Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: Three symptoms that signal 'permanent' damage
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease often goes undetected until it progresses to cirrhosis. What is cirrhosis and what are the symptoms to expect? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other form...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19 Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemic CEUS liver guidelines get first update in 8 years Review: CEUS bests CT, MRI for liver disease CEUS helps predict chronic kidney disease progression (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Self-management Techniques Help Relieve Urinary Tract Symptoms Self-management Techniques Help Relieve Urinary Tract Symptoms
The techniques practiced by patients as part of the trials included adjusting the timing for drinking fluids, reducing caffeine/alcohol, adjusting urinating habits, and performing pelvic floor exercises.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD
Dr Ileana Pi ña asks Dr Peter A. McCullough what physicians need to know about heart failure and kidney disease, and the new hypertension guidelines in chronic kidney disease.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report
Task force of the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology formed to reassess the race coefficient for calculating eGFR releases progress report, promises recommendations soon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Closer to human -- Mouse model more accurately reproduces fatty liver disease
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers have developed a novel mouse model that reproduces many key features of human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a little-understood condition that significantly increases the risk of inflammation, fibrosis and liver cancer and ultimately requires liver transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

JNCCN Study: Important potential role for routine brain imaging in advanced kidney cancer
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) The April 2021 issue of JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network publishes new research from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Gustave Roussy Institute, which suggests that baseline brain imaging should be considered in most patients with metastatic kidney cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the US, UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published online today in Cell Metabolism, suggest new ways to treat this incurable condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University Hospitals urologist designated as Center for Excellence for GreenLight ™ Laser Therapy
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) University Hospitals' Irina Jaeger, MD, received the prestigious designation as a Center of Excellence for GreenLight ™ Laser Therapy treatment - a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms. Dr. Jaeger is a urologist at UH Richmond Medical Center and UH Brainard Medical Building in Lyndhurst. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AACR: Healthy Lifestyle May Counter High Genetic Risk for Lethal Prostate Cancer
But adherence to healthy lifestyle not associated with decreased risk for overall prostate cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Urology group opens $3M ambulatory surgery center in Wayne
The more than 8,000-square-foot facility is the first in the region to focus on urological procedures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Knee Replacement: Kidney Injury Common With Antibiotic Spacers Knee Replacement: Kidney Injury Common With Antibiotic Spacers
Acute kidney injury affects more than one in 10 patients treated with antibiotic-loaded bone-cement spacers for periprosthetic joint infection after total knee arthroplasty.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Everyday Chemicals Are Linked to Declines in Human Fertility Everyday Chemicals Are Linked to Declines in Human Fertility
Chemicals that pervade our modern world are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility and could pose health risks even into future generations, writes a New York epidemiologist in a new book.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Urinary Incontinence Surgery Won ’ t Raise a Woman ’ s Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful? Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful?
Despite universal recommendations to lower sodium intake, there is a lack of consensus on how low to go and whether cutting salt can ever be harmful.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Develop Lower Antibody Response to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 -- Most patients with kidney failure undergoing regular dialysis develop a substantial antibody response after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online April 6 in the Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mitchell Brings Innovation to Arkansas Urology (Movers & Shakers)
Ken Mitchell, a certified physician’s assistant, has joined Arkansas Urology in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deep Learning model developed at UHN to maximize lifespan after liver transplant  
(University Health Network) Researchers from University Health Network have developed and validated an innovative deep learning model to predict a patient's long-term outcome after receiving a liver transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: What to expect when the damage is mild or severe
ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease can lead to detrimental scarring in this vital organ; consequently, liver failure is a real life-threatening risk you take if you continue to drink alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: Bruising on the skin may mean the liver is damaged
ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease can lead to detrimental scarring in this vital organ; consequently, liver failure is a real life-threatening risk you take if you continue to drink alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
Risk reduction even greater for obesity - related cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment
Chemicals that pervade our modern world are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility and could pose health risks even into future generations, writes a New York epidemiologist in a new book.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Difelikefalin Safe, Effective for Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus Difelikefalin Safe, Effective for Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus
Combined data from two difelikefalin pivotal trials and from open-label extended treatment show a favorable profile for an agent now under FDA review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Up for Dialysis Patients in March to July 2020
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Patients undergoing dialysis and those with kidney transplants had increased mortality risk in 2020 compared with 2017 to 2019, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with significant reductions in the risks for any cancer and obesity-related cancer in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with severe obesity, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: it's all about sepsis, Future microbiology
Initially considered as a community-acquired pneumonia that could worsen into the acute respiratory distress syndrome, it soon became apparent that dysfunction of other organs, in addition to the lungs, is often present in patients with COVID-19; indeed, multiple organ failure (MOF) accounts for most of the deaths from COVID19 [3]. MOF in COVID-19 can involve any organs, the six most common being the lungs, the cardiovascular system, the kidneys, the brain, the liver and the coagulation system. COVID-19 is characterized by a thrombotic endotheliopathy involving the entire body. The resulting endothelial dysfunction may be ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to contrast on CTPA doesn't cause long-term kidney injury
Exposure to intravenous contrast via CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) exams doe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTPA shows promise as a PE predictor in COPD patients What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients? Almost 40% of CTPA exams find PE in COVID-19 patients Use D-dimer, CTPA to gauge PE risk in COVID-19 patients CTPA usage rates on the rise for PE in pregnant women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DFG to fund nine new research units and a new clinical research unit
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Topics are wide-ranging, including kidney disease, an astronomical survey in the X-ray range and laser beam welding. A total of some € 41 million for the first funding period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Removing race from estimates of kidney function: What happens next?
(American Society of Nephrology) The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announce the concurrent publication of " Special Article: Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases: An Interim Report from the NKF-ASN Task Force " in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Investigating Infections Tied to Reprocessing Urological Endoscopes
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week it is investigating a number of medical device reports of infections and potential contamination issues with reprocessing urological endoscopes. During Jan. 1,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wireless interventional radiology firm Xenter announces formal launch
Xenter, a company developing wireless technology for use in interventional cardiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Philips SmartCT software for image-guided therapy RF ablation relieves pain for bone cancer patients in 3 days Study evaluates safety of new liver cancer treatment E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nashville-area company buys SA kidney treatment clinics
The deal is expected to enable the Alamo City facilities to reach a larger patient population. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Three symptoms that are so subtle you might miss them
FATTY liver disease is an umbrella term for conditions characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is largely symptomless until the condition progresses - when this happens, a number of subtle symptoms may surface. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Dialysis Patients Protest Poor Treatment, Equipment Shortage
[VOA] Yaound é -- Scores of Cameroonians with kidney failure and their relatives have blocked traffic since Monday around a Yaoundé hospital to protest a shortage of dialysis treatment. Cameroon authorities blame administrative procedures and coronavirus disruptions for slowing the import of dialysis machines and medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MD Anderson and TriSalus Life Sciences announce strategic research collaboration to evaluate treatment of solid tumors
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) MD Anderson and TriSalus announced a strategic research collaboration to evaluate the treatment of liver and pancreas tumors with the investigational therapy SD-101 in combination with immunotherapy using a novel delivery approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UofL biologists create better method to culture cells for testing drug toxicity
(University of Louisville) Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells behave more like normal liver cells. Rather than using standard serum containing glucose, they used serum from which the glucose had been removed using dialysis and added galactose to the media. This changes the metabolism of the cells making them behave more like normal liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Surgery for stress urinary incontinence doesn't cause pelvic cancer
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Women undergoing surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are not at increased risk of developing pelvic cancers, according to a large-scale, population-based study in The Journal of Urology ® , Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Race Coefficient Alters Kidney Disease Stage in Many Black Patients Race Coefficient Alters Kidney Disease Stage in Many Black Patients
Yet another database documents that applying the race coefficient when calculating eGFR in Black adults reclassifies many into a less severe stage of chronic kidney disease. But does this impact outcomes?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Risk for Acute Kidney Injury High With Protocol for Post-TKA Infection
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- Among patients with normal renal function at baseline who are treated with a high-dose antibiotic-loaded bone cement (ALBC) spacer and systemic antibiotic therapy after resection of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease
Among working adults with severe obesity and fatty liver disease, rates of cancer were lower for those who had bariatric surgery, especially those with obesity-related cancer, during a 10-month median follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Coffee Could Be the Secret Weapon Against NAFLD Coffee Could Be the Secret Weapon Against NAFLD
"I do recommend at least two to three cups of coffee per day for my patients with NAFLD [nonalcoholic fatty liver disease]," said Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ahead of FDA meeting, S.F. biotech's stock dips on questions about data analysis
Ahead of a critical meeting with an FDA committee, FibroGen Inc. stock tumbled more than 30% after hours on a fresh look at data around the safety of the San Francisco company's drug to treat anemia in chronic kidney disease patients. FibroGen officials said they continue to be confident in the risk-benefit profile of its drug, called roxadustat. Investors were not as optimistic: FibroGen stock (NASDAQ: FGEN) fell from a Tuesday high of $35.63 per share to $34.64 — off 2.8% on the day — then… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Ahead of FDA meeting, S.F. biotech's stock dips on questions about data analysis
Ahead of a critical meeting with an FDA committee, FibroGen Inc. stock tumbled more than 30% after hours on a fresh look at data around the safety of the San Francisco company's drug to treat anemia in chronic kidney disease patients. FibroGen officials said they continue to be confident in the risk-benefit profile of its drug, called roxadustat. Investors were not as optimistic: FibroGen stock (NASDAQ: FGEN) fell from a Tuesday high of $35.63 per share to $34.64 — off 2.8% on the day — then… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study Reinforces Need to Monitor Kidney Function in Long-Term PrEP Users Study Reinforces Need to Monitor Kidney Function in Long-Term PrEP Users
In people taking tenofovir-based PrEP, established biomarkers of kidney injury may be elevated in patients with and without clinical evidence of kidney injury, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients? Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients?
A new study examines the question of whether kidney transplant recipients may realize worse COVID-19 outcomes compared with nontransplant patients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA clears IceCure Medical's cryoablation system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough devic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 topics shaping the future of women's imaging Cryoablation comparable to surgery for kidney cancer MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients US-guided breast cryoablation offers new treatment option SIR: Cryoablation relieves phantom limb pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Risk of Quitting Up for Medical Center Employees, Faculty During Pandemic
Lack of child care tied to consideration of leaving the workforce, lessening hours (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medicare Spending on Physician Services Down $9.4B During First Half of 2020
Declines seen regardless of service type, setting, or specialty, and state or region (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pul Source Type: news