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People with large waistlines have lower levels of vitamin D, study finds
Researchers from the VU University, Amsterdam, found obese people who carry excess fat around their midriffs have lower vitamin D levels. Liver fat is associated with low vitamin D in obese men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top four teas to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate the skin  
Here, with the help of food author and holistic chef, Lee Holmes, FEMAIL looks at the top four brews to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate your complexion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Follow-up: Daclatasvir-based Regimens for HCV Long-term Follow-up: Daclatasvir-based Regimens for HCV
This study evaluated the long-term outcomes and safety of daclatasvir-based regimens for chronic HCV infection administered during clinical trials.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fourth-grade teacher donates kidney to save student's life
Teacher donating a kidney to save the life of a student at her school in Ohio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'
Teacher donating a kidney to save the life of a student at her school in Ohio. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Data Back Non-Opioid Strategy for Renal Colic
(MedPage Today) -- Quicker discharge from ED, fewer hospital admissions (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Dapagliflozin Tied to Drop in Hepcidin Levels
(MedPage Today) -- Decrease may boost hematocrit and hemoglobin after SGLT-2 inhibitor therapy (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 20, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Opioid Overprescription Targeted by New Plans Opioid Overprescription Targeted by New Plans
After finding that many of the opioid tablets prescribed by urologists go unused, researchers propose new prescription standards for urologic procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Proposal to Target Opioid Overprescription by Urologists Proposal to Target Opioid Overprescription by Urologists
After finding that many of the opioid tablets prescribed by urologists go unused, researchers propose new prescription standards for urologic procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatosplenomegaly: Everything you need to know
Hepatosplenomegaly refers to an enlargement of the liver and spleen. Its causes include a variety of conditions that affect these two organs, including liver disease, HIV, anemia, infections, and cancer. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, how doctors diagnose hepatosplenomegaly, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia FDA Approves Lokelma for Hyperkalemia
The FDA has approved sodium zirconium cyclosilicate -- a medication that rapidly restores normal potassium levels -- for adults with hyperkalemia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Karl Storz Focuses on Bladder Cancer Detection With New Device
Karl Storz is focusing on bladder cancer detection with its latest product. The El Segunda, CA-based company said it is launching the PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cytoscopy System. The product launch follows the approval of a supplemental new drug application and a premarket approval supplement from FDA extending the indication for Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview (BLCC) to include use of the new Karl Storz PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscope. Also included in the approval is an expanded indication for the repetitive use of Cysview within the same patient and for the identification of Carcinoma in Situ (CIS); one o...
Source: MDDI - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Teleflex ’ s NeoTract wins AUA support for UroLift system as standard-of-care
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) subsidiary NeoTract said today that the American Urological Association now recommends the use of NeoTract’s UroLift system as a standard of care treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The company’s UroLift system uses tiny devices inserted into the urethra in a minimally invasive procedure to reopen the lower urinary tract by pushing aside tissue from the enlarged prostate, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company said. In a set of newly released clinical guidelines, the AUA recommends that the UroLift prostatic urethral lift pro...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology NeoTract Teleflex Source Type: news

NAFLD Is a Growing Problem NAFLD Is a Growing Problem
Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Richter's Esmya drug may have contributed to liver damage cases: EMA
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's Esmya medicine used to treat benign tumors of the womb may have contributed to some cases of serious liver damage, European health regulators said on Friday after a months-long review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exploratory Cluster Analysis to Identify Patterns of Chronic Kidney Disease in the 500 Cities Project
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Neuromodulation Continues to be Activity Hotbed
The Neuromodulation market is rapidly growing and has become host to many medtech companies. StimGuard is the latest firm to make significant moves in the space, as it has received CE mark for a wireless neuromodulation device to treat chronic symptoms of overactive bladder. The Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company said its StimGuard would be available in Europe in the summer of 2018. “A wireless system that enables urologists to inject such a clinically proven therapy represents a shift in the field where there has only been one option for over 15 years,” Karl-Dietrich Sievert MD, PhD, professor and co-chairman o...
Source: MDDI - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

BRAF V600E Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC with Liver Mets
(MedPage Today) -- Mutation was'most powerful'prognostic determinant (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart failure, after hospital discharge, according to a study published online May 17 in the Clinical Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Award-Winning Olympus Brings a "Full Circle" Urology Offering to AUA
EMPOWER Laser Portfolio Is Unveiled and Featured in Hands-On Session; New Line Features Full Range of Lithotripsy Modes Including Dusting, Stone Stabilization and Soft Tissue CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --... Devices, Urology, Product Launch Olympus, Olympus Medical Systems, EMPOWER laser, Ho:YAG, lithotripsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

StimGuard wins CE Mark for SNS overactive bladder treatment
StimGuard said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its sacral nerve stimulator designed to treat intractable symptoms of overactive bladder, with plans to launch the device in the EU this summer. The Pompany Beach, Fla.-based company touted that the StimGuard SNS system can be implanted through a needle without a surgery, as the device is 95% smaller than other similar sacral nerve stimulation devices on the market. The system uses an Apple iPad as a programming console, the company added. “A wireless system that enables urologists to inject such a clinically proven therapy represents a shift...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance StimGuard Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Speaks Out About Pelvic Mesh Controversy
It has been an interesting week for Boston Scientific, but not for the reasons you might think. Yes, the company had to go on the defensive this week after CBS aired a 60 Minutes report raising concern over its transvaginal mesh products. The report accused Boston Scientific of buying counterfeit materials from a Chinese supplier to make the mesh devices. But the company has also received a show of customer support, said Dave Pierce, president of Boston Scientific's urology and pelvic health division. "What's been encouraging this week, amidst all of the concern, and rightly so, has ...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Robert Jarvik: An Innovator with Heart
Robert Jarvik, MD, remembers Dec. 2, 1982, as vividly as if it were last week. He was 36 at the time and a device he designed, the Jarvik 7 artificial heart, was about to be implanted into a human patient for the first time. That patient, a retired dentist named Barney Clark, had been at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for about a week, and his medical team, lead by William DeVries, MD, planned to put off the surgery just a little while longer in hopes of getting Clark as strong as possible for the operation. But Clark wasn't getting stronger. Robert Jarvik, MD, will receive the MDEA Lifetime Ac...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Cardiovascular Design Source Type: news

Sugars in infant formulas pose risk to babies with inherited metabolic disorder
(Emory Health Sciences) Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Single-cell transcriptomics of the mouse kidney reveals potential cellular targets of kidney disease
Our understanding of kidney disease pathogenesis is limited by an incomplete molecular characterization of the cell types responsible for the organ’s multiple homeostatic functions. To help fill this knowledge gap, we characterized 57,979 cells from healthy mouse kidneys by using unbiased single-cell RNA sequencing. On the basis of gene expression patterns, we infer that inherited kidney diseases that arise from distinct genetic mutations but share the same phenotypic manifestation originate from the same differentiated cell type. We also found that the collecting duct in kidneys of adult mice generates a spectrum of...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Park, J., Shrestha, R., Qiu, C., Kondo, A., Huang, S., Werth, M., Li, M., Barasch, J., Susztak, K. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Fat, microRNAs, and liver disease
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Touring the kidney, cell by cell
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Mapping kidney cellular complexity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Humphreys, B. D. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Team Up to Manage IBS: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, deciding who gets liver transplant takes emotional toll (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WATCH: Ohio teacher to donate kidney to 10-year-old girl
A 10-year-old girl in Ohio is receiving the gift of life from a fourth-grade teacher at her school. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Sarcopenia Predicts Tumor Recurrence Post Liver Transplantation?
Recurrence risk was greater in sarcopenic patients, and greater alpha-fetoprotein and microvascular invasion were independent risk factors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation
A decades-long study found a decrease in cancer risk after liver transplantation. What factors may have contributed to the decline?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Mortality in Patients on Hemodiafiltration vs Hemodialysis Mortality in Patients on Hemodiafiltration vs Hemodialysis
Might hemodiafiltration patients realize better outcomes than those receiving hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital
President Donald Trump has paid a return visit to his wife, Melania Trump, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she is recovering from a kidney procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA approves biosimilar drug for anemia treatment
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Retacrit as a biosimilar to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease and chemotherapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital
President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit his wife, Melania, who is recovering after a kidney procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as First Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar for the Treatment of Anemia
May 15, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) as a biosimilar to Epogen/Procrit (epoetin alfa) for the treatment of anemia caused by chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, or use of zidovudine in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Ups Survival in GPA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Dramatic'decreases in cardiovascular and all-cause death (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bladder cysts
Bladder cysts are sac-like growths filled with fluid or gas in or around the bladder. Cysts can develop anywhere on the body, and bladder cysts are not common. Bladder cysts are usually noncancerous. They can be diagnosed using ultrasound imaging. Symptoms in men and women can include painful or excessive urination. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Trump: first lady 'doing really well' after kidney procedure
President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, is "doing really well" as she remains hospitalized after medical treatment for a kidney condition the White House said is benign. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: President says first lady is doing 'really well'
President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania Trump, is "doing really well" after a kidney procedure on Monday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Less Acute Kidney Injury in Kids' Heart Surgery With Acetaminophen
(MedPage Today) -- The higher the dose, the lower the observed odds of acute kidney injury (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Cuts Kidney Risk in Kids' Heart Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- The higher the dose, the lower the odds of acute kidney injury (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Melania Trump Hospitalized After Kidney Surgery
Trump’s surgery marked the first time a first lady had a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump says first lady to leave hospital in '2 or 3 days'
President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, will be released from the hospital soon, after receiving treatment for a kidney condition the White House said is noncancerous. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: First lady to remain hospitalized 2-3 days
President Donald Trump tweets his wife, Melania, will remain hospitalized for two to three days, recuperating for undisclosed, noncancerous kidney condition (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery, early postoperative acetaminophen exposure may be associated with a reduced rate of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Melania Trump's kidney "embolization procedure" explained
Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to describe the "embolization procedure" that first lady Melania Trump underwent to treat a benign kidney condition. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news