Nigeria: Don Advocates Policy On Cancer, Malaria, Others

[Independent]Ibadan -Worried by the prevalence of cancer, sickle cell anemia, malaria and other diseases in Nigeria, a Professor of Chemical Pathology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole, has called for an urgent National Policy on DNA-based medical diagnosis, both for service and for research.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThese consensus statements provide further guidance on controversial topics in advanced and variant bladder cancer management until a time when further evidence is available to guide our approach.Patient summaryThis report summarises findings from an international, multistakeholder project organised by the EAU and ESMO. In this project, a steering committee identified areas of bladder cancer management where there is currently no good-quality evidence to guide treatment decisions. From this, they developed a series of proposed statements, 71 of which achieved consensus by a large group of experts in the field of...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Ferric citrate is a phosphate binder that may also be used to treat iron-deficiency anemia. In human studies, ferric citrate treatment in the setting of chronic kidney disease has been associated with effective phosphate control, improved iron and hematologic parameters, and decreased fibroblast growth factor 23 levels. In the present study, mice with chronic kidney disease treated with ferric citrate have similarly improved biochemical profiles, but also have improved cardiac and renal function and prolonged survival.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Is there any difference in sensitivity to kidney function between men and women? Paterson et  al. have focused on sex differences in chronic kidney disease. Surprisingly, their experimental results show that only one microRNA, miR-146b-5p, affected the susceptibility of renocardiac pathology. They generated miR-146b knockout rats and found that miR-146b−/− females developed exacerbated renal hypertrophy and fibrosis and had less cardiac remodeling. Although miR-146b-5p has been reported to be upregulated in various types of cancers, this article reveals the novel role of miR-146b in the kidney.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
A 46-year-old woman with a history of sickle cell disease and associated predialysis stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD) with secondary hyperparathyroidism presented with fever, severe extremity pain, and perioral numbness. On examination, she had a prominent Chvostek ’s sign, carpopedal spasm, hyperactive tendon reflexes, and a nontender mass in the left lobe of her thyroid gland. She was not on bisphosphonates or calcimimetics and had not been taking her prescribed calcitriol for 2 weeks.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to assess information, motivation, and behavioral skills associated with willingness to receive an HPV test instead of a Pap test among women. The sample included U.S. 812 women, ages 30 to 65 years. Participants completed an online survey in 2018. The Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills (IMB) model was used to measure predictors of willingness for HPV testing. The outcome variables were willingness to receive the HPV test instead of the Pap test, with and without time interval details. Logistic regression modeling was used with SAS 9.4. Over half of the sample (55%) were willing...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Isabel T. Rubio, Michalis Kontos, M.J. Vrancken-Peeters, Roman Rouzier, Anita Rohini, Viviana Galimberti, Niels Kroman, Carmela Caballero, Shinji Ohno, BIG Task Force Surgical Trials
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Retrospective studies suggest that there is high mortality in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and severe malaria. We assessed mortality in Ugandan children with severe malarial anemia (SMA, n = 232) or cerebral malaria (CM, n = 267) by sickle cell hemoglobin genotype. Admission and 2‐year follow‐up mortality did not differ among children with SMA who had homozygous form of sickle cell hemoglobin (HbSS) versus normal form of adult hemoglobin (admission, 0/22, 0%, vs. 1/208, 0.5%; follow‐up, 1/22, 4.5%; 7/207, 3.4%, respectively; all P> 0.6). The single child with CM and HbSS survived. The study find...
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
This week’s topics include managing preeclampsia, diet soft drinks and stroke, autoimmune conditions and malaria, and fecal immunochemical testing and colorectal cancer. Program notes: 0:36 Malaria, lupus and MS 1:36 B-cell activating factor or BAF 2:34 Sickle cell anemia also 3:16 Diet soft drinks and stroke 4:16 Three fold increased risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s […]
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: All Podcasts Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia Chronic Disease Colon And Rectal Cancer Genetics Geriatrics High Blood Pressure Neurology And Neurosurgery PodMed Pregnancy Source Type: podcasts
[time-ad size=”large”] Table of ContentsPerson of the Year THE CHOICE DONALD TRUMP The Short List HILLARY CLINTON THE HACKERS RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN THE CRISPR PIONEERS BEYONCÉ Plus EUROPE’S POPULIST REVOLT ARE PRESIDENTS ALWAYS POY? 90 YEARS OF POY BY ALICE PARK Dr. Carl June’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania looks like any other biology research hub. There are tidy rows of black-topped workbenches flanked by shelves bearing boxes of pipettes and test tubes. There’s ad hoc signage marking the different workstations. And there are postdocs buzzing around, calibra...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: person of the year POY Source Type: news
The Academy Health* blog presents an interesting quandary in health economics. We aren't quite there yet, but the day may come soon when it is possible to essentially cure genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell. That sounds great!The problem is that these are fairly rare diseases, and that the treatment would be administered only once. So, in order to recoup their research and development costs, the purveyors would have to charge enormous prices -- on the order of a million bucks a pop. That's going to make you think, "Oh, this is like those other moral dilemmas about the allocation of scarce resources....
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
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