Tag: "committee" at medical news
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...30, before a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee
reviewing the data on rosiglitazone's safety. At the conclusion of hearings, the panel recommended that Avandia carry new risk warnings but stopped short of calling for the drug to be removed from the market. "The original meta-analysis employed on...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...C.C., F.A.H.A., a member of the guidelines writing committee
and professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. This is a major educational document for health professionals, and I trust it will become part of the core teaching for medical students, resid...
Takeda responds to the FDA advisory committee recommendation
...ot bound to follow the recommendations. This joint committee
meeting reviewed the cardiovascular ischemic/thrombotic risks of the thiazolidinediones, with focus on rosiglitazone, as presented by FDA and GlaxoSmithKline. ...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...ult to standardize care, he says. A centralized committee
like the CPQE, which focuses on quality care in th... quality and uniform at all three hospitals. The committee
began developing and implementing guidelines with a disease that has been well studiedasthma. They t...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...agement," was held in Philadelphia. The planning committee
included representatives from the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. The 50 participants we...
Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans
..., money, and animals involved in testing, said the committee
that wrote the report. Today, researchers typic...xpected to lead to adverse health effects. The committee
recommends the use of "high-throughput assays" -- rapid, automated experiments that can test hundred...
DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers
...newly approved Collaborative Research Centres, the committee
also approved the continuation of 19 Collaborative... amount to approximately 388 million euros. The committee
also amended the funding programme: the SFB independent junior research groups component will become...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
... Based upon these data, the U.S. Myeloma Forum, a committee
of leading myeloma researchers including Dr. Mohamad Hussein, Clinical Director of the Malignant Hematology Division & Head of Myeloma Section at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, met to discuss and develop plans for further medi...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...ufactured by Dendreon Corporation. An FDA advisory committee
recently supported the safety and effectiveness for the use of sipuleucel-T in men with metastatic, androgen- independent prostate cancer (a different and more advanced patient population than those observed in this study). The FDA has delayed the ap...
Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow
...mage quality metrics, and serving on the technical committee
of visual communications and image processing....
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...current tobacco policy should be enacted, said the committee
that wrote the report. Although smoking in the U...acturers' incentives to attract more smokers. The committee
expressed concern that overall smoking rates may not drop significantly below 15 percent and that yo...
Women with breast cancer do not get potentially life-saving information, survey reveals
...ents, especially side effects," said GAEA steering committee
member Yvonne Wengstrm, President of the European Oncology Nursing Society and from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. "Women rely on their health care professional for information, but they are not informed about why a particular treatm...
UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award
...," said Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, national GWTG steering committee
member and director of acute stroke services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of ...
25,000 needless deaths each year due to failure to tackle blood clots in hospital
... in five patients at risk were getting them. The committee
instructed NICE to produce guidelines and called for an expert working group to develop a strategy and report back to the chief medical officer. The expert group's report and the chief medical officer's response were published last month, recommend...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...test round of applications reviewed by an external committee
of industry experts and von Liebig Center staff. Technology and business advisors from the von Liebig Center will continue to work with all the applicants to develop commercialization strategies and, if possible, help them secure other types of fundi...
Ronald W. Busuttil receives American Surgical Association's highest honor
... transplantation societies and routinely holds key committee
positions. He is vice president of the American Surgical Association, a past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, a member of the council of the Transplantation Society, president-elect of the International Liver Transplantation ...
VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans
...ly general assessment of PTSD disability, said the committee
that wrote the report. It urged the VA to base co...ability to detect inappropriate claims, though the committee
confirmed that PTSD symptoms can manifest many years after a traumatic event or may interfere with a...
Gerontological Society of America awards new Hartford Doctoral Fellowships
...ssor Emeritus at UCLA. A national program advisory committee
plays a central role in selecting the Fellows. This year's committee
consists of Iris Chi of the University of Southern California, Namkee Choi of the University of Texa...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
...uthor on the paper and co-chair of the publication committee
for GRACE. He is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the U-M Medical School and a director of the U-M Cardiovascular Center. "Yet, these data and other studies show that we still have a ways to go before every heart a...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
... School of Public Health, Boston, and chair of the committee
that wrote the report. "Increasingly, scientific ...and enforcement have often been disappointing, the committee
said. Ironically, even within health care facilities, people with disabilities encounter equipment ...
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