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Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation Extracolonic findings on CTC are rare but often important Iterative reconstruction cuts CT dose for urinary stone disease Reduced kVp CT still finds renal stones Use of CT grows in children with urolithiasis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity may make women more vulnerable to a host of cancers, especially if they gain weight quickly
Compared to women of normal weight, those with obesity are 24% more likely to develop one of a handful of cancers linked to the condition, and their chances of developing cancers of the kidney or endometrium were around twice as high as those of normal-weight women, new research has found.In a... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Third-hand smoke, or the smoke that transfers into surfaces and clothes, can damage your liver
(Natural News) Third-hand smoke, or the smoke that transfers onto surfaces and clothes, is extremely detrimental to health. A study published in the journal Clinical Science found that third-hand smoke can damage the liver. A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside aimed to determine what health effects can third-hand smoke cause and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinicians Share Agony When Emergency Dialysis Is Only Option Clinicians Share Agony When Emergency Dialysis Is Only Option
Clinicians reported frustration, burnout, and sadness over loss of patient trust from systems that deny regular care to undocumented patients with end-stage renal disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Ultrasound surgery may offer new treatment for hypertension
An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical trial involving UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis
MR elastography is better at distinguishing between lower and higher stages...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH Quantitative ultrasound CAD analyzes multiple conditions Quantitative ultrasound method stages fatty liver Panel says elastography has value for liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML
Acute liver failure can be a fatal adverse effect of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment with imatinib. Is liver transplant a viable option for these patients?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

CU researchers offer insights into liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado School of Medicine's Karim C. El Kasmi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Ronald Sokol, MD, professor of pediatrics, are authors of an article in the April 2018 Nature Communications that sheds light on the underlying cause of intestinal failure-associated liver disease and suggests new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Halt in Production of Codman Pump Leaves Questions
MSKCC ’s Dr. Nancy Kemeny discusses the impact of a company's decision to halt manufacture of a pump used to treat liver mets from colon and rectal cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nancy E. Kemeny, MD Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down
Sharpest decrease seen in privately insured men after 2011 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency - Only Hemodialysis
Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes may be risk factor for chronic kidney disease
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This £2 juice could slash your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure happens when the force blood is pumped around your body and the resistance to blood flow is higher than recommended levels. It is important to lower your blood pressure if it is too high, as it increases your risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and strokes among others. Drinking this £2 juice could lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants
Title: Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented ImmigrantsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 22, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Doptelet Approved for Liver Disease Patients Slated for a Medical Procedure
Title: Doptelet Approved for Liver Disease Patients Slated for a Medical ProcedureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 22, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Malaria-causing parasite manipulates liver cells to survive
(Duke University) Before invading the bloodstream, the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite rapidly reproduces inside its host's liver cells. Duke University researchers show that liver-stage Plasmodium relies on a host protein called aquaporin-3 to survive and copy itself. Inhibiting the function of aquaporin-3 may provide a new way to keep Plasmodium from proliferating and prevent malaria before symptoms start. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receiving liver transplants
(Digestive Disease Week) Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis until after they stopped drinking alcohol for six months, according to a new study scheduled for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biomaterial developed at UCLA helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice
A new stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes.The finding is reported May 21 in Nature Materials.“We tested this in laboratory mice to determine if it would repair the brain and lead to recovery in a model of stroke,” said Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael, professor of neurology at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “The study indicated that new brain tissue can be regenerated in what was previously just an inactive brain scar after stroke.”The results suggest that such an approach could some day be used...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blue Earth & #039;s Test Can Play Significant Role in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Topline results seem to give support to Blue Earth Diagnostics’ test to help impact treatment decisions for patients. The Burlington, MA-based company presented results from the LOCATE investigational trial at the American Urology Association’s annual meeting. LOCATE is a prospective, multi-center, open label study conducted at 15 sites in the U.S. The study’s primary endpoint measured the percentage of men with suspected biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following initial prior therapy whose treatment plan was changed following Blue Earth Diagnostics’ 18F fluciclovine PET/CT scan. The ...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Richter's Esmya Drug May Have Contributed to Liver Damage Cases-EMA Richter's Esmya Drug May Have Contributed to Liver Damage Cases-EMA
Hungarian drugmaker Richter's drug Esmya (ulipristal acetate) 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.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Chronic Liver Disease Patients with Thrombocytopenia who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure
May 21, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Thrombocytopenia Patients with Chronic Liver Disease who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure
May 21, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Platelet Booster for Liver Disease Patients FDA OKs Platelet Booster for Liver Disease Patients
Avatrombopag increases platelet counts and may decrease or eliminate the need for transfusions in patients with liver disease and thrombocytopenia who are to undergo a planned medical or dental procedure.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Cerenovus wins FDA nod for Embotrap II revascularization device
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Cerenovus said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for the Embotrap II revascularization device. The Irvine, Calif.-based J&J division said that the device is designed to quickly restore natural blood flow by retrieving emboli within the vasculature of the brain, using minimal compression to protect against further complications. Approval of the device came based on data from the Arise II study, in which investigators reported being able to restore blood flow in 80% of patients treated within three passes, and in approximately 50% within a single pass. More than 66% of p...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Vascular cerenovus johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

FDA OKs Doptelet for Liver Disease Patients Undergoing Procedures
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Doptelet (avatrombopag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with chronic liver disease who are slated to have a medical or dental procedure. Doptelet was evaluated in a pair of clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Doptelet for Liver Dz Patients Undergoing Procedures
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Doptelet (avatrombopag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with chronic liver disease who are slated to have a medical or dental procedure. Doptelet was evaluated in a pair of clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analogic ’ s BK Ultrasound launches bkSpecto urology ultrasound system
Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) said last Friday that its BK Ultrasound biz launched the bkSpecto urology ultrasound system. The newly launched bkSpecto system is designed for clinical use and uses auto-optimization algorithms to improve processing and increase anatomical imaging detail, the Peabody, Mass.-based company said. The system uses a touch-based interface and includes tactile feedback, Analogic added. “bkSpecto brings together superior image quality and faster clinical workflows through image optimization algorithms, configurable user interface, and faster processing. Our commitment to enabling users to acquire d...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Ultrasound Analogic Source Type: news

Platelet Stimulator OK'd for Liver Disease Patients with Scheduled Procedures
(MedPage Today) -- Avatrombopag (Doptelet) is first drug approved for this indication (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds that the doctors and nurses who treat them are frustrated and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Tx Investigation; Venture Capital; Stent Retrievers; CRT Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease
Gestational diabetes occurs only in pregnancy and results when the level of blood sugar is too high. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA approves Dova's drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Durham-based Dova Pharmaceuticals' first drug. The approval is for avatrombopag, which treats low platelet count in patients with chronic liver disease. According to Dova, with about 70,000 patients with CLD suffering from severe low platelet count in the U.S., the company’s lead drug is slated to be an alternative to more invasive platelet transfusions that present the possibility of infection, among other risks. Platelet count needs to be increased… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Dova Pharma's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval
(Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat low blood platelet count in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, who are scheduled to undergo a medical procedure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves new drug for patients with chronic liver disease who have low blood platelets and are undergoing a medical procedure
FDA approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) to treat thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical procedure. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Patients with acute kidney injury ‘at increased risk of heart failure’
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Procept BioRobotics touts early results from AquaBeam BPH waterjet ablation trial
Procept BioRobotics today released early results from a study of its AquaBeam waterjet ablation therapy system designed for the endoscopic resection of prostate tissue exploring its use in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, touting that it already met its primary safety and efficacy endpoints. Results were presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco by study co-principal investigator Dr. Mihir Desai of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company said. The AquaBeam system uses a robotically controlled waterjet to ablate prostate tissue wi...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Urology Procept BioRobotics Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones Community Water Quality Linked to Kidney Stones
Some substances found in community drinking water increase the risk for kidney stones, but others appear to be protective, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Doptelet Approved for Liver Disease Patients Slated for a Medical Procedure
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Doptelet (avatrombopag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with chronic liver disease who are slated to have a medical or dental procedure. People with ongoing liver disease often have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People with large waistlines have lower levels of vitamin D
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

AUA: Most Women Report Dysfunctional Toileting Behaviors
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Many women report dysfunctional toileting behaviors, which are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, held from May 18 to 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr. Suzanne Humphries reveals the stunning fraud of the CDC and vaccine propagandists
(Natural News) In a new interview with Mike Adams on CounterThink, Dr. Suzanne Humphries tells-all, revealing the corrupt vaccine industry’s dirtiest secrets and more. Humphries, a medical doctor and author of Dissolving Illusions: Diseases, Vaccines and the Forgotten History, was a highly regarded nephrologist — before she switched gears and set out to expose vaccines (and the CDC)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Diabetes Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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