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Virginia Tech's De Vita receives government's highest of engineering honors to study pelvic disorder
Virginia Tech engineering faculty member Raffaella De Vita's work on pelvic floor disorders could potentially transform surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation procedures for females suffering from problems with supporting structures of the uterus and the vagina. (2014-01-06)

Radiation therapy to treat uterine cancer linked with increased risk of bladder cancer later in life
Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. The findings indicate the importance of monitoring patients for potential signs of bladder cancer to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. (2013-12-17)

Loyola neurologist is co-editor of 3-volume, 1,480-page guide to clinical neurology
Loyola University Medical Center neurologist Jose Biller, M.D., is co-editor of a three-volume, 1,480-page comprehensive guide to clinical neurology. (2013-12-13)

Study results inform discussions regarding US policy on lung transplantation in children
A new analysis has found no evidence that children aged six to 11 years seeking a deceased donor lung transplant are disadvantaged in the current US lung allocation system. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, help inform ongoing discussions regarding potential changes to the nation's lung allocation policy. (2013-12-12)

Vaginally administered ED medication may alleviate menstrual cramping
Women with moderate to severe menstrual cramps may find relief in a class of erectile dysfunction drugs, according to a team of researchers led by Penn State College of Medicines Richard Legro. (2013-12-05)

Koalas' low-pitched voice explained by unique organ
The pitch of male koalas' mating calls is about 20 times lower than it should be, given the Australian marsupial's relatively small size. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology have discovered their secret: koalas have a specialized sound-producing organ that has never before been seen in any other land-dwelling mammal. The key feature of this newly described organ is its location outside the voice box, what scientists call the larynx. (2013-12-02)

The deadly news about all osteoporotic fractures
It is well known that hip and vertebral fractures increase the risk of premature death. Until now, little has been known about the clinical impact of non-hip, non-vertebral fractures -- so new Australian research showing that they may also increase the risk of death will better inform treatment. (2013-11-27)

When the living and the deceased don't agree on organ donation
All 50 states have adopted laws giving individuals the right to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to proceed with organ procurement without consent of the registered donor's family, a new study shows that organ procurement organizations' implementation has been inconsistent and incomplete. (2013-11-25)

C-section rate for private patients double that of publicly funded patients
The rate of scheduled caesarean sections among private patients is around double that of publicly funded patients, indicates a study of more than 30,000 women in Ireland, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2013-11-25)

Women & Infants earns $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Women & Infants Hospital has earned a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to determine the efficacy of a neurobehavioral exam that may help to identify which infants are at greatest risk for developmental impairment. (2013-11-18)

Treatment of pelvic nodes individualized by inclusion of sentinel nodes is feasible with IMRT, says
Treatment of pelvic nodes individualized by inclusion of sentinel nodes can be easily integrated into an IMRT-based treatment strategy, according to the new study conducted by a group of researchers from Tübingen and Munich in Germany. The target volume concept seems to correctly cover individual pelvic nodes, which is indicated by the absence of any nodal recurrence within five years of follow-up. (2013-11-15)

New book from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press on transplantation
Written and edited by experts in the field, (2013-11-15)

HIVMA praises passage of the HOPE Act, urges swift enactment into law
The US Congress took an important step Tuesday evening with House passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, which will allow research on donation of organs from deceased HIV-infected donors to HIV-infected recipients. Having been passed by the Senate in June, the bill is now positioned to move to the White House to be signed into law. The HOPE Act modernizes outdated federal law to reflect the current medical understanding of HIV infection and to allow for scientific research. (2013-11-13)

Tailored pre-transplant therapy boosts survival rate in rare immune deficiency
Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare immune deficiency that seriously compromises organ function and is life-threatening, with 20-30 percent of patients dying within the first two decades of life. Tailored doses of the pre-transplant drug therapy boosts survival rates to over 90 percent. (2013-11-12)

Hope for transplant patients as study finds key to organ scarring
Patients with damaged organs could be helped by new treatments after scientists have discovered how tissues scar. Researchers say that the finding could pave the way for new drugs and eventually reduce the number of patients on organ transplant waiting lists. (2013-11-10)

Study using stem cells to improve organ transplantation to receive $12 million
An innovative Northwestern Medicine research program investigating if stem cells may be the key to allowing organ transplant patients to stop taking immunosuppressive drugs has received $12 million in research funding. The grant will allow researchers to finish Phase II of the clinical trials and begin Phase III. Northwestern began the study's clinical trial in early 2009 as part of a partnership with the University of Louisville, which engineers the specialized stem cells used in each transplant procedure. (2013-11-07)

FDA awards $2.25M grant to study immunosuppresive drug in high-risk patients
University of Cincinnati Research Professor Rita Alloway, PharmD, has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to study the safety and efficacy of the generic immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus in transplant patients. As a (2013-11-07)

Endometriosis risk linked to 2 pesticides
A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-led study has found that two organochlorine pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women. (2013-11-05)

Non-radiologists perform majority of ultrasound-guided invasive procedures, study suggests
The November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training. Topics to be covered include imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack patients; CT scan parameters and radiation dose; optimizing radiation use during fluoroscopic procedures; and the increasing role of non-radiologists in performing ultrasound-guided invasive procedures. (2013-11-01)

Knowledge about incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse lower among women of color
Knowing what symptoms to look for may help women with pelvic floor disorders improve their chances of successful treatment. But knowledge of these disorders is lacking among most women, and especially among women of color, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. (2013-10-29)

Fewer patients with brain injury being declared 'brain dead'
Fewer patients with brain injury are being declared (2013-10-28)

Need different types of tissue? Just print them!
What sounds like a dream of the future has already been the subject of research for a few years: simply printing out tissue and organs. Now scientists have further refined the technology and are able to produce various tissue types. (2013-10-24)

First gene detected for most common form of mitral valve prolapse
DNA of large, multi-generational family provided genetic clue to location of gene for common heart disease, mitral valve prolapse. Researchers then used animal models to define normal biological functions altered by gene mutation. (2013-10-24)

Better sex in return for good gifts
If a male spider goes to the trouble of finding a good gift, wraps it up nicely in spider silk and offers it to a female he would like to mate, he has far better chances of fathering her offspring than if he skipped the present. This is shown in new research from Aarhus University's Spiderlab, where researchers studied what it means for female spiders to receive gifts. (2013-10-24)

When neurons have less to say, they speak up
Neurons strengthen their synapses in order to remain active after loss of input. (2013-10-16)

Kidney failure can complicate long-term outcomes in children receiving solid-organ transplants
Children who undergo transplants of solid organs have a high risk of developing advanced kidney disease, according to a new national study. Among these children, the highest risk is in those receiving lung or intestinal transplants, followed by heart and then liver transplants. The researchers say their findings reinforce the importance of continued screening of kidney function in pediatric transplant recipients. (2013-10-14)

Fish genital shape linked to predation
When predators lurk nearby, male Bahamas mosquitofish (Gambusia hubbsi) change mating strategies, rejecting elaborate courting rituals for more frequent and sometimes forceful encounters with females. But as a recent North Carolina State University study shows, mating strategies aren't the only things changing for G. hubbsi when predators abound. The shape and size of the male fish's genitalia are also linked to the presence or absence of predators. (2013-10-11)

CNIO researchers discover a new regulator of drug detoxification
Drug abuse and alcohol are some of the most frequent causes of liver damage. Such kind of liver damage can cause irreversible liver failure and even cancer. Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered an important new protective role of the Fra-1 protein, which neutralizes the damage caused by agents, such as the analgesic drug acetaminophen. This is the first study to reveal a function of Fra-1 in protecting this important organ. (2013-10-11)

Geographic location may help explain why Hispanics face disparities in kidney transplantation
Hispanics were just as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be put on the kidney transplant wait-list. Once wait-listed, Hispanics were less likely to receive a transplant from a deceased donor. This disparity was largely explained by differences in patient blood type and regional variability of organ supply among organ procurement organizations across the country. (2013-10-10)

Organ donor promotion at DMV brings increase in registrations
More than 90 percent of the public supports organ donation, yet less than half the population registers as donors, surveys show. What if registration was better promoted to those who had previously turned it down? And at the place almost everyone makes that decision, the DMV? Research at 40 DMV facilities in Illinois, published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Transplantation, shows such efforts can make a difference. (2013-10-09)

Researchers close in on cause of gynecological disease
For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies. (2013-10-09)

Blood vessel cells can repair, regenerate organs, say Weill Cornell scientists
Damaged or diseased organs may someday be healed with an injection of blood vessel cells, eliminating the need for donated organs and transplants, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College. (2013-10-08)

Medical imaging professionals develop safety checklist to improve pediatric radiography
The October issue of the JACR focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education. Topics to be covered include the evolving role of the radiologist; the increasing role of radiologists in thoracic diagnosis; the Image Gently Pediatric Digital Radiography Safety Checklist; managing incidental findings on abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI; and an analysis of radiologists' imaging workload trends by place of service. (2013-10-01)

Latin American Urology Association names annual award after UCLA's Dr. Shlomo Raz
The Confederation Americano de Urologia, an organization of 8,000 urologists from Central and South American, Mexico and Spain, is honoring Raz for his efforts by naming its highest accolade in his honor and bestowing the inaugural medal on him. (2013-10-01)

Mayo-led study: Drug fails to reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy
Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when used during radiation therapy to the pelvis. The results were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting in Atlanta. (2013-09-24)

Duojia Pan awarded Paul Marks Prize for innovation in cancer research
Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center has recognized Duojia (2013-09-24)

Sulfasalazine does not reduce diarrhea for patients receiving pelvic radiation therapy
Sulfasalazine does not reduce diarrhea, according to research presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The study also determined that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than placebo. (2013-09-22)

Cisplatin combined with high-dose brachytherapy for advanced cervical cancer may be more beneficial
Adding the chemotherapy drug cisplatin to a treatment plan of radiation therapy and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for stage IIIB cervical cancer is beneficial, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The study also indicated that the combined treatments produced acceptable levels of toxicity. (2013-09-22)

New research on inherited herpesvirus may have implications for transplantation
Research from the University of Leicester shows that inherited human herpesvirus 6, carried by one percent of population, affects telomere stability and may reactivate. (2013-09-20)

Blood pressure cuff may save lives in patients with acute heart attack
Done in the ambulance, this simple and safe intervention has potential to reduce mortality after acute myocardial infarction, shows research from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus Universit. (2013-09-20)

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