August 2016 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Renal & Urology News - August 2016 issue
Nephrology Cover Articles
Each Hounsfield unit increase on CT is associated with a 7% decreased risk of death among waitlisted kidney transplant candidates.
Highest vs lowest quartile of intake is associated with a 40% increased risk.
Urology Cover Articles
In a study, use of the medication was associated with a significant 61% decreased risk.
Diabetics taking the drug had a significant 68% decreased risk of grade progression compared with diabetics not on the drug.
In a small study, some men whose cancer progressed while on enzalutamide had a profound PSA response to pembrolizumab.
Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.
News in Brief
In a study, viral infections occurred in 52.4% of patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher compared with 37.1% of those with a ...
Calcifediol formulation is indicated for CKD stage 3 or 4 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with vitamin D insufficiency.
Researchers find no difference in 5-year disease-specific survival between multi-disciplinary bladder-sparing approach and radical cystectomy.
Highest vs lowest uric acid levels associated with a 2-fold increased risk of VTE.
ESWT is associated with significantly increased odds of reduced plaques and pain relief.
ADT for prostate cancer may be associated with a reduced risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
Providers are becoming more comfortable with the new system, so Medicare and other payers may scrutinize claims more closely.
Significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms are durable to 24 months, data show.
In particular, no hepatic toxicities emerged during a 52-week phase 3 trial.
The higher the baseline PSA levels, the greater the risk of being diagnosed with any or significant prostate cancer.
Mortality no different for early versus delayed strategy for patients with severe acute kidney injury.
An eGFR decline of at least 30% during the 6 to 24 months after kidney transplantation predicts a higher risk of graft loss.
Rates of non-adherence to follow-up care and medication regimens also found to differ by race.
Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys.
Incident or worsening nephropathy was observed in 12.7% of patients receiving empagliflozin compared with 18.8% of those receiving placebo.
The odds of developing lethal prostate cancer were increased by 6.9 to 12.6 times for men aged 40 to 59 years with higher PSA values.
High potassium levels associated with the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors limit their use in CKD patients.
The debate continues on how best to use parathyroidectomy to treat severe SHPT.
Greater visceral adipose tissue volume and density are associated with a lower the risk of biochemical recurrence.
Findings emerge from a study of hypogonadal men who underwent radiation therapy, surgery, or active surveillance for prostate cancer.
Large prostates and bladder neck sparing also predict longer time to return of continence.
Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.
Recipients of kidneys from individuals who donated the organs after cardiac death are more likely to experience graft loss and delayed graft function.
Being divorced or having never married also identified as risk factors.
Genetic testing results could help guide therapy for advanced prostate cancer.
Positive effect on remission observed after 6 months in patients with severe membranous nephropathy.
Odds of using this strategy are 2.7-fold greater vs community facilities.
Low testosterone levels may be a contributing factor.
Sodium levels below 140 mEq/L associated with a higher death risk vs levels of 140 to less than 142 mEq/L.
Hypomagnesemia in the presence of inflammation is associated with increased 1-year death risk.
Imaging studies should be considered for men who have long symptom duration and voiding disturbances associated with acute prostatitis, researchers say.
Swedish researchers say their findings are more useful for counseling men with a family history of prostate cancer.
Study implicates higher consumption of advanced glycation end products through dietary fat.
Skeletal-related events occurred in 38% of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Major fractures included the proximal humerus, forearm, hip, and clinical vertebral fractures.
Incidence of UI among men with OSA was 2.3%.
The number of urinary incontinence visits has increased from 10.7 million to 13.6 million since 1999.
An analysis of individual participant data from 15 prospective studies suggests a protective effect.
Doubling of serum creatinine occured in 1,262 patients studied.
Study demonstrates a novel effect of patiromer treatment in hyperkalemic CKD patients
The presence of VUR is linked to an increased risk of UTI and renal scarring.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones
- Post-Parathyroidectomy Calcium Requirement Linked to Preop ALP
- Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Efficacy Similar to That of Sevelamer
- Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions
- Kidney Cancer Bone Metastasis Predictors Id'd
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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)