September 2015 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Nephrology Cover Articles
New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.
Hemodialysis patients who undergo the procedure experience decreased risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.
Researchers find link in the non-dialysis population.
Urology Cover Articles
The main independent determinants are circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody and cold ischemia time.
The biochemical recurrence rate after radical prostatectomy is similar to that associated with positive surgical margins.
Trend mirrors move to targeted therapy era.
Advances in prostate cancer screening, management and therapeutics have vastly improved patient care.
News in Brief
Statin use following diagnosis of localized PCa does not significantly reduce the risk of metastasis or death from PCa.
Patients with BPH and mild-to-moderate LUTS can be managed without immediate prostatic surgery, study suggests.
Computed tomography (CT) scans prior to radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer may be useful.
Stone-free rate and expulsion time did not differ significantly between alfuzosin and tamsulosin.
How to comply with HIPAA's risk assessment provision.
Study reveals a 35% increase in all-cause mortality risk compared with non-use.
Patients reported significant improvements in bladder pain and urgency compared with lidocaine alone.
Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.
New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.
Risk of delayed graft function is reduced when donors are maintained at a temperature of 93.2° to 95° F prior to kidney harvesting after death.
Study demonstrates a benefit in patients with distal ureteric stones 5-10 mm in diameter.
In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.
Quality studies are still needed to answer crucial questions about TRT and prostate cancer, cardiovascular risk.
Study in England shows that that 1 in 12 black men die from the malignancy compared with 1 in 24 white men.
Patients with longer life expectancy are most at risk of cardiac morbidity, researchers concluded.
Adding vaginal estrogen may sustain the effects.
As renal function declines, levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide increase, and this correlates with increased atherosclerosis burden.
Frequent exercise also increases the odds of kidney function loss.
Patients with hyperphosphatemia lowered their phosphorus levels with a dietitian's guidance or cash incentive.
Risk factors include longer duration of AKI and hospitalization for congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and decompensated advanced liver disease.
People with a steady diet of foods such as processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages had a 56% greater risk of acute coronary heart disease.
They have double the risk of invasive melanoma and triple the risk of dying from it.
This approach is, or should be, the standard of care for locally advanced PCa, some researchers say.
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