Medical News Today: What to know about acute renal failure
Signs of the kidneys failing include confusion, less urine output, and shortness of breath. Risk factors include age, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors - Protestors in Hospital After NISS Torture
[Radio Dabanga] Wad Madani -The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee reported that a pharmacist and an engineer are suffering from renal failure as a result of torture at the offices of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antacid drugs linked to increased risk for heart attack, dementia and renal failure
(Natural News) Many people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn take antacid drugs to treat their condition. However, using these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a long time can cause serious and life-threatening side effects — just like any other drug. One of the deadly side effects of continuously taking antacid drugs is that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs
Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “ master regulator ” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs
(University of Bristol) Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a 'master regulator' of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape Chronic Kidney Disease | Medscape
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects people of all ages, can result in chronic renal failure, its most significant outcome. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Bacteria Water' Threatens Opening of Dialysis Centre
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The opening of a dialysis centre in Katima Mulilo to provide treatment to patients with renal failure has been put on hold after the town's water tested positive for bacteria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Discussion Skin color is primarily due to genetic factors. Melanocytes are usually found in skin in the basal layer of the epidermis which is also where the melanin usually lies. There are a range of normal skin phenotypes that have been described by Fitzpatrick and range from I-VI: I – pale white skin, blond hair, blue eyed, does not tan, always burns II – fair skin, blue eyed, tans poorly, burns easily III – darker white skin, burns initially then tans IV – light brown skin, tans easily, burns minimally V – brown skin, tans darkly easily, burns rarely VI – dark brown skin, alway...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A fatal case of acute renal failure from envenoming syndrome after massive bee attack: a case report and literature review - Hughes RL.
Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized hon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Kroger Louisville Division Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., the Kroger Louisville division announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by the supplier. The dog food was sold in one Kroger store located at 2440 Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Because of Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Following a recall by Sunshine Mills, Inc., King Soopers announced it has removed from sale Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. Only Abound Chicken& Brown Rice Recipe dog food with the listed UPC numbers and Best by Dates are affected by this recall. The recall was initiated because the product had the potential to contain an elevated level of Vitamin D, which may cause renal failure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Vasculitis Remission Predicts Long-Term Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Remission at months 3 and 6 protected against death and end-stage renal failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

A 'glue sniffer' teenager with anuric renal failure and hepatitis - Yurtseven A, T ürksoylu M, Yazıcı P, Karapınar B, Saz EU.
Yurtseven A, T ürksoylu M, Yazıcı P, Karapınar B, Saz EU. A 'glue sniffer' teenager with anuric renal failure and hepatitis. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 206-209. 'Inhalant abuse' is a common form of volatile drug abuse throughout the world especially in de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vitamin D and kidney health: Autoimmune diseases often lead to renal failure; increased levels of vitamin D found to improve proteinuria
(Natural News) It’s believed that inadequate vitamin D levels can increase one’s susceptibility to disease, and vice versa. The effects of vitamin D on disease are such that many experts have recommended supplementing this vitamin to people suffering from autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Curcumin has been endorsed for this purpose as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study reveals a promising alternative to corticosteroids in acute renal failure treatment
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In search of an option for the drug known for causing several side effects, scientists describe the anti-inflammatory properties of protein galectin-1 in tests with rats involving ischemia-reperfusion scenarios. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Bathroom entrapment leading to cardiac arrest from crush syndrome - Whiffin ANH, Spangler JD, Dhir K, Zhang R, Ferguson JD.
Crush injuries have the potential to cause life-threatening systemic effects such as hyperkalemia, dysrhythmias, acute kidney injury, and renal failure. Systemic involvement is known as crush syndrome (CS) and results from tissue ischemia and muscle necros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Predicting acute renal failure in Bothrops snakebite patients in a tertiary reference center, Western Brazilian Amazon - Alves EC, Sachett JAG, Sampaio VS, Sousa JDB, Oliveira SS, Nascimento EFD, Santos ADS, da Silva IM, da Silva AMM, Wen FH, Colombini M, de Lacerda MVG, Monteiro WM, Ferreira LCL.
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is the main systemic complication and cause of death in viperid envenomation. Although there are hypotheses for the development of AKI, the mechanisms involved are still not established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Potrero Smartens up Its Catheter to Predict Diseases
Potrero Medical is hoping to use and machine learning to help predict diseases. To help with this goal, the San Francisco, CA-based company has raised $26.6 million in a series C round. The financing was led by China-focused healthcare investment firm GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Silicon Valley-based Sonder Capital. The company has a product on the U.S. market, the Accuryn Monitoring System, which turns a traditional urinary catheter into a smart sensor that helps to accurately monitor a patients’ vital signs in real-time. The financing proceeds will be used to further commercialize Accuryn and will also be use...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Acute renal failure following near-drowning - Gorelik Y, Darawshi S, Yaseen H, Abassi Z, Heyman SN, Khamaisi M.
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury associated with near-drowning (ND-AKI) has rarely been reported and its incidence among survivors is unknown. A patient with AKI and urine biomarkers indicating tubular injury led us to assess the occurrence and clinical c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Holi colours carry heavy metal risk; can cause renal failure, blindness
Experts warn that Holi colours may contain heavy metals that could have a number of harmful health effects in the long run; the use of herbal colours is an advisable alternative. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Boston City Councilor John Nucci Waits For A New Kidney
BOSTON (CBS) – John Nucci, a former Boston City Councilor, has developed a genetic disorder and desperately needs a kidney. Nucci is battling Polycystic Kidney Disease and is in the final stages of renal failure. He joined Liam Martin and Paula Ebben on WBZ-TV to discuss Kidney Awareness Month and how to become a living a donor. For more information visit: www.mghlivingdonors.org (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local John Nucci Kidney liam martin Paula Ebben Polycystic Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Severe caffeine poisoning with rhabdomyolysis - Wolter J, Gr ün D, Ottó S.
We report the case of a  young man who took a large amount of caffeine powder dissolved in water in a suicide attempt. He was found comatose. The initial diagnosis was difficult. In hospital he suffered from rhabdomyolysis with renal failure and sepsis ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Yemen: Conflict Puts Renal Failure Patients ’ Lives at Risk
Press releaseYemen: Conflict Puts Renal Failure Patients ’ Lives at RiskFebruary 08, 2018The lives of thousands of renal failure patients are in danger as kidney treatment centers in war-ravaged Yemen close or struggle to function, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Grandfather's family uses Facebook to find him a kidney
Dan Desmarais, 60, from Sandwich, Massachusetts, suffers from Alport Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes loss of kidney function, and is in the late stages of renal failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrating Kidney Transplantation Into Value-Based Care Integrating Kidney Transplantation Into Value-Based Care
The expansion of a comprehensive care model for the care of patients with renal failure will ensure the provision of quality care while reducing costs.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Living kidney donors have low but elevated risk of renal failure
(Reuters Health) - Kidney donors may be no more likely than other people to develop chronic health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure but they may still have an increased risk of renal failure, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An Overview of Acute Kidney Injury and Considerations for Treatment
An overview of renal failure & considerations for treatment Among critically ill and injured patients, maintaining homeostasis and preserving adequate organ function is always the primary objective of our care. However, the sequela of our most frequently encountered disease processes can greatly impact this goal. When derangements in homeostasis progress to organ dysfunction, patients can quickly become critically ill, with steadily increasing mortality rates. One of the first systems to derail because of critical illness are the kidneys. When renal dysfunction occurs as a result of an acute illness, an expe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Robert P. Girardeau, BS, NREMT-P, FP-C Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

An Overview of Acute Kidney Injury and Considerations for Treatment
An overview of renal failure & considerations for treatment Among critically ill and injured patients, maintaining homeostasis and preserving adequate organ function is always the primary objective of our care. However, the sequela of our most frequently encountered disease processes can greatly impact this goal. When derangements in homeostasis progress to organ dysfunction, patients can quickly become critically ill, with steadily increasing mortality rates. One of the first systems to derail because of critical illness are the kidneys. When renal dysfunction occurs as a result of an acute illness, an experienced, mu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Robert P. Girardeau, BS, NREMT-P, FP-C Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Real-world Study Reassures on Dabigatran Stroke, ICH Rates Real-world Study Reassures on Dabigatran Stroke, ICH Rates
But results confirm gastrointestinal bleeding risk, particularly in the elderly and those with renal failure, and questions over the MI risk still remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Delayed sensorimotor neuropathy and renal failure: an additional report in a patient with diethylene glycol poisoning - Kamada H, Suzuki H, Nomura R, Kushimoto S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Don ’t Just Digitize: Embrace Digitalization
In June, the Techtour Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne with an overarching theme of the convergence of medtech and digital health, and the search for a successful digital business model.Although there were two tracks – medtech and digital health – there were digital health companies in the medtech stream and lab companies in the digital health stream that felt very much like medtech.One way to tease apart this convergence and to ask how future business models may evolve is to look at whether companies simplydigitizeanalog processes or fullydigitalize.The digitization of an analog process aims to deliver e...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Haggstrom Source Type: news

Don ’t Just Digitize. Embrace Digitalization
In June, the Techtour Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne with an overarching theme of the convergence of medtech and digital health, and the search for a successful digital business model.Although there were two tracks – medtech and digital health – there were digital health companies in the medtech stream and lab companies in the digital health stream that felt very much like medtech.One way to tease apart this convergence and to ask how future business models may evolve is to look at whether companies simplydigitizeanalog processes or fullydigitalize.The digitization of an analog process aims to deliver e...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Haggstrom Source Type: news

Should patients with cardiogenic shock receive culprit lesion only PCI or multivessel PCI?
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) Results from the prospective, randomized, multicenter CULPRIT-SHOCK trial found that an initial strategy of culprit lesion only percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces the composite of 30-day mortality and/or severe renal failure in patients with multivessel disease and cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adverse reaction with suvorexant for insomnia: acute worsening of depression with emergence of suicidal thoughts - Petrous J, Furmaga K.
A 59-year-old woman on daily peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure received care at an outpatient psychiatric clinic for her diagnoses that include major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and insomnia disorder. Although there was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Simon Needs N10 Million to Treat Kidney Disease
[This Day] 46 year old Simon Ibeh from Delta State is currently battling renal failure in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AlloSource touts completion of bioengineered blood vessels for Humacyte trial
Tissue-provider AlloSource said this week it completed production of investigational bioengineered blood vessels designed for Humacyte‘s Phase III clinical trial exploring the use of the vessels to improve vascular access for hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal failure. The trail aims to compare the efficacy of the bioengineered human-tissue vessels to current synthetic vessels made from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, Centennial, Colo.-based Allosource said. “AlloSource’s partnership with Humacyte supports our focus on regenerative medicine. Our organizations share a deep commitment to developin...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Research & Development Vascular allosource Humacyte Source Type: news

Medtronic readies pivotal trial in renal denervation
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s ready for a run at FDA approval for renal denervation in treating high blood pressure, more than three years after the failure of a high-profile clinical trial. Back in January 2014, Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic shocked medtech when it announced that the highly anticipated Symplicity HTN-3 trial, examining ablation of the around the renal arteries in treating hypertension, failed to meet its efficacy endpoint. The company suspended enrollment in its other Symplicity trials around the world and later took a $200 million write-down on its renal denervation assets. News o...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Medtronic Renal Source Type: news

HKBU clinical observation finds efficacy rate of over 70 percent in Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure
(Hong Kong Baptist University) The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiac ICU patient composition is changing over time
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new University of Michigan study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
August 01, 2017As a health worker in a conflict zone, I  learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.Being in the right place at the right time —I never had a full understanding of that concept until I started my medical career.Before coming to the United States to get a master ’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was a physician at Al-Zahrawi Surgical Hospital in the south of Iraq, one of only two main hospitals in the city of Amarah, inhabited by aboutone million people.Such conditions make complications more frequent.We were 20 new doctors...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Older mothers have higher rates of severe complications in childbirth
(PLOS) The risk of potentially life-threatening morbidity around childbirth, such as renal failure, obstetric shock, and amniotic fluid embolism, increases in older mothers, according to a study published by Sarka Lisonkova from the University of British Columbia, Canada and colleagues in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No-touch ’ heart bypass surgery reduces strokes
Four surgical methods of coronary artery bypass grafting with increasing degrees of aortic manipulation. Percentages pictured represent the relative decrease in risk of perioperative stroke using anOPCABG compared to the other techniques. [Image from the researchers]]A recent study from the University of Sydney and Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons has shown that a new “no-touch” beating heart bypass surgery technique has reduced post-operative stroke by 78%. The procedure, known as an OPCABG, also reduced post-operative mortality by 50% compared to traditional coronary artery bypass grafting. It reduced renal fai...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular CABG MedTech Sydney Heart and Lung Surgeons University of Sydney Source Type: news