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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sometimes fatal "superbug" is popping up in hospitals, other health care settings and even communities where healthy people live. It's called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA "mer'-sa"). Health experts urge common-sense steps b...

Study Shows Patients & Nurses Benefit From Continuous Vigilance Monitoring

Quicker detection of potential medical problems HONOLULU, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in The Journal of Nursing Administration shows there are significant benefits for patients and nurses when continuous vigilance monitoring is used in medical settings. "The outcomes were ...

Continuous Vigilance Monitoring Technology Benefits Nurses & Patients

HONOLULU, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in The Journal of Nursing Administration shows there are significant benefits for nurses and patients when continuous vigilance monitoring is used on medical-surgical unit beds. "The outcomes were definitive," stated Dr. Patrick Sullivan, President...

Avian Flu Economics Expert Urges Vigilance In Monitoring Recent Outbreak

The recent reoccurrence of the avian flu in China, India and the Middle East should serve as a reminder that threats to the global economy can come from a variety of sources, cautions the leader of a task force that studied the avian flu threat and its potentially devastating impact on world fina...

HMAA Provides Hoana Medical's LifeBed Patient Vigilance System as a Benefit for Its Members

Benefit Delivers 24-Hour Vigilance Care to HMAA Members in Hawaii Hospitals HONOLULU, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoana Medical, Inc. and Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) have announced that HMAA is adding Hoana's LifeBed Patient Vigilance System to the list of paid medical benefits p...

Economic Slump Heightens Need for Provider Vigilance in Care of Chronically Ill

Outreach to Maintain Patients' Health Status Essential as Many Forgo Basic Care WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many Americans forgo prescription drugs, physician visits and other basic care in a slumping economy, the need to maintain continuity of care -- especially for th...

Acuitec's Vigilance Product Wins Microsoft Award as Most Innovative Product for 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuitec's Vigilance has been awarded the 2008 Microsoft Healthcare User Group Most Innovative Product Award for Clinical Records -- Inpatient. The Vigilance product, developed in conjunction with the Department of Anesthesia at Vanderbilt University Me...

Changes in narcoleptics' skin, core body temperatures affect their vigilance and sleepiness

WESTCHESTER, Ill. In healthy people, both sleepiness and vigilance show a relationship with core body temperature and skin temperature. When core body temperature is high during the daytime, skin temperature is low, which translates into optimal vigilance. Conversely, when core body temperature...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

France's health minister urged vigilance on Thursday after tests on three dead swans in the northeast confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be fatal to humans. "France is not threatened by a bird flu pandemic as there has not been, for the moment, a human contamin...

India Fast Become Prime Location for Clinical Trials, but Vigilance Called for

India is fast becoming a prime location for clinical trials for many pharmaceutical giants//, observers say. Pfizer, BristolMyers Squibb, GlaxoSmithkline, Eli Lilly are among those big firms that conduct the trials in the country. Currently over 226 clinical trials approved by the U.S....
Vigilance in Medical Technology

ExonHit's EHT 0202 Counters Scopolamine's Detrimental Effects on Cognition in Humans

...2h45 4h15, 5h45 post dose. As expected, scopolamine significantly reduced vigilance levels and cognition as measured by spectral analysis and ERPs respectively...al analysis indicate that EHT 0202 is associated with an improvement of the vigilance level at 1h15 post-dose, as shown by the significant decrease of the power ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Initiates NEwArT Study Comparing Viramune(R) (nevirapine) to a Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir-based Regimen in Treatment-Naive HIV Patients

...indings, and organ dysfunction. Patients should be intensively monitored for hepatic and skin reactions for the first 18 weeks of therapy with extra vigilance during the first 6 weeks, which is the period of greatest risk. Frequent monitoring should be performed throughout therapy with VIRAMUNE. VIRAMUNE s...

Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Fayette County

...s to the Game Commission. Should the state's deer herd be infected with other serious diseases, the Game Commission will need to rely on the continued vigilance of the public so that we can respond in a timely manner." EHD was first confirmed in Pennsylvania in 2002, when an outbreak caused the death of 70 de...

Aptivus(R) (tipranavir) Capsules Granted Full Approval by the U.S. FDA

... hepatitis and hepatic decompensation including some fatalities. Extra vigilance is warranted in patients with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C co-inf... hepatitis and hepatic decompensation, including some fatalities. Extra vigilance is warranted in patients with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C co- ...

Neurogen Proprietary Insomnia Compound Data for Two Studies Presented at Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting

...sturography (a method of quantifying balance), digit symbol substitution test (DSST), electroencephalogram beta frequency band (EBFB), and psychomotor vigilance testing (PVT). In the primary analysis, NG2-73 had a statistically significant effect on sedation compared with placebo, and as measured by the Obse...
Vigilance in Medical Products

Oxinet III Central Station Network

Description:...el by providing earlier notification of developing respiratory events. The system is designed for the general care floor to provide affordable patient vigilance at today's staffing ratios. The Oxinet III system features a central station with touchscreen monitor, and hardwire or radio frequency networking pack...
Company:Nellcor

H-30 Air Detector Clamp

Description:...potential of air embolism and the seriousness of its consequences are well known. Currently, health care professionals rely primarily on technique and vigilance to protect their patients, which has lead to the safe use of the Level 1 Fast Flow Fluid Warmers since being introduced to the market. However, now yo...
Company:Smiths-Level 1, Inc.

SA-1000 Air Detector/Clamp

Description:...potential of air embolism and the seriousness of its consequences are well known. Currently, health care professionals rely primarily on technique and vigilance to protect their patients, which has lead to the safe use of the Level 1 Fast Flow Fluid Warmers. However, now you can make rapid infusion even safer ...
Company:Smiths-Level 1, Inc.

Level1® H-1200 Fast Flow Fluid Warmer

Description:...potential of air embolism and the seriousness of its consequences are well known. Currently, health care professionals rely primarily on technique and vigilance to protect their patients, which has lead to the safe use of the Level 1 Fast Flow Fluid Warmers. However, now you can make rapid infusion even safer ...
Company:Smiths-Level 1, Inc.
Vigilance in Medical Dictionary

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Vigilance in Biological News

Dolphins maintain round-the-clock visual vigilance

Dolphins have a clever trick for overcoming sleep deprivation. Sam Ridgway from the US Navy Marine Mammal Program explains that they are able to send half of their brains to sleep while the other half remains conscious. What is more, the mammals seem to be able to remain continually vigilant for s...

Mental fatigue can affect physical endurance

...during exercise. The research model may also be helpful for military personnel. They do physically demanding tasks after long period of vigilance. vigilance produces mental fatigue. Finally, the study suggests that people doing high intensity training, such as competitive athletes, should do their train...

Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls

...rs of their group. "This is the first study to report how gulls copy the vigilance and awareness of other gulls during rest periods," says Guy Beauchamp, who ...p. Based on my observations, we know now that they are judging the level of vigilance of their peers to mimic it. This adds a new complexity to understanding ani...

Low-carb diets can affect dieters' cognition skills

...ry was not as good as those on the low-calorie diet. However, low-carb dieters actually responded better than low-calorie dieters during the attention vigilance task. Researchers note that past studies have shown that diets high in protein or fat can improve a person's attention in the short-term, which is con...

Midge-hunting scientists tackle spread of devastating bluetongue virus

...ruminant livestock. Our farmers have worked hard to contain this virus in the infected areas of the south east and East Anglia through vaccination and vigilance but we know that we couldn't have achieved this without the effort and knowledge of the scientists at IAH. Bluetongue shares its transmission vector -...

Arbor Vita rapid H5N1 flu diagnostic presented at ICEID meeting

...s on the assay (sensitivity = 93%). The researchers concluded that the PDZ based assay produced by AVC shows promise as a useful diagnostic in our vigilance against avian influenza. The sensitivity of the assay towards avian strains is robust and the format of the test favors easy deployment. NHRC and NAMR...

USP awards verified mark to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd. ingredients

...o wish to obtain independent documentation of the integrity of their work and the commitment of their employees. Dr. Williams also said that continued vigilance is needed to assure the quality of manufactured ingredients for medicines, even when an ingredient has been verified through USPs PIVP program. He not...

Extended wakefulness, combined with alcohol, severely impairs driving performance

...d Sleep in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, focused on 19 volunteer professional drivers, who participated in a driving simulation and the Psychomotor vigilance Task. The subjects were measured in a rested state (12-15 hours awake) and after extended wakefulness (18-21 hours awake) during two sessions. Alcoh...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

...999, the levels of resistance have remained similar to those seen in the clinical development programme. Roche and the NISN continue to maintain high vigilance to keep on top of the evolving virus. " Information gathering and results As with any antiviral medication, there is a theoretical risk th...

Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds

...e venturing into the unfamiliar night sky for accomplishing their long, challenging trans-continental migrations, could at least release anti-predator vigilance thanks to the concealment of darkness. A new study by Spanish and Swiss scientists ?published this week in PLoS ONE ?shows that migration at night is ...
Vigilance in Biological Technology

Failing to Demonstrate Value of Innovation is Top Risk Facing Life Sciences Sector, According to Ernst & Young

...nvest in the people and talent pipeline. 8. Global supply chain integrity: Companies can improve due diligence of third party suppliers, increase vigilance about regulations and standards in emerging markets, and employ more robust supply chain management and internal controls. 9. Enabling access: Wi...

World BioBank(TM) Launch Benefits Advanced Medical Research

...itment to the advancement of bioscience, World BioBank operates with an eye toward the improvement of patient outcomes. Patient well-being along with vigilance toward privacy and security directs operational decisions," added Edward J. Stepanski, PhD, COO, ACORN. World BioBank(TM) collects cancer sampl...

News Release: Homeland Security to Take Centre Stage with Global Security Asia 2009

...tely encourage inter-governmental agency cooperation during a time of global economic crisis. It is imperative that during a time of economic turmoil, vigilance of homeland defence and security cannot let up". The Conference and Exhibition will be officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Min...

Patient Safety in Challenging Economic Times is Focus of NPSF Annual Congress on May 20-22

...an engagement. Plus, the NPSF Congress provides direct access to a wide array of innovative solutions providers. "These times demand increased vigilance from us all," explained Diane Pinakiewicz, President of the National Patient Safety Foundation, "and, as adversity threatens, it also sparks creativit...

Hoana Medical and Hawai'i Union Health and Welfare Trust Funds Partner to Fix Healthcare

... 24-Hour Patient vigilance System Now Available to Nearly 30 Percent of ...rkers, have chosen to make the LifeBed(TM) Patient vigilance System (LifeBed) available to their collective mem...hatsoever. Now, the LifeBed's 24-hour continuous vigilance of patients is a paid benefit for all union member...

New Aptivus(R) (tipranavir) Oral Solution Approved for Treatment-Experienced Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Patients

...rmation for APTIVUS -- APTIVUS/r has been associated with reports of clinical hepatitis and hepatic decompensation, including some fatalities. Extra vigilance is warranted in patients with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C co-infection, as these patients have an increased risk of hepatotoxicity. Patients wi...

ZyGEM and DIAGNOTEC Collaborate on Diagnostics for Detecting a Devastating Virus Attacking Salmon

...ed water and then passed along to offspring, posing a threat to the fast-growing $70 billion worldwide fish farming industry* and to wild fish stocks. vigilance in detection of the virus and prompt destruction of infected fish and eggs are essential to contain the spread of IPNV. The molecular diagnostics appr...

Tommy Thompson tackles the private sector in spades

...thier, stronger and safer America," Thompson said in a Logistics news release. "Medical readiness, disease prevention and homeland security, including vigilance against bio-terrorism and other threats, are of critical importance. This new role will allow me to work with a highly qualified team to continue to a...

Why are new drugs failing?

...s moved into designing its own prodrugs that are free of cardio toxicity. This whole area will become increasingly important with the increased FDA vigilance of drug side effects and in particular cardio toxic side effects. It appears that a number of Midwest-based companies are poised to take advantage of ...

Fusion 2007: IT threats make risk management paramount

...ess of technology is accelerating IT complexity and risk, to sessions that addressed everything from innovation to workforce development, the need for vigilance in risk management was a conference concern. Swainson spoke of the big bang of technology as a whole, where constant product and process innovation...
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