February 2017 Issue of Renal And Urology News
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Nephrology Cover Articles
In a study, only 3 of 108 patients experienced complications, all of which were minor and required no hospitalization or further intervention.
Patients feel better and recovery times are shorter with 6 hemodialysis sessions per week rather than 3, researchers report.
Copeptin, a surrogate marker for arginine vasopressin (AVP), showed prognostic value of established risk markers.
Urology Cover Articles
Study of men diagnosed with PCa from 2008 to 2013 found declining incidence among whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders.
In patients undergoing confirmatory biopsy for active surveillance, MRI can increase detection of clinically significant tumors compared with standard systematic biopsy.
The normal range for total testosterone is 264 to 916 ng/dL for healthy men ages 19 to 39 with a body mass index below 30 ...
Efforts should be directed at making nephrology more appealing to recruit more trainees.
News in Brief
Only 1% of patients develop kidney stones after kidney transplantation.
The most common types of benign pathology were oncocytoma, angiomyolipoma, and complex cysts.
Blacks had significantly higher median baseline serum urate levels compared to whites.
The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.
The finasteride and dutasteride recipients had significantly less mean blood loss than the placebo group.
Only a quarter of men receiving injections of BoNT-A comply with the treatment long-term.
Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.
Pooled analysis shows initial use of degarelix versus LHRH agonists was associated with improved PSA progression-free survival.
New study also finds a reduction in kidney stone risk among individuals with the highest potassium intake.
The guidelines recommend treatment strategies and state that evidence is insufficient to support therapy to lower uric acid to target levels.
In a study, the 5-year estimated biochemical failure-free survival rate, based on the Phoenix definition, was 84%.
Lower eGFR and higher ACR are associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization and infection-related death.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate missed 13% of high-grade cancers that were later found on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy.
In 2013, nearly one third of all minimally invasive radical nephrectomies were performed with robotic assistance.
CRPC patients treated with radium-223 spent fewer days in the hospital both before and after a skeletal event compared with placebo recipients.
When MRI-US fusion biopsy is added to the standard 12-core biopsy, the number of men eligible for active surveillance decreases, study finds.
The proportion of patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the United States rose from 0.6% to 2.7% between 2004 and 2013.
Increased fractional excretion of phosphate also found to increase risk of allograft loss.
Proposed 5-tiered system found to predict the risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.
End-stage renal disease is nearly 1.9 times more likely to develop in donors with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher.
An enzyme that inhibits vascular calcification depends on the vitamin for conversion to its active form.
End-stage renal disease is 5-fold more likely to develop in patients with 3 or more infection-related hospitalizations versus none.
Predictors of renal failure within 10 years include Oxford M1 disease and low eGFR at biopsy.
The majority of injuries involved the external genitalia, including the scrotum, testes, penis, and/or urethra.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.
The allopurinol group had a significant 0.10 mg/dL lower final creatinine level than controls.
Statin use was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause mortality risk.
The results suggest that hyperinsulinemia may be a risk factor for prostate cancer.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- For Treating Uremic Pruritus, Evidence is Strongest for Gabapentin
- IgG-Degrading Enzyme Desensitizes, Permits HLA-Incompatible Transplant
- Evaluating Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape
- Melanoma Risk Higher in Kidney Transplant Recipients
- Not All High-Risk Prostate Cancers Are the Same
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