December 2017 Issue of Renal And Urology News
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Nephrology Cover Articles
Even at very low levels, residual kidney function in hemodialysis patients clears uremic solutes.
HD patients with untreated or ineffectively treated anemia prior to dialysis initiation were more likely to die than those who had consistently well-treated anemia.
Updated recommendations lower the blood pressure threshold for a hypertension diagnosis from 140/90 to 130/80 mm Hg.
Urology Cover Articles
In a small but meaningful number of patients, Gleason pattern 4 disease missed by MRI and systematic biopsy is present outside the focal ablation zone.
Hypogonadal men who received testosterone replacement therapy had a lower incidence of prostate cancer than those who did not, and their cancers were less severe.
At 5 years, 59.3% of patients treated with sunitinib were free from recurrence versus 51.3% who received placebo.
News in Brief
Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death.
Patients with papillary versus clear cell renal cell carcinoma have a 24% decreased risk of dying from their cancer.
Study results show that the phosphate binder was superior to placebo in raising hemoglobin levels in non-dialysis-dependent CKD patients with iron-deficiency anemia.
Physicians need a good understanding of a potential partner, regardless of the business model being considered.
Shopping around for less expensive medications and buying used medical supplies and equipment can boost the bottom line.
In a case-control study, men who had ever used non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs had a 23% decreased risk of prostate cancer.
Use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer increased from 3.5% to 64% from 2002 to 2012.
Efforts by physician groups in recent years to discourage inappropriate use of radiologic imaging for the initial staging of men with newly diagnosed low-risk disease ...
Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Exposure to androgen-deprivation therapy was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased risk of heart failure among men without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
Staff shortages and lack of medical records surface as problems.
New study may redefine the "stone belt" in the United States.
In a prospective study, mCRPC patients placed on enzalutamide after their disease progressed while on abiraterone therapy had a median radiographic progression-free survival of 8.1 ...
US veterans who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention prior to starting dialysis had a 28% lower risk of death.
Admission serum phosphorus levels below 2.5 and 4.9 mg/dL and above are associated with increased odds of dying in the hospital.
Study of U.S. veterans found that patients with resistant hypertension had 23%, 31%, and 144% higher risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and end-stage renal disease, ...
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease treated with tolvaptan experienced a 35% decrease in the annual rate of decline in eGFR.
Patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease and iron deficiency anemia treated with ferric citrate experienced significant declines in FGF23 regardless of change in serum phosphorus.
Physicians who treat patients with high-risk prostate cancer remain uncertain as to the optimal treatment approach, in part due to difficulty in interpreting study data.
Complication rates were no higher with point-of-care ultrasound than CT.
A novel approach called "Aquablation" provides results comparable to TURP, but with a decreased likelihood of retrograde ejaculation.
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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)