August 2014 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
In a study, hypertension, obesity, and higher triglycerides predicted development of chronic kidney disease 30 years later.
A history of nephrolithiasis was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased odds of chronic kidney disease in women.
They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.
Urology Cover Articles
Increased long-term risk observed in men on active surveillance.
Use of the drug reduced the risk of recurrence and cancer-related mortality in diabetic patients undergoing radical cystectomy.
Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.
Men's Health Update
Intake of 85-303 mg/day has an apparent protective effect, researchers found.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome negatively impacts sperm concentration and other semen parameters.
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say.
A questionnaire-based study revealed significant side effects that are not commonly discussed.
Obesity can lead to a deterioration of erectile function in young men.
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.
News in Brief
Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.
Meta-analysis demonstrates a protective effect with high intake.
Afrezza is administered at the start of each meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Urodynamic studies for female Medicare patients increased by 29% from 2000 to 2010.
Lack of efficacy is the main reason for the switch.
RVUs are a useful gauge of doctors' productivity, but practices also should look at such aspects as each practitioner's caseload and reimbursements.
Urinary resveratrol levels achieved with the Western diet show no influence on mortality, inflammatory markers, cardiovascular disease, or cancer.
Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.
If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.
Patients with levels of 161.5 mg/dL or greater had a 43% decreased risk of death from renal cell carcinoma than those with lower levels.
Researchers observed the association among individuals with serum phosphorus levels measured after fasting for 12 or more hours.
Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.
Compared with whites, blacks and Hispanics have 42% and 23% increased odds, respectively, of being diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.
Post-operative hyponatremia is associated with a significantly longer hospital stay.
Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.
Men aged 61 and older at diagnosis are more likely to die from the malignancy than men aged 50 or younger.
Serum bicarbonate could potentially be used to identify patients at elevated risk for chronic kidney disease.
After 5 years, nearly two thirds of men remained on active surveillance.
Prostate cancer patients with health insurance are less likely to present with metastatic disease or die from the cancer than uninsured patients.
Researchers compared with low-intensity shockwave therapy with sham treatment.
Women who had hypertension for at least 6 years had a 27% increased risk of the skin disease.
Renal tumors occur at a frequency 7.5 times greater in lithium-treated patients than in the general population, French study shows.
Patients are more likely to die if their acute kidney injury was acquired in the hospital rather than in the community.
Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.
Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.
CRP is an independent risk factor the development of CKD.
Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout 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)