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January 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
An attempt to introduce competition for patients at Moscow's teaching hospitals is one Soviet health system reform that appears to be making headway under President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's economic restructuring plan. On a visit to Los Angeles, the chief of the All-Soviet Surgical Research Center, Dr. Boris Konstantinov, said his institute can no longer depend solely on the government for financing.
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June 22, 1990 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Thirteen babies who became infected with the AIDS virus in Soviet hospitals have spread the virus to their mothers in what appears to be the first reported cases of infant-to-mother transmission through breast-feeding. The cases, reported Thursday by Soviet researchers, are believed to represent a new, albeit rare, means of spreading the fatal virus. Experts in the field described the discovery as "interesting and disturbing" but said the phenomenon is unlikely to become widespread.
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June 22, 1990 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Thirteen babies who became infected with the AIDS virus in Soviet hospitals have spread the virus to their mothers in what appears to be the first reported cases of infant-to-mother transmission through breast-feeding. The cases, reported Thursday by Soviet researchers, are believed to represent a new, albeit rare, means of spreading the fatal virus. Experts in the field described the discovery as "interesting and disturbing" but said the phenomenon is unlikely to become widespread.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim division of a Minneapolis biomedical manufacturer will supply 20,000 blood oxygenators to hospitals in the Soviet Union under a contract that company officials valued at $6 million. Medtronic Cardiopulmonary, a 380-employee division of Medtronic Inc., manufactures the Maxima blood oxygenator, a disposable device used to perform the functions of the lungs during open-heart surgery. Winston R.
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December 10, 1988 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
Antiquated hospitals, chronic shortages of medications and a host of other grave weaknesses in the Soviet Union's undernourished system of medical care will probably add to the already enormous loss of life in the Armenian earthquake, analysts familiar with Soviet medicine fear. Soviet President Mikhail S.
BUSINESS
May 25, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim division of a Minneapolis biomedical manufacturer will supply 20,000 blood oxygenators to hospitals in the Soviet Union under a contract that company officials valued at $6 million. Medtronic Cardiopulmonary, a 380-employee division of Medtronic Inc., manufactures the Maxima blood oxygenator, a disposable device used to perform the functions of the lungs during open-heart surgery. Winston R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
An attempt to introduce competition for patients at Moscow's teaching hospitals is one Soviet health system reform that appears to be making headway under President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's economic restructuring plan. On a visit to Los Angeles, the chief of the All-Soviet Surgical Research Center, Dr. Boris Konstantinov, said his institute can no longer depend solely on the government for financing.
NEWS
December 10, 1988 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
Antiquated hospitals, chronic shortages of medications and a host of other grave weaknesses in the Soviet Union's undernourished system of medical care will probably add to the already enormous loss of life in the Armenian earthquake, analysts familiar with Soviet medicine fear. Soviet President Mikhail S.
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