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American Transplant Congress Diabetes, COPD Raise Post-Kidney Transplant Readmission Rates

Diabetes, COPD Raise Post-Kidney Transplant Readmission Rates

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.

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.

AUA 2012 General News Flexible Ureteroscopy May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible Ureteroscopy May Beat ESWL for Pediatric Stone Patients

Flexible ureteroscopy achieved a stone-free rate nearly twice as high as that achieved with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Support for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Nonmetastatic Bladder Cancer

Support for Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Nonmetastatic Bladder Cancer

Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with better survival among patients with advanced nonmetastatic bladder cancer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Low-dose Brachytherapy Provides Better Outcomes in Intermediate PCa

Low-dose Brachytherapy Provides Better Outcomes in Intermediate PCa

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy boost (LDR-PB) achieves better rates of biochemically disease-free outcomes in prostate cancer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Short-Term ADT+Radiotherapy Does Not Help Intermediate PCa Survival

Short-Term ADT+Radiotherapy Does Not Help Intermediate PCa Survival

Adding short-term androgen deprivation therapy to radiotherapy does not improve overall survival in intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Early Bicalutamide Aids Survival in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Early Bicalutamide Aids Survival in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

Adding bicalutamide improves overall survival among patients with advanced nonmetastatic hormone-naïve prostate cancer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Outcomes Vary by Disease Risk

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Outcomes Vary by Disease Risk

Cancer-specific and overall survival is decreased in men with intermediate-risk versus low-risk tumors.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

High BMI a Plus for Some Metastatic Kidney Cancer Patients

Overweight or obese patients treated with targeted therapy for metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma found to live longer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Statins May Prolong Life in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

In a study of 4,736 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, use of the drugs was associated with a nearly 22% decreased risk of death.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Adjuvant Kidney Cancer Drugs Fail to Improve Outcomes

Sorafenib or sunitinib given after surgery for advanced renal cell carcinoma does not improve progression-free survival, study shows.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Statins Plus ADT After Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Ups Survival

Statins Plus ADT After Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Ups Survival

Researchers observed a significant 36% decreased overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Identifying Urothelial Cancer Subtypes Matters

Identifying Urothelial Cancer Subtypes Matters

It has implications for treatment decisions and prognosis.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium BCG + Sunitinib Promising for High-Risk Bladder Cancer

BCG + Sunitinib Promising for High-Risk Bladder Cancer

In a phase 2 trial, 72% of patients with high-grade clinical nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer had a complete response at 3 months.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium New Tool Could Spare Men Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

New Tool Could Spare Men Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

The 4Kscore enables better identification of men who harbor high-grade prostate cancer.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Radiation Plus ADT Beneficial in Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

Radiation Plus ADT Beneficial in Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

The 5-year risk of overall mortality is decreased by 50% compared with androgen deprivation therapy alone.

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Better mCRPC Survival with Docetaxel Followed by Abiraterone

Better mCRPC Survival with Docetaxel Followed by Abiraterone

This medication sequence was associated with longer progression-free and overall survival compared with the reverse.

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