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TGen and Baylor partnership set to increase treatment options for cancer patients

TGen and Baylor partnership set to increase treatment options for cancer patients

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas today announce an agreement that will focus on accelerating early detection and treatments for patients with a broad range of cancers. [More]
Researchers map out surgical anatomy, approaches for auditory brainstem implant placement

Researchers map out surgical anatomy, approaches for auditory brainstem implant placement

A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation in the June issue of Operative Neurosurgery, published on behalf of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals recognised for delivering high quality care to patients

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals recognised for delivering high quality care to patients

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the country’s top 40 hospitals by an international firm of healthcare consultants who independently assess high quality, safe and efficient care from performance data provided. [More]
Studies refine amyloid imaging role in dementia

Studies refine amyloid imaging role in dementia

Two meta-analyses published in JAMA help to define the role of amyloid imaging in dementia. [More]
Emotion regulation distinguishes unipolar and bipolar depression

Emotion regulation distinguishes unipolar and bipolar depression

Patients with bipolar disorder regulate their emotions differently from those with major depressive disorder in both depressed and remitted states, a study shows. [More]
Women more likely to be hospitalised after asthma emergency care

Women more likely to be hospitalised after asthma emergency care

US research shows that women who attend the emergency department with acute asthma are almost twice as likely to be admitted to hospital than men despite several measures of asthma control, treatment and severity being more favourable in women. [More]
Prediagnostic lung function impairment common in older asthma patients

Prediagnostic lung function impairment common in older asthma patients

Older adults with newly diagnosed asthma are not only more likely to have pre-existing lung function impairment than younger adults, but they also experience a more rapid decline of lung function, a Danish team reports in Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Pharmacy data ‘could reduce asthma treatment inequality’

Pharmacy data ‘could reduce asthma treatment inequality’

Research has found that the ratio of dispensed asthma controller to rescue medication at community pharmacies is associated with the need for emergency asthma treatment in paediatric patients. [More]
RCC benefit independent of sorafenib, sunitinib sequence order

RCC benefit independent of sorafenib, sunitinib sequence order

Sequential treatment with sorafenib followed by sunitinib is not superior to sunitinib followed by sorafenib in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma, suggests research published in European Urology. [More]
First-line axitinib ‘feasible’ in advanced, metastatic RCC

First-line axitinib ‘feasible’ in advanced, metastatic RCC

A Japanese single-institution study suggests that axitinib may be a feasible first-line option for patients with locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. [More]
Nanoparticle-based therapy effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma

Nanoparticle-based therapy effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma

Researchers have designed a nanoparticle-based therapy that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. [More]
Canada lagging behind similar OECD countries with regard to public drug plan reimbursement

Canada lagging behind similar OECD countries with regard to public drug plan reimbursement

Canadians face wait times of over 460 days in order to get access to new, potentially lifesaving medicines in public drug plans, according to a new IMS Brogan report commissioned by Rx&D. Overall, the report ranks Canada 16 out of 18 similar OECD countries. [More]
Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Reflecting the impact of deep reimbursement cuts that have been implemented in recent years, a new study by Avalere Health finds that even the largest home healthcare providers are facing very low overall margins. [More]

ABRY Partners signs definitive agreement to acquire FastMed Urgent Care

ABRY Partners, a leading private equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FastMed Urgent Care, the second largest independent urgent care organization in the U.S. and the largest network in both North Carolina and Arizona. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. [More]

Gaston Medical Associates, PA earns national recognition for patient-centered care

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care.. [More]

Turkey steadily emerges as one of hottest healthcare markets in the world

Driven by reforms and private investments, Turkey is steadily emerging as one of the hottest healthcare markets in the global arena. The country has doubled its healthcare spending in the last 10 years, reaching $62.3 billion, with its large population of 74.7 million and an increasing patient base. [More]
SARIL-RA-TARGET trial: Sarilumab meets co-primary efficacy endpoints in RA patients

SARIL-RA-TARGET trial: Sarilumab meets co-primary efficacy endpoints in RA patients

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi announced today that a Phase 3 study of sarilumab, an investigational, fully human IL-6 receptor antibody, met its co-primary efficacy endpoints of a greater improvement in signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 24 weeks and physical function at 12 weeks, compared to placebo. [More]
CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

Clean Sweep Group Inc., a Beverly Hills, CA, based microbial disinfection service company, joins with two California hospitals to significantly reduce deadly Clostridium difficile infections caught in their hospitals using ultraviolet (UV-C) germ-killing advanced disinfection devices. [More]
Endomag named finalist for Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Award

Endomag named finalist for Royal Academy of Engineering's MacRobert Award

Cancer healthcare company Endomag has been revealed as a finalist for the UK’s most prestigious engineering award. Endomag, which was shortlisted for its innovative breast cancer staging diagnostic system Sentimag and Sienna+, is one of three companies up for the MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. [More]
First-of-its-kind DNA bank aims at advancing research into genetics of stuttering

First-of-its-kind DNA bank aims at advancing research into genetics of stuttering

Scientists at the University of Alberta's Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research want Albertans to give a spit -- five millilitres to be precise -- to help find the cause and a cure for stuttering. [More]
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