November 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Patients missed fewer days of work after undergoing medical expulsive therapy than after having early endoscopic stone removal.
The highest risks of cancer-related mortality were in individuals with urinary tract and breast cancers.
The risk of ED is increased by about 75% if hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia are present concomitantly.
Data suggest that sipuleucel-T is effective despite comcomitant abiraterone treatment and cabazitaxel may have advantages over abiraterone for second-line therapy.
They have a higher inpatient mortality risk and longer lengths of stay compared with those admitted on weekdays.
Vascular access-related bloodstream infections were 13 times more likely to develop in patients with than without central venous catheters.
After the end of 16-day federal shutdown in October, media headlines touted the financial impact on America and the cost of restarting the government.
Men's Health Update
Researchers found the association in men presenting with suspected coronary artery disease.
Low bioavailable testosterone significantly increased the risk in men aged 80 and older.
A new study reveals a sex-specific response to high-deductible health plans (HDHP).
The effect of obesity on male infertility has been well established.
Divorce can have a significant impact on a man's biological, psychological, and social health.
News in Brief
Efforts to address chronic kidney disease among individuals aged 80 years and older may be necessary.
The FDA has approved the first permanent implant to relieve low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 years and older with BPH.
The dietary flavonoid naringenin has been found to regulate the PKD2 protein responsible for polycystic kidney disease.
Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for premature chronic renal failure as their glomerular function continues to deteriorate.
Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.
Elderly patients face greater perioperative risks and postoperative mortality, so careful selection of surgical candidates is imperative.
Renal Nutrition Update
Vitamin D is often recognized for its impact on bone metabolism, but it is also an important regulator of immune function.
Drinking one or more cups per day reduces the risk by 56% compared with drinking one or fewer cups per week.
Study results underscore the need for additional research to find other surrogate markers of urinary infection.
The test was ordered for only about 8% of patients at high risk for urinary stone recurrence.
Gleason 8 tumors have a substantially better prognosis after radical surgery than Gleason 9 and 10 tumors.
Total weeks of self-reported UTI in children with spina bifida were similar with hydrophilic single-use and multi-use PVC catheters.
Study finds that 22% of patients did not have the right dose of antibiotics during their time on continuous venovenous hemodialysis.
Repeat injections of onabotulinumtoxinA (BTXA) appear to benefit patients with non-neurogenic overactive bladder.
Overweight or obesity increased hypertension frequency, proteinuria level, and severity of some renal lesions at diagnosis, placing patients at higher risk for dialysis or death.
Phosphorus levels are lower in postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy.
Even after five years on the drug, patients continue to have improved renal function compared with patients receiving cyclosporine A.
Desmopressin appears to reduce nocturia and other LUTS while also significantly increasing testosterone levels in late-onset hypogonadism.
Low HDL or high triglyceride levels were associated with significantly higher urinary sodium, oxalate, and uric acid levels, as well as lower urinary pH.
High risker of biopsy-proven acute rejection and death-censored graft failure observed in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or greater.
Trend may be due in part to changes in the management of bone mineral disease, researchers speculate.
Men with low testosterone levels may be at slightly increased risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease.
The guideline recommends that patients with adverse pathologic findings at prostatectomy should be offered adjuvant radiotherapy.
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