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Government Of Canada Launches H1N1 Preparedness Guide

April 20, 2018

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the release of a comprehensive preparedness guide that will provide Canadians with information about the H1N1 flu virus, steps they can take to protect themselves, and what to do if they, or their family members, get sick. "Every Canadian has a role to play in preventing the spread of the H1N1 flu virus," said Minister Aglukkaq. "This guide gives Canadians the information they need to make the right decisions to protect themselves and their families." T...

Pediatric Urology - Cryptorchidism And Infertility, Collagen-Matrix Injection For Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

April 19, 2018

ORLANDO, FL (UroToday) - (Reported from the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association) Highlights of the AUA included cryptorchidism and infertility. Collagen-matrix injection for vesico-ureteral reflux, and a novel neurosurgical procedure for incontinence in spinal cord injured patients. Kim, et.al., showed that a biopsy of the cyrptorchid testis at the time of orchidopexy could predict future fertility. If there is absence of Ad spermatogenesis and < 0.2 germinal cells/tubule ther...

Novel Program Enhances Dementia Caregivers' Quality Of Life

April 18, 2018

A multifaceted, personalized intervention can significantly improve the quality of life for caregivers of people with dementia, new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine has found. The study, Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health II (REACH II), is the first randomized, controlled trial to look systematically at the effectiveness of a multi-component caregiver intervention provided to ethnically diverse populations. Follow-up studies, the researchers suggest, should exa...

American College Of Physicians Publishes 'Stroke'

April 17, 2018

Stroke, by its very nature, breeds medical fragmentation. While knowledge has increased dramatically among the many specialties involved in its prevention and treatment, unification is critical for improving patient care. "Stroke," the ninth book in the American College of Physicians' Key Diseases series, brings together physicians and surgeons so that all are on the same page when it comes to stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. Co-edited by Robert J. Wityk, MD, and Rafael H. Llinas, MD...

FDA Advisory Panel Unanimously Recommends Approval Of NAVISTAR(R) THERMOCOOL(R) Catheter For Atrial Fibrillation

April 16, 2018

Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, today reported the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously recommended approval of the Company's Pre-Market Approval (PMA) supplement for the NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® Catheter for the treatment of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® Catheter is the first ablation catheter to be recommended by the panel for FDA approval. Atrial fibrillation, or A...