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TCA Cellular Therapy Presents Adult Stem Cell Findings To European Society Of Cardiology Congress

July 03, 2020

This week TCA Cellular Therapy`s Medical Director Gabriel Lasala, M.D. presents advances in adult stem cell treatments for severe limb ischemia and refractory coronary ischemia at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. TCA Cellular Therapy is the only company in the world utilizing two different types of adult stem cells to treat cardiac and vascular conditions. Lower Limb Ischemia Lower limb ischemia is a condition where plaque build-up causes decreased circulat...

Antibiotic Resistance Patterns Of Urinary Tract Infections In Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux Receiving Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy

July 02, 2020

UroToday - This study by Dr. Chi-Hui Cheng et al. evaluated antibiotic resistance patterns of community-acquired urinary tract infections in children with vesicoureteral reflux specific prophylactic antibiotic therapies. They evaluated 420 children on prophylaxis between 2 institutions and documented breakthrough urinary tract infections from both hospitals. They found that children receiving cephalosporin prophylaxis were more likely to have bacteria other than E. coli for breakthrough urinary...

Hexvix Cystoscopy Detects At Least One More Papillary Tumour Than White Light Cystoscopy Alone In 29% Of Patients

July 01, 2020

A comparative study between GE Healthcare's Hexvix® fluorescence cystoscopy and white light cystoscopy has shown that Hexvix® cystoscopy is more effective in the detection of Ta and T1 papillary lesions than white light1 cystoscopy alone in 29% patients. The study has been published in this month's Journal of Urology issue. The study involved a total of 196 evaluable patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. Because other randomized studies had shown that Hexvix® cysto...

VA, HHS Launch Program To Prevent Diabetes, Obesity Among Veterans

June 30, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS on Monday announced a program that will provide veterans with information on nutrition, exercise, preventive care and weight loss in an effort to reduce cases of obesity and diabetes, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. The program will provide veterans with "prescriptions for health" that list personalized information on nutrition and exercise based on body fat and body mass indexes. In addition, the program will include a weight-management program ...

Warning System Inadequate To Prevent Swimmers From Getting Sick

June 29, 2020

New research shows a clear link between increasing levels of E. coli bacteria in an inland Ohio lake and a greater risk that swimmers in the water will suffer a gastrointestinal illness. While the finding reinforces conventional wisdom, it is among very few studies to have quantified the risk for illness at an inland beach. Most similar work has examined the Great Lakes or coastal waters. And there is a hitch: The testing method that measures E. coli levels at beaches takes at least 18 hours, an...