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Adeptus Health's net revenue increases 108.0% to $70.1 million in fourth quarter 2014

Adeptus Health's net revenue increases 108.0% to $70.1 million in fourth quarter 2014

Adeptus Health Inc., the largest operator of freestanding emergency rooms in the U.S., announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Johns Hopkins study shows value follow-up PET/CT scans in patients with lung cancer

Johns Hopkins study shows value follow-up PET/CT scans in patients with lung cancer

New research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reveals a high value of scans which could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) studies in lung cancer. The study, featured in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, establishes the value of fourth and subsequent follow-up PET/CT scans in clinical assessment and management change in patients with the disease. [More]
Study: Most risk calculators used by clinicians overestimate risk of heart attack

Study: Most risk calculators used by clinicians overestimate risk of heart attack

Most "risk calculators" used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart attack, according to results of a study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and other institutions. [More]
20th annual edition of NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer published

20th annual edition of NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer published

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer globally and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. However, the incidence of breast cancer has somewhat stabilized over the past few decades, and breast cancer mortality appears to be declining, suggesting a benefit from the combination of early detection and more effective treatment. [More]
Simulation-based medical education teaches neurology residents how to treat stroke patients

Simulation-based medical education teaches neurology residents how to treat stroke patients

One of the most challenging cases that a first-year neurology resident physician can face is a stroke patient in the emergency department. [More]
Widely used clinical calculators overrate heart attack risk

Widely used clinical calculators overrate heart attack risk

Most "risk calculators" used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart attack, according to results of a study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and other institutions. [More]
Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. [More]
A*STAR's GIS scientists develop new system that can predict treatment targets for cancer

A*STAR's GIS scientists develop new system that can predict treatment targets for cancer

In recent months, several national initiatives for personalized medicine have been announced, including the recently launched precision medicine initiative in the US, driven by rapid advances in genomic technologies and with the promise of cheaper and better healthcare. Significant challenges remain, however, in the management and analysis of genetic information and their integration with patient data. [More]

AXT adds TriFoil imaging products to their preclinical imaging portfolio

TriFoils flagship is the Triumph tri-modal imaging system that incorporates PET/SPECT and CT technologies all in a single instrument. It has a bore size of 15cm and an axial view of 30cm making ideal for small animal studies. [More]
Clinical trial proves ‘inside the artery’ therapy improves patient outcomes after stroke

Clinical trial proves ‘inside the artery’ therapy improves patient outcomes after stroke

"This clinical trial proves beyond any doubt that inside the artery therapy is the best possible treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke from a large artery occlusion," according to Donald Frei, MD, Neuro Interventional Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center and Radiology Imaging Associates in Englewood, CO. [More]
Endovascular treatment can improve patient outcomes after acute ischemic stroke

Endovascular treatment can improve patient outcomes after acute ischemic stroke

Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), shows a dramatic improvement in outcomes and a reduction in deaths from stroke. [More]
Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke (ESCAPE and EXTEND IA) demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live independently without major neurological disabilities. [More]
SanovaWorks announces presiding faculty for Skin of Color Seminar Series conference

SanovaWorks announces presiding faculty for Skin of Color Seminar Series conference

SanovaWorks, Inc., the leading provider of educational programs, publications and services for dermatology education, announced today the presiding faculty for the Skin of Color Seminar Series conference in New York, NY, May 2-3, 2015. [More]

Farmers settles lawsuit with two radiological companies over alleged billing fraud

Farmers Insurance Exchange, 21st Century Insurance Company, Coast National Insurance Company, Mid-Century Insurance Company, and Truck Insurance Exchange (collectively, "Farmers") have reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving alleged billing fraud by two radiological companies and their owners. [More]
AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

AXT establishes preclinical imaging portfolio with MR solutions product lines

To coincide with the start of Lorne Cancer conference, AXT are proud to announce the commencement of their distributorship with MR SOLUTIONS, a world leader in the development of innovative preclinical imaging solutions [More]
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces launch of new partnership to empower people with lymphoma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces launch of new partnership to empower people with lymphoma

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society together with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, CancerCare, the Association of Community Cancer Centers and Genentech announced the launch of a new partnership, the Alliance for Resource Collaboration in Hematology (ARCH). [More]
Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study. [More]
New research provides hope for treating stroke using HUCBCs

New research provides hope for treating stroke using HUCBCs

Researchers have known that transplanted human umbilical cord cells (HUCBCs) can have a restorative effect on the brain and brain function following a stroke. However, just how the cells exert their therapeutic effects has not been clear. Now, a research team from the University of South Florida using animal models of stroke has found that the HUCBCs are most beneficial in preventing neuron loss when the Akt signaling pathway is activated by secretions from the HUCBCs and that Akt activation subsequently impacts a specific gene involved in reducing inflammation. [More]
Japanese researchers explore use of bone marrow transplants to treat hypophosphatasia

Japanese researchers explore use of bone marrow transplants to treat hypophosphatasia

Recent research carried out by a team of researchers in Japan has investigated the use of bone marrow transplants (BMTs) to treat hypophosphatasia (HPP). In this study, the researchers carried out BMT for two infants with HPP in combination with allogenic (other-donated) mesenchymal stem cell transplants (MSCTs). The allogenic MSC donors were a parent of the infant. [More]

Blyth's Silver Star Brands business unit acquires Native Remedies assets

Blyth, Inc., a direct-to-consumer company and leading designer and marketer of candles and accessories for the home and health, wellness and beauty products, household convenience items and personalized gifts sold through the direct selling and direct marketing channels, announced that its Silver Star Brands business unit has acquired certain of the assets of Native Remedies LLC. [More]