In memoriam: Henry Cherrick, former school of dentistry dean and oral pathologist
Dr. Henry Cherrick, a professor of oral pathology who served as dean of theUCLA School of Dentistry from 1988 to 1995, died on Jan. 24, in Davie, Florida. He was 84.Cherrick ’s affiliation with UCLA spanned two different terms. Arriving at the dental school as assistant professor of oral pathology in 1971, he was promoted to associate professor two years later and then to full professor in 1977. That year, he was honored with the UCLA Alumni Association’s Distinguis hed Teaching Award.Leaving Westwood in 1978 to serve as dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, he was appointed to the same ti...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 31, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Episode 1: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Episode 1: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Drs Peter Martin and Brad Kahl discuss autologous stem cell transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma, the TRIANGLE trial results, and the transition toward use of Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology InDiscussion Source Type: news

Digging in won ’t solve pay dispute, nor get the NHS back on its feet
The NHS won’t be able to deliver the speedier response times and better care the government is promising until ministers try harder to end the growing dispute about pay and staffing, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Later today the health secretary will be asked about the government’s handling of the NHS dispute by MPs on the health and social care select committee, just as UNISON announces its fourth day of strike action on Friday 10 February. This morning, NHS pay review body chair Philippa Hird told the committee the Department of Health and Social Care has yet to submit evidence ahead of the next pay round beginning in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 31, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release ambulance strikes nhs pay nhs strikes Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Kidney And Heart Patients Denied Transplants Get Day In Court With Michigan Hospital
Authored by Steven Kovac via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A group of activists join Ross Barranco to protest COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Rochester Hills, Mich. on Dec. 21, 2021. (Courtesy of…#getdayincourt #michiganhospital #stevenkovac #epochtimes #rossbarranco #rochesterhills #mich #michigan #barranco #deborahcatalono (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Nationwide Liver Paired Donation Program Work? Can a Nationwide Liver Paired Donation Program Work?
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has launched the first national paired liver donation pilot program in the United States, but some experts are skeptical.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 30, 2023 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Unblinding of Phase 3 CARTITUDE-4 Study of CARVYKTI ® (cilta-cel) as Primary Endpoint Met in Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, New Jersey, January 27, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the Phase 3 CARTITUDE-4 study evaluating CARVYKTI® (ciltacabtagene autoleucel; cilta-cel) versus pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (PVd) or daratumumab, pomalidomide, and dexamethasone (DPd) for the treatment of patients with relapsed and lenalidomide-refractory multiple myeloma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) at the first pre-specified interim analysis. As a result of meeting the primary endpoint, the Independent Data Monitoring Commi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Analyzing Disparities in the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Analyzing Disparities in the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Yazeed Sawalha, MD, discusses a study that analyzed how health disparities affect the likelihood of undergoing consolidated autologous stem cell transplant for mantle cell lymphoma.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology MDAngle Source Type: news

Mortality rate and liver transplant in patients with mushroom poisoning: a systematic review & meta-analysis - Janatolmakan M, Jalilian M, Rezaeian S, Abdi A, Khatony A.
This study was conducted with the aim of assessment the mortality rate and liver transplantation in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘Culture is hard to break’: Kenya’s medical schools face a shortage of cadavers
Medical training is in demand, but hesitancy on body donation means students have little to work with, while an illicit trade in transplant organs flourishesScalpel in hand, Carl Mwangi, a first-year medical student at the University of Nairobi, slices through the brain tissue. “To figure out where the vessels are, you have to dig in deeper,” he says, excited to be dissecting a human brain for the first time. But if he wants to do more dissections, the aspiring neurosurgeon will have to secure one of only 10 places on the anatomy programme here.Only postgraduate students and those specialising in anatomy are able to ge...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Kimeu Tags: Global health Organ donation Kenya Africa Global development Medical research Doctors Source Type: news

New money  for NHS pay from Treasury could end dispute, says UNISON  
The chancellor can halt escalating strike action and begin solving the staffing emergency currently causing the NHS such harm if he comes up with new money to pay health workers fairly, says UNISON today (Monday).   But if Jeremy Hunt continues to resist appeals to release extra cash and kickstart talks with unions to end the strikes, the NHS dispute could run for many months, says the union.     This warning comes as up to 15,000 UNISON ambulance workers walk out later today for the third time in five weeks over pay and staffing, says UNISON. They’ll be joined by as many as 5,000 of their NHS colleagues at two...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 23, 2023 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Blog: Why won ’ t the chancellor resolve the NHS strike?
UNISON’s industrial action in the NHS intensifies this week. Today is our third day of strikes this winter in England, and NHS staff in Northern Ireland will be out on Thursday. Ambulance and hospital staff are walking out again over the government’s failure to deliver fair pay. Today’s morning news bulletins are already featuring our picket lines, and our head of health, Sara Gorton, was on breakfast news helping to get our #PutNHSPayRight message out to the public. We’re also in the middle of re-balloting ambulance branches that fell just short of the government’s draconian ballot thresholds in our ballot last ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 23, 2023 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS nhs strikes Put NHS pay right strikes industrial action Source Type: news

PSMA-PET matches MRI, beats CT in diagnosing liver cancer
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT appears equivalent to MRI an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiomics helps predict HCC recurrence after liver transplant New tracer bests FDG for diagnosing liver cancer PET identifies early responders to liver cancer treatment AI can identify hepatocellular carcinoma on liver CT exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accidental acetone ingestion in liver transplant patient with alcohol relapse: a case report - Chakravartty A, Patel PB, Mishra P, Akilla R, Luther V.
Acetone is one of the three main types of ketone bodies that can be found in ketoacidosis, along with acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate. Any of these three ketone bodies can be found in the blood after the natural breakdown of fatty acids in diabetes,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medicare Policy Tweak on LVADs May Reduce Access to Transplant Medicare Policy Tweak on LVADs May Reduce Access to Transplant
Advanced heart failure patients who receive an LVAD at a center without a transplant program may be less apt to receive a heart transplant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Genetic Analysis of Blood Type May Increase Number of Kidney Transplant Matches
Using genetics to more accurately identify individuals with a subtype of A blood could result in over 1,000 more kidney transplants to type B individuals, improving availability as well as equity in kidney transplantation (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2023 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news