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MRI safe for patients with implantable cardiac devices

MRI safe for patients with implantable cardiac devices

The findings of a major study led by cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, suggest that magnetic resonance imaging is a safe and effective diagnostic procedure for patients with implantable cardiac devices. [More]
Results from STRIVE trial of enzalutamide versus bicalutamide in CRPC published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Results from STRIVE trial of enzalutamide versus bicalutamide in CRPC published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Astellas US LLC, a United States (U.S.) subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., and Medivation, Inc. today announced that results from the STRIVE trial of enzalutamide compared to bicalutamide in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Amgen announces approval of cholesterol-lowering medication Repatha (evolocumab) Injection in Japan

Amgen announces approval of cholesterol-lowering medication Repatha (evolocumab) Injection in Japan

Amgen today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved the cholesterol-lowering medication Repatha (evolocumab) Injection, the first proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor to be approved in Japan. [More]
NSSA offers tips to avoid winter sports injuries

NSSA offers tips to avoid winter sports injuries

If you're suited up and ready to ski or snowboard, you're not alone. These popular sports draw more than 9.5 million participants a year, according to the National Ski Areas Association, and they accounted for 53.6 million total skier and snowboarder visits to ski areas in the 2014-15 season. [More]
Experts create new guidelines to improve treatments for cancer patients

Experts create new guidelines to improve treatments for cancer patients

A committee of national experts, led by a Cleveland Clinic researcher, has established first-of-its-kind guidelines to promote more accurate and individualized cancer predictions, guiding more precise treatment and leading to improved patient survival rates and outcomes. [More]
BENEPALI granted marketing authorization in the EU for treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases

BENEPALI granted marketing authorization in the EU for treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases

The joint venture between Biogen and Samsung BioLogics, Samsung Bioepis, has been granted European Commission (EC) approval for BENEPALI , an etanercept biosimilar referencing Enbrel. [More]
Findings offer potential new therapeutic target to boost strength of heart muscle contractions

Findings offer potential new therapeutic target to boost strength of heart muscle contractions

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unrecognized small protein in cells of the human heart that plays a key role in heart muscle contraction. The protein is made from an RNA that was previously believed to be a blank or non-coding RNA, suggesting there may be many other small 'non-coding' segments that play important biological roles. [More]
UHN's multi-disciplinary team successfully completes Canada's first transplant of the upper limb

UHN's multi-disciplinary team successfully completes Canada's first transplant of the upper limb

In a Canadian first, a multi-disciplinary team, led by Dr. Steven McCabe, has successfully completed the country's first transplant of the upper limb. [More]
New article suggests that playing American football may contribute to hypertension

New article suggests that playing American football may contribute to hypertension

As National Football League playoff games are underway, a new article published in the "Hypotheses" section of the January 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that the toll the sport takes on players' bodies extends beyond head trauma and damage to limbs and joints. The trauma and damage associated with football participation may also be linked to elevations in blood pressure through immune system activation and inflammation. [More]

Bio2 Technologies receives 510(k) clearance from FDA for Fusion Implant system

Bio2 Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Fusion Implant system for interphalangeal fusion, fracture repair and osteotomies of the toes, fingers and other small bones in the presence of appropriate immobilization. [More]
Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

Fibrocartilage tissue in the knee is comprised of a more varied molecular structure than researchers previously appreciated, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware. [More]
MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group agrees to buy Stability Biologics

MiMedx Group, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic, and Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stability Inc., d/b/a Stability Biologics, a provider of human tissue products to surgeons, facilities and distributors serving the surgical, spine and orthopedics sectors of the healthcare industry. [More]
Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

The study, “When patients write the guidelines: Patient panel recommendations for the treatment of RA,” published in Arthritis Research & Care, demonstrated the feasibility of developing CPG recommendations based on a voting panel composed entirely of patients. [More]
Major bone fracture may increase risk of widespread chronic body pain in later life

Major bone fracture may increase risk of widespread chronic body pain in later life

Breaking a major bone may increase risk of widespread chronic body pain in later life, a new study has found. [More]
CAMH researchers identify 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with FASD

CAMH researchers identify 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with FASD

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind. [More]
Study lays foundation for better therapeutic strategies to halt progression of tissue degeneration

Study lays foundation for better therapeutic strategies to halt progression of tissue degeneration

Injury and degeneration of fibro-cartilaginous tissues, such as the knee meniscus and the intervertebral disc, have significant socioeconomic and quality-of-life costs. But the development of effective treatment strategies to address pathologies in these load-bearing tissues has been hindered by a lack of understanding of the relationships between their structure and their function. [More]
New editorial calls on doctors to individualize treatment decisions based on patients' fracture risk

New editorial calls on doctors to individualize treatment decisions based on patients' fracture risk

A new editorial published by an International Osteoporosis Foundation Working Group urges physicians to individualize treatment decisions based on their patients' fracture risk, rather than automatically interrupting or stopping bisphosphonate therapy after five or three years. [More]
New AARDA report highlights key issues and trends at State of Autoimmunity National Summit

New AARDA report highlights key issues and trends at State of Autoimmunity National Summit

What are the known environmental factors that trigger autoimmune disease and what are the latest technologies being developed to measure an individual's exposure to such risks? [More]
Pacemaker Induced Transient Asynchrony could help slow down progression of heart failure

Pacemaker Induced Transient Asynchrony could help slow down progression of heart failure

Johns Hopkins has demonstrated in animals that applying a pacemaker's mild electrical shocks to push the heart in and out of normal synchronized contraction for part of each day may be an effective way to slow down the progression of heart failure, a disorder that afflicts millions of Americans. [More]
ACSM, other professional organizations release new team physician consensus statement

ACSM, other professional organizations release new team physician consensus statement

The American College of Sports Medicine and five other professional organizations released a new team physician consensus statement today that outlines best practices for injury and illness prevention for athletes of all levels. [More]
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