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Boycott Prevails in Sham SEIU Vote; Lawmakers and Advocates Join Healthcare Workers in Opposing Forced Union Merger

Less than 10% of 309,000 eligible voters cast ballots in statewide election while caregivers file over 125,000 protests LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statewide vote of healthcare workers conducted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), b...

Waxman Sham Hearing Distorts Abstinence Education Benefits

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement criticizing Congressman Henry Waxman's biased abstinence education hearing today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Chairman Henry...

RNs Denounce Sham Election in Nine Ohio Hospitals, Hospital Chain Seeks to Impose Hand-Picked Union

OAKLAND, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today denounced what it called undemocratic sham union elections scheduled this week at nine hospitals in Cincinnati, Springfield, and Lima. The hospitals are part of the Catholic Healthcare Part...

Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain

Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy MONDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Six months of traditional Chinese or even sham acupuncture treatment appeared more effective than conventional treatment for low back pain, says a German study of almost 1,200 patients. Tradition...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

... consequences to the Medicare program and its beneficiaries when trusted health care professionals conspire to defraud the program by participating in sham medical operations," said HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "Our agents are working tirelessly with our Strike Force partners to investigate t...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

...clinical study, which we announced in October 2008. The study is designed to directly compare the effectiveness of Urgent PC treatment to a non-active sham treatment with 219 enrolled subjects at 22 urology and urogynecology centers across the United States. The study is evaluating reductions in urinary u...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...re while slightly more than 57 percent said that their migraines had completely disappeared, versus 57.7 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively, in the sham group. Some patients did experience temporary numbness in parts of the face, said Guyuron, but it usually went away. "One thing that's impress...

QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... monotherapy group and a total of 1.7 Visudyne treatments compared with 1.9 sham treatments in the monotherapy arm. Results are based on ITT analyses (with ..., or Lucentis monotherapy (0.5 mg). The Lucentis monotherapy group received sham Visudyne treatment to maintain masking. Standard-fluence Visudyne (or sham)...

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

...atment, compared with 22.7 percent of those in the sham therapy group. Of those with high-grade dysplasia,...al cells, compared with 19 percent of those in the sham treatment group, the researchers found. Overall...f abnormal cells, compared with 2.3 percent of the sham treatment group. The study also found that 3.6 per...

Ceregene Presents Additional Clinical Data from Phase 2 Trial of CERE-120 for Parkinson's Disease

...ll as similar effects on several more secondary motor measures (p<0.05), were seen at the 18 month endpoint. Not a single measure similarly favored sham surgery at either the 12 month or 18 month time points. Additionally, CERE-120 appears safe when administered to advanced Parkinson's disease patients...

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Study in the New England Journal of Medicine Shows Non-Surgical Treatment for Pre-Cancerous Condition of Esophagus is Effective and Reduces Risk for Cancer Development

...ng Barrett's esophagus in randomized, multicenter, sham controlled trial SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27 /P...ther endoscopic ablation with the HALO system or a sham intervention (control, no treatment). Tissue samp...'s at the end of the treatment period, compared to sham patients where 98% had persistent disease. The ov...

Pivotal Data Show Bronchial Thermoplasty Can Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Asthma Attacks and Emergency Room Visits for Adults with Severe Asthma

...ng-term safety profiles for both the treatment and sham control groups. Key statistically significant...e average AQLQ score at 6-, 9-, and 12 months over sham control 4 out of 5 Alair-treated patients ...significant improvement in AQLQ compared to 64% of sham controls 32% reduction in asthma attacks...

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

... later in 2009. Patients in both studies will receive 6 monthly intravitreal injections of either VEGF Trap-Eye at a dose of 2 milligrams (mg) or sham control injections. The primary endpoint of both studies is improvement in visual acuity versus baseline after 6 months of treatment. At the end of th...

Results of NeuroThera Effectiveness and Safety Trial - 2 (NEST-2) Presented at International Stroke Conference 2009

...able outcome in 36.3% of patients compared to only 30.9% of patients in the sham group (p-value 0.094). The primary efficacy endpoint was a favorable 90-da... in 51.6% of patients in the TLT group compared to 41.9% of patients in the sham group. This 9.7% treatment effect was statistically significant (p-value 0...

Patient Enrollment in Urgent(R) PC SUmiT Clinical Trial Completed Ahead of Schedule

...ncontinence and frequency of urinary voids. A total of 214 patients have enrolled two months ahead of schedule in the clinical Study of Urgent PC vs. sham Effectiveness in Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms (SUmiT) at 22 centers throughout the United States. The study is designed to directly c...

TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration

...lus electrical microcurrent stimulation (MCS) and those receiving TOZAL and sham MCS. MCS was abandoned early in the study. Reported results are based on the arm of the study in which 37 patients received TOZAL and sham MCS. TOZAL was developed by Edward L. Paul, O.D., Ph.D., an optometrist a...

Anesiva Announces Publication of Phase 3 Zingo(TM) Data in the Journal Pediatrics

...(IV) line placement or venipuncture as compared to sham placebo.(1) The study is the largest trial publish...th a group of 287 patients who were treated with a sham placebo device that did not administer medication....ficantly lower VAS scores (22.62) compared to sham placebo (31.97) (p -- Parents of patients who re...

Discovery Labs Presents Surfaxin and Aerosurf Data At the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting

...ants. In addition to standard of care, patients were randomized to receive either Surfaxin standard dose (175 mg/kg), Surfaxin low dose (90 mg/kg), or sham air as a control. The trial was designed as an estimation study to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of Surfaxin in infants at risk for BPD, ...
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Glutamine supplements show promise in treating stomach ulcers

...acing carbohydrates for five percent of the total calories. After two weeks, the mice were subdivided into two more groups, with one group receiving a sham (fake) dose and the other group receiving a real dose containing H. pylori . (This resulted in four separate mouse groups: an uninfected control grou...

First comprehensive genomic study of common cold reveals new treatment targets

...lled study, researchers infected 17 volunteers with rhinovirus-16 and an additional 18 volunteers (who served as the study control group) were given a sham inoculation in the form of a nasal saline spray. The volunteers were all healthy college students who signed informed consent forms. The rhinovirus-16...

Gene therapy restores vision to mice with retinal degeneration

...y produced in 1 percent of retinal ganglion cells was found in about 10 percent of ganglion cells in the treated eyes but not in eyes that received a sham injection. Many of the melanopsin-expressing cells were structurally different from those that typically produce the protein, implying that it was be...

Cell-based therapy shows promise in patients with Parkinson's disease

... Phase IIb, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, sham surgery-controlled study (STEPS) to further evalua...n in both sides of the brain and the addition of a sham surgery group. To date, 71 patients have been randomized for either Spheramine or sham surgery and results from the will become available...

Cancer and arthritis therapy may be promising treatment for diabetes

...t significantly delayed diabetes onset in pre-diabetic mice. This translated to a 10- to 15-week delay in developing diabetes compared to mice given a sham treatment. The equivalent period for humans would be approximately 10 to 15 years. Of the 14 mice that already had diabetes, five stopped needing insu...

Backache beaten by good vibrations?

... surgery. The volunteers will receive advice on managing their pain and either eight sessions of therapeutic ultrasound (TU) or eight sessions of sham TU. They will also be assessed for pain, disability and general health before the trial, immediately after the trial and again six months later. ...

All placebos not created alike

...Harvard Medical School. "We investigated whether a sham acupuncture device has a greater placebo effect th...ases. In the first phase, 135 patients were given sham acupuncture, and another 135 patients were given a...domized again, with half the patients entered in a sham acupuncture device versus real acupuncture trial, ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

.... Tying off the nerve root makes the nerve degenerate and release substances that cause pain, according to Fink. A second group of eight rats received sham surgery, with no damage to their sciatic nerve. A third group served as normal controls. "When we study pain in people, we can ask them if it hurts...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

.... Tying off the nerve root makes the nerve degenerate and release substances that cause pain, according to Fink. A second group of eight rats received sham surgery, with no damage to their sciatic nerve. A third group served as normal controls. “When we study pain in people, we can ask them if it hurts...

Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'

... sham painkiller prompts brain to release endorphins, bringing real relief to tho...ewhere have shown that the brain reacts physically when a person is given a sham pain treatment, which they believe will help them. But the new study is...
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Ceregene Receives Additional Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Expand Long-Term Testing of CERE-120 Patients

...treatment effect on the primary endpoint emerged, while several additional secondary endpoints also showed improvement. In contrast, on no measure did sham patients perform better than CERE-120 patients, at either 12 or 18 months. Based on those findings, and insight gained from analyses of post-mortem br...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

...ients diagnosed with RP and vision better than 20/63). In both studies each patient received either a high or low dose NT-501 implant in one eye and a sham treatment in the fellow control eye. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and visual field sensitivity (VFS) were evaluated as primary endpoints for pa...

Alimera Sciences Begins Pilot Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Iluvien(TM) in Patients With Bilateral Geographic Atrophy Due to AMD

...) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The pilot study will compare two doses of Iluvien (0.23 and 0.45 micrograms per day) to sham injection in patients with bilateral geographic atrophy secondary to AMD. The change from baseline in size of geographic atrophy will be assessed over...

Neurotech Announces the Opening of Its GMP Manufacturing Facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island

...NT-501 in 48 subjects with an advanced stage of dry AMD called geographic atrophy. Each subject receives either a high or low dose NT-501 implant or a sham treatment in one eye only. Best corrected visual acuity is the primary efficacy endpoint of this study. About the Diseases Retinitis Pigmentosa (R...

FDA Accepts Zingo(TM) Supplemental New Drug Application to Reduce Pain Associated With Peripheral Needle Insertion Procedures in Adults

...pecified secondary efficacy endpoints also significantly favored Zingo over sham placebo: (1) the proportion of subjects who were pain-free (p < 0.0001); (2...ificantly greater subject satisfaction following use of Zingo compared with sham placebo on additional clinical outcome assessments: (1) satisfaction with o...

Presentation of Landmark Clinical Trial Evaluating Endoscopic Treatment for Pre-cancerous Condition of Esophagus

... HALO ablation system (BARRX Medical, Inc.), or, a sham (placebo) intervention. Tissue samples, or biopsie...a and Barrett's cells as compared to the untreated sham group, with statistical significance. In fact, mor...'s at the end of the treatment period, compared to sham patients (all of whom still had Barrett's.) Furthe...

ThromboGenics Presents Results of the Vitreomacular Traction Trial (MIVI IIT) at the American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting

... The Phase IIa MIVI-IIT trial reported today was a sham injection controlled study in which patients were ...received microplasmin therapy while 6 received the sham injection. The trial showed clear benefits from th...he need for vitrectomy. In contrast, none of the 6 sham injected patients had resolution of their vitreoma...

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

...eve the traction or prevent the need for surgery. MIVI-IIT is a Phase IIa, sham injection controlled, dose ascending (75, 125 μg) trial that is expected t...ision loss in diabetic retinopathy patients. MIVI-II (DME) is a Phase IIa, sham injection controlled, dose ascending (25, 75, 125 μg) trial evaluating the...

Intellectual Property: Are you an infringer?

...a special showing that the officer acted willfully or knowingly, and is an active participant in the infringing activity, or uses the corporation as a sham to insulate him or herself from liability for the infringing activity. Corporate officers and directors should be aware that their individual cond...

What patients want: A story of choice, clinical trials & evidence-based medicine

...ls are pretty well accepted from a statistical, practical, and ethical standpoint, the same cannot be said for controlled trials for surgery involving sham procedures - surgeries in which the patient is opened but no actual therapeutic intervention takes place. Instead, such trials are often designed to c...
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