Asparagine rich foods may be linked to poor prognosis of breast cancer

Labroots | February 14, 2018

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer with the second leading cause of cancer death among women. However, breast cancer has the best prognosis if detected early. It is a well-known fact that cancer can be managed clinically unless it shows metastatic growth in other tissues. Metastases of primary breast tumor cells into secondary tissues leads to poor prognosis, especially after recurrence. Metastasis is a very complex phenomenon, which arises from uncontrolled proliferation of primary tumor cells leading to the production of circulating tumor cells. Certain tumors have more capabilities to break through the wall of a vessel while cancer like basal cell carcinoma (mostly benign) rarely invade through. These circulating tumor cells invade other tissues where they proliferate further and form the new observable clinical tumor. Most of the symptoms in cancer patients originate upon subsequent tissue invasion of primary tumor cells causing the reduced function of the affected organ.

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Providers are slow to adopt electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), despite nearly unanimous adoption by U.S. retail pharmacies, this report from DrFirst reveals. Learn the latest EPCS trends when you download this briefing today.

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Providers are slow to adopt electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), despite nearly unanimous adoption by U.S. retail pharmacies, this report from DrFirst reveals. Learn the latest EPCS trends when you download this briefing today.

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Viveon Health Acquisition Corp. Announces Filing of Registration Statement on Form S-4 in Connection with Suneva Medical

Viveon Health Acquisition Corp. | July 16, 2022

Viveon Health Acquisition Corp. a special purpose acquisition company, and Suneva Medical, Inc. an innovative medical technology company using regenerative medicine to change the standard of care in aesthetic treatments, announced that VHAQ filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 13, 2022. The Registration Statement, contains a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the previously announced business combination between VHAQ and Suneva. While the information within the Registration Statement is subject to change, it provides important information about Suneva Medical and VHAQ, as well as the proposed business combination. On January 12, 2022, VHAQ entered into a merger agreement with Suneva. The combined company is expected to be listed on the NYSE American upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second half of 2022, subject to approval by VHAQ’s shareholders, the Registration Statement being declared effective by the SEC, and other customary closing conditions. Included in the Registration Statement are Suneva’s financial results for 2021 and for the first quarter of 2022. Overall, Suneva delivered strong revenue growth in 2021 and generated $29.5 million of net sales and $6.3 million in Q1 of 2022. Suneva’s full financial results and related disclosures can be found in the Registration Statement. About Suneva Medical, Inc. Suneva Medical, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a leader in regenerative aesthetics. It is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded products for providers and their patients. Suneva offers a portfolio of products to address the impact of the aging process to deliver solutions that leverage the body’s own restorative capacity. The product portfolio is composed of several “only” and “first to market” solutions with both FDA PMA approval and 510(k) clearance. About Viveon Health Acquisition Corp. Viveon Health Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company, also commonly referred to as a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

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Northwell Health Partners with Google Cloud to Provide Proactive, Personalized Healthcare

Google Cloud | July 18, 2022

Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, and Google Cloud announced a collaboration to improve patient care, clinician experiences, and to help the health and hospital network operate more efficiently. The new alliance will be paramount in Northwell's effort to transform digital and connected experiences with the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the efficiency of care and allow the health system more opportunities to better deliver equitable care in the communities it serves. Leveraging Google's advanced technology will give Northwell the ability to enhance experiences in digital scheduling, automate payer interactions and provide intelligent summarizations of medical information. In addition, Northwell will leverage Google Cloud's AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities for predictive insights to help with capacity planning and scheduling, and to identify risk indicators to help with early interventions. "Digital transformation is critical to our long-term goals of further advancing clinical excellence in our health system," said Michael Dowling, president and CEO, Northwell Health. "This partnership will help us deliver personalized experiences by safely and privately harnessing customers' data to enhance care, well-being, and equity in care for our patients." As part of this partnership, Northwell Health will leverage Google Cloud as its preferred cloud platform for infrastructure modernization, and to build an interoperable data platform with AI and ML capabilities. This includes contextual recommendations that equip nurses and clinicians with decision making support that goes beyond summarizing the information from different records, building relationships between the information to help support the right actions at the right time. "People want the same kind of seamless experiences and access to their healthcare that they have in other areas of their life, and healthcare providers need to meet these demands while also running the organization more efficiently. Northwell Health is taking the lead on innovation and interoperability to transform health and wellness for millions of New Yorkers." Joe Miles, managing director, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Solutions for Google Cloud Privacy and security will be of the utmost importance in all aspects of this digital transformation. Through the implementation of Google Cloud's reliable infrastructure along with Northwell Health's layers of security, privacy controls and processes, the access and use of patient data will be appropriately protected. About Northwell Health Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 80,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. About Google Cloud Google Cloud accelerates every organization's ability to digitally transform its business. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

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Medtronic announces partnership with BioIntelliSense for exclusive U.S. distribution of multi-parameter wearable

Medtronic plc | September 01, 2022

Medtronic plc a global leader in healthcare technology, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with BioIntelliSense, a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, for the exclusive U.S. hospital and 30-day post-acute hospital to home distribution rights of the BioButton® multi-parameter wearable for continuous, connected monitoring. The partnership enables the Medtronic Patient Monitoring business to offer access to a medical grade device that provides continuous vital sign measurements of general care patients in-hospital as well as post-discharge. This supports the simplification of care delivery through workflow automation, enabling proactive clinical intervention, and helping to address the implications of staffing shortages. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 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Through our collaboration with BioIntelliSense, we will support continuous, connected care from in-hospital to home and expand our reach to help more patients in more places than ever before." With staffing shortages projected to reach 3.2 million healthcare workers by 20261, the Patient Monitoring business intends to continue to expand its HealthCast™ portfolio to improve workflow automation so clinicians can focus on what matters most — their patients. The HealthCast™ connectivity gateway helps increase workflow efficiency by connecting unconnected devices to the electronic medical records (EMR) and saves valuable staff time by reducing the burden of manual charting. The HealthCast™ VitalSync™ remote patient monitoring system enables clinicians to receive near real-time trend and alert data on web-enabled devices so they can act on patient deterioration earlier. With the addition of the BioButton multi-parameter wearable to the HealthCast portfolio, Medtronic can help even more general care patients inside and outside of the hospital, furthering our commitment to patient safety. "In partnership with Medtronic, we are poised to accelerate continuous connected care models that offer a new level of clinical surveillance and workflow efficiencies for hospitals that are challenged in today's environment of growing workforce shortages and cost of care management. This advanced remote physiologic monitoring simplifies care delivery to facilitate personalized patient care, clinical workflow automation and proactive clinical interventions." James Mault, M.D., founder and CEO of BioIntelliSense About BioIntelliSense BioIntelliSense is ushering in a new era of continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence for Remote Patient Monitoring. Its medical-grade Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform seamlessly captures multi-parameter vital signs and physiological biometrics through an effortless patient experience. The medical grade BioButton® devices make remote monitoring and early detection simple. Through the platform's advanced analytics, clinicians have access to high-resolution patient trending and alerting to enable medical grade remote care from in-hospital to home. About the Patient Monitoring business at Medtronic The Patient Monitoring business is committed to transforming the future of health monitoring. Our vision is to empower clinicians and patients with actionable insights to personalize care. Our technologies, including HealthCast™ intelligent patient manager, VitalSync™ remote patient monitoring, Nellcor™ pulse oximetry, Microstream™ capnography, BIS™ brain monitoring, and INVOS™ regional oximetry are always on watch, helping clinicians keep patients safe. About Medtronic Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 95,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary.

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