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2014-09-18 08:28:52

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat life-threatening inflammatory conditions such as sepsis, is a proud sponsor of: -- World Sepsis Day 2014 organized by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The short film "97 seconds for sepsis" produced by the Global Sepsis Alliance -- The 3(rd) Annual Celebration of Sepsis Heroes...

2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2014-09-18 08:28:39

Nurses Serve as the Heart of Care Delivery DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, recognizes its over 13,000 nephrology nurses during Nephrology Nurses Week, Sept. 14-20, 2014. Nephrology nurses are part of a dedicated clinical team that specializes in providing life-sustaining care for patients with kidney disease or abnormal kidney function. Nephrology...

2014-09-18 08:28:37

PURE Facial Plastic Surgery Offers The ARTAS® Robotic System For Hair Transplantation HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PURE Facial Plastic Surgery proudly announces the launch of the FDA-cleared ARTAS® Robotic System at its Huntersville, N.C. location. Founded by Briggs E. Cook, Jr., MD, renowned board certified surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, PURE Facial Plastic Surgery continues to bring industry leading medical science and aesthetic medicine...

2014-09-18 08:28:33

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for STENDRA(®) (avanafil). STENDRA is now the only FDA-approved erectile dysfunction (ED) medication indicated to be taken as early as approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity. STENDRA is a prescription...

2014-09-18 08:28:26

- Boehringer Ingelheim obtains exclusive global rights for development and commercialization of CureVac's investigational therapeutic cancer vaccine CV9202 INGELHEIM and TUBINGEN, Germany, and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac, leader in mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid)-based drug development, today jointly announce an exclusive global license and development collaboration. The new collaboration focuses on CureVac's CV9202, a novel...

2014-09-18 08:28:23

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies - thanks to private donations. McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the United States, through its affiliate McKesson Medical-Surgical donated four million pairs of latex gloves - enough to meet the entire country of Sierra...

2014-09-18 08:26:01

-- Phase III RAINBOW Trial Data Published in The Lancet Oncology -- INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that results of the global Phase III trial of ramucirumab (CYRAMZA(TM)) in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma were published in the online version of The Lancet Oncology. In the trial, known as RAINBOW, the addition of ramucirumab to...

2014-09-18 08:25:53

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, was elevated to Commendable Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Medical Managed Assistance and Child Welfare programs. NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, other providers, and administrative services in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to...

2014-09-18 08:20:59

TUCSON, Ariz. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC), a leader in the management and provision of human social services, innovative global employment services and non-emergency transportation through a variety of government-sponsored programs, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire CCHN Group Holdings, Inc. ("Matrix Medical Network" or "Matrix"), a Scottsdale, Arizona provider of in-home health...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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