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2014-07-28 20:23:07

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Infection Prevention and Control Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255163/Global-Infection-Prevention-and-Control-Market-2014-2018.html About Infection Prevention and ControlInfection prevention and control is the most important and significant step in the development and maintenance of products in the Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Food industries....

2014-07-28 16:27:18

Moved to Thursday Allowing Senior Management Attendance at the Funeral Services for Hideo Watanabe, President of STAAR Japan MONROVIA, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye has rescheduled the release of its second quarter results and conference call with investors to July 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT from July 30, 2014. The Company rescheduled the...

2014-07-28 16:27:12

FLINT, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it has been selected as a provider of Zydelig(®) tablets. Zydelig was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 23, 2014 for the treatment of three B-cell blood cancers. "We are pleased to partner with Gilead and be included in the limited panel of distribution for Zydelig," said Gary Kadlec, R.Ph, President of Diplomat. "Our expertise in...

2014-07-28 16:26:45

Portugal approves reimbursement for ILUVIEN ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that the Norwegian Medicines Evaluation Board has granted marketing authorization to ILUVIEN® for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered...

2014-07-28 16:26:42

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge medicine is quickly expanding in the United States, attracting more physicians and patients, along with a growing number of competing practice transition companies. Although it is difficult to gather accurate statistics, data obtained from the American Academy of Private Physicians in 2012 estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans and more than 4,500 internists and family medicine practitioners were participating in some...

2014-07-28 16:26:36

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Therapeutics Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225690/Global-Non-Hodgkin-Lymphoma-Therapeutics-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and its Diagnostic ProceduresNon-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a condition of the human body leading to the production of abnormal lymphocytes. In normal circumstances, the lymphocytes grow and die....

2014-07-28 16:26:21

A Austin, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ashley Gordon, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Austin's Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Ashley Gordon for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130532 Castle Connolly...

2014-07-28 16:26:17

Ori J. Braun and James Fulton to help advance company growth and development of innovative operating room technology CLEVELAND, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Theater, LLC announced today the addition of two new members to its Business Advisory Board. New members include Ori J. Braun, former Senior Vice President for Business Development and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd., and James (Jim) Fulton, former Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips...

2014-07-28 13:28:02

University of Oxford Oxford University scientists have shown that a powerful drug given at the time of a kidney transplant operation not only halves the early risk of rejection, but that it also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation. The key results are reported in The Lancet and presented at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco today. They will help doctors faced with a difficult transplant conundrum: the powerful combinations of...

2014-07-28 13:25:26

University of Manchester Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. In the UK pneumonia, which is caused by an infection, affects around 1 in 1000 adults each year and is more serious for babies, young children, the elderly, smokers and those with an underlying health condition....


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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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