Exposure to air pollution found to increase risk of chronic kidney disease

(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care...
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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Donatella Feretti, Roberta Pedrazzani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Mario Dal Grande, Ilaria Zerbini, Gaia Claudia Viviana Viola, Umberto Gelatti, Francesco Donato, Claudia ZaniAbstractAir pollution has well-known harmful effects on human beings, causing both acute and chronic diseases. Some data suggest that genetic damage occurring early in life may influence the risk of having cancer and other chronic diseases in adulthood. Therefore, there is a growing interest in studying the genotoxic activit...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionRadium-223 is a valuable therapeutic alternative in the treatment of patients with mCRPC in early stages of the disease, with a good safety profile. Its benefits extend to the bone environment.ResumenContextoEliminar las metástasis óseas, restaurar/preservar la morfología ósea y prevenir/retrasar los eventos óseos constituyen un objetivo fundamental en el manejo del cáncer de próstata resistente a la castración metastásico (CPRCm). Radio-223 es la primera terapia alfa-dirigida con acción sobre el hueso que aumenta la supervivencia en estos paci...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study aimed to review the effect of decision aids on men's screening intention, screening utilization, and the congruence between intentions and uptake.Evidence acquisitionData sources were searched through April 6, 2018, and included MEDLINE, Scopus, CENTRAL, CT.gov, Cochrane report, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, and reference lists. This study included RCTs and observational studies of decision aids that measured prostate screening intention or behavior. The analysis was completed in April 2018.Evidence synthesisEighteen studies (13 RCTs, four before–after studies, and one non-RCT) reported data on screening intenti...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Michael A Matthay, Carolyn S Calfee, Hanjing Zhuo, B Taylor Thompson, Jennifer G Wilson, Joseph E Levitt, Angela J Rogers, Jeffrey E Gotts, Jeanine P Wiener-Kronish, Ednan K Bajwa, Michael P Donahoe, Bryan J McVerry, Luis A Ortiz, Matthew Exline, John W Christman, Jason Abbott, Kevin L Delucchi, Lizette Caballero, Melanie McMillan, David H McKennaSummaryBackgroundTreatment with bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) has shown benefits in preclinical models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Safety ...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Li MaAbstractNeoadjuvant chemotherapy(NCT) has become the standard treatment for breast cancer. The information about the tumor’s sensitivity to chemotherapy and prognostic significance based on response to therapy can be provided after individualized neoadjuvant treatment. The biomarkers are key factors in the decision-making process regarding treatment as well as important prognostic indicators. Studies have shown that patients who achieve pathological complete response(pCR) after NCT have a better prognosis. For ...
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe aforementioned predicting factors could be used when approaching the decision to intubate. When in doubt, we should give the benefit to the patient, proceed to intubate and reevaluate progress daily and in doing so, we would suggest to use the trends in SOFA score and weaning index to assess success or failure of invasive mechanical ventilation.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Toshiyuki Mizota, Li Dong, Chikashi Takeda, Atsuko Shiraki, Shino Matsukawa, Satoshi Shimizu, Shinichi KaiAbstractPurposeWe conducted a retrospective cohort study to determine incidences of transient and persistent acute kidney injury (AKI) after major abdominal surgery and their impacts on long-term outcome.Materials and methodsWe enrolled 3751 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Postoperative AKI was classified as transient or persistent based on the return of serum creatinine to the non-AKI range within 7 days post-s...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions Future studies should test tailored interventions to address the specific needs of population subgroups in order to improve their health.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
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