March 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
The longer a kidney is without a blood supply, the greater the risk of graft failure and death, according to a new study.
The risk increases by 18% with each 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.
Urology Cover Articles
Nephron-sparing approach is associated with a 56% decreased risk of postoperative end-stage renal disease versus radical surgery.
The proportion of men diagnosed with intermediate- or high-risk disease rose 6% from 2011 to 2013, study finds.
The average time to return of continence and potency following prostatectomy was significantly shorter in the allograft than no-allograft group.
Physicians recognize the need for standards and process improvement in medicine. Case in point: Urinary Tract Infections.
Men's Health Update
Clinicians should prescribe the medication cautiously because it may cause breathing difficulty and addiction.
Smoking pot decreased the likelihood of the malignancy by 45%, whereas smoking tobacco only increased the likelihood by 52%.
Study reveals favorable myocardial adaptations, including enhanced left ventricular diastolic function.
Men with lower levels of sedentary time had a significantly lower risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The authors recommend consideration of testosterone assays in men who fail to respond to PDE5 inhibitors in an effort to optimize outcomes.
Among the overweight men, the groups with sleep disorders had higher fat mass in the trunk and android regions.
News in Brief
Patients with hemophilia, however, do have a higher incidence of cancers overall.
Among the increased risks, women with the disease had an 86% higher chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than men.
In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus ...
Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.
Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality among patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).
Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.
Low testosterone in men with CKD should not be treated routinely, but can be considered on an individual basis in some cases.
Experts review ACA provisions that practices should weigh when deciding on employee medical benefits.
In a study of nearly 57,000 Korean patients, 6.2% had asymptomatic microscopic hematuria.
The frequency of visits to physicians and advanced practitioners by hemodialysis patients had no significant effect on their graft or arteriovenous fistula survival.
Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.
The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.
Kidney transplants alone saved nearly 1.4 million life-years in the United States over a 25-year period.
New finding may explain reported associations between nephrolithiasis and cardiovascular disease.
Investigators found the strongest associations for sepsis, followed by pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.
The rate of stone passage was about 23% higher with silodosin compared with placebo.
They are more likely to have urinary tract infections and sepsis than urinary stone formers without inflammatory bowel disease.
The researchers found no significant association between BMI and penile cancer stage at diagnosis.
Patients with these risk factors should be followed up for the rest of their lives, according to the researchers.
African American patients are less likely than Caucasians to receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer.
Children with horsehoe kidney might be examined for additional urologic and nonurologic abnormalities, researchers suggest.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Phosphate Binders Lower Infection-Related Death Risk in HD
- Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI
- Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction
- More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed
- Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications
- 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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