Study shows a significantly better 5-year cancer-specific survival rate compared with radical cystectomy.
Use of the drug reduced the risk of recurrence and cancer-related mortality in diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy.
Transient rises in PSA after radiotherapy may be due to late damage to healthy prostatic tissue, evidence suggests.
Increased long-term risk observed in men on active surveillance.
At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.
Study compared surgeons who performed fewer than 100 robot-assisted radical prostatectomies with those who performed 100 or more.
Single-institution study finds most patients satisfied with the results and would have the surgery again.
Allowing 1, 2, or 3 or more days between the first and second injection of collagenase clostridium histolyticum does not impact efficacy.
This parameter can identify prostate cancer patients for whom adjuvant radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy may be of no benefit.
Detecting fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms may allow for targeted antibiotic prophylaxis and identification of men at risk for infection.
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.
Patients should be selected carefully because of a higher incidence of locally advanced disease and regional lymph node metastases.
Researchers compared transurethral resection of the prostate with prostate artery embolization in a randomized trial.
PSA bounce was associated with significantly higher scores on the International Index of Erectile Function-15 questionnaire.
Study reveals a late recurrence rate of 3% and 5% at 15 and 20 years, respectively, after radiotherapy.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.
Increasing ASA scores are associated with an increasing likelihood of post-operative acute kidney injury.
Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.
Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.
An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.
Drug found to benefit children with renal angiomyolipomas associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.
The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.
In a 5-year follow-up study, 27 of 28 patients treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone had complete or partial remission.
For the first time, researchers have estimated the prevalence and incidence of the disorder.
An eGFR below 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 was associated with a 55% increased risk of death from cancer versus an eGFR of 90 or higher.
Use is associated with fewer hospitalizations versus sevelamer carbonate and calcium acetate.