December 2009 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Heart failure and diabetes could make reported risks clinically undetectable.
After a median of 32 months, PSA was undetectable in 12% of patients.
PHILADELPHIA—Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common in patients with rheumatic disease—especially rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—than in the general population, according to new findings by an Irish ...
News in Brief
Hemodialysis (HD) patients who switch their vascular access from a catheter to a fistula or graft have improved survival, a study of 79,545 HD patients ...
Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new findings confirm.
A study of a large multiethnic cohort found that African-American men had a higher prevalence of PSA screening than white and Latino men.
Renal capsular invasion in patients with localized clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with an increased risk of cancer recurrence and cancer-related death after ...
Pentoxifylline sustained-release (PTX-SR) is moderately effective reducing penile curvature and plaque volume in men suffering from early Peyronie's disease, researchers concluded.
Renal transplant recipients who are deficient in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D are at higher risk of delayed graft function (DGF), according to a Polish study published in ...
Decreased peak flow rate and a history of hypertension and/or diabetes are significantly associated with CKD in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary ...
FGF-23 may improve assessment of phosphate balance, but too many questions remain unanswered.
Dr K, 58, was a sole practitioner in an area with a high prevalence of diabetes. His practice was heavy on patient education and stressed ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Enteral nutrition has many benefits and would preferable to any form of parenteral nutrition.
Higher dietary phosphorus intake is associated with increased mortality in patients on maintenance hemodialysis, data show.
Nephrologist offers prevention advice related to the use of cisplatin, gemcitabine, and other agents.
Study reveals an increased risk of MI and other heart problems.
Promising results demonstrated in men whose prostate cancer returned after external beam radiotherapy.
Investigators believe elevated levels of endogenous soluble erythropoietin receptors may have a role.
Researchers also show that administration of erythropoietin is followed by marked reductions in circulating hepcidin.
SAN DIEGO—Anemia, CKD, and microalbuminuria are each independently associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, regardless of the presence of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
A lower pill burden for patients may be possible, researcher says.
Study shows that they have lower serum phosphate levels, reduced need for ESAs.
SAN DIEGO—Get-togethers with a kidney disease patients' family and friends may improve their willingness to consider donation, according to a new report.
After 36 months of follow-up, patients were 26% less likely to die or start dialysis, study finds.
In a study, lanthanum carbonate provided significantly greater reductions than sevelamer hydrochloride.
SAN DIEGO—A study of Japanese dialysis patients demonstrated that a combination of oral vitamin D and a phosphorus binder is associated with lower mortality.
SAN DIEGO—Pre-dialysis transplant recipients with a high level of kidney function do not appear to benefit from their transplant more than pre-dialysis recipients with a ...
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones
- Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions
- Ceruloplasmin a Possible Marker of CKD in Sickle Cell Anemia
- Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized
- Post-Parathyroidectomy Calcium Requirement Linked to Preop ALP
- Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Benefits for Metastatic RCC Demonstrated
- Phosphorus Content Higher in Packaged Meats Listing Phosphate Additives
- High Intakes of Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
- More Intense Treatment, Worse Quality of Life in Diabetes
- Hemodialysis CRBSI Outcomes Unaffected by Distance to Nephrologists
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