January 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate and patiromer hold promise as hyperkalemia treatments.
Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.
The risk is 2.6 times greater among postmenopausal women with waists larger than 88 cm
Urology Cover Articles
Magnetic resonance-transrectal ultrasound image fusion correctly identified index tumor locations in 95% of cases.
Positive stone cultures increase the odds of sepsis after percutaneous nephrolithotomy by nearly 7-fold.
Many men undergo radical surgery or radiotherapy despite life expectancies of less than 10 years
News in Brief
It preserves kidney function better than radical nephrectomy in patients with small- to medium-sized tumors, study finds.
Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
Combo Zerbaxa is sanctioned for complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections
ADA: Asian-Americans should be screened for diabetes when they have a BMI of 23 or higher.
Decreased risk of ESRD was observed in individuals without the metabolic syndrome.
Classical music played during the procedure also improved satisfaction and willingness to undergo a repeat biopsy.
Among other considerations, a physician has to define a window of time for the length of care needed to treat a condition.
A study of 4,803 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy had long-term outcomes on par with other surgical approaches.
In the first few months of hemodialysis, one additional provider visit per month increased the probability of AV fistula or graft surgery by nearly 5%.
In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.
This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.
Patients with these tumors should be counseled appropriately and offered treatment options for intermediate-risk disease.
Study reveals greater likelihood of decreased walking speed and more rapid declines in lower-extremity strength.
The risk of end-stage renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus may even be declining, but outcomes differ by race.
Study finds no significantly elevated risk of coronary heart disease among men with a history of kidney stones.
Longer cancer-specific and overall survival seen in older men with locally advanced or high-risk PCa
Study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer documents a particularly large increase in the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Nerve-sparing surgery by robot-assisted laparoscopy was associated with a 2.4 times increased odds of regaining potency versus open surgery
African-American and Caucasian men have similar tumor burden, treatment choices, and survival.
Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Focal and whole-gland approaches may provide alternatives for recurrent PCa after radiotherapy
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)