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Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries on weekends are more likely to die

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries on weekends are more likely to die

Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die than children getting the same kind of treatment during the week, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Children's Center study. [More]
Actavis seeks FDA ANDA approval for generic Zubsolv, confirms patent challenge

Actavis seeks FDA ANDA approval for generic Zubsolv, confirms patent challenge

Actavis plc today confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride Dihydrate Sublingual Tablets, Eq, 1.4 mg/0.36 mg and 5.7 mg/1.4 mg Base. Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of Orexo's Zubsolv, which is a partial opioid agonist indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. [More]
Synthetic Biologics supports SYN-004 C.difficile preventative program with formation of Clinical Advisory Board

Synthetic Biologics supports SYN-004 C.difficile preventative program with formation of Clinical Advisory Board

Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today the formation of a Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) to support development of SYN-004, the Company's lead anti-infective product candidate for the prevention of the devastating effects of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) [More]
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Roche partner to make personalised infertility treatment possible

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Roche partner to make personalised infertility treatment possible

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Roche have announced a collaboration to combine diagnostic testing technology from Roche with Ferring's human cell line derived recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (human rFSH), a gonadotrophin currently in phase III development. [More]
Antiviral therapy can reduce risk of liver cancer in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection

Antiviral therapy can reduce risk of liver cancer in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection

One of the most severe complications of hepatitis B is the development of liver cancer, which is responsible for approximately 745,000 deaths worldwide each year. [More]
UEG calls for more nurse endoscopy workforce to reduce CRC deaths

UEG calls for more nurse endoscopy workforce to reduce CRC deaths

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently estimated to claim the lives of 214,675[1] adults in Europe, equivalent to 1 death every 3 minutes. [More]
New clinical guidelines on diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic DILI

New clinical guidelines on diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic DILI

New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. [More]
Symbion and Surgery Partners sign definitive merger agreement

Symbion and Surgery Partners sign definitive merger agreement

Surgery Center Holdings Inc. ("Surgery Partners" or "The Company"), a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), and Symbion Holdings Corporation ("Symbion"), a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Surgery Partners will acquire 100% of the stock of Symbion for a total purchase price of $792 million. [More]

Dr Alenka Brooks scoops top prize for setting up Sheffield Women in Medicine network

A DOCTOR specialising in disorders of the digestive system has scooped a top national prize for helping set up an inspiring network championing the need for more women to get top positions in medicine and academia. [More]
Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked among nation's top 5 again

Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked among nation's top 5 again

For the third straight year, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top five children's hospitals in the country, a distinction that recognizes the hospital's clinical expertise and the quality and breadth of its patient care. [More]
African-American women at increased risk for deadlier breast cancers, study finds

African-American women at increased risk for deadlier breast cancers, study finds

A research study led by cancer specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center found that African-American women frequently present with biologically less favorable subtypes of breast cancer. [More]
Antiviral therapy may prevent hepatitis B virus from developing into hepatocellular carcinoma

Antiviral therapy may prevent hepatitis B virus from developing into hepatocellular carcinoma

Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study published online on June 6, 2014, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [More]
Probiotics effectively prevent hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver

Probiotics effectively prevent hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Hepatic encephalopathy is a deterioration of brain function that is a serious complication of liver disease. [More]
Blood oxygen sensor attached to endoscope identifies pancreatic cancer

Blood oxygen sensor attached to endoscope identifies pancreatic cancer

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple lendoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. [More]
Rice, MD Anderson researchers refine technique for attacking hard-to-reach tumors

Rice, MD Anderson researchers refine technique for attacking hard-to-reach tumors

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

Galen US Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a labeling change that allows SYNERA® (lidocaine and tetracaine) topical patch to be used at home. [More]
Researchers find way to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers find way to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Studying mice, researchers have found a way to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. [More]
EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

EHR solutions provider, ChartLogic, partners with Kareo

ChartLogic, a leader in electronic health record solutions for specialty and primary care physician practices, today announced a partnership with billing solutions powerhouse, Kareo, that will allow the company to offer its clients best-of-breed revenue cycle management. [More]
American College of Gastroenterology develops new podcast for World Digestive Health Day

American College of Gastroenterology develops new podcast for World Digestive Health Day

For World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology, along with World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), observes the 2014 focus on the human gut microbiome and its impact on health and disease. Scientific understanding of the gut microbiome - the diverse and complex microbial community that resides in the intestine - has rapidly evolved in recent years. [More]