Surgeon denies negligence in removing woman's healthy kidney
A South Dakota surgeon denies he breached the standard of care when he removed an Iowa woman's healthy kidney instead of her adrenal gland (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health chiefs give the green light to a radical treatment
Louise de Winter, chief executive of The Urology Foundation, said it was 'excellent news' and praised Nice - which advises the NHS - for reaching the decision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Kidneys Rock and Stone Geology Microbiology Scientific Reports (Journal) Fouke, Bruce Source Type: news

NLR Predicts Survival After Cytoreductive Nephrectomy+Thrombectomy
Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may predict survival following cytoreductive nephrectomy plus thrombectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a new study suggest.09/19/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention
This article discusses the risk factors that can cause kidney cancer and what people can do to lower their chances of developing the condition.09/19/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Links between type-2 diabetes and cognitive dysfunction elucidated
Mechanisms which link type-2 diabetes and decreasing brain function, may be small vessel disease in the brain, increased blood pressure and poor kidney function, according to research published inDiabetic Medicine. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say
A new analysis suggests that children are at a disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can make urination painful?
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Combinations Poised to Carry Clinical Benefit in RCC
In this Q&A article, Bradley McGregor, M.D., explains how combination therapy will have a global impact on patients.09/18/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat a Banana Every Day
Researchers found that people who ate lots of fruits and vegetables - more than 75 servings per month, or roughly three servings total per day - had the lowest risk of developing renal cell carcinoma. When researchers looked at fruit specifically, bananas seemed to be the most beneficial due to their high concentration of antioxidants.09/18/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Grow Just Like Real Stones, Recording Your Health Through Time
Recent research found that kidney stones have many more similarities with real stones than anyone previously thought. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trevor Nace, Contributor Source Type: news

Woman, 71, develops hepatitis after taking turmeric supplements to prevent a stroke
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non - compliant with requirements (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

inui Health, formerly Scanadu, announces FDA-cleared home urine testing platform
The smartphone-connected system can perform five different tests that could help diagnose UTIs, diabetes, and kidney disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Viking shares soar as liver disease drug succeeds in mid-stage study
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled on Tuesday after its experimental liver disease treatment met the goals of a mid-stage trial by lowering cholesterol and liver fat levels in patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman, 71, develops hepatitis after taking turmeric supplements to prevent a stroke
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign when you step on the scales could indicate condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms can be difficult to spot but if the condition is left untreated it can result in complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage. One of the signs to look out for is unexplained weight loss, but how much weight loss is deemed worrying? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) has filed a petition with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US tops CT, MRI for classifying kidney tumors Fans of contrast ultrasound celebrate FDA approval CEUS can monitor antiangiogenic therapy in children ICUS: Ultrasound contrast backers urge new approach (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Losing this much weight without explanation is one of the signs
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms can be difficult to spot but if the condition is left untreated it can result in complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage. One of the signs to look out for is unexplained weight loss, but how much weight loss is deemed worrying? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers develop mechanism for characterizing function of rare tumor cells
This study is among the first to characterize and quantify activity of enzymes produced by circulating tumor cells — an important step toward clarifying the biology of how cancer spreads.“Being able to understand the biology of metastasis will allow us to intervene better and continue to make better diagnostic tools to help patients,” Di Carlo said.The study ’s other authors are Dr. Steven Dubinett, a member of the Jonsson Cancer Center; first author Manjima Dhar, a postdoctoral scholar at theUCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering; Jeffrey Lam, an undergraduate student at UCLA Samueli; and Tonya W...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children disadvantaged by liver transplant wait list scores
The scoring system used to determine who has priority for receiving a liver transplant disadvantages children compared to adults, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Neurologic events, new requirement for dialysis, respiratory complications yield updated estimates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2018 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

Medical News Today: Study overturns what we know about kidney stones
New research uses cutting-edge technology to study kidney stones. The findings change what we know about their nature, composition, and behavior. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: How to prevent kidney disease associated with the blood sugar condition
DIABETES can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, including problems with the kidneys. Here ’s how you can look after your kidneys and prevent kidney disease from developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: How to look after your kidneys and prevent kidney disease
DIABETES can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, including problems with the kidneys. Here ’s how you can look after your kidneys and prevent kidney disease from developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems
Title: Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 17, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists
(Drexel University) The new system did not minimize pre-transplant dialysis exposure for patients who were not waitlisted preemptively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find that red sage extract with liquefied calcium improves osteoporosis symptoms
(Natural News) Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extracts have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat various diseases ranging from heart conditions to liver problems. In a study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, red sage extracts combined with a liquefied calcium supplement was found to prevent osteoporosis due to estrogen deficiency. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer
(Natural News) Milk thistle has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Historically, the prickly, purple plant has been used to promote liver health and is highly regarded for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. New studies have shown that the protective benefits of milk thistle are far greater than conventional scientists could have ever imagined.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Shuttling through extracellular space
Complex medical issues like transplants, kidney disease, and cancer may be helped by knowing more about how cells communicate. When scientists are lucky, what comes into focus under the microscope also clarifies a new horizon in medicine. One such adventure started with platelet dust. In 1967, the author of an article in the?British Journal of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems
Reseachers who analyzed 74 studies of manufactured chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found the chemicals are associated with poorer kidney function and other kidney problems. PFAS can be found in food packaging; stain- and water-repellent fabrics; nonstick cookware; polishes, waxes, paints and cleaning products; and firefighting foams. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital Therapies to lay off 88% of workforce
Vital Therapies (NSDQ:VTL) is looking to lay off 88% of its employees, according to recently posed SEC filings. The move comes shortly after the San Diego-based company announced that its ELAD cell-based liver failure treatment failed to meet its endpoints in a pivotal clinical trial and saw its stock price drop 91.3%. Vital Therapies said it will be laying off 85 employees as of today, which is approximately 88% of the 97 employees the company claimed it had as of January 31 in its 10-K SEC filing. The company said that it expects to pay between $2 million and $2.5 million for severance pay and expenses, with the maj...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Vital Therapies Source Type: news

Resistant Hypertension Now Starts at 130/80 mm Hg (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- AHA updates guidelines in line with 2017 BP recommendations (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision - Making
Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

POCUS for Catheter Placement: Relevance to Nephrology POCUS for Catheter Placement: Relevance to Nephrology
Dr Desai states why nephrologists should consider ultrasound-based catheter confirmation in lieu of chest x-rays.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say. These manufactured chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are not biodegradable. People are exposed to them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?
Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Diet and Nutrition Kidneys Calcium Obesity Weight Source Type: news

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
Title: Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Epidemiology and Treatment Trends in Testicular Cancer Epidemiology and Treatment Trends in Testicular Cancer
What are the recent trends in the incidence and treatment patterns of testicular germ cell tumors?Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Big data studies scrutinize links between fatty liver disease and how cells make energy
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Three recent studies investigate changes in mitochondria, the cell's energy producers, as fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progresses to steatohepatosis (NASH). The first two studies illuminate how mitochondrial energy production stutters and fails; the third describes how changes to the liver during disease progression affect the organ's use of nutrients to produce energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New book on Enteric Hepatitis Viruses from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Enteric Hepatitis Viruses', published by CSHLPress, examines recent progress in our understanding of the biology and pathogenic mechanisms of HAV and HEV, as well as prospects for improving their control. Contributors explore the molecular characteristics and life cycles of HAV and HEV, their interactions with the liver and immune system, the clinical manifestations of the infections they cause, and their transmission via contaminated food and water. Additional topics include the geographic distributions of the various HAV and HEV genotypes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Voodoo doll and cannibalism studies triumph at Ig Nobels
Self-colonoscopies, useless instruction manuals, and kidney stones on rollercoasters also among subjects awardedNever mind the protests from health and safety. A research paper that describes how employees can overcome workplace injustice by torturing a voodoo doll that resembles their boss has landed one of the most coveted awards in academia: anIg Nobel prize.The study, which sought to understand why disgruntled staff retaliate against bad superiors – despite the risk of making matters worse – found that tormenting a doll with pins and other implements helped restore their sense of fairness in the world.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ig Nobel prizes Science prizes Source Type: news

Review: PFAS Exposure Tied to Kidney Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers warn environmental exposure'threat'to kidneys (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shareholders gut stock after Vital Therapies bails on Elad after failed trial
Vital Therapies (NSDQ:VTL) saw share price drop 91.3% this week after the company announced that the leading clinical trial of its ELAD cell-based therapy for treating liver failure failed to meet its primary and secondary endpoints and that it was “ceasing any further development” of the product. The San Diego-based company’s ELAD cell-based therapy was intended for the treatment of acute liver failure, using a cartridge system designed to produce cells that mimic those of a patient’s liver. Results from the trial indicated that while there was a numerical improvement for survival in the ELAD-...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat Vital Therapies Source Type: news