December 2012 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Treatment with the drug used in combination with prednisone resulted in significant delays in most measures of pain progression and functional decline.
Kidney disease independently increases pregnant women's risk of death.
Tolvaptan slows kidney growth and renal decline.
Kidney Week 2012, held in San Diego, is now history and as usual I like to reflect on the world's biggest and most prestigious meeting ...
On the Forefront
More than 100,000 patients are on the kidney transplant waiting list and the increasing number of patients without living donor options underscore why it is ...
Focusing on nephrology patients who become pregnant may seem to be a niche business, but as specialist Madeleine Pahl, MD, tells Renal & Urology News, ...
News in Brief
Do you think giving patients open electronic access to your visit notes would impede workflow or confuse or worry patients?
A recently published study examined the effect of allowing patients open electronic access to the visit notes of their primary care physicians (PCPs).
Vasectomy should be considered for permanent contraception much more frequently.
The increased risks for cardiovascular mortality in patients with renal failure may be attributable to an impaired endothelial glycocalyx barrier.
Microbial DNA revealed marked differences in the abundance of 190 bacterial OTUs between the two groups.
Cranberry juice is less effective than previously indicated.
A large, long-term study found no evidence of an association between a high level of metabolic factors and PCa risk.
It is hoped that selective screening, selective biopsy, and selective therapy will further decrease the morbidity associated with screening.
The court held that the law, which was enacted in 1988, is still an adequate remedy despite the fact that the sum of money is ...
Researchers speculate that children with chronic conditions stay in the hospital longer or require more complicated treatments.
Researchers noted that their study results demonstrate "the importance of leadership in promoting a work environment in which employees feel it is safe to reveal ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Testosterone deficiency is common in many patients with CKD, but the treatment of this deficiency and associated side effects have not always received much attention.
Cancellation fees are not meant to fully recoup the missed appointment. Their goal is to change patients' habits.
The rate of perioperative blood transfusion after nephrectomy appears to be higher in general practice than the rates commonly cited in published urologic reports.
Graft and patient survival are significantly lower compared with receiving SCD organs.
Men with higher-risk prostate cancer are less likely to need salvage therapy after intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
Twofold increased risk found among men in the highest versus lowest tertile of percent-free testosterone.
The drug was associated with a trend towards less interstitial fibrosis.
In a small study, no patient required reoperation for infection.
High-risk SOT recipients receive chemoprophylaxis initially and are screened frequently for infection.
Options include lactobacilli and cranberry preparations.
The association is especially pronounced in the third trimester of pregnancy.
It results in less post-radiation major genitourinary complications compared with external beam radiotherapy.
Controlling blood pressure within the first year of hypertension onset reduced the risk of stroke or myocardial infarction by 30%.
A recent meta-analysis reveals that pioglitazone increases the risk of bladder cancer by 22%.
Advanced pathologic stage and lymph node invasion increase risk of disease return after radical cystectomy.
Greater body mass index and waist circumference increases risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism, hyperphosphatemia, and hypertension.
Each 5 mm increase is associated with a 17% decreased risk.
Confirming earlier researchers, new study shows that cardiovascular event risk is greater with higher daily doses.
Only 21% of urologists and radiation oncologists recommend this management strategy for patients with low-risk prostate cancer.
Incidence rates decreased from 6.5 cases per 100 dialysis patients in 2005 to 4.4 cases per 100 dialysis patients in 2010.
Treatment can cure most cases of TB in this population; the most common complication of therapy is gastritis.
Dosing intravenous (IV) iron at higher TSAT levels has only a modest effect on raising transferrin saturation (TSAT), ferritin, and hemoglobin in anemic hemodialysis patients.
Unhealthy diets are not associated with more rapid declines in kidney function.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with stage 3 and 4 CKD is associated with an increased risk of development of ESRD.
Researchers have confirmed previously identified recipient risk factors for early renal graft loss.
They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.
Obstructive uropathy is rarely found to be a cause of acute kidney injury.
Researchers have taken another step toward understanding why reduced kidney function gives patients with stable heart failure a significantly increased risk of dying.
RAPN is a possible alternative to open nephrectomy for treating patients with renal tumors larger than 4 cm, researchers say.
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