August 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News

August 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News

August 2015

Cover Articles

Elevated NLR Linked to Worse Post-RP Outcomes

Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio could have a prognostic role in localized prostate cancer.

Targeted Prophylaxis Prior to Prostate Biopsy May Cut Antibiotic Use

Pre-biopsy rectal swabs can be used to guide selection of a single antibiotic.

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

In a study, CKD was 35% more likely to develop in female than male diabetics in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a ...

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Fracture Risk in Children

Fracture rates are 2.4- to 3-fold higher than rates found in the general population of children and adolescents.

Two-Drug Combo Effective for Severe OAB in Elderly

Among seniors with severe overactive bladder, a combination of solifenacin and mirabegron decreased incontinence by an average 3.5 episodes a day.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Sexual Intercourse May Clear Distal Ureteral Stones

Having sex 3-4 times a week was associated with a significantly greater stone passage rate than tamsulosin or standard medical therapy.

Novel BPH Procedure Eases Symptoms, Preserves Sexual Function

Prostatic urethral lift is minimally invasive and, according to a new study, the procedure's beneficial effects are durable out to 3 years.

News in Brief

Prostatitis Found to Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.

Reoperation Rate Low After HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate

Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.

Practice Management

When Outsourcing Is the Way to Go

One way to bring more business into a practice is to explore outsourcing.

General News

Hematuria Evaluation in Primary Care Varies Widely

Less than half of primary care providers refer patients with any degree of hematuria for urological evaluation.

Palliative Radiation May Ease Pelvic Tumor Symptoms in CRPC Patients

The treatment was most effective in relief of macroscopic hematuria.

Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology

Each 20-unit increment in GPS was associated with a more than 2-fold increased likelihood of recurrence.

Vitamin E May Protect Against Kidney Cancer

High dietary intake of this antioxidant decreased the risk of renal cell carcinoma, according to a recent meta-analysis.

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was signi­ficantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.

Surgery Ups Survival in Cancer Patients with Kidney Metastases

Surgical intervention in select patients with oligometastatic disease and good performance status should be considered, the researchers stated.

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

Acute kidney injury is associated with a signi­ficant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.

NLR Predicts GU Cancer Outcomes After Treatment

New data suggest a prognosis role for the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.

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