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Newswise: COA Releases White Paper on Scholarly Work for Practice Doctorate Nurse Anesthesia Programs
28-Jan-2020 5:25 PM EST
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Kidney Paired Donation Is An Excellent Option for Transplant Candidates

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• An analysis compared transplant recipients who received kidneys through national kidney paired donation and those who received kidneys from other living donors (such as relatives, friends or other paired exchange mechanisms). • Despite a higher number of risk factors for poor outcomes in the kidney paired donation group, recipients in the two groups had similar rates of organ failure and mortality over a median follow-up of 3.7 years.

Channels: Healthcare, Kidney Disease, Transplantation, All Journal News,

22-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST
Newswise: Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Stem Cells, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal),

28-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
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Connection Between Alcohol Use and Depression Could Aid Treatment

Michigan State University

For people with psychiatric disorders, comorbidity — or the presence of two or more disorders in a single patient — is quite common. One of the most common comorbidities is alcohol use disorder and major depressive disorder. In fact, people with alcohol use dependence are almost four times more likely to also have a major depressive disorder.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

28-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care providers in hospitals and other settings.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Healthcare, Religion,

28-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Protein levels in urine after acute kidney injury predict future loss of kidney function

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

High levels of protein in a patient’s urine shortly after an episode of acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, providing a valuable tool in predicting those at highest risk for future loss of kidney function.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Kidney Disease, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), JAMA,

28-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Study analyses potential global spread of new coronavirus

University of Southampton

Experts in population mapping at the University of Southampton have identified cities and provinces within mainland China, and cities and countries worldwide, which are at high-risk from the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Geology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News, Southeast Asia News,

28-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
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