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Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic Highlights Saving Your Natural Teeth on Root Canal Awareness Week
March 24, 2015

If you need a root canal, see an endodontist

Root canals don’t cause pain – they relieve it


In support of the Root Canal Awareness Week which runs from March 22-28, 2015, Dr. Yasmin Al-Zoubaidy, Root Canal Specialist at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic aims to dispel myths about root canal treatment (RCT) and advocates the special role of the Endodontist on the dental team.


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Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to be the face of Aster Pharmacy; launches 150th outlet
March 24, 2015

Aster DM Healthcare, a healthcare provider with presence in the Middle East and India, announced legendary cricketer and recipient of the Bharat Ratna Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, as the global face and brand ambassador of the Aster Pharmacy vertical.

Mr. Tendulkar inaugurated the 150th outlet of Aster Pharmacy later in the day which is located at Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi.


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New Study Comparing ABThera™ to BVPT, Published in the Annals of Surgery, Demonstrated Reduced 90-Day Mortality
March 23, 2015

Acelity L.P., Inc. announced today the publication of the results from a single center, prospective, randomized controlled trial comparing the ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera™ OA NPT) to the Barker’s vacuum packing technique (BVPT).1 The investigator-initiated study involved 45 patients with abdominal injury or intra-abdominal sepsis who required temporary abdominal closure following abbreviated laparotomy.


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Health Ministry plans 73,000 beds in 5 years
March 21, 2015

The Ministry of Health plans to expand hospitals from the current 40,000 beds to 73,000 by the year 2020, a senior official announced recently.

The Kingdom wants to provide the best possible health care for citizens, in line with the directives of the country’s leadership, said Mohammed Hamza Khushaim, deputy health minister for planning and development, at the Third Saudi Forum for the Planning and Design of Hospitals.

The ministry has contacted large health care providers to offer comprehensive health services in...

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Oral OTEZLA® (apremilast) Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data in Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Presented at AAD
March 21, 2015

OTEZLA improved the severity of palmoplantar psoriasis at week 16 in a subset of patients across three trials


Long-term safety profile for up to 104 weeks in ESTEEM 1 was consistent with previously reported data from OTEZLA clinical trial programs, with no new safety signals and no clinically meaningful changes"...

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Boehringer Ingelheim’s investigational biologic cleared skin better than ustekinumab in head-to-head Phase II psoriasis study
March 21, 2015

  • Nearly double the percentage of patients on BI 655066 with clear or almost clear skin (PASI 90) after 12 weeks vs. ustekinumab1
  • BI 655066 selectively blocks IL-23, a key protein involved in psoriatic skin inflammation1

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For the first time, Boehringer Ingelheim"...

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Positive Results from Phase III Study Evaluating Oral OTEZLA® (Apremilast) or Injectable Etanercept versus Placebo in Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Presented at AAD
March 21, 2015

More patients achieved a PASI-75 response at week 32 than at week 16 for those randomized to OTEZLA at baseline and those switched from etanercept to OTEZLA at week 16


In a post-hoc analysis of PASI-75 at week 16, there was no statistically significant difference between OTEZLA and etanercept


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65% of Saudis reject organ donations of their relatives
March 19, 2015

Some 65 percent of Saudis reject the donation of organs of relatives who are registered in a donation program after their death, a senior official of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) said.

SCOT Medical Director Bishr Al-Attar said the center will attempt to convince 10 percent of Saudi society to donate organs in the next 10 years.

He said there were nearly 100,000 organ donors on the donation program list and expressed hope the number will climb to 3 million in the next 10 years.

There are 6,000...

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Phase II Data for Celgene’s Investigational Oral GED-0301 for Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease Published in New England Journal of Medicine
March 19, 2015

65 percent of patients treated with GED-0301 160 mg once daily for two weeks achieved clinical remission at both day 15 and day 28, versus 10 percent of patients on placebo


72 and 67 percent of patients treated with 160 mg once daily were in clinical remission at day 28 and at day 84, respectively


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Queen Mary University of London Wins 2014 Terumo BCT Plasma Exchange Innovation Award
March 18, 2015

Terumo BCT is pleased to announce that Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named the recipient of the 2014 Plasma Exchange Innovation Award. The award is part of a program that supports one or more grants up to $100,000 to fund innovative science and research that will generate novel therapeutic plasma exchange practices.


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