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Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Active Cancer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 dicembre 2019

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance today announced results from retrospective real-world data analyses reporting outcomes on the safety and effectiveness of Eliquis® (apixaban) compared to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or warfarin for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with active cancer (n=14,086). The real-world data analyses were highlighted during oral presentations at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
In a second oral presentation, results from a sub-group analysis of the primary study were highlighted based on different levels of risk for developing recurrent VTE, a blood clot most often found in the legs or lungs. Study findings were generally consistent with the primary analysis. It is important to note that, anticoagulants, including Eliquis, increase the risk of bleeding and can cause serious, potentially fatal bleeding. VTE is the third most common cause of vascular death after heart attack and stroke.i VTE can be a major health problem among patients with cancer, with studies showing that patients with cancer are at a significantly increased risk for VTE compared to those without cancer.ii VTE is also a leading cause of death in cancer patients, and a significant predictor for all-cause mortality.iii,iv
In these real-world analyses, four U.S. commercial insurance claims databases were used to identify VTE patients with active cancer (defined as cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment [chemotherapy, radiation and/or cancer-related surgery] within six months before or 30 days after VTE diagnosis) who initiated apixaban, LMWH, or warfarin within 30 days following the first VTE event. The risk of events was evaluated using a Cox proportional hazard model. Inverse probability treatment weighting (IPTW) was used to balance patient characteristics between apixaban, LMWH, and warfarin cohorts. Patients were followed to the earliest of: health plan disenrollment, death, index therapy discontinuation, switch to another anticoagulant, study end, or a maximum of 6 months. This was done to evaluate the rates of MB, CRNMB, and recurrent VTE (fatal or non-fatal) among VTE patients with active cancer prescribed apixaban, LMWH, or warfarin in routine clinical practice.

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Relax ALLY crowdfunding campaign raised € 100 000 to end the travel nightmare

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 dicembre 2014

relaxRelax ALLY equity crowdfunding campaign reached the campaign target 17th December 2014. Company raised € 100 000 through FundedByMe crowdfunding platform.Active Ally Oy/Ltd (a Finnish company) provides innovative solutions for the travel market that uniquely solves a huge problem experienced by millions of travellers daily. Sleep comfortably while sitting in airplanes, trains, busses and cars.Their product Relax ALLY® helps to fall asleep relaxed, prevents the head from falling and thus sleep from interrupting.“The problem is simply huge and for some reason people just seems to have accepted it. We wanted to wake-up people with a horror themed travel nightmare video and show a viable solution with huge potential to revolutionise the way we travel.” says Mr. Lasse Korvala, CEO, Active Ally Oy. The product has already been sold to over twenty countries and has been featured in global media (Forbes, Entrepreneur, Mail Online, The Telegraph and USA today). Now the company aims to grow and is raising funds via an equity crowdfunding campaign. Currently with over 60 international investors and 4 lead investors the campaign has already exceeded it’s initial goal € 100 000 and is the biggest Finnish success on the FundedByMe platform till date.The company has already started issuing shares but still welcomes new investments until the closing date (29th of Dec).”Active Ally Oy has an easily understood business, a solution to a well known problem with IPR in hand and an experienced team that we have had the opportunity to meet and evaluate in beforehand. We see the opportunity for co-operation and are investing into this company as a lead investor. We recommend this company with highly scalable business to other investor colleagues.” says lead investor Mr. Antti Miettinen, Guida Invest Oy, a Finnish investment company as the lead investor.”It is clear that Relax ALLY will have huge demand in the Asian travel hubs. With a successful airline company co-operation we will have a solid take off for growth also in this market area.” says lead investor Mr. Jari Talvinen, Managing Partner, Paradise Investment, Singapore. (photo: relax)

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Churches Meet the Hungarian EU Presidency

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 gennaio 2011

As part of the series of regular encounters between churches and the incoming EU Presidencies, a delegation of Hungarian and European church representatives was received by the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán in Budapest. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén and the Secretaries of State Mihály Varga, Peter Szíjjárto, Zoltán Balog and László Szászfalvi as well as by several advisers.Prime Minister Orbán responded to the churches´ concerns and welcomed their active engagement with the Hungarian government during the forthcoming 6 months and beyond. He asked the churches for their support in bringing all European governments and societies to recognise that the integration of Roma communities should be a European, and not just a national commitment of some European governments. It will only be possible to improve the living conditions of Roma throughout Europe, if all European governments cooperate. Identification of best practices is a priority for the Hungarian EU Presidency, to which the churches with their experience and well- established relationships with Roma communities have much to contribute.
As one of the priorities of the Hungarian EU Presidency is to bring Europe closer to its citizens, the church representatives emphasised the involvement of civil society at large, as well as of religious communities in particular in the decision-making process on the European level. Prime Minister Orbán in his response acknowledged the difficulties of the European Institutions to get closer to the citizens. He encouraged the churches to maintain their important role as bridge builders, as churches are organised on the local, national and regional level and could, therefore, bring the “voice of the people” to the Institutions.
The churches´ delegation for the meeting with the Prime Minister reflected the plurality of churches in the Hungarian context. Under the leadership of Péter Cardinal Erdö (Roman Catholic), Bishop Dr Gusztáv Bölcskei (Reformed) and the Ecumenical Council in Hungary, the delegation included representatives from the Roman Catholic, Reformed, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist and Orthodox Churches in Hungary. Due to the  specific tradition in Hungary, the delegation also included representatives from the Jewish community. The European church bodies were represented by Director Rev Rüdiger Noll of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the General Secretary of the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences in the European Community (COMECE), Fr Dr Piotr Mazurkiewicz.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Anglican, Orthodox, Protestant, and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, and of 40 associated organisations. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg.

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Patriarch proposes for way of cooperation

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 luglio 2009

His All Holiness Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, has proposed “a better organized and structured way of cooperation” between Roman Catholics and some 120 Orthodox, Old Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches that are members of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). Patriarch Bartholomew warned that “procrastination cannot be justified. On the contrary, the collaboration between our churches and their cooperation with the European leaders active in the fields of politics, the economy and society is essential and urgent.” Absent a united witness, he said, Europeans will find themselves “without Christian spiritual values which touch on everything concerning the support and protection of human beings and their identity.” The Ecumenical Patriarch recalled that his predecessors have publicly encouraged the Roman Catholic Church to join CEC since 1979. Admitting that “such a step is not a simple matter”, he argued for “a conference of all the European churches”. Departing briefly from his prepared text, the patriarch greeted Philippe Cardinal Barbarin, the Catholic archbishop of Lyon, and asked the cardinal to transmit his proposal to those with the necessary authority to deliberate and act upon it. As the Archbishop of Constantinople, the Ecumenical Patriarch is considered first among equals in the councils of Eastern Orthodox primates. He spoke on Saturday 19 July to the 13th Assembly of CEC as part of a celebration of the Conference’s 50th anniversary. The speech came in the wake of CEC’s decision on Thursday to begin a four-year process of fundamental re-organization and renewal.  Emphasizing that the Lord himself  “enjoins us to do everything in our power to re-establish full communion between the Christian churches in Europe”, the Ecumenical Patriarch reaffirmed the Orthodox commitment to seeking Christian unity in faith and action. He praised the work of CEC and the European conference of Catholic bishops in adopting the Charta Oecumenica, an agreement on means of cooperation among all churches. However, he conceded that the document’s recommendations are little-known at the congregational level and need to be communicated more broadly.

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Honduras assesses damage following powerful earthquake

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 maggio 2009

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras in the early hours of yesterday morning, killing six people and injuring a dozen people. At least four of the people killed were children between the ages 3 and 15.  The 7.1 magnitude tremor seriously damaged a bridge and dozens of houses and blocked some roads.  The epicentre was out in to sea, to the north of the Caribbean island of Roatan. But the tremor was felt as far away as Mexico. It is said to be the strongest earthquake to hit Honduras in ten years.  Departments which were heavily affected include San Pedro Sula, Atlántida, Yoro, Cortés, Lempira, Santa Bárbara, Comayagua and Colón.  The initial tremor lasted for around 40 seconds and aftershocks were felt in the following hours. Caritas is currently assessing its plan of action. In many cases, Caritas is active in the long-haul period of recovery following natural disasters in which it provides aid and moral support to people who have been affected. Last year, Caritas President, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, himself a Honduran national, was presented with an award by the Peruvian Government in recognition of his work to help those affected by Peru’s 2007 earthquake.

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