The history behind George Alexander Louis

Related Content The baby boy is third in line to the throne, after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William. Here’s some of the history behind the young prince’s three names: George “George” — the front-runner before the announcement, according to many UK bookmakers — was the name of Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, who reigned from 1936 until his death in 1952. He assumed the throne on the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. His life was depicted in the Oscar-winning movie “The King’s Speech.” George I, born in Germany, became king in 1714. He was followed by a line of kings with the same name, including George III, who was known for his bouts of insanity. The name is also a patriotic choice for many in the UK: Saint George, patron saint of England, is known for his legendary defeat of a dragon in the third century. His feast day is celebrated on April 23, (the date also associated with the birth of William Shakespeare, England’s most revered writer). Despite its royal connections, George has humble origins, derived as it is from the Greek name “georgios” meaning “earth worker” or “farmer.” Other historical Georges: composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), first president of the United States George Washington (1732-1799), and the Pacific explorer George Vancouver (1757-1798). Authors Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair also chose George as their pen names: George Eliot (1819-1880) and George Orwell (1903-1950) respectively. Alexander This gallant title means “defender of men,” from the Latin form of the Greek name “Alexandros.” Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 B.C.), better known as Alexander the Great, courageously ruled and conquered many parts of the world before his untimely death at age 32. The name “Alexander” is a feature of the Dutch royal family: Willem-Alexander ascended to the throne after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix earlier this year. Other historical Alexanders: English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Scottish-Canadian explorer Alexander MacKenzie (1764-1820), Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) and Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-born inventor of the telephone. Louis The name “Louis” originates from the English and French interpretations of the German name Ludwig, which can be interpreted as “renowned warrior.” Louis was the first name of Lord Mountbatten, uncle of George’s great-grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and mentor to Prince Charles. He was killed by the IRA while holidaying in Ireland in 1979. No British monarch has been named Louis, but it is very popular across the English Channel in France, where 18 kings have taken the name from 814 onward. Louis XIV, the Sun King, reigned from 1643 until 1715 and was hailed by many as the greatest monarch of his age because of the growth in French power and the opulence of his court, which included the Palace of Versailles.

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Denver Endoscopy Center Selects ProVation Medical Software for Documentation and Coding

We are pleased that ProVation MD will play a role in achieving that goal by streamlining gastroenterology documentation and coding. Denver Endoscopy Center is a licensed, certified ambulatory surgery center that offers state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. It is owned and operated by the physicians of Colorado Gastroenterology, one of the regions most trusted resources for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Denver Endoscopy Center strivesto offer the highest level of comfort and peace of mind for Colorado Gastroenterology patients, said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. We are pleased that ProVation MD will play a role in achieving that goal by streamlining gastroenterology documentation and coding. About Wolters Kluwer Health Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Healths customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Health Language , Lexicomp , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , Medicom , Medknow , Ovid , Pharmacy OneSource , ProVation Medical and UpToDate . Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer , a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of 3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle: @WKHealth . Contacts


JACS reports study on LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

GERD is caused by a weak esophageal sphincter muscle that opens abnormally allowing harmful gastric fluids from the stomach to reflux into the esophagus. Acid reflux medications, such as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec, are designed to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach, but they do not prevent reflux from occurring. The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) reports on a study from a leading medical center that implanted the LINX Reflux Management System, an FDA-approved medical device for the treatment of GERD. Based on the results of this study, this center has adopted LINX as the standard of care. In the study, over a period of six years 100 consecutive patients suffering with GERD who had been on daily reflux medications for several years underwent laparoscopic surgery to have the LINX System implanted. The primary reasons cited for undergoing the procedure were the ineffectiveness of acid reflux medications, poor quality of life, and fear of cancer. At a median follow-up of 3 years post implant, 93% of patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life, and 85% reported complete cessation of their acid reflux medication. There were no intraoperative complications related to the LINX System. For more information, please visit These results were consistent with the results from a multicenter, prospective trial of the LINX System published this year in the New England Journal of Medicine, conducted as part of the FDA pre-market approval process. The LINX System offers an alternative to the Nissen fundoplication, a surgical procedure in which part of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus in order to reconstruct the sphincter. This procedure permanently alters the normal anatomy and, compared to implanting the LINX System, is more invasive. During a LINX procedure, a surgeon implants a small device comprised of magnetic beads around the weak sphincter, while leaving the stomach intact. The magnets support the weak sphincter to help prevent reflux. In the study, both the LINX System and the Nissen fundoplication were offered to each patient; all but one patient elected the LINX procedure. Post procedure and follow up, 91% of patients responded that they would undergo the LINX procedure again.

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