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New IMA device could improve diagnosis, treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain

More than 100 million people across Europe suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, with an estimated 40 per cent undiagnosed. Ageing populations throughout Europe means that this only going to increase in the coming years. [More]
Eisai, Halozyme partner to evaluate eribulin and PEGPH20 in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Eisai, Halozyme partner to evaluate eribulin and PEGPH20 in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Eisai Inc. announced today that its parent company Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President and CEO: Haruo Naito) and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Headquarters: San Diego, California, President and CEO: Dr. Helen Torley) have signed a clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate Eisai's agent eribulin mesylate (brand name: Halaven, "eribulin") in combination with Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated recombinant human hyaluronidase) in first line HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. [More]
Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and lessons from the schools system are relevant to nursing leadership. [More]
Dragons' Den-style exercise gives nursing students the skills to shape future health services

Dragons' Den-style exercise gives nursing students the skills to shape future health services

Pre-registration nursing students underwent a simulated exercise in health needs analysis and commissioning of services. Service commissioners consistently request presentation for re-tendering of services so the students had to pitch ideas along the lines of the 'Dragons' Den' television programme. [More]
Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

Embracing new technologies to improve healthcare provision

A leading US pharmacy services provider and IT company have announced their collaboration to facilitate the provision of truly patient-centred primary care. [More]
Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Health Care Management China today announced that Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Derek Muhs has been nominated for Excellence in Branding and Marketing by the Awards Jury of the 6th Annual CMO ASIA AWARDS, to be held in Singapore on August 11, 2015. [More]
Listening to surgeon's preferred music improves efficiency, quality of wound closure

Listening to surgeon's preferred music improves efficiency, quality of wound closure

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. The study is currently available in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. [More]
UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

The University of Chicago Medicine has become the first transplant center to contribute to the Illinois Transplant Fund (ITF), a new not-for-profit that provides financial support for organ transplants to qualified uninsured residents of northern and central Illinois and Northwest Indiana. [More]
Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, a new study finds. [More]
GW Cancer Institute receives Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to create online site for patient-centered care

GW Cancer Institute receives Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to create online site for patient-centered care

The George Washington University Cancer Institute has been approved for a $250,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute to create the first-ever online Community of Practice for patient-centered care. [More]
Tissue Regenix strengthens position in post-acute wound care market with Medicare coverage for Dermapure

Tissue Regenix strengthens position in post-acute wound care market with Medicare coverage for Dermapure

Tissue Regenix Group, the regenerative medical devices company, announces that it has further strengthened its position within the post-acute wound care market as Tissue Regenix Wound Care Inc. has received further approval for DermaPure under Medicare administrator, First Coast Service Options Inc. whose jurisdiction includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. [More]
IBM, CVS Health to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease

IBM, CVS Health to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and IBM today announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease. [More]
More work needed to support consumers after enrolling in insurance plan under Affordable Care Act

More work needed to support consumers after enrolling in insurance plan under Affordable Care Act

Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation researchers. [More]
Commonly prescribed drug also lowers blood pressure when combined with diuretic

Commonly prescribed drug also lowers blood pressure when combined with diuretic

With the growth of electronic medical records, research utilizing data from a large number of patients, known as big data studies, can provide important information which may be unattainable via clinical trials which tend to be costly, time-consuming and involve fewer patients. [More]

New set of clinical practice guidelines released to address temperature management during open heart surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient's temperature during open heart surgery. The guidelines appear in the August issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and were published simultaneously in two other journals. [More]
Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer wait too long to receive treatment, skip vital diagnostic steps

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer wait too long to receive treatment, skip vital diagnostic steps

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, according to an article in the August 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. [More]
Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Mild hypothermia in deceased organ donors significantly reduces delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients when compared to normal body temperature, according to UC San Francisco researchers and collaborators, a finding that could lead to an increase in the availability of kidneys for transplant. [More]
Study finds marked reduction in death, hospitalizations and costs for Medicare patients

Study finds marked reduction in death, hospitalizations and costs for Medicare patients

Among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries age 65 years or older, all-cause mortality and hospitalization rates, along with inpatient expenditures per beneficiary, decreased from 1999 to 2013, according to a study in the July 28 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Medicare and Medicaid at 50. [More]
New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

Today the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults, that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers recommendations on how industry, government, and health care experts can improve patient compliance. [More]
Natural protein fragment produced in the brain can inhibit enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's disease

Natural protein fragment produced in the brain can inhibit enzyme implicated in Alzheimer's disease

For the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a key enzyme implicated in the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a finding that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat the disease. [More]
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