March 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Survival rates for recipients of an organ from smokers and nonsmokers were 85% and 90.7% at five years and 67.4% and 76.5% at 10 years, ...
Finding is based on a small study of patients with high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
No adverse impact observed in men with high-risk disease.
Almost half a million Americans depend on chronic dialysis therapy to survive.
Men's Health Update
Saw palmetto remains the most common herbal treatment for men with LUTS.
Researchers analyzed the effect of implementing an augmented antibiotic prophylaxis regimen in decreasing the rate of post-biopsy infections.
The prevalence and severity of nocturia, or awakening at least once at night to urinate, tends to increase with age.
News in Brief
Do you think Medicare's plan to reward hospitals financially for better performance will result in a higher quality of patient care?
Researchers reported on a study looking at the effect of a pay-for-performance program instituted among 24 hospitals.
In both nutritional and activated forms, vitamin D may have side effects that are as yet under-appreciated.
Emerging data suggest that thyroid hormone deficiency may be associated with greater cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in this population.
Surgeons in the U.S. leave a foreign objects inside a patient after an operation 39 times a week, researchers estimate.
On average, a physician will spend more than 50 months with an open, unresolved malpractice claim.
He is suing for what he alleges were multiple unnecessary endoscopic surgical procedures that destabilized his previously injured back.
Renal Nutrition Update
Foods that may increase gout flare risk are also dietary factors that may promote further kidney decline in individuals with CKD stages 3-5.
Patients fail to stick to treatment regimens for a variety of reasons, but there are specific measures doctors can take to encourage patients to follow ...
Bolus dosing of intravenous (IV) iron is associated with an elevated risk of infection-related hospitalization among anemic hemodialysis (HD) patients compared with maintenance dosing.
It is safe and beneficial to refer these patients for cardiac computed tomography, researcher says.
The relapse-free survival at 10 years was 83% and 54% for stage IIA and IIB patients, respectively.
Kidney transplant recipients who resume steroid treatment after early withdrawal from steroids following transplant surgery are at increased risk for new-onset diabetes (NODAT) and morbid ...
Effects of MMF may be influenced by the pathogenesis and/or cellular micro-environments unique to each disease process.
Values above and below 120-140 mm Hg in hypertensive patients increase mortality risk.
In a small study, a multi-electrode system provided a rapid and sustained treatment effect.
Elderly, blacks, and uninsured less likely to receive aggressive treatment.
Preoperative anemia associated with elevated risk of deaths from other illnesses.
These include hypovolemia, diuretic use, and CKD prior to admission.
The top reason: end-stage renal disease patients are too complicated.
The syndrome was present in 15.3% of pediatric CKD patients compared with 5.9% of healthy controls.
In clinical trials, three patients treated with the hyponatremia drug experienced liver injury, which improved after discontinuing treatment.
Researchers concluded that exercise be considered as an adjunctive therapy in men undergoing androgen suppression.
Both drugs significantly decreased HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose levels.
The drug, which is approved for treating men with erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or both conditions, also improved orgasmic function.
Consumption of 234 mg/day or more was associated with a 72% increased likelihood of urinary incontinence.
Researchers reviewed clinical trial and postmarketing data.
Pilot study of prostate cancer patients on active surveillance finds no association between chronic inflammation and prostate cancer upgrade.
With a growing number of small renal masses being detected, renal tumor biopsies should be performed more frequently.
Some individual components of the syndrome also found to increase risk.
Researchers performed a meta-analysis of data from 20 studies that included 8,420 cases of kidney cancer.
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