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Canadian Urological Association Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

Partial Cystectomy Does Not Compromise Survival

Study shows a significantly better 5-year cancer-specific survival rate compared with radical cystectomy.

Canadian Urological Association Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

Metformin May Improve Oncologic Outcomes in Bladder CA Patients

Use of the drug reduced the risk of recurrence and cancer-related mortality in diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

Canadian Urological Association New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

Transient rises in PSA after radiotherapy may be due to late damage to healthy prostatic tissue, evidence suggests.

Canadian Urological Association Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

Increased long-term risk observed in men on active surveillance.

AUA 2014 General News AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

AUA Kidney Stone Guidelines Unveiled

At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer RARP Surgical Volume Has No Effect on Quality of Life

RARP Surgical Volume Has No Effect on Quality of Life

Study compared surgeons who performed fewer than 100 robot-assisted radical prostatectomies with those who performed 100 or more.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Single-institution study finds most patients satisfied with the results and would have the surgery again.

AUA 2014 Peyronie's Disease CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

Allowing 1, 2, or 3 or more days between the first and second injection of collagenase clostridium histolyticum does not impact efficacy.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Maximal Tumor Diameter Predicts PSA Failure Risk

Maximal Tumor Diameter Predicts PSA Failure Risk

This parameter can identify prostate cancer patients for whom adjuvant radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy may be of no benefit.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Fluoroquinolone Resistance Ups Post-Biopsy Infection Risk

Fluoroquinolone Resistance Ups Post-Biopsy Infection Risk

Detecting fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms may allow for targeted antibiotic prophylaxis and identification of men at risk for infection.

AUA 2014 General News Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

Shorter RCC Recurrence Time Ups Risk of Cancer-Specific Death

The risk of cancer-specific death at 1 year was 48% and 23% for patients whose disease recurred at 3 months and 3 years, respectively.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Salvage Prostate Surgery Effective for Some Men

Salvage Prostate Surgery Effective for Some Men

Patients should be selected carefully because of a higher incidence of locally advanced disease and regional lymph node metastases.

AUA 2014 General News TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

TURP Better than PAE for Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Researchers compared transurethral resection of the prostate with prostate artery embolization in a randomized trial.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

Post-Brachytherapy PSA Bounce Linked to Sexual Activity

PSA bounce was associated with significantly higher scores on the International Index of Erectile Function-15 questionnaire.

AUA 2014 Prostate Cancer Minimum 15-Year Follow-Up After PCa Treatment Suggested

Minimum 15-Year Follow-Up After PCa Treatment Suggested

Study reveals a late recurrence rate of 3% and 5% at 15 and 20 years, respectively, after radiotherapy.

ERA-EDTA Congress Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.

ERA-EDTA Congress Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Increasing ASA scores are associated with an increasing likelihood of post-operative acute kidney injury.

ERA-EDTA Congress Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.

ERA-EDTA Congress Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.

ERA-EDTA Congress Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

ERA-EDTA Congress Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

ERA-EDTA Congress Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.

ERA-EDTA Congress Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.

ERA-EDTA Congress Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.

ERA-EDTA Congress TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

TSC-Related Pediatric Renal Tumors Respond to Everolimus

Drug found to benefit children with renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.

American Society of Hypertension Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.

NKF 2014 General News ACTH May Be Useful for Membranous Nephropathy

ACTH May Be Useful for Membranous Nephropathy

In a 5-year follow-up study, 27 of 28 patients treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone had complete or partial remission.

NKF 2014 General News Glomerulonephritis Epidemiology Characterized

Glomerulonephritis Epidemiology Characterized

For the first time, researchers have estimated the prevalence and incidence of the disorder.

NKF 2014 General News CKD Hikes Risk of Cancer, Cancer-Related Death

CKD Hikes Risk of Cancer, Cancer-Related Death

An eGFR below 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 was associated with a 55% increased risk of death from cancer versus an eGFR of 90 or higher.

NKF 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Hospitalization Costs Lower with Ferric Citrate

Hospitalization Costs Lower with Ferric Citrate

Use is associated with fewer hospitalizations versus sevelamer carbonate and calcium acetate.

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