April 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Among men older than 67 years, non-curative management of "low-risk" prostate cancer in men is associated with a greater than threefold increased risk of death ...
Conservative approach can improve the quality of life in patients with extensive comorbidities.
Partial or radical nephrectomy improves patients' survival odds, data show.
Having just returned from the always-stimulating European Association of Urology annual congress, I'd like to share a few impressions.
Considering that bone loss is a known side effect of ADT for men with PCa, it might seem logical that calcium and vitamin D supplementation ...
News in Brief
The federal HIPAA Privacy Rule was passed to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
Many but not all cohort studies examining the relationship between hyperuricemia and CKD outcomes suggest they may be intertwined.
Given the frequency with which these lesions are found, urologists and nephrologists should be familiar with their evaluation.
A pathologist was unable to determine if a bladder tumor was muscle invasive because biopsy samples did not include muscle tissue.
Renal Nutrition Update
Questions have been raised as to whether leptin has an impact on malnutrition in this population.
The S&P 500 stock index has returned 10.2% annually during the past three years and the Barclays Capital Aggregate bond index only returned 5.7%.
Patients on daily hemodialysis (HD) had a 60% increased likelihood of dying compared with those receiving conventional HD.
Meta-analysis reveals downside to mesh interventions.
Even partial recovery in lupus nephritis patients lowers the risk of needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.
SLE patients with renal failure often continue to experience flares, but most commonly these are serologic rather than clinical.
Intensive lipid lowering with atorvastatin reduced the risk cardiovascular events in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension.
The 90-day incidence of death, shock, and renal failure increases with decreasing kidney function.
Vast majority are vaginal mesh surgeries.
Excessive body fat on CT scans is associated with an elevated risk of acute kidney injury.
The 10-year cancer-specific mortality risk was 39% greater in African- Americans than Caucasians.
Large study reveals an 18.1% prevalence overall, with the prevalence ranging from 8.6% to 28.2% depending on the surgical approach.
The clinical trials needed to identify biomarkers are complex and difficult, British researcher says.
Researchers speculate that patients opt for active treatment because of the influence of the diagnosing urologist.
The rate of non-osseous metastasis increased significantly by 2.8% per year from 2000 to 2011.
Apparent protective effect is stronger in men who do not have metabolic syndrome.
Risk is unaffected by orchiectomy, large Danish study finds.
Only 12% of patients older than 80 years received radical treatment for invasive disease compared with 52% of those younger than 60 years.
Biopsy-proven renal cell carcinoma developed in 35 (0.5%) of 6,827 ESRD patients.
Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.
Hypogonadal men aged 65 years and older experience significant benefit from TRT over 12 months.
- Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment
- Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology
- New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets
- Dysfunctional HDL May Contribute to Excess CVD Risk in CKD Patients
- Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients
- Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk
- No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
- Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities
- Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe
- Local Tumor Ablation of Small Renal Masses Offers Survival Edge
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