner Mongolia's 2,000 tpa production facility. The new facility is now scheduled to be completed by t...

Yongye Biotechnology International Raises $9.4 Million in Private Placement

...scheduled to occur by the end of October 2008, and to construct a new 8,000 tpa production facility, which is scheduled to be completed by the middle of Oc... purchase and the integration of the equipment with the Company's new 8,000 tpa facility, the Company will discontinue its current exclusive contract manuf...

Yongye Biotechnology International Announces Second Quarter Results

...ese contracts is approximately RMB 25,000,000 (approximately $3.6 million). This additional facility will increase total production capacity to 10,000 tpa and is critical for the Company to be able to keep up with anticipated demand. As of July 2008, the new facility was forecast to be operational by the...

Healthation Chosen by Large Canadian Third Party Administrator to Support All Employee Benefits and Claims Administration

...a healthcare technology company, announced today they have signed a large Canadian Third Party Administrator (TPA) to a 10 year contract. The Canadian tpa will use the integrated real-time, rules-based AcceleHealth(R) benefits and claims solution and its integrated AboveHealth(R) Portal to deliver intera...

ImaRx Therapeutics Reports First Quarter Ended 2008 Financial Results

...vitation, can break the clot into very small particles. This technology was most recently evaluated in a Phase I/II clinical trial in combination with tpa in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. About Urokinase Urokinase is a thrombolytic or clot-dissolving agent indicated for the treatment...

ImaRx Therapeutics Signs Letter of Intent With Microbix Biosystems for the Sale of Urokinase

...vitation, can break the clot into very small particles. This technology was most recently evaluated in a Phase I/II clinical trial in combination with tpa in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. About Urokinase Urokinase is a thrombolytic or clot-dissolving agent indicated for the treatment...

ImaRx Therapeutics Reports Business Update and Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007

...pany's proprietary MRX- 801 microbubbles in combination with ultrasound and tpa in ischemic stroke patients. The TUCSON trial was designed with four 18-pat... cohort of patients. One vial of MRX-801 in combination with ultrasound and tpa did not result in any reported cases of intracranial hemorrhage in the trea...

ThromboGenics - Business Update and Interim Results for the Seven Month Period Ending 30 June 2007

.... The deal covers the developing world as well as certain industrialized countries. Previous studies have shown that THR-100 is as good or better than tpa as a thrombolytic agent for the treatment of AMI, and will be available at much lower cost, thereby making it a promising therapy for the developing w...

Time for health plans to comply with HIPAA privacy rules

...lth plans with fewer than 50 participants that are self-administered. Thus, a self-insured health plan that has fewer than 50 participants but uses a tpa would not qualify for this exception. Similarly, an insured plan with fewer than 50 participants would not qualify because it is not self-administere...
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