May 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Modalities under investigation include laser ablation, hemiablative seed implantation, and results are promising.
In a study, 44% of neoplasias detected within a year of transplantation may have been present prior to surgery.
Contrast volume:eGFR ratio may be useful in calculating the maximum amount of contrast to give.
Two studies presented at the recent NKF Spring Clinical Meetings provide more evidence of a trend toward decreasing use of ESAs and decreasing hemoglobin levels.
Ringing in the new year was especially exciting this time around for Ashutosh K. Tewari, MB, BS, head of the new Center for Prostate Cancer ...
Men's Health Update
Study finds a 40% increased death risk from the malignancy in unmarried versus married men.
BPH has long been thought to be an inevitable function of genetic predisposition and age related changes in sex steroid hormones.
The NFL has taken a new interest in the safety of its players.
New urinals were designed to bring attention to prostate health and prostate cancer.
Men who doze off during the day may benefit from salmon, eggs, or a bit more time in the sun, all of which increase vitamin ...
Little is known regarding dietary habits and male reproduction.
Treatment of LUTS secondary to BPH has evolved from surgical therapy to medical monotherapy, and now combination therapy.
Over the past several years, Dr. N occasionally had been asked to serve as an expert in medical malpractice cases.
Medical identity theft and data security breaches are growing and that thousands of cases are reported per year.
The state's statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the malpractice, not the date of the discovery of the malpractice.
The legislation is expected to reduce lengthy, expensive lawsuits.
Renal Nutrition Update
Ghrelin is metabolized by the kidney; thus serum levels are elevated in chronic kidney disease populations.
Doctors have to figure out how to work smarter, not harder.
Use of the medications was associated with a 21% decreased risk of death from prostate cancer.
New study is the first to demonstrate this relationship.
The procedure is safe and can result in good oncologic and function outcomes
Gout prevalence is higher among patients with lower average estimated glomerular filtration rates or higher levels of albuminuria
Men with larger prostates are at higher risk for blood in urine.
Microvascular invasion identified as risk factor for cancer-specific death.
A quality index that uses a simple formula allows comparisons of different transplant centers.
The survival benefit is limited to men aged 55-69 years at initial screening, large European study finds.
In patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, those with bladder neck or multiple tumors are more likely to experience recurrent intravesical tumors.
Increasing the number of prostate biopsy cores from 12 to 20 did not increase the likelihood or severity of complication.
The procedure may be particularly useful in treatment men with prostates larger than 100 cc.
The trend is due mostly to an increasing incidence of visits by women.
Biochemical recurrence-free and metastasis-free survival can be achieved.
For patients with metastatic disease receiving systemic treatment, a high BMI was found to improve overall survival.
Filipinos had the highest rates, followed by Japanese, study found.
Communication between the urologist and pathologist is key to arriving at the correct diagnosis, researcher says.
Rates in 2009 were 25% higher than in 1996, study finds.
Researchers have confirmed findings showing that racial differences in markers of mineral metabolism in patients with CKD.
Researchers observe an increased incidence of pre-term delivery and infants who are small for gestational age.
Combined with use of a binder, this approach raised serum albumin while maintaining target phosphorus levels.
Study implicates low diastolic and high systolic pressure immediately after kidney transplantation.
The trend is most pronounced among Medicare recipients since the debut of bundling, ESA labeling changes.
Appointment wait time decreased and number of patients seen per month increased.
Patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer may be at increased risk for worse outcomes if they receive a PBT.
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