Cardiology

Specialized ambulance improves treatment time for stroke

Using an ambulance that included a computed tomography (CT) scanner, point-of-care laboratory, telemedicine connection and a specialized prehospital stroke team resulted in decreased time to treatment for ischemic stroke, ...

Medications

FDA approves first biosimilar drug in US

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz), the first biosimilar product approved in the United States.

Cardiology

Big belly increases death risk in heart attack survivors

Having a big belly increases the risk of death in heart attack survivors, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 by Professor Tabassome Simon and Professor Nicolas Danchin from France. The findings from the ...

Medications

FDA approves personalized cellular therapy for advanced leukemia

In a landmark decision for the field of cancer immunotherapy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a personalized cellular therapy developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital ...

Immunology

Kids with asthma can avoid the ER by avoiding the ER

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, and one of the most difficult to manage, which is one of the reasons there are so many emergency department visits for asthma sufferers in the US. A new study has determined ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Macrolide resistance doesn't impact pneumonia outcomes

(HealthDay)—Patients hospitalized with macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia are not more severely ill and do not have worse outcomes, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of the American ...

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