September 2014 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
The finding is from a study of more than 5 million Norwegians.
An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Urology Cover Articles
It is more sensitive than digital rectal examination and transrectal ultrasound and more specific than PSA and PSA density, researchers report.
In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.
Seniors taking atypical antipsychotic drugs are at higher risk of acute kidney injury.
The separation of continents no longer provides a secure buffer against the spread of communicable diseases from far-flung places.
News in Brief
Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.
A ruling from the HHS took effect allowing patients direct access to medical laboratory results.
Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.
A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
Researchers find an independent association in a study of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes.
Invokamet combines in a single table canagliflozin and metformin.
In a study, the 12-year prostate cancer survival rate was 61.8% for men with the mutation versus 94.3% for those without it.
Communicating effectively about appropriate options and eliciting patient input for overactive bladder (OAB) can improve outcomes.
Moderate to severe hydronephrosis is associated with worse cancer-specific survival in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma.
Patients with substance use disorder are more likely to be hospitalized and to make emergency department visits.
Heavy and binge drinking found to significantly decrease the likelihood of renal dysfunction.
Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.
As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.
Severe CKD raised the risk of in-hospital death after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.
Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.
Urinary levels of a melatonin metabolite below the median were associated with a 4-fold increased risk versus levels above the median.
At 5 years after seed implantation, 59% prostate cancer patients had preserved erectile function.
The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.
Diffusion-weighted technique found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 89%-91% and 77%-81%, respectively.
Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Tamsulosin Improves Clearance of Large Distal Ureteral Stones
- Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions
- Ceruloplasmin a Possible Marker of CKD in Sickle Cell Anemia
- Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized
- Post-Parathyroidectomy Calcium Requirement Linked to Preop ALP
- Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Benefits for Metastatic RCC Demonstrated
- Phosphorus Content Higher in Packaged Meats Listing Phosphate Additives
- High Intakes of Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
- More Intense Treatment, Worse Quality of Life in Diabetes
- Hemodialysis CRBSI Outcomes Unaffected by Distance to Nephrologists
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