Health

Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for school employees, volunteers and contractors

Das Williams

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified. Previously, California law required all such persons to undergo a TB test, regardless of whether or not they actually had risk factors for tuberculosis.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1667, authored by Assembly Member Das Williams, replaces the universally required TB test with a TB risk assessment, reflecting current federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) targeted TB testing recommendations. Williams championed this update in the law, saying, “the best public health and medical evidence suggests that universal TB testing is neither necessary nor cost-effective. Targeted screening will continue to protect our state’s teachers, volunteers, school employees, and children from tuberculosis.”

The new law requires the use of a Pre-K and K-12 TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire and Certificate of Completion form from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). A licensed health care provider, including registered nurses, must administer the assessment within 60 days of hire.

* If NO risk factors are identified, the screening is complete, and the process repeats every four years.
* If TB risk factors are identified, a TB test is required. If the test is positive, it must be followed by a chest x-ray to exclude active infectious TB disease.
* If a person has a documented positive TB test for infection followed by an x-ray, the Pre-K and K-12 TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire and TB test are no longer required. However, the person will need to self-report to his or her primary care physician if signs of TB develop (i.e., prolonged cough, coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, weight loss, excessive fatigue).

At the next regularly scheduled TB test, current school employees, volunteers and contractors are required to submit to the Pre-K and K-12 TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire or a TB test. A TB test can be administered instead of the Questionnaire, should it be requested.

CTCA, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) TB Control Branch, the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) and the California Department of Education (CDE), have developed materials supporting the implementation of AB 1667:

The following documents, are linked from the Program Resources page (link: http://ctca.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=menu&menu_id=5004 ):
– Pre-K and K-12 TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire.
– Frequently Asked Questions document.
– AB 1667.

CTCA is an affiliate of the California Conference of Local Health Officers. Our mission is to eliminate of the threat of TB from California through leadership and the development of excellence in tuberculosis prevention and treatment.

More information: http://www.ctca.org/ .

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Spodak Dental Group Offers $1,000 Off Invisalign Treatment

dental facility

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile and receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign(R) treatment. Invisalign(R) takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created personally for each patient. Spodak Dental Group is an Elite Invisalign(R) Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide.

Invisalign(R) effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite, and consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal, reducing irritation on your teeth and gums. Patients will achieve a picture-perfect smile with little interference in their daily life, and can eat the foods they enjoy with no restrictions.

“I look forward to helping all patients achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted,” Dr. Craig Spodak said. “With this limited-time holiday special, the time is now to begin feeling confident with your smile.”

The holiday special is valid through December 18, 2014. The special cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied toward treatment already rendered.

Since 1976, the Spodak Dental Group has evolved to become South Florida’s premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Please visit http://www.SpodakDental.com/ or call (561) 498-0050 for more information or to make an appointment for an Invisalign(R) consultation.

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Varicose to Perfect Receives Vein Center Accreditation by The IAC

Superficial Venous Treatment

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Varicose to Perfect, state of the art vein treatment centers with offices in Springboro and Dayton, Ohio, have been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to provide the highest quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including a detailed review of selected patient procedures. Such are the rigorous standards of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, that Varicose to Perfect is one of only 24 centers in the United States and only 3 vein centers in Ohio to have received this prestigious accreditation.

Accreditation by the IAC means that Varicose to Perfect has voluntarily undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. During the accreditation process, applicant vein centers must submit documentation on every aspect of their daily operations and the performance and management of venous disorders.

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to superficial venous disorders, which include physicians, physician extenders, nurses and ultrasound technologists. It is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the vein center’s processes and procedures have been carefully evaluated by medical experts in the field of treatment and management of superficial venous disorders.

More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose Veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. There are many facets that contribute to a positive patient outcome: successful treatment of the venous disorder, the training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used, and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure.

Varicose to Perfect is led by Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby, an interventional vascular physician and long-term resident of the Dayton, Ohio area. Dr. Sinnathamby specializes in non-invasive evaluations, diagnostic angiograms, and vascular procedures. As a highly skilled, Board Certified physician with decades of experience in endovascular medicine, Dr. Sinnathamby provides the very best in comprehensive patient care for those seeking relief from their varicose and spider vein symptoms.

“Varicose to Perfect decided to seek IAC Vein Center Accreditation because we are committed to delivering the very best quality of care. We are proud to be deemed one of the top vein centers in the nation,” says Dr. Sinnathamby.

When scheduling a vein center procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their treatment and management will be performed and can learn more by visiting www.intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients/htm.

For more information regarding Varicose to Perfect, please call 937-748-8905 or visit http://www.varicosetoperfect.com/.

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Sustaining Local Expertise, Responding to Global Health Threats

Tuberculosis control

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

The essential skills required when responding to Ebola, such as contact tracing, isolation, quarantine and proper wearing and removal of personal protective equipment are all familiar. They do these things everyday to combat diseases such as tuberculosis.

One third of the world is infected with Tuberculosis, or TB. That’s over 2 billion people. TB kills 1.3 million people each year worldwide. TB is a threat not just in other countries but also here in the United States. Every 4 hours a Californian is diagnosed with TB, and while there are medications to treat most strains of TB, about 9 percent of all Californians diagnosed with TB will not recover.

“With 2,170 cases of TB reported last year in the state and a nearly 10 percent death rate, we must maintain robust TB control programs to control and prevent this airborne threat every day,” said Michael Stacey, President of the California TB Controllers Association. “We need strong stable programs to work toward TB elimination and strong TB programs to provide the capacity to respond quickly to emerging health threats like Ebola.”

“In Alameda County TB control, we work with private providers in the community to rapidly identify and isolate suspected TB cases, and we work to identify people who have been exposed and possibly infected across the county,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Deputy Health Officer of Alameda County. “Our preparations for Ebola just build upon the existing infectious disease experience and expertise of our public health doctors and nurses in partnership with community providers and their routine work of controlling TB throughout Alameda County.”

TB is spread from person to person through the air when a person with active TB coughs and those around them breathe in the bacteria. Some people will live with TB infection without ever developing active TB disease. Others will progress to active TB that can spread from one person to another through the air. Californians need to know their risks, talk with their health care provider about their risks and get tested and treated if recommended.

“Public health TB programs protect the health of the public every day by finding and treating active cases of TB in our communities. To protect us all, they make sure that TB is treated regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay.” said Margo Sidener, President and CEO, Breathe California. “To eliminate TB and to respond to new emerging threats, public health needs stable resources. The current Ebola situation is a stark reminder of the importance of these programs. Since the Great Recession, public health program funding has been cut nationwide, and NOW is the time to reinforce these programs.”

For information about TB, visit the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association website, http://www.ctca.org/ .

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Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, August 23

golden anniversary gala

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. “Celebrates 50 Years” with a gala Saturday, August 23, from 6:30-10 p.m. Since 1964, Council on Aging’s senior-centered support remains respected for its leadership and commitment to quality of life for aging adults and their care givers. Today, the agency’s services remain relevant and popular, serving a growing number of Buncombe County residents.

“This golden 50th anniversary is certainly worthy of a true celebration,” says Eric Mills, development director.

“Over the years, the agency has changed and grown into a well-kept secret that doesn’t need to be secret anymore,” says Mills. “People need to know about our in-depth programs and services, the magnitude of our reach, the way we help people — we make that phone call, sort out a question, provide a service, or address a problem, whatever that need may be.”

The gala gives Council on Aging the opportunity to thank those who have lent a hand over the years and share success stories of senior adults living independently in their homes while aging successfully, thanks to the resources available through the organization, its staff and volunteers.

“Now, we get the chance to celebrate what we can do for the next 50 years,” says Mills. “This gala is a bit like a standing ovation mixed with an encore presentation.”

The event is co-presented by Parsec Financial Wealth Management.

Entertainment and dancing with the popular Asheville band Citizen Mojo will be a highlight of the evening’s festivities, which will also include a plated dinner, silent auction, and opportunities to support the Council on Aging. Proceeds will go to fund vital programs and services developed to enhance and extend the agency’s mission, such as the popular Senior Dining Sites at five locations community-wide, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Medicare open enrollment classes, and more.

“Our 50th anniversary gala will be an event to remember,” says Mills.

“Celebrating 50 Years” golden anniversary gala will be Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Double Tree Hotel, Biltmore Village. Event proceeds will support Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit agency dedicated to assisting and linking senior adults and their families with information, opportunities, and services that promote and enhance the quality of life.

Tickets are $75. Find event details at http://www.coabc.org/ – or contact Eric Mills at (828) 277-8288 for reservations or sponsorship information.

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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease

Dr. Larry Weisenthal

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician and researcher. He has discovered a previously unknown biological mechanism that accounts for vascular calcification – hardening of the arteries. Dr. Weisenthal has named the new mechanism MCED (pronounced EM-sed). It stands for Massively Calcified Endosome Death. By targeting MCED with new drugs, he feels it should be possible to stop vascular calcification from occurring, even among individuals with high cholesterol.

“Cholesterol levels probably won’t matter,” says Dr. Weisenthal, “at the end of the day the most important cause of arterial blockage may be the presence or absence of circulating MCED factors.”

According to the report, Dr. Weisenthal has discovered that, under some circumstances, artery-forming cells, called endothelial cells, die in a special way that involves release of highly calcified micro-particles. These escape from dying endothelial cells and trigger the body’s normal immune response. This causes inflammation within the blood vessel and narrows the opening through which blood flows.

Scientists understand that arteries do not literally become clogged with fat, like sludge in an old sewer pipe. Instead, the wall of the artery undergoes an apparent thickening as part of an inflammatory process. But what causes the inflammation to occur? That is exactly the mystery Dr. Weisenthal has unraveled. He contends that MCED is the cause of arterial inflammation.

Until now, no theory fully explained the perplexing mysteries of heart disease. Why do some people who eat all the “wrong” foods live long, healthy lives while other people whose diets appear ideal have heart problems? Why do some people with sky-high cholesterol counts have squeaky-clean arteries while other people, with “good” cholesterol levels, suffer narrowing of the arteries, heart attack, and stroke? Clearly, cholesterol seems to be a factor but, just as clearly, it is not the most important factor.

According to Dr. Weisenthal, MCED explains everything.

Dr. Weisenthal’s laboratory experiments have shown that certain chemicals such as cholesterol can indeed cause MCED to occur – but not in everyone. Dr. Weisenthal has shown that blood drawn from different persons varies widely in the ability to prevent MCED from occurring. He says this probably is due to substances – called factors – that are contained in the blood.

Dr. Weisenthal believes it will be possible to isolate MCED-inhibiting factors in the blood and then develop drugs that mimic them. Conceivably, persons at risk for atherosclerosis could be identified through a simple blood test. Such persons would then receive a daily pill to inhibit MCED and prevent the narrowing of arteries.

“That’s the importance of this work,” says Dr. Weisenthal, “It answers the most important questions relating to the genesis of atherosclerosis and identifies the target for specific drugs to prevent and treat it.”

Importantly, only endothelial cells are subject to this particular form of cell death. No other cell Dr. Weisenthal has tested can be made to die in exactly this way. This is additional, strong support for his theory.

The report is available online at http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2014/07/15/007112 .

The discovery itself and the story behind it are featured at this web address: http://vasocell.com/ .

There is also Facebook page called “MCED Vasocell” at: https://www.facebook.com/vasocell .

About Dr. Larry Weisenthal:

Dr. Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D. is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology Research. Dr. Weisenthal owns a laboratory-based medical practice in which he personalizes chemotherapy treatments for individual cancer patients using a test he developed that shows how each patient’s living cancer cells respond when exposed in the laboratory to a broad range of chemotherapy drugs. His laboratory website is http://weisenthalcancer.com/. Dr. Weisenthal is also a researcher, author, lecturer, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California Irvine.

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Triangle Parenting Solutions Now Offering a New Class for Divorced Parents

Jennifer Viemont

RALEIGH, N.C., May 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)) — Triangle Parenting Solutions today announced that it has started a new class that will give divorced parents a way to reduce the negative effects the divorce has on their children.

“Co-parenting after a divorce is not an instinctual skill so when parents separate or divorce children often suffer tremendously,” said Jennifer Viemont, LCSW and president of Triangle Parenting Solutions.

According to a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics, 60 percent of marriages for couples between the ages of 20 and 25 end in divorce. In addition, 50 percent of all marriages in which the brides are 25 or older result in a failed marriage.

Viemont explained that, though she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, her four-week parenting course entitled: Parenting through Divorce: Reducing the Negative Effects on Your Children is not therapy.

“The class has a skill based and solution focused curriculum. Since the sessions are private, we are able to individualize and apply the content to the parents’ specific situation,” Viemont said.

The availability of the new class for divorced parents to help with co-parenting issues could have perfect timing.

According to the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, teenage children of divorce are three times more likely to need psychological help within a given year.

In addition, the study concluded, children from divorced homes have more psychological problems, than children from which one of the parents has died. This is an indication that the transitions involved with divorce and solving co-parenting issues should not only be a concern, but also addressed with professional help.

Parenting through Divorce: Reducing the Negative Effects on Your Children:

Divorce, Viemont noted, enables parents to develop a completely new skill set for parenting. Viemont added that even when only one parent takes the course the children still benefit, however the most ideal situation involves both parents taking it. As a way to encourage both parents learning these skills, Viemont offers a complimentary fifth session that is complimentary when both parents sign up for the four individual class session.

As to what makes this class different from everything else on the market, Viemont pointed out that there are few if any other resources that are useful to separated parents of varying conflict levels and that is also customized to their individual circumstances.

“Sometimes people can find group classes for co-parenting, but that is not customized like mine is,” Viemont said. “My background in mental health and coaching enable me to help parents focus on the actions they can take to help their children.”

Parents who enroll into the class will become trained on topics, which include: Keeping the kids out of the middle; Handling transitions; Creating two homes; Realigning your relationship; Setting boundaries; Conflict resolution, and Anger management.

Class sessions are held at Triangle Parenting Solutions’ Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, or Cary offices or through video conference. The fee for the course is $375.

About Jennifer Viemont – Triangle Parenting Solutions:

Jennifer Viemont, LCSW, is the president of Triangle Parenting Solutions and serves as a Certified Parenting Coordinator and Parenting Consultant. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago. Viemont has worked with families and children in various mental health settings and also owned a life coaching company, Deliberate Living.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at 919-539-4840, jennifer@triangleparentingsolutions.com, or visit http://www.triangleparentingsolutions.com/ .

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Studies Conclude Mindfulness Treats Addiction More Effectively Than Traditional Treatments

Kiloby Center

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Experts say the results of two recent studies found a mindfulness approach to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. “I’m delighted to read about this study. But it doesn’t surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,” says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.

Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine found that smokers who received mindfulness training versus a widely used American Lung Association program, were more likely to have quit smoking both short and long-term.

Mindfulness is an approach that helps bring attention into the present moment, working through behaviors as opposed to avoiding them. This is the primary focus of The Kiloby Center for Recovery located in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

In another study, University of Washington researchers looked at alcohol and substance abuse addition. Once again, findings revealed those participants who used a mindfulness approach for treatment were at lower risk for resuming drug and alcohol use.

Kiloby says, “These new findings come on the heels of other studies from the last few years showing how effective mindfulness is. This illuminates the sea change happening right now in addiction treatment. I’ve been developing more advanced forms of mindfulness called the ‘Living Inquiries,’ which we use at the Kiloby Center for Recovery. We are finding great success and are doing our own studies at this time.”

Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, Michael Craig Miller, M.D., writes that both studies show evidence is building that mindfulness is a tool to help people quit addictions. Additional details on the study can be found in this article: http://bit.ly/1mSQFVz .

Scott Kiloby is the director of the Kiloby Center and author of the book, “Natural Rest for Addiction.” Learn more at: http://www.kilobycenter.com/ .

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Weitz and Luxenberg – Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

NY LAW

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., April 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion.

Plaintiff Terrence Allen, a New York resident, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011 after taking Actos for more than four years. Mr. Allen and wife Susan brought the suit against Takeda, a Japanese pharmaceutical group, and Lilly, a pharmaceutical company based in Indianapolis, claiming the companies failed to warn that taking the drug could increase the risk of cancer. Mr. Allen’s case was the first lawsuit filed in the Actos Multi-District Litigation.

Actos, which was manufactured by Takeda and marketed in the U.S. by Lilly, has been widely used since 1999 by diabetics to control blood sugar levels. The drug is FDA-approved, but several safety studies have revealed a link between the drug and an increased risk for bladder cancer.

Allen’s suit claimed that Takeda and Lilly continued to manufacture and market the drug despite learning of the drug’s danger and failed to relay the bladder cancer risk to the medical community.

The verdict, delivered by a jury of eight, found Takeda and Lilly responsible and issued the $9 billion verdict. The verdict also ordered $1.475 million in compensatory damages.

The trial (Allen et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., # 6:12-cv-00064) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

About Weitz & Luxenberg:

Founded in 1986 by attorneys Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today ranks among the nation’s leading law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg’s numerous litigation areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants, accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of accidents are invited to rely on Weitz & Luxenberg’s more than 25 years of experience handling such cases.

You can contact the firm and get more information at http://www.weitzluxenberg.com/ .

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Four Seasons Chaplain and Grief Counselor Michael Lee Shares 10 Ways to Cope with Loss During the Holidays

Michael Lee HIGHLANDS, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Individuals who have recently lost a loved one may find Thursday’s ritual of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of the holiday season to be constant reminders of their loss. “In order to cope, it’s important to meet grief where it is,” says expert Michael Lee, a chaplain and grief counselor with the western North Carolina offices of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Grief occurs as the natural response to the loss of relationship when a person’s hopes for the future are taken away. When something or someone about which one has hopes is taken away, grief results.

“When you have an ongoing practice of thanksgiving, not a one-time ritual, it feeds your soul and gratitude comes,” he says.

Lee knows first-hand the power of grief. A former New York stock trader, he watched in disbelief from his vantage point in Battery Park City as the first plane hit tower one on Sept. 11, 2001. In the aftermath, he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, endured the grief and loss of a primary relationship, and attended seminary instead of working on Wall Street.

What he found is that everything is a trigger: music, commercials, photographs, and more.

“Essentially, you’re an open target. When it’s new and fresh…you’re just vulnerable and it hurts.”

Lee recommends the active cultivation of the habit of gratitude in the midst of grief as a way to cope. Here is his personal list of how-to strategies designed to help navigate the holiday season:
1. Seek perspective. The mind may play tricks, so gratitude offers perspective – and an exit from the prison of self-condemnation resulting from wondering if different choices could change the outcome.

2. Allow yourself to move on. “One of the interesting things about grief is that the loss can cause a person to feel numb. Sometimes, they become afraid to move on from grief, from the last intense feeling or connection,” he says.

3. Express gratitude for the person you’ve lost. “Gratefulness or gratitude keeps the relationship alive. You’ll no longer have the relationship you did, but gratitude will assuage feelings of guilt or abandonment, help you see them in a new way, and hold them in a place of life-giving emotion – not oppressive emotion.”

4. Choose comfort wisely. “Everyone will go to their place of comfort,” he says. An alcoholic, for example, may choose alcohol. “We may need to find new types of comfort.”

5. Do nothing. “If you don’t want to cook, then don’t. If you don’t want to celebrate, then don’t. If it is your time to sit down or walk and grieve, then it is. Don’t do a single thing.”

6. Replace remembrance with honoring. “This is powerful because it means you’re honoring that relationship consistently. You can only honor a person.” Lee honors the memory of his Dad by treating his daughter the way his father treated him. “Honor you have to bring forward,” he says. “I’m embodying who he was with me.”

7. Keep memories alive. When one remarks upon how much Mom loved the corn pudding or Dad’s enjoyment of football, it places their memory and spirit there with you.

8. Seek and lend support. With support, healing occurs and broken hearts mend. “One of the most powerful things is when people dig down deep into their strength to help someone else. It’s absolutely beautiful.”

9. Find what helps, and ignore what doesn’t. “I ask people to notice if they’re in a place they don’t want to be in their grieving process, and encourage them to find a place that could help them.”

10. Ignore harmful advice. “We may have poor, imprisoning or toxic behaviors or philosophies regarding how to engage and reflect on grieving. It is best not to repress emotions,” says Lee.

Eventually, the tide of grief will turn, and the days will seem brighter once again.

“Souls at times of grief feel as though they’re at the bottom of the ocean where there is no sun, no sound, and a sense of heaviness. If one can shift thanksgiving to a practice, then eventually there will be a day when they will rise above the water,” he says.

Michael Lee is a grief counselor and chaplain with the Highlands office of Four Seasons Compassion for Life – http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ – Flat Rock, N.C., serving patients in Henderson, Buncombe, Macon, Jackson, Swain and Transylvania counties and surrounding areas.

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Right at Home Dayton honors caregivers during National Caregivers Appreciation Month

Michael Manes DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month; and Right at Home Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance is making sure their experienced and well-trained caregivers are recognized for their dedication and compassion. National Caregiver Appreciation Month aims to acknowledge those who dedicate their time to caring for others.

Michael Manes, Right at Home Dayton franchise owner, has nominated three of his experienced and dedicated caregivers for the Right at Home National Family Caregiver Award.

“Our organization could not have become a leader in this industry if not for the excellent service that our amazing staff has delivered. These nominations are our way of showing our employees that we value and appreciate the important work they do every day,” says Manes.

Care giving is demanding and can lead to fatigue. Caregiver burnout is a very real condition and affects nurses and caregivers in all healthcare and caring environments. Caregiver Burnout, also known as Compassion Fatigue, or secondary traumatic stress (STS), is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may lead to a change in attitude from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Caregivers that are not receiving the help they need, or take on the responsibility of doing more than they are able to may experience burnout.

Caregivers may become overwhelmed with the physical, emotional, and financial toll that caring for a loved one at home carries. Those who are feeling rundown may experience the physical symptoms of fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. They may also experience feelings of guilt if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones. The hectic demands of the holidays typically compound the stress and feelings of guilt.

Being able to rely on professional, compassionate respite care can ease the burden and stress of caring for a loved one, and bring the joy back to the holidays. Right at Home – Dayton, specializing in eldercare and respite care, has been an excellent resource for professional, quality, and affordable caregivers in the Greater Dayton area since 2005.

Respite care provides planned, short-term breaks for those who are caring for loved ones who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility or nursing home. The purpose of respite care is to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in order to maintain a healthy care giving relationship. It not only beneficial for the caregiver, but also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. According to National Respite Coalition, respite care has been shown to reduce the likelihood of neglect and abuse for the patient, sustain the health and well being for the caregiver, and reduces the likelihood of divorce in the family.

It is no coincidence that November is National Caregivers Appreciation Month.

“The holidays are a great time to give a caregiver some recognition or at the very least a day off,” says Manes, “Those who selflessly devote their time to an elder or disabled individual demonstrate the true spirit of the holiday season.”

For more information about Right at Home(R) Dayton, In Home Care and Assistance, please call representatives 24 hours a day at (937)291-2244 or visit http://www.rightathomedayton.com/ .

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Kickstarter Project ‘Smile, You’re Living Longer’ Features Cartoon Signposts to Better Lifespans, Not Just Lengthier Ones

Dick Samson MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today EraNova Institute announces a Kickstarter crowdfunding project, “Smile, You’re Living Longer!” When completed, it will be an eBook of Long-Term Health CareToons(TM) that clarify life-improving choices for today’s longer-living seniors and working-age adults.

“A lifespan isn’t what it used to be,” says Dick Samson, EraNova’s Director, who will lead the project. “It’s no longer the old five-part drill: learn, earn, retire, decline, expire.” Since more of us are living into our 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, and beyond 100, and since we’re blessed with a growing range of health and lifestyle options, “It’s a whole new ballgame.”

Now, Samson points out, there are many ways to:
* Learn, but never stop learning,
* Earn longer if we need or want to,
* Pursue new dreams instead of retiring passively,
* Put off and minimize decline,
* Get a bang out of life up until the end.

“Most people haven’t tumbled to the most important new opportunities,” says Samson. “There’s a ton of information, but it’s scattered and often contradictory. Digesting it can be time-consuming and boring. That’s why I came up with CareToons(TM), to convey the most vital facts, weeding out the jargon and junk.”

The humorous presentation adds efficiency. “People just smile and get the point. It couldn’t be simpler.”

CareToons(TM) will help people:
* Look at thornier issues such as someday needing help with tasks of daily living (long-term care),
* Focus on key facts about diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that promote extra years of productivity.
* Explore today’s senior-living options, ranging from culture-rich assisted-living communities to modifications of one’s current home,
* Review the many ways to pay for quality senior living and care,
* Access the cornucopia of life-enriching options for those who stay active and involved.

Unlike self-help, Samson’s approach never prescribes. It informs through pleasant bursts of insight.

Although aimed at consumers, the CareToons(TM) may also be used by professionals to make points with clients or constituents. These pros include healthcare providers, suppliers of health-promoting services or products, insurance agents, financial advisers, managers of senior-living and home-care services, community leaders, and public policy makers.

For the project description and sample CareToons(TM), visit the Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23182138/smile-youre-living-longer .

With brevity and ebullience, the project will touch on many of today’s hottest issues: healthcare, health reform, Obamacare, long-term care insurance, prevention and preventive medicine, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease, food and nutrition, exercise and fitness, environmental health, wellness and wellness programs, incomes for people of all ages, the politics of wealth and poverty, and more.

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* Photo Caption: EraNova Institute Director Dick Samson.

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Bubbles Baking Co. Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in First Street Label Blueberry Muffins

First Street muffins VAN NUYS, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bubbles Baking Co. is voluntarily recalling 9,229 cases of Blueberry Muffin 14 oz. and Blueberry Loaf Cake 16 oz. due to undeclared milk and soy allergen. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.

The voluntary recall was initiated after company discovered that milk and soy was inadvertently left off the allergen declaration.

As of this date, there have been no adverse reactions complaints reported relating to this recall. The Muffins and Loaf Cakes were distributed to Smart & Final Stores only in the following states: California and Arizona.

Consumers may return the product to the place where purchased for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact Bubbles Baking Co. 800-777-4970 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

For company information, visit: http://bubblesbakingco.com/ .

Bubbles Baking Co., 15215 Keswick Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405.

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Resolving Tensions and Painful Conditions – Holistic Wellbeing Through Progressive Muscle Relaxation

The mental trainer Carola Riss-Tafilaj from Munich has developed a relaxation regime that is easy to learn, and, with regular practice, brings about a holistic feeling of wellbeing: all that is necessary is to apply the principle of tensing specific muscle groups before they are relaxed.

Resolving Tensions and Painful Conditions - Holistic Wellbeing Through   Progressive Muscle Relaxation
CD Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Munich, 22.07.2013 – Everyone knows and feels it. The fast pace of modern life strains not only our nerves, but also our muscles. Stress, the rush to get everything done, heavy physical work, just as well as lack of exercise during the work day can lead to very unpleasant tensions in the whole body. The consequences are: discomfort, aches and pains, problems with the intervertebral discs, with joints and nerves. But what can you do, when problems and stress have relentlessly become entrenched in the muscles?

An entrepreneur from Munich has devoted herself to this widespread problem area and developed a relaxation regime which enables the user to achieve full relaxation in every muscle group of the body with an easy, comfortable technique.
Using her CD, which contains an introduction, a beautiful, relaxing background sound and the detailed instructions, the listeners can put themselves into a state of deep relaxation. And the CD also provides the option to work with this relaxation technique in either the short or the long version.

“Progressive muscle relaxation is a scientifically approved method for releasing tensions”, says Carola Riss-Tafilaj , author of the CD-Project “Progressive Muscle Relaxation after E. Jacobson” and managing director of Frequenzia Music World. “By means of concentration the users are taken on a little journey through their own body, in much the same way as in autogenic training. But in the process, the listeners are directed to deliberately focus on specific muscle groups in their body. These muscle groups are first tensed, then the tension is held for several seconds, and finally the tension is released. The basic aim here is that the users can develop a whole new body awareness so that they are sensitive both to the tensing up and letting go; they will thereby be able to feel themselves and their body with a deeper awareness in the future.”

This method is based on the procedure developed by the American physician and physiologist Edmund Jacobson, who discovered that the deliberate and mindful tensing and releasing of specific muscle groups is one of the most effective methods of relaxation.

“This is an ideal alternative to get to know yourself and your body in a new way”, says the mind trainer. “Also, the method is a further step in stimulating a lasting process of self-healing. You will notice that if you practice regularly, renewed tensions have little chance of establishing themselves”.

The CD ” Progressive Muscle Relaxation after E. Jacobson ” has a duration of over 60 minutes and will be available for sale from the 22.07.2013.

Bildrechte: Fotalia

Label, Records, Publisher

Kontakt:
FREQUENZIA MUSIC WORLD
Carola Riss-Tafilaj
Zieblandstrasse 47
80798 München
49 89 54243625
info@frequenzia.biz
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New thinking for OEMs with solutions from Diener Precision Pumps

New thinking for OEMs with solutions from Diener Precision Pumps

“We constantly are searching ways and means to further simplify the design and fitting options of gear pumps, piston pumps and valves , thus extending their service life, cleaning efficiency, and overall performance. We aim to make our products even more compact, lighter and less complex. Space requirement is reduced to a minimum and power consumption lowered continuously”, explains John Bishop, Sales and Marketing Director of Diener Precision Pumps. In November 2012, Diener Precision Pumps launched a new bi-stable latching solenoid valve , excelling by greatly reduced energy consumption, cold operation without heat transfer to the liquid and maximum safety by on board electronics immediately switching the valve to the safety position in case of power failure. The valve thus combines the positive features of mono-stabil as well as bi-stabil solenoid valves in one product.

Solutions for different industries

Since the company”s founding 19 years ago, Diener Precision Pumps has been focusing on developing solutions for OEM markets in liquid handling and control. As development partner, the company cooperates closely with the engineers of its customers. In this way, solutions for diverse industries are created. Diener Precision Pumps’ gear pumps , piston pumps and valves are suited for medical, biotechnical and pharmaceutical applications, analytical and laboratory applications, for HVAC, food and beverages, chemistry, water purification, aerospace applications, or professional ink-jet printers
Diener Precision Pumps makes use of trade fairs such as COMPAMED in Düsseldorf and MEDTEC in Stuttgart to establish contacts and identify new markets. “On such an occasion we, for instance, found out that there was a demand for dosing pumps for coffee machines. We are constantly searching for new markets and new applications and we grow in different industries “, explains John Bishop.

Increasing demand in growth market China

Headquartered in Embrach near Zurich, Diener Precision Pumps is well established on world markets today with presences in the UK and the USA. Sweden, Germany, the USA and Japan are the most important export markets. The most important growth market is China, where Diener Precision Pumps records a rapidly increasing demand.
Diener Precision Pumps develops and produces its pumps and valves at its own ideally situated facilities in Embrach. All products are 100% Swiss made. The plant in Embrach is in command of state-of-the-art faculties for research, development, production and quality control. Diener Precision Pumps is certified to the quality standard ISO 9001 and to the medical standard ISO 13485, and has a clean room according to ISO class 7. “We keep optimizing technologies and processes to ensure the highest standards of quality and efficiency and thus control costs for the benefit of customers”, comments John Bishop on the high quality standard of Diener Precision Pumps.

Interested OEMs can find out more about Diener Precision Pumps’ innovative products and solutions at COMPAMED Trade Fair from 20 – 22 November 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

About Diener Precision Pumps
Diener Precision Pumps designs and manufactures pumps and valves for OEM fluid handling systems. We are a privately owned engineering company run by engineers for engineers. Proven designs, a wide range of options and willingness to embrace new technology assures the exact configuration required for even the most critical requirements. Superior value, optimum performance, unequaled quality and reliability are the hallmark of our reputation. We are dedicated to continuous improvement of designs, materials, and processes to ensure our customers profitability and their user’s satisfaction throughout the life of their instruments. Precise fluid delivery is our specialty. Rather than provide “off-the-shelf” products, we work with our customers” engineers to design and optimize pump/valve performance and enhance your equipment performance. Low power consumption is a key part of low-flow applications – our solutions are optimized for maximum efficiency. We present a menu of design alternatives and work with you to minimize your installed costs.

Kontakt:
Diener Precision Pumps Ltd
Manuela Chablais
Stationsstrasse 66
8424 Embrach
+41 (0) 44 866 72 72
switzerland@dienerprecisionpumps.com
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CAELO digital solutions – for uninterrupted digital work flow

In a consistent extension of the digital product portfolio, bredent offers an extensive product range consisting of hardware and software components to close the existing gaps in the digital work flow. In the area of software, bredent offers innovative solutions of the future for the digital designing of dentures.

CAELO digital solutions - for uninterrupted digital work flow
CAELO digital solutions by bredent

Communication between the dentist, practice/dental laboratory and milling centre is becoming increasingly important and the data volume that needs to be passed on is ever increasing. With the CAELO e.order, bredent offers a professional platform which enables this communication, data exchange and style conversion, and satisfies all legal data-protection pre-requisites. e.order is an extraordinary communication-, monitoring- and networking software with an extensive service scope and Cloud storage options – a software which increases mobility and flexibility.

In e.cad – currently in a development stage – a modular CAD software, the scope of a function can be adjusted individually to user requirements. The development of e.implant, a CAD tool is consistent as a modular software component for the design of individual abutments in just a few steps.

The also under development located new open e.scan stl-Scanner contains an integrated PC and it is designed as compact, economical and practical. The corresponding interface with e.order already exists.
As a meaningful and essential addition to the full digital work flow, bredent also offers the appropriate breCAM consumables (wax/PMMA/high-performance polymers) as standard 98 mm round blanks in different strengths for open CAM systems.

The new material innovation BioHPP must be mentioned here as milling round blank breCAM.BioHPP or as granules for the 2 press system. BioHPP is a high-performance polymer for permanently fixed or removable dentures.

In the area of high-quality plastics for cutting, bredent offers breCAM.resin or a range of PMMA thermoplastic in different tooth colours that are especially suitable for long-term dental prosthetics.

New materials also bring new challenges for processing. bredent has therefore developed its patented milling machine breCAM.cutter for wet and dry processing, for sensitive cutting of wax, thermoplastics and high-performance polymers

In summary, it can be said that bredent offers a coherent and complete concept of an inter-dependent digital production chain containing coordinated and optimised hardware and software components, consumables and tools.

The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
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SKY5X II – the transfer table for 3D implant planning – simplified and long-lasting

SKY5X II - the transfer table for 3D implant planning - simplified and long-lasting
SKY5X II, the transfer table for 3D implant planning by bredent

Durability is a success factor for companies and it means continuous development. The bredent components as well as the therapy concepts are improving consistently – also in the area of 3D implant planning, because the second generation of the transfer table for manufacturing drilling templates with SKY5X II is now ready and it integrates the knowledge of long-term experience and feedback from the whole world.

In particular, the idea was to implement the wish of simplifying the transfer table further. This wish has been fulfilled by bredent: The new transfer table SKY5X II is even better suited for the prepared fitting jobs in the model, as the stroke distance was increased considerably. The resulting increased work area simplifies the work, saves time and therefore money. To increase compactness and safety, the scales “black on white” are bigger and they can be read from the top – this guarantees the correct adjustment of all parameters. Further, the drilling arm with a counter weight and an integrated tool depression enable easier handling. The solid structure requires very little maintenance, is permanently accurate and is a guarantee for long life.

The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
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BioHPP – A new material class in dental prosthetic

High-performance polymers belong to the future – in dentistry too. You therefore increasingly find perfect dental implant prosthetic solutions through new, innovative materials and technologies. With its competency in plastics, bredent will display concepts around BioHPP at the IDS 2013.

BioHPP - A new material class in dental prosthetic

BioHPP is a material developed to meet the requirements of dental prosthetics, whose predecessors are being used successfully in human medicine for more than 30 years as spinal intermediate bodies, knuckle joints and hip joint prosthetics, so that their bio-compatibility and mechanical properties are already tried and tested. These high-performance polymers have high long-term stability and low water retention.

Thanks to the white colour “White Shade” and its physiological elasticity in the area of bones, BioHPP is particularly good as framework material for small and big high-value fittings. The remarkable strength, the optimum polish and the low affinity to plaque formation are very impressive.

bredent offers two different options of processing:

- BioHPP as milling blank with special cutter for the manufacture of prosthetic fittings in the common CAD/CAM processes.
- Processing of BioHPP by means of a pressing procedure, through the for 2 press system, a specially developed vacuum pressing device.

The wide visio.lign range of pre-fabricated or customized veneering materials are available for the veneering of BioHPP, which is bonded to the BioHPP with the help of a special primer having the highest possible shear resistance.

Another very interesting indication is the manufacture of individual abutments with the help of the over-pressing technology in the for 2 press system. Here, the abutment is modelled and finally over-pressed individually according to the shape of the tooth on the SKY elegance Titanium base. A homogeneous bonding takes place between the Titanium base and BioHPP, which is absolutely free of gaps and has the best possible mechanical properties. The “Off-Peak” property (shock absorption) cushions the load transfer to the implant. The abutment is also suitable for immediate loading. The white colour ensures that no dark shadows show through the gingiva. Opaques are therefore not required any more. The SKY elegance abutments can be veneered directly with visio.lign, or provided with ceramic or metal crowns and bridges.

In short, the innovative material BioHPP offers new possibilities of fitting patients with fixed and removable high-value dental prosthetics on implants or natural teeth – from individual abutments to telescoping prosthetics.

Bildrechte: Photo by Harald Schwindt, Landau, Germany

The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
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breCAM.BioHPP blanks – the material of the future

With BioHPP, a new material group for permanently fixed or removable dentures (Medicine Product Class IIa, CE 0583), bredent opens up absolutely new application options, especially in the area of metal-free dental prosthetics. This new material also offers an ideal integration in the CAD/CAM System CAELO and other open CNC systems.

breCAM.BioHPP blanks - the material of the future
breCAM.BioHPP blanks by bredent

breCAM.BioHPP is a CAD/CAM blank produced from BioHPP and it is available as round blank with indentation (98mm Ø x 16/20/24mm). BioHPP is a material on a base of ceramics-strengthened polyether ether ketone “PEEK”. It has been in use in human medicine for more than 30 years successfully for spinal column intermediate body and hip joint prosthesis. It offers excellent bio-compatibility and has a bone-like flexibility which makes it ideal for use in implant-supported dental prosthetics (Off-Peak Effect). In addition to the outstanding physical and chemical material properties as well as the non-abrasive effect on antagonists. The white framework colour delivers perfect results in the Red-White Aesthetics. breCAM.BioHPP can be used as material for monolithic dentures and can also be used with suitable composites in veneers. Thanks to the optimum polish and low affinity to plaque formation, BioHPP is ideal for the manufacture of high-value dental prosthetic
supplies. As thermoplastic materials require appropriate tools for dry processing, the breCAM.cutter should be used especially for this application.

The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
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“COEVO” – abutments for external systems

Sustainable solutions are characterized by flexibility. Following this basic idea, bredent developed “COEVO” the new prosthetics on implants.

“COEVO” is a fully innovative approach in the area of the implant abutment family. This continuously growing abutment family opens up totally new implant prosthetic concepts for the implant prosthetics and implantology technicians in connection with the use of new materials.

With their special process technology, these totally new abutments offer maximum freedoms and flexibilities not only to the users of bredent medical SKY implant systems, but also to the users of other implant systems. At present, they are benefiting implant users of the companies Straumann® (Bone Level), Astra-Tech® (OsseoSpeed TX) and Nobel Biocare® (NobelActive).

The names of the new abutments “COEVO” are:

- uni.cone
- uni.cone XL
- elegance
- TiSi.snap

The motive force behind the development was the increase in economy and product safety for dental and implantology technicians. The idea is to use as much as necessary and as little as possible for customization and simultaneously the high product and material safety through industrial pre-fabrication.

The option of working with CAD/CAM applications is always available. It doesn’t matter which material is being used. Above all, the dental technician has the option of leaving the entire value creation process to the dental laboratory. Of course, he can work with tried and tested methods and use and offer innovative materials without establishing new process techniques in the laboratory.

For example, the “elegance abutment” made of the high-performance composite BioHPP: It can be used in the well-known press technique and also as fabricated abutment.

This material and this process technology are the clinching argument against the painful “chipping” subject in implant prosthetics. An intelligent bonding technique is used to paste highly interconnected composite veneering shells manufactured under high pressure on the framework quickly and safely. The initial masticating pressure on the implant borne tooth replacement is reduced by approx. 50%.

The advantage of high product safety through industrially prefabricated abutments made of Titanium, like the TiSi.Snap abutment or the uni.cone abutment allows the dental technician to offer very economical prosthetic solutions. It even enables implantology technicians and/or dentists, to implement these economical solutions on the dentist’s chair in the practice immediately – in some cases without sending the work to the dental laboratory.

The extension of the prosthetic spectrum for the dental laboratory and the user is the most crucial utility of this abutment family – with regard to a high material- and product stability and in connection with a safe and mature process technology.

The dental technician can plan the prosthetics on an individual case basis, and therefore offer the CAD/CAM method or an individual, analogous solution. Besides, he can use the industrially fabricated abutments with their tried and tested advantages.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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crea.lign freestyle – veneering system in freestyle layering

crea.lign freestyle - veneering system in freestyle layering
crea.lign freestyle by bredent

crea.lign freestyle by bredent is the new veneering composite material claiming to overcome the existing limits and limitations of plastic veneers and achieving new standards in permanent veneering in metal-, ceramic- and polymer framework materials.

The purely nano-filled veneering material crea.lign is opalescent and it does not contain any ground glass fillers. This enables one to achieve not only excellent polishing properties but also brilliant aesthetic results. The crea.lign veneering composite is available with immediate effect in all the classical A-D colours of the freestyle layering technology. Together with the new crea.lign opaque, a complete system is available for all indications in veneering technology.

With crea.lign freestyle, bredent has consciously taken recourse to the successful implementation of optimum plaque- and colour-stable veneering materials from the visio.lign system, and supplemented them with the extra masses required by the freestyle layering technology.

The cutting masses E1 to E4 that have been newly colour-graded can be used to shape the dentine cutting transitions harmonically. Besides, colour safety is achieved in the two-layer technology without compromising the liveliness of the veneer.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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crea.lign freestyle – veneering system in freestyle layering

crea.lign freestyle - veneering system in freestyle layering
crea.lign freestyle by bredent

crea.lign freestyle by bredent is the new veneering composite material claiming to overcome the existing limits and limitations of plastic veneers and achieving new standards in permanent veneering in metal-, ceramic- and polymer framework materials.

The purely nano-filled veneering material crea.lign is opalescent and it does not contain any ground glass fillers. This enables one to achieve not only excellent polishing properties but also brilliant aesthetic results. The crea.lign veneering composite is available with immediate effect in all the classical A-D colours of the freestyle layering technology. Together with the new crea.lign opaque, a complete system is available for all indications in veneering technology.

With crea.lign freestyle, bredent has consciously taken recourse to the successful implementation of optimum plaque- and colour-stable veneering materials from the visio.lign system, and supplemented them with the extra masses required by the freestyle layering technology.

The cutting masses E1 to E4 that have been newly colour-graded can be used to shape the dentine cutting transitions harmonically. Besides, colour safety is achieved in the two-layer technology without compromising the liveliness of the veneer.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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crea.lign opaque – 8 for 17 different colours plus GUM

crea.lign opaque - 8 for 17 different colours plus GUM
crea.lign opaque by bredent

The newly developed colour system of the crea.lign opaque of bredent offers optimum economy and customization. All colours of the classical A-D system are covered by just eight opaques, without restrictions on the layer thickness or colour effect of the veneering.

Together with the MKZ primer, the light hardening crea.lign opaque forms the basis for optimum combination of metallic and ceramic framework materials and therefore allowsp dental prosthetic supplies without gaps.

The crea.lign paste opaque achieves the required colour range at just 0.1 mm layer thickness, without making any compromises with regard to the stroke pattern and strength. The matt surface after polymerization shows the correct hardening that can be achieved with the existing light polymerization devices of the veneering technology.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
Tel: +49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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Argentinean team of doctors is awarded with prize for innovative vein treatment with biolitec-laser

Dr. Ferracani presents initial experience with new laser technology at a congress in Buenos Aires – Internal Valvuloplasty (VLI) enables valve repair for the first time – First prize for repair of venous valves from the Society of Phlebologie and Lymphology

Argentinean team of doctors is awarded with prize for innovative vein treatment with biolitec-laser
Dr Ferracani wins award for repair of venous valves

Jena, 13. June 2013 – At the 20. Congress of the Argentinean Society of Phlebologie and Lymphology, which took place from 16th till 18th May 2013, specialists informed and discussed about the newest developments of their field. The congress´ highlight: Awarding the prize of the Society of Phlebologie and Lymphology. This year, it was awarded to Dr. Ferracani for the treatment of defect venous valves with Internal Valvuloplasty (VLI).

Defect venous valves impair the function of the affected vein to transport blood back to the heart. Due to this, varicose veins develop which can cause, besides cosmetic issues, also severe medical problems. For a long time, varicose veins were removed during surgery, which does not only pose a major procedure, but is also accompanied by severe side effects. For several years, biolitec has provided doctors with ELVeS Radial™ – a laser therapy that removes varicose veins with nearly no pain and little side effects and whose advantages have already been approved by several scientific studies.

The Internal Valvuloplasty (VLI) represents an important step in development to further optimize the laser treatment of sickened veins. Starting point of the development was the desire uttered among experts to focus on restoring the vein’s function rather than removing it completely. Dr. Ferracani wanted to an-swer the question if already existing technology could be applied to solve this task.

To initially test this new therapeutical method, he treated a small number of patients with ELVeS Radial™ fibres of biolitec to repair the defect venous valves. The results achieved are very promising, as circumference and flow reduction could be reduced, and that on a longer period of time.

Dr. Ferracani presented this new method to an international specialist audience at the 20th Congress of the Argentinean Society of Phlebologie and Lymphology, which awarded him with the first prize for his pioneering work. In the future new research and large number of cases shall further confirm the mode of operation of this method.

About biolitec®:
biolitec® AG is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments und the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibres – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides the laser treatment of cancer with Foscan®, biolitec® primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the laser system most often used worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. Ceralas® HPD laser therapy enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, orthopaedics, gynaecology as well as ophtalmology also belong to the business field of biolitec®. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt:
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 6172/ 27159-20
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
http://www.biolitec.de


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crea.lign stains and visio.paint – for liveliness almost like the “real ones”

crea.lign stains and visio.paint - for liveliness almost like the
Photo: Lab. Od. Lazetera Antonio, Savona, Italy

To make them look as natural as possible, bredent is introducing new stains on the market. With crea.lign stains, intensive masses having the same material quality as crea.lign veneering composites are available for colour customization in the direct application, which need not be painted over. The crea.lign stains are therefore ideal, especially for intensifying the inter-dental spaces, cutting edges and fissures.

Besides, with the visio.paint “internal stains”, liquid stains are available for all plastics and composites. visio.paint stains are applied with the help of the cut-back technique or directly, and painted over. visio.paint stains are therefore also suitable for customization of monolith CAD/CAM restorations or artificial teeth – for depth effects and liveliness.

The colours harden easily and can be applied directly with a brush on the veneer or mixed with the layer masses. Colour consistency and ceramic standard can be achieved by coating with the crea.lign masses.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
Tel: +49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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DTK Adhesive – maximum bonding strength even at ambient temperature and with zirconia

DTK Adhesive - maximum bonding strength even at ambient temperature and with zirconia
double-component composite adhesive (DTK) by bredent

At the IDS 2013, the bredent Group will demonstrate its competence in the matter of plastics and dental implant prosthetics. A logical consequence of the evaluation of prosthetic implant systems was to offer the proven DTK adhesive for the attachment – and connecting parts – also for pasting individual zircon abutments.

The DTK adhesive is a double-component composite adhesive, which is used with the help of light- and self-hardening at room temperature to paste prosthetic supplies made of metal or zircon oxide. In case of metal, the adhesive bond (CoCr/NEM/EMF/Titan) is established without mechanical retentions, with the MKZ primer or the Silano pen. The DTK adhesive is also ideal for bonding attachment- or connecting parts (double T adhesive bonds) made of metal in the combination technology.

The DTK adhesive achieves its full bonding strength through light polymerization as well as self-hardening (ambient temperature). According to a research report of the Jena University, the adhesive bond strength increases from Titan to zircon dioxide (Titan adhesive base for individual zircon dioxide abutment) during artificial ageing from approx. 30 MPa to up to approx. 38 MPa. This guarantees a stable and durable bonding.
Handling of the DTK adhesive is uncomplicated and easy with two separate cartridges containing base paste and catalyst paste. The two components can be conserved for 2 years at ambient temperature.

The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
andreas.bischoff@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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MKZ primer and MKZ EM-activator

MKZ primer and MKZ EM-activator
MKZ primer and MKZ EM-activator by bredent

bredent has developed the MKZ primer to achieve a totally cohesive chemical bonding of the veneering plastics/composite metal and ceramics materials. The MKZ primer has already become a proven reference standard in connection with non-noble metals, Titanium alloys and oxide ceramics such as Zirconium dioxide.

Besides CrCoMo alloys, reduced gold and gold-free noble metal alloys such as silver-palladium are being used increasingly in the production of frameworks and superstructures. Many metal primers and conventional silanizing are unable to achieve optimum bonding strength on these alloys, as would be necessary in full veneering in the lateral teeth area or in implant bridges.

Bonding strengths of more than 25 MPa can be achieved for noble metal alloys too using the MKZ EM-activator of bredent, which is mixed with MKZ primer before use. This holds true especially for galvanic-gold and palladium-silver alloys. (see research report of the Jena University Clinic).

The separate presentation in a plastic drip bottle with yellow seal ensures 100% effect of the primer over the entire life span of the product. The MKZ EM-activator

is mixed with the MKZ primer only if the noble metal alloys are conditioned. The effect on ceramics, zircon and NEM or titanium is not affected or reduced.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com


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Easy-Snap locking pin: Reliability for dentist and patient

Easy-Snap locking pin: Reliability for dentist and patient
Easy-Snap locking pin by bredent

bredent GmbH & Co.KG stands for innovative products and application concepts for more than 35 years. The family undertaking claims to have the most modern production plants and state-of-the-art products.

The existing Snap locking pin system used to fix removable dentures too, was subjected to consistent further development during the course of process- and quality assurance. The new Easy-Snap locking pin offers more safety to the patient by virtue of its improved design and optimized material. Perfect handling is guaranteed through the change in the retention mechanism of the locking pin axle as well as the use of a spring ring. In deference to systemic considerations, the dimensions of both systems have been kept identical, so that all accessory parts can be used further.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
Tel: +49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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HIGH.lign – Vitality in prosthetics

HIGH.lign - Vitality in prosthetics
Plastic serie HIGH.lign by bredent

bredent has been producing plastics in Germany for more than 25 years and it passes this know-how on to dental technicians in the form of first-class products. Easy processing and compatibility of the materials with the patient always remaining at the forefront. The new plastics series HIGH.lign of bredent covers high-value prosthetic plastics as well as crown- and bridge materials. All plastics offer maximum mechanical performance for their respective use.

The prosthetic plastics include uni.lign for the packing and casting technology, as well as the innovative novelty uni.lign speed, the repair plastic. These plastics achieve above-average mechanical values as well as low residual monomer counts, and are therefore very interesting for the manufacture of total-, partial- and implant prosthetics. uni.lign speed allows time-saving repairs through fast hardening. The good modelling property of the plastic reduces the processing time through target-oriented application.

top.lign professional with very high break resistance allows the manufacture of delicate crowns and bridges for long-term use. The very good colour stability reduces the ageing process of the plastic and increases the aesthetics. The temporary crown- and bridge material top.lign breformance guarantees the easy manufacture of temporary restorations.

With uni.lign and visio.lign, bredent offers a high-value combination of aesthetic tooth replacement which can be customised with the Red-White- Aesthetics Set. uni.lign is available in three vein-free and three veined natural colour grades. top.lign is available in the classic A-D shades.

About bredent group:
The bredent group is an internationally-active, family-run company.

It develops and produces optimally coordinated stand-alone products, system solutions (e.g. in implant prosthetics) and “Made in Germany” treatment concepts. These enable dentists and dental technicians to produce and maintain high-quality, cost-effective aesthetic restorations that ensure periodontal hygiene.

The bredent group strives to be amongst the best. That is why the employees are always ready to deliver excellence for our clients and their patients, with the necessary flexibility and openness.

With its expertise and innovative drive, the bredent group is the paradigm for the dental market.

Kontakt
bredent GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent.com

Pressekontakt:
bredent medical GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Bischoff
Weissenhorner Straße 2
89250 Senden
+49 (0) 7309 / 872-396
pr@bredent.com
http://www.bredent-medical.com


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Franziskus Hospital, Berlin is training doctors on the Ceralas® HPD Dual laser system from biolitec for prostatic hyperplasia

A minimally invasive, gentle laser system from biolitec for the treatment of BPH is in use at the Franziskus Hospital in Berlin – TWISTER™ fiber from biolitec for working with the contact method – Innovative laser from biolitec is the first urological laser in the world with two parallel wavelengths – Training with the biolitec laser system is also in demand internationally

Jena, 6th June 2013 – What is meant by benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous increase in the size and number of cells that make up the prostate. This occurs predominantly in the second half of life in men. The symptoms for such a disease are, among other things, a weakened urinary stream or increased time for emptying the bladder. The patients affected have severe problems in managing their day-to-day life and peace at night is disturbed. A feeling of loss in the quality of life is the consequence.

At the Franziskus Hospital in Berlin, benign prostate hyperplasia is treated with the modern Ceralas® HPD Dual laser. Selective light vaporization is used in the treatment with the laser system from biolitec in order to remove excess soft tissue gently. As a result of the high level of absorption of the laser system in water, the laser beam is prevented from being emitted in the bladder and/or other regions that are not meant to be treated. The Ceralas® HPD Dual is the first urological laser in the world with two parallel wavelengths of 1470 nm and 980 nm. In combination with the new, patented TWISTER™ fiber, the biolitec laser system ensures that there is only minimum or no post-operative bleeding or bleeding during surgery as well as conservation of the surrounding tissue that is favorable for expeditious convalescence. The TWISTER™ contact fiber permits a laser-TUR to be provided in an extremely efficient manner. The patented design of the glass tip gives the user direct and tactile feedback on the surface to be removed and vaporized and simplifies the modeling of the tissue. The glass tip ensures consistent performance and the best results. In fact, larger prostate glands can be treated within a short period of time.

The laser achieves high ablation rates of 3 grams / minute and leads to a smaller but effective coagulation zone as a result of which possible side effects are minimized. The treatment can be administered in the OPD (Out-patient Department) and working in contact mode is possible. “The patient benefits from a short time period of catheter insertion and excellent haemostasis. Moreover, it becomes possible to provide optimal nursing care to high-risk patients” explained Dr. Rüffert, the senior physician, and Prof. Dr. Beer, the Chief Medical Director of the Urological Clinic. Compared to conventional operations, laser therapy for benign prostate hyperplasia is a less traumatizing and rather painless and comfortable alternative.

Apart from laser-aided treatments, the Franziskus Hospital in Berlin also offers training for using the innovative Ceralas® HPD Laser of biolitec safely for treating benign prostate hyperplasia. The training sessions are also attended by medical doctors from Japan, England, France, USA, Russia and other countries.

About biolitec®:
biolitec® AG is one of the leading companies worldwide in the field of medical laser treatments und the only provider that possesses all relevant core competencies – photosensitizers, laser devices and optical fibres – in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Besides the laser treatment of cancer with Foscan®, biolitec® primarily researches on minimally-invasive and gentle laser treatments and markets them. ELVeS Radial™ (Endo Laser Vein System) is the laser system most often used worldwide for the treatment of varicose veins. Ceralas® HPD laser therapy enables a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in urology. Gentle laser treatments in the fields of proctology, ENT, orthopaedics, gynaecology as well as ophtalmology also belong to the business field of biolitec®. Further information at www.biolitec.com.

Kontakt:
biolitec AG
Jörn Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Straße 15
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 6172/ 27159-20
joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
http://www.biolitec.de


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