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Fewer VTE events were observed in the betrixaban than enoxaparin arm.
63% of patients were managed initially with observation.
Nearly 70% of access-related bloodstream infections occurred in hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters.
There was a significant association for Trp with the event of rapid decline in eGFR.
The Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northeast.
PUL involves placement of small permanent metallic implants into the prostate that lift the lateral lobes away from the urethra and remove obstruction.
CBP was associated with a reduction in sperm concentration, sperm vitality, sperm total and progressive motility.
Coffee drinkers did not have a statistically significant difference in kidney size or estimated glomerular filtration rate compared with those who did not drink coffee.
HIV-positive individuals with well-controlled disease and no comorbidities have a low risk of ESRD following living kidney donation.
The 3-year overall survival rate among prostate cancer patients starting long-term hormone therapy was 83% vs 76% for men receiving abiraterone plus ADT vs ADT alone.
Researchers found lower all-cause mortality for cinacalcet-treated patients concomitantly treated with vitamin D and phosphate binders, for example.
Patients smoking 1 or more packs of cigarettes per day had a higher risk of death compared with those who smoked less than 1.
Angioplasty plus stenting is associated with less residual stenosis and a lower restenosis rate compared with angioplasty alone.
Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.
Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Treatment discontinuation rate is lower than that of traditional antimuscarinics, study finds.
Company asks FDA to approve ferric citrate for iron deficiency anemia in patients with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.
Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.
The drug is indicated for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease that progresses despite platinum-containing chemotherapy.
Only a quarter of men receiving injections of BoNT-A comply with the treatment long-term.
The finasteride and dutasteride recipients had significantly less mean blood loss than the placebo group.
The most common types of benign pathology were oncocytoma, angiomyolipoma, and complex cysts.
Blacks had significantly higher median baseline serum urate levels compared to whites.
The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.
Only 1% of patients develop kidney stones after kidney transplantation.
Spironolactone use was associated with 12% decreased odds of prostate cancer in male patients and 19% decreased odds of bladder cancer in female patients.
Chronic periodontitis was associated with 2.2-fold increased odds of ED.
Mean levels of total serum testosterone and serum dihydrotestosterone were significantly higher in urolithiasis cases compared with controls.
Partial and radical nephrectomy were associated with similar cancer-specific and overall survival in elderly patients.
Updated label for patiromer now recommends the drug be taken at least 3 hours before or after other oral medications.
Randomized study compared total parathyroidectomy with and without autotransplantation.
Over a median follow-up of 70 months, 15% of men studied experienced biochemical recurrence.
In a study of 189 adult UTI patients who underwent CT scans, investigators identified bacteremia in 40.2%.
Data from 21 observational studies showed an 8% increased risk of prostate cancer.
High and low body mass index are can cause renal hematoma for patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
Patients in the lowest serum sodium group had a 49% increased risk of dying compared with those who had the highest serum sodium levels.
Vitamin D supplementation increased the risk of hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria but did not increase the risk of kidney stones.
CIN developed in 14.7% of patients with low hemoglobin levels compared with 5% of those with normal levels.
Patients with diabetes had a significant 42% increased risk of recurrence of cancer and 79% increased risk of progression.
Over a median follow-up of 3.7 years, researchers observed 159 incident cases of atrial fibrillation.
Serum phosphorus and serum creatinine found to be independent predictors of secondary hyperparathyroidism.
ADT for prostate cancer may be associated with a reduced risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
ESWT is associated with significantly increased odds of reduced plaques and pain relief.
Highest vs lowest uric acid levels associated with a 2-fold increased risk of VTE.
Patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be at elevated risk for hip fracture, according the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Researchers find no difference in 5-year disease-specific survival between multi-disciplinary bladder-sparing approach and radical cystectomy.
Calcifediol formulation is indicated for CKD stage 3 or 4 patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with vitamin D insufficiency.
Researchers find an increased risk of death among patients.
De novo OAB — defined as urgency with or without frequency and nocturia — developed in some patients.
In a study, viral infections occurred in 52.4% of patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher compared with 37.1% of those with a lower BMI.
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