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The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.
In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.
Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.
The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.
Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.
Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.
Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.
At the end of a 22-year study period, the 1- and 3-year risk of graft loss did not differs significantly between black and white recipients.
Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.
A 30% decline in eGFR between 1 and 3 years post-transplant is associated with an increased risk of all-cause graft loss and patient death.
Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.
Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.
Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.
Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.
Recipients aged 65 years and older who receive kidneys from donors in the same age group have a higher risk of death and delayed graft function.
Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.
Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.
A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.
Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.
In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.
Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.
Radiation treatment is associated with an increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures.
In a phase 2 trial, enzalutamide treatment was associated with significantly longer progression-free survival.
Less than half of primary care providers refer patients with any degree of hematuria for urological evaluation.
The test displayed an overall high sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors.
Men at high-risk of bladder cancer were the most likely to be referred to urologists.
Study reveals comparable rates of freedom from biochemical failure at 5 years.
RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.
This effect appears to occur mainly in men who experience recurrence when they are younger than 65 and in those with low-risk cancer.
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