Sidra Medicine saves life of teen with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Dovie Salais

Sidra Medicine saves life of teen with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome


 28 Sep 2020 – 18:28

Sidra Medicine saves life of teen with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Dr Volkan Tuzcu with an international patient

Doha: An expert team from Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center have saved the life of a boy born with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. WPW is a condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time due to an extra electrical connection in the heart.

Abdulla, who is 16 years old, was brought to Sidra Medicine after experiencing a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. His father said: “Abdulla had been through a few episodes a couple of times while growing up, especially after playing vigorously. He would complain of feeling dizzy and then vomit after which he seemed to feel better. Previously we put it down to him being an active and excitable boy and even though we went to see a doctor back then, nothing

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Clinical trial of ‘effective’ Chinese herbal medicine to treat Covid-19 under way – Pakistan

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KARACHI: A research facility at Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Indus Hospital (IH) has recently begun clinical trial of a traditional Chinese medicine to treat mild cases of Covid-19, sources told Dawn on Monday.

According to researchers at Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research at KU, the trial will test the efficacy and safe use of Jinhua Qinggan Granule – a combination of natural herbs widely used during the Covid-19 outbreak in China.

It consists of 12 herbal components including honeysuckle, mint and licorice.

“The medicine tested in China has been found to have curative as well as preventive effects. It’s one of the top drugs recommended in China’s national guidelines against Covid-19,” said lead investigator of the study Prof Raza Shah, adding that the medicine had so far been given to 15 Covid-19 patients in Karachi.

Asked about the reason for testing the medicine

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Both virtual and human coaches help older adults walk more, study finds | News Center

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Sedentary adults looking to spend less time on their keisters and more on their feet may find help from a virtual counselor, according to a new Stanford Medicine study.

It’s no secret that physical activity is good for the body, but studies have shown that certain populations still face challenges when it comes to meeting the recommended amount of daily exercise.

“In particular, we see that adults who are around age 50 and up tend to struggle with maintaining adequate physical activity,” said Abby King, PhD, professor of medicine and of epidemiology and population health, who was the lead author of the study. “But this is an age when people can really benefit from even small amounts of regular physical activities such as walking; it’s important for lowering the risk of a number of diseases and health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity.”

The study targeted Latino individuals

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Regenerative Medicine Market Remarkable Impact on Advancement, Size, Type and Share|Organogenesis Inc, Osiris Therapeutics Inc, Pfizer Inc

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Pune, Maharashtra, India, September 28 2020 (Wiredrelease) MarketResearch.Biz –:The recent report posted via MarketResearch.Biz on Regenerative Medicine market offers critical market insights in conjunction with targeted segmentation evaluation. The report examines key using elements which might be anticipated to drive the increase of the market.

Global Regenerative Medicine Market Research Report offers crucial data on numerous market situations, for example, ability improvement elements, elements controlling the advancement, market possibilities, and risks to the global market. Also, the report widely facilities round competitive evaluation of Regenerative Medicine Market. The competitive evaluation section includes key producers, recent players, providers, market strategies, ability chances, operation panorama, and evaluation of the traits of the Regenerative Medicine market. The market consequences are targeted by round the present market scenario. To gauge and expect the competitive scenario on this market. This report will likewise assist all of the producers and speculators to have an advanced comprehension

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Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have antibodies to coronavirus, study finds | News Center

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About 9% of people nationwide have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a new study led by Stanford School of Medicine investigators. 

“This is the largest study to date to confirm that we are nowhere near herd immunity,” said Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of medicine and of epidemiology and population health, referring to the point at which a large part of the population becomes immune to a specific disease. Scientists estimate that 60%-70% of the population must have antibodies to the coronavirus before COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, fades, said Parsonnet, a co-author of the study.

The findings were based on antibody levels from a cross section of patients on dialysis in July. The study also found significantly higher rates of infection among Black and Hispanic people and among people living in densely populated areas.

“With this survey, we were able to provide a very rich picture of

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Sidra Medicine saves life of teen with rare syndrome

Dovie Salais
An expert team from Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center have saved the life of a boy born with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time due to an extra electrical connection in the heart.
Abdulla, 16, was brought to Sidra Medicine after experiencing a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. His father recalled that Abdulla had been through a few episodes a couple of times while growing up, especially after playing vigorously.
 

Dr Volkan Tuzcu

“He would complain of feeling dizzy and then vomit after which he seemed to feel better. Previously we put it down to him being an active and excitable boy and even though we went to see a doctor back then, nothing was picked up during the tests.”
“It was the third time round, once he reached 16, that one day suddenly his heart started rapidly beating again

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Lantheus Holdings Announces Presentations at the 33rd Annual European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Virtual Congress

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NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LNTH), the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and EXINI Diagnostics AB, and a global leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic agents and products, today announced that two abstracts featuring data from the Company’s prostate specific membrane antigen artificial intelligence (PSMA AI) tool will be presented at the upcoming European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EAMN) Virtual Congress, which will be held from October 22-30, 2020. Details on the presentations are included below.

Oral Presentation
Title:
Deep Learning-Enabled Comprehensive Detection and Quantification of 18FDCFPyL (PyL-PSMA) PET/CT
Presenter: Johan Brynolfsson; Data Scientist; EXINI Diagnostics AB, Lund, SWEDEN
Abstract ID: OP-548
Session Title: 1006: Cutting Edge Science Track – TROP Session: AI -Radiomics and Modelling
Date and Time: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:40 – 12:10 CEST on an “on demand” basis

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Shenzhen-listed traditional medicine makers ride high on endorsement by public face of China’s fight against coronavirus

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a man cutting a cake: A traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Weinan City, in China’s northwest Shaanxi Province. The overall industry has stalled, with only 17 out of 68 TCM makers recording year-on-year growth in revenue in the first half of 2020. Photo: Xinhua


A traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Weinan City, in China’s northwest Shaanxi Province. The overall industry has stalled, with only 17 out of 68 TCM makers recording year-on-year growth in revenue in the first half of 2020. Photo: Xinhua

Two Shenzhen-listed makers of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical and Tianjin Chase Sun Pharmaceutical, have reaped stunning gains this year, riding on endorsements by the public face of China’s successful fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Yiling reported a 57 per cent jump in net profit to 714 million yuan (US$106 million) for the first half of 2020, while its stock price surged by as much as 245 per cent between January and mid April, hitting its highest level since it went public in 2011. Chase Sun recorded 2.8 billion yuan in revenue for the first half, a 22 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.

Their

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HPC/Exascale Centre of Excellence will Support European Personalised Medicine

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Oct. 8, 2020 — Coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and funded by the European Commission, this recently launched HPC centre of excellence will optimise codes for cell-level simulations in HPC/Exascale and bridge the gap between organ and molecular simulations, thus contributing to the European Personalised Medicine Roadmap.

The next generation of Exascale supercomputers will become a necessary tool to treat diseases on an individual level and make one step forward in personalised medicine. The recently launched European HPC/Exascale Centre of Excellence in Personalised Medicine (PerMedCoE) will provide an efficient and sustainable infrastructure to support the development of personalised medicine by showcasing HPC/Exascale-upgraded use cases such as translating the consequences of single cell omics information into actionable molecular disease models.

One of the most significant contributions of PerMedCoE will be to scale-up cell-level simulations to HPC/Exascale level, which will fill the gap between the molecular- and organ-level simulations provided

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Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine Rebrands to Master Center – Press Release

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Honoring a Legacy of Helping Individuals and Families Find the Joy and Freedom of Recovery

RICHMOND, Va. – October 12, 2020 – The Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, Virginia’s premier outpatient addiction treatment center, announced today that it is changing its name to Master Center for Addiction Medicine marking a new era in addiction medicine. In addition, the physician-led addiction treatment program is adding new providers for greater appointment availability and expanding its office location and programming to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing the complex – yet treatable – disease of addiction.

“We’re proud to introduce our new name, honoring my co-founder, leading addiction psychiatrist Dr. Sherman Master, as we expand our reach throughout the community at a time when high quality treatment is needed more than ever,” said Dr. James Thompson, co-founder and chief medical officer at the Master Center. “The growth of the Master Center

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