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  • Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Asthma Risk in Children

    By ADVANCE Perspectives   According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found taking certain omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of the child developing asthma by nearly one-third.   The study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, or ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 29, 2016
  • A Trial of Clinical Trials

    By Sarah Sutherland   Exciting news for clinical trial researchers! The days of spending more time figuring out how to use your electronic data capture (EDC) — rather than actually conducting research — could be troubles of the past. Recently, Porter Research, an independent firm based in Atlanta, determined that OmniComm Systems, Inc. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 2, 2016
  • New USB Stick Measures HIV

    Science never stands still. I am particularly interested in the merging of technologies in the new era of the logarithmic growth of technology. For many decades science was fairly plodding and sometimes even static as research followed certain set rules and required a certain rigor to be considered credible and ...
  • Spyryx Biosciences Presents Data on SPX-101

    By Tamer Abouras   There is big news pertaining to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) coming out of the 2016 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), where three posters presented by Spyryx Biosciences provided data demonstrating the safety, stability and efficacy of SPX-101 in animal models and supporting further clinical development, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on November 4, 2016
  • Mobile Technology in Critical Value Reporting

    One of the key areas of laboratory-to-physician communication is the reporting of critical values. Since regulators and accreditation organizations define critical values as abnormal test results that are potentially life-threatening and require a rapid response from caregivers, any steps taken to improve this process impacts the quality of ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on October 17, 2016
  • Building Effective Educational Outreach

    In a medical office setting, the general office staff is often part of the de facto laboratory operation due to their responsibilities related to initially seeing and communicating with patients. This includes the intake and update of patient information, test ordering, specimen acquisition, labeling and initial handling, as well as ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on September 21, 2016
  • Millennials Redefine Quality

    The impact of Millennials’ interpretations and expectations of quality service from the healthcare profession in general—and laboratories in particular—continues to grow with each passing year. Now the largest generation demographically, Millennials are coming of age and gradually assuming their rightful place as both mass consumers and ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on August 31, 2016
  • RFID: No More Hide and Seek

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless, non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields that transfer data for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags containing electronically stored information attached to objects. An RFID system has two basic components: a reader and one or more uniquely ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on July 14, 2016
  • New Opioid Use Among Older Adults with COPD Linked to Increased Risk for Respiratory-Related Death

    By Tamer Abouras   ( — Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, St. Michael's Hospital researchers have found.   When researchers looked specifically at more ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 14, 2016
  • Potential Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine on the Way from Vaxart

    By Tamer Abouras   ADVANCE has covered respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) consistently in the past year. Any why wouldn’t we? RSV is a major cause of severe respiratory infection in the elderly, in immunocompromised patients and in adults with other underlying medical conditions, and is the most common cause of acute lower respiratory ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 30, 2016
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