06 May 2020

RADIOLOGY MUST REGAIN PUBLIC’S TRUST IN WAKE OF COVID-19

  By  Louise Gagnon As radiology braces for a surge in imaging procedures in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities must take steps to regain the public’s trust that they can undergo imaging exams safely, according to Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, chief of radiology at the University of Washington. Radiology

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04 May 2020

REMDESIVIR: GILEAD IS DONATING ITS SUPPLY, BUT WHAT’S A FAIR PRICE?

  How much should Gilead Sciences charge for its now-authorized COVID-19 therapy remdesivir? Up to $4,460 per patient, an influential pricing watchdog figures. While Gilead has yet to present a marketing plan for the first coronavirus treatment to have shown clinical benefits in a well-designed randomized study, the Institute for Clinical and

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24 Apr 2020

SIGVARIS GROUP CELEBRATES WORLD LYMPHEDEMA DAY

  SIGVARIS GROUP is participating in World Lymphedema Day to spread awareness and support the continues search for a cure. World Lymphedema Day is an annual advocate-driven worldwide celebration established in 2016 by the US Senate in response to a bill written by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)

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24 Apr 2020

ESSENTIALS OF COMPRESSION — Lymphedema therapist: Consider gradient, dosage, adjustability, wall stability

By Bryan Groleau When I began utilizing compression as a lymphedema therapist 17 years ago, I could have counted the compression products available to my patients on one hand, but thanks to advancements and industry growth, there are now more options than ever before. I think most would agree that

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24 Apr 2020

AVLS GOES HYBRID FOR ITS 34TH ANNUAL CONGRESS OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

  The American Vein & Lymphatic Society, which earlier moved its 34th Annual Congress from November to October 15-18 at the Washington Hilton, has offered changes to its format to accommodate attendees who may not want to travel to a large meeting this year because of lingering effects from coronavirus

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23 Apr 2020

ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION PREDICT 25 MILLION TESTS AVAILABLE BY END OF APRIL

    The medical device industry projects there will be 25 million diagnostic tests made for the coronavirus strain COVID-19 for U.S. use by the end of April, according to projections April 23 by Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) .   “Our industry is focused on scaling up the number of tests

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23 Apr 2020

LARGE NY COVID-19 STUDY PRESENTS CHARACTERISTICS, COMORBIDITIES, OUTCOMES OF 5,700 PATIENTS

  The Northwell Health COVID-19 Research Consortium, with support from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, described the clinical course and outcomes of 5,700 Northwell patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 – the largest hospitalized patient cohort to date from the United States – between March 1 and April 4. The

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01 Apr 2020

MAJOR MEDICAL STAFFING COMPANY JUST SLASHED BENEFITS FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS

Alteon Health, backed by private-equity firms Frazier Healthcare Partners and New Mountain Capital, will cut salaries, time off and retirement benefits for providers, citing lost revenue. Several hospitals announced similar cuts. By Isaac Arnsdorf   Emergency room doctors and nurses many of whom are dealing with an onslaught of coronavirus patients

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01 Apr 2020

GOT FEVER? TIPS FOR HEALTHY ADULTS LIVING WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS  CONTAGION

By Shefali Luthra After I was told I’d been exposed to the novel coronavirus, I tried to follow the best medical advice. I started working from home. I socially isolated. And I “self-monitored” for signs I’d been infected. Or, at least, I tried to. COVID-19 symptoms seem pretty clear. The

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31 Mar 2020

U.S. TAXPAYERS PAID MILLIONS TO DESIGN A LOW-COST VENTILATOR FOR A PANDEMIC: INSTEAD, A ROYAL PHILIPS N.V. SUBSIDIARY IS SELLING VERSIONS OF IT OVERSEAS.

    By Patricia Callahan, Sebastian Rotella and Tim Golden ProPublica   Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tried to plug a crucial hole in its preparations for a global pandemic, signing a $13.8 million contract with a Pennsylvania manufacturer to create a low-cost, portable, easy-to-use ventilator that

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