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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices
February 9, 2016

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to submit cleaning instructions and validation data to the FDA before bringing these devices to market. The bill also seeks to clarify FDA guidance on when manufacturers should seek clearance from the agency before marketing their products.

Between 2012 and 2015, there were 25 incidents of drug-resistant infections related to closed-channel duodenoscopes, affecting 250 patients worldwide, according to a recent report.

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Legislators ask for national surveillance of neurological illnesses

February 9, 2016
The Senate health committee today recommended the establishment of a national surveillance system for neurological diseases.The objective of the “Advancing…
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Senate proposes EHR fix for physicians, patients

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure today that would improve the use of electronic health records for…
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USPSTF recommends screening adolescents for depression

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued an update to its recommendations for the screening of depression in children and adolescents.The B grade…
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New bill supports young researchers

February 9, 2016
The Senate health committee recommended a bill today that would improve opportunities for new researchers in the United States. The “Next Generation Researchers…
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Comparison of Clinical Features and Long-term Surgical Outcomes in Infantile Constant and Intermittent Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, February 4, 2016
To evaluate the long-term surgical outcomes and the clinical features between infantile-onset constant and intermittent…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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