Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Orphan Drug Exclusivity for Xywav(TM) (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) Oral Solution
U.S. Food and Drug Administration published its summary of clinical superiority findings for Xywav for the treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in patients 7 years of age and older with narcolepsy by means of greater safety compared to Xy... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Xywav, Cataplexy, Narcolepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension
(FoodMinds LLC) New study investigates effect of increased dietary potassium from a whole food -- baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries -- or a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to a 'typical American' (lower potassium) diet. Results showed including baked/boiled potatoes as part of a typical American diet had the greatest benefit on sodium retention, even more than the supplement, and resulted in greater systolic blood pressure reduction than the control diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Supplements for managing blood pressure
(Natural News) Eating a healthy diet is key to maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. After all, many of the minerals needed for blood pressure management, such as potassium and magnesium, come from a variety of nutritious foods. If you’re eating a balanced diet, then you have nothing to worry about. But if your regular diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best fruit that can lower your BP that’s not a banana
HIGH blood pressure is raised even further by the consumption of sodium ; bananas contain potassium, a mineral that can counteract the level of salt in the body, hence why the fruit is a great addition to a healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common are Co-infections with Trichomonas and Bacterial Vaginosis?
Discussion Vulvovaginitis is a common gynecological complaint for females of all ages. It is specifically the inflammation of the vulva and vagina but is used as a general term often to mean vulvar irritation, itching, and burning that can occur with or without vaginal discharge. In prepubertal females there is lack of estrogenization, and less lactobacillus species which creates a more neutral pH (normal vaginal pH is 20%. BV is caused by a change in the normal vaginal flora with a decrease in lactobacillus and an overgrowth of facultative anaerobic organisms. These organisms include Garnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vagina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) Receives FDA Approval as the First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
May 21, 2021 (HORSHAM, P.A.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the accelerated approval of RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[1] RYBREVANTTM is the first fully-human, bispecific antibody approved for the treatment of patients with NSCLC t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

KCL in NS (Potassium Chloride in Sodium Chloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

K-Phos Neutral (Potassium and Sodium Phosphate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy and Lactation Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy and Lactation
Potassium iodide is an emerging new treatment option for hyperthyroidism in pregnancy. What impacts could it have on breastfed infants?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best dietary mineral to lower BP & how to include it in your diet
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is easily reversed by making lifestyle modifications. According to research, of all the dietary minerals that can help to lower a high reading, "the strongest data exist for increased potassium intake". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary Sodium, Potassium Intake and Lung Cancer Risk Dietary Sodium, Potassium Intake and Lung Cancer Risk
What role might dietary sodium and potassium intake have in the risk for developing lung cancer?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does a pretreatment with a dentine hypersensitivity mouth-rinse compensate the pain caused by professional mechanical plaque removal? A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial
Original ArticleOpen AccessPublished:23 October 2020Clinical Oral Investigationsvolume 25, pages3151 –3160(2021)AbstractObjectivesPain is affecting acceptance of supportive periodontal therapy and primary periodontitis prevention. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a 1-week pre-treatment use of dentinal-hypersensitivity-reducing mouth-rinses (DHM) in periodontal maintenance (SPT) or dental prophylaxis patients.Material and methodsOne hundred fifty-five participants attending for professional mechanical plaque removal (PMPR) were randomly assigned to use a mouth-rinse twice daily for 1 week prior ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets (Potassium Chloride Extended Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New method offers insights into tension-sensitivity of potassium channels
(University of Fukui) Ion channel activity varies according to the mechanical stresses acting on ion channels within the cell membrane, but directly measuring such changes within a complex cell membrane is difficult. Now, researchers at the University of Fukui have developed a simplified model system that allows experimenters to measure both membrane tension and the associated variability in ion channel activity. Their experiments have already yielded evidence for hysteresis in a potassium channel's responses to membrane tension. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's why you need trace minerals to boost your overall well-being
(Natural News) The human body needs minerals to function properly. In fact, there are two types of minerals — macrominerals and trace minerals. The body needs macrominerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and sulfur, in large amounts; hence the name. Although the body only needs a small amount of trace minerals, they still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bilateral retinal toxicity as a result of poisoning with pure iodine - Esra BC, Yasin SG.
Iodine is an essential mineral that is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which can cause many diseases in the body. The application of adding potassium iodate to table salts started in Turkey in 1998. High doses of iodate cause retinal toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pylera (bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, and tetracycline hydrochloride)
Title: Pylera (bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, and tetracycline hydrochloride)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 6, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Banana farming practices: Restoring soil potassium
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book reports a simple method of recycling banana farm bio-waste, thus helping farmers to make wealth out of waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High blood pressure: A sweet potato for lunch might lower your blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure is a death threat - it puts your life on the line. Eating too much salt, hidden in everyday foods, can contribute to this problem. However, consuming potassium can help to lessen the detrimental effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slow-K (Potassium Chloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Strides Pharma arm receives USFDA nod for potassium chloride oral solution
Strides Pharma Global, Singapore, has received approval for Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution USP, 20 mEq from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Strides Pharma Science said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified
Targeting a potassium ion channel in the brain is a promising approach to improving anhedonia in depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What Can You Eat on A Low Potassium Diet
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride)
Title: Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca taps AliveCor for kidney focused collaboration
The partnership will be looking to use AliveCor's Kardia-K AI, which is designed to measure a patient's potassium levels.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Application of potassium to grass used as cover crop guarantees higher-quality cotton
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In an article, Brazilian researchers show that besides simplifying operational logistics and improving production, fertilization of the grass used as a cover crop can reduce fertilizer use in the long run. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Plant as superhero during nuclear power plant accidents
(Iwate University, Japan) A collaborative study by a group of scientists from Iwate University, The University of Tokyo and Shimane University, Japan demonstrated for the first time that two ATP binding cassette proteins ABCG33 and ABCG37 function as potassium-independent cesium uptake carriers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Foods High Potassium to Avoid with Kidney Disease
What Foods Are High in Potassium to Avoid if You Have Kidney Disease? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Potassium Iodide Tablets - Shelf Life Extension
Procedural (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

(Potassium Iodide) KI in Radiation Emergencies-Questions and Answers
Procedural (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Granules arm gets American health regulator's nod for Potassium Chloride Oral Solution
In a BSE filing, Granules said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) filed by Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc (GPI), a wholly-owned foreign subsidiary of Granules India Ltd, for Potassium Chloride Oral Solution USP. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lithium pollution of a white dwarf records the accretion of an extrasolar planetesimal
We report the detection of lithium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in the atmosphere of the white dwarf Gaia DR2 4353607450860305024, which we ascribe to the accretion of a planetesimal. Using model atmospheres, we determine abundance ratios of these elements, and, with the exception of lithium, they are consistent with meteoritic values in the Solar System. We compare the measured lithium abundance with measurements in old stars and with expectations from Big Bang nucleosynthesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, B. C., Clemens, J. C., Blouin, S., Dufour, P., Hegedus, R. J., Reding, J. S., Bedard, A. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

Potassium and lithium on a white dwarf
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Smith, K. T. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science twis Source Type: news

Extraction with an electric motor-driven handpiece may still cause subcutaneous emphysema - A case report
This article reported a case of SE around the paraorbital and submandibular regions through extractions of teeth 28 and 38. This 20-year-old man came to the emergency room at night with the major complaint of pain and discomfort during swallowing. Sudden swelling at his left face during extractions of teeth 28 and 38 three hours ago was mentioned. The original surgeon who performed the odontectomy was aware of the SE after removing the surgical drape and specific post-operation instructions were given as follows: immediate hospital care may be needed if the patient encountered difficulties in swallowing or any worsen compl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

" Platelets as a prognostic marker for sepsis: A cohort study from the MIMIC-III database. "
During sepsis, platelets dysfunction contributes to organ dysfunction. Studies on platelets dysfunction in the long-term prognosis of sepsis are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the role of platelets in the long-term prognosis of sepsis patients.A total of 4576 sepsis patients were extracted from MIMIC III Database. Survival was analyzed by the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate cox analyses were performed to identify prognostic factors. Significant prognostic factors were combined to build a nomogram to predict 1 year overall survival (OS). The discriminative ability and predictive accuracy of th...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resonant collisional shielding of reactive molecules using electric fields
Full control of molecular interactions, including reactive losses, would open new frontiers in quantum science. We demonstrate extreme tunability of ultracold chemical reaction rates by inducing resonant dipolar interactions by means of an external electric field. We prepared fermionic potassium-rubidium molecules in their first excited rotational state and observed a modulation of the chemical reaction rate by three orders of magnitude as we tuned the electric field strength by a few percent across resonance. In a quasi–two-dimensional geometry, we accurately determined the contributions from the three dominant angu...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matsuda, K., De Marco, L., Li, J.-R., Tobias, W. G., Valtolina, G., Quemener, G., Ye, J. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium /Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 60 lots of Losartan potassium tablets USP and 54 lots of Losartan potassium/ hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient ( (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Non-invasive electrolyte levels' measuring method can prevent sudden cardiac death
(Kaunas University of Technology) Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania came up with the idea on how to measure fluctuating blood potassium levels non-invasively, through electrocardiogram. The researchers claim that their method may become a digital biomarker in the future for managing electrolyte levels. This would be a huge step towards preventing potentially life-threatening conditions among people who suffer from chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sutab (Sodium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, and Potassium Chloride Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Sutab (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation
BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebela Pharmaceuticals® today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sutab® (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) tablets. Sutab, a... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Granules India gets USFDA nod for potassium chloride tablets used to treat hypokalemia
Granules has received marketing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Potassium Chloride extended release tablets USP in the strengths of 10 mEq (750 mg) and 20 mEq (1500 mg), the company said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cellular injury leading to oxidative stress in acute poisoning with potassium permanganate/oxalic acid, paraquat, and glyphosate surfactant herbicide - Wijerathna TM, Mohamed F, Gawarammana IB, Wunnapuk K, Dissanayake DM, Shihana F, Buckley NA.
Previous studies on human acute kidney injury (AKI) following poisoning with potassium permanganate/oxalic acid (KMnO4/H2C2O4), paraquat, and glyphosate surfactant herbicide (GPSH) have shown rapid and large increases in serum creatinine (sCr) that cannot ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Dies From Eating Too Much Black Licorice
(AP) – A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday. “Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a little bit,” said Dr. Neel Butala, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine. The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing li...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets American health regulator's approval to market mineral supplement
Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Potassium Chloride extended release tablets in the strengths of 10 mEq (750 mg) and 20 mEq (1,500 mg), Zydus Cadila, part of Cadila Healthcare group. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure - the 2p capsules to avoid deadly hypertension
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to lower your risk, or even prevent some high blood pressure symptoms. Add this cheap, natural capsule to your diet every day to avoid the deadly signs and symptoms of hypertension. Should you consider taking potassium supplements to prevent deadly high blood pressure symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Food Category Contributors to Sodium and Potassium Intake - United States, 2015-2016
This report describes the main sources of sodium and potassium in U.S. residents'diets. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Food Attitudes and Behaviors Health and Wellness MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Sodium Salt Consumption Source Type: news

Xywav (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium Oxybates Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Xywav (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Sodium Oxybates Oral Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Xywav(TM) (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) Oral Solution for Cataplexy or Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated with Narcolepsy
Xywav is the first FDA approved new treatment option indicated for both cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in people living with narcolepsy in more than 15 years Xywav contains 92 percent less sodium per nightly dose than sodium oxybate, a curre... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Xywav, Cataplexy, Narcolepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news