December 2008 7 12 Issue of Renal And Urology News
PHILADELPHIA—Placing renal artery stents in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease is not associated with improved outcomes when compared with optimal medical therapy alone.
Clinicians may be able to improve survival rates among patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by tailoring treatments according to risk levels of malignancies, study ...
News in Brief
Metformin use by type 2 diabetics is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the ...
Atorvastatin may yield improvement in patients whose sole risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED) is hypercholesterolemia.
Selenium and vitamin E supplements, taken alone or together, do not prevent prostate cancer, according to an early analysis of data from the Selenium and ...
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in transplanted kidneys is safe and effective, according to a report in The Journal of Urology (2008; published online ahead of print).
Ferumoxytol, a novel, semi-synthetic, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle administered by injection, is well tolerated and has a safety profile similar to placebo in CKD patients ...
A short-term follow-up study shows that GreenLight HPS laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy (PVP) is safe and effective for treating lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to ...
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cardiovascular cause of death for dialysis patients, researchers reported in Kidney International (2008; published online ahead of print).
Eating more fish may lower diabetic patients' risk of macroalbuminuria, new study findings suggest.
A British pilot study found that high-dose thiamine therapy reduced urinary albumin excretion (UAE) in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria, according to a ...
The concept of what is "normal" enters into nearly every aspect of clinical decision making. For physicians to declare something abnormal and make a diagnosis, ...
World Literature Review
Patients with symptomatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have worse survival than those who have asymptomatic RCC detected incidentally, according to researchers from the Czech Republic.
Data from a German study suggest that IV-administered epoetin zeta—a new erythropoietin preparation—is safe for maintenance treatment of anemia in patients with end-stage renal disease.
Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BP-ONJ) may be an underestimated problem in prostate cancer patients treated with zoledronate, German investigators suggest.
Vaprisol (conivaptan hydrochloride injection) Premixed in 5% Dextrose, a new formulation of Vaprisol developed by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., has been approved for the treatment ...
Sanofi-aventis has received approval for Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection) to improve glycemic control in children aged four years and older with diabetes mellitus.
The FDA has issued an alert to health-care professionals and the public after receiving reports of complications from the use of surgical mesh to treat ...
Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate), manufactured by Schwarz Pharma of Zwickau, Germany, and distributed by Pfizer, has been approved to help patients suffering from overactive bladder (OAB).
No one likes being put on hold, but, as one physician found out, there is no substitute for direct communication when a patient's life is ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Iron from dietary sources is inadequate to address functional iron deficiency associated with ESA use.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Catheter-associated UTIs (CA-UTIs) significantly increase patients' risk of death, researchers have found.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The incidence of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in solid-organ transplant (SOT) patients is increasing, and pathogens commonly implicated in these infections show high rates of ...
Men with elevated serum PSA levels prior to beginning androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer are nearly eight times more likely to experience anxiety ...
BOSTON—Age alone should not matter when deciding whether to combine long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation therapy in men with high-risk prostate cancer, a ...
Providing free care to economically disadvantaged prostate cancer patients may eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the use of health resources related to prostate cancer, ...
Prevalence data suggest that during their lifetimes, up to half of U.S. women experience some level of female pelvic floor disorders (FPFD). However, despite the ...
BOSTON—Men older than 70 years who have localized prostate cancer may be at increased risk of death if they receive neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) before ...
IV calcitriol treatment in patients with early-stage secondary hyperparathyroidism prevents parathyroid (PT) gland growth, researchers report.
Laparoscopic (LAP) and CT-guided percutaneous (PERC) cryoablation for renal tumors result in similar short-term outcomes, but the PERC approach may offer advantages with respect to ...
Taller men may be at higher risk for testicular cancer, according to German researchers.
BOSTON—Researchers have developed two nomograms that use patients' clinical information to estimate the benefit of adding androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to radiation therapy.
Two new studies have linked early signs of kidney disease to higher risks for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Bacteremia duration does not accurately predict which hemodialysis (HD) patients will develop endocarditis, according to researchers.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
- Correcting Metabolic Acidosis May Preserve Muscle Mass
- Infection Risk Lower in Dialysis Patients With High, Normal Vitamin D
- Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer
- Aggressive Therapy Warranted for Gleason 10 Prostate Cancer
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