20 cardiac teams pledge to raise awareness on less invasive treatments

first_img20 cardiac teams pledge to raise awareness on less invasive treatments Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story cardiac careKauvery HospitalTAVR Share Cardiac Care News Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Kauvery Hospital part of TAVR World Tour on World Heart DayOn World Heart Day, 20 cardiac specialist teams from 20 different cities across the world performed the same procedure across the globe in synchrony to raise public awareness about modern cardiac treatments such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or TAVR that are less invasive than conventional open heart surgery to replace a heart valve.TAVR is an alternative to conventional open-heart surgeries, which reportedly reduces recovery time to two days in most cases. This in turn reduces the risks involved, which is all the more important under the current circumstances of COVID-19.The TAVR World Tour is an initiative by The Heart Valve Centre India, a unit of HeartTeam India, led by Dr A B Gopalamurugan and team consisting of Dr Prashant Vaijyanath, Dr Mohamed Abubacker and Dr Karthik Raj, who currently operate out of Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.Capturing the spirit of “one team, one heart,” 20 surgical teams from 20 leading medical centres around the globe, with different time zones pledged to stand together to make this record-making global awareness campaign a big success. This event marks a milestone in medical history that 20 medical teams have successfully performed the same procedure across the globe in synchrony.The event was inaugurated by Dr C Vijayabaskar, State Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Alain Cribier, who is known to have invented the TAVR procedure was one of the panellists among other doctors from France, Germany, UK, Hungary, Denmark, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, China, Thailand, Australia, the US and South America. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on September 30, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Articlelast_img read more

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PA woman shot multiple times by estranged boyfriend

first_imgA Port Arthur woman was shot multiple times, reportedly by her estranged boyfriend, shortly after midnight Thursday. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of Julian Drive, according to a press release from the Port Arthur Police Department.The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries.PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case.This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.last_img

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Board to make appointments

first_imgBoard to make appointments March 1, 2016 Regular News Board to make appointments The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May 20 meeting: ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2016, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1, 2016. This is a 21-member board that provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors: Three lawyers and two nonlawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2016. This 15-member board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Forida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association Board of Governors: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1, 2016. This is a nine-member board that develops a means of obtaining loss and expense experience in medical malpractice issues. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may click here to download the Application for Special Appointment or should call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300, no later than the close of business on Monday, April 11, 2016. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.last_img read more

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News Scan for Jul 11, 2018

first_imgCase series describes respiratory nerve palsy in babies born with ZikaResearchers today reported a case series of four babies with congenital Zika infections who were born with right unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis, suggesting that the virus can cause additional damage in the peripheral nervous system. A team from the Mayo Clinic and Brazil published its findings in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Three of the babies were born in Brazil and one was born to a mother from Guatemala who immigrated to the United States. All four of the babies were girls, and all of the women who delivered them were first-time mothers who reported Zika symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy.All of the babies had severe microcephaly and arthrogryposis (congenital joint contracture). All died from progressive respiratory failure.The authors noted that a study of Zika virus in macaques has suggested viral tropism to peripheral nerves. They also said Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS) is known to involve the phrenic nerve and cause diaphragmatic paralysis in adults, but the condition hasn’t been reported before in newborns.They concluded that arthrogryphosis and unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis seems to be a unique constellation of clinical findings that hasn’t been reported with other congenital infections. Authors wrote though it’s not clear how diaphragmatic paralysis occurs in infants, or why it’s unilateral and right-sided, the damaging effects might be a unique risk factor for death in babies with congenital Zika infections, given that all four babies in the case series died within the first 3 months of life.Jul 11 Emerg Infect Dis report CDC team pinpoints incidence of GBS after Campylobacter infectionAbout 8% to 12% of GBS cases in the United States may be due to Campylobacter infection, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday in Epidemiology and Infections.They said that although Campylobacter infection is known to be one of the common infections that precede GBS, there are few data on the risk level.To better pinpoint how common the complication occurs following Campylobacter illness, the scientists sifted through data collected by the CDC’s Emerging Infection Program during the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign. They compared confirmed and probable GBS cases to noncases to gauge the risk of GBS following Campylobacter infection.Along with the 8% to 12% of GBS cases they found linked to Campylobacter infection or diarrheal illness consistent with the disease, they estimated that 434 to 650 cases of post-diarrheal GBS occur in the United States each year and that GBS occurs in 49 of 100,000 patients who have Campylobacter illnesses.The researchers concluded that the findings provide a useful update on the incidence of GBS following Campylobacter infection and underscore the importance of measures to prevent the infections.Jul 10 Epidemiol Infect abstract Study: CWD prions can convert to human prions, at least in test tubesChronic wasting disease (CWD) prions extracted from cervids (such as deer, elk, and moose) can convert to human prions in the lab, but not efficiently. That’s the takeaway from a study published today in Emerging Infectious Diseases.The study attempted to establish how and if CWD can be transmitted to humans if they consume infected cervid meat, which would make CWD a zoonotic illness similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or “mad cow” disease). CWD has been detected in Europe, North America, and South Korea.Previous in vivo studies conducted with squirrel monkeys have shown that CWD can cross species, but other work involving transgenic mouse models have shown the prion incapable of infecting human tissue. This study used an in vitro protein misfolding cyclic amplification to investigate the compatibility of bovine, ovine, and cervid prions with full-length, glycosylated and glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored human prion proteins (PrP). Prions are misfolded protein particles that can be detected in the neural tissue of infected animals.The authors of the study said prions from infected animals can convert, but the efficiency of conversion is affected by polymorphic variation in the cervid and human PrP genes.”Our data confirms that elk CWD prions can convert … at least in vitro,” the authors conclude. “Other species affected by CWD, particularly caribou or reindeer, also seem able to convert the human PrP.”Jul 11 Emerg Infect Dis studylast_img read more

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Skolnik: COVID-19 – Time Is Running Out

first_imgBy RICHARD SKOLNIKLos AlamosThe US is falling further and further behind in its fight against COVID-19. The number of new cases has been at an all-time high. The number of deaths has been climbing. We have the tenth highest number of deaths per million population in the world and Florida has almost as many cases in a week as China has had during its entire outbreak. In addition, many hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, health workers continue to face PPE shortages, and test results are taking so long in some places that they are of no value in managing the epidemic.In fact, when it comes to COVID-19, the US is a shockingly bad outlier. Many other countries, from all income groups, have effectively used traditional public health measures, plus varying degrees of “lockdowns” to suppress the outbreak. Vietnam has had fewer than 1,000 cases and Thailand fewer than 3,500. Rwanda can return COVID-19 test results faster than many places in the US. Although the virus arrived in South Korea and the US on the same day, an American has a 70 times greater risk of dying of COVID-19 than a South Korean.Moreover, our COVID-19 trajectory puts us on course to have more than 200,000 deaths by the early fall. This will be about the same number who died in the 20-year Vietnam War. It will be about half the number of military casualties in World War II. We are also at risk of a long-lasting pandemic-related economic depression and the outbreak has profound psychological, social, and educational costs.Our failures to address COVID-19 effectively are overwhelmingly self-inflicted. Our federal government and many state governments have failed to implement well-known public health strategies effectively:Leaders in successful countries identified clear national goals, created a national consensus around those goals, and organized their institutions to achieve them as if their country’s life depended on it.Leaders in the successful countries provided clear and consistent messaging to their people about the nature of the problem, what it would take to address it, and the role of different members of society if they were to tame the outbreak.Countries that have done well against the outbreak have taken policy measures in line with emerging evidence about the disease. They worked continuously to ensure that their people overwhelmingly supported such measures.The countries that have kept new cases and deaths low effectively implemented public health measures at an early stage, including testing, isolation of the infected, contract tracing, and quarantine of their contacts.If we don’t want COVID-19 to get much worse, we need to stop making excuses for American failures. We also need to act in a number of areas with extreme urgency:We must recommit to suppressing the virus.While continuing to promote the development of a vaccine, we must not wait for it, unless we want millions of additional people to get infected and tens of thousands more to die.We must dramatically revise the approach to COVID-19 in states that are seeing major rises in infections.Some or all states will have to work together, even without the federal government, if necessary, to create a coordinated approach to testing and the procurement of needed equipment.We must encourage innovation and social action, such as the Rockefeller Foundation plan to take testing to 30 million a week.States must push national leadership to empower and support CDC, rather than to work around it.We must ensure that appropriate data is consistently collected, available to all, and used in scientific and not political ways as a basis for decision making.We must promote personal responsibility for wearing masks and social distancing whenever we are near other people.We also need to reject thoroughly the idea that “only deaths matter”. Each person who gets COVID-19 needs to be isolated. Each infected person is at risk of infecting others, and could be hospitalized, wind up in an ICU, or die. Many of those who get infected will survive but could face potentially long-lasting neurological, vascular, or pulmonary complications and disabilities. We have no idea yet about the extent to which people with infection and only limited symptoms might wind up later with complications of the infection. Each case also raises a host of social and economic consequences. Thus, completely contrary to what some of our leaders tell us – each case has enormous costs and consequences and we must beat back the virus now.Some governors, both Democrats and Republicans have shown how to lead. Some states, like Connecticut, are winning against the virus. However, if we continue as a nation on our present route, we are headed over the cliff. Let’s hope that we can be exceptional enough to realize this, wake up, and take the urgent actions needed to correct our course.Editor’s note: Richard Skolnik is the former regional director for health for South Asia at the World Bank. He was the director of an AIDS treatment program for Harvard and taught Global Health at the George Washington University and Yale. He is the author of Global Health 101 and the instructor for Yale/Coursera’s Essentials of Global Health.last_img read more

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Land Securities let 95,000 sq ft of Cardinal Place

first_imgAdvertising firm Interpublic Group (IPG), advised by Cushman & Wakefield, has taken 37,250 sq ft (3,461 sq m) on the fifth floor.Management consultant Cambridge Associates, advised by Savills, will occupy 26,600 sq ft (2,471 sq m) on the fourth floor. It will share the floor with communications company AT&T, which will occupy 9,100 sq ft (845 sq m). Ruffer, the management investment firm, has secured the remaining 22,100 sq ft 2,053 sq m) on the seventh floor. CB Richard Ellis advised Ruffer and AT&T. The leases reflect terms between 10 and 15 years and rental levels ranging between £55/sq ft and £64/ sq ft (£592.02-£688.90/sq m). CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle advised Land Securities. Cardinal Place won the British Council for Offices Award for Office Development of the Year in 2006 and scooped Gold award in the BCSC’s ‘In-Town Retail Schemes’ category.last_img read more

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APC Automotive Technologies Names Paul Wise As Vice President Of Corporate Marketing And Communications

first_imgAPC Automotive Technologies LLC (APC) has just named Paul Wise as its vice president, corporate marketing and communications. Hugh Charvat, CEO of APC Automotive Technologies, made the announcement, noting that Wise will be a key partner for the AP Exhaust and Centric product, sales and marketing teams, and will help drive a cohesive brand strategy as well as an overarching corporate marketing plan in support of the company’s growth objectives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAPC was formed in May 2017 by the merger of AP Emissions Technologies and Centric Parts. Wise will be based in the Denver office and will report directly to Hugh Charvat.Wise comes to APC with an extensive background in automotive marketing and brand leadership, most notably with Schrader International (sensors and valves) and Gates Corp. (belts and hoses). He has led similar marketing, communications, and strategic planning functions while helping to drive profitable growth in both OE and aftermarket channels. Most recently Wise completed an extensive company rebranding and repositioning of GOLFTEC, a world leader in retail golf instruction.Charvat said, “Paul comes to us with a very strong pedigree in brand management, marketing and communications. I know what Paul can deliver from firsthand experience in working with him. I’m excited to see his impact across our entire product portfolio while also propelling our unified brand presence online. He will also lead our communications function both internally and externally, including our public relations/media initiatives, which will further position our key storylines of innovation and differentiation.”Prior to joining APC, Wise had been the senior vice president, revenue and marketing at GOLFTEC (Denver, Colorado) since 2015. Before GOLFTEC, he was director, ­corporate communications and business development at Schrader International from 2009-­’15, where he was responsible for a global portfolio of automotive and industrial manufactured components, including sensor and valve product lines, tire pressure monitoring systems and diverse air/fluid control products. Wise also was manager of strategic planning at Tomkins plc (Industrial & Automotive Group) and product line and marketing manager and global mobility specialist with Gates Corp.AdvertisementWise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Master of Science degree in management and organization and a Master in Business Administration degree in business from the University of Colorado.last_img read more

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Strong third quarter lifts HVA over the Cougars

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter Hardin Valley Acadamy used an 11 – 0 run in the third quarter to break a 32 – 32 halftime deadlock en route to a 60 – 53 win over the Campbell Cougars Saturday afternoon at HVA.   The Cougars trailed 13 – 12 after the first quarter and then outscored the Hawks 20 – 19 in the second quarter to knot the game at 32 at intermission.  But it was HVA’s 16 – 7 third quarter that proved to be the difference maker as it took a 48 – 39 lead into the fourth quarter.  Campbell’s 14 – 12 edge in the last frame was not enough as HVA held on for the win.Campbell’s largest lead came at 21 – 17 in the second quarter while HVA was up by 13 at 48 – 35 at the end of that 11 – 0 run late in the third.Cougar Coach Darrell Cox told Josh Parker on the TCAT Postgame Report on WLAF’s B & M Tires Sports Network, “This team has played hard for five games, and they don’t have a win yet, but you know it’s coming.  You can see it.” Three days ago,  Cox changed his team’s defense to shore up its rebounding deficiencies, and you could see the difference in Friday and Saturday’s games.  The switch was from a 3 – 2 to a 2 – 3 zone.“I don’t know what else you want out of ’em (the Cougars) as far as effort goes.  They’re giving me just about all they have,” Cox added.Jake Lane’s 10 points, all in the first half, carried the Cougars as Carter Wells chipped in nine followed by eight from Bryce Duncan and seven points by Lawson Shoun.  Nate Walden and Drew Jordan each tallied six-points.  Landon Addington added four as Spencer Boshears  put up three points.Campbell is 0 and 5 on the young season heading into the first District 3 game of the year.  The JVs start off Tuesday’s action at home with Powell at 4:30 pm.  The Lady Cougars play at 6 pm with the Cougars and Panthers in the night cap at 8 pm.  The Voice of the Cougars, Josh Parker, sends you the coverage over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network.  That’s live radio over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 with the live telecast on 1450wlaf.com.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/24/2018-7PM)last_img read more

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Jazz will have their hands full with ‘best team in the league’ Rockets tonight

first_img Rodney Hood out, Raul Neto probable for Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets on Thursday night Related SALT LAKE CITY — Coach Quin Snyder calls his Thursday night opponent, the Houston Rockets, “arguably the best team in the league.” He also knows his team was blasted by the Rockets by 27 points when the two teams played earlier this season in Houston.So what does he expect from tonight’s game?“Any time you play that level of team, you’ve got to be pretty good,” he said.The Jazz will have to be very good to keep up with the Rockets, especially considering they are still short-handed with Rodney Hood missing his sixth straight game with soreness in his left ankle and Joe Johnson still out with his wrist injury. At least the Jazz get Raul Neto back after his missed three of the last four games.Snyder believes his team has improved since the Nov. 5 game in Houston when the Rockets prevailed 137-110 and the Jazz allowed the most points by far this season.“Hopefully that means we play better,” Snyder said. “We’ve been competitive with them before, our team can’t forget that, and we don’t need to forget they drilled us. There’s a balance there.”The Rockets are coming in on a seven-game winning streak winning by an average of 21 points. The Jazz won six in a row before losing Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.last_img read more

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Captain Jack to the rescue as Leafs need OT to edge Braves

first_imgNelson outshot the Braves by a slim 29-26 margin as the KIJHL’s top regular season goalie Caiden Kreitz won for the first time in the playoffs. The Leafs finished one-for-two on the power play. Nelson was outstanding on the penalty kill as Spokane was zero-for-seven with the man advantage.Banner Night for LeafsPrior to the game, KIJHL Vice-President Andrew Carr presented Leafs with team and individual awards.Nelson Captain Jack Karran and Leafs Vice-President Corey Viala were presented with Murdoch Regular Season Championship Banner by Carr during a pre-game ceremony at center ice.Leaf Head Coach Mario DiBella was selected top skipper in the Murdoch Division coaches and managers in the division while Nelson goalie Caiden Kreitz won the KIJHL’s Top Goalie Award.SERIES NOTES:  Leafs presented Nelson Friends of Family with a cheque for $1,000 during pre-game ceremonies. The Nelson and Area Friends of the Family Foundation was started in 2000 as a result of local families wanting to give back to the community that helped them during their own time of crisis. . . . The KIJHL is stepping up the enforcement on the ice as the league has instituted the two-referee system for the post season. First up for the Leafs-Braves series was Ryan Blake of Nelson and Jim Maniago of Trail. . . . Defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters, Fernie Ghostriders, Kelowna Chiefs, Revelstoke Grizzlies, 100 Mile House Wranglers and Princeton Possse all grabbed 1-0 leads in their respective best-of-seven series on opening night of playoffs. All series resume Wednesday, including the first game of the Beaver Valley-Grand Forks series. Ice time booking delayed the first game of the Hawks-Bruins series.KIJHL Vice-President Andrew Carr (left) presents Leafs Vice-President Corey Viala and team captain Jack Karran with the Murdoch Division Regular season banner during pre-game ceremony Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena. Leafs skipper Mario DiBella was presented with the Murdoch Division Coach Award by Andrew Carr (left) and Leaf VP Corey Viala.Leaf goalie Caiden Kreitz receives the KIJHL Top Netminder Award from KIJHL VP Andrew Carr Tuesday prior to the start of the Nelson-Spokane Playoff game. During playoffs, nothing comes easy.Case in point — the first game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final between Nelson and Spokane.Nelson enters the post season 30 points better than the Braves after the regular season. However, it was the Green and White needing a late game rally to edge the Braves 3-2 in overtime during Game one of the Murdoch Division Semi-Final Playoff Series Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.Captain Jack Karran scored twice, including OT winner, to pace the Leafs past the pesky Braves.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday back in Nelson with the series shifting to Spokane for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.Tuesday’s opener was a continuation of Saturday’s regular season finale at the NDCC Arena, where both teams struggled against tight checking. Reid Wilson gave the home side a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes after scoring late in the middle frame with Nelson on the power play.However, that lead was quickly erased in the third as Bear Hughes scored twice in a three-minute span to put the visitors ahead. That’s when Captain Jack went to work, combining with Kaleb Comishin and Cole Wyatt to tie the game.During the extra period, Nelson’s big line of Karran, Wyatt and Shawn Campbell combined to put the winner past Spokane netminder Campbell Arnold.last_img read more

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