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African-Americans with COPD appear less likely to use pulmonary rehab
African-American patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are less likely to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs than white patients, even when there are programs nearby. (2019-05-21)
Patients who lose significant weight before a transplant are at higher risk of dying
Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. (2019-05-21)
Bravo-3 clinical trial shows strong safety profile for Proglide suture device
Results from an analysis of a large randomized trial shows ProGlide vascular closure device (VCD) was associated with lower rates of vascular complications, lower rates of acute kidney injury (AKI) and shorter hospitalizations after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) when compared with Prostar XL. (2019-05-21)
First-of-its-kind study finds positive outcomes for chronic kidney disease patients
A new study exams the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation on patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). (2019-05-21)
New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain
A new type of non-addictive opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine without increasing pain sensitivity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. (2019-05-21)
Younger miners more likely to die from black lung disease than older generations
Black lung disease and other non-malignant respiratory diseases appear to account for a greater proportion of deaths in younger generations of coal miners. (2019-05-20)
Lupus treatments can be tailored to patient's individual cells, study shows
A new report shows how tissue samples from some lupus patients can accurately predict those more likely than not to respond to therapy. (2019-05-20)
Bolstering biopsies: Testing individual cells to guide treatment
In research that could make biopsies more useful for many diseases, scientists have used a powerful new tool to zero in on individual cells in a patient's diseased organ and reveal the cells' underlying glitches in gene expression -- information that may allow for more precise and effective treatment. (2019-05-20)
Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease
A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. (2019-05-20)
New risk scores help physicians provide better care for high-risk pulmonary patients, study finds
Study of more than 17,000 patients finds new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life. (2019-05-19)
Hopkins-led team finds biomarkers to diagnose serious kidney allergic reaction
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked. (2019-05-16)
Chronic insomnia and memory problems: A direct link is established
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, involving almost 30,000 adults aged 45 and over, has concluded that chronic insomnia disorder has a direct negative impact on cognitive functions, independent of other health issues. (2019-05-15)
Renal infarction is associated with acute kidney injury in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
Systemic amyloidosis is a major cause of renal injury, mostly due to direct kidney damage caused by deposits of abnormal protein called amyloid, in the kidney parenchyma. (2019-05-15)
Genomic collision may explain why many kidney transplants fail
Up to 1 in 7 kidney donors and recipients may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection, researchers at Columbia University have found. (2019-05-15)
Obesity medicine association announces major updates to its adult obesity algorithm
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced the immediate availability of the 2019 OMA Adult Obesity Algorithm, with new information for clinicians including the relationship between Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Dyslipidemia, and Cancer; information on investigational Anti-Obesity Pharmacotherapy; treatments for Lipodystrophy; and Pharmacokinetics and Obesity. (2019-05-15)
Learning more about opioid prescribing in primary care
Chronic opioid prescribing in primary care varies significantly by patient and clinician characteristics, according to a new study. (2019-05-14)
New Mexico cancer patients have lower survival rate, study finds
Researchers at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) have found that cancer patients in New Mexico have lower chances of survival when compared to the rest of the nation. (2019-05-13)
Stopping inflammation in its tracks: A leap forward for new anti-inflammatory drugs
Treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases are one step closer as University of Queensland researchers discover a way to stop inflammation in its tracks. (2019-05-13)
GPs need training to tackle chronic opioid use
GPs must be better-equipped to support patients to manage the psychological challenge of reducing their opioid use -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2019-05-12)
Unpacking the links: Chronic stress, fertility and the 'hunger hormone'
A new study suggests high levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and is also released during stress, could be harmful to some aspects of reproductive function. (2019-05-10)
Multiple sclerosis: Discovery of a mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The defense system that usually protects patients from external aggression turns on its own cells and attacks them for reasons that are not yet known. (2019-05-10)
Measuring quality of life after pediatric kidney transplant
After receiving a kidney transplant, children may experience worrisome quality-of-life changes that underscore the importance of screening transplant recipients for psychosocial function, according to Children's research presented during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. (2019-05-10)
New connection found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication
A new link has been found between a rare and serious condition that typically presents as itchy palms during pregnancy and the world's most common chronic liver disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-09)
Adverse childhood experiences negatively impact adults with lupus
Adults with lupus who report having had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect and household challenges, report higher disease activity, depression and poorer overall health compared to those without such experiences, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-05-09)
Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness
Anger may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-05-09)
Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals
Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found. (2019-05-08)
Chronic kidney disease epidemic may be result of high heat, toxins
A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2019-05-08)
dnDSA and ethnicity linked with thickening of blood vessels after kidney transplant
Children who developed anti-human leukocyte antibodies against their donor kidney, known as de novo donor-specific antibodies, were more likely to experience carotid intima-media thickening than those without these antibodies, according to preliminary research presented May 7, 2019, during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. (2019-05-07)
Seeking better detection for chronic malaria
In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. (2019-05-02)
Fingerprint of sleep habits as warning sign for heart disease
Chronic short sleep is associated with increased risk of clogged arteries, heart disease, and thus increased morbidity and mortality. (2019-05-02)
Atherosclerosis: Induced cell death destabilizes plaques
Many chronic disorders arise from misdirected immune responses. A Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team led by Oliver Söhnlein now shows that neutrophils exacerbate atherosclerosis by inducing smooth muscle-cell death and that a tailored peptide inhibits the process. (2019-05-01)
Premature birth linked to increased risk of chronic kidney disease into later life
Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. (2019-05-01)
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified by Stanford researchers
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a blood test that can flag chronic fatigue syndrome, which currently lacks a standard, reliable diagnostic test. (2019-04-29)
Simple clinical features can help personalize type 2 diabetes treatment
A new study from the University of Exeter Medical School has shown that a person's characteristics such as weight and age at diabetes diagnosis provide a simple way to select the diabetes drug that is likely to be best for them. (2019-04-29)
Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults
A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population. (2019-04-28)
Novel therapies slow CKD progression in patients with diabetes
The recently published CREDENCE study showed that SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes patients in addition to the effects seen with RAAS blockade. (2019-04-26)
How does chronic edema impact health-related quality of life?
Final results of the large, international LIMPRINT study have provided new data on the prevalence of chronic swelling and the devastating impact it can have on health-related quality of life. (2019-04-26)
Dermcidin may play role in the pathogenesis of skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa
A team from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences have identified the protein dermcidin as having a potential role in the pathogenesis of the chronic skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa. (2019-04-25)
COPD and type 2 diabetes
COPD and type 2 diabetes are two highly prevalent global health conditions associated with high mortality and morbidity. (2019-04-23)
WSU researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer
Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world's most popular weed killer. (2019-04-23)
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