Reasons may include increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity, economic disincentives, and transplant center oversight.
Systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher raised death-censored graft loss risk twofold.
It uses data commonly available in electronic health records.
Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.
New findings could explain, at least in part, why live kidney donation has stagnated in the U.S.
Patients experience relief with the use of gabapentin and pregabalin.
Persistent need for dialysis at discharge increased the likelihood of readmission nearly threefold, study finds.
Plasma vitamin D levels increased to greater than 50 nmol/L in 80% of patients.
Recipients of kidneys from smokers are twice as likely to die as patients who get kidneys from nonsmokers.
Patients report dry mouth sensation and difficulties swallowing.
From 2004 to 2010, the median fall in eGFR in the first year after donation grew significantly from 23.3 to 31.9 mL/min/1.73 m2.
Delayed graft function in patients aged 70 and older increased their death risk twofold.
The annual per-patient cost for kidney transplant recipients dropped from $33,040 in 2007 to $18,746 in 2011.
Cytomegalovirus viremia less likely with 200 rather than 100 days of valganciclovir after kidney transplantation.
Study characterizes cytomegalovirus infections in a large population of kidney transplant recipients.
Taiwan study finds a twofold increased risk of upper urinary tract stones in patients suffering from urinary incontinence.
Routine screening for bladder cancer may be warranted in this patient population.
Compared with radical nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery shift serum creatinine downward.
Shared decision-making about screening recommended for men aged 55-69 years.
Highest intake was associated with a 46% decreased progression risk compared with the lowest intake.
Study found a 27.3% incidence in Caucasians versus 15.5% and 15.1% in African Americans and Hispanics, respectively.
Median survival time from diagnosis improved by a median of 43 months from the pre-PSA to the post-PSA era.
SWL is an independent risk factor for hypertension in patients without CKD.
The incidence of emergency department visits rose 36% from 2007 to 2010 in California.
Study demonstrates improved disease-specific and overall survival.
In fact, men on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) had a lower PCa rate than men not on TRT.
Data support prophylactic use of a PDE-5 inhibitor in men receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
This approach can reduce adverse events without impairing efficacy.
Collagenase injections decrease penile curvature and eases symptom bother, data show.
Many men even experience an improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms.