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World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

Women face unique challenges to their kidney health, including during pregnancy, according to a new report.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Associated With Increased Inter-Arm BP Difference

CKD Associated With Increased Inter-Arm BP Difference

Increased inter-arm difference in systolic blood pressure independently predicts development of chronic kidney disease in the general population, a new study suggests.

Prostate Cancer Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prior to Initial Prostate Biopsy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prior to Initial Prostate Biopsy

MRI of the prostate prior to a biopsy of the gland improves prostate cancer detection, but insurers resist paying for it.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stones Linked to Hyponatremia

Kidney Stones Linked to Hyponatremia

Development of kidney stones is 6.2-fold more likely among patients with persistent hyponatremia than those without a history of hyponatremia.

Kidney Stones PCN May Be Superior for Hydronephrosis Due to Ureteric Stones

PCN May Be Superior for Hydronephrosis Due to Ureteric Stones

Percutaneous nephrostomy is associated with better outcomes than retrograde ureteral stent placement in patients with hydronephrosis secondary to ureteric stones.

Kidney Stones Ureteral Wall Thickness Predicts Stone Passage

Ureteral Wall Thickness Predicts Stone Passage

Low ureteral wall thickness is associated with a greater likelihood of spontaneous passage of ureteral stones 10 mm or smaller in diameter, according to a new study.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Bilateral Oophorectomy Increases CKD Risk in Premenopausal Women

Bilateral Oophorectomy Increases CKD Risk in Premenopausal Women

The increased risk of chronic kidney disease is more pronounced among women who undergo the procedure at age 45 years or younger.

Kidney Cancer PN for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

PN for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

Partial vs radical nephrectomy is associated with an overall survival advantage among patients with RCC tumors 4 cm or smaller and many patients with larger tumors.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Statin Use in Advanced CKD Lowers Death Risk

Statin Use in Advanced CKD Lowers Death Risk

Researchers report a significant 41% decreased mortality risk among patients with advanced CKD who used statins compared with those who did not.

Transplantation Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

Patient and graft survival are similar for patients who were on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation.

Kidney Cancer Partial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

Partial Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumors Offers Survival Edge

Partial vs radical nephrectomy is associated with an overall survival advantage among patients with RCC tumors 4 cm or smaller and many patients with larger tumors.

HIPAA Compliance Failure to Encrypt Devices Leads to Huge Settlement

Failure to Encrypt Devices Leads to Huge Settlement

The case involving a major health care organization involved a laptop stolen from an employee's home and 2 lost USB devices.

Prostate Cancer High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

High Cholesterol Ups Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men in the highest vs lowest tertile of total cholesterol had a 42% increased risk of Gleason 8-10 prostate cancer, Finnish study finds.

Prostate Cancer Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Study Zeroes in on Cause of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Some prostate cancer cells lack androgen receptor, and they proliferate faster than those that express androgen receptor under androgen-deficient conditions.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Linked to EBV

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Linked to EBV

Epstein-Barr virus infection found much more frequently in patients with vs without IC/BPS and Hunner lesions or controls with stress urinary incontinence.

Kidney Cancer NLR Predicts Survival After Cytoreductive Nephrectomy+Thrombectomy

NLR Predicts Survival After Cytoreductive Nephrectomy+Thrombectomy

A neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio below 4 is associated with significantly longer survival among patients with non-poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Hyperuricemia Gout Attack Risk Lowered With Interleukin-1ß Blockade

Gout Attack Risk Lowered With Interleukin-1ß Blockade

Inhibition of IL-1ß with canakinumab significantly decreased gout attack risk at all baseline serum uric acid (SUA) levels and without changing SUA levels.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patiromer Effectiveness in Hyperkalemia Unaffected by RAASi Use

Patiromer Effectiveness in Hyperkalemia Unaffected by RAASi Use

Patiromer's potassium-lowering effect in patients with hyperkalemia is similar regardless of whether or not they are taking renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Low eGFR, Worsening Renal Function Predict Higher Post-PCI Death Risk

Low eGFR, Worsening Renal Function Predict Higher Post-PCI Death Risk

Low eGFR and worsening renal function are independently associated with a nearly 3-fold increased mortality risk among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Practice Management How to Write an Irresistible Job Posting in 5 Steps

How to Write an Irresistible Job Posting in 5 Steps

Nowadays the best place to reach qualified candidates is online. In this article, we explain how to write a job posting they can't ignore.

Practice Management Putting Behavioral Economics to Work in Patient Care

Putting Behavioral Economics to Work in Patient Care

The health care field is looking to behavioral economics because of the understanding that behavior is the 'final pathway through which all of our interventions act.'

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