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Interstate partners with Getinge to bring OEM ventilator batteries directly to critical care providers

Interstate partners with Getinge to bring OEM ventilator batteries directly to critical care providers

Interstate Batteries announced a partnership today with Maquet Medical Systems USA (now Getinge Group) to provide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) batteries to the health care industry through its All Battery Center retail stores. [More]
Integrating mental and physical healthcare leads to better clinical outcomes, lower costs

Integrating mental and physical healthcare leads to better clinical outcomes, lower costs

A major new study shows that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings at Intermountain Healthcare results in better clinical outcomes for patients, lower rates of healthcare utilization, and lower costs. [More]
Lens doesn't compensate for astigmatic defocus of the eye, study reveals

Lens doesn't compensate for astigmatic defocus of the eye, study reveals

For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Study shows many older jail inmates experience health-related distressing symptoms

Study shows many older jail inmates experience health-related distressing symptoms

More than 550,000 adults 55-years-old and older are arrested and detained every year--and that number is increasing rapidly. [More]
Novel drug-dispensing contact lens effective in providing better pressure reduction in glaucoma model

Novel drug-dispensing contact lens effective in providing better pressure reduction in glaucoma model

A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer. [More]
Telemedicine could be more convenient to provide monitoring for diabetic eye care

Telemedicine could be more convenient to provide monitoring for diabetic eye care

Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor. [More]
New study suggests most American adults with depression receive no treatment

New study suggests most American adults with depression receive no treatment

New findings suggest that most Americans with depression receive no treatment, while raising the possibility that overtreatment of depression is also widespread. [More]
ESC-ACCA launches first European standards for management of heart attack patients

ESC-ACCA launches first European standards for management of heart attack patients

The first European standards for the management of heart attack patients are launched today by the European Society of Cardiology-Acute Cardiac Care Association. [More]
Adults with moderate to severe TBI may be at greater risk of death from unintentional injuries

Adults with moderate to severe TBI may be at greater risk of death from unintentional injuries

Research examining adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. [More]
Lipoprotein apheresis may have new role in patients with refractory angina

Lipoprotein apheresis may have new role in patients with refractory angina

Initial investigation of patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD) using functional imaging - rather than guideline-directed care - resulted in significantly less unnecessary angiography, according to results of the CE-MARC 2 trial. [More]
Remote monitoring shows no improvement in outcomes for heart failure patients with CIEDs

Remote monitoring shows no improvement in outcomes for heart failure patients with CIEDs

For heart failure patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), remote monitoring of their condition does not improve outcomes compared to usual care, according to Hot Line results presented at ESC Congress 2016 and to be simultaneously published in JAMA. [More]
Specialty pharmaceuticals: an interview with David Moran, Clinigen SP

Specialty pharmaceuticals: an interview with David Moran, Clinigen SP

Specialty pharmaceuticals as a category has its origins in the 1970s with complex treatments being developed for disease areas such as cancer, HIV and haemophilia and what characterises a specialty pharmaceutical product is that it will be high touch, high complexity or high cost and is often associated with the treatment of rare or orphan conditions. These products require a considerable amount of expertise, innovation and technology and can be expensive as a result. [More]
Ethicon partners with Touch Surgery to improve global surgical training

Ethicon partners with Touch Surgery to improve global surgical training

Ethicon, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announces a strategic collaboration with Touch Surgery to help improve patient outcomes by delivering simulated surgical training based on the safe and efficacious use of Ethicon products in a free mobile app that can reach medical professionals in even remote regions of the world. [More]
NEJM publishes MINDACT trial results

NEJM publishes MINDACT trial results

Agendia, Inc., a world leader in personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics, announces the peer-reviewed publication of the primary outcome results of the Microarray In Node-negative and 1 to 3 positive lymph node Disease may Avoid ChemoTherapy (MINDACT) clinical trial in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). (i, iii, iv) The publication demonstrates that 46% of breast cancer patients considered for chemotherapy, whose tumors are classified MammaPrint Low Risk, have excellent survival without chemotherapy, and can thus be candidates to avoid this toxic therapy. [More]
Novel activity tracker calculates personalised information about exercise required to reduce CVD risk

Novel activity tracker calculates personalised information about exercise required to reduce CVD risk

A novel activity tracker has been developed that uses heart rate data to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The science behind the tracker is presented for the first time today at ESC Congress 2016. [More]
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. [More]
First ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation published online

First ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation published online

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) are published online today in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and on the ESC Website. [More]
BirchBioMed announces successful completion of Phase I trial for topical treatment to prevent scarring

BirchBioMed announces successful completion of Phase I trial for topical treatment to prevent scarring

BirchBioMed Inc. announced today that a unique and ground-breaking topical treatment developed by University of British Columbia researchers to prevent scarring has completed a Health Canada approved Phase I trial. [More]
Common practice of storing patient's used respiratory devices in plastic bags results in infections

Common practice of storing patient's used respiratory devices in plastic bags results in infections

Infection Prevention Products Inc. releases lab results and test studies that prove the common practice of storing a patient's used respiratory devices in plastic bags is spreading pathogens and resulting in respiratory infections throughout thousands of nursing homes in the U.S. [More]
New study finds contamination events near fracking gas drilling sites result of operational inefficiencies

New study finds contamination events near fracking gas drilling sites result of operational inefficiencies

Chemists at the University of Texas at Arlington have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself. [More]
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