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Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors
The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

J & amp;J Acquisition Could Give Stryker a Run for Its Money in Robotics
Johnson & Johnson is taking a deeper dive into the surgical robotics market through its latest acquisition. The New Brunswick, NJ-based company, through its French affiliate Apsis, will pick up Orthotaxy, a privately held developer of software-enabled surgical technologies, including a differentiated robotic-assisted surgery solution, for an undisclosed sum. J&J said the technology is currently in early-stage development for total and partial knee replacement, and the company plans to broaden its application for a range of orthopedic surgery procedures. Network with your colleagues in medtech at ADM ...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID ’ d
Higher risk of tobacco - related cancer death for current/former cigarette, current cigar, pipe smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Photocure wins FDA expanded sNDA for Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview system
Norwegian urology-focused developer Photocure ASA said last week it won a supplemental new drug application from the FDA extending the indication for its Blue Light Cytoscopy (BLC) with Cysview to include flexible cytoscopes designed for the surveillance of patients with bladder cancer. The company touted the approval, saying it is the only combination of drugs and devices approved for detecting bladder cancer. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Photocure wins FDA expanded sNDA for Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Photocure ASA Source Type: news

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear
CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Deconstructing lupus -- could some of its makeup be part of its cure?
(University of Houston) University of Houston biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan is examining the protein ALCALM to find a cure for lupus and its complications. ALCALM appears in patients that have kidney disease and lupus. Mohan says it's like finding a suspect at the scene of different crimes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacks
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead heart failure. The inflammation can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an animal model. This suggests potential application to the clinical setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Cancer pioneer employs physics to approach cancer in last research article
(Rapamycin Press) In the cover article of Tuesday's issue of Oncotarget, James Frost, MD, PhD, Kenneth Pienta, MD, and the late Donald Coffey, Ph.D., use a theory of physical and biophysical symmetry to derive a new conceptualization of cancer. Co-author Dr. Coffey, ex-deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Professor of Urology, died before this paper was published at 85. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease
A new study reveals how reducing the intake of carbohydrates could help to reduce the buildup of liver fat in people who are obese. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Renal Effects of Cytokines in Hypertension Renal Effects of Cytokines in Hypertension
Find out more about the renal actions of inflammatory cytokines in hypertension.Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Big Data in Nephrology -- A Time to Rethink Big Data in Nephrology -- A Time to Rethink
In this editorial, the role of big data in the field of nephrology is discussed.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Paraquat poisoning: case report of a survivor - Janeela MA, Oommen A, Misra AK, Ramya I.
N, N'-dimethyl-4, 4'-bipyridinium dichloride (paraquat) is a widely used synthetic, nonselective contact herbicide. Ingestion of toxic doses of paraquat can be fatal with life-threatening effects on the lungs, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, kidney, liver, he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sudan:No Improvement in 'Watery Diarrhoea' Numbers in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Khartoum -An activist reported that the situation of 'acute watery diarrhoea' in the area of Nierteti, Central Darfur, has not improved. Eleven people died in a week's time. Pharmacies in Khartoum remain low on medicines, including psychiatric and kidney medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eminent Cardiologist Arthur Moss Dies
(MedPage Today) -- Tributes to a giant in electrophysiology (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Follow - Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the different types of poop?
A look at different types of poop, which has a range of consistencies and odors. Learn more about the different types and what they mean here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Citizenship Status and Kidney Transplantation Citizenship Status and Kidney Transplantation
Is there a difference in kidney transplant outcomes between non-resident immigrants and US citizens?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs and bones of certain animals during extreme conditions such as hibernation. Nature Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cary-based kidney transplant drug company scores $60M
Cary-based Veloxis Pharmaceuticals has secured $60 million in debt financing from funds managed by Athyrium Capital Management. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Desperate family takes out 27 billboards to find kidney donor for Calgary man
Elaine Austin admits it's an unconventional approach. She and other family members have taken out more than two dozen billboards in and around Calgary to try to find a kidney donor for her son, whose current kidney is functioning at just six per cent. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it
Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokesBlood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, called anticoagulants, until there has been more research.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Medical research Stroke Drugs Health Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Potential Yield of Imminent Death Kidney Donation Potential Yield of Imminent Death Kidney Donation
Might imminent death organ donation provide another avenue of procuring donor kidneys?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury Histopathological Challenges in Drug-induced Liver Injury
Learn how liver biopsy can provide valuable information about the severity of injury and overall morphological changes in suspected drug-induced liver injury. What challenges face the pathologist?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Building better tiny kidneys to test drugs and help people avoid dialysis
(University of Southern California) A free online kidney atlas built by USC researchers empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies. The three-study series provides the first cellular and molecular characterization of how the human kidney develops in a mother's womb. The new, open-source data, available at www.gudmap.org, provides the first systematic, high-resolution atlas or databank for human kidney genesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Every Adult in This Country Is Now an Organ Donor Unless They Opt Out
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Senators in the Netherlands approved a new law Tuesday that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out. The law narrowly passed in the upper house of the Dutch parliament. The lower house last year passed the legislation with a one-vote majority. The law’s drafter, Pia Dijkstra, said that under the new system — which is similar to donation laws in Belgium and Spain — every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after death. “They will be able to reply: yes, no, my nex...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH health healthytime onetime World Source Type: news

Does a Financial Conflict of Interest Ever Expire?
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer, MD, wonders about the validity of an ethical litmus test (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: ADI-PEG 20 cryoablation cryotherapy intrapleural measles virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma clinical trial Opdivo pacific mesothelioma center pleural mesothelioma pleuroscopy Shanda Blackmon Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Thera Source Type: news

Galmed Announces ARRIVE Study Data
TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmedˮ or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of the liver tar... Biopharmaceuticals Galmed Pharmaceuticals, Aramchol, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Kidney cancer symptoms – why you should never ignore loss of appetite
CANCER symptoms are different for each type of the disease. But, you should ignore loss of appetite, as it could be a sign of kidney cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones diet: Avoid infection and painful symptoms by eating less of this food
KIDNEY stones are hard mass that form in the kidneys that can cause severe pain in your lower back or side. Other symptoms include needing to urinate more often than normal and feeling nauseous. Cutting down on particular foods could help prevent a kidney infection and stones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:3 in 10 Nigerian Adults Have Kidney Disease, Says Nephrologists
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -At least three in 10 Nigerians aged over 18 could be suffering one or another kidney related condition, according to the Nigerian Association of Nephrology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DaVita officials expound on potential acquistions with cash windfall
Flush with $4.9 billion in cash from the pending sale of its medical group and as much as $130 million in expected benefits from federal tax reform, DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) CEO Kent Thiry said Tuesday that the company will look to repurchase shares, grow its kidney-care business and make “a limited number of investments” in other health-care companies. The comments came during a quarterly earnings call — the Denver-based kidney-care provider’s first since it announced the sale of its disappointing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

DaVita eyes acquisitions, share buy-backs with cash windfall
Flush with $4.9 billion in cash from the pending sale of its medical group and as much as $130 million in expected benefits from federal tax reform, DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry said Tuesday that the company will look to repurchase shares, grow its kidney-care business and make “a limited number of investments” in other health-care companies. The comments came during a quarterly earnings call — the Denver-based kidney-care provider’s first since it announced the sale of its disappointing managed-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

DaVita eyes acquisitions, share buy-backs with cash windfall
Flush with $4.9 billion in cash from the pending sale of its medical group and as much as $130 million in expected benefits from federal tax reform, DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry said Tuesday that the company will look to repurchase shares, grow its kidney-care business and make “a limited number of investments” in other health-care companies. The comments came during a quarterly earnings call — the Denver-based kidney-care provider’s first since it announced the sale of its disappointing managed-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 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

Kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially in women
A study by the Mayo Clinic looks at the prevalence of kidney stones in more than 10,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, over three decades from 1984 to 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Impella Heart Pump for Cardiomyopathy with Shock
(MedPage Today) -- Percutaneous devices expand beyond post-MI or procedural shock (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Texas conjoined twin girls separated after nearly 2 years
Surgeons in Houston, Texas successfully separated Anna and Grace Richards' shared heart, diaphragm and liver in last month, hospital officials announced Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twin girls separated after nearly two years
Surgeons in Houston, Texas successfully separated Anna and Grace Richards' shared heart, diaphragm and liver in last month, hospital officials announced Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my urine smell like ammonia?
A look at urine that smells like ammonia, which can have many causes. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and treatments for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
Title: Kidney Stones on the Rise Among WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 13, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news