December 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News
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Nephrology Cover Articles
Elevated risk observed with total and supplemental, but not dietary, vitamin C intake.
The condition also occurs more frequent on the day after the long interdialytic interval.
High levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor are associated with an elevated CKD risk in individuals with normal eGFR.
Urology Cover Articles
In a small study, 56% of NMIBC patients who received the dual regimen after failing treatment with BCG alone were tumor free.
Regular and irregular use of the lipid-lowering medications increased the risk of BPS/IC.
On-treatment neutropenia and hypertension are independently associated with decreased mortality risk.
If ESRD patients face increasing difficulty getting a kidney transplant in coming years, they may see an artificial kidney as the next best alternative.
News in Brief
In a placebo-controlled study, 57% of men unable to have intercourse were able to do so without medication after receiving the treatment.
New studies may clarify the risks associated with antibiotic combinations that include vancomycin, a drug with well-known nephrotoxicities.
Patiromer for oral suspension lowers potassium levels in hyperkalemic patients with chronic kidney disease.
Patients also experienced a reduction in left ventricular mass index.
Solo practitioner uses a number of inexpensive electronic tools that boost efficiency and allow her to see more patients.
A leading authority on kidney stones proposes that urban "heat islands" may contribute to a growing prevalence of kidney stones.
Study of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua may help to explain a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Central America.
Researchers report a significant drop in 30-day post-operative infection rate.
New meta-analysis also found no significant difference in risk between antimicrobial agents in head-to-head trials.
No difference in mortality observed between artiovenous grafts and artiovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients started on tunneled catheters.
The syndrome is associated with a significant 2-fold increased risk of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.
Men who underwent whole-gland cryoablation had an estimated 5-year biochemical progression-free survival rate of 59.1%.
Radical prostatectomy was associated with a higher biochemical recurrence-free survival rate compared with radiotherapy.
Gout is associated with an elevated risk of comorbid conditions, especially hypertension and alcohol abuse.
The procedure takes longer than open radical cystectomy, but is associated with less blood loss, fewer transfusions, and shorter hospital stays.
Unlike serum ferritin, transferrin saturation demonstrated an ability to predict the need for intravenous iron and ESA.
The highest vs. lowest quartile of serum uric acid is associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.
The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.
Medicare patients affected by the reform experienced a 12% decrease in the odds of home dialysis use compared those unaffected by the reform.
Study shows that it increases urine volume and decreases supersaturation with stone-forming calcium salts.
Up to 100 mg per day raises plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid without increasing oxalate levels.
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- 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)