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2014-09-03 08:32:46

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the publication of results from the Company's ReCharge Pivotal Trial of VBLOC Vagal Blocking Therapy delivered via the Maestro® System for the treatment of patients with obesity in the September 3, 2014 issue (doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10540) of The...

2014-07-17 12:27:39

Mortality rates decrease for hip and knee replacement and spinal surgeries ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality rates decreasing for total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement and spinal fusion surgeries, and complication rates...

2014-07-16 23:13:28

Using NIH PROMIS research, HealClick can match similar patients and track health outcomes. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 HealClick co-founder, Joey Tuan, announced today the exciting and strategic partnership between their website https://www.Healclick.com and the UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). This partnership will allow HealClick the opportunity to use PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) scales to match patients based...

2014-06-02 23:07:30

ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology) An Emeritus Professor of medical ethics at Imperial College London will deliver a presentation at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting titled 'Escalating care for the comorbid elderly-where do we stop?". Raanan Gillon, who is President of the UK's Institute of Medical Ethics, will argue that a patient's age should not in itself be considered an ethically relevant criterion for deciding 'where to stop'. Acknowledging that there is a morally...

2014-05-20 20:22:02

NEW YORK and BOULDER, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People are individuals. They differ. Patients differ too. Yet, patients with chronic diseases are frequently treated using protocols that ignore patient variability and that have rarely been tested in diverse populations. They do not take into account characteristics that may influence responses to treatment such as age, race, gender, and co-morbid illnesses. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is an iterative, continuing,...

2014-05-20 10:10:48

American Thoracic Society A large study of intensive care patients in California found that public reporting of patient outcomes did not reduce mortality, but did result in reduced admission of the sickest patients to the ICU and increased transfer of critically ill patients to other hospitals. "Public reporting is designed to reduce mortality by steering patients towards high-quality hospitals and creating incentives for hospitals to adopt quality improvement programs," said Lora...

2014-05-19 11:42:51

European Society of Cardiology Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to research from Japan. The study was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr Masahiko Setoguchi said: "Sleeping problems are a frequent side effect of heart failure and it is common for...

2014-05-15 11:33:25

AAOS Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities such as diabetes,...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...

2013-12-17 11:27:33

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed death rates for lung cancer, which accounts for more than one in four cancer deaths, dropping at a faster pace than in previous years. The recent larger drop in lung cancer deaths is likely the result of decreased cigarette smoking prevalence over many years, and is now being reflected in mortality trends.  The lung cancer death rate decline, as well as declines in colorectal, breast, and...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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