Bengaluru doctor with double kidney transplant takes jab, backs it
Dr AP Nirmal Raj pointed out he took the Covid vaccine on January 17. “I’m taking anti-diabetic, cholesterol drugs and have undergone angioplasty earlier. People with comorbidities must not fear the vaccine,” he said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Red palms could be sign of ‘aggressive’ form of condition
FATTY liver disease, also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Red palms can be a sign of an "aggressive" form of the condition - nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT spots patients with high-risk liver disease
The Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) index and multiple CT findings can identify patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI screen for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Quantitative imaging biomarkers show promise for NASH MRI protocol could replace biopsy for pediatric liver disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Renal Insufficiency May Worsen Multiple Myeloma Outcomes
Risk for disease progression or death increased for those with renal insufficiency in relapsed/refractory, newly diagnosed MM (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Screening, Diagnoses Down During Early Pandemic
Higher positivity rate during the early pandemic might reflect prioritizing of higher - risk patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The visual warning sign on your legs, ankles and feet
FATTY liver disease is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types of fatty liver disease. Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet or tummy is associated with the advanced stage of NAFLD. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-induced Liver Injury in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Potential Interaction of Remdesivir With P-Glycoprotein Inhibitors, Clinical Infectious Diseases
This case report describes a critically-ill patient with Covid-19 who developed hepatotoxicity 5 days after Remdesivir was started; rapid decreases in ALT and AST were seen upon its discontinuation. An interaction with Amiodarone (started 2 days after Remdesivir) is proposed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Biomarker for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain A Biomarker for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain
Could this new biomarker have a role in the diagnosis and management of chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

CT identifies patients with high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, Fibrosis-4 and multiple CT findings can identify patients with high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease--advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, that is--though the presence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis remains elusive on CT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pancreatic & #946; cell-derived exosomal miR-29 family enhances hepatic glucose output
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) In a new study published inJournal of Extracellular Vesicles, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University, School of Life Sciences, and Antonio Vidal-Puig's group at University of Cambridge report that pancreaticβ cells secrete miR-29 family members (miR-29s) via exosomes in response to high levels of free fatty acids (FFAs). Thesesβ cell-derived exosomal miR-29s regulate glucose homeostasis through their manipulations on glucose output in liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Progression
Risk lower for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer on active surveillance protocol (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Non-Hispanic Blacks Underrepresented on Transplant Wait List
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Non-Hispanic Black patients are disproportionately left off liver transplant wait lists, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Curtis Warren, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Talaris Therapeutics adds two board members
Two biotech leaders will help Talaris execute its Phase 3 trial in creating durable immunity in living donor kidney transplant recipients and pursue additional applications for its unique cell therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Thomas Source Type: news

At least 80% of people with diabetes also have fatty liver, warns endocrinologist
(Natural News) As an organ the size of a football, the liver plays an outsized role in maintaining good health. It filters out toxins in the bloodstream, breaks down fats, stores nutrients and balances energy metabolism. It also breaks down alcohol in the blood and helps create proteins responsible for blood clotting. This being said, the effects of an unhealthy liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Reveals New Insights into the Link Between Sunlight Exposure and Kidney Damage in Lupus
A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research kidney lupus ultraviolet light Source Type: news

Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time
This paper details the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recent studies on the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug terlipressin in patients with cirrhosis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Israeli Serenno Medical raises $1.5M for its kidney function device
Elcam Medical will manufacture Serenno's urine output monitoring device for early detection and prevention of acute kidney injury. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: The two warning signs of the condition found in your abdomen
FATTY liver disease is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. Occasionally the condition can cause liver damage. Experiencing either abdominal pain or swelling could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time Terlipressin Has Stood the Test of Time
This paper details the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and recent studies on the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug terlipressin in patients with cirrhosis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nearly One in Four Doctors Report Harassment on Social Media
No gender difference seen in personal attacks; women significantly more likely to report online sexual harassment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 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

Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary
Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 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

Study reveals new insights into the link between sunlight exposure and kidney damage
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) A new collaborative study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals unexpected insights into how skin exposure to ultraviolet light can worsen clinical symptoms in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients Fend for Themselves to Access COVID Antibody Treatments Patients Fend for Themselves to Access COVID Antibody Treatments
Herritz found himself very much on his own. His primary care doctor wasn't sure he qualified for treatment. His transplant team in Wisconsin, where he'd had the liver surgery, wasn't calling back.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pollen May Trigger Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Flares
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- Pollen count increases past medium or higher thresholds are associated with increased flare onset among some individuals with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS), according to a study published online Dec. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The colour of your eyes could indicate you have the disease
FATTY liver disease is more likely to affect people who have diabetes, high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure. If you're at risk of the condition, how would you know if you had it? What are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does It Mean When You Have Liver Pain After Drinking Alcohol?
Title: What Does It Mean When You Have Liver Pain After Drinking Alcohol?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 20, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Virtual Care Maintains Quality Cancer Care
Majority of patients, physicians report satisfaction with virtual care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

6 Meds That Can Mess With Your Patient's Sex Life 6 Meds That Can Mess With Your Patient's Sex Life
It is not uncommon for patients to skip medications that disrupt their sex lives. Here are six classes of drugs that warrant extra patient education.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

6 Meds That Can Mess With Your Patient's Sex Life 6 Meds That Can Mess With Your Patient's Sex Life
It is not uncommon for patients to skip medications that disrupt their sex lives. Here are six classes of drugs that warrant extra patient education.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Vera Therapeutics Launches with $80 Million Series C Financing to Develop Phase 2b Novel Biologic for Kidney Disease
Potential first-in-class disease-modifying biologic in late-stage clinical studies Experienced executive development team from Gilead Sciences SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vera Therapeutics,... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Vera Therapeutics, atacicept (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Paradigms in the Management of Recurrent UTIs New Paradigms in the Management of Recurrent UTIs
Could nonantibiotic treatment methods represent a paradigm shift in the management strategy for recurrent UTIs?Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Two physical warning signs of the dangerous condition
FATTY liver disease is one of the most common hidden conditions. What are the physical symptoms to look out for indicating your risk and that your diet needs to change immediately? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early-warning alerts for acute kidney injury fail to reduce patient risks,
Early warning of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients has no effect on a patient ’s risk of death and may even lead to worse patient outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early-warning alerts for acute kidney injury fail to reduce patient risks
Early warning of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients has no effect on a patient ’s risk of death and may even lead to worse patient outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

C-reactive protein and clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19, European Heart Journal
This research (n=2,601) found CRP levels above the median value (108 mg/L) were associated with VTE (OR 2.33, 95% CI 1.61 –3.36), acute kidney injury (2.11, 1.76–2.52), critical illness (2.83, 95% CI 2.37–3.37), and mortality (2.59, 2.11–3.18), compared with CRP below the median. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green med diet cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by half - Ben-Gurion U. study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Overall, the green MED diet produced dramatic reductions in fatty liver. NAFLD prevalence dropped from 62% at baseline to 31.5% in the green Mediterranean group, down to 47.9% in the Mediterranean group and 54.8% in the healthy dietary regimen group. Addressing this common liver disease by targeted lifestyle intervention might promote a more effective nutritional strategy. This Ben-Gurion University of the Negev clinical trial demonstrates an effective nutritional tool for NAFLD beyond weight loss (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to live longer: Turmeric lattes reduce liver damage, treat cancers & boost longevity
HOW TO live longer can be as simple as sipping on a delicious warm beverage. In fact, a turmeric chai latte could help reduce liver damage, improve cardiovascular health and boost your longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists
Liver-transplant waitlists at many US centers under-represent Black patients compared with what would be expected based on their service area, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Stopping RAS Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes in CKD
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- The decision to stop renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) should take into account both cardiovascular risk and the risk for kidney replacement therapy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perspectum's 'long COVID' MRI software cleared in U.K.
Perspectum's software enabling the detection on MRI scans of organ damage due...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMA issues CPT codes for LiverMultiScan by Perspectum Perspectum nabs FDA funding for liver imaging biomarker Perspectum MRI software helps guide liver surgeries Perspectum teams up with UT Southwestern on research Perspectum expands AI portfolio to cardiac imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What does cod liver oil do? What's it good for?
COD liver oil is a type of fish oil which has a number of health benefits. So what does cod liver oil do and what is it good for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. The blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Q & A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses
Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on UnsplashBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2021 (IPS) China must end its campaign against individuals seeking redress for COVID-19 linked abuses and the human rights lawyers and activists who help them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said as reports ranging from allegedly trapping them inside their homes, to chaining alleged lock-down violators to metal posts emerge. This comes as the World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations China COVID-19 Source Type: news