October 2009 Issue of Renal And Urology News
In diabetic CKD patients, strict glycemic control may be harmful.
Italian study shows that this technique is more sensitive than conventional imaging in finding lesions.
Acute renal damage may resolve in the absence of the underlying cause.
Many nephrologists feel increasingly bewildered by heightened discussion about the upcoming bundling system for dialysis patients. The dialysis industry is a unique and giant enterprise ...
From Cleveland Clinic
The electronic medical record (EMR) has enabled creation of a CKD registry, a database that contains demographic information, clinical parameters, and outcome measurements of more ...
Considering the advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of glomerular disease, we formed a Glomerulonephritis Board (GN Board) at Cleveland Clinic that brings together key ...
Partial nephrectomy has been the procedure of choice for patients with poor renal function, tumors in solitary kidneys or bilateral renal tumors.
The provision of in-hospital dialysis services over the next decade will necessitate a rethinking of the unit infrastructure.
News in Brief
Rituximab is an effective treatment for lupus nephritis that enables reductions in maintenance steroids, data show.
Skin to stone distance (SSD) predicts stone-free status in patients after shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), independent of stone size, location, and density, according to researchers.
Renal transplants from spousal donors have long-term outcomes similar to those of transplants from other living unrelated donors (LUD), even though spousal donors have more ...
Radical prostatectomy (RP) leads to significant changes in the levels of some androgens, Swedish investigators reported in The Prostate (2009; published online ahead of print).
Glycemic control is independently and inversely associated with erectile dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes, researchers reported in the International Journal of Impotence Research ...
Hyponatremia in elderly patients is associated with large-bone fractures, researchers have concluded.
Long-term outcomes of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for treating female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) support the use of the procedure, according to researchers ...
A year from now—in October 2010—Lynda Anne Szczech, MD, MSCE, a member of the Renal & Urology News editorial advisory board, will become the first ...
FDA has approved Valturna (aliskiren and valsartan) tablets, which the drug's maker, Novartis, of East Hanover, N.J., said is the first and only product to ...
Salix Pharmaceuticals has receiving marketing clearance for Metozolv (metoclopramide HCl) ODT (orally dissolving tablets) 5 mg and 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets for the relief ...
The FDA has approved Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride) for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in pediatric kidney and heart transplant recipients (aged four months to ...
Urovalve, of Newark, N.J., has filed a patent for a device that facilitates insertion of catheters, such as Foley catheters, the company said.
Endo Pharmaceuticals, of Chadds Ford, Pa., has reintroduced Valstar (valrubicin) for the treatment of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the urinary bladder that is refractory ...
A 41-year-old patient, Mr. E, visited Dr. L, a family physician, for an influenza shot. While in the office, he asked the doctor for a ...
Television advertising by lawyers soliciting plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases has increased nearly 1400% since 2004, a recent study found.
Patient safety measures could save 85,000 lives and $35 billion a year, according to a report issued by the consumer interest group Public Citizen.
Honesty really is the best policy, especially when it comes to taking responsibility and avoiding lawsuits. That is what the University of Michigan Health System ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Carnitine treatment can improve erythropoietin resistance and other parameters, new data suggest.
Researchers have reported encouraging results from a small study examining intravesical instillation of a botulinum toxin/dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solution as a treatment for refractory idiopathic ...
Preliminary findings may set the stage for development of a breath test to identify patients with renal failure, according to Israeli investigators.
Moderate to heavy ethanol consumption increases the five-year risk, an Australian study shows.
Radiofrequency ablation of small renal tumors in otherwise healthy patients preserves renal function.
The association is especially strong among men younger than 65 years, according to researchers.
A recent study shows that sodium bicarbonate is no better than saline in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN).
Transcatheter polycystic embolization was well-tolerated, and no deaths occurred as a result.
New findings make a case for renal disease screening of family members who have risk factors.
Retrourethral transobturator sling associated with a treatment success rate of 77.1% at one year.
About half of men with high-risk localized tumors were disease-free five years after radical surgery.
Solifenacin-treated patients experienced less dry mouth than those taking oxybutynin immediate release.
Sevelamer carbonate powder is similar in efficacy to sevelamer hydrochloride tablets in CKD patients .
Paricalcitol treatment is associated with a significant reduction in protein excretion in patients with proteinuric renal disease, according to researchers.
The number and density of positive nodes provide more accurate survival predictions.
TORONTO—Substaging of bladder cancer tumors provides important prognostic information that could help guide patient management decisions, according to researchers.
Exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents should be minimized in patients with advanced CKD.
Clinicians should consider the possibility that HIV patients have both renal and cardiac disease.
Hypertension rates are expected to rise due to a growing prevalence of obesity and other risk factors.
Cell adhesion molecules may be potential targets for therapeutic intervention to delay CKD progression.
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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