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Dermtreat Appoints Nishan de Silva, M.D., as CEO; Establishes North American Headquarters in San Diego
President, Research & Development, and Founder Jens Hanson, Ph.D., to lead R&D operations in Denmark SAN DIEGO and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 25, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Dermtreat, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company fo... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Personnel Dermtreat, Rivelin, clobetasol, oral lichen planus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Treatments Do Not Impair Bone Metabolism Type 2 Diabetes Treatments Do Not Impair Bone Metabolism
Insulin and other treatments for type 2 diabetes do not impair bone metabolism, according to a new trial from Denmark.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Screening Cuts Care Costs in High-Risk Adults Diabetes Screening Cuts Care Costs in High-Risk Adults
' The relatively modest cost of screening per person discovered to have developed diabetes was offset within 2 years by savings in the healthcare system,'Danish researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A non-coding RNA lasso catches proteins in breast cancer cells
(Aarhus University) A Danish-German research team has shown that not only the where and when of long non-coding RNA expression is important for their function but also the how. The results can have a big impact on our understanding of dynamic regulation of gene expression in biological processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Positive predictive value of a register-based algorithm using the Danish National Registries to identify suicidal events - Gasse C, Danielsen AA, Pedersen MG, Pedersen CB, Mors O, Christensen J.
PURPOSE: It is not possible to fully assess intention of self-harm and suicidal events using information from administrative databases. We conducted a validation study of intention of suicide attempts/self-harm contacts identified by a commonly applied Dan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

New DNA screening pinpoints whose blood the vampire bat is drinking
A new method of screening vampire bat DNA could help tackle rabies thanks to a joint Danish and British study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Men with prostate cancer could be treated in just two and a half weeks
The treatment would cut the number of sessions patients need to seven, one every other day, compared to the 39 needed at present, a study in Sweden and Denmark suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Veloxis's Supplemental New Drug Application for the De Novo Indication for ENVARSUS XR(R)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for standard review the Company's supplemental New Drug Application (s... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, ENVARSUS, tacrolimus, kidney transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Halt population slump by easing access to donor sperm, EU urged
World ’s biggest sperm bank calls for fewer regulations to revive Europe’s childbirth ratesThe world ’s biggest sperm bank has warned the EU that access to donor sperm must be improved to reinvigoratechildbirth rates amid the continent ’s slump in population growth.Sperm banks across Europe have closed after the enforcement of new EU regulations on staffing levels, executives at the Danish firm Cryos International told European commission officials in a private meeting.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey Tags: Sperm donation Population Europe European Union Science World news Source Type: news

Red Cross and Novo Nordisk announce ground-breaking partnership to tackle chronic care in humanitarian crises
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Danish Red Cross (DRC) and Novo Nordisk today announced a partnership to tackle the growing issue of chronic diseases that affect millions of people living in humanitarian crises around the world. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novo Nordisk Business and Industry Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk, Red Cross team up to tackle chronic diseases in conflict zones
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetes risk screening may reduce long-term health costs
A large Danish study, published inDiabetologia, reports that diabetes risk screening may not produce benefits at the population level but does improve individual outcomes, due to early diagnosis, which may reduce health costs.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany
Discovery by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist leads to hoard linked to king who brought Christianity to DenmarkA 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.Ren é Schön and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Rügen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Berlin Tags: Germany Archaeology Denmark Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury in Denmark: a population-based observational cohort study - Fann JR, Ribe AR, Pedersen HS, Fenger-Gr øn M, Christensen J, Benros ME, Vestergaard M.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with increased risk of dementia; however, large-scale studies with long follow-up have been scarce. We investigated the association between TBI, including severity and number of TBIs, and the sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and dementia - Brayne C.
In The Lancet Psychiatry, Jesse Fann and colleagues report the long-term risk of dementia following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a national population-based observational study. Using Denmark's enviable and societally accepted comprehensive register ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study shows potential cost savings for early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes
(Aarhus University) A large study from Aarhus University, Denmark, showed that for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in healthcare costs due to fewer admissions and doctor's visits and a reduction in prescribed medication. These results have just been published in the scientific journal Diabetologia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dermatology biotech will use MIT professor's motion-sensing device to track itching
The Cambridge-based research and development unit of Leo Pharma, a Danish biotech that focuses on skin conditions, says it hopes to use a motion-sensing device invented by an MIT professor to track the scratching habits of patients. The collaboration, which was announced last week, could give researchers a more objective way of quantifying scratching during clinical trials of treatments for eczema and other conditions. Currently, patients in such studies are typically asked to rate their itching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Dermatology biotech will use MIT professor's motion-sensing device to track itching
The Cambridge-based research and development unit of Leo Pharma, a Danish biotech that focuses on skin conditions, says it hopes to use a motion-sensing device invented by an MIT professor to track the scratching habits of patients. The collaboration, which was announced last week, could give researchers a more objective way of quantifying scratching during clinical trials of treatments for eczema and other conditions. Currently, patients in such studies are typically asked to rate their itching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

The tragedy of becoming tired of living: youth and young adults' suicide in Greenland and Denmark - Bolliger L, Gulis G.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a tremendous public health issue and worldwide the second leading cause of death among young people. In 2015, Greenland had the highest burden of disease due to self-harm with loss of 2,952.97 disability-adjusted life years per 100,0... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study finds dementia risk increased with brain injury
A nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years in Denmark has found that a person ’s risk of developing dementia increases with the number and severity of traumatic brain injuries. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - April 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mapping the lack of public initiative against female genital mutilation in Denmark - Christoffersen GM, Bruhn PJ, de Neergaard R, Engel S, Naeser V.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice prevalent in 35 countries, mainly in Africa, as well as in some Middle Eastern countries and a few Asian countries. FGM comprises all procedures that involve partial or complete resection of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Joinpoint regression analysis of suicides in Denmark during 1980-2015 - Dyvesether SM, Nordentoft M, Forman JL, Erlangsen A.
INTRODUCTION: Major advances have been achieved in suicide prevention over the past decades. Effective suicide prevention requires vigilant monitoring of suicide trends. The aim of this study was to assess the change in the Danish suicide rate over time us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Very High Risk of Substance Use, Mood Disorders in Schizophrenia Very High Risk of Substance Use, Mood Disorders in Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia patients face a high and persistent risk for subsequent substance use or mood disorder, which underlines the interconnectedness of mental health disorders, reveals Danish study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Increasing male preponderance in suicide coinciding with a reduction by half in total suicides in the Danish population should raise awareness of male depression - Østergaard SD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Injury prevalence across sports: a descriptive analysis on a representative sample of the Danish population - Bueno AM, Pilgaard M, Hulme A, Forsberg P, Ramskov D, Damsted C, Nielsen RO.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity plays an important role in public health, owing to a range of health-related benefits that it provides. Sports-related injuries are known to be an important barrier to continued physical activity. Still, the prevalence of inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Overweight kids will NOT have a higher diabetes risk if they slim down before hitting 13
Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carmat updates on artificial heart pivotal trial, plans U.S. feasibility study
Carmat (EPA:ALCAR) today announced updates on its bioprosthetic artificial heart pivotal trial in Europe and said it has submitted files to the FDA seeking an early feasibility trial in the US. The Paris-based company said it has received the regulatory go-ahead to launch its European pivotal trial, looking to implant its bioprosthetic artificial heart in 20 patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure with stable health. The trial’s primary endpoint is the survival of the patients at six months. Carmat said it received clearance to run the trial in France, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and Denmark,...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Carmat Inc. Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk buys blood drug licence to boost anaemic biopharma business
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk has secured the global licence for U.S. biotech company EpiDestiny's sickle cell disease (SCD) program in a bid to offset declining sales in its biopharmaceutical business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Normalizing Weight By Puberty May Drop Diabetes Risk Later Normalizing Weight By Puberty May Drop Diabetes Risk Later
If overweight children can lose weight by puberty and keep it off, this may lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on, a study in Danish men and boys suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insulin Requirement Increases With Parity in Pregnant Diabetics Insulin Requirement Increases With Parity in Pregnant Diabetics
Insulin requirement increases with parity in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nordic Countries Continue To Rank High In Happiness, While America Falls
Denmark continues to rank among the highest in happiness. The U.S., meanwhile, is falling, and it's not so hard to see why. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Is the Use of Dexamethasone Effective in Controlling Pain Associated with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis? A Systematic Review
This study was registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42017058704), and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement recommendations were followed. MEDLINE, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were used in our research. No restrictions were applied to dates or language of publication. All records identified electronically were organized and evaluated by 2 independent authors, and, in case of doubt, a third author made the decision. The Cochrane Collaboration tool was used. The data were an...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Danish Medicines Agency issues 3 new reimbursement guidelines
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Retrospective study of paracetamol poisoning in children aged 0-6 years found no cases of liver injury - Dan-Nielsen S, Bisgaard AS, Jans SR, Arianto L, Heedeland RL, J ørgensen MH.
This study focused on children aged 0-6 years with suspected single-dose paracetamol poisoning, which has not been investigated in Denmark. We evaluated the incidence of liver injuries and the use of activated charcoal and N-acetylcysteine treatment. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tanzania:Danish Diplomat Upbeat On Be Shut Down Tanzania's Health Scenario
[Daily News] DENMARK ambassador to Tanzania, Einar Jensen is optimistic that the completion of the ongoing DKK 550 million (204bn/-) Health Sector Programme Support (HSPS) will help to improve the general health status and wellbeing of all Tanzanians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA approves label update to Novo Nordisk ’s Tresiba diabetes drug
The FDA approved Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) request to include heart health data on the label of its Tresiba insulin degludec product. The Danish insulin-maker evaluated its Type II diabetes drug in a 7,637-patient trial, assessing the therapy for cardiovascular safety compared to insulin glargine. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves label update to Novo Nordisk’s Tresiba diabetes drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Novo Nordisk Source Type: news

Neurological diseases and risk of suicide attempt: a case-control study - Eliasen A, Dalhoff KP, Horwitz H.
INTRODUCTION: Neurological diseases have a profound impact on quality of life. We investigated the risk of suicide attempt  in ten neurological diseases. METHODS: Case-control study. Cases were identified from the Danish Poison Information Centre d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Denmark to build wild boar fence on German border
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said Thursday it will build a 70 kilometer (43.5 mile) fence on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country's large pork industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Raleigh played a role in Xellia ’s double-digit revenue bump
For Copenhagen, Denmark -based Xellia Pharmaceuticals – owned by Novo Holdings A/S – its North American headquarters in Raleigh played a big part in a 23 percent increase in revenue last year, according to CEO Carl-Åke Carlsson. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

How Raleigh played a role in Xellia ’s double-digit revenue bump
For Copenhagen, Denmark -based Xellia Pharmaceuticals – owned by Novo Holdings A/S – its North American headquarters in Raleigh played a big part in a 23 percent increase in revenue last year, according to CEO Carl-Åke Carlsson. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Creating a sustainable energy roadmap for Pittsburgh
(University of Pittsburgh) The University of Pittsburgh and the Danish Energy Agency are joining forces to collaborate on designing and demonstrating smart energy systems in the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the first city the government chooses to collaborate with under this program in the United States, and will join the DEA in celebrating and discussing energy and innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breffu: a slave, a rebel, a fighter – and a woman almost invisible to history
The role of women in conflict is often lost to the archaeological record – but Breffu’s story illustrates how sometimes we catch a glimpse of themEarly one November morning in 1733 on St Jan, a small island in the Danish West Indies, two slaves waited outside a small stone house belonging to a family of plantation owners, the Kr øyers. The slaves, Breffu and Christian, were listening for the sound of a cannon to be fired by their compatriots at the island’s fort, signalling the defeat of the fort’s soldiers and the beginning of a slave rebellion. The cannon fired and Breffu entered the house,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Holly Norton Tags: Science Colonialism Anthropology Gender Slavery Source Type: news

Explaining excess morbidity amongst homeless shelter users: a multivariate analysis for the Danish adult population - Benjaminsen L, Birkelund JF.
This article analyses excess morbidity amongst homeless shelter users compared to the general Danish population. The study provides an extensive control for confounding and investigates to what extent excess morbidity is explained by homelessness or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lundbeck to buy Parkinson's drug developer in potential $1.1 billion deal
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Lundbeck said on Friday it had agreed to buy Prexton Therapeutics, which has drug candidate foliglurax in phase II testing for treatment of Parkinson's disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding lev...
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding levels to US$23 million. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Medtronic and Edwards Duel in TAVR Space
A pair of studies support the long-term use of Medtronic’s CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system. The Dublin-based company unveiled results from both the Nordic Aortic Valve Intervention Trial (NOTION) and the CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Extreme Risk Study at the American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session (ACC) this past weekend. NOTION is a physician-initiated trial that studied an all-comers population of 280 patients at least 70 years old. Patients in the trial were randomized to either Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) or TAVR procedures. Join us at the BIOM...
Source: MDDI - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

The U.S. Spends Twice As Much On Health Care As Other High-Income Countries
Health care spending in the U.S. is roughly twice that of other high-income nations — but all that extra money isn’t leading to better health, according to a new analysis published in JAMA. A group of researchers compared data from the U.S. and 10 other high-income countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark. They found that spending in the U.S. far outpaces that in other nations. Health care accounts for almost 18% of the U.S.’s GDP, compared to 9.6% to 12.4% in the other developed countries, the paper says. But, contrary to ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Health Care healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These antibiotics may endanger vascular health
Researchers in Sweden and Denmark find new evidence that suggests that a type of antibiotic can increase the risk of a potentially fatal vascular disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news