February 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Study reveals a 91% jump in emergency department visits for urolithiasis from 1992 to 2009.
It is associated with fewer catheter-related infections and catheter removals or exchanges than heparin.
Intensive blood glucose control can improve renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, including a significant reduction in the likelihood of progressing to ESRD.
Physicians are more often defined by their ability to diagnose, treat, and research a disease than their willingness to manage its spectrum of risk.
A promising hybrid device that works from the inside to provide renal functions beyond dialysis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has the ...
Obese individuals often are rejected as renal transplant candidates in large part because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes.
Urologists typically treat a renal cortical mass without biopsy, but this should be re-evaluated in the era of the incidental small renal cortical neoplasm.
The son of a decreased man testified that he was the healthcare proxy for the patient, and that his father had a living will stating ...
The jury awarded a woman $154,000 for past mental distress, $50,000 for future mental distress, $134,000 for past loss of income.
Dual workflow, using both paper-based and electronic records, seems to be particularly problematic, researchers say.
A physician continued prescribing antidepressant medication to a patient even though he had not seen that patient in his office for more than a decade.
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Dyslipidemia often is a concern in patients with CKD because mortality in this population typically is the result of cardiovascular complications.
Proton therapy was associated with less urinary and bowel dysfunction than 3D-CRT and IMRT in the first few months following treatment.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy is associated with a 99% four-year progression-free survival rate.
At five year, low-, intermediate-, and high-risk patients had actuarial disease-free survival rates of 5%, 90%, and 80%, respectively.
A 10-mm increment in SBP was associated with a 24% increased stroke risk for blacks compared with an 8% increase among whites.
Men taking the medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia had a better stone clearance rate after shock wave lithotripsy than men not taking the drugs.
A 13% decreased risk of death observed.
Men who drank one serving per day or more of whole milk had a 49% increased risk of dying from PCa compared with men who ...
Less than 2% of patients experienced major treatment-related complications.
Lesser use of PSA testing may only partially explain the finding.
Researchers find a 'nominally significant' decrease in the risk of a composite outcome of death and nonfatal major cardiovascular events.
It also results in high patient and graft survival rates.
This surgical approach is associated with a lower risk of developing stage IV CKD compared with radical nephrectomy.
Study points to increased diagnostic intensity among men whose lower urinary tract symptoms come to physicians' attention.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.
Study reveals a fourfold increased likelihood of major bleeding events.
Also, fewer patients are dying from kidney cancer; bladder cancer death rates stay the same for men, decrease for women.
PSA concentrations are higher in men who engage in more sedentary behavior and lower levels of light physical activity, a study found.
The more children women bear, the lower their risk.
Urine output may provide a better indication of renal function, according to researchers.
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