May 2017 Issue of Renal And Urology News
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Nephrology Cover Articles
In a study, vonapanitase did not improve primary patency compared with placebo, but did improve secondary patency and fistula use for hemodialysis.
In a phase 2b trial, around half of patients taking the novel calcineurin inhibitor at a dose of 23.7 mg twice daily achieved complete remission ...
The adjusted 5-year risk of insulin use following donation is 5 times higher among obese vs normal weight donors.
Nephrolithiasis developed in 18,777 healthy men during 1,184,654 person-years of follow-up.
Urology Cover Articles
In a study, 86% of prostatic urethral lift patients experienced symptom relief in the first month.
Median overall survival was 9.3 months longer for black versus white patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
The document spells out in greater detail the criteria for radical and partial nephrectomy and for placing patients on active surveillance.
News in Brief
Angioplasty plus stenting is associated with less residual stenosis and a lower restenosis rate compared with angioplasty alone.
Researchers found lower all-cause mortality for cinacalcet-treated patients concomitantly treated with vitamin D and phosphate binders, for example.
CBP was associated with a reduction in sperm concentration, sperm vitality, sperm total and progressive motility.
Coffee drinkers did not have a statistically significant difference in kidney size or estimated glomerular filtration rate compared with those who did not drink coffee.
HIV-positive individuals with well-controlled disease and no comorbidities have a low risk of ESRD following living kidney donation.
PUL involves placement of small permanent metallic implants into the prostate that lift the lateral lobes away from the urethra and remove obstruction.
The Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northeast.
63% of patients were managed initially with observation.
Both urologists and nephrologists provide follow-up and continuity of care to patients after cancer nephrectomy.
Gout is uncontrolled in the majority of individuals with the condition, data show.
Study documents an upswing in emergency department visits and observation stays.
Among hemodialysis patients, sudden cardiac death accounted for 12% more cardiovascular-related mortalities in 2013 than in 2009.
Post-transplant UTI rates were lower when cephalexin was added to SMX-TMP than when SMX-TMP was used alone (7.5% vs 25.8%), study finds.
In a study, diabetes in both the donor and recipient was associated with triple the risk of death at 5 years post-transplant compared with the ...
Highest level of opioid use in the year prior to transplantation was associated with a 45% and 28% increased risk of death and graft loss, ...
Each 10 mg/dL increase in total cholesterol is associated with a significant 23% greater odds of high-grade prostate cancer.
Likelihood of stone passage in patients on medical expulsive therapy is based on variables such as stone size and location and white blood cell count.
Nomogram based on a cohort of men with high-risk prostate cancer is more accurate than the CAPRA and MSKCC nomograms, researchers report.
Use of continent diversion procedures peaked in 2008, and has been decreasing since.
The cumulative incidence of venous thromboembolism following radical cystectomy was nearly 6.7% over 10 years.
In a study, 81.1% of men were able to void after an average of 28 days after treatment.
Lowest quartile of serum testosterone is associated with 48% and 65% increased odds of stress and mixed urinary incontinence, respectively.
Researchers find prolonged survival among patients with neuroendocrine muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.
Five-year graft survival rates among recipients of kidneys from living donors increased from 76.6% in 1985-1894 to 85.4% in 2009-2015.
Researchers report that matching deceased kidney donors and kidney recipients by cytomegalovirus serostatus optimizes high- and low-risk profiles.
High-KDPI kidneys can improve the likelihood of a functioning graft compared with waiting for a superior kidney.
Opportunistic viral and fungal infections or malignancies develop in 34% of kidney transplant recipients, but these complications do not affect patient or graft survival.
A DASH-style diet is associated with a reduced risk of gout, whereas a Western diet is associated with a higher risk.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Medication Adherence Low in Gout Patients Initiating Allopurinol
- Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
- FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
- Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer
- Bladder Hydrodistention May Ease Nocturia in Interstitial Cystitis
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