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Results from PTC’s ataluren study in DMD published in The Lancet … – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Lancet has just published results from PTC Therapeutics’ (PTCT) ACT DMD study assessing Translarna (ataluren). The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the six-minute walk test (6MWT), which it failed to beat placebo on. The company says a treatment effect was more likely to seen in patients in the transition phase of disease (baseline 6MWT distance of 300-400 meters). An Ad Com review in the U.S. is…

Results from PTC’s ataluren study in DMD published in The Lancet … – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Lancet has just published results from PTC Therapeutics’ (PTCT) ACT DMD study assessing Translarna (ataluren). The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the six-minute walk test (6MWT), which it failed to beat placebo on. The company says a treatment effect was more likely to seen in patients in the transition phase of disease (baseline 6MWT distance of 300-400 meters). An Ad Com review in the U.S. is…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Why clever people live the longest – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why clever people live the longest

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye, British Medical Journal reports – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

The first 17 lenses doctors discovered. (Courtesy British Medical Journal) A brief write-up in the British Medical Journal claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient’s eye when she was being prepped for surgery at England’s Solihull Hospital. The piece was authored by Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist; Richard Crombie, a consultant anesthesiologist; and Amit Patel, a consultant ophthalmologist. The lenses were clumped together in a “blueish mass” and…

Study in Lancet: Afghans with disabilities lack access to quality … – Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan health care sector by the international community, vulnerable groups — including persons with disabilities — cite a growing rate of insufficient access to quality health care, finds a new Washington University in St. Louis study published in the journal Lancet Global Health. Trani “We find that access to quality health care has decreased significantly between 2004 and 2014,” said Jean-Francois Trani, associate…

Study in Lancet: Afghans with disabilities lack access to quality health care – Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan health care sector by the international community, vulnerable groups — including persons with disabilities — cite a growing rate of insufficient access to quality health care, finds a new Washington University in St. Louis study published in the journal Lancet Global Health. Trani “We find that access to quality health care has decreased significantly between 2004 and 2014,” said Jean-Francois Trani, associate…

Spark Therapeutics Announces Publication in The Lancet of Pivotal … – GuruFocus.com

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

Data show that 65 percent of participants demonstrated the maximal improvement in the clinical trialâs primary endpoint, bilateral multi-luminance mobility testing (MLMT), at year one PHILADELPHIA, July 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), a fully integrated gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, today announced The Lancet, a highly ranked peer-reviewed journal, has published Phase 3 clinical trial data of voretigene neparvovec, an investigational,…

Lancet study reveals the first vaccine to show protection against gonorrhoea – The Pharmaceutical Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Joe Miller The author of the study confirmed that it was the first time that a vaccine showed any protection against gonorrhoea (micrograph pictured). Exposure to the meningococcal group B vaccine is associated with a reduced likelihood of contracting gonorrhoea, according to the findings of a large study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases[1]. The study, carried out during a mass vaccination campaign…

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, research says – Medical Xpress

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In a study of more than 180,000 participants, USC researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity and lower instances of many cancers and chronic diseases. Credit: University of Southern California Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a…

Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Gonorrhea, Too – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A mass vaccination campaign against meningitis in New Zealand had an unexpected side-effect — it helped protect people against gonorrhea, too. The meningitis vaccine lowered the risk of gonorrhea by more than 30 percent, researchers reported in Tuesday’s issue of the Lancet. It’s surprising news, even though the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and the bacteria that cause meningitis are related. That’s because infection with gonorrhea doesn’t make people immune to…

Lancet Commission To Explore ‘Complex Dimensions’ Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Health Challenges – Kaiser Family Foundation

Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Lancet Commission To Explore ‘Complex Dimensions’ Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Health Challenges Jul 07, 2017 The Lancet: An African-driven health agenda Editorial Board “The first WHO Africa health forum closed on June 28 in Kigali, Rwanda, with commitments from governments to ensure universal health coverage. … But health is much more than just health care, and universal health coverage alone cannot confront the considerable challenges of the continent. … Financing universal health…

New England Journal of Medicine Trashes Pro-Lifers Instead of … – LifeNews.com

Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Last month, The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial by R. Alta Charo, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin. In the editorial, Charo sharply criticizes Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appointees Valerie Huber, Teresa Manning, Charmaine Yoest, and Katy Talento. Charo takes particular issue with Yoest’s past assertions that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. She also criticizes Manning’s concerns about the efficacy of contraception…