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23-Oct-2017


George Washington University Report Finds Improving Job Outlook for New Nephrologists

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, released a new analysis of the future nephrology workforce, authored by George Washington University (GW) researchers. • GW details an i...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Report on the Survey of 2017 Nephrology Fellows

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Scientists Track Ovarian Cancers to Site of Origin: Fallopian Tubes

Some scientists have suspected that the most common form of ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes, the thin fibrous tunnels that connect the ovaries to the uterus. Now, results of a study of nine women suggest that the genomic roots of ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; CA121113, CA006973, CA083636, CA152990, CA200469

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 05:00 ET


WVU Researcher Looks to Iceland to Curb Teen Substance Use in West Virginia

Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Blood Thinner for Joint Surgery Patients, Study Shows

A new five-year study of nearly 1,600 patients finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

– Intermountain Medical Center

Journal of the American Medical Association


Proton Therapy Lowers Treatment Side Effects in Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead of traditional photon radiation, and it will result in similar outcomes with less impact on quality of life.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

22-Oct-2017


Women Who Give Birth in Winter or Spring Less Likely to Have Postpartum Depression

Study finds higher gestational age is protective, and not having anesthesia increases risk

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


After Skyrocketing, Opioid Abuse Plateaus but Remains Too High, National Analysis Shows

While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2017 at 15:30 ET


Mutant Gene Fueling Cancer, Nerves Driving Prostate Cancer, African American Breast Cancer Patients, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

– Newswise

21-Oct-2017


Ketamine May Help Treat Migraine Pain Unresponsive to Other Therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 10:30 ET


Acetaminophen May Help Reduce Postoperative Shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 10:30 ET


Hip and Knee Replacement Patients Using Fewer Opioids to Manage Pain After Surgery

Study is the first to examine progress in shifting to other therapies to combat pain

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Patients Often Overestimate Postoperative Pain, Study Finds

Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they’ll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meet...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 13:30 ET


Length of Incision May Affect Pain After Cesarean Delivery

Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 13:15 ET


Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Model of Care Reduces Death and Emergency Room Visits in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients

Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests rese...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 13:15 ET


Diabetes Increases Risk of Cognitive Issues After Surgery, Especially in Seniors, Study Finds

Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Oct-2017 at 10:30 ET


Eye-Catching Labels, Improving Crops, Beet-Red Beets, Power of Green Foods, and More in the Food Science News Source

Click here to go to the Food Science News Source

– Newswise

20-Oct-2017


One Liver. Two Saved Lives

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation (sharing a donor liver between one pediatric and one adult...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the ...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing po...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Asso...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 p...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. ...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate i...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

HEPATOLOGY; The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Pregnancy Rates on the Rise Among Women with Chronic Liver Disease

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that the overall number of pregnancies in women with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has ri...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Use of Hepatitis C Positive Liver Organs

Use of liver organs from selected hepatitis C positive donors should be considered due to modest risk of hepatitis C transmission and the availability of safe and effective direct‐acting antiviral therapies, according to research presented this wee...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Liver Cancer Away?

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B virus‐related liver ca...

– American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting®

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 20-Oct-2017 at 00:15 ET


Teens and Sleep, High Blood Pressure in Kids, Breastfeeding Dificulties, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

– Newswise


Experts Recommend Fewer Lab Tests for Hospitalized Patients

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine


Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The La...

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

The Lancet


Digital Storytelling Helps Encourage Latinas to Pursue Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

A study from the UCLA School of Nursing has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina woman seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.

– UCLA School of Nursing

JMIR Ment Health 2017;4(4):e47

includes video


The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that’s responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That’s up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which repr...

– University at Buffalo

Science Advances


Risk Factors for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Identified

A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of the American Heart Association


Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet for Oct. 20107

October Tips Include: A noninvasive eye scan for detecting Alzheimer’s disease; a first-of-its-kind heart device for babies born with a congenital heart defect; research that could lead to a vaccine for antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” and hear...

– Cedars-Sinai

European Heart Journal; Cell Host & Microbe; JCI Insight


Autumn: Time to Fall into Activity

Numerous studies show that the more we sit and the less we move, the sicker we are. On the flip side, there are many studies that show that any amount of exercise is better than none, and that moving is associated with better health.

– UPMC Pinnacle


Vanderbilt’s Liver Transplant Program Reaches New Milestone

This month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


San Diego State’s National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature: What Kids’ Books Say About Culture

By looking at the books we create for young people, we can learn a lot about what we value, says center director Dr. Joseph Thomas.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

19-Oct-2017


Penn Researchers Drill Down into Gene Behind Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

A new study published online this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics from Penn researchers uncovers the mechanisms of the genetic mutations, or variants, associated with the TMEM106B gene.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

American Journal of Human Genetics, Oct-2017; R01 NS082265; U01 HL129998; R01 MH101822; F31 NS090892

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Kidney Failure’s Effects on the Psychosocial Health and Lifestyle of Young Adults

• Compared with healthy peers, young adults with kidney failure needing renal replacement therapy had lower quality of life, worse for dialysis patients compared with transplant patients. • Young adults on renal replacement therapy were more lik...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Study Reveals High Healthcare Costs Linked with Acute Kidney Injury

• In a study of hospitalized patients in Canada, the mildest forms of acute kidney injury (AKI) resulted in adjusted costs that were 1.2 to 1.3 times greater than those for patients without AKI. • More severe AKI were associated with costs that...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Brain Training Can Improve Our Understanding of Speech in Noisy Places

For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 19th have so...

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Current Biology, Whitton et al.: “Audiomotor Perceptual Training Enhances Speech Intelligibility in Background Noise” ; National Institutes of Health

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus

Researchers have solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. This will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled and released from infected cells.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Structure; GM117837; AI027767

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


H7N9 Influenza Is Both Lethal and Transmissible in Animal Model for Flu

In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017, ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cell Host & Microbe

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer

In a study in today’s issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Thei...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Science; HL097700; DK056638; HL069438; F30CA203446; T32 NS007098 ; GM007288

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


Delayed Word Processing Could Predict Patients’ Potential to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

– University of Birmingham

Neuroimage Clinical

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET


Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage, Kidney Injury, Asthma

University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to asthma, kidney injury and brain trauma. The results, ...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Cell, Oct. 2017; National Institutes of Health; Human Frontier Science Program

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


New Study Finds Childhood Cancer Survivors Commonly Stay at Jobs to Keep Health Insurance

The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Onco...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

JAMA Oncology ; CA 55727

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low

A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers shows that the risk of developing HPV-related throat cancer remains generally low.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annals of Oncology; National Institute of Mental Health (R35 DE026631)

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET


EMBARGOED AJPH Research on Traumatic Brain Injury Laws, Gun Violence, and Abortion

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research showing TBI laws effective at reducing recurrent concussions in high school athletes, shall-issue gun permits and increased homicide, measuring loaded handgun carrying and decreasing abortion rat...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health AJPH

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET


Genetic Influences on the Brain’s Reward and Stress Systems Underlie Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Chronic Pain

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) often co-occurs with chronic pain (CP), yet the relationship between the two is complex – involving genetic, neurophysiological, and behavioral elements – and is poorly understood. This review addressed the genetic infl...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET


Extreme Light Trapping

...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Scientific Reports


Insulin Signaling Molecule in Liver Controls Levels of Triglyceride in Blood

A new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with cardiovasc...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Clinical Investigation; R01 DK056886, K01 DK111715, T32 DK007314


Non-Opioid Treatment Substantially More Effective Than Opioids for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department, New Research Finds

New data from researchers at Montefiore Health System shows that patients seeking care for migraine in the emergency department experience better pain relief from the non-opioid treatment intravenous (IV) prochlorperazine along with diphenhydramine, ...

– Montefiore Health System

Neurology®


Suicide Molecules Kill Any Cancer Cell

Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study, the first to identify molecules to trigger a fail-sa...

– Northwestern University

eLife


Genetics Study Reveals Reactions to Drugs Result in Poorer Outcomes for African American Breast Cancer Patients

African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a an Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics--a fi...

– Indiana University

Journal of Oncology Precision Oncology, Aug-2017


Teens Sacrifice Sleep When They Spend More Time on Electronic Devices

The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages is keeping more and more teens awake at night. Teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, according to a new...

– Iowa State University

Sleep Medicine


Researchers Pinpoint Causes for Spike in Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia

Genetics in Medicine


Number of Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients Without Insurance Drops in First Year of ACA

The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University. The research, published in a research letter by JAMA Onco...

– Indiana University

JAMA Oncology


Neighborhood Matters – Association Between Neighborhood Cohesion and Self-Neglect in Chinese American Older Adults

Increasing neighborhood cohesion may enhance self-neglect prevention and intervention in U.S. Chinese older adults, suggested by a new study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 17 OCT 2017 online.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping “’omics” data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial ...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Host & Microbe

includes video


Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Following a successful clinical trial involving Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for adult cancers was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. ...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


The Fight to End Childhood Obesity

ObesityWeek provides latest insights into preventing and treating pediatric obesity.

– Obesity Society


Advanced Plastic Surgery Now Available at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

The expanded breast reconstruction service at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn will ensure more tailored, personalized care for post-surgical breast cancer patients.

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn


The Medical Minute: Blood Pressure Screening in Children

High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


1st Clinical 7-Tesla MRI Scanner in North America Will Enable Mayo Clinic to Achieve Higher-Resolution Imaging for Patients

Mayo Clinic will have the first clinical 7-Tesla MRI scanner in North America that has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This MRI scanner, the MAGNETOM® Terra, will be operational at Mayo Clinic later in 2017.

– Mayo Clinic


New Patient Guidelines From the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Offer Much-Needed Clarity Around a Group of Rare Blood Cancers

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients® cover the basics and beyond for patients and caregivers coping with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


New Gene-Altering Treatment Offered for Certain Blood Cancers

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer a new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers. Newly approved by the Food and Drug Admi...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equi...

Expert Available

– Harris Health System

MedWire Announcements


American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., with its Excellence in Education Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., with its 2017 Excellence in Education Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to resident and graduate education in anesthesiology. The award...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


American Society of Anesthesiologists honors Norman A. Cohen, M.D., with its Distinguished Service Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Norman A. Cohen, M.D., of Portland, Ore., with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the patient care and educational missions of ASA. ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


Houston Surgeon Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS (Hon.) Installed as 98th President of the American College of Surgeons

The new President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS (Hon.), the John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair of the department of surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 01:00 ET


Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons Is Awarded to 10 Prominent Surgeons

Last night Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world. The Honorary Fellowships were presented at the Convocation, which preceded the opening of the annual ACS Clinical Co...

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 03:05 ET


Houston Surgeon SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, Honored for Inspiring Women in Surgery

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, received the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the College’s 2017 Clinical Congress.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 03:05 ET


Vancouver, BC, Surgeon Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Honored with 2017 ACS Distinguished Service Award

Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a general/thoracic surgeon from Vancouver, BC, Canada, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) of the American College of Surgeons last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of...

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 03:05 ET


Experts Will Examine Surgical Advances in the Last 50 Years at ACS Clinical Congress

At a session celebrating Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery: First Edition, panelists will reflect on the past and speculate on the future of surgery.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Grant Brings Diversity to Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage underrepresented minorities in Cleveland-area schools in cancer research.

– Case Western Reserve University

National Cancer Institute


Hackensack Meridian Health's Jose Lozano, Chief of Staff and Vice-President, Named to Modern Healthcare's UP and Comers 2017

Jose Lozano is one of just 15 rising stars in the nation to receive the honor.

– Hackensack Meridian Health


American Thyroid Association: Charles H. Emerson, MD, Will Lead New Board of Directors

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) announces election results.

– American Thyroid Association

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 22:15 ET


University of Washington Endodontic Educator Wins Prestigious Fellowship Award

The Foundation for Endodontics is proud to announce the 2017 Edge Endo Educator Fellowship award recipient, Varvara Chrepa, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of endodontics at the University of Washington. The Endodontic Educator Fe...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


Wayne State Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Develop Novel Approach to Treat Bacterial Endophthalmitis

A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for Endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the e...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, EY027381


Wolters Kluwer and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Launch OTA International

Wolters Kluwer, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and its International Section, announce OTA International, a new open access journal published alongside the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. OTA International aims to further...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

OTA International


Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center Hosts 4th Annual PTCOG-NA Conference in Chicago

The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will host over 200 leading clinicians, physicists and researchers in the growing field of proton therapy at the 4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North-America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, being ...

– Northwestern Medicine


The GW Cancer Center Announces New Mobile Mammography Van in Washington, D.C.

The GW Cancer Center unveiled a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography van, known as the GW Mammovan, to provide breast cancer screening to women in the Washington, D.C. region.

– George Washington University


Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) Announces Patient Voice Initiative

Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Pathway to Excellence® Designation

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first acute care hospital in Washington, D.C. to achieve the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

– MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedWire Higher Education Events


UC Santa Cruz Goes Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host one of its signature head-shaving events at UC Santa Cruz's Science & Engineering Library on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1-4pm, where more than 11 UCSC staff and students will shave their heads to raise mone...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

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