AI Holds Its Own vs Pathologists for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis AI Holds Its Own vs Pathologists for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Artificial intelligence (AI) performs as well as expert uropathologists in diagnosing and grading prostate cancer, suggests a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Allopurinol Found Safe in Patients With Concomitant Gout, CKD Allopurinol Found Safe in Patients With Concomitant Gout, CKD
Despite earlier concerns, a study has found no sign of increased mortality with allopurinol therapy in patients with gout and chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Adding TACE to Lenvatinib Improves Survival in Liver Cancer Adding TACE to Lenvatinib Improves Survival in Liver Cancer
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) added onto lenvatinib is a new first-line option for patients with advanced liver cancer, say LAUNCH trialists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Elastography can predict rotator cuff repair success
Shear-wave elastography used preoperatively can predict the success of rotato...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS on par with x-ray for COVID-19 diagnosis, management Ultrasound fetal monitoring takes time for maternity nurses Elastography accurate and reliable for liver fibrosis imaging Elastography helpful in breast microcalcification cases Elastography shows promise for rotator cuff tears (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Guide to Becoming a Social Media Savvy Nephrologist A Guide to Becoming a Social Media Savvy Nephrologist
This article provides a guide for nephrologists.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Specialists of Minnesota teams with Evergreen Nephrology to lower overall costs of care
A national nephrology company has formed a partnership with a local business to change how treatments for kidney disease are applied. Evergreen Nephrology will work with Brooklyn Center-based Kidney Specialists of Minnesota (KSM) with a goal of changing a system that focuses on end-stage treatment rather than prevention. As part of the deal, Evergreen will invest in KSM primarily in the preventative medicine space. The idea is that investing in clinics for preventative measures in kidney care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer
Overall survival, but not progression - free survival, improved with tremelimumab plus durvalumab versus sorafenib for unresectable HCC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 24, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Kidney cancer symptoms: The five early warning signs of kidney cancer
KIDNEY cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK, but luckily it is survivable if treated early on. Here are the five early warning signs of kidney cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- STRIDE (Single tremelimumab Regular Interval durvalumab) is proposed as first-line therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (uHCC), according to a study presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

"Sarcopenia and risk of osteoporosis, falls and bone fractures in patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review" - Rashid A, Chaudhary Hauge S, Suetta C, Hansen D.
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease [CKD] has been suggested to increase the risk of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls, and fractures. The aim of this systematic review was to explore the occurrence of osteoporosis, falls, and fractures in patients with sarco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dual Immunotherapy Promising New Option for Liver Cancer Dual Immunotherapy Promising New Option for Liver Cancer
The combination of durvalumab plus the experimental drug tremelimumab significantly improved overall survival as compared to sorafenib.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

DAAs and Risk of Tumour Progression of HCC After Treatment DAAs and Risk of Tumour Progression of HCC After Treatment
Does DAA-induced SVR significantly reduce the risk for tumor progression and liver-related death following curative treatment?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19-related Public Health Measures on HCV Testing Impact of COVID-19-related Public Health Measures on HCV Testing
What impact did public health measures introduced to limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 have on HCV testing and the HCV care cascade?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: How the condition may appear in your sleeping habits
NON-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a group of conditions caused by high levels of fat in the liver. Experiencing unusual sleep disturbances may indicate an unhealthy liver. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Visceral fat: The most common health conditions caused by having too much - how to lose it
VISCERAL fat is a type of body fat stored within the abdominal cavity around important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. Storing higher amounts of visceral fat is associated with increased risks of several dangerous health problems and should be treated seriously. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long COVID Associated With Risk of Metabolic Liver Disease Long COVID Associated With Risk of Metabolic Liver Disease
Postacute COVID syndrome, an ongoing inflammatory state following infection with SARS-CoV-2, is associated with greater risk of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 22, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options? Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options?
Bariatric surgery is often the treatment of last resort, but considering it earlier may be just what patients with fatty liver disease need.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient
Title: Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead PatientCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/20/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 21, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kidneys From Donors With AKI Often Unnecessarily Discarded Kidneys From Donors With AKI Often Unnecessarily Discarded
Although acute kidney injury donor kidney procurement is on the rise, many AKI kidneys are discarded, despite evidence of success; researchers urge changes to the kidney donor scoring system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Robotic Donor Hepatectomy: A Major Breakthrough in LDLT Robotic Donor Hepatectomy: A Major Breakthrough in LDLT
Learn more about this breakthrough technology and how it could benefit living donor liver transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully transplant two PIG KIDNEYS into a brain dead human
Jim Parsons, 57, of Huntsville, Alabama, was brain dead - and therefore declared officially deceased - in September, but scientists performed the transplant on him with his family's blessing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Researchers Test Pig-to-Human Transplant in Donated Body
Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man—a step-by-step rehearsal for an operation they hope to try in living patients possibly later this year. “The organ shortage is in fact an unmitigated crisis and we’ve never had a real solution to it,” said Dr. Jayme Locke of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the newest study and aims to begin a clinical trial of pig kidney transplants....
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps
The Curbsiders review the amazing tips they learned about urinary stone disease in a recent podcast with Dr David Goldfarb.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- A fourth dose of an mRNA-based anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine may increase antispike immunoglobulin (Ig)G titers in kidney transplant recipients, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Transplant Gene-Modified Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Patient
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- In another breakthrough for animal-to-human organ transplantation, U.S. researchers say they've transplanted two genetically modified pig kidneys into a living human. The recipient was Jim Parsons, 57, a brain-dead man on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant
First published account of successful pig-to-human transplant in a brain-dead recipient opens the door to clinical trials in animal-to-human kidney donation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully transplant two PIG KIDNEYS into a human
Jim Parsons of Huntsville, Alabama, had two kidneys, procured from a genetically modified pig, transplanted in his abdomen after his own kidneys were removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Successfully Transplanted A Gene-Edited Pig Kidney – And They Have Plans To Scale Up
The successful transplantation by scientists at University of Alabama-Birmingham into a brain-dead human body paves the way to clinical trials — and hope for thousands of patients suffering kidney disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Surgeons perform second successful pig-to-human kidney transplant
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham have successfully transplanted two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a human who was brain dead, they said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US surgeons transplant genetically modified pig kidneys into man
Use of animal organs seen as a way to ease global shortage stemming from lack of human donors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient
Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said they hoped to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Pigs Surgery and Surgeons Genetic Engineering American Journal of Transplantation University of Alabama at Birmingham Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Best diet to avoid the serious condition according to research
COOL seas, warm air, blazing sun, holidays. These are all associations people may have with the Mediterranean. What they may not associate with this warm part of the world is fatty liver disease. As it turns out, a diet from this region may help reduce your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant
Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Signs to spot your alcohol consumption damage has become irreversible
FATTY liver disease is far more common than most realise. What are the three signs your alcohol use has caused irreversible damage? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural cholesterol-lowering supplement may cause 'acute liver damage' warns doctors
NATURAL supplements are taken for many reasons, but "natural" and "supplement" doesn't automatically mean safe and beneficial. According to a report published in the BMJ Case Reports, a natural cholesterol-lowering supplement may cause "acute liver damage". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can an Equation to Help Determine Kidney Health Be Racist? Can an Equation to Help Determine Kidney Health Be Racist?
A reckoning in medicine has upended the use of race in calculating kidney function, spurring institutional change.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

More Kidneys From Deceased Donors With AKI Being Transplanted
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- The absolute number of stage 3 acute kidney injury (AKI) kidneys transplanted increased from 2010 to 2020, according to a study recently published online in the American Journal of Transplantation. Caroline Liu, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Summit Health expands through deals with Westmed Medical Group, New Jersey Urology
Health-care provider Summit Health has reached agreement with both Westmed Medical Group and New Jersey Urology to create a new entity that has more than 2,500 providers and 12,000 employees. Both Westmed and NJU in the near term will continue to operate under their current brands but will be touted as "A Summit Health Company." Based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Summit Health was created through the merger of CityMD and Summit Medical Group in 2019. The newly formed entity will have a footprint… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: New York Business Journal staff Source Type: news

FAPI-PET may improve diagnosis of gastric cancer
Hybrid PET/MR imaging with an experimental gallium-68-labeled fibroblast activatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ga-68 radiotracer outperforms F-18 FDG in lung cancer staging New tracer bests FDG for diagnosing liver cancer Sofie receives nod to start trial for PET tracer PET imaging lays foundation for new cancer therapies PET tracer shows promise for diagnosing breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Situation Dire for US Dialysis Patients During Omicron Surge Situation Dire for US Dialysis Patients During Omicron Surge
The National Kidney Foundation and American College of Nephrology issued a five-alarm call for increased pandemic help along with higher priority for dialysis patients, who have been underserved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Guideline Issued for External Beam RT in Primary Liver Cancers
EBRT strongly recommended as potential first - line therapy for patients with HCC confined to liver who are not candidates for curative therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV
HIV-positive kidney- and liver-transplant patients can expect good long-term outcomes following the transplant, comparable with those of matched HIV-negative peers, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

CT lung screening of low-risk women leads to overdiagnosis
A new study from Taiwan found that performing CT lung cancer screening on mostl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New USPSTF guidelines reduce CT lung screening disparities Photon-counting CT improves interstitial pneumonia diagnosis 3D printing enhances treatment of kidney stones AI could speed up CT lung cancer screening Radiomics model distinguishes vertebral compression fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Guideline Issued for External Beam RT in Primary Liver Cancers
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and published in the January issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, recommendations are presented for the use of external beam radiation... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The signs in your pee there could be something wrong with your kidneys - doctor warns
KIDNEYS are two bean-shaped organs, located below your rib cage on each side of your spine. They have various functions in the body, such as filtering blood and removing waste and extra water. Dr Punam Krishan has shared the warning signs in the pee which could be signalling there's something wrong with your kidneys. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyponatremia in Patients on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Hyponatremia in Patients on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors may realize a greater risk for developing hyponatremia and other electrolyte disorders. How common are these events?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Northwest Kidney Centers CEO has built a career on serving the most vulnerable
Fox became the nonprofit's third CEO, taking over in the weeks leading up to the Covid pandemic, which changed how the clinics treated their immunocompromised patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 17, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

Impotent man's partner accidentally deploys insulation foam inside his urethra during sex act
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Urologists who detailed the incident in Urology Case Reports said the man waited three weeks to seek medical attention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Lives of despair" at risk for "deaths of despair": tracking an under-recognized, vulnerable population - Na PJ, Stefanovics EA, Rhee TG, Rosenheck RA.
PURPOSE: The substantial and unexpected increase in "deaths of despair" in the US (e.g., deaths from drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol-related liver diseases) reported by economists Case and Deaton in 2015 raises questions about the number and characteri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news