Latest Epidemiology Stories

2014-05-28 14:32:20

The JAMA Network Journals An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent were retained at the time of the next guideline revision, and that recommendations not supported by multiple randomized studies were more likely to be downgraded, reversed, or omitted, according to a study in the May 28 issue of...

2014-05-27 12:26:16

Wiley A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions. Also, areas with higher poverty had lower cancer incidence and higher mortality than areas with lower poverty. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study's findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of socioeconomic status in national cancer surveillance efforts....

2014-05-27 12:16:05

The JAMA Network Journals Less Improvement in Infants with Bronchiolitis After Nebulized Hypertonic Saline Treatment Bottom Line: Children with bronchiolitis (a common respiratory tract infection that can result in hospitalization) who were treated in the emergency department showed less clinical improvement after receiving nebulized 3 percent hypertonic saline (HS) than infants who received normal saline (NS). Author: Todd A. Florin, M.D., M.S.C.E., of the Cincinnati Children's...

2014-05-24 23:01:35

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “United States Cardiovascular Surgery Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. Order a purchase copy at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=179183. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 “United States Cardiovascular Surgery Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the United States Cardiovascular Surgery Market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars),...

2014-05-22 23:11:58

Researchers, pharmaceutical companies, advocacy organizations and healthcare providers can access large sets of patient-provided de-identified data to speed research. San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 PatientCrossroads, pioneer of the groundbreaking CONNECT patient registry platform, has expanded the open availability of disease-specific patient data with the launch of its CONNECT Data Portal. The Data Portal allows any authorized user to see the de-identified patient data that has...

2014-05-22 23:08:55

Real-time Clinical Surveillance Web Software Easily Configured for Early Detection Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 VigiLanz, a digital healthcare technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today that its real-time clinical surveillance and quality software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is now configured to help U.S. health care providers and clinicians combat the Middle East Respiratory (MERS) virus. The first case of MERS in the United States was confirmed on May 2,...

2014-05-22 08:31:11

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PULSE enables highly customized IRT trial design while maintaining endpoint's signature 30-Day delivery timeline endpoint Clinical, Inc., a leading provider of Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems via phone (IVRS), web (IWRS) and mobile (IMRS) for global clinical trials, today announced the launch of its next-generation PULSE 3.0 platform. The enhanced PULSE platform provides highly customized configuration and...

2014-05-22 08:29:31

Health system will add RL6:Infection to its suite of RL6 patient safety software TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Trillium Health Partners of Mississauga, Ontario, has selected RL to provide automated infection surveillance throughout its organization. RL Solutions' infection prevention software, RL6:Infection, will complement the health system's existing infection...

2014-05-21 23:04:00

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Multiple Sclerosis – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Order a purchase copy @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=179179 . Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The number of multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalent cases across the ten major markets (10MM) will increase from 904,908 in 2013 to 940,413 by 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 0.39%. The company’s latest report ”EpiCast Report Multiple Sclerosis...

2014-05-21 13:45:48

American Thoracic Society Reminders prompting asthma patients to take their control inhalers if they miss a dose significantly improve medication adherence, according to a primary-care based study conducted by a research team in Australia. In this six-month investigation, patients receiving reminders took on average 73% of their prescribed doses compared to only 46% in patients who did not have reminders. The results of the cluster randomized controlled trial were presented at the ATS...

Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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