June 2009 Issue of Renal And Urology News
CHICAGO—Nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) may be an option for renal tumors larger than 4 cm, according to researchers.
ORLANDO—Clinicians are less likely to use evidence-based therapies for congestive heart failure (CHF), especially ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), when their patients also ...
ORLANDO—Acute renal failure (ARF) may be more likely to develop following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to researchers.
The growth in the number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has tapered and is being offset by continuous improvements in survival. The result ...
News in Brief
A Canadian study of 4,247 patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) found that older age, black race, switching to PD from hemodialysis (HD), and diabetes in ...
Bladder cancer patients who undergo partial cystectomy (PC) more than 12 weeks after transurethral resection of bladder tumors are at three times higher risk of ...
Iranian researchers who studied men undergoing prostate surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) found that 12.5% of those without erectile dysfunction (ED) before surgery developed ...
Renal artery stenting plus medical treatment is no better than medical treatment alone at preventing progression of renal impairment in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery ...
Children younger than 10 years are as likely to pass stones as older children, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology (2009;181:2267-2271).
Greater BMI and waist circumference are significantly associated with albuminuria in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to findings from the Look ...
Microalbuminuria is independently associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2009;301:1790-1797).
Researcher Macaulay Onuigbo, MD, MSc, proposes that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can cause renal failure.
World Literature Review
Intermittent hormonal therapy (IHT) for men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer is associated with no reduction in disease progression or survival, according to ...
Among older individuals, an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) below 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 is associated with a nearly twofold increased risk of hip-fracture-related mortality, according ...
Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) independently predicts greater mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, Israeli researchers report.
Mr. Z, 48, had been a physician assistant in the same large clinic for more than 10 years. One reason he stayed was the opportunity ...
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a law that sets the minimum qualifications for expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases.
Kaiser Permanente of Northern California (KPNC) has settled five malpractice claims stemming from its defunct kidney transplant program for a total of $1 million.
Several patients at a South Dakota urology clinic have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against it, charging sloppy practices may have exposed them to disease.
A new state law raises the standard of proof required for patients claiming errors in Utah emergency department (ED) care. The state legislature has raised ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Although the healthful effects of vitamin C are well-established, there are concerns about excessive intake of this vitamin by CKD patients.
ORLANDO—A urine test may enable clinicians to predict which men diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to have aggressive disease and which men might ...
CHICAGO—Delays in the diagnosis of bladder cancer confer an approximately 30% increased risk of death from the malignancy, researchers found.
CHICAGO—Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with an increased risk of death from any cause and from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new findings show.
CHICAGO—Dutasteride lowers the risk of prostate cancer by 23% in men with an increased risk of the malignancy, new findings show.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of hypertension, but only among individuals with a low intake of olive oil, according to ...
Delaying laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for patients with small renal masses has no significant effect on oncologic and perioperative outcomes.
Improvements in exercise capacity are associated with decreased mortality among prehypertensive men, data show.
Metastatic disease rarely occurs in patients with renal tumors less than 3 cm in diameter, data show.
ORLANDO—For stratifying risk in patients with coronary events, renal dysfunction adds incremental value to the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score, investigators reported at the ...
Hexaminolevulinate-enhanced fluorescence (HAL) cystoscopy significantly increased the rate of recurrence-free survival in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer in a German study.
DENVER—Consuming 20 g of soy daily for up to two years is safe and may be beneficial for men at high risk for biochemical failure ...
Partial nephrectomy (PN) is associated with better overall survival compared with radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients who have benign renal tumors, according to investigators at ...
PSA doubling time (PSADT), Gleason score, and time to PSA progression are strong independent predictors of metastasis-free survival in prostate cancer patients who experience PSA ...
Hyperphosphatemia is the harbinger of numerous complications in patients with CKD, and these complications become most evident in patients who require dialysis.
Hyponatremia may be the most common electrolyte disturbance seen in hospitalized patients. It is the most likely to lead to permanent or lethal complications if ...
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