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2014-04-23 16:29:55

Pacemaker placed in patient's heart without any chest incision SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim(TM) leadless pacemaker, the world's first wireless pacemaker totally implanted in the heart, as part of the Leadless II Clinical Trial. Developed for patients with bradycardia - a heart rate that is too slow - the Nanostim(TM) is placed directly in a patient's heart...

2014-04-23 16:29:51

Governor Welcomes Agreement to Connect Patients, Doctors and Hospitals AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) today announced that two of the state's largest local health information networks took an important step in leveraging technology to connect patients, doctors and hospitals through Greater Houston Healthconnect (HEALTHCONNECT) and Integrated Care Collaboration (ICC) of Austin. This connection, which is made possible...

2014-04-23 16:29:46

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Prostate Oncology Specialists for an educational talk about PROVENGE - a treatment to stimulate the immune system for advanced prostate cancer. Prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Turner, presents and reviews key topics: Why PROVENGE might be right for me? How do I know the PROVENGE treatment is working?How is PROVENGE different from hormone or chemotherapy?Does PROVENGE affect my PSA?How does PROVENGE boost my immune...

2014-04-23 16:29:42

Partnership Supports Newly Announced STAND Trial SEATTLE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, an international non-profit drug development organization that develops better, faster-acting, and affordable tuberculosis (TB) drugs, has announced that it is collaborating with, and has granted an exclusive license to, the Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Development Co., Ltd., and its subsidiary Shenyang Hongqi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Fosun Pharma), to develop and...

2014-04-23 16:29:39

STAND trial will test the first regimen designed to significantly shorten and simplify the treatment of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB SEATTLE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on positive results from earlier clinical studies, TB Alliance is advancing the first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive and some forms of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) to a global Phase 3 clinical trial. The announcement by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill...

2014-04-23 16:29:16

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic) has announced the addition of the "Aortic Intervention Market - 2014 Edition" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) According to the analysts of this report, the aortic intervention market, which currently stands at $2 billion, is poised for...

2014-04-23 16:29:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm, announces the results of its 2013 Wage Index Improvement Strategy Services (WIISS) for Oregon hospitals in the Portland, Salem, and Corvallis Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA). HFS's findings resulted in an $18.0 million benefit for hospitals in these areas, exceeding the estimated benefit by $13.0 million. HFS generated a $15.6 million benefit for Portland, Eugene, and Medford...

2014-04-23 16:27:33

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:EU5 Trauma Fixation Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/eu5_trauma_fixation_market_outlook_2020.htmlEU5 Trauma Fixation Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "EU5 Trauma Fixation Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the EU5 Trauma Fixation market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in...

2014-04-23 16:27:19

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:BRIC Cranio Maxillofacial Fixation (CMF) Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/data/bric_cranio_maxillofacial_fixation_cmf_market_outlook_2020.htmlBRIC Cranio Maxillofacial Fixation (CMF) Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "BRIC Cranio Maxillofacial Fixation (CMF) Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the BRIC Cranio Maxillofacial Fixation...

2014-04-23 16:26:38

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar, Fertigation), Crop Type & Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to...


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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