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Identifying Unmet Care Needs of Prostate Cancer Patients Identifying Unmet Care Needs of Prostate Cancer Patients
A better understanding of the physical and psychological needs of prostate cancer survivors will help clinicians provide support to these patients after treatment.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

PCI Without Contrast in Advanced Renal Failure PCI Without Contrast in Advanced Renal Failure
The authors report on a novel strategy for safely performing PCI without the use of contrast in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Death, extortion and hope: 1 man's fight for a new liver
In Ontario, someone dies every three days while waiting for an organ transplant. Right now, 220 people in this province are waiting for a new liver and Arch Walsh of Mississauga is one of them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA responsible for July 2016 “zombie” episode
4 out of 5 stars “Zombie” Outbreak Caused by the Synthetic Cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in New York, Adams AJ et al. N Engl J Med 2016 Dec 14 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract  On July 12, 2016, the New York Times reported that in the course of one day, in the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant areas of Brooklyn, 33 people had been transported to hospitals after apparently overdosing on a synthetic cannabinoid. The major manifestations shown by the victims were altered mental status and lethargy. One observer described what he say at the scene: “’It’s like a scene out of a zombie movie, a horrible scene̵...
Source: The Poison Review - December 19, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical AMB-FUBINACA Brooklyn synthetic cannabinoid zombie Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify how fat stores in the liver provide an energy source during fasting
This study, done in rat and human liver cells, reports on the role of a small regulatory protein that acts like a beacon to help cells locate lipids and provides?new information to support the development [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 19, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Seven Essential Tips To Breaking Up With Sugar
As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar.Global recognition is building for the very real health concerns posed by large and increasing quantities of hidden sugar in our diets. This near-ubiquitous additive found in products from pasta sauces to mayonnaise has been in the headlines and in our discussions. The seemingly innocuous sweet treat raises eyebrows from community groups to policy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bio-Techne invests $43m, partners with Astute Medical
Life sciences research and diagnostics company Bio-Techne said this week it completed a $43 million equity investment in Astute Medical, with an option to further expand the relationship. Bio-Techne said the investment will allow it to “build a strategic foundation in diagnostics,” and that along with the investment the company will receive manufacturing rights for certain future products, and royalties on diagnostic tests that use its reagents. “This is a wonderful collaboration that promises to deliver considerable leverage to both companies. The NephroCheck test is gaining market traction, and we lo...
Source: Mass Device - December 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Astute Medical Bio-Techne Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning: an overlooked cause of acute liver injury in China - Geng J, Cao Z, Ma X, Shi Y, Wang Y, Pan Q.
Misidentification and ingestion of a toxic mushroom as an edible species could lead to mushroom poisoning. Karvellas et  al. have comprehensively described the characteristics and outcomes of patients with liver insufficiency caused by mushroom poisoning i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Don ' t Rule Out Kidneys from Elderly Donors
Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Transplantation, Organ Donation, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does IL-2 Still Have a Role in Cancer Immunotherapy?
Howard L Kaufman discusses the continuing role of high dose interleukin (HD IL-2), an approved therapy for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC)...12/16/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 16, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Scientists use biomarkers to track lupus progression
Amy WallaceANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A team from the University of Michigan are examining whether kidney biomarkers can track the beginnings and progression of lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 steps to high-quality 3D printing for radiology
3D printing has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years with the advent of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed kidney phantom advances SPECT/CT calibration 3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers Dubai hospitals to implement 3D printing before surgery Center refines 3D printing to build 'replacement parts' 3D printing finds myriad roles in healthcare (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
Title: Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly DonorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus
(University of Michigan Health System) To try to better understand how the disease begins and progresses, researchers at the University of Michigan investigated whether kidney biomarkers would signal lupus progression and signs of complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Healthy kidneys from elderly donors should not be rejected, researchers say
HealthDay News Healthy kidneys from elderly donors are often rejected, but kidneys from donors 80 and older can function for years after a transplant, say Italian researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

unctional Autoantibodies May Promote BPH unctional Autoantibodies May Promote BPH
Overstimulation by autoantibodies targeting the endothelin A receptor (ETA-AABs) may play a role in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Functional Autoantibodies May Promote BPH Functional Autoantibodies May Promote BPH
Overstimulation by autoantibodies targeting the endothelin A receptor (ETA-AABs) may play a role in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Entresto ' Contest ' Stirs Controversy
(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure leaders resign from the peer review panel (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 16, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Agios scraps anemia drug, shares nosedive
Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals plummeted in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company said that it was ceasing development of an anemia treatment due to a safety issue. Cambridge-based Agios (Nasdaq: AGIO) said that it will stop developing the molecule, AG-519, which is designed to treat a rare form of anemia called pyruvate kinase deficiency. One healthy volunteer in a Phase 1 previously reported liver toxicity, prompting the FDA to place a clinical hold on the molecule. Agios said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Cambridge biotech Agios scraps anemia drug, shares nosedive
Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals plummeted in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company said that it was ceasing development of an anemia treatment due to a safety issue. Cambridge-based Agios (Nasdaq: AGIO) said that it will stop developing the molecule, AG-519, which is designed to treat a rare form of anemia called pyruvate kinase deficiency. One healthy volunteer in a Phase 1 previously reported liver toxicity, prompting the FDA to place a clinical hold on the molecule. Agios said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Considering the Intestinal Biome, Preventing Sickle Cell Pain Crises, New York Urologist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar
Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

StimGuard launches OAB neurostim trial
StimGuard said today it enrolled the 1st patient in a clinical trial of its StimGuard miniature implantable device designed to treat urinary incontinence resulting from refractory overactive bladder syndrome. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company’s system is implanted at the tibial nerve through a needle-sized introducer and uses wireless technology to stimulate the nerve and treat the symptoms of overactive bladder. “If successfully trialed, the StimGuard technology would allow neuromodulation to be offered to patients in an office setting, which has never been the case before for a permanent, long-term tre...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation StimGuard Source Type: news

Old kidneys may be a new answer to organ shortage
Transplant centers come up short more often than not when treating patients in need of a kidney, as there is a shortage of donors. Yet kidneys donated by people 65 or older can still function for many years after transplantation, according to a study published Thursday in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The results suggest that a new source of quality kidneys could be available to patients in need of life-saving transplants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
Study finds similar survival rates whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Never Too Old to Be an Organ Donor
A kidney transplanted from a deceased 79-year-old can be as effective as one from a person 30 years younger, a new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Kidneys Transplants Organ Donation Elderly Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are Meta-analyses Reliable? The Prostate Cancer Experience Are Meta-analyses Reliable? The Prostate Cancer Experience
Dr Gerald Chodak suggests that the Wallis study has too many biases to recommend surgery over radiation for localized prostate cancer treatment.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Don ' t Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 -- Healthy kidneys from elderly donors are often rejected, but even kidneys from donors 80 and older can function for years after transplantation, Italian researchers report. The results were published online Dec. 15 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Argos Therapeutics Enters into Strategic Research Agreement
Argos Therapeutics Inc. (ARGS) ( “Argos”), an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies based on the Arcelis® precision immunotherapy technology platform, announced today that it has entered into a strategic research agreement with Personalis, Inc., a precision m edicine company, focused on genomics solutions for immuno-oncology, cancer, and genetic disease.12/15/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Development of rapid and economical colorimetric screening method for p-phenylenediamine in variety of biological matrices and its application to eleven fatal cases of p-phenylenediamine poisoning - Imran M, Usman HF, Shafi H, Sarwar M, Tahir MA.
A rapid colorimetric method for detection of p-phenylenediamine (PPD) in various biological samples is developed. The o-cresol test for acetaminophen detection has been modified to detect PPD in blood, urine, gastric contents, and liver. After precipitatin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dementia NEWS: Kidney test could determine risk of Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA risk could be determined by a test for kidney problems, experts have found - after they discovered people with a certain protein in their urine could be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of Mesoamerican Nephropathy Characterization of Mesoamerican Nephropathy
A new study provides insight into the prevalence and clinical characteristics of this kidney disease among men in Central America.American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

SLU research: Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar
(Saint Louis University) SLU scientist Angel Baldan, Ph.D., reports that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dorset E. coli: Investigation fails to find source
An investigation fails to find the source of an E. coli outbreak that left children with kidney damage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese herbal treatment shows signs of effectiveness in bone marrow recovery
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have found that a Chinese herbal regimen called TSY-1 (Tianshengyuan-1) increased telomerase activity in normal blood cells but decreased it in cancer cells. Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for the production of telomeres, which play an important role in the regulation of normal cell division. These results indicate that telomerase-based treatments may play an important role in treating both blood cell deficiency and cancer.BACKGROUNDMore than 80 percent of cancers have increased telomerase activity, and other medical conditions are also associated with decreased or abnormal telomerase function...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems
Chronic kidney disease and dementia share many risk factors, researchers point out Related items fromOnMedica Constipation linked to kidney disease Dementia now leading cause of death in England and Wales Memory clinic referral criteria delay diagnosis 'Watch and wait' might be better in advanced kidney cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Protein in urine may be linked to an increased risk of memory problems, study suggests
Study says people who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may be more likely to develop problems with thinking and memory skills or even dementia later in life. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 14, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study: Advocating for Patients ' Basic Needs Helped BP, Lipids
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention via undergraduate volunteers deemed successful (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 14, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

UAB performs region's first HIV-positive organ transplant
The University of Alabama at Birmingham last month performed the region's first HIV-positive kidney transplant. The patient is the eighth in the nation to receive an organ from an HIV-positive deceased donor, UAB says. UAB is one of just 13 transplant centers in the U.S. approved for HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplants following the passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or Hope Act. Signed into law in 2013 by President Barack Obama, the Hope Act revised a 1988 law prohibiting HIV-positive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Italian doctors achieve world first by transplanting kidney in place of the spleen
The youngster had been on dialysis since birth because of a rare kidney anomaly and a malformation of her blood vessels, a statement by the Molinette hospital in Turin, Italy said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Priority Reviews List: December 2016 Update
Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project, with over 140 priority reviews or updates have been published since it began in January 2015.The December 2016 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Airways, Anaesthesia, Dementia& Cognitive Improvement, ENT, Epilepsy, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers, Gynaecology& Fertility, Haematological Malignancies, Heart, Incontinence, Kidney& Transplant, Lung Cancer, Neuromuscular Disease, Oral Health, Skin, Stroke, and Urology Groups.The following titles on the list are open to new authors:Long-acti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Midaortic syndrome takes Arizona teen to Boston for innovative surgery
Justin with his father in Boston Justin Kibler is tall, strong and lean. At 18, he’s already a competitive rodeo star and an active member of Future Farmers of America (FFA).  Looking at him, “he’s the picture of health.” But what can’t be seen, just by looking, is that just four years ago, Justin developed an extremely rare and dangerous disease called midaortic syndrome (MAS). And he needed special care that no one in his entire home state of Arizona could provide. Midaortic syndrome is characterized by a narrowing of the parts of the aorta (the main artery that delivers oxygen-rich blood throughout ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Deborah Stein Heung Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program Source Type: news

Spots on the penis: Consultant Urologist explains Fordyce pimples
SPOTS on the penis, with the consistency of chicken skin, can be worrying and scary. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to an expert in male genitals to explain signs, symptoms and whether or not spots on the nether regions are considered healthy and normal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept Pharma's liver drug wins conditional EU approval
(Reuters) - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said its liver drug received conditional approval from the European Commission to treat patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), a rare liver condition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Third Rock Startup Goldfinch Collects $55M To Dig Into The Genetics Of Kidney Disease
One of biotech ’s original empires, Amgen, was built on treating kidney disease. Drugs on the market today, worth billions, largely treat the symptoms of this common ailment. Little in the way of innovation has made news in the past 20 years. Cambridge, Mass.-based Goldfinch Bio aspires to change that. The start up [...] (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Timmerman, Contributor Source Type: news

New approach to liver transplantation: Using a damaged liver to replace a dying liver
(Intermountain Medical Center) There's new hope for patients with liver disease who are waiting for a donor liver to become available for transplantation. Doctors at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City have found a way to safely use a damaged liver to replace a dying liver, then cure the damaged liver of its disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Physician Burnout, Acid Suppression & Iron Deficiency, W. Virginia Nephrologist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for clinicians. Here ' s what we chose for you today:NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 14, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infographic: The rise of liver cancer
Learn more about liver cancer and care at Mayo Clinic. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news