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2013-04-15 08:27:58

At rare, extremely high blood glucose levels (1024 mg/dL and above), the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meter may provide an inaccurate reading ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of FreeStyle InsuLinx(®) Blood Glucose Meters in the United States. The company has determined that at extremely high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL and above, the FreeStyle InsuLinx Meter will display and...

2013-04-10 08:30:28

DUBLIN, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3wm73v/global_blood) has announced the addition of the "Global Blood Glucose Test Strips Market 2011-2015" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3wm73v/global_blood ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Blood Glucose Test Strips market to grow at a CAGR of 4.57...

2013-03-21 11:27:58

Infections, as the news has shown time and again, can be deadly. Periprothesthetic joint infection (PJI) is the infection of grave concern to the orthopedic community, especially in its growingly common antibiotic-resistant form. This all-too-common infection can be found deep inside the joint prosthesis following joint replacement surgery. Javad Parvizi, MD, and colleagues at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have worked for years to find a solution to this sometimes deadly infection....

2013-03-18 11:08:57

A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The authors, who relate their findings to the male population in China, also suggest that this score can improve predictive performance of existing clinical variables, especially for patients with a total PSA...

2013-02-28 08:29:52

Blood Culture Systems Comparison Study Shows BD BACTEC(TM) Plus Aerobic Medium Provides Statistically Significant Differences in Bacterial Recovery for Patients on Antimicrobial Therapy BALTIMORE, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, demonstrates how treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics can impact the ability to detect bacteria in blood samples from potentially septic patients. It also highlights the importance of...

2013-02-15 23:03:04

A comprehensive analysis of the specific segment of the over-the-counter diagnostics sector known as the glucose self-testing market. (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 The worldwide incidence of diabetes is dramatically increasing, and it is estimated that 439 million people will have developed the disease by 2030. As such, the global market for blood glucose self-testing products is undergoing a significant transition driven by the advent of new analytical technologies and new recommendations for...

2013-02-11 08:26:36

OSSINING, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientifically validated ways to lower blood pressure, enhance cognition, and improve glucose management - especially in type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes - are components of the new, cutting-edge CR Way(TM) approach to calorie restriction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/PH57199) "Following a calorie-restriction diet has always produced excellent results," says Paul McGlothin, president of the LivingTheCRWay.com and vice...

2013-01-25 23:02:57

Houston Physician Joins New Prediabetes Treatment Facility Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 PreDiabetes Centers, a rapidly expanding diabetes prevention company offering personalized prediabetes treatment, announced today the opening of a new center in Sugar Land. The comprehensive clinical team has partnered with Dr. Afreen Pappa, an esteemed board-certified physician who has practiced in the Houston area for more than 15 years. The PreDiabetes Center of Sugar Land is the...

2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records–10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic...

2013-01-24 23:02:30

Diet Doc introduced new electrolyte replacement supplements to ensure that dieters on a low calorie diet plan do not fall victim to electrolyte imbalance. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Diet Doc has introduced new electrolyte replacement capsules that replenish and restore electrolyte levels during the fast weight loss process, preventing any electrolyte imbalance associated with low calorie dieting. This new product prevents the problem of electrolyte depletion and dehydration that...