MRA is cost-effective for kidney disease-related aneurysms
Optimizing costs with beneficial patient outcomes is a constant goal in healthcare....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D MRA enables presurgical survey of prostate arteries MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation MRA reveals atherosclerosis in many low-risk patients FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images 7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S. Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S.
A new study examined the trends in the US kidney transplant candidate population. What are the implications of the findings?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
Microelectrode device analyzes a patient's blood, provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) showed an improvement in liver fibrosis, taking the drug a step closer to approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fraunhofer MEVIS presents AI at SPIE meeting
German research organization Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine (MEVIS)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dr. McDermott on Single-Agent Pembrolizumab in Advanced RCC
In this video, David F. McDermott, MD, director of the Biologic Therapy Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the use of single-agent pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in the treatment of patients with advanced non –clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC).02/20/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
Pembrolizumab monotherapy demonstrated promising antitumor activity when used as a first-line therapy agent in patients with non-clear cell renal carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Black - White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Cancer deaths rates decreasing faster for black men and women vs. white men and women in U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Two large trials show benefits for pembrolizumab - axitinib and avelumab - axitinib versus sunitinib (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: FDA's'Young Blood' Warning; Md. Price-Gouging Law DOA at High Court; Flurry of Approvals
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment vs Infection Risk in ESRD Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment vs Infection Risk in ESRD
In what ways might vitamin D status and the use of supplements impact the risk of infection among ESRD patients receiving long-term dialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bishop's weed helps maintain integrity of kidney structure
(Natural News) Chinese researchers tested the renoprotective effects of an extract made from bishop’s weed (Houttuynia cordata). They reported its positive effects on kidney injuries associated with diabetes. Support for the study came from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The findings were published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines. The animal model was made up of seven... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients
Merck& Co Inc said on Tuesday its cancer drug Keytruda failed the main goals of a late-stage trial and did not extend life of patients with a type of liver cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Exciting Times' With Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer'Exciting Times' With Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer
New combinations with immunotherapy are going to change the standard of care in metastatic renal cell carcinoma, but questions remain, and there are technicalities to consider, according to some experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Enzalutamide + ADT Boosts Outcomes in Advanced Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide + ADT Boosts Outcomes in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Enzalutamide added to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved outcomes in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) as compared with ADT alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Bioness StimRouter(R) Neuromodulation System Receives European CE Mark Approval for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder (OAB)
FDA-Approved StimRouter Continues to Improve the Lives of Chronic Pain Patients in the United States VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bioness, Inc., the leading provider of state-of-the-art, clinically suppor... Devices, Neurology, Urology, Regulatory Bioness, StimRouter, Neuromodulation, Overactive Bladder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Option in Advanced Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Study of single-agent PD-1 inhibitor sets " new bar, says expert (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 19, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

New therapeutic target found for aggressive pediatric cancers with few treatment options
Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently discovered a new therapeutic target for malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRT). MRT is a rare pediatric cancer that commonly starts in the kidneys. Dr. Pavlos Msaouel, who was a 2017 Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award recipient supported by the Kidney Cancer Association, was involved in this breakthrough finding.02/19/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 19, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: First-line Pembrolizumab Monotherapy for Advanced Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results from KEYNOTE-427 Cohort B
Keynote 427 Cohort B results demonstrate promising anti-tumor activity with first line pembrolizumab monotherapy in non-clear cell advanced RCC.02/19/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 19, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Merck, Pfizer post positive results for kidney cancer combo
A combination of treatments from Merck and Pfizer has shown to extend the life of patients with advanced kidney cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and depression
(Natural News) Scientists have learned a lot about most of the body’s organs over the years. The growing body of knowledge on the liver, heart, lungs and kidneys has enabled many people to enjoy much better health outcomes in recent times. However, there is still a lot about the brain that we don’t know –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's drug for patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH meets main goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment testing patients with liver fibrosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) met the main goal in a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Immunotherapies Prove Their Mettle Against Kidney Cancer Adding immunotherapy to targeted cancer therapy boosted survival for kidney cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD The Case for Cautious Consumption: NSAIDs in CKD
This review explores the benefits and risks associated with the usage of NSAIDs in patients with chronic kidney disease.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Common acid reflux medications linked to increased kidney disease risk
(University of California - San Diego) Mining a large database of adverse reactions to medications, UC San Diego researchers found that people who took proton pump inhibitors (e.g., Prilosec, Nexium) for heartburn and acid reflux were more likely to experience kidney disease than people who took other forms of antacid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First molecular test that selects immunotherapy for kidney cancer
(SingHealth) National Cancer Centre Singapore and Lucence Diagnostics Announce First Molecular Test that Selects Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer. - Study was conducted on 36 kidney cancer patients using the CLEARScore ™ test that identifies eight genes linked to immunotherapy. - Findings from this study will be presented at the 2019 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) -- marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body's immune system -- is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish - Compound in both foods found to promote heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more veggies and fish! Compound found in both promotes heart health
(Natural News) A Polish study advises people with hypertension to eat a lot more fish and vegetables. Both types of food contain trimethylamine oxide (TMAO), a natural compound that supports the healthy functions of the heart. Trimethylamine oxide is metabolized by the liver. It is synthesized from trimethylamine, which is produced by the action of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: Analysis of Overall Survival Based on Early Tumor Shrinkage in the Phase III METEOR Study of Cabozantinib versus Everolimus in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
During the Rapid Abstract Session on Renal Cell Cancer at the Annual ASCO GU 2019 meeting in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Duran presented on the analysis of overall survival (OS) based on early tumor shrinkage in the phase III METEOR study of cabozantinib (cabo) versus everolimus (eve) in advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).02/18/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

ASCO GU 2019: Genetic Evolution of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
At ASCO GU in San Francisco, Dr. Samra Turajlic discussed the evolution of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.02/18/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

No Survival Bump Yet with Tivozanib for RCC
(MedPage Today) -- Selected studies on kidney cancer from the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Liver disease may increase diabetes risk in non-obese patients
Research, published inNutrition,Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, suggests that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases diabetes risk in non-obese adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury
He Shou Wu, a Chinese herb used since ancient times as an anti-aging remedy and all-around health tonic, can result in severe, sometimes fatal liver injury.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infectious Complications in Liver Failure Patients Infectious Complications in Liver Failure Patients
What are the most commonly reported infectious complications among patients with liver failure, and what are the risk factors for these infections?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New study confirms broccoli to be extremely effective at battling liver cancer
(Natural News) Even though we’ve made tremendous advances in science in recent years, some of the best medicine you can find today comes from plants and trees. Case in point: broccoli. It’s always been considered a health food, but now, a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that this cruciferous vegetable has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study
A combination of Merck& Co's immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest
The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workplace bullying of urology residents: implications for the patient and provider - Chowdhury ML, Husainat MM, Suson KD.
Introduction OBJECTIVE: To elucidate whether urology residents in the United States feel bullied by nurses, how respected they feel at work, and whether this impacts personal and patient care. METHODS: We distributed an IRB-approved online, validat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis
Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Payment System Draws Medicare Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) --'We do not think the state of kidney disease care is acceptable'(Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dark urine?
A variety of issues can cause dark urine, including foods, medication, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes and their treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn ’ t Be.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Kidneys Transplants Dialysis Organ Donation Death and Dying Elderly JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) United States Renal Data System Veterans Affairs Department Source Type: news

NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults
High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in active young adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes
The country's first large-scale clinical trial to study the safety of liver transplants between people with HIV was launched on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NeoTract ’ s UroLift system gains expanded insurance coverage
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) subsidiary NeoTract said that two more health insurers have agreed to offer coverage for the company’s UroLift system or patients with an enlarged prostate. The Wayne, Penn.-based subsidiary of Teleflex said that major U.S. insurer Humana and the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (MPI), administered by Anthem Blue Cross, have added UroLift to its covered treatment systems. UroLift is a minimally invasive in-office treatment designed to provide rapid relief and recovery from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). “These coverage decisions are a maj...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Urology Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Humana NeoTract Teleflex Source Type: news

Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health
Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but it's unclear whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news