New SunTech Medical CT40 Vital Signs Device to Feature Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry Technology
June 23, 2016
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and SunTech Medical, a Halma (LSE:HLMA) company, jointly announced today the integration of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry technology into SunTech’s CT40, a next generation spot-check vital signs device.
Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET®) Measure-through Motion and"...Continue Reading >
Coronavirus returns to Jeddah with 2 new cases
June 22, 2016
After a break of several months, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has returned to Jeddah with the Health Ministry announcing two confirmed cases on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the cases were a 66-year-old Saudi man who was still in a critical state and a 57-year-old Saudi woman,"...Continue Reading >
34 MERS cases were reported in past 9 days, including 1 death
June 21, 2016
Thirty-four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) were reported in the kingdom in the last nine days, including one patient who did not survive, records culled from the Ministry of Health’s daily bulletins show.
The lone death, reported on Monday, was a 49-year-old woman in Riyadh who had also been diagnosed with a pre-existing illness.
Of the 33 surviving cases, 25 were reported in Riyadh, two in Jeddah, two in Taif and one each in Najran, Madinah and AlKharj.
Seventeen of the...
Allianz Worldwide Care Triumphs at Global Awards Ceremony
June 20, 2016
Allianz Worldwide Care has been recognised as the top international health insurer at the inaugural International Adviser Product & Service Awards, which took place in London recently and honoured excellence across the financial services industry.
Following an in-depth analysis by industry experts, Allianz Worldwide"...Continue Reading >
Five down with MERS
June 18, 2016
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has announced five new cases — four women and one man — of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS), which brings the total number of reported infections during Ramadan to eight.
The women included three expatriates, two of them health personnel working at government hospitals.
The other three cases reported during Ramadan were two males from Madinah and Al-Kharj, who had contracted the disease directly from camels, and one Saudi woman, who was a primary case.
Since June 2012,...
Acelity Announces Pricing of $190 Million of Additional 7.875% First Lien Senior Secured Notes
June 18, 2016
Acelity L.P. Inc. (“Acelity”), a global advanced wound care and regenerative medicine company, announced today the pricing of the private offering by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (“KCI”) and KCI USA, Inc. (“KCI USA” and, together with KCI, the “Issuers”), of $190 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.875% first lien senior secured notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). The Notes will"...Continue Reading >
6 Saudi women get US nuclear medicine certification
June 17, 2016
JEDDAH: Six Saudi female scholarship students, along with four of their male colleagues, have received US board certification in nuclear medicine technology.
This is the largest number of Saudi students who have graduated with this rare specialization, local media reported on Friday.
Sarah Yasir Farhood graduated in nuclear medicine technology in Boston, before obtaining US board certification in this specialization. “I chose this field because it is rare in the Kingdom. I intend to pass the US test and register for a specialization...
Patient Safety Movement Applauds the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) & MedStar Health for Developing the CANDOR Toolkit
June 17, 2016
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) recommends that healthcare organizations around the world implement the Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) online toolkit published by the Agency"......Continue Reading >
Patient Safety Movement Announces Three New Patient Safety Challenges
June 16, 2016
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced three new patient safety challenges at its Midyear Planning Meeting co-convened with Inova. The 2016 Midyear Planning Meeting brought together over 100 medical experts, administrators, patient advocates and government officials from around the world for presentations and discussions on critical topics in patient safety. The meeting concluded with a discussion and vote to select the new challenges where patient death"...Continue Reading >
Media campaign on heart diseases launched
June 15, 2016
RIYADH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a media campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to create awareness about early detection of heart diseases in the Kingdom.
On Monday, the governor launched the Saudi Charity Society for the Care of Heart Patients in Madinah which will encourage early detection of heart diseases.
An agreement was also signed between the Saudi Heart Association and the Ministry of Health in the presence of the governor during the launch.
Under the agreement between the two bodies, a fully...