Advanced techniques in DCTs provide a paradigm shift in patient-centricity – ET HealthWorld | Pharma

By Prathiba Raju & Prarthana Sharma Mumbai: Decentralised clinical trials (DCT) are making healthcare patient-centric, and advancements in technology are making it easier, informed speakers at the inaugural edition of ETPharma’s Clinical Research Excellence Conference (CREC) 2024. A panel of experts shared their deep insights on the topic: Decentralised Clinical Trials or AI in Clinical…

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Set up system for reporting adverse events: Regulator to medical device companies – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s drug regulator has asked medical device manufacturers to establish a system for the timely identification and reporting of adverse events associated with their products available in the market. To ensure compliance of the Quality Management System, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation said, it is “imperative” that all medical device licence holders…

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New guideline: Barrett’s esophagus precedes esophageal cancer, but not all patients need abnormal cell removal

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) new evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline on Endoscopic Eradication Therapy of Barrett’s Esophagus and Related Neoplasia, published today in Gastroenterology, establishes updated guidance for Barrett’s esophagus patients. A precursor to esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the cells in the esophagus have been replaced…

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Experts developing immune-enhancing therapies to treat TB: Study – ET HealthWorld

Basel: Experts are developing revolutionary immune-enhancing medicines known as host-directed therapies, which employ the body’s immune system to target TB, to tackle even drug-resistant strains of the illness. Associate Professor Susanna Brighenti, Centre for Infectious Medicine (CIM), ANA Futura at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, will give a presentation at this year’s ESCMID Global Congress…

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Frequent teen vaping might boost risk of toxic lead and uranium exposure

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Frequent teen vaping might boost the risk of exposure to lead and uranium, potentially harming brain and organ development, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. The findings underscore the need for implementation of regulations and prevention efforts targeting teens, emphasize the researchers. Vaping is popular with teens. In…

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Researchers determine ideal daily balance of sitting, sleeping, standing and being active for optimal health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international team has analyzed the behaviors of more than 2,000 people within a 24-hour day to determine the optimal amount of time we should spend sitting, sleeping, standing and being physically active within a 24-hour period for optimal health. According to the new research from Swinburne University of Technology and…

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