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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader call on the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. KOL Call:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease The call will feature a conversation with key opinion leader Robert S. Rahimi, MD, MSCR (Baylor Health Care System), who will discuss the unmet needs in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and other complications of liver disease. Dr. Rahimi will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call. Ocera Therapeutics' management will discuss the Company’s ongoing clinical development of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate). OCR-002 is in development in both an intravenous formulation which is well-suited for hospitalized population with overt HE, and an oral formulation for use as a step-down therapy and to provide a chronic use option to maintain remission of HE in patients with liver cirrhosis. Robert Rahimi, MD, MSCR is board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine, and a practicing physician at Baylor Health Care System. He currently treats patients with a variety of liver diseases, including chronic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver, viral hepatitis, complications of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. Dr. Rahimi has authored several research articles on improving the outcomes of patients with advanced liver disease. His research includes studying new treatments in development for Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Acute Liver Failure, Chronic Liver Diseases, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and Metabolic Liver Diseases.  Dr. Rahimi holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology from Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago and medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Hepatic encephalopathy is a debilitating and progressive complication of liver cirrhosis or liver failure, marked by mental changes including confusion, impaired motor skills, disorientation, and in its more severe form, stupor, coma and even death. Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) in both intravenous and oral formulations. OCR-002 is an ammonia scavenger and has been granted orphan drug designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperammonemia and resultant hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute liver failure and acute-on-chronic liver disease. For additional information, please see www.ocerainc.com.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader call on the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. KOL Call:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease The call will feature a conversation with key opinion leader Robert S. Rahimi, MD, MSCR (Baylor Health Care System), who will discuss the unmet needs in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and other complications of liver disease. Dr. Rahimi will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call. Ocera Therapeutics' management will discuss the Company’s ongoing clinical development of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate). OCR-002 is in development in both an intravenous formulation which is well-suited for hospitalized population with overt HE, and an oral formulation for use as a step-down therapy and to provide a chronic use option to maintain remission of HE in patients with liver cirrhosis. Robert Rahimi, MD, MSCR is board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine, and a practicing physician at Baylor Health Care System. He currently treats patients with a variety of liver diseases, including chronic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver, viral hepatitis, complications of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. Dr. Rahimi has authored several research articles on improving the outcomes of patients with advanced liver disease. His research includes studying new treatments in development for Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Acute Liver Failure, Chronic Liver Diseases, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and Metabolic Liver Diseases.  Dr. Rahimi holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology from Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago and medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Hepatic encephalopathy is a debilitating and progressive complication of liver cirrhosis or liver failure, marked by mental changes including confusion, impaired motor skills, disorientation, and in its more severe form, stupor, coma and even death. Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) in both intravenous and oral formulations. OCR-002 is an ammonia scavenger and has been granted orphan drug designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperammonemia and resultant hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute liver failure and acute-on-chronic liver disease. For additional information, please see www.ocerainc.com.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader call on the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. KOL Call:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease The call will feature a conversation with key opinion leader Robert S. Rahimi, MD, MSCR (Baylor Health Care System), who will discuss the unmet needs in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and other complications of liver disease. Dr. Rahimi will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call. Ocera Therapeutics' management will discuss the Company’s ongoing clinical development of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate). OCR-002 is in development in both an intravenous formulation which is well-suited for hospitalized population with overt HE, and an oral formulation for use as a step-down therapy and to provide a chronic use option to maintain remission of HE in patients with liver cirrhosis. Robert Rahimi, MD, MSCR is board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine, and a practicing physician at Baylor Health Care System. He currently treats patients with a variety of liver diseases, including chronic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver, viral hepatitis, complications of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. Dr. Rahimi has authored several research articles on improving the outcomes of patients with advanced liver disease. His research includes studying new treatments in development for Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Acute Liver Failure, Chronic Liver Diseases, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and Metabolic Liver Diseases.  Dr. Rahimi holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology from Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago and medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Hepatic encephalopathy is a debilitating and progressive complication of liver cirrhosis or liver failure, marked by mental changes including confusion, impaired motor skills, disorientation, and in its more severe form, stupor, coma and even death. Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) in both intravenous and oral formulations. OCR-002 is an ammonia scavenger and has been granted orphan drug designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperammonemia and resultant hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute liver failure and acute-on-chronic liver disease. For additional information, please see www.ocerainc.com.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader call on the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. KOL Call:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease The call will feature a conversation with key opinion leader Robert S. Rahimi, MD, MSCR (Baylor Health Care System), who will discuss the unmet needs in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and other complications of liver disease. Dr. Rahimi will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call. Ocera Therapeutics' management will discuss the Company’s ongoing clinical development of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate). OCR-002 is in development in both an intravenous formulation which is well-suited for hospitalized population with overt HE, and an oral formulation for use as a step-down therapy and to provide a chronic use option to maintain remission of HE in patients with liver cirrhosis. Robert Rahimi, MD, MSCR is board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine, and a practicing physician at Baylor Health Care System. He currently treats patients with a variety of liver diseases, including chronic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver, viral hepatitis, complications of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. Dr. Rahimi has authored several research articles on improving the outcomes of patients with advanced liver disease. His research includes studying new treatments in development for Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Acute Liver Failure, Chronic Liver Diseases, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and Metabolic Liver Diseases.  Dr. Rahimi holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology from Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago and medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Hepatic encephalopathy is a debilitating and progressive complication of liver cirrhosis or liver failure, marked by mental changes including confusion, impaired motor skills, disorientation, and in its more severe form, stupor, coma and even death. Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) in both intravenous and oral formulations. OCR-002 is an ammonia scavenger and has been granted orphan drug designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperammonemia and resultant hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute liver failure and acute-on-chronic liver disease. For additional information, please see www.ocerainc.com.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader call on the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease, on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. KOL Call:  Hepatic Encephalopathy and Other Complications of Liver Disease The call will feature a conversation with key opinion leader Robert S. Rahimi, MD, MSCR (Baylor Health Care System), who will discuss the unmet needs in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and other complications of liver disease. Dr. Rahimi will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the call. Ocera Therapeutics' management will discuss the Company’s ongoing clinical development of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate). OCR-002 is in development in both an intravenous formulation which is well-suited for hospitalized population with overt HE, and an oral formulation for use as a step-down therapy and to provide a chronic use option to maintain remission of HE in patients with liver cirrhosis. Robert Rahimi, MD, MSCR is board certified in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine, and a practicing physician at Baylor Health Care System. He currently treats patients with a variety of liver diseases, including chronic liver disease, liver cancer, liver failure, metabolic and autoimmune diseases of the liver, viral hepatitis, complications of cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. Dr. Rahimi has authored several research articles on improving the outcomes of patients with advanced liver disease. His research includes studying new treatments in development for Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Acute Liver Failure, Chronic Liver Diseases, Hepatic Encephalopathy, and Metabolic Liver Diseases.  Dr. Rahimi holds a Master of Science in Applied Physiology from Finch University of Health Sciences in North Chicago and medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Hepatic encephalopathy is a debilitating and progressive complication of liver cirrhosis or liver failure, marked by mental changes including confusion, impaired motor skills, disorientation, and in its more severe form, stupor, coma and even death. Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) in both intravenous and oral formulations. OCR-002 is an ammonia scavenger and has been granted orphan drug designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperammonemia and resultant hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute liver failure and acute-on-chronic liver disease. For additional information, please see www.ocerainc.com.


Gunn S.,Baylor Health Care System
Gastroenterology Nursing | Year: 2017

The population in the United States is aging, and persons older than 65 years account for over 50% of healthcare costs. Preventing functional decline in older adults through patient education and optimal discharge planning is one way we can succeed in decreasing healthcare costs, readmissions, and mortality in this population. The aim of this article is to present viable healthcare policy options to prevent or minimize functional decline in the older adult, regardless of what health-related facility the person enters. Policy objectives include mandating functional screening tests on all persons 65 years and older, addressing functional status as a required element of discharge planning, tracking and reporting patient outcomes, and utilizing advanced practice nurses to the full extent of their education and scope of practice. Three policy options are presented, analyzed, and compared. The summary concludes with a recommended policy option. © 2017 Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.


Fleming N.S.,Baylor Research Institute | Culler S.D.,Emory University | McCorkle R.,Health Texas Provider Network | Becker E.R.,Emory University | Ballard D.J.,Baylor Health Care System
Health Affairs | Year: 2011

The incentives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the "meaningful use" of electronic health record systems have many health care professionals searching for information about the cost and staff resources that such systems require. We report the cost of implementing an electronic health record system in twenty-six primary care practices in a physician network in north Texas, taking into account hardware and software costs, as well as the time and effort invested in implementation. For an average five-physician practice, implementation cost an estimated $162,000, with $85,500 in maintenance expenses during the first year. We also estimate that the HealthTexas network implementation team and the practice implementation team needed 611 hours, on average, to prepare for and implement the electronic health record system, and that "end users" -physicians, other clinical staff, and nonclinical staff-needed 134 hours per physician, on average, to prepare for use of the record system in clinical encounters. © 2011 by Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.


Pilcher J.,Baylor Health Care System
Neonatal network : NN | Year: 2013

How do you prefer to learn? Do you prefer to attend a lecture or complete a self-study? Do you enjoy looking up material on the Internet? Do you participate in online nursing continuing education (CE) activities, blogs, or forums? How about podcasts, webinars, or simulations? We asked these types of questions to nurses attending the Twelfth Neonatal Nurses Conference and the Fifteenth National Mother Baby Nurses Conference in Chicago in September 2012. This article includes an overview of their responses as well as a discussion regarding how the information can be applied to the learning environment.


Fine R.L.,Baylor Health Care System
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | Year: 2010

The practice of palliative care typically refers to the focus of treatment as the patient and family. Tending to the needs of both patients and their families is usually good, but what should clinicians do when they perceive the best interests, needs, or treatment preferences of the patient are in conflict with those of the family or other surrogate? Physicians may be able to suppress the inevitable moral cognitive dissonance of such circumstances, write orders, and walk away, but other health care professionals, especially nurses, may not have it so easy. This article suggests practical steps to obviate conflict in such circumstances before offering an ethical analysis focusing on notions of autonomy, beneficence, and true caring for patients, especially those near the end of life. The limitations of surrogate decision makers are considered and legal liability concerns are briefly explored, ultimately leading to the conclusion that keeping the patient at the center is sine qua non of patient- and family-centered care. © 2010 U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Harrington L.,Baylor Health Care System | Kennerly D.,Baylor Health Care System | Johnson C.,Duke University
Journal of Healthcare Management | Year: 2011

Healthcare is a complex industry burdened by numerous and complicated clinical and administrative transactions that require many behavioral changes by patients, clinicians, and provider organizations. While healthcare information technology (HIT) is intended to relieve some of the burden by reducing errors, several aspects of systems such as the electronic medical record (EMR) may actually increase the incidence of certain types of errors or produce new safety risks that result in harm. Healthcare leaders must appreciate the complexity surrounding EMRs and understand the safety issues in order to mandate sound EMR design, development, implementation, and use. This article seeks to inform executives, clinicians, and technology professionals what has been learned through published research on the safety of HIT systems during the last decade, focusing on computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support systems (CDSS), and bar-coded medication administration (BCMA). © 2011 by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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