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Keryx Drug Improves Phosphorus, Iron in Kidney Patients
Reuters via Yahoo News
A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc.'s experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis. The trial involved 441 patients. Over the four-week efficacy assessment period, mean serum phosphorus for Zerenex patients dropped by 2.2 milligrams per deciliter compared with placebo patients, the trial showed.
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Genomic Test Helps Guide Decisions on RT After RP
Urology Times
A genomic tool for prostate cancer appears to provide physicians and patients with improved decision making about the use of radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy. The Decipher genomic classifier was shown to predict biochemical failure and distant metastasis after radiation therapy, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia reported in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.
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Urinary Microbiome Altered in Urge Incontinence
Medwire News
The frequency and nature of bacteria in the urinary tract differs significantly between healthy women and those with urge incontinence, a U.S. study demonstrates. The findings suggest that the urinary microbiome plays a role in female urinary health and disease, say Alan Wolfe (Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois) and co-authors writing in the American Society for Microbiology's online journal mBio.
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Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes
Renal & Urology News
Female triathletes frequently have pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) and screen positive for at least one component of the female athlete triad (Triad), according to a study presented at the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting.
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NEWS IN CALIFORNIA


CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors
HealthLeaders Media
Two patients were badly burned by flash fires when surgical cautery devices came too close to oxygen, a patient died when given two clot busting drugs against guidelines, and another patient died because of a preventable fall in the latest round of medical errors leading to fines in California hospitals.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


CDC: Antibiotic Resistance Could Be 'Next Pandemic'
USA Today
Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event on July 22. Frieden brought attention to the growing trend of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — which can cause patients to "enter the hospital with one disease and leave with another," Frieden said.
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FDA Approves New Opioid Pain Reliever Designed to Be Hard to Abuse
Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new form of the powerful and controversial pain reliever OxyContin that is designed to be more resistant to abuse, but experts warned the drug could wind up having the opposite effect. Purdue Pharma's Targiniq ER combines a long-acting form of the opioid analgesic oxycodone with the medication naloxone, which is commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
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CDC Urges US Health Workers to Be Vigilant as Ebola Virus's Toll Grows in Africa
The Washington Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on July 28 that the risk of Ebola spreading to the United States was low, but it nevertheless issued a Level two health alert, advising U.S. health workers to be vigilant. The largest outbreak of the Ebola virus on record has spread across the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since first detected in March, with more than 670 deaths, according to the CDC.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-Based Reimbursement
HealthLeaders Media
Cigna has met its goal of covering one million healthcare consumers under its quality and performance-based reimbursement model called Collaborative Accountable Care arrangements, the insurer announced this month. The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based payer has 100 such arrangements with large physicians groups in 27 states.
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How Social Media Can Extend the Care Experience
FiercePracticeManagement
While shared medical appointments offer patients with like conditions the ability to support and learn from one another in person, emerging social media platforms can offer similar benefits from a distance. What's more, medical practices that embrace this trend can achieve better patient engagement while delivering a strong marketing message, according to an article from Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News.
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