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ERA-EDTA Congress Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

Infections Hike Cardiovascular Event Risk in Kidney Disease Patients

The magnitude of the increased risk was similar to that of having a previous cardiovascular event.

ERA-EDTA Congress Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

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.

ERA-EDTA Congress Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.

ERA-EDTA Congress High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

High BMI May Predict Increased CKD Progression Risk

The association is particularly pronounced in younger patients with higher levels of proteinuria.

ERA-EDTA Congress Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.

ERA-EDTA Congress Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

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.

American Transplant Congress Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.

American Transplant Congress Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

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.

American Transplant Congress Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.

American Transplant Congress Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

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.

American Transplant Congress PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.

American Transplant Congress Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.

American Transplant Congress Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.

American Transplant Congress Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.

American Transplant Congress Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

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.

Canadian Urological Association Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk

Preoperative weight loss greater than 10% and operative time more than 6 hours also increased the risk.

Canadian Urological Association No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Researchers found similar post-surgical outcomes between bladder cancer patients having primary and salvage radical cystectomy.

Canadian Urological Association Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities

A prolonged hospital stay and discharge to a nursing facility were among the risks.

Canadian Urological Association Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.

Canadian Urological Association Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge

In a study, the treatment was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death from kidney cancer compared with expectant management.

Canadian Urological Association Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Canadian Urological Association Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.

Canadian Urological Association Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Complications More Likely After Radiotherapy vs. Surgery for PCa

Radiation treatment is associated with an increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures.

Canadian Urological Association Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

Enzalutamide Superior to Bicalutamide for mCRPC

In a phase 2 trial, enzalutamide treatment was associated with significantly longer progression-free survival.

AUA 2015 Other Genitourinary Cancers Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Less than half of primary care providers refer patients with any degree of hematuria for urological evaluation.

AUA 2015 Other Genitourinary Cancers Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

Urine Cytology Stain Detects Urothelial Carcinoma

The test displayed an overall high sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors.

AUA 2015 Other Genitourinary Cancers Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

Complete Hematuria Evaluation Occurs in Just 1 in 6 Patients

Men at high-risk of bladder cancer were the most likely to be referred to urologists.

AUA 2015 Prostate Cancer Salvage Cryo Outcomes Similar After EBRT, Brachytherapy

Salvage Cryo Outcomes Similar After EBRT, Brachytherapy

Study reveals comparable rates of freedom from biochemical failure at 5 years.

AUA 2015 Other Genitourinary Cancers Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

Early Tumor Shrinkage with TKIs Predicts mRCC Survival

RCC tumor shrinkage significantly and independently predicted overall survival.

AUA 2015 Prostate Cancer Early ADT for Recurrent Prostate Cancer May Hike Death Risk

Early ADT for Recurrent Prostate Cancer May Hike Death Risk

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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