May 15, 2013
New evidence presented on Wednesday 15th May 2013 at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)’s conference in Copenhagen, revealed that elevated protease activity (EPA) was detected in almost half the wounds (43%) that resulted in skin graft failure1.
In the thirty patient study carried out and presented by Prof. Franck Duteille MD, Head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University Hospital, Nantes, France, three out of four (75%) split thickness skin grafts failed in wounds that tested positive for EPA immediately prior to performing the graft procedure1 . This confirms EPA"......Continue Reading >
May 13, 2013
Commencing on May 17 with a lecture programme on wrist surgery developments, the seminars will feature internationally renowned experts from the highly specialised fields of hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow biomechanics discussing the recent trends in surgical procedures relating to the upper limb.
The 1st SEHA Upper Limb Surgery Update Programme is being held in conjunction with the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit in the UK, a specialist referral centre that receives patients from across Europe for expert opinion and the treatment of difficult to manage problems.
The outstanding level of care offered at the Wrightington earned the unit Surgical Team of the Year accolade in 2004 from the UK's Royal College of Surgeons.
The programme is being organised by SKMC, which is owned...
May 13, 2013
Lincor Solutions Launches World’s First Mobile Solution for Patient Engagement and Clinical Services
MEDIVista MOBILE delivers services to Apple iPad and Android devices
Lincor announces the latest addition to the MEDIVista product suite – MEDIVista MOBILE, during eHealth Week in Dublin.
MEDIVista MOBILE delivers patient services to iPads and Android wireless tablets and is a modular extension to the proven MEDIVista service delivery platform already deployed in over 20 countries and 125 hospitals. MEDIVista provides patient centric content and applications"......Continue Reading >
May 12, 2013
HCT and SKMC entered into the agreement to formalize their willingness to collaborate as effective contributors to the professional development of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, and the UAE as a whole.
The parties envisage this aim being facilitated by providing professional learning, development and research, which will support the growth of SKMC employees, as well as create career opportunities for HCT students.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology and Mr. Fred De Grandis, Chief Executive Officer of SKMC.
Under the terms of the agreement, HCT and SKMC have agreed that SKMC will be given access to HCT students for the purposes of utilizing those students as volunteers in SKMC-organized events, as well...
May 9, 2013
AHS will also release two interactive Salem comic books this month featuring stories, activities and puzzles on dental hygiene and sports. More than 60,000 copies of the comic books will be distributed to school children in grades one to five across 112 public schools, during AHS community events, and at AHS centers and SEHA facilities in Abu Dhabi.
Salem is a young Emirati boy who is keen to learn and live a balanced life. The character was introduced to the community during Ramadan 2012 to promote health and shed light on essential topics amongst children and their families. The first season of the series last year gained high viewership and Salem quickly established himself as a role model among young audiences.
This year's 15-episode series will tackle issues on dangers...
May 9, 2013
The Coca-Cola Company today announces four global business commitments to further contribute to healthier, happier, and more active communities. These commitments, which apply to the more than 200 countries where we do business, are to:
1) Offer low- or no- calorie beverage options in every market
2) Provide transparent nutrition information, featuring calories on the front of all of our packages
3) Help get people moving by supporting physical activity programs in every country where we do business
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May 9, 2013
Quintiles today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 23,684,210 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $40.00 per share. The shares of Quintiles common stock are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the single-letter symbol "Q” on May 9, 2013.
Quintiles is offering 13,125,000 shares of common stock, and selling shareholders are offering 10,559,210 shares of common stock. In addition, the selling shareholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,552,631 shares"...Continue Reading >
May 5, 2013
Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced revised 2013 guidance and released historical financial statements adjusted for the upcoming expected discontinued operations, reflecting the planned spin-off of its Pharmaceuticals business. These adjusted financial statements cover fiscal years 2010 to 2012 and the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Adjusted financial statements for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 will be available by the end of May.
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May 2, 2013
Ferring Pharmaceuticals today announced it has initiated enrolment of patients in two phase III clinical trials of elobixibat for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately 14% of the general population1. The two studies, Echo 1 and Echo 2, will be conducted at close to 200 sites worldwide and will enrol nearly 1700 patients. The studies aim to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of repeated daily doses of elobixibat against placebo over a period of up to 26 weeks.
Elobixibat is a first-in-class"...Continue Reading >
May 1, 2013
The results of a recently completed study confirming for the first time the relationship between elevated protease activity (EPA) and skin graft failure will be presented at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)’s conference in May 2013 by Prof. Franck Duteille MD, Head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery, University Hospital, Nantes, France, the study’s investigator and author. The presence of EPA was determined using WOUNDCHEK™"......Continue Reading >
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