October 2013 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Donors had a decrease in GFR and an increase in parathyroid hormone and uric acid six months after nephrectomy.
New study reveals no difference in failure rates for women younger than 70 years and those aged 70 and older.
Their risk of being placed on chronic renal replacement therapy is three times higher than in the background population.
New findings could improve the evaluation and management of men with hypogonadism.
Cidofovir cleared cytomegalovirus that was resistant to ganciclovir.
Relying on PSA doubling time from just one year of active surveillance can result in as many as one in five prostate cancer patients being ...
Over the past 10 years the annual ESRD incidence rate per million U.S. population has remained stagnant or even shown sporadic downward trends.
David O. Sussman, DO, has been ready to educate urology colleagues on the appropriate use of Botox.
News in Brief
Aerobic exercise training could be a practical means of preventing ED brought on by a Western diet.
PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage
Partial or total penectomy with a negative surgical margin remains the gold standard in managing invasive penile cancer.
A higher urinary ACRwas linked with a greater risk of incident CHD but not recurrent CHD.
Elderly patients with OAB may benefit from combined high-dosage antimuscarinics.
A prospective cohort study has shown plasma NGAL to be an accurate biomarker for predicting acute kidney injury.
The type and amount of ingested protein affects clinical outcomes such as protein-energy wasting, kidney function and even survival.
A urologist had explained to the patient that a split ureter is a potential risk of ureteroscopy.
Renal Nutrition Update
For years, dietary recommendations have focused on reducing saturated fat and its potential sources.
Its presence increases mortality risk, data show.
These factors plus pathologic findings enable stratification of patients according to their risk of dying from bladder cancer after radical cystectomy.
Prospective randomized study finds no difference in in-hospital mortality and dialysis dependence at three months compared with usual-start dialysis.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate is a unique carbohydrate-free formulation administrated via dialysate.
Nephrology consultations more than 48 after the day of acute kidney injury diagnosis are associated with greater mortality and dialysis dependence risk.
Findings support the notion of a link with sleep or circadian disruption.
The longer men live without metastatic disease, the lower their risk of death.
It might decrease the likelihood of renal function decline, however.
Blood pressure in this range associated with the lowest mortality rates.
In a head-to-head trial, patients had similar progression-free survival with pazopanib and sunitinib, but experienced fewer adverse effects.
An electronic unit vibrates three times when wetness sensor threads detect urine overspills.
The 30-day mortality risk in patients with stage 2-5 CKD decreased from 11% in 1985-1990 to 6% in 2000-2008.
Leakage/incontinence topped the list at 11%, according to a study.
Adding ketoconazole to tamsulosin increased the likelihood of a successful trial without catheter in men with benign prostatic obstruction.
A smartphone-based automated albumin-testing tool can determine urinary albumin levels and transmit results all within about five minutes.
Researcher calculates that 43,200 such injuries occurred in the U.S. from 2002-2010.
MRI may enable doctors to predict the likelihood of biochemical recurrence of PCa after radical prostatectomy.
Men with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are at higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) than men without IBS.
- Gleason Score Predicts BCR in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
- Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer
- Biomarkers Help Distinguish Prostate Cancer from Prostatitis
- Do Surgeons' Complication Rates Reflect Their Competence?
- Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients
- Should the U.S. Government Cap the Cost of Cancer Drugs?
- Tamsulosin Improves Passage of Large Ureteric Stones
- Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia
- Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death
- Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetes Linked with Greater Death Risk
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