August 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Calculations may fail to take into account the expected fall in creatinine due to loss of muscle mass.
Kidney stone area and density and skin-to-stone distance predicted successful treatment.
Study shows, however, that they are three times more likely to progress to end-stage renal disease than die.
BMI and waist circumference declined in hypogonadal men treated with parenteral testosterone undecanoate.
Falling death rate could be explained in part by better cardiovascular care in the general population prior to dialysis.
Increased prostatic uptake of FDG is associated with a higher risk of Gleason 8 or higher disease.
Once again, a study offers evidence that one of the keys to good nutrition is avoiding excess.
A doctor forgot about his own note in a patient's chart that the patient should be screened for liver cancer.
Renal Nutrition Update
The Mediterranean diet is getting more attention because of its long-term benefits in terms of overall mortality and CVD risk.
Fee-for-service will be a mainstay of reimbursement, but insurers may increasingly move toward a pay-for-performance model.
Data show sustained blood pressure reductions two years after the procedure.
Even blood pressure not considered hypertensive may reflect latent risk for adverse outcomes.
The annual per-patient cost for kidney transplant recipients dropped from $33,040 in 2007 to $18,746 in 2011.
Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.
It uses data commonly available in electronic health records.
The increasing popularity of processed convenience foods could be a factor.
In a small study, taurolidine-heparin-citrate locks improved bacteremia-free catheter survival versus heparin-only locks.
It significantly decreased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality compared with calcium carbonate.
Bone metastases shorten progression-free and overall survival, study finds.
A 14 mm Hg decrease in systolic blood pressure was associated with the greatest survival.
The drug prolonged development of bone metastasis by a median of 7.2 months.
Finding is based on an analysis of data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
The presence of three or more components of the metabolic syndrome found to raise the odds of prostate cancer by 38%.
Increased risk of intraoperative complications found in patients with a waist circumference of at least 102 cm.
No significant difference in five-year outcomes found with outside-in and inside-out transobturator tension-free vaginal tape surgery.
The beneficial impact of this approach on renal function does not improve survival, however.
Acute kidney injury was most likely to develop in men receiving combined androgen blockade.
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