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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.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Researchers in the Netherlands report results from an autopsy study of diabetic nephropathy patients.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Kidney Week 2014 General News Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Earlier Use of ESAs Benefits Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Renal events are significantly less likely if erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are started at hemoglobin levels below 11 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Severe Periodontal Disease Ups Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk in African Americans

Periodontal disease is associated with a significant 4.2-fold greater incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Ferric Citrate Phosphate Binder Cuts Hospitalization Rates

Ferric Citrate Phosphate Binder Cuts Hospitalization Rates

Rates for infection-, gastrointestinal-, and cardiac-related adverse events are lower than with sevelamer carbonate or calcium acetate.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-Based Phosphorus Best for Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Plant-based diet had the lowest urinary phosphorus excretion, whereas an inorganic-based diet had the highest.

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