Directly from the UK: HTN, Albuminuria Risks No Worse for Kidney Donors Versus Nondonors

Directly from the UK: HTN, Albuminuria Risks No Worse for Kidney Donors Versus Nondonors Living kidney donors and nondonors have similar risks for hypertension and albuminuria, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Amit X. Garg, M.D., Ph.D., from the Lawson Health Research Institute and London Health […]

From India: Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy, Endoscopy Beneficial for Pancreatitis

From India: Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy, Endoscopy Beneficial for Pancreatitis For patients with chronic pancreatitis and intraductal stones, combined extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) provides pain relief at 12 weeks, according to a study published online May 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rupjyoti Talukdar, M.D., from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology […]

Spain: Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affects Child’s Metabolic Health

Spain: Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affects Child’s Metabolic Health Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is associated with adverse metabolic health in children, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Network Open. Nuria Güil-Oumrait, from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, and colleagues examined associations of prenatal exposure to EDC […]

From the USA: Parental E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increase in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

From the USA: Parental E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increase in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Parental electronic cigarette use is associated with increased odds of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a research letter published online May 22 in JAMA Dermatology. Gun Min Youn, from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues conducted a retrospective […]

Switzerland: Infarct Size Does Not Affect Treatment Effect of Early Versus Late DOAC

Switzerland: Infarct Size Does Not Affect Treatment Effect of Early Versus Late DOAC For individuals with minor, moderate, or major stroke, the treatment effect of early versus late direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) initiation does not differ, according to a study published online May 28 in JAMA Neurology. Martina B. Goeldlin, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of […]

Malaysia: Factors ID’d for Clean Intermittent Catheterization Compliance in Youth With Neurogenic Bladder

Malaysia: Factors ID’d for Clean Intermittent Catheterization Compliance in Youth With Neurogenic Bladder For children with neurogenic bladder, self-catheterization is associated with lower adherence to clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology. Simran K. Sidhu, from Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Malaysia, and colleagues identified factors that could […]

From the USA: Kidneys From Deceased Donors Who Were on Dialysis Are Suboptimal

From the USA: Kidneys From Deceased Donors Who Were on Dialysis Are Suboptimal Receipt of a kidney from a deceased donor who underwent dialysis is associated with an increased incidence of delayed graft function, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yumeng Wen, M.D., Ph.D., from Johns […]

USA: Rates of Severe Multiple Drug Intolerance Syndrome Up in Fibromyalgia, IBS

USA: Rates of Severe Multiple Drug Intolerance Syndrome Up in Fibromyalgia, IBS Patients with fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have increased rates of severe multiple drug intolerance syndrome (MDIS), according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Alicia A. Alvarez, M.D., from Sarasota Memorial […]

FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer

FDA Panel Gives Nod to Blood Test for Colon Cancer A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of a new blood test that can spot colon cancer. The panel voted 7-2 that the benefits outweigh the risks when using the Guardant Health’s Shield test for colon cancer. Source: Advances and […]

CDC Reports Second Dairy Worker Infected With Bird Flu

CDC Reports Second Dairy Worker Infected With Bird Flu A second case of bird flu has been detected in another dairy worker, this time in Michigan, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. The first case was reported in a dairy worker in Texas in early April. Officials said the Michigan individual, who only experienced mild symptoms, contracted the […]