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Early sustained viral response linked to better outcomes among HCV patients
Among patients with hepatitis C virus infection who were in compensated cirrhosis, sustained viral response was associated with significantly lower rates of liver decompensation, hepatocellular... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease
While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oncolytics begins Phase II trial of Reolysin in female patients with colorectal cancer
Canadian-based biotechnology company Oncolytics has initiated the Phase II trial of Reolysin (pelareorep) in combination with FOLFOX6, bevacizumab and pembrolizumab in female patients with KRAS-mutant colorectal cancer (CRC) metastatic to the liver. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FREE Kidney Cancer Awareness Ribbon!
For your FREE orange awareness ribbon, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: Kidney Cancer, P.O. Box 2322, Pineland, FL 33945. Hurry, while supply lasts! 06/30/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - June 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

No more sneaking sugar into packaged foods
The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label you find on packaged foods in the United States is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government decided last month to update the food label beginning in 2018 by listing how much sugar has been added to a product. The current label lumps added sugar with naturally occurring sugars in the foods themselves, which is a deceptive practice, said Dr. John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley clinical professor emeritus and editorial board chair of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. So listing added sugar “will hopefully guide people away from consuming products with a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SRS Medical wins CE Mark for Spanner prostate stent
SRS Medical Systems said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Spanner temporary prostatic stent designed to be used as both an indwelling Foley catheter and an intermittent urinary catheter in male patients. The Spanner device consists of a pair of anchors and a silicone tube and is designed to reduce resistance in the bladder neck and prostatic urethra without stenting the external sphincter, SRS said. It’s blind, anesthesia-free implantation procedure is similar to that for a Foley catheter, according to the company. “The Spanner is proven to have significant impact on medical outcome...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Stents Urology SRS Medical Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Journey
(MedPage Today) -- Surgery, cryoblation, or radiation? Not so fast (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - June 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

CCF/KCA Young Investigator Awards
Conquer Cancer Foundation/Kidney Cancer Association Young Investigator Award Recipients   Henk Verheul, MD, PhD “Combination antiangiogenesis and anticoagulatory therapy in patients with advanced renal cell cancer” 2006 Young Investigator Award   Patricia Tang, MD “The Role of VEGF-A Signaling in Maintenance of the Glomerular Filtration Barrier and Blood Pressure” 2007 Young Investigator Award   Aymen Elfiky, MD “Targeting Phosphoinositide 3-kinase in Renal Cell Cancer” 2008 Young Investigator Award   Kevin Courtney, MD, PhD “Identification of act...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - June 30, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Researchers report on a targeted molecular therapy that dramatically reduces the initial development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in laboratory mouse models of the disease. The study found increased levels of an enzyme called cdk4 in patients with NAFLD and in mouse models. Using two drugs that inhibit cdk4 in mouse models reduced development of hepatic steatosis -- the first stage of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Please Give Me Your Kidney: How to Crowdsource for an Organ
Family and friends make ideal organ donors, but asking them can be easier said than done. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Medaris Miller Source Type: news

Hundreds of companies in the U.S. are selling unproven stem cell treatments, study says
Have your weekly pickup basketball games left you with pain in your knees that just won’t go away? Do you suffer from chest pain, lung disease or kidney failure? Has an accident left you with partial paralysis? Or, would you like to have a more rewarding sex life? If any of these conditions — or... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Should You Be Able to Sell Your Kidney?Should You Be Able to Sell Your Kidney?
There are a number of ways to combat the chronic shortage of organs for transplant. All are potentially problematic, but some might actually be worth trying. An ethicist discusses the pros and cons. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Regorafenib shows significant survival gains in refractory liver cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Oral multikinase inhibitor regorafenib achieves significantly improved survival rates compared to placebo in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to data from the phase III RESORCE trial, presented at the ESMO 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Researchers report in the journal Cell Reports a targeted molecular therapy that dramatically reduces the initial development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in laboratory mouse models of the disease. The study, published online June 30, found increased levels of an enzyme called cdk4 in patients with NAFLD and in mouse models. Using two drugs that inhibit cdk4 in mouse models reduced development of hepatic steatosis -- the first stage of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More women groom down below but experts warn of 'greater risk of injury and STDs'
Dr Benjamin Breyer, as associate professor in urology at UC San Francisco said: 'We believe grooming practices are associated with personal injury and potentially sexually transmitted infection.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits of exercise training in women with fatty liver disease
Aerobic exercise cut waist size, improved cholesterol and cardiopulmonary performanceRelated items from OnMedicaGPs to get help to boost early detection of liver diseaseOverweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease laterNew ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortalityHigh-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risksKeeping fit while young cuts long-term cardio risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 30, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

4 Things You Should Know About Hospice Care
"Do everything, Doc." That's typically what many family members say when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and can no longer make health decisions independently. Even when they are told that any further interventions may be futile, they often still say "do everything". In many ways, that is an easy response --- it's the answer many family members think society wants them to say, and it seems "safe." It often is much harder to put limits on the amount of medical care a loved one receives. And I understand when family members say "I'm not ready to let go." Death is never an easy topic to talk about, and yet ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

UroLift Device Useful, But Likely Not a Game-Changer for Treating BPHUroLift Device Useful, But Likely Not a Game-Changer for Treating BPH
Placement of the UroLift device provides durable relief of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms at 12 months and leads to improvements in both subjective and objective outcome measures, according to a recent systematic review of research on this treatment. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds
A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defense against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research indicates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How I Funded Full-Time Travel
One year ago, my husband and I quit our lives of "normality" and set off for a yearlong around the world trip. The question we received most often was, "how did you afford it?" I want to respond with everything they're thinking, "We sold our kidneys, won the lottery, and then had mom and dad bank roll it." Or not. We decided it was time to shed some light on the world of long-term travel and how you can make the change to travel full-time. How To Travel Full-Time Work Remotely: One of the best ways to make an income while traveling is to work remotely. If you work in graphic design, copywriting, or digital media, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Chronic Plus Binge: A Better Model of Alcohol Abuse; Watch the NIH IRP Video
  Above: Dr. Bin Gao, Chief of the Laboratory of Liver Diseases in the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR), NIAAA. (Credit: NIH IRP)   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 29, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities: Robin Covington, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2019. Reappointment. Kimberly Brown, Jonesboro, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2019. Reappointment. Kirk Lane, Paron, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2019. Replaces Everett Cox. Melinda Squires, Bryant, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Appointment ex...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 29, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Modeling NAFLD with human pluripotent stem cell derived immature hepatocyte like cells
Researchers have established an in vitro model system for investigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also called steatosis, is a dramatically under-estimated liver disease, with increasing incidences throughout the world. It is frequently associated with obesity and type-2 diabetes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finding a niche for girentuximab in metastatic renal cell carcinoma
A small phase II study highlights modest efficacy and a concerning safety profile associated with this compound in patients with metastatic RCC.06/29/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - June 29, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

‘What a difference a year makes’: Catching up with liver brothers Brent and Malambo
Brent and Malambo We are honored U.S. News & World Report has named Boston Children’s Hospital the #1 pediatric hospital in the U.S. As we celebrate this honor, we’re reflecting on some of the greatest children’s stories ever told — stories of the patients and families whose lives touch ours and inspire us. Two of those patients are “liver brothers” Malambo Mazoka-Tyler and Brent Groder. Malambo and Brent are, by all standards, oceans apart. Zambian-born Malambo is nearly two. His world, one year after a life-saving, split-liver transplant, is all about walking and talking, laughing and dancing an...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia cystic fibrosis liver failure Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) split-liver transplant Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones?
Title: What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones?Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/12/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 29, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds
(University of Nottingham) A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Splits on Expanded Jardiance Indication
(MedPage Today) -- Questions raised about key trial (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 29, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Hu-Friedy Introduces Enhanced Device for Supra and Subgingival Biofilm Removal
The AIR-FLOW Handy 3.0 PREMIUM offers a portable solution with unparalleled versatility and efficiency CHICAGO (June 20, 2016) – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products,  today announces the newest addition to the Hu-Friedy EMS air polishing line, the AIR-FLOW® Handy 3.0 PREMIUM. This portable unit gives clinicians the best of both worlds by providing an effective method for both supra and subgingival biofilm and stain removal, and is simply connected to the dental unit. AIR-FLOW Therapy is different than other well-known air polishing systems and offers benefits to both t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 28, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA Approves Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) for Treatment of all Major Forms of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
June 28, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate to severe cirrhosis... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Knocking Out ALL
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Every now and then things go right, really, really right. In an immunotherapy clinical trial, 27 of the 29 leukemia patients went into sustained remissions, which is a whopping 93 percent success rate! Acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, is a cancer that arises in the bone marrow, the soft center of flat bones. In the bone marrow, blood stem cells give rise to all blood cells. ALL arises from the cells that become lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Acute in the name means that it can progress quickly and if not treated can be fatal within a few months. If the ALL cancer cells...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate to severe cirrhosis (decompensated cirrhosis), Epclusa is approved for use in combination with the drug ribavirin. Epclusa is a fixed-dose combination tablet containing sofosbuvir, a drug approved in 2013, and velpatasvir, a new drug, and is the first to treat all six major forms of HCV. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 28, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bayer’s Regorafenib Significantly Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Unresectable Liver Cancer (for specialized target groups only)
Initial results from Phase III trial RESORCE to be presented as Late-Breaking Abstract in oral abstract session at WCGC / Median overall survival was 10.6 months for patients treated with regorafenib plus best supportive care versus 7.8 months in the group treated with placebo plus best supportive care (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - June 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer ’s Regorafenib Significantly Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Unresectable Liver Cancer (for specialized target groups only)
Initial results from Phase III trial RESORCE to be presented as Late-Breaking Abstract in oral abstract session at WCGC / Median overall survival was 10.6 months for patients treated with regorafenib plus best supportive care versus 7.8 months in the group treated with placebo plus best supportive care (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - June 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research links high zinc levels, kidney stones
A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized minerals that form in the kidney. Some kidney stones are very small and pass through the body without even being noticed. Larger stones may get stuck in the urinary tract, however, causing severe pain and blood in the urine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dialysis At Sea Opens Travel Doors To Kidney Patients
People in kidney failure sometimes feel as if their lives are literally tethered to a kidney dialysis machine -- because, they are. A typical dialysis treatment program requires that they have their blood laundered of impurities three times a week for about four hours each session. While many have lived with this dialysis regimen for years -- and have seemingly come to peace with their new normal -- there is one area that has remained elusive: Travel. In order to travel, patients must arrange to get dialysis wherever in the world they are. It's not a simple feat, and as a result, many with kidney failure who...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Multifactorial effects on different types of brain cells contribute to ammonia toxicity - Hertz L, Song D, Peng L, Chen Y.
Effects of ammonia on astrocytes play a major role in hepatic encephalopathy, acute liver failure and other diseases caused by increased arterial ammonia concentrations (e.g., inborn errors of metabolism, drug or mushroom poisoning). There is a direct corr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Treatment
Title: Kidney Stone TreatmentCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Treating HCV Patients With Impaired Renal FunctionTreating HCV Patients With Impaired Renal Function
Is it more difficult to treat hepatitis C patient with renal dysfunction, and how well do tradition therapies like antiviral agents work? Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

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Updated Date: Jun 28, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - June 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol DOES increase your chance of cancer
Indulging in less than two drinks a day - a number considered to be acceptable - increases the risk of breast, bowel, liver, mouth and oesophagus cancers, say experts at the University of Otago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care
Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #21: Keep Your Body Clean, Inside And Out
Your body is smart. But it does not necessarily know what to do with the chemical compounds manufacturers have been adding to their products (or making the basis of their products) over the past several decades. And whether that newfangled chemical stuff is entering your body through your food, personal-care products, or household goods, the net result can be nasty. Your body is a creative problem solver, though. So it might stash some of those chemicals in your fat cells. It might try to exude them through your skin. Or it might try to flush them out in your body's waste streams (think sweat, urine, poo). But all of tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Novant Health opens center dedicated to pelvic health
Novant Health on Monday opened a new center devoted to pelvic health and brings together multiple specialists in one location. The new Pelvic Health Center at 770 Highland Oaks Drive in Winston-Salem is dedicated to health care surrounding the pelvic floor, the muscles and tissues that span the area underneath the pelvis. The center is staffed by urogynecologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons, physical therapists and gynecologists so that patients can receive "one-stop diagnosis, evaluation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Owen Covington Source Type: news

Novant Health opens center dedicated to pelvic health
Novant Health on Monday opened a new center devoted to pelvic health and brings together multiple specialists in one location. The new Pelvic Health Center at 770 Highland Oaks Drive in Winston-Salem is dedicated to health care surrounding the pelvic floor, the muscles and tissues that span the area underneath the pelvis. The center is staffed by urogynecologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons, physical therapists and gynecologists so that patients can receive "one-stop diagnosis, evaluation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Owen Covington Source Type: news

Personal Trainers & Nutritionists: Stop Pushing Products on Your Clients
I'm a rarity as a holistic nutritionist. I don't sell any products. The key to a healthy lifestyle is to eat real food in reasonable quantities and to move your body frequently. Click on almost any Yelp page or business website for a weight-loss coach, holistic nutritionist, or health and wellness program and you'll see products like these offered for sale: • Total body cleanses • Vitamin and mineral supplements • Fat burners and appetite suppressants • Hormone pills • Herbal products • Packaged processed foods • Protein bars and shakes • Strict diet plans that eliminate entire food groups and severely r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Mitral Valve: Better Survival Surgery With a Twisting, Elastic Heart (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-procedural LV torsion a prognostic tool? (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 27, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news