May 2008 7 5 Issue of Renal And Urology News
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Percutaneous declotting of hemodialysis grafts less than 30 days from initial placement may result in shorter secondary patency compared with declotting of older grafts, ...
In 2007, an international panel convened by the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU) updated the AUA ureteral stone guidelines.
MILAN—Intravesical alkalized lidocaine (PSD597) may be an effective short-term and possibly long-term treatment for patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), data suggest.
The broad application of cross-sectional imaging has led to the incidental discovery of small renal masses (SRM) as the most common presentation for localized kidney ...
The 2008 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco featured a session on anticipating failure in the patient with advanced prostate cancer.
World Literature Review
Treatment with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is effective for carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the bladder, according to Japanese researchers.
Researchers who studied a large cohort of Chinese men found an inverse relationship between alcohol consumption and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
It may be reasonable to postpone renal transplantation in patients with certain types of renal failure because late recovery of kidney function might occur, according ...
Urodynamix Technologies Ltd., of Vancouver, Canada, announced that its worldwide distribution partner, Laborie Medical Technologies Inc., received approval to market their urodynamic equipment with the ...
The FDA issued a communication on March 27 about its ongoing safety review of Regranex (becaplermin gel, Ortho-McNeil), a topical medicine applied directly to the ...
Abbott Pharmaceuticals' FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, which provides minute-by-minute information about the rate and direction of changes in blood sugar levels, has been ...
The FDA has cleared NovoLog (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) from Novo Nordisk for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) by external insulin pump in pediatric ...
PLC Systems Inc., of Franklin, Mass., has received conditional approval to begin enrollment in a pivotal trial to study the effectiveness of its RenalGuard Therapy ...
Dr. N was a board-certified general and abdominal surgeon who had bounced around for five years after graduating from his residency program. At last, he ...
Doctors, lawyers, and administrators at a suburban Philadelphia hospital are collaborating on a mediation program they hope will keep many malpractice cases out of court.
A Charleston, W. Va., surgeon recently won a $25 million judgment in a defamation lawsuit against a local hospital.
Two Illinois juries recently awarded huge verdicts to injured patients in unrelated malpractice cases.
Renal Nutrition Update
Adequate calorie intake, combined with a protein-restricted diet, can slow CKD progression.
ORLANDO—Patients receiving nocturnal hemodialysis may have lower erythropoietin (EPO) requirements than other dialysis patients, according to findings reported here at the 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference.
Adult renal transplant recipients are at elevated risk for developing post-transplant herpes zoster, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
GRAPEVINE, Tex.—CKD is present in nearly 10% of hospitalized patients but is diagnosed in only half of them, according to a study.
Older individuals suffering from complications of type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of falling, researchers found.
GRAPEVINE, TEX.—Substituting egg whites for meat may help dialysis patients control phosphorus, according to a small study.
Delayed clinician response to a patient's abnormal PSA level occurs in about 23% of cases, which may be more common than is generally appreciated, according ...
Physical activity reduces the risk of BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to a review of studies including a total of 43,083 men.
Serum uric acid levels in the high-normal range are associated with reduced renal function in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers.
MILAN—Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent among men and women aged 40 years and older, according to an online survey of 27,500 individuals ...
GRAPEVINE, TEX.—More and more patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in the United States, according to researchers.
Black men may be getting the message that they are at increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers ...
Hemodialysis patients frequently use narcotics for chronic pain, a study found. The study of 120 patients showed that 32 of them (26.7%) were receiving narcotics ...
Antibody responses could explain why some patients fail botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) treatment of hyperactive detrusor or sphincter dysfunction, according to German investigators.
PSA density is strongly associated with pathological stage and biochemical-free survival after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, researchers conclude.
Regimens containing tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil increase renal transplant recipients' risk of noninfectious diarrhea by 37%, data suggest.
Physician-diagnosed prostatitis is associated with 2.4-fold increased risk of a later diagnosis of BPH and a 70% increased risk of requiring later treatment for that ...
GRAPEVINE, TEX.—Once monthly administration of Hematide, a novel erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA), maintains stable hemoglobin (Hb) levels of 11-12 g/dL and is safe and well ...
MILAN—Female partners of men with premature ejaculation (PE) seem to benefit when the condition is treated with dapoxetine (DPX), according to findings presented here at ...
SAN FRANCISCO—A new study shows that nephron-sparing techniques for treating renal masses smaller than 4 cm are more effective than radical nephrectomy (RN) in preserving ...
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Most, if not all, complications from CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are either preventable or reversible, investigators say.
Intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis are at greater risk of ICU and in-hospital mortality compared with those who ...
WASHINGTON D.C.—A novel stent may have advantages over previous stents in the treatment of renal artery stenosis (RAS).
MILAN—The investigational agent degarelix provides more rapid and profound testosterone suppression than conventional androgen deprivation therapy in men with advanced prostate cancer, researchers reported. Degarelix ...
A study of men with high-grade prostate cancer treated initially with radical prostatectomy (RP) revealed a median overall survival rate of 140 months, which the ...
WASHINGTON D.C.—The placement of transileal retrograde nephrostomy catheters (rPCN) is a safe and effective treatment for post-surgical ureteral obstruction following non-continent urinary diversion procedures, according ...
Infections are a serious complication and leading cause of death in debilitated patients, including those with cancer, immunosuppression (e.g., transplantation or AIDS patients), diabetes, chronic ...
Renal and Urology News Articles
- 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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