February 2014 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
Even modest activity is beneficial, researchers report.
The condition is associated with a greater than six times increased likelihood of end-stage renal disease, study found.
USRDS data show a decrease from 116,946 cases in 2010 to 115,643 cases in 2011.
Urology Cover Articles
The best outcomes in terms of biochemical disease-free survival are achieved with earlier referral for salvage therapy.
It is associated with a reduced risk of cancer recurrence and progression, new findings suggest.
Data suggest that this approach can reduce post-operative need for the drugs, which can suppress the immune system.
ED sufferers with diabetes are 55% more likely be prescribed second-line therapies than non-diabetics, data show.
This higher level of dialysis care in Canada is partly owed to substantially higher reimbursement fees for nephrologists.
The MENTOR study is poised to change first-line-treatment recommendations for idiopathic membranous nephropathy.
News in Brief
In a study, men taking doses above 75 mg had a significant 39% decreased risk of death from prostate cancer.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a 23% and 25% increased risk of prostate cancer-specific and overall mortality, respectively.
Even moderate hyponatremia declines are associated with an increased risk of death.
The surgical treatment of urolithiasis has undergone a marked evolution over the past 30 years.
Although several biomarkers show promise, PCA3 has garnered substantial attention following FDA approval and its role in the diagnosis of PCa will grow.
A surgeon inadvertently removed the less-diseased kidney.
Medical malpractice filings declined from 1,675 in 2011 to 1,508 in 2012, a 10% decrease.
Some 80% of hospitals in the state scored an "A" rating from a national hospital watchdog organization.
Family alleged that healthcare professionals failed to respond to an infant's symptoms of a potentially fatal condition.
Renal Nutrition Update
Elevated levels of Hcy are associated with increased levels of cardiovascular inflammation.
Live like a medical resident for a while and save a minimum of 15% of your income throughout your career, financial planners advise.
Twelve weeks of continuous positive airway pressure decreased 24-hour mean and diastolic blood pressure.
New findings may help explain why blacks are at higher risk for end-stage renal disease.
From 1998-2010, the rate rose from 1.1% to 11.6%, study reveals.
CKD patients' eGFR declined 0.5% more slowly with each one-hour increment in duration of weekly physical activity.
Sexual inactivity is common but not bothersome to many women, study shows.
It also increases the risk of death from bladder cancer, according to a new study.
Patients with end-stage renal disease at admission into a surgical ICU also are at increased risk of organ failure, study finds.
The condition was 67% less likely to develop in patients who received a nitrate before percutaneous coronary intervention.
The five-year cancer-specific and overall survival rates were 100% and 97.8%, respectively.
TPTPB should be regarded as the gold-standard test in men with two sets of negative TRUS-guided biopsies and rising PSA levels, researchers say.
Levels above 500 ng/mL predicted higher incidence rates of infections overall as well as bacterial and bloodstream infections.
Increasing secretion of this hormone may prevent and treat the condition.
In a small study, metformin slowed progression of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Preoperative frailty increases the likelihood of postoperative complications among patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery.
In a study, bladder tumors recurred in 14.5% of patients following a five-year tumor-free period.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
- Correcting Metabolic Acidosis May Preserve Muscle Mass
- Infection Risk Lower in Dialysis Patients With High, Normal Vitamin D
- Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer
- Aggressive Therapy Warranted for Gleason 10 Prostate Cancer
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NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- 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)