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TeleHealth Services forms exclusive business partnership with UbiCare

TeleHealth Services forms exclusive business partnership with UbiCare

TeleHealth Services and UbiCare announce an exclusive business partnership that provides a unique, proven patient education and engagement solution for hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and ambulatory centers. [More]
ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON Corporation, a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and Zelegent, Inc. jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive worldwide agreement to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to board certified sleep specialists. [More]
Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Active individuals may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce risk of stress fractures

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce their risk of stress fractures, report investigators in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. [More]
Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with the antiplatelet agent prasugrel does not significantly reduce the rate of pain crises or severe lung complications in children with sickle cell disease, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describing one of the largest and most geographically diverse international clinical trials on sickle cell disease to date. [More]
Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
HSS researchers study outcomes of novel implant in patients undergoing wrist fracture surgery

HSS researchers study outcomes of novel implant in patients undergoing wrist fracture surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if a novel implant allowing for less invasive surgery for a broken wrist leads to a quicker recovery, less post-operative pain and fewer complications compared to conventional surgical treatment. [More]
Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

Excessive OR traffic during surgeries leads to postoperative infections

A “secret shopper” style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzing foot traffic in and out of operating rooms suggests that for the sake of patient safety, OR teams may want to stay put more often. [More]
Tocilizumab drug offers potential treatment for patients with polymyalgia rheumatics

Tocilizumab drug offers potential treatment for patients with polymyalgia rheumatics

A drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech), is a potential new therapy for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, according to an open-label, phase II study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals on November 10. [More]
Purple Button mobile app helps HMC achieve overall goal of improving patient safety, quality

Purple Button mobile app helps HMC achieve overall goal of improving patient safety, quality

CRG Medical officially announced today the implementation of the ONC for IT award winning Purple Button mobile patient safety application at HMC. The Purple Button, powered by CRG Medical, supports the KB Core High Reliability Patient Safety Evaluation System and has been instrumental in assisting HMC toward their overall goal of improving patient safety, quality and satisfaction. [More]
HSS researchers help identify lupus patients at increased risk of problem pregnancies

HSS researchers help identify lupus patients at increased risk of problem pregnancies

For years doctors have been advising patients with lupus not to get pregnant. It was assumed that the likelihood of pregnancy complications was too high in this population. However, ongoing work by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery is helping identify those lupus patients who are - and aren't - at increased risk of problem pregnancies. [More]
Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Combatting viral and bacterial lung infections with volatile anesthetics: an interview with Dr Chakravarthy

Inhaled anesthetics are fairly common all over the world for minor and extensive surgical procedures in patients of all age groups. In the olden days when anesthesia was first developed, ether was the first inhaled anesthetic. That has been replaced, with the more recent discoveries of sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane. [More]
Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

Miriam Hospital enrolling local participants for Parachute implant clinical trial to treat heart failure

The Miriam Hospital is actively recruiting local participants for a U.S. clinical trial of the Parachute device for treating heart failure. The study is focused on determining if the new minimally invasive catheter-based device can slow the progression of heart failure, reduce repeat hospitalizations and death, and significantly improve quality of life for patients who experience enlargement of the left ventricle after a heart attack. [More]
Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Blood drawing for patients with hard-to-reach veins just became a lot easier and less painful at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, thanks to a small hand-held device that lights up veins like a roadmap. [More]
Novel modular partial wrist implant may provide relief for patients with painful wrist arthritis

Novel modular partial wrist implant may provide relief for patients with painful wrist arthritis

Studies are underway to determine if a new modular partial wrist replacement will allow for better movement and last longer than traditional implants for people seeking relief from painful wrist arthritis. Although current options such as total wrist replacement and wrist fusion can alleviate pain, patients are often limited in performing certain activities after surgery. [More]
Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host Annual Public Meeting on December 7, 2015

Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host Annual Public Meeting on December 7, 2015

Jersey Shore University Medical Center will hold its Hospital Annual Public Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015. [More]
LifeNet Health's ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix wins Spine Technology Award

LifeNet Health's ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix wins Spine Technology Award

ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, an innovative cellular allograft developed by LifeNet Health and marketed in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Spine, received one of the highest honors in spinal medicine, Orthopedics This Week's Best New Technology in Spine award. [More]
Houston Methodist-led research team one step closer to developing technologies to fix broken bones

Houston Methodist-led research team one step closer to developing technologies to fix broken bones

A collaborative research team led by scientists at Houston Methodist is one step closer to developing technologies that could help mend broken bones faster. The Department of Defense awarded close to $6 million to the Houston Methodist Research Institute for an initiative aimed at studying two new materials to repair complex fractures in long bones. [More]
Innovative one-year project aims to bridge gap between healthcare education and clinical practice

Innovative one-year project aims to bridge gap between healthcare education and clinical practice

Caring for patients in an acute care setting in a hospital requires a team approach and involves a multitude of healthcare professionals including nurses, attending physicians, residents, case managers, pharmacists, and clinical psychologists to name a few. Each of these professions enters into practice with different skills sets, knowledge and professional identities that contribute to patient care. Yet, in many circumstances, barriers exist between disciplines that can obstruct a team-based system. [More]
Vertera Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device

Vertera Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device

Vertera Spine, a developer of medical devices with advanced functional surface technologies for spine applications, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion Device. [More]
Early genetic diagnosis in neonatal diabetes a ‘new framework for clinical care’

Early genetic diagnosis in neonatal diabetes a ‘new framework for clinical care’

Early genetic testing of babies with suspected neonatal diabetes identifies the underlying cause in more than 80% of cases, say researchers. [More]
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