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Endonovo Therapeutics settles with PE shop Kodiak Capital
Endonovo Therapeutics (OTC:ENDV) said today it has settled a lawsuit between it and Kodiak Capital Group over a contemplated equity investment by the firm in Endovo. Los Angeles-based Endonovo said that the groups had reached a settlement agreement and dismissed all complaints and cross-complaints from the contemplated investments. As part of the settlement, Kodiak is returning 2.1 million shares of common stock in Endonovo, with Endonovo paying $80,000 to Kodiak. Neither company admitted any wrongdoing, and negotations were handled amicably, according to an Endonovo press release. Both companies are terminating their...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Endonovo Therapeutics Source Type: news

8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Breathing Dirty Air May Increase Kidney Disease Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fine particulate exposure may cause 45,000 cases of CKD annually (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 22, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes & Fractures; Kidney Research Lobbying; Thyroid Drug Dust-Up
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’s Kidney Donor Showed Off Her Surgery Scar on Instagram
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexia Fernandez / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF
That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color
The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy. Even though repeal was defeated in the Senate just a few months ago, there is a new bill that is as bad as, if not worse than, the previous version. Key Senators are ramming the legislation — known as Graham-Cassidy — through the chamber at warp speed. As two people who worked to make Obamacare a reality, we don’t like what we see. There will be devastating consequences for tens of millions of Americans &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Lu, Kathy Ko Chin Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Effects of Early and Delayed ADT on Patient QOL Effects of Early and Delayed ADT on Patient QOL
Dr Gerald W. Chodak reviews the latest data from a randomized multicenter trial on the effects of early vs delayed ADT in men with rising PSA after local treatment, or with noncurable de novo disease.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

What Would Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

What Will Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
Title: Dirty Air Might Harm Your KidneysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 22, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions
Are you having a hard time classifying a renal lesion on CT, MRI, or conventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What's the best way to treat extremity pseudoaneurysms? Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical analysis of two diagnosis methods for herb-induced liver injury - He TT, Gong M, Bai YF, Zhu Y, Wang JB, Niu M, Liu B, Li YG, Xiao XH.
To compare the consistency and difference of herb-induced liver injury between two methods in guidelines for clinical diagnosis and treatment of liver injury related to Chinese herbal medicine in China (2016) and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause kidney disease, new study says
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution can lead to damaged kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney failure linked to air pollution, study finds
Chronic exposure ‘a significant risk factor’ Related items fromOnMedica Clues to why air pollution raises risk of heart disease Air pollution levels exceed legal limits at most London NHS facilities Create more ‘no idling’ zones to curb air pollution, councils urged ‘Suggestive evidence’ for air pollution link to stillbirth risk Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New study: Air pollution may damage kidneys
New research finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease
Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Kidneys Air Pollution Source Type: news

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Kidney Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says
Some patients with primary biliary cholangitis have developed serious liver injury or have died after receiving higher doses of obeticholic acid than the FDA recommends in the product label.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Warns on Proper Dosing for Liver Drug
(MedPage Today) -- 19 deaths with obeticholic acid, many in patients receiving more than recommended dose (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA warns of death, liver injury risks from Intercept's drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Thursday that Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug Ocaliva was being incorrectly dosed in some patients with a rare liver disease, increasing the risk of liver injury and death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds. Pain is common in dialysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Air pollution may harm your kidneys, a new study says. " Even levels below the limit set by the [Environmental Protection Agency] were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Percutaneous Pump Approved for Right Heart Failure
(MedPage Today) -- FDA OKs Impella RP for up to 14 days of ventricular assist (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 21, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about serious liver injury with Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for rare chronic liver disease
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the liver disease medicine Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) is being incorrectly dosed in some patients with moderate to severe decreases in liver function, resulting in an increased risk of serious liver injury and death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment
The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

ACR updates guidelines for incidental liver lesions on CT
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Committee on Incidental Findings updated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR to modify format of annual meeting ACR seeks CT accreditation reviewers ACR seeks abstracts for 2018 meeting ACR updates LI-RADS for ultrasound ACR names Pisano chief science officer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC
This article provides an update and discusses screening recommendations.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM
This article reviews medication related problems associated with CKD, including nonadherence and medication reconciliation.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys
(Washington University in St. Louis) Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. Scientists used VA data to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people and compared it to air-quality levels collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants
The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 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

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patrick Brophy Named Chair of Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center
Patrick Brophy, M.D., MHCDS, who currently serves as Director of Pediatric Nephrology at University of Iowa Health Care, has been named the next William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and physician-in-chief of Golisano Children ’s Hospital (GCH). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Cardinal Health inks distro deal with Avadim Tech
Life science company Avadim Technologies said yesterday it inked a deal withCardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) to distribute Avadim’s Theraworx topical bionome therapies designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and complications. The companies said that the Theraworx topical solution will compliment Cardinal Health’s Dover urological portfolio. “We are honored to partner with one of the most influential leaders in healthcare across the globe. Cardinal Health’s commitment to improving healthcare for more people, in more ways, and in more places than ever before is directly aligne...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Urology Cardinal Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General, Central Obesity Linked to Specific Breast Cancer Risk
General obesity, indicated by BMI, more strongly linked to ER + /PR + subtype (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren ’ t Always Obvious
Warning signs often confused with other conditions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on THIS vitamin could cause deadly brain bleeding
SUPPLEMENTING with vitamin B3 - also known as niacin - could help ward off Alzheimer ’s disease and help digestion, but taking too much could harm the liver and cause brain bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
Title: Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx
More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Extended Thromboprophylaxis Safe, Effective After Liver Surgery
Severe complication rate 5.6 percent, with no 90 - day mortalities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news