October 2010 Issue of Renal And Urology News
TORONTO—Caesarean deliveries significantly reduce the risk of prolapse compared with vaginal delivery, according to a data presented at the joint International Continence Society—International Urogynecological Association ...
BOSTON—Clinicians may want to rethink the antibiotics they prescribe for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) urinary tract infections (UTIs).
BOSTON—Older age, female gender, and delayed graft function are among the independent risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) among renal transplant recipients.
The ongoing controversy as to whether premalignant, prostatic lesions are associated with increase risk of developing cancer.
News in Brief
Men who undergo prostate biopsy should be informed that the procedure can cause impaired voiding and transient erectile dysfunction, concluded Tobias Klein, MD, and colleagues ...
Intensive BP control is no better than standard BP control at protecting against progression of kidney disease among African Americans with CKD, except perhaps if ...
Men who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day have a 14% lower concentration of the protamine P2 than their nonsmoking counterparts, according to a ...
The number of children with urolithiasis seen across 42 U.S. pediatric hospitals rose from 125 in 1999 to 1,398 in 2008, according to a recent ...
Black men are more likely than white men to have had a longer PSA screening interval before a prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis, and are more ...
Administering corticosteroids to deceased, heart-beating kidney donors at least three hours before organ harvesting to reduce inflammation does not reduce the incidence or duration of ...
Fed up with the frustrations of private practice, some urologists and nephrologists have chosen the life of an itinerant professional.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of East Brunswick, N.J., has received FDA clearance to market Krystexxa (pegloticase) as a treatment for chronic gout in adult patients refractory ...
The FDA has proposed withdrawing approval of midodrine, a drug used to treat orthostatic hypotension, because required post-approval studies that verify the clinical benefit of ...
The FDA has approved the brand name for commercially available Veletri (epoprostenol for injection) for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Dr. L, 68, was busy. His urology practice was booming and he felt compelled to shuffle patients in and out quickly. As a sole practitioner ...
The Tennessee legislature is considering two bills intended to reform medical malpractice claims.
Like Illinois and Georgia before it, the state Supreme Court of Nevada is being asked to decide whether limits on malpractice awards are constitutional.
A recently published study in Annals of Internal Medicine (2010;153:213-221) shows that taking responsibility for medical errors and apologizing to patients leads to fewer lawsuits.
Renal Nutrition Update
Chitosan gum could offer dialysis patients an inexpensive way to control phosphorus nonsystemically without adding to their daily pill burden.
Plenty of fund investors are frustrated. During the three years ending August 16, the S&P 500 lost 7.4% annually and most funds sank into the ...
Black and Hispanic living kidney donors are at increased relative risk for hypertension, diabetes requiring drug therapy, and CKD compared with their white counterparts, according ...
Acute graft pyelonephritis (AGPN) in renal transplant recipients does not impair long-term graft function, according to Spanish researchers.
TORONTO—An analysis of gene-expression patterns in women with overactive bladder (OAB) may point the way to possible new biomarkers for the condition.
TORONTO—Use of an oral phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) significantly reduces urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy (RP), according to data presented at the joint annual meeting ...
Kidney transplant candidates who are placed on a waiting list after receiving a nonrenal solid-organ transplant make up a significant and more rapidly growing cohort ...
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who convert to hemodialysis (HD) after failing treatment with peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be at higher death risk in ...
Dried cranberries may ease lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men, new findings suggest.
Initial PSA levels following salvage cryoabation in prostate cancer patients who failed radiation therapy may predict the likelihood of long-term biochemical progression, researchers found.
Digoxin use among patients who are on hemodialysis (HD) may increase their risk of death, especially if they have low predialysis potassium levels, a study ...
Transplant programs in the United States have increasingly embraced influenza vaccination guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers concluded.
PSA levels measured at age 60 predict a man's lifetime risk of metastasis and death from prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online ...
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in low-fat dairy products, and low in animal protein may reduce the risk of kidney stones by ...
Study reveals acceptable outcomes in men with clinically localized intermediate-risk prostate cancer.
Two years post-op, 87% of patients said they were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the results.
Men with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery do just as well with self-teaching approaches.
Hydrophilic-coated catheter shorted time to first UTI in patients with acute spinal cord injuries.
SAN FRANCISCO—Healthy lifestyle choices, such as not smoking and exercising regularly, may significantly impact urinary and sexual function, two studies suggest.
High selenium intake may have a protective effect against bladder cancer, mainly among women, according to a recent meta-analysis.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Transplantation of kidneys with single or multiple arteries results in similar long-term outcomes, according to new study presented at The Transplantation Society's 2010 ...
The rate at which patients with renal disease are undergoing magnetic resonance (MR) studies using gadolinium-based contrast agents decreased dramatically since 2006.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Findings from two large studies presented at The Transplantation Congress in Vancouver provide new insights into the practice of matching donors and recipients ...
Cinacalcet may be useful for treating hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation, new findings suggest.
Oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC) supplementation may be a promising adjuvant treatment for uremic anemia and oxidative stress in hemodialysis (HD) patients, researchers say.
The degree of hydronephrosis may predict ureteral stone size, according to a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2010;28:813-816).
Gen-Probe has submitted a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) to the FDA for its PCA3 assay (Progensa), which may help determine the need for repeat prostate ...
An investigational drug called pasireotide is effective at reducing cortisol levels in patients with Cushing's disease, according to the results of a phase 3 trial.
Researchers in Taiwan have identified risk factors for adverse events (AEs) from intravesical injections of botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) for refractory idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO).
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