PodMed – Week of August 7, 2017

This week’s topics include antibody depletion for kidney transplantation, a way to reverse dabigatran, the costs of board certification, and opioid use in the US population. Program notes: 0:43 Fees for medical specialty board 1:45 Over $3000 2:46 Kidney transplantation and reducing antibodies 3:45 Enzyme to deplete 4:50 Enzyme cleaves all four classes of IgG […]
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alcohol And Drug Abuse All Podcasts Critical care medicine Kidney And Urinary Disorders Pain And Pain Relief PodMed Transplant Urology Source Type: podcasts

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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In January, 2018, Academic Press published my bookPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease. This book has an excellent " look inside " at itsGoogle book site, which includes the Table of Contents. In addition, I thought it might be helpful to see the topics listed in the Book's index. Note that page numbers followed by f indicate figures, t indicate tables, and ge indicate glossary terms.AAbandonware, 270, 310geAb initio, 34, 48ge, 108geABL (abelson leukemia) gene, 28, 58ge, 95 –97Absidia corymbifera, 218Acanthameoba, 213Acanthosis nigricans, 144geAchondroplasia, 74, 143ge, 354geAcne, 54ge, 1...
Source: Specified Life - Category: Information Technology Tags: index jules berman jules j berman precision medicine Source Type: blogs
Amyloidosis is a term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders in which proteins are deposited extracellularly in the tissue in the form of insoluble fibrils. In patients undergoing hemodialysis for more than 10 years, it is the major constituent found in β2-microglobulin. A male patient, 60 years old, non-smoking, non-alcoholic, presented with chronic renal failure and hemodialysis since 1989, with a history of 3 unsuccessful kidney transplants. The patient attended the dental clinic presenting, as a main complaint, an increase of bilateral volume in the tongue for 18 months, with no difficulty in chewing or...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: OP – Oral Presentation Source Type: research
In this study, we asked how POD is influenced by different experimental practices and how likely it is that underpowered experiments lead to scientific disputes between two groups conducting identical experiments. To address these questions, we generated a parametric model based on the Gompertz equation using lifespan data of 5,026 C. elegans. We then used this model to simulate lifespan experiments with different conditions to determine how experimental parameters affect the ability to detect lifespan increases of certain sizes. We considered two important experimental features that contribute to the workload of lifespan ...
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Diabetes is an adamant condition requiring constant attention. Let me show you how technology can take the burden off the shoulders of suffering patients and their loved ones. One in eleven persons has to cope with diabetes worldwide on a daily basis  According to the latest estimates of the WHO, 422 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide – and the number is growing steadily. It means that one person in eleven has to manage the chronic condition on a daily basis, which might lead to stroke, blindness, heart attack, kidney failure or amputation. There are two types of diabetes: when the body doe...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Empowered Patients Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers chronic diabetes disease gc2 gc3 management technology Source Type: blogs
The following BuzzFeed News post was published on August 20th, 2016. In it, our very own Disruptive Woman Sharon Terry and Man of the Month Pat Terry, both receive some very special recognition. And we are very proud to share it here! This Guy Swallowed Parasitic Worms On Purpose — Then Became A Published Scientist Sean Ahrens, who has tried just about every treatment for Crohn’s disease, ingested parasitic worm eggs as a last resort — and just wrote about it for a prestigious medical journal. posted on Aug. 20, 2016, at 10:06 a.m. Stephanie M. Lee BuzzFeed News Reporter   Sean Ahrens S...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
This study builds on preliminary findings from the first phase of the INTERSTROKE study, which identified ten modifiable risk factors for stroke in 6,000 participants from 22 countries. The full-scale INTERSTROKE study included an additional 20,000 individuals from 32 countries in Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia, and sought to identify the main causes of stroke in diverse populations, young and old, men and women, and within subtypes of stroke. To estimate the proportion of strokes caused by specific risk factors, the investigators calculated the population attributable risk for each factor (PAR; an esti...
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I was one of the first doctors to talk about the incredible benefits of the super-nutrient pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ for short. I was also one of the first doctors to recommend it to patients. Now I recommend this essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant to almost everyone who comes to see me at my wellness clinic. Researchers have only just recently begun to understand the many important roles of PQQ on the body’s cellular processes. Not only does it possess extraordinary energy-giving qualities and have the power to ease nerve pain and battle Alzheimer’s, it has the potential to become the world&rsq...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Cancer CoQ10 Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Consensus opinions of practitioners in transplantation pharmacy regarding the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic factors that should be considered in assessing candidates for kidney transplantation are presented. PMID: 25941253 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
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