Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh & Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets
Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA initiates a voluntary recall of sandwiches containing green leaf lettuce and foodservice lettuce filets following notice of a produce industry ingredient recall by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. Sandwich products bearing the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels. These prod- ucts are recalled because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemol...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Asian water plantain is a natural remedy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is not a serious condition in itself, but its complications can be deadly. The extract of Asian water plantains (Alisma orientale) could be a potential treatment for the condition, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as it is able to not only reduce the amount of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has your doctor told you about these natural ways to eliminate kidney stones?
(Natural News) Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions that you can experience in your life. In fact, some women even claim that it’s just as or even more painful than giving birth. Unfortunately, kidney stones are also very common, with 10 percent of Americans having them at least once in their life. These... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seth Klarman Gains Stake In Akebia Therapeutics
Klarman's Kleryx holding transitions into stake in fully integrated kidney care company with investor's approval (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GuruFocus, Contributor Tags: NYSE:AGN NYSE:MCK NASDAQ:AKBA NASDAQ:TBPH Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease
The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

How a Tiny Device Is Making a Big Difference for Pediatric Transplant Patients
Imagine being a pediatric kidney transplant patient and having to miss school or extracurricular activities because of clinic appointments and routine blood tests. Now imagine being offered a take-home kit that has everything you and your caregivers need to collect a blood sample at home that can be shipped to a lab. For patients like 14-year-old Josh Knapp, a kidney transplant patient in England, that choice became a reality, thanks to an initiative at Nottingham University Hospital designed to facilitate easier therapeutic drug monitoring of tacrolimus and creatinine. Made specifically for pediatric transplant patients, ...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Do Neprilysin Inhibitors Have a Role in Patients With CKD? Do Neprilysin Inhibitors Have a Role in Patients With CKD?
Dr Desai reviews the UK HARP-III trial, which compares the effects of sacubitril/valsartan and irbesartan on kidney function in people with CKD.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Economic Burden of Metastatic Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma for French Patients Treated With Targeted Therapies
Targeted therapies have transformed the treatment of metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (mccRCC). Despite the importance of mccRCC, studies on its economic burden in daily practice are sparse.12/14/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Life threatening toxicities of chemotherapies and immunomodulating medications
Life threatening toxicities of chemotherapies and immunosuppressants can occur with varying frequency depending on the agent suspected and underlying patient risk factors. It is important for clinicians to remember that these medications can be the cause or contributor to many important complications that occur in the ICU.12/14/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Immediate Surgery No Help in Metastatic RCC
Treating metastatic kidney cancer with immediate cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) did not ward off disease progression, the randomized SURTIME trial confirmed.12/14/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 14, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests
Alfacalcidol did not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events in patients without secondary hyperparathyroidism who were undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, the J-DAVID trial found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory. During a five-year... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mouse kidney MR image wins top honors
A diffusion-tensor MR image (DTI-MRI) of a mouse kidney described as "stunning"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI offers window into Alzheimer's risk DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders DTI-MRI unlocks mysteries of insomnia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer
What does the latest evidence tell us about the use of focal therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer?Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis warning: Deadly virus spreading across UK - flu-like signs and symptoms revealed
HEPATITIS symptoms can be difficult to spot, and signs may develop as the virus infection damages the liver. These are the warning symptoms of hepatitis C to watch out for, after Public Health England urged people to get checked, as treatment can cure the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Analogue No Help for CV Prevention in Hemodialysis Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Trial limited to patients without secondary hyperparathyroidism (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD
Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treatment of Stage IV Kidney Cancer
Patients with Stage IV renal cell cancer have cancer that has spread to distant sites in the body, invaded directly into local structures, or has spread to more than one lymph node. Stage IV disease is also known as metastatic cancer.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Treatment of Stages I - III Kidney Cancer
Patients with Stage I renal cell cancer have a primary cancer that is less than 7 centimeters in size (about 3 inches). The cancer is limited to the kidney, and has not spread to lymph nodes or distant sites.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Treatment & Management of Kidney Cancer
Treatment for renal cell cancer is tailored to each individual and may include surgery, precision cancer medicines, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is not typically used for the treatment of renal cell cancer. The specific treatment depends on the stage and genomic profile of the cancer.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths on the Decline
Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Keytruda- Inlyta Treatment Combination Improves Outcomes in Renal Cell Caner
The pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-426 clinical trial investigating Keytruda (pembrolizumab) anti-PD-1 therapy in combination with Inlyta (axitinib), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) improved both overall survival (OS) and delayed the time to cancer progression compared to Sutent (sunitinib) when used in the first-line treatment of advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tivozanib Promising for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Updated clinical trial results reveal Tivozanib superior to Nexavar and headed to the FDA for US approval.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Overview of Renal Cell Cancer
Symptoms, risk factors and diagnosis of Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Changes in Renal Cell Carcinoma Pathologic Staging and Histologic Grading
The most important prognostic factor when treating renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is tumor staging. Larger tumors (greater than 4 cm to 5 cm) need to be carefully assessed for the possibility of renal sinus invasion, according to a new review published Surgical Pathology Clinics.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 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

Taking milk thistle on a regular basis can protect you from COPD caused by secondhand smoke
(Natural News) Milk thistle is famous for its ability to protect the liver from damage. But did you know that it can also protect the lungs from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke? Multiple studies have shown that the regular intake of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) can significantly reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality in Maintenance Dialysis Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality in Maintenance Dialysis
Findings from a new study highlight the need for clinical trials investigating the effects of vitamin D supplementation among patients receiving hemodialysis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
What are the impacts of an earlier living kidney donor evaluation?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

French music producer donates all proceeds of his song, "I Want A Miracle" to the Kidney Cancer Association
French music producer Fred Rister details his battle with cancer in his latest single“I Want A Miracle.” The song opens with"I want a miracle, show me a sign/ 'Cause I don't feel ready now, to say goodbye." Rister released this song last March and is generously donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Kidney Cancer Association for research. According to Rister, the song sheds a bit of hope to all of those fighting cancer. In a span of 30 years, he has battled cancer nine times. In 2009, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. After years of undergoing immunotherapy and chemotherapy and ha...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease
(Reuters Health) - - Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
At age 60, men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher values of prostate - specific antigen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Webinar Now Available Online: LactMed and Livertox
Do you want to locate information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed? Have you been asked to find information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements? If you answered “yes” to one or both, this webinar is for you. We were fortunate to have James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA  and Philip O. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP as presenters to provide an in-depth tour of LactMed and Livertox. To view the webinar, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Source: MCR News - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors
This article explains the importance of checking your medical records for mistakes.12/12/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Growing Pains
There is no one-size-fits-all model for pharma companies seeking input from patients. There was no blueprint when companies took their first tentative steps a few years ago and there is none now as they enter the next era – scaling up patient-centric efforts to become business as usual.“When I talk to patient organizations, many times they ask, Why does wanting better patient outcomes require a culture shift in pharma?” says Laura McKeaveney, Head of Global Patient Advocacy at Novartis. “But that’s not what requires the culture shift.”People who work in pharma want better patient outcome...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online Dec. 4 in European Urology. Jacob A. Burns, from the Northwestern University Feinberg... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RSNA 2018 Roundup: GE Healthcare
A new artificial intelligence platform called Edison, a new CT scanner platform,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE partners with VA Puget Sound on 3D imaging New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease
When it comes to ultrasound, radiologists have a number of options for effectively...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quality of Life in Partners of Patients With Prostate Cancer Quality of Life in Partners of Patients With Prostate Cancer
A diagnosis of prostate cancer affects not only the patient, but the patient's partner as well. What are the quality of life impacts?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach
(Kanazawa University) Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers at Kanazawa University have reported a new drug that could eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites completely. Using an insect virus, known as a baculovirus, the researchers investigated the ability of baculovirus to mediate innate immunity against malaria infection. This work could pave the way for developing new and more effective antimalarial treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 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

Medical News Today: What is the normal pH range for urine?
The acidity of urine varies greatly depending on a person ’s diet and any medical conditions they may have. In this article, we discuss the normal pH range for urine, and what abnormal test results might mean. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Local physician group investing millions in potentially life-saving equipment (Unlocked)
(This story was previously locked for Dayton Business Journal subscribers only and is now being unlocked for all our subscribers.) A local health care company is investing $22 million in facility upgrades and new equipment, including "game-changing" technology that could help save lives. Dayton Physicians Network, a multi-specialty medical group that provides cancer treatment and urological services, is expanding one of its facilities and renovating two others to make room for new radiation equipment.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Local physician group investing millions in potentially life-saving equipment (Unlocked)
(This story was previously locked for Dayton Business Journal subscribers only and is now being unlocked for all our subscribers.) A local health care company is investing $22 million in facility upgrades and new equipment, including "game-changing" technology that could help save lives. Dayton Physicians Network, a multi-specialty medical group that provides cancer treatment and urological services, is expanding one of its facilities and renovating two others to make room for new radiation equipment.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

A Novel Approach: TKI/I-O Combinations in RCC
Insights From: Brian Rini,MD, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus; David F. McDermott, MD, Harvard Cancer Center12/11/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Clinical Trials in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Brian Rini and Dr. David F. McDermott discuss two different clinical trials for #KidneyCancer patients.12/11/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Visual Registration + Image Fusion Best for Targeted Biopsy
Combination of the strategies identifies the most clinically important prostate cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Dialysis center opening 9th location in area with potential for more
Fresenius Kidney Care opened its ninth location in the Albany area this week, with an eye on potentially opening more in Saratoga County. The new clinic is at 30 Century Hill Drive in Latham. It opened Monday. Fresenius expects to serve about 70 patients there. Fresenius chose Latham because it's central, said Lane McCarthy, regional vice president of Fresenius Kidney Care Western New York. The location is near the BlueShield of N ortheastern New York headquarters and The Century House. "The accessibility… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news