OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month…
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This study assessed the cleaning capacity of the novel NiTi ultrasonic tip for smear layer removal using ultrasonically activated irrigation (UAI) with passive or continuous ultrasonic irrigation (PUI or CUI, respectively), compared with conventional irrigation. Forty-five single-rooted human mandibular premolars were decoronated to a standardized length of 16 mm. Instrumentation was performed using the Genius system up to size 50.04 and irrigated with 3% NaOCl. The specimens were divided into three groups (n = 15) according to the final irrigation activation technique: conventional irrigation (CI), as control group; PUI; ...
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Carly Gorst, of Speke, Liverpool, discovered she had a four-inch tumour in her cervix in December 2017 after she began bleeding heavily. She endured surgery, chemo and radiotherapy.
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AbstractCervical cancer continues to be a global health problem; despite the potential for prevention through organised screening programmes that can detect and treat pre-cancerous lesions and also more recently, the availability of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccines. While routine screening with Pap smear testing has reduced the burden of cervical cancer in the high-income countries, the implementation of organised Pap-based screening programmes has not been found feasible in low-resource settings due to a lack of health care delivery infrastructure and limited health budgets. The well-established causal relationship be...
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Public health campaign triggers surge in numbers attending cervical screenings at ‘worst possible time’Women could be forced to wait months for cervical cancer screening results because the planned closure of dozens of laboratories has left the service in “meltdown”, the Guardian has been told.The crisis has been triggered by a surge in numbers of women attending smear tests following a governmentpublic awareness campaign launched earlier this month. The campaign coincides with an exodus of biomedical scientists due to a restructuring process that will reduce nearly 50 hospital screening laboratorie...
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Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Parasitology InternationalAuthor(s): K. Gonzalez, J.E. Calzada, R. Díaz, H. Paz, Victor García, A. Miranda, T. Tomokane, S. Puga, A. Saldaña, M. LaurentiAbstractCutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most frequent parasitic zoonoses in Panama. Currently, conventional, molecular and histopathological tests are performed to diagnose CL. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) has proven to be a valuable tool to facilitate the diagnosis of leishmaniasis and to study the cellular immune response developed during the infection. Therefore, considering the absenc...
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): Dong Woo Shin, Sung-Min Kim, Jung-Ah Kim, Hee Sue Park, Sang Mee Hwang, Kyongok Im, Sungsik Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Sunghoon Kwon, Sung-Soo Yoon, Dong Soon LeeAbstractBackgroundLittle is known about the mutational frequency of MYD88 and CXCR4 and the corresponding characteristics in Asians afflicted with Waldenström Macroglobulinemia (WM). We investigated the characteristics of WM according to mutational status of MYD88/CXCR4, and attempted to determine the lineage commitment among hematopoietic cells by MYD88L265P singl...
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Authors: Ding L, Liu C, Zhou Q, Feng M, Wang J Abstract The associations between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or hormonal exposure and cervical cancer risk are well established. However, to the best of our knowledge, the association between high endogenous estradiol levels in conjunction with HPV/HPV16 infection and the risk of cervical squamous cell carcinoma remains unknown. To investigate this, the current study conducted a matched case-control study in Shanxi Province, China, in which clinical samples were obtained from 74 females with newly diagnosed uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma and 74 matche...
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A team of nursing staff in the North West have set up a smear test clinic for hospital employees in a bid to help encourage those who are busy caring for patients, to look after themselves too.
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Julie Newman, from Hull, beat cervical cancer after a shock diagnosis in 2007. She had spent years campaigning the importance of getting a smear test to other women.
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