Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Treatment After Kidney Transplant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Treatment After Kidney Transplant
Systematic screening and antimicrobial treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria after kidney transplantation may not provide additional benefits, a new study suggests.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

All about Oxy
  RX PAD With the death of the entertainer Prince attributed to a fentanyl overdose, and new FDA warnings, opioids have been making headlines. Since the most common reason patients visit the emergency department is for pain, it is not surprising that emergency physicians prescribe and administer medications such as oxycodone on a daily basis. Here are some of the basics about how oxycodone works, and also the reason why chronic users may be at even higher risk of unexpected respiratory depression. HOW IT WORKS: Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid with analgesic properties. Oxycodone binds to mu, kappa, and delta opio...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Giving thanks: Stories of volunteerism, gratitude and giving back
Thanksgiving Day is a time rich in family, gratitude and appreciation. In honor of the holiday, we are celebrating the patient families who have traveled through our doors and the selfless acts of kindness and volunteerism that follow. Donating platelets and cycling for a cause Ten years ago, Adam Nussenbaum’s son Max was treated at Boston Children’s and overcame a life threatening illness. Today, Adam gives his time — and platelets — to help those in need, and he is doing so in celebration of Max; his daughter Kate, who donated her bone marrow to he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant cerebral palsy Dr. James Kasser Family Advisory Council Heart Center Kawasaki disease Learning disabilities NICU patient partner platelet donation scoliosis Source Type: news

Experience Journals: Grateful for the families at Boston Children ’s Hospital
Danny Deitz, above with his parents, is a heart transplant patient of Dr. Elizabeth Blume’s The Experience Journals Project shares the stories of kids, teens, and health care providers at Boston Children’s Hospital. This project features the collective wisdom of over 250 families and 150 health care professionals. While each Journal has a different topic, every Journal includes providers who are grateful for the chance to work with the amazing children and families at Boston Children’s Hospital. Here are some of their experiences, in their own words: Thank you I think probably the most challenging a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Experience Journal Source Type: news

New Score Helps Predict HCC Recurrence After Liver Transplant New Score Helps Predict HCC Recurrence After Liver Transplant
A new scoring system based on tumor characteristics can help predict the risk of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver transplantation, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Timing for HCV Therapy in Liver Transplantation Timing for HCV Therapy in Liver Transplantation
Should patients be treated for hepatitis C prior to liver transplant, preemptively after transplant, or after HCV recurrence? Which is most cost-effective?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant
Steroids can be withdrawn soon after kidney transplantation in patients at low immunologic risk for rejection, which leads to a marked reduction in the development of diabetes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

RIP heart surgery pioneer Cooley
(Reuters) – Dr. Denton Cooley, who sparked controversy and a feud with another pioneering heart surgeon when he performed the world’s first artificial heart implant in 1969, died on Friday at the age of 96, the Texas Heart Institute said. Cooley, who also performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States, founded the Texas Heart Institute and was one of the most celebrated heart surgeons in the world. The Texas native was also known however for a long-running dispute with another world-renowned innovative surgeon in Houston, Dr. Michael DeBakey, over the implant operation. A spokeswoman...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Mother's anguish
Mandy Littlewood has polycystic kidney disease and needed an organ transplant. Two of her children also have the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Harvested lungs kept viable up to 21 hours (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Father captures powerful photos of his four-year-old daughter proudly showing off her 'battle scars' after receiving a life-saving liver transplant  
Indi Warner was born with Biliary Atresia and had to undergo a liver transplant at just seven months old. Now four, the plucky Sydney youngster wears her battle scars with pride. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: ?Never Stop Fighting. Never Give Up?
Stacy Neumayer was a teenager when she received her first kidney transplant. Her health problems began when she was 4 years old. Over time, Stacy developed a condition called glomerulonerphritis, which causes inflammation in the tiny pockets of the kidneys that help remove excess fluid, electrolytes and waste from the bloodstream. The illness affected Stacy?s [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Surgeon behind world's first HEAD transplant reveals virtual reality system to help patients
Dr Sergio Canavero, based in Turin, wants to carry out the operation next year and believes it could lead to people paralysed from the neck down being able to walk again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Running with heart
Running 13.1 miles may seem like a daunting task to many people. But for heart transplant recipient Tony Flores, it was pure joy to finish the Revel Canyon City Half Marathon in Azusa on Nov.12.It was a happy occasion that he shared with his physician,Dr. Martin Cadeiras, an assistant professor of cardiology at UCLA, and four UCLA heart-failure researchers, all of whom completed the race with Flores.Following two heart attacks and a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy in 2013, Flores underwent a heart transplant surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in August 2014.  Since he had completed five Los Angeles marathons bef...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer
Strategy allows doctors more time to assess organs, transport for transplant Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waiting for new heart
Union leader Mark Serwotka, who needs a heart transplant after contracting a virus, talks about facing up to his own mortality. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preserving donor lungs longer makes transplant more elective than emergency surgery
(University Health Network) A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical ’ s HeartMate 3 implantable pump beats HeartMate II in pivotal trial
The next-generation HeartMate 3 implantable pump St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) acquired when it paid $3 billion for Thoratec last year proved superior to the older HeartMate II device at 6 months in pivotal clinical trial results released today. The Momentum 3 study enrolled more than 1,000 patients for a short-term outcome after 6 months and a longer-term, 2-year outcome; the initial 6-month data comes from 294 subjects. Unlike the HeartMate II device, which uses an axial-flow pump, the HeartMate 3 device uses a centrifugal-flow pump designed to reduce the risk of blood clots. The primary endpoint at 6 months was&...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials American Heart Assn. New England Journal of Medicine St. Jude Medical Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news

Union boss in ‘urgent need of a heart transplant’
Union boss Mark Serwotka on urgent transplant list after a virus he caught while walking his dog led to heart failure (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: New Kidney Support Group Promotes Benefits of Early Transplants
[Nation] The Aga Khan University Hospital has formed a support group for kidney patients to promote local transplant surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can artery 'banks' transform vascular medicine?
(Morgridge Institute for Research) The Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will address both the engineering and biomedical hurdles involved in creating stem cell-derived arteries for transplant as part of a five-year, $8 million project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tullius Elected Treasurer of The Transplantation Society
Stefan G. Tullius, MD, PhD, chief of BWH's Division of Transplant Surgery, was recently elected treasurer of The Transplantation Society (TTS) for a four-year term. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 15, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Model Predicts Portal Vein Thrombosis Risk Before Transplant Model Predicts Portal Vein Thrombosis Risk Before Transplant
A model can predict the risk for portal vein thrombosis in patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation, a large database study shows, but whether prophylaxis can help has to be determined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Geographic Disparities in Access to Liver Transplant Care Geographic Disparities in Access to Liver Transplant Care
A new study examines the geographic distribution of candidates for liver transplant -- many of whom may not be waitlisted.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Posts Preliminary Plan to Repeal ACA Trump Posts Preliminary Plan to Repeal ACA
In a new post on his'Great Again'website, President-elect Donald J. Trump outlined his policies for healthcare reform.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patients and Advocates Take Note: Empathy and Relationship-Centered Care are a Two-Way Street
I am both a patient with multiple chronic conditions and a patient advocate.  What some members of my care team(s) often forget is that I also have a life outside of the little bubble in which they see me.  I have had 3 kidney transplants, been on dialysis twice (both hemo and peritoneal), and was recently diagnosed with either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.  (The docs do not seem to know yet which one.  Given my eastern European background, I believe it is Crohn’s.)  While I have two other chronic conditions, I will not discuss them in this newsletter. The concepts of relationship-cent...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter participatory medicine Patient Involvement Patient Participation relationship centered care SPM communications Source Type: news

New UAB program eyes transplant breakthroughs
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has recruited another leading transplant expert as it ramps up its new xenotransplantation program, which aims to complete a successful pig-to-human kidney transplant by 2021. Dr. David K.C. Cooper, a longtime leading expert in the xenotransplantation field, joined UAB on Nov. 1 to co-direct the Xenotransplant Program alongside Dr. Joseph Tector. Tector, one of the nation’s most renowned transplant surgeons, was recruited to UAB earlier this year. Cooper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Silicon Valley hospitals are emerging as organ transplant pioneers for children
Think your job is stressful? Imagine performing seven organ transplants on children using organs from just two donors; transplanting a heart and liver into a child — at the same time; or discovering an unborn baby has no kidneys, administering dialysis from the time the newborn enters the world, and then performing a lifesaving kidney transplant. Medical teams from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford have established their bona fides — and re ceived national recognition — through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leia Parker Source Type: news

T-Cell Abnormalities in Common Variable Immunodeficiency T-Cell Abnormalities in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
This article examines current experimental data regarding the role of T-cell defects in common variable immunodeficiency. How is infection risk impacted by decreasing thymic output?Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 10, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High Mortality Among Young Children Awaiting Liver Transplantation High Mortality Among Young Children Awaiting Liver Transplantation
Young children awaiting liver transplantation, mostly for biliary atresia (BA), face"unacceptably high" rates of wait-list and early post-liver-transplant mortality, according to a 10-year United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five weird and wonderful surgical procedures
From using an ankle as a knee to the world's first human head transplant, we take a look at five of the strangest, yet amazing surgical procedures to date. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Paragonix Technologies, Inc., and Pacific West Medical Sales Announce Distribution Agreement of Paragonix SherpaPak(TM) Transport Systems
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Paragonix Technologies, Inc., announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pacific West Medical Sales to market Paragonix Technologies’ SherpaPak™ Cardiac and Ki... Devices, Surgery, Distribution Paragonix Technologies, Pacific West Medical Sales, SherpaPak, organ transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Belle Vue Clinic & Medanta-Medicity to set up advanced Liver Clinic in Eastern India
The Medanta Liver Team, having performed nearly 2,500 liver transplants, runs one of the world ’s largest liver transplant centres, with more than 95% success rate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAB recruits industry leader, eyes major breakthrough in kidney transplants
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has recruited another leading transplant expert as it ramps up its new xenotransplantation program, which aims to complete a successful pig-to-human kidney transplant by 2021. Dr. David K.C. Cooper, a longtime leading expert in the xenotransplantation field, joined UAB on Nov. 1 to co-direct the Xenotransplant Program alongside Dr. Joseph Tector. Tector, one of the nation's most renowned transplant surgeons, was recruited to UAB earlier this year. Cooper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Woman whose liver transplants failed is set to have pioneering stem cell treatment
Alex Keel, 29, from Cheltenham, has been told that she is unlikely to be offered a fourth liver  transplant if another liver fails again. But without one doctors have said she will die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: How Muhwezi Survived a Kidney Transplant
[Monitor] In November 2011, Annette Muhwezi got swellings on different parts of her body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UR Medicine Heart Transplant Team Celebrates 200 Hearts, 200 Second Chances
UR Medicine Heart and Vascular celebrated 200 second chances with an Oct. 22 reunion of heart transplant recipients, generous families of organ donors and staff from Strong Memorial Hospital and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UNOS Aims to Reform Imbalances in Donor Liver Distribution UNOS Aims to Reform Imbalances in Donor Liver Distribution
Where you live in the United States has long determined how sick you need to be in order to get a liver transplant, but the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) are battling to change that, and facing resistance from transplant community members who feel they would lose out under a recently proposed plan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

The Fallacy of Guidelines
I hate it when someone tries to tell me how I should take care of my patients. However, we are now working with the politics of "evidence-based medicine". This era is characterized by groups of "experts" who get together and compile guidelines on how best to manage various medical conditions. The fact that our knowledge of patient management is constantly changing is of little concern to these "experts" nor are they of concern to third party payers who insist that the guidelines be followed or they will not pay for the care provided. Guidelines are generally based on a review of the literatu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pitch: HepaTx offers a new life for failing livers
HepaTx is developing novel cell therapies for liver failure that it said will restore liver function and help patients avoid a liver transplant. How it will make money The Palo Alto company will sell its cell therapy product to hepatologists and/or interventional radiologists for infusion into patients with liver failure, following approval by the FDA. Business it may disrupt It could reduce or eliminate the need for palliative care, wh ich addresses symptoms, but does not improve patient prognosis.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

The many adventures of Wesley: Specialty care helps toddler with heart disease reach neurodevelopmental milestones
Will and Alicia Ethridge knew their unborn son would need complex open-heart surgery soon after birth, due to a serious congenital defect that was detected in utero. Wesley suffered from a genetic form of cardiomyopathy, which meant the walls of his heart muscles were thickened, and blood flow to the left side of his body was restricted. The knowledge about their son’s disease prepared them for many things about the impending medical journey (including arranging for cardiac surgery at the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center, just a few hours’ drive from their home in Maine) but there were many mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Samantha Butler Heart Center Source Type: news

Government staff going for organ transplant can use private airline
According to reports, in India about 50,000 people are in need of heart transplant, around 3 lakh for kidney transplant, and a lakh each for liver and corneal transplants. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDISC, C-Path, and TransCelerate announce TA standard for kidney transplant
(The Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) The Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies (CFAST), with TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., announce the availability of a new Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Therapeutic Area Standard for Kidney Transplantation -- the first CDISC standard to address a therapeutic area in the field of solid organ transplant. CFAST, a joint initiative of CDISC and Critical Path Institute, was formed to create and maintain data standards and tools for research in therapeutic areas important to public health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Meet The Doctor Behind The Most Extreme Face Transplant Ever
Last August, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez performed the most extensive face transplant operation ever.  In the 26-hour operation, which took place at New York University Langone Medical Center, the dentist-turned-plastic-surgeon and his team removed the face and scalp of a young victim of a fatal accident and successfully grafted the tissue onto the head of Patrick Hardison, a firefighter who had been horribly burned in a 2001 fire.  The operation showed in dramatic fashion just how far organ transplantation has come since its start in 1954, when surgeons at Brigham Hospital in Boston took a kidney from one ma...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Doctor Behind The Most Extreme Face Transplant Ever
Last August, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez performed the most extensive face transplant operation ever.  In the 26-hour operation, which took place at New York University Langone Medical Center, the dentist-turned-plastic-surgeon and his team removed the face and scalp of a young victim of a fatal accident and successfully grafted the tissue onto the head of Patrick Hardison, a firefighter who had been horribly burned in a 2001 fire.  The operation showed in dramatic fashion just how far organ transplantation has come since its start in 1954, when surgeons at Brigham Hospital in Boston took a kidney from one ma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA To Cure You
This article appears in our special November issue, guest-edited by President Barack Obama. Subscribe now. More from Wired: The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer A Social Network for Women Facing Breast Cancer Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer Do Carrots Actually Improve Your Eyesight? The Smartest Robot You’ve Ever Seen Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos -- 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 - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA To Cure You
This article appears in our special November issue, guest-edited by President Barack Obama. Subscribe now. More from Wired: The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer A Social Network for Women Facing Breast Cancer Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer Do Carrots Actually Improve Your Eyesight? The Smartest Robot You’ve Ever Seen Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos -- 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: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Duke Children ’s Hospital receives national designation for top surgical program
Treatment TermsChildren's health Overview Duke Children ’s Hospital& Health Center is one of only five centers in the country designated a top-level performer under a new certification program by the American College of Surgeons. The Level 1 designation recognizes Duke ’s commitment to providing the safest and highest-quality surgical care for pediatric patients. Content Blocks Header Validates Duke's commitment to children Content" Duke has made a strong and continuously growing commitment to providing specialized surgical care for children, ” saidDr.  Allan D. Kirk, M.D., P...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Improve Kidney Function With IV Laser Treatment
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news