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Loyola Implants 100th Patient with Less-Invasive Heart Valve

Loyola University Medical Center has implanted its 100th patient with a new artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open-heart surgery.

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Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, Llc and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for Vpd-737 in Patients with Chronic Pruritus

/PRNewswire/ -- Tigercat Pharma, Inc. today announced positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating the investigational oral NK-1 receptor antagonist VPD-737 (serlopitant), for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic itch who are unresponsive or inadequately responsive to the current standard of care, including topical steroids and antihistamines.

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Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia National Laboratories and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning with hydrogen and fuel cells.

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Pharmacology Course for Acute and Critical Care Nurses Offers Online Education in Safe Medication Administration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and education partner Elsevier Clinical Solutions have launched “AACN: Acute and Critical Care Pharmacology,” an online course providing case study-based education focused on safe medication administration for both acute care and critical care staff nurses.

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Mayo Clinic and Techstars to Offer New Program Techstars++ to Health Care Entrepreneurs

Mayo Clinic announced today a new collaboration with Techstars to offer the Techstars++ program. The Techstars++ program will bring together health care entrepreneurs and companies with Mayo Clinic to find innovative solutions to improve patient care at an accelerated pace. Mayo Clinic is the first to participate in this new program.

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Baylor Research Institute Enters License Agreement for Anakinra in Treating Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Baylor Research Institute (BRI), the research arm of the Baylor Scott & White Health, announced that it has signed an agreement with Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) to non-exclusively license Baylor’s patents pertaining to the treatment of Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

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Five More Hospitals Attest to Meaningful Use Stage 2 with Engage

As only 840 out of almost 5,000 eligible hospitals—19 percent—have attested to Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 throughout the nation, Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), continues to assist customers in overcoming attestation obstacles. Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Mid-Valley Hospital, Pullman Regional Hospital and Grays Harbor Community Hospital, all located in Washington State, recently completed successful attestation toward the EHR financial incentive program. This brings the total number of Engage hospital customers achieving MU 2 to eight.

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ACR Mammography Case Review Program Now Available Online

The ACR Mammography Case Review (MCR) Online improves physicians’ breast cancer detection skills by supplementing real world experience with electronic cases. This self-paced eLearning program features a state-of-the-art interface with an interactive image detection mechanism to enhance learning.

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Excellence in Healthcare Simulation Now Defined

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Healthcare educators and practitioners seeking guidelines, best practices, and recommendations for creating and managing cost-effective, researched-based simulation education and training programs now have a world class road map in the new textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs.

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Rush Health Adds Riverside Medical Center to Network

Rush Health has expanded its network with the addition of Riverside Medical Center, which joined Rush Health at the beginning of September. Rush Health is a clinically integrated network of hospitals, physicians and other clinicians. Riverside Medical Center is a 325-bed hospital based in Kankakee that employs approximately 57 doctors and 35 non-physician clinicians, who also have joined Rush Health.

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