Tag Archives: Patients

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to their difficult behaviour – refusing to take medicines or eating meals for instance. Why? People… Read More »

Trump’s team delivers a big win for patients by making health costs clearer

When it comes to improving the nation’s healthcare system, the Trump administration continues to do administratively some of the good things it hasn’t been able to do legislatively. On Friday, it took two major steps toward transparency in pricing and options. Patients will now better understand what their choices and costs will be. The president… Read More »

Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one’s thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis — together with neurosurgeons and biomedical engineers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — are using a brain-machine… Read More »

FDA Approves Label Update for Crysvita (burosumab) for the Treatment of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) in Pediatric Patients 6 Months of Age and Older

Print this page NOVATO, Calif., and TOKYO, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases, and Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label expansion for Crysvita (burosumab). The label has been updated to include… Read More »