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2014-03-25 08:29:27

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced top-line data from a proof of concept Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating the use of HTI-501 in the treatment of cellulite. The primary endpoint of the clinical trial was met, showing a statistically significant improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the areas of the patients' skin treated with HTI-501 as determined by physician assessment 28 days after treatment compared to...

2014-03-24 20:23:32

NORWALK, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob and Carmen Pack, whose young children died as a result of physician overprescribing will turn in 840,000 signatures by 3 pm today to qualify a landmark patient safety act for the November ballot. Seven year old Alana and ten year old Troy were killed on a roadside by a doctor-shopping drug addict who ran them over after being overprescribed thousands of narcotics at Kaiser and falling asleep at the wheel. "The Troy and Alana...

2014-03-24 12:31:01

HAMDEN, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While hospice care can be requested by anyone, a patient's physician remains a key resource where authority, trust and expertise can make all the difference in making a hospice referral a timely, supportive and beneficial experience for both patient and family. For this reason, Mike Ferris, Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, tells hospice teams, and specifically those working in sales, to examine each physician's feelings about...

2014-03-24 08:28:42

Results from Phase 2b X-PLORE Study through Week 40 Report Efficacy of Guselkumab across Multiple Dosing Regimens and Compared with Adalimumab DENVER, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings presented for the first time at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) showed up to 86 percent of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis receiving guselkumab (CNTO 1959) achieved a Physician's Global Assessment (PGA) score of cleared or minimal at week 16, the...

2014-03-21 23:24:20

Barton Associates, a leading national healthcare staffing company, announces the launch of Barton Telehealth, a multi-specialty locum tenens telemedicine staffing solution now available to support hospitals, medical practices, and companies. Barton Associates is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional national healthcare staffing centers located in Hardwick, MA, Enfield, CT, and Jupiter, FL. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Barton Associates, a leading national healthcare staffing...

2014-03-21 08:24:12

The 2014 class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine's most experienced leaders TACOMA, Wash., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Anderson, MD, Chief Hospitalist at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT, has earned the Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation...

2014-03-20 23:33:09

Aureus Medical Group's physician division will exhibit at the Wisconsin CareerMD Career Fair on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Aureus Medical Group (web: aureuslocumtenens.com), a national leader in healthcare staffing, including Physician jobs, has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor at the CareerMD Career Fair to be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. CareerMD Career Fairs provide employers with an opportunity to meet...

2014-03-20 23:21:35

What is the BEST way to enhance physician productivity and patient safety when implementing a new EHR? Attend this encore presentation of our Complimentary EHR Consultant Webinar on April 8th to find out. Renton WA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In February, Versio by ScribeRight (known as Versio) held a free consultant webinar to talk about the painful process of implementing a new Electronic Health Record system and what often happens to the legacy patient data. The webinar was designed to...

2014-03-19 23:30:59

The Leading Physicians of the World is introducing a new radio program, FindaTopDoc Radio, featuring interviews from healthcare professionals live on the air. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Leading Physicians of the World is introducing a new radio program, FindaTopDoc Radio, featuring interviews from healthcare professionals live on the air. It is targeted towards the everyday patient as well as the seasoned professional, and is in its early stages of development. The Leading...

2014-03-19 23:30:01

Poliwogg partners with SoPE, a global biomedical and healthcare innovation network. Poliwogg and SoPE share the common goals of accelerating healthcare innovation and encouraging investment and support for new therapies and approaches. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Poliwogg Holdings, Inc. (“Poliwogg”), a financial services firm focused on creating new investment opportunities in healthcare, announced today that it is partnering with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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  • A spider.
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