April 2016 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Renal & Urology News - April 2016 Issue
Nephrology Cover Articles
Trend started around the introduction of the Medicare prospective payment system for dialysis care.
Survival rates are lower among patients who receive a deceased-donor kidney or remain on the transplant waiting list.
Fellowship positions go unfilled as the US faces expanding population of kidney disease patients.
Urology Cover Articles
The more risk factors patients have, the greater their risk of serious perioperative complications.
Detection of high Gleason grade tumors is not significantly improved versus standard 12-core biopsy.
As the rate of acceleration in ESRD incidence decline, physicians should expect heightened battles for the ESRD fountains.
News in Brief
Advantages in terms of bother and pain surface in a prospective randomized trial comparing suprapubic tubes and urethral catheters.
African-American children are 64% more likely to die than white children.
The condition is independently associated with a 60% increased risk of 5-year mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients.
In these patients, systolic blood pressure at night was elevated by an average of 2.9 mm Hg.
Patients' median bladder capacity improved from 150 to 200 mL and continence improved in nearly 90% of patients.
Three quarters of patients experienced significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life observed and were satisfied with treatment.
The end-stage renal disease community can now capture data on depression screening and pain assessment efforts.
The likelihood of being diagnosed with the malignancy was 37% lower in men who used the 5ɑ-reductase inhibitor than those who did.
Meta-analysis reveals especially poor scores in attention and memory on neuropsychological tests.
Researchers observe an 81% increase in dialysis patients achieving recommended phosphorus levels after switching to sucroferric oxyhydroxide.
Study finds that 85% of all radical prostatectomies performed by urologists in 2013 were robot-assisted procedures, compared with just 22% in 2003.
Study finds an increased relative risk of bladder, colorectal, and rectal cancers.
Patients with venous thromboembolism tended to die earlier from their bladder cancer.
Current smoking is independently associated with a greater than 2-fold increased odds of hospital readmission after radical cystectomy.
The phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, sildenafil, improved passage of distal ureteric stones 5-10 mm in diameter.
A summary of Dr. Jeffrey S. Berns' presentation that will be given at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA.
A summary of Dr. Ronald D. Perrone's presentation that will be given at the National Kidney Foundation's 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged
- Ferritin Spike Soon After Hemodialysis Initiation Ups Mortality Risk
- Type of Long-term Response to Targeted mRCC Therapy Affects Outcomes
- Add-on Sevelamer Therapy May Improve Hemodialysis Patient Survival
- Hypothyroidism Tied to Worse Quality of Life for HD Patients
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NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)