June 2014 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.
Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.
Urology Cover Articles
Radical cystectomy and chemo-radiation offer significantly better survival than other treatments or no treatment, study shows.
Detecting fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms may allow for targeted antibiotic prophylaxis and identification of men at risk for infection.
At its annual meeting, the American Urological Association provided details of its first guidelines for the medical management of urolithiasis.
Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.
Immunologic mismatch may no longer be a barrier between living kidney donors and recipients.
Men's Health Update
Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.
Sperm function may have an upper age limit.
Many patients who fail with PDE5is are using the medications improperly.
Exposure to prenatal testosterone accounts for many of the differences between men and women, particularly in the brain.
New research from McGill University in Montreal shows that dads get sad, too.
News in Brief
Data support the use of percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.
Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.
Cholesterol-lowering therapy is indicated in CKD patients to prevent cardiovascular risk.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Study reveals that 1 in 7 patients present to an emergency department or are hospitalized after a procedure.
Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with VUR after a febrile UT) decreases risk.
Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.
Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.
Men with high cholesterol and ED who used the drugs experienced a significant 3.2-point increase in IIEF score versus controls.
Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.
More obese patients achieved glycemic control with bariatric surgery than intensive medical therapy
In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.
Iron absorbed from oral ferric citrate boosted iron stores and sustained hemoglobin levels.
Ordering process cut the number of epoetin alfa doses by 71% and medication costs by 69%.
Younger age and longer dialysis vintage associated with greater likelihood of having the operation.
African Americans, however, have a significantly higher rate of positive surgical margins than Caucasians and other races.
Increased maximal carotid artery plaque is associated with a greater likelihood of occlusive coronary disease in patients with and without CKD.
Researchers found no statistically significant incidence of CIN in a study of 2,277 patients who had a total of 2,583 CT scans with contrast.
It also may lower the risk of positive surgical margins in men with non-palpable tumors.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones
- Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions
- Ceruloplasmin a Possible Marker of CKD in Sickle Cell Anemia
- Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized
- Post-Parathyroidectomy Calcium Requirement Linked to Preop ALP
- Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Benefits for Metastatic RCC Demonstrated
- Phosphorus Content Higher in Packaged Meats Listing Phosphate Additives
- High Intakes of Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
- More Intense Treatment, Worse Quality of Life in Diabetes
- Hemodialysis CRBSI Outcomes Unaffected by Distance to Nephrologists
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)