January 2009 Issue of Renal And Urology News
A shift from shock-wave lithotripsy toward flexible ureteroscopy is changing the landscape of stone disease treatment, said Mihir M. Desai, MD, during the Cleveland Clinic's ...
TORONTO—Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be effective in improving testosterone levels in hypogonadal men following radical prostatectomy (RP)
PHILADELPHIA—Kidney stones may damage the kidneys and lead to CKD, according to a new study.
News in Brief
Transurethral ethanol injection may be a treatment options for some men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), long-term study data suggest.
Sleep posture may play a causative role in promoting renal stones, Iranian investigators reported in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology (2008; 42:551-554).
Cranberry extract may be a suitable alternative to antibiotics for preventing recurrent UTIs in older women, British researchers concluded in The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy ...
Statin use is associated with improved recovery from acute kidney injury (AKI) following major surgery, according to a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2008;23:3867-3873).
Elderly hemodialysis (HD) patients have a high rate of visual impairment, data suggest.
Agreement on what are normal values in medicine often is a prerequisite to the development of clinical guidelines. But what happens if guidelines are based ...
World Literature Review
Measuring levels of the chemokine fractalkine in the urine is a noninvasive way to detect acute rejection of renal allografts, according to Chinese investigators. High ...
Adjuvant radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer has no effect on overall and cancer-specific survival, a Canadian team reports.
Two modes of acupuncture appear to decrease the number and distress of hot flushes in men receiving castrational treatment for prostate cancer, according to a ...
FlowMedica, Inc., of Fremont, Calif., announced that it has received clearance for a new labeling indication for its Benephit Infusion Systems, which can now facilitate ...
PLC Medical Systems, Inc., of Franklin, Mass., has received full approval for a U.S. pivotal trial to study the effectiveness of its RenalGuard System and ...
The New Drug Application (NDA) by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for a six-month formulation of Trelstar (triptorelin pamoate) has been accepted for filing.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC, has received a Complete Response letter regarding its New Drug Application for ceftobiprole medocaril to treat complicated ...
The FDA has approved tapentadol hydrochloride, an immediate-release oral tablet in doses of 50, 75, or 100 mg for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain.
Physicians and hospitals typically require patients to sign a boilerplate consent form before surgery. These forms usually specify that in the event of an emergency ...
Using color-coded, peel-off labels to match medication vials and delivery syringes can sharply boost accuracy and efficiency during surgery, a team of anesthesiologists at Penn ...
Most physicians saw their malpractice insurance costs stabilize last year, and more than 40% actually paid less for their coverage, a national survey has found.
Mandatory mediation of medical malpractice cases seems to be speeding the judicial process in Madison County, Ill.
Renal Nutrition Update
Patients who need to lose weight to have a renal transplant have several bariatric options.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—UTIs continue to be the most common infections following kidney transplantation, with female gender and duration of urinary catheterization among the strongest risk factors.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Statin therapy may help solid-organ transplant (SOT) patients reduce their risk of death from bloodstream infections (BSIs), according to researchers.
A form of needle-free insulin that is absorbed through the lining of the mouth may offer some diabetic patients a convenient new way to receive ...
ROME—Aliskiren, an oral direct renin inhibitor, lowers BP more effectively than hydrochlorothiazide as monotherapy or with add-on amlodipine in obese patients with hypertension, according to ...
CLEVELAND—Although magnesium is abundant, "it is the most neglected nutrient cation," said Zalman S. Agus, MD, at the Cleveland Clinic's Nephrology Update 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO—Three chemicals that are used in manufacturing and wind up in the environment may significantly decrease sperm motility and viability, new findings suggest.
SAN FRANCISCO—Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may perk up sperm and improve fertility rates, according to a newly released study.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by trauma, illness, or surgery may predispose patients to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), new findings suggest.
Two of the most common classes of medication — statins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — may compromise cancer screenings by lowering serum prostate-specific antigen ...
Antioxidant supplementation has no effect on the risk of prostate and certain other cancers, according to two large longitudinal trials, leading one of them to ...
SAN FRANCISCO—Lupus nephritis (LN) in adolescents responds similarly to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and IV cyclophosphamide, according to data reported at the American College of Rheumatology ...
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is effective for treating benign prostatic obstruction, but it is not reliable for detecting cancer, data show.
Periprocedural infections are an important health care concern. Surgical-site infections occur after 5% of clean extra-abdominal procedures and are even more frequent after intra-abdominal operations. ...
SAN FRANCISCO—Preventing renal damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be critical to lowering their mortality rate, according to a new report.
PHILADELPHIA—Hemodialysis (HD) patients who undergo dialysis for eight hours overnight three times a week may reduce their death risk by nearly 80% compared with conventional ...
PHILADELPHIA—African-Americans CKD patients have significantly worse survival following an acute MI than their Caucasian counterparts, researchers have found.
Tighter restriction of protein intake does not increase the likelihood of survival among CKD patients not yet on dialysis, according to an Italian study that ...
Combination therapy with tamsulosin and extended-release oxybutynin is superior to tamsulosin alone in treating men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), data show.
Increased levels of dietary fat intake are associated with a significantly increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to researchers.
PHILADELPHIA—Cognitive behavioral therapy may help combat depression and improve quality of life (QOL) for dialysis patients, a study shows.
SAN FRANCISCO—Multiplying total motile sperm count by the percent of normal sperm determined by strict morphology (TM×SM) may be a significant predictor of pregnancy when ...
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has developed an informed consent form for use by physicians when offering a host of assisted reproductive technology ...
Robot-assisted repair of recurrent supratrigonal vesicovaginal fistulas achieves excellent results with few complications, according to researchers.
SAN DIEGO—A commercial assay may prove to be valuable for determining which men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels or an abnormal digital rectal exam ...
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
- Active Surveillance for Intermediate-Risk PCa May Be Unsafe
- Melanoma Risk Higher in Kidney Transplant Recipients
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