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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

Mallinckrodt Reports on FDA Joint Advisory Committee Meeting for Stannsoporfin for the Treatment of Newborns at Risk of Developing Severe Jaundice
STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today expressed disappointment that, in a joint meeting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - May 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Staff: Neonatal Jaundice Drug Effective, But Safety Uncertain
(MedPage Today) -- Tin-based agent may have long-term neurotoxic effect (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diet for jaundice: What to eat for a healthy liver
A person ’s diet plays a major role in jaundice recovery and prevention. Learn about metabolism and what to eat for a healthy liver. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Boston Sci Whets M & amp;A Appetite with EMcision Buy
Boston Scientific could be very busy with M&A this year. During the Marlborough, MA-based company’s most recent earnings call, CEO Michael Mahoney hinted at the possibility of potential acquisitions. “We do have a pretty active M&A appetite,” Mahoney said, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. "So, I think you'll see us be active with tuck-in acquisitions to strengthen our category leadership strategy." On Monday, Boston Scientific backed up its CEO’s words and revealed it would strengthen its endoscopy offerings with the acquisition of London – based EMcision, f...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Receives FDA Acceptance of Stannsoporfin New Drug Application Filing
Action date set for August 22, 2018 STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Feb. 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Mallinckrodt, stannsoporfin, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer   
Kate Rigby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spotting a number of symptoms, including jaundiced eyes. Luckily, she was eligible for a pilot scheme testing a new way of treating the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?
Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Red sage, also known as Chinese sage, found to protect the kidneys of people with severe acute pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice
(Natural News) A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that Salvia miltiorrhiza, more commonly known as red sage or danshen in Chinese, may protect the kidneys in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and obstructive jaundice (OJ). A team of Chinese researchers examined  288 rat models of SAP and OJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug combination helps kickstart the immune system to fight back against cancer
(King's College London) Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialed as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Babygrow with lights built in to banish jaundice
A babygrow that lights up from top to bottom could help thousands of newborns affected by jaundice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Robotic Baby Trains Doctors To Deal With Medical Emergencies
BOSTON (CBS) – She looks real. She feels real. She sounds real. And she’s no dummy. She’s a wireless robot that is the world’s most advanced neonatal patient simulator, recently called into service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Super Tory resembles an 8-pound baby and can virtually recreate any neonatal medical emergency. Caitlin O’Brien is a neonatal nurse and clinical educator for the Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). O’Brien runs mock scenarios to train nurses, doctors and other staff. “Within a couple of tweaks of a button, we can make the baby...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Super Tory Source Type: news

Nigeria:Antibiotics, Meningitis, Others Lead to Hearing Loss, Says Audiologist
[Guardian] Hearing loss has been linked to several factors such as meningitis, measles, jaundice, antibiotics, insufficient oxygen and infection at birth among other factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Newborn Jaundice
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Police save lives every day, just not this way — a liver for Sloan
Sloane and Lt. Tenney A police officer’s job is all about action and reaction. “We see something, react to it and, typically, it’s over quickly,” says Lt. Steve Tenney of the Keene, New Hampshire, Police Department. But on the morning of Sept. 8, while Steve lay in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, action/reaction wasn’t part of the equation. This time, there was time to think. Even so, the decision to donate a piece of his liver to save Sloan — a baby he’d never even met — was made without hesitation. “I did what anyone...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia Dr. Christine Lee Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donor Source Type: news

Parental Authority Should Be Overridden for a Sick Child Parental Authority Should Be Overridden for a Sick Child
A baby with jaundice recently died as a result of the parents'religious beliefs. Should parental authority be overridden for a sick child?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New illuminated pyjamas for treating jaundiced neonates
Swiss researchers have developed a luminous textile to use as a wearable, long-term phototherapy device for newborns being treated for jaundice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

The sixty-eighth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific
Keynote address by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, to the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: climate change [subject], climate change [subject], global warming, global environmental change, climate, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepati Source Type: news

Launch of National Hepatitis Strategic Framework
Honourable Minister for National Health Services and Coordination, my sister Saira Afzal Tarar; Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, my brother Mahmoud Fikri; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Pakistan [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

‘ Collision Of 2 Crises ’ : Organ Donations Up Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths
BURLINGTON (CBS) – Doctors at Lahey Hospital told Matt Higgins a new liver was his only option for survival as chronic liver disease ravaged the Seabrook, New Hampshire man’s body. “My energy levels, I was down to nothing. I could barely walk a 100 yards without having to stop. I was jaundiced, completely yellow,” Higgins told WBZ-TV. When the call came that a liver transplant was available from a 24-year-old donor who had died from an opioid overdose, Higgins said, he did not hesitate. He immediately accepted it. “Being as sick as I was, of course I said yes. I’ll take anything that&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Louisa Moller opioid crisis Organ Donation Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt completes $425 million deal
Mallinckrodt has closed on its acquisition of specialty pharmaceutical firm InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corp. The deal, which was announced in August, could be worth as much as $425 million. Trevose, Pennsylvania-based InfaCare is focused on developing treatments for neonatal and pediatric patients. The company currently is developing a therapy, known as stannsoporfin, to treat newborns at risk of develo ping jaundice. "The addition of stannsoporfin further expands and diversifies Mallinckrodt's pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego
An outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County has now taken 16 lives, local health officials said, with 421 total cases and 292 hospitalizations. A local public health emergency was declared in the county on Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports, and city and county officials have taken steps to counteract the spread of the virus. A vaccination campaign is underway, and since the virus is spread by contact, officials have urged diligent hand-washing. They have also sprayed down sidewalks in the city and opened tents with showers, bathrooms and hand-washing stations that can serve as temporary shelters so hundreds of home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Cancer-Detecting App; First-Time Dads Getting Older
BOSTON (CBS) — Pancreatic cancer usually has a poor prognosis, often because it’s caught too late, but could your smartphone one day give you an early warning? Researchers at the University of Washington are developing the BiliScreen app, which will allow people to screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by snapping a selfie. The Biliscreen app in use. (WBZ-TV) One of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, and other conditions like hepatitis, is jaundice or yellowing of the eyes, which is caused by a build-up of a pigment called bilirubin in the blood. This BiliScreen app uses the smartphon...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Fathers HealthWatch Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt to buy InfaCare and its paediatric jaundice treatment stannsoporfin
UK-based pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has entered an agreement to acquire InfaCare Pharmaceutical and its developmental product, stannsoporfin, used for the treatment of newborns with the risk of developing severe jaundice. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Pakistan [country] Source Type: news

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO
New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more than half have allocated dedicated funding for hepatitis responses. On World Hepatitis Day, WHO is calling on countries to continue to translate their commitments into increased services to eliminate hepatitis. This week, WHO has also added a new generic treat...
Source: WHO news - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Overhaul your health by doing a natural gallbladder cleanse
(Natural News) Gallbladder stones are the crystalline formations that develop in the biliary tract, which vary in size and chemical composition. The condition is characterized by a number of symptoms including severe abdominal pain, heart burn, jaundice, and vomiting. Other symptoms of gallbladder stones include abdominal tenderness, chills, bloating, and extended pain on the right shoulder blade... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our family ’s journey of the heart
When our son Nicholas was 5 weeks old, we brought him and his twin sister Emmy to our pediatrician for what we thought was a routine well visit. Though the twins had been born four weeks early, Nicholas had only been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a few days with low blood sugar and jaundice. Both babies seemed healthy and we had no major concerns. However, as we watched our pediatrician listen to Nicholas’ heart and pulse, we realized something wasn’t right. He told us the pulse in Nicholas’ lower extremities was weaker than the pulse in his upper body. He suspected Nichola...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Liz Wilson Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories autism spectrum disorder Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program coarctation of the aorta Dr. Anjali Sadhwani Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Samantha Butler Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms - these factors are putting YOU at risk
PANCREATIC cancer can cause symptoms including jaundice, itchy skin, indigestion, pain in the back or stomach and weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April
At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, malaria [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Has Become A Looming Threat For Brazilian City-Dwellers
Brazil could be on the precipice of a serious yellow fever outbreak ― even though a vaccine for the disease has existed since the 1930s and is 99 percent effective. Health authorities in the country reported at least 600 laboratory-confirmed yellow fever infections and more than 200 deaths, primarily in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo, between December and April 6. Hundreds of additional cases are still being investigated.  Yellow fever can be extremely serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Acute symptoms can include fever, headache and dizziness, while more severe s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Boston Marathon: Brave and beyond
Brave. It’s the word inscribed on the simple band Mary Tremper wears on her left wrist. The band is a reminder from her son Shane that she possesses the strength and courage to bravely face the future. When Mary, a Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles runner, found the band in the hospital gift shop she knew it was from Shane. And as Mary has shared her son’s story with her teammates and listened to theirs, they have redefined brave, together. A few of their stories, including the Tremper’s, follow. Brave: Remembering Shane Shane in the Boston Children’s NICU. “I run for Shane. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Liver transplant NICU RSV Source Type: news

Paying it 26.2 miles forward
There is a spot on the Boston Marathon route called “The Liver Mile.” It’s where the grind begins, where the storied course starts to tests runners and where legs often weary from pounding 16.8 miles of punishing roads. Yet, it’s also where 21-year-old Tom Williams, a liver transplant recipient from Dracut, Massachusetts, first fell in love with the idea of running the Boston Marathon. “I wasn’t thinking about the difficulty of it,” he says. “I was just thinking, I want to run for other people who are sick.” Located in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, “The...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Boston Marathon Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) primary sclerosing cholangitis Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gore wins FDA nod, launches Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis in US
W.L. Gore & Associates said today it won FDA premarket approval for and launched its Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis with controlled expansion designed for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures. The Newark, Del.-based company said that the newly cleared Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis is designed with proprietary ePTFE graft lining to minimize transmural permeation of bile and mucin. Gore added that the addition of controlled expansion allows operating physicians to start at 8mm, the smallest diameter, and increase balloon size during implantation to optimize the diameter until the target pressure gradient i...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Stents W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy
A new tool may shave a day off many newborns'hospitalizations for jaundice, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows
A protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns has now been identified by researchers. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme ’s activity, could provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing or treating severe newborn jaundice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows
(University of California - San Diego) In a mouse study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme's activity, could provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing or treating severe newborn jaundice. The study is published Feb. 6 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Chad
From 1 September 2016 until 13 January 2017, a total of 693 cases including 11 deaths of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) have been reported from Am Timan, Chad. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news