June 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Chronic kidney disease 2.5 times less likely to develop in those who drink more than 4.3 liters a day versus less than two liters day.
Alpha blockers are the mostly commonly prescribed drugs to treat LUTS secondary to BPH.
Following surgery, symptom severity declined significantly and remained stable over 10 years.
The vow never to treat SRMs may seem hard to believe and self-defeating.
While bone loss and reduction in bone mineral density are well known consequences of ADT, the main concern is increased risk of osteoporotic fractures.
The proposal puts a $350,000 limit on non-economic damages.
One proposed change would allow only physicians with the same specialty to act as expert witnesses.
Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals mistakes in a newsletter sent electronically to its 16,000 employees.
Renal Nutrition Update
Zinc supplementation has been shown to decrease levels of plasma aluminum and reactive oxygen species in dialysis patients.
Studies have shown that group therapy can be at least as effective as individual treatment.
British radiologist/researcher discusses her experience with cryotherapy and radiofrequency ablation.
Adverse events included skin rash, gastrointestinal problems, and allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome.
Total clearance rate of 81% found in patients with solitary stones.
Researchers made the discovery in a study of individuals with normal kidney function.
Study reveals reduced risk of progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and mortality in patients with moderate and advanced CKD.
The absolute risk is small, but data may make a case for the use of low-potency statins when possible.
Antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors are the major causes in this age group.
Risk of recurrent bleeding is similar to that of patients with normal kidney function.
Five-year mortality is lower among PCa patients who receive a transplant rather than stay on dialysis.
Risk of death, bleeding, and other complications found to be similar whether or not heparin is used during hemodialysis.
The drug increases the likelihood of a successful trial without catheter.
Consuming too much phosphorus increases the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in women, study finds
Canadian study of more than one million health records reveals a twofold increased risk.
Risk is greatest in patients with a lower body mass index and younger age.
Study reveals no significant association between BMI and prebiopsy PSA, Gleason score, clinical T stage, and D'Amico risk.
RLS increases the risk by 38%, data show.
SWL is an independent risk factor for hypertension in patients without CKD.
Shared decision-making about screening recommended for men aged 55-69 years.
Compared with radical nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery shift serum creatinine downward.
Researchers studied 850 testosterone-deficient men who received 1,000 mg parenteral testosterone undecanoate six weeks after baseline and then every 12 weeks for up to five ...
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