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2014-08-21 08:28:57

Patients are able to instantly identify atrial fibrillation in real-time ECG recordings SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis process (algorithm) instantly detects if patients are experiencing AFib through real-time electrocardiogram...

2014-08-21 08:28:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare organizations seeking help with ICD-10 preparation, can find the necessary expertise with HFS Consultants' (HFS) highly regarded AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS trainers. HFS, a management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning healthcare consulting company, offers extensive ICD-10 industry knowledge and has participated in the development of ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation plans for several providers. HFS's AHIMA...

2014-08-21 08:28:35

Japanese Society of Neuro-Oncology calls for rapid approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHLW) ST. HELIER, Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage oncology company, announced today that it has submitted the registration dossier for Pre-Market Approval (PMA) of the NovoTTF-100A System to treat recurrent glioblastoma to the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA). Glioblastoma is the most common and deadly form of primary...

2014-08-21 08:28:33

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced a delay in the data analysis of the STEP Study due to the discovery by the independent Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that the study drug (both Ampion(TM) and the placebo) were, during shipment to the clinical sites, exposed to lower temperatures than permitted by the drug specifications. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120516/MM09116LOGO Michael Macaluso, Ampio's...

2014-08-21 08:28:27

Mid and High Level Doses Demonstrate Statistically Significant Improvement in Cellulite Across All Endpoints; Nearly 70% of Mid and High Dose Patients Satisfied or Very Satisfied with Results CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from a randomized, double-blind Phase 2a study of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (or CCH) for the treatment of edematous...

2014-08-21 08:28:25

First Commercial Positive Coverage Decision Adds to Prior Policies by Medicare (Novitas and Palmetto) SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System,(®) a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that Priority Health (Michigan) published an update to its Lumbar Fusion Medical Policy No. 91590-R4 providing...

2014-08-21 08:28:17

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Ixekizumab met all primary and key secondary objectives across three pivotal studies of 3,866 patients, the largest Phase 3 moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis program to date -- Ixekizumab was superior to etanercept on all measures of skin clearance in both active comparator studies -- Lilly plans regulatory submissions for ixekizumab in 1(st) half of 2015 Eli Lilly and Company's (NYSE: LLY)...

2014-08-21 08:28:09

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Goal is to Broaden Consumer Awareness of VSL#3 and Meet Consumers at the Shelf; Pharmacy Cards Rolling Out At Stores Nationwide GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers have gotten used to seeing shelf cards in place of full product packages in certain categories of products, such as cold and flu, when either price or ingredients are deemed an issue for the store. Now, in an effort to offer consumers a different type of probiotic, one that...

2014-08-20 23:13:34

The new research is not chiropractic research, but comes from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. After their research was completed, these groups issued a statement that twists their own research findings to make it sound damaging to chiropractic by omitting key pieces of information, and claiming they miscalculated some of the statistics which skewed their numbers. Wood River, Il (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 For decades it has been a common statement of the...

2014-08-20 23:13:33

Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce it is now an amalgam-free dental office. All patients with cavities, or with old fillings that need replacing, will benefit from the very latest white fillings that can safely repair and restore teeth. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce it is now an amalgam-free dental office. All patients with cavities, or with old fillings that need replacing, will benefit from the very latest...


Latest Medicine Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.