November 2012 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are also less likely to receive a kidney transplant.
New study also confirms obesity as a risk factor.
From 2001-2009, the procedure replaced nearly 50% of transurethral resections of the prostate.
Although data suggest that cancer rates are also higher in obese patients, the associations are largely based on observational/population studies.
On the Forefront
Radical cystectomy with urinary diversion including neobladder remains the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Robert K. Nam, MD, MSc, and colleagues helped to shed light on the impact of UI in men who have undergone RP by studying rates ...
Men's Health Update
Researchers observe improvement in vitality, motility, and morphology.
The malignancy is 2.8 times more likely to develop in night workers than day workers.
Moderate drinkers of alcohol have lower risk of cardiovascular disease than nondrinkers or heavy drinkers.
Men are more likely than women to have at least one of the three risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Men are less likely than women to be aware of their condition and to be currently taking antihypertensive medication.
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) have a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome than those without ED.
Men are less likely than women to use CAM alone or concomitantly with conventional medications for knee osteoarthritis.
News in Brief
Generally, do you think it would ever be a good idea to offer payments to people to donate a kidney (outside of reimbursement for medical and certain other expenses, as is currently allowed)?
The number of individuals in the United States who are on waiting lists for a kidney transplant far exceeds the number of available organs.
Funeral expenses for deceased donors and a tax break for living donors were deemed the most acceptable incentives.
Study reveals elevated carotid intima-media thickness.
Those who had ever smoked marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users of marijuana to develop the disease.
In an analysis, greater severity of retinopathy was strongly associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.
The FDA has approved the production and use of Choline C 11 Injection, a PET imaging agent used to help detect recurrent PCa.
A protein that confers a worse prognosis in bladder cancer when present in high levels may be regulated by androgens, suggesting a role for antiandrogen ...
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can detect almost three times as many higher-grade prostate cancers using half a many needle biopsies.
The routine incorporation of NMIBC clinical practice guidelines will reduce variation in care by closing the gap on inappropriate delivery, whether over- or underuse.
Dr. B should have documented that the patient was offered—and had declined— many standard primary care services.
Two operating room nurses have been suspended from their jobs
The patient had previously sued the doctors for something they did not do.
In 8% of patients, the diagnostic error was serious enough that it may have caused or directly contributed to the patient's death.
Renal Nutrition Update
Metabolic acidosis is a typical concern in renal populations, including renal transplant recipients (RTRs).
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PARIS—Patients who have lost their graft have had renal failure longer and are likely to have more comorbidities.
Lower kidney function is independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in stable kidney transplant recipients.
Study implicates factors other than aging, including weight gain, smoking cessation, depression and cardiovascular disease.
Measures that led to weight loss found to raise levels significantly in overweight, prediabetic men.
An unexpected impact may be excessive phosphorus retention.
Each 1-cm increment in kidney size was associated with an 18% increased risk of death from renal cell carcinoma.
The syndrome increases the likelihood of chronic kidney disease by 42%.
Renal transplant failure rates are higher than in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K., study finds.
New findings contrast with those of previous studies.
The trend is mainly among patients undergoing cardiac and vascular surgery, Canadian study shows.
Coronary artery calcification is associated with a significant two- to threefold increase risk of all-cause mortality.
Men with severe calcified Peyronie's disease (PD) plaques are more likely to progress to surgical treatment than men with non-calcified plaques.
U.S. study finds incidence of 8.05 priapism visits per 100,000 emergency department visits.
It does not affect acute rejection or graft function, study finds.
Study finds a growing prevalence of gram-negative organisms.
An consumption over a two-year period found to decrease likelihood of a gout attack by 35%.
Investigational medication improves overall survival and time to first skeletal-related event.
Pazopanib and sunitinib demonstrated similar progression-free and overall survival.
Renal transplant recipients are at higher risk if they are older or African American.
Female gender, younger age lower the odds of graft failure at 20 years.
The two are linked regardless of gender, race, and obesity.
Intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may be as safe as continuous ADT in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer (PCa), researchers concluded.
- Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment
- Genomic Prostate Score Predicts PCa Recurrence, Adverse Pathology
- New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Eliminate Treatment Targets
- Weekend Hospitalizations Worsen Outcomes for Metastatic PCa Patients
- High-Risk Patients Screened for Bladder Cancer Rarely Die from It
- Edible Cannabis Products Vary in Active Ingredient
- Obesity, Diabetes Hike Post-Cystectomy Surgical Site Infection Risk
- No Worse Outcomes After Salvage Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
- Some Post-Cystectomy Risks Increase with Older Age, Comorbidities
- Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe
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