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He survived a broken neck and the Pulse shooting — then died of a rare medical condition

There's a long list of things that should have killed Chris Brodman, but didn't. There was the wrong-way driver who hit Brodman's car head-on in 2007 on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. The impact sent Brodman flying through the windshield and broke his back. There were the illnesses — battles with hepatitis and HIV — and […]Related:Infertile couples came to this ‘baby god’ for help. Now, they’re accusing him of betrayal.Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-old
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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It is well recognized that the shortage of available kidneys has resulted in long wait times for dialysis patients seeking transplantation and that many patients die before receiving an allograft. Yet, the data presented by Reese et  al.,1 in their early, thoughtful proposal to begin considering transplanting hepatitis C virus (HCV)–positive kidneys, reveal that in the United States between 2005 and 2014, 4144 kidneys from 3273 deceased donors with hepatitis C antibody were discarded. With the recent development of highly ef fective, well-tolerated oral agents to treat HCV infection, it would seem desirable to t...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Conclusions: Surgical resection might be an effective treatment in HCC patients with PVI. PMID: 29665630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Mol Hepatol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe relationship between the hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion and the long-term natural history of liver disease has not been sufficiently investigated.MethodsA total of 408 [4352 person-year (PY) units] patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) without antiviral therapy were enrolled. The study patients were divided into three groups, as follows: Group A (2666 PY units), seroconverted of HBeAg at age
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion: NR4A1 can regulate fibrosis in endometriosis and may serve as a new target for the treatment of endometriosis.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:1078 –1090
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Thousands are forced to freeze their eggs and save them for IVF when they are diagnosed with cancer if they ever wish to have a family. The new German research could spell the end to that.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation trained health officers from different ministries, civil society organisations and development partners on standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the polio virus and its outbreak response in the capital recently.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Researchers have described the mechanism that explains infertility in women who undergo chemotherapy, a study inNature Structural& Molecular Biology suggests.Science Daily
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
[This Day] The co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has said Nigeria is one of the most difficult places to wipe out polio in the world.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal -- an institution supported by the 'la Caixa' Foundation -- and led by the European Liver Patient's Association.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: SMV/SOF or DCV/SOF combinations are safe and highly effective in HCV-GT4 treatment. Cirrhosis and failure of prior interferon-based treatment did not influence treatment response.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: LIVER, PANCREAS AND BILIARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
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