NCHR urges FDA to require more diversity in trials to improve accuracy of pulse ox devices

December 2, 2022: NCHR testified at an FDA meeting that there is strong evidence that commonly-used pulse oximeters are less reliable for patients with pigmented skin. The FDA’s current guidelines do not require product labeling to address the impact of skin pigmentation on pulse oximetry. While labeling is important to alert users to possible inaccuracies, it does not diminish the importance of developing devices that are effective for everyone.

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Long COVID National Conference Agenda

Monday, October 3rd, 2022   9:00 am to 9:15 am Welcome from Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President of National Center for Health Research, and Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at Long School of Medicine at UT Health Science Center 9:15 am to 10:15 am Panel I: Autoimmunity and Long COVID: Dr. Rasika Karnik, Assistant […]

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Debate swirls over the risks of breast implants, and physicians and patients are justifiably confused by the conflicting information available.  Despite surgeons’ claims that implants are proven safe, tens of thousands of women with breast implants have reported that they have serious symptoms that they refer to as “breast implant illness.”  Many women with these symptoms report that they […]

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What is Vulvodynia?

One of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain in women is vulvodynia. This is defined as vulvar pain of unknown cause that’s lasted for at least three months.[1,2] This disorder is experienced by an estimated 10% to 28% of reproductive-age women.[1,2] Although less common, it can affect postmenopausal women as well. The pain can sometimes be described as a burning, irritation, stinging, or sharp pain in the vulva, the area outside the vagina. This area includes the labia and the entrance to the vagina. This pain can be brought on by touch, pressure, and vaginal intercourse (attempted or completed). Because of the pain, it can wreak havoc on a patient’s intimate relationships and everyday life…

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