Maternal insecticide use during pregnancy and neonatal jaundice
(Shinshu University) Association between pesticide usage during pregnancy and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia requiring treatment: The Japan Environment and Children's study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Common Fatty Acid Oxidation Metabolic Disorders?
Discussion All cells and particularly their mitochondria need an energy source. Glucose is one of the most common ones, but also fatty acids, lactate, pyruvate, ketones, and amino acids. Fatty acids are formed with a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic carbon chain usually with even numbers of carbon atoms (usually 4-28 most commonly). Most are unbranched and in foods are usually found in the form of esters. Fatty acids are important energy sources for the heart (50-70%) but also skeletal muscle where resting muscle uses both glucose and fatty acids. During fasting or increased stress fatty acids become a major source o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Gabon
On 15 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed case of yellow fever in Magandi village, Tchibanga city in Nyanga Province of southern Gabon, 590 km from the capital, Libreville. The case is an 83-year-old male with no known vaccination history for yellow fever. He had onset of symptoms on 30 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 2 February 2020 with abdominal pain and jaundice. Between 2 February and 9 April, he consulted the Urban Health Centre in Tchibanga, the Christian Alliance Hospital in Bongolo and the University hospital in the capital Libreville where the case received anti-malarial ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Togo
On 20 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed yellow fever case in Galangashie health area, located 30 km from Mango village, Oti district, Savanes region in the northern part of Togo. The case is a 55-year-old woman with no vaccination history for yellow fever. She had onset of symptoms on 31 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 3 February 2020 with fever and aches. The following day she developed jaundice and a blood sample was taken. On 7 February , the blood sample was transported to the national laboratory. On 10 February , the sample from the case was received at the national laborato...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Republic of South Sudan
On 3 March 2020, a WHO supported cross-border rapid response investigation identified two presumptive positive cases of yellow fever in Kajo Keji county, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. The initial Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory in Juba, South Sudan tuned out negative. However, following further testing, both the cases were confirmed positive for yellow fever by plaque reduction neutralization testing (PRNT) at the regional reference laboratory, Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI) on 28 March. The investigation was mounted in response to the recently decl...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Republic of South Sudan
On 3 March 2020, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan reported two presumptive positive cases of yellow fever in Kajo Keni county, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. Both the cases were subsequently confirmed positive by plaque reduction neutralization testing (PRNT) at the regional reference laboratory, Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI) on 28 March. The cases were identified through a cross-border rapid response team investigation mounted in response to the recently declared outbreak in bordering Moyo district, Uganda. During the investigation, the team collected 41 blood samples from five villages which were in ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Country diary: jelly ears on rotting wood listen out for rain
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: Also known as wood ear, this brown fungus is waiting to release thousands of sporesThere is something uncannily alien about living jelly. Lobes of brown, gelatinous fungus growing out of dead and fallen branches are jelly ear,Auricularia auricula-judae. Once called the Judas ’s ear fungus because it often grows on the elder, the tree Judas Iscariot was supposed to have hanged himself on, it was mistranslated in the casual racism of 16th-century English as Jew’s ear.Also known aswood ear, it has an orangey brown to a deep chocolatey colour. It is edible (not tried it yet) and, as the &l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Fungi Plants Environment Rivers Biology Science Source Type: news

App detecting jaundice may prevent deaths in newborns
(University College London) A smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies simply by taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition, according to a pilot study led by UCL and UCLH. The study found that a new screening method quantifying the yellowness of the eye can be as effective at detecting more severe jaundice as costly screening devices recommended for use in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeting acidity in jaundice
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Maroso, M. Tags: twis Source Type: news

What Do You Do For Breast Milk Jaundice?
Discussion Almost all infants in the first few days of life have some elevation of their bilirubin because of the various physiologic changes they undergo in the transition to extra-uterine life. This is a common problem managed by many different inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This hyperbilirubinemia is usually unconjugated and resolves in the first 1-2 weeks of life. However, when it does not resolve, health care providers have 3 general paths to follow when considering a cause: inadequate breast milk intake, an underlying organic cause or breast milk jaundice. Inadequate breastfeeding is not uncommon and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Aldi Recalls Frozen Berries Over Hepatitis A Concerns
BOSTON (CBS) – Packages of frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries sold at Aldi Grocery Stores are being recalled because they could be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Wawona Frozen Foods in California issued the voluntary recall for the berries sold in bags with the Season’s Choice label. No one has reported getting sick, but the recall was issued “out of an abundance of caution due to a positive test result taken as part of a government sampling program.” If you have the berries, don’t eat them. Instead throw them out or return them to the store for a refund. The reca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Aldi Hepatitis A Recalls Source Type: news

What Are Indications for Dermatological Light Treatment?
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 16 July 2019, the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health received information about suspected yellow fever cases in Ndingele ward, Izzi Local Government Area (LGA), Nigeria. The cases had symptoms of fever and jaundice, reported with onset since May 2019. As of 30 August 2019, a total of 84 suspected yellow fever cases, including 26 deaths (case fatality ratio: 31 %), have been reported across nine LGAs within Ebonyi State. Of the suspected yellow fever cases, fifty-five per cent (46/84) are male. The most affected age group is 0-9 years (28 cases, 33%), followed by age groups 20-29 years and above 30 years each with 20 cases ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: What do you know about pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancerPancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas, an organ that secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer, which typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs, seldom is detected in its early stages. One sign of pancreatic cancer is diabetes, especially when it occurs with weight loss, jaundice or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Roethlisberger and wife act as 'super angel' investors for Phoenix med-tech startup
NeoLight, whose technology helps to treat jaundice in newborns, will use the new funding to further scale up the company as a result of the capital infusion from a famous NFL quarterback. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Phoenix med-tech startup raises $2.5M from a Super Bowl champion
NeoLight, whose technology helps to treat jaundice in newborns, will use the new funding to further scale up the company as a result of the capital infusion from a famous NFL quarterback. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Phoenix med-tech startup raises $2.5M from a Super Bowl champion
NeoLight, whose technology helps to treat jaundice in newborns, will use the new funding to further scale up the company as a result of the capital infusion from a famous NFL quarterback. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of yellow feet
The possible causes of yellow feet include jaundice, calluses, and consuming too much turmeric or too many carotenoids. The underlying cause will determine the treatment. Learn more about the causes of yellow feet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Budd-Chairi in Adolescents?
Discussion Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare liver disease caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOTO). The obstruction can be anywhere from the small intrahepatic veins up to the inferior vena cava junction with the right atrium. The liver parenchyma itself is not directly affected but becomes compromised because of the increased hepatic sinusoidal pressure over time. The causes include: prothrombic events (35% of cases such as Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antithrombin deficiency), myeloproliferative conditions, oral contraceptive use, and local factors. BCS can occur in any age but i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Customers At Rockport Fish Shack May Have Been Exposed To Hepatitis A
ROCKPORT (CBS) – Officials at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are warning customers of Ray Moore’s Fish Shack in Rockport that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. An employee who worked at the restaurant from April 21-May 12 has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Customers who dined during that time on cold or uncooked items such as salad, breads (including rolls and hot dog and hamburger buns), cold desserts, fruit or vegetable garnishes, condiments such as pickles and onions, chips and beverages containing ice should contact a doctor to receive treatment for possible exposure to hepatitis A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Rockport News Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Gardenias improve bile flow
(Natural News) When a person has a liver disease called cholestasis, the flow of bile from their liver is decreased. This may cause symptoms such as jaundice or fatigue. Thankfully, a study published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines has revealed that gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) may help address this condition. In the study, researchers observed the effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Babies Are Being Born With Syphilis. Blame Meth and Opioids.
Details the connection between drug use, the opioid epidemic, and the significant rise in syphilis and syphilis among newborns, or congenital syphilis. Some of the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic and a related methamphetamine spike are also the location of some of the steepest increases in syphilis. Congenital syphilis can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems like blindness or deafness, and up to 40% may be stillborn or die as a newborn. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They Do —and How to Fix It
People accept it as fact: that to err is human. Every misstep is an opportunity to learn and improve. But when the mistakes are made by doctors, lives can be compromised, or even lost. Among malpractice claims, about 30% are due to diagnostic errors, according to a report by Coverys, a malpractice services provider. In the U.S. in 2017, surgeons either operated on the wrong patient, the wrong site or performed the wrong procedure 95 times, according to the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies many healthcare systems in the country. To Err is Human, a new documentary from 3759 Films and Tall Tale Productions that...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a hepatitis C rash
Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Mother, 27, claims 'contraceptive pill damaged her liver' after she spent 11 days hospitalised
Laura Hutchinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, showed jaundice symptoms a month after using Rigevidon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Jaundice, Scleral Icterus, and Diarrhea in a Young Woman
The 31-year-old has not seen a healthcare provider in more than 10 years and claims good health until now. Lab and imaging results tell a different story. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Tiny Wearable Device Warns of Exposure to UV Light
Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists have developed what is being called the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device to measure light. The technology enables scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths. The device is as about as thick in diameter as a credit card and is about the size of an M&M. It is also solar powered. Researchers said the device monitored therapeutic UV light in clinical phototherapy booths for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as blue light phototherapy for newborns with jaundice ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

World's smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy
(Northwestern University) The world's smallest wearable, battery-free and virtually indestructible device has been developed to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultra violet to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. Smaller than an M&M, the device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Inactive UC and Elevated LFTs in a Middle-aged Man
The patient reports mild fatigue and pruritis but denies jaundice, scleral icterus, abdominal swelling. What ’s your impression? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia) in Adults
Title: Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia) in AdultsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion to number of births
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion with the number of births of the mother in at least 30 percent of all cases. Large for gestational weight (LGA) babies are at risk for several neonatal complications, including jaundice, low sugar levels after birth and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: RUQ Pain, Fevers, & amp; Jaundice
RUQ pain x3 days, fevers x24h. LFTs are elevated. Which of these tests should you order? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Study: Jaundice treatment may increase risk of developing epilepsy
Treating newborns for jaundice with phototherapy could increase the child risk of developing epilepsy, especially in boys, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc, has recalled more than 4500 JM-103 and JM-105 jaundice meters because users have misinterpreted display messages, leading to serious injuries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Misinterpretation of Jaundice Meters Triggers a Recall
Draeger Medical Systems is recalling its Jaundice Meter JM-103 and JM-105 models after some users have misinterpreted display messages that have resulted in serious injuries, according to an FDA notice. The Jaundice Meters are used to measure bilirubin in newborns. Specifically, the JM-103 model displays three blinking dashes (---) and the JM-105 meter displays dash-zero-dash (-0-) when the bilirubin level in the patient is higher than the maximum level of detection. Measurement of high bilirubin indicates a need for immediate medical evaluation. Some users have interpreted the two display messages as indicating a low...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Liver disease: Are you at risk? 11 symptoms of hepatitis to watch out for
LIVER disease can be caused by excess alcohol intake and it ’s a common condition in the UK. Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the liver, and while many people won’t realise they have it because it doesn’t usually cause symptoms, it can cause sudden jaundice and liver failure in some people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. Jaundice Meter JM-103 and Jaundice Meter JM-105 Recalled Due to Misinterpretation of Display Messages for Out of Range Values https://go.usa.gov/xUqzz   #medicaldevice #fda
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. Jaundice Meter JM-103 and Jaundice Meter JM-105 Recalled Due to Misinterpretation of Display Messages for Out of Range Values https://go.usa.gov/xUqzz  #medicaldevice #fda (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning mimicking painless progressive jaundice: a case report with review of the literature - Perisetti A, Raghavapuram S, Sheikh AB, Yendala R, Rahman R, Shanshal M, Thein KZ, Farooq A.
Mushroom poisoning is common in the  United States. The severity of mushroom poisoning may vary, depending on the geographic location, the amount of toxin delivered, and the genetic characteristics of the mushroom. Though they could have varied presentatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

FDA issues select recall of Draeger Jaundice Meters
The FDA recently posted notice of a select recall of Draeger Medical Jaundice Meters over issues with users misinterpreting the display. The recall affects all Draeger Medical’s Jaundice Meter JM-105 units, and has been labeled as a Class I recall, indicating the potential for serious injury or death. The Draeger Jaundice Meter is designed for hospital use in the monitoring of newborn infants, according to an FDA notice. The recall notice was posted due to users misinterpreting a blinking “-0-” as a zero measurement, and operating the device and delivering care based on that reading. Draeger began notifyi...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Recalls Draeger Medical Source Type: news

Tennessee Is Just the Latest State to Report a Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here ’s What to Know
Tennessee has joined a growing number of states battling hepatitis A outbreaks, public health officials report. The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that 14 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the city since December 2017 —significantly more than the two cases it sees in an average year. MPHD is working with state public health officials to contain the outbreak, according to a statement, but the infection has already popped up in a number of nearby states, as well as some on the West Coast. Here’s what to know hepatitis A and the outbreaks around the country. What is hepatitis ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Jaundice Overview Video Jaundice Overview Video
Jaundice is a condition where the skin and eyes take on a yellowish color due to increased levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream. Find out more in this video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria. (Image credit: Courtesy of Christopher C. Austin/LSU) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Jaundice Drug for Newborns FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Jaundice Drug for Newborns
An FDA panel suggests further study of stannsoporfin as a hyperbilirubinemia treatment for newborns. The experimental drug has passed through several organizations since the late 1980s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Panels Pan Neonatal Jaundice Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Vote tally: 3-21 against approval (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news