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Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM
This article reviews medication related problems associated with CKD, including nonadherence and medication reconciliation.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC
This article provides an update and discusses screening recommendations.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patrick Brophy Named Chair of Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center
Patrick Brophy, M.D., MHCDS, who currently serves as Director of Pediatric Nephrology at University of Iowa Health Care, has been named the next William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and physician-in-chief of Golisano Children ’s Hospital (GCH). (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Cardinal Health inks distro deal with Avadim Tech
Life science company Avadim Technologies said yesterday it inked a deal withCardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) to distribute Avadim’s Theraworx topical bionome therapies designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and complications. The companies said that the Theraworx topical solution will compliment Cardinal Health’s Dover urological portfolio. “We are honored to partner with one of the most influential leaders in healthcare across the globe. Cardinal Health’s commitment to improving healthcare for more people, in more ways, and in more places than ever before is directly aligne...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Urology Cardinal Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren ’ t Always Obvious
Warning signs often confused with other conditions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

General, Central Obesity Linked to Specific Breast Cancer Risk
General obesity, indicated by BMI, more strongly linked to ER + /PR + subtype (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on THIS vitamin could cause deadly brain bleeding
SUPPLEMENTING with vitamin B3 - also known as niacin - could help ward off Alzheimer ’s disease and help digestion, but taking too much could harm the liver and cause brain bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
Title: Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Extended Thromboprophylaxis Safe, Effective After Liver Surgery
Severe complication rate 5.6 percent, with no 90 - day mortalities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx
More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive priority for a future kidney transplant if needed later in life?The suggestion from Howard Broadman, then 64 years old, initiated the kidney “voucher” program, an innovative system allowing living donors to donate a kidney now, or at some time in the near future, allowing a family member or friend to be given priority for a kidney transplant in the future if needed...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy
In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life expectancy. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in JAMA that while life expectancy in the U.S. increased overall from 2000 to 2015, that improvement was blunted by deaths from opioid overdoses. (According to other recent research, deaths from opioid overdoses nearly doubled in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.) The life expectancy for people born in 2015 increased by two years compared to people born in 2000, from 76 years to 78. Much of that gain was due to decreases ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are opioids painkillers drug addiction Drugs leading causes of death opioid addiction opioid epidemic opioid overdose opioid overdoses opioid pain killers what are opioids what is the leading cause of death Source Type: news

CIRSE 2017 Round-up: Delcath touts second-gen hemofiltration system in percutaneous hepatic perfusion
Delcath Systems (NSDQ:DCTH) touted data today from a study of its second-generation hemofiltration system in patients undergoing percutaneous hepatic perfusion with melphalan hydrochloride. The New York-based company presented the results from its study at the Cardiology and Interventional Radiology of Europe annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The investigational product, an injectable melphalan hydrochloride for use with Delcath’s hepatic delivery system, is designed to administer high-dose chemotherapy to the liver while limiting systemic exposure and side effects. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Delcath Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests. The autoimmune disease causes the body to attack and damage vital organs such as the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exertional heat illness resulting in acute liver failure and liver transplantation - Boni B, Amann CA.
We report the case o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Southern Cancer Center is Global Leader in Kidney Cancer Clinical Trial
Mobile, Ala. (September 19, 2017) - Southern Cancer Center (SCC), a premier oncology clinic in Alabama and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is the first site in the world to open enrollment for a new clinical trial for newly diagnosed kidney cancer patients. (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New liver disease atlas shows major variation across England
New data published by Public Health England shows a wide variation of premature mortality rates from liver disease across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CardioMEMS Trips on PA Injury in Postmarket Surveillance
(MedPage Today) -- Reintervention or device recalibration often needed after PA injury (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - September 18, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

WATCH: Mother of 5 donates kidney to single mom
Jenny Williams of Memphis, Tennessee, donated one of her kidneys to Erica Walker, a single mom who was facing dialysis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

New Link Seen Between Gene Fusion and Bladder Cancer
Previously overlooked section of fusion found to negatively impact cancer cells, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease published
This is intended for clinicians, commissioners, practitioners and policy makers, the atlas is intended to raise the profile of liver disease and the variations across England in risk factors, healthcare services and outcomes. The rate of people dying early from liver disease in some parts of England is almost eight times higher than others (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urovant Sciences Appoints Keith A. Katkin as Chief Executive Officer
Former CEO of Avanir Pharmaceuticals joins Roivant family of companies Plans to initiate confirmatory Phase 3 program of vibegron by early 2018 BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 18, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Urovant Sciences, a globa... Biopharmaceuticals, Urology, Personnel Urovant Sciences, Vibegron (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
Title: Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center StageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastoma
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Looking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children's liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study shows promise of gene therapy to treat alcoholism
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers used gene transfer to block the expression of one of the two main enzymes that break down alcohol in the liver, leading to the accumulation in liver cells of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of ethanol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biologists identify gene involved in kidney-related birth defects
(University of Iowa) A team led by University of Iowa researchers has identified a gene linked to rare kidney-related birth defects. When working properly, a gene called GREB1L activates a cascade of signals that ultimately tells other genes what they need to do to create a kidney. Results published in the journal Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize awarded to Hebrew University scientists
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize for 2017 has been awarded to two scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Yaakov Nahmias and Prof. Nir Friedman, for their research proposal to engineer a platform that mimics the physiological dynamics of human metabolism. The research will be instrumental to drug development, offering a route to the rational design of therapeutics for obesity, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest
Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

More Than Okay to Reduce Sorafenib Dose for Liver Cancer More Than Okay to Reduce Sorafenib Dose for Liver Cancer
Initially reducing the dosage of the oral therapy did not compromise overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma and had important benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Updated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During Pregnancy Updated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During Pregnancy
Dr Rowen Zetterman reviews the new American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on caring for pregnant patients with diseases ranging from liver masses to viral infections.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA has approved biosimilar of Roche's Avastin
Amgen Inc. AMGN, -1.37% and Allergan AGN, -1.08% said Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved their biosimilar version of Roche's Avastin for five types of cancer.09/15/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 15, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

‘ Science Spin ’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women
Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical alumni return for Reunion Weekend
An noted neuro-oncologist, a specialist in urologic oncology and a family practitioner who cares for the underserved in Montana are winners of Upstate alumni awards. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical alumni return for Reunion Weekend 2017
An noted neuro-oncologist, a specialist in urologic oncology and a family practitioner who cares for the underserved in Montana are winners of Upstate alumni awards. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney voucher program counts on karma to improve donations
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
Title: Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news