H7N9 Influenza and the Rush to Vaccine Development

Dec 4, 2013

On March 31, 2013, the Chinese health authorities announced the first human case of a new strain of avian influenza A virus H7N9. The announcement was repeated by the World Health Organization (WHO) the next day. By the end of ...

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Cardiovascular Therapeutics Watch column

Dec 4, 2013

Both individual patient and health considerations are extremely important when addressing a health issue of the magnitude of hypertension, which, as noted in the previous column, was recently and authoritatively designated as the greatest threat to the global burden of ...

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Demistifying Clinical Trials Insurance

Dec 4, 2013

Often the last thing considered when setting up a clinical trio insurance, and yet it is critical, albeit confusing, part of the project. To help shed some light on the issues faced, Chris Tait at Chubb Insurance discusses the basis upon which ...

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New Cardiovascular Safety Watch Column

Dec 4, 2013

Central Arterial pressure and Cardiovascular Safety The sphygmomanometer has been used for over 100 years to measure the systolic and diastolic blood pressures in the brachial artery. D. Winter at AtCor Medical Inc. explained how blood pressure in the brachial artery can ...

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