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2014-07-23 23:30:41

ThermiTight Starts to Erode Market for Surgery with Little Downtime and Pain Southlake, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 A new and technologically unique procedure called ThermiTight is proving to address skin laxity with results that are surprising even the most skeptical plastic surgeons. As opposed to topically treating the skin with radio frequency, ThermiTight has been dubbed “InjectableRF” because it deploys tiny probes which are inserted under the skin to “inject” heat to the...

2014-07-23 23:15:20

After a long search for the right HIPAA-secure mobile health communication solution, Docbook Enterprise is set to connect one of the largest physician networks in Texas into one real-time communication platform. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 DocbookMD, a HIPAA-secure mobile communication company, is in the process of deploying one of the largest physician-centric mobile communication solutions in Texas at Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD) in Houston. Created by Austin-based...

2014-07-23 12:32:42

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2243627/Generalized-Tonic-Clonic-Seizure-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlGeneralized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data...

2014-07-23 12:31:30

Hospital leaders, industry experts discuss business and clinical outcomes growth through partnership at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit DENVER, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having the right people at the table for significant business decision making is vital to accelerating business growth and achieving clinical and operational goals. The 22(nd) Annual American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit, July 20-22, 2014, in San Diego, featured a prestigious panel of...

2014-07-23 12:31:26

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Electrophysiology Ablation Catheters Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove or destroy faulty electrical pathways from sections of the heart that promote irregular cardiac rhythms (also known as cardiac arrhythmias). Cardiac arrhythmias can be of several types, including...

2014-07-22 12:30:35

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vittamed Corporation, a neurodiagnostics medical device company based in Boston with R&D in Lithuania, today announced it has received the CE Mark of approval for two novel neuromonitoring devices: the Vittamed 205 for non-invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and the Vittamed 505 for non-invasive Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring. "CE approval for both devices is not only an important milestone for our company as we move...

2014-07-22 08:30:55

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) Therapy for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that enrollment has begun in a pediatric open label study of external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). The trial is being conducted at...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

2014-07-17 23:04:45

The Evidence-Based Clinical Support Tool Helps Creation and Dissemination of Guidelines Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 DynaMed™ from EBSCO Health is collaborating with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) to promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool DynaMed aims to provide the most useful information to health care professionals at the point of care...

2014-07-17 12:30:42

California Ballot Initiative - The First To Require Random Drug Testing Of Doctors - Will Protect Patient Safety And Save Lives, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions holds a hearing today to investigate patient safety and the estimated 440,000 deaths that occur in hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. A landmark California initiative on the November 2014...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'