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The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News
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Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed at least 11 people in India.
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The Russian Federation has the third highest burden of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) in the world, accounting for 10.5% of cases worldwide [1]. Management of the drug-resistant TB epidemic in the Siberian province of Irkutsk is further complicated by high rates of HIV co-infection [2], which leads to early mortality and risk for acquired Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance [3]. Such poor treatment outcomes may be in part a consequence of pharmacokinetic variability rendering subtherapeutic drug concentrations [4–6]. Serum area under the concentration curve (AUC) is the pharmacokinetic parameter c...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
By MEGHAN CONROY These days I’m spending a lot of time getting in depth with many tech companies. From time to time I’ll be asking those innovators to tell their story on THCB, and suggest what problems they are solving. First up is Meghan Conroy from Captureproof—Matthew Holt Today’s doctors are communicating with their patients less than ever before, even as their days grow longer and busier. Physicians are pressured to see more patients in shorter encounters, while at the same time shouldering more of the administrative and documentation tasks associated with electronic medical records (EMR). The...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health 2.0 Captureproof Meghan Conroy Source Type: blogs
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized for their […]Related:Is it a gag rule after all? A closer look at changes to Title X funding regarding abortion.U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authorities in Congo began an ambitious campaign this week to use a pioneering Ebola vaccine to help stem a growing outbreak of the deadly virus. It’s the first widespread use of the therapeutic since a devastating 2014 epidemic in West Africa and represents a major strategic shift for public health. World Health Organization officials, criticized […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll risesU.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in Congo
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Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news
To address the epidemic of opioid misuse and overdose, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partnered with an expert panel of emergency medicine physicians to develop voluntary guidelines for judicious prescribing of opioids upon discharge from an emergency department. A qualitative evaluation of the guidelines was conducted using semistructured interviews with emergency department directors and providers. The guidelines were widely supported by respondents and cited as helpful in easing difficult negotiations with patients requesting opioids. Involvement of the expert panel in development of guideline...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Report: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Results indicate that barriers to OEND implementation continue to exist, and not all clinicians or practice specialties at VACHS are comfortable with dispensing naloxone. A targeted approach to training health care clinicians may lead to increased acceptance of naloxone dispensing. Additional research is needed to elicit the best method of improved acceptance of naloxone to expand naloxone access.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a health epidemic. Health care professionals have a unique and critical role to play. It is expected that health care providers have the ability to engage in an informed response to IPV, which is crucial to the safety of ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
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