UC San Francisco Newswire (Page 5)

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Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for UC San Francisco. (Page 5)

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  1. Injected drug reduces risk of fracture among women with osteoporosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures compared with placebo, according to a study appearing in the August 16 issue of JAMA . Osteoporosis is associated with substantial social, economic, and public health burdens.

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  2. CDC study identifies patients with mild traumatic brain injury at increased risk of PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A new study identified risk factors for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder following a mild traumatic brain injury , making it possible to screen for PTSD symptoms among at-risk populations. Unlike much previous research that has focused on TBI and PTSD in military personnel, the current study focused on civilian emergency services providers, and the findings are published in Journal of Neurotrauma .

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  3. U.S. organ network mapping a path to fairer liver transplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Canada.com

    America's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list - if they can afford it.

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  4. Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2016Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 16 | HON

    A new proposal would mean where Americans live will no longer affect how long they have to wait for a liver transplant. Currently, some parts of the country have fewer available livers for transplant and higher demand, such as California and New York.

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  5. Molecule prevents effect of chemotherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... respond to a form of cancer immunotherapy known as checkpoint blockade, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco ... Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have taken a major step toward confirming an unusual theory of ...

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  6. Immune-cell population predicts immunotherapy response in melanomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The abundance of a subtype of white blood cells in melanoma tumors can predict whether or not patients will respond to a form of cancer immunotherapy known as checkpoint blockade, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers and physicians. The research offers the beginnings of a solution to a puzzle that has vexed oncologists: Though many patients with previously untreatable cancers are in remission after receiving checkpoint-blockade drugs, only about 20 percent of patients who receive them respond.

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  7. New cholesterol drugs could add $120 billion to annual U.S. health costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | USA Today

    New cholesterol drugs could add $120 billion to annual U.S. health costs The drugs, called PCSK9 inhibitors Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2bnZhUh Promising new cholesterol-lowering drugs, priced at $14,000 a year, could add $120 billion a year to the USA's health care costs if taken by all eligible patients, according to an economic analysis published Tuesday in JAMA. Authors of the analysis said they hope their estimates will spur a national conversation about drug prices, the value of new medications and how much Americans are willing to pay to improve health.

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  8. Injected drug reduces risk of fracture among women with osteoporosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | EurekAlert!

    Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures compared with placebo, according to a study appearing in the August 16 issue of JAMA . Osteoporosis is associated with substantial social, economic, and public health burdens.

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  9. Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; could...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | EurekAlert!

    Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for use in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with annual drug prices needing to be reduced by more than two-thirds to meet a generally acceptable threshold for cost-effectiveness, according to a study appearing in the August 16 issue of JAMA .

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  10. Implementation of disease activity measurement for rheumatoid...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | BioMed Central

    Treat-to-target is the recommended strategy for the management of rheumatoid arthritis and involves regular assessment of disease activity using validated measures and subsequent adjustment of medical therapy if patients are not in remission or low disease activity. Recommendations published in 2012 detailed the preferred disease activity measures but there have been few publications on implementation of disease activity measures in a real-world clinic setting.

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  11. US organ network considers new plan for liver transplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Statesboro Herald

    The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.

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  12. OncoSec Announces Peer-Reviewed Publication of T-Cell Exhaustion...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Freshnews

    OncoSec Medical Incorporated , a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced the publication of research showing that partially exhausted CD8+ cells infiltrating melanoma tumors accurately predicted most patients' responses to anti-PD-1 therapies. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, show that the response to pembrolizumab strongly correlated to the percent of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes that expressed high levels of both PD-1 and CTLA-4.

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  13. a The older you are, the worse the hospital is for youaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WWLP

    San Francisco-Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor. Then, in March, a bad fall landed her in the hospital.

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  14. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | KNDU

    People undergoing fertility treatment often suffer symptoms of depression or anxiety, but few get any formal help, a new study suggests. The study, which followed patients at five fertility clinics in California, found that more than half of women and one-third of men had clinical-level depression symptoms at some point.

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  15. Group redrawing the map for fairer liver transplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list - if they can afford it.

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  16. ASBMR2016: The latest on bone health and the crisis in the treatment of osteoporosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | EurekAlert!

    The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2016 Annual Meeting, the premier scientific meeting in the world on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science, will be held in Atlanta, Georgia USA, Sept. 16-19, 2016, and bring together more than 3,500 researchers and clinicians from nearly 70 countries.

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  17. Group Looks at New Plan for Liver TransplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | MSNBC

    The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list - if they can afford it.

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  18. Strict blood pressure control may provide long-term benefits for kidney disease patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Medical News Today

    For individuals with chronic kidney disease , strict blood pressure control may help protect against premature death. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis of clinical trial data.

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  19. Lifestyle issues contribute to weight gain in teen girlsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 14 | American Medical Association

    Teen girls who want to lose weight may need to consider how much they sleep, drink and surf the Internet, according to a study published online July 10 in the Journal of Pediatrics . Researchers analyzed data from 4,427 girls ages 14 to 21 who were participating in the Growing Up Today Study, a cohort of children of subjects from the Nurses' Health Study II.

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  20. Organ network mapping a path to more fair liver transplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 14 | O-R Online

    WASHINGTON – The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.

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