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Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

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Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

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Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome are at 11 times increased risk of acute kidney injury.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

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Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

VUR Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Beneficial

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Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with VUR after a febrile UT) decreases risk.

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

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The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.

FDA Clears First Nasal Testosterone Therapy

FDA Clears First Nasal Testosterone Therapy

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The product is self-administered via a nasal applicator.

Unplanned Visits After Urinary Stone Treatment Defined

Unplanned Visits After Urinary Stone Treatment Defined

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Study reveals that 1 in 7 patients present to an emergency department or are hospitalized after a procedure.

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

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The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.

Lower Cholesterol Has No Effect on Kidney Disease Progression

Lower Cholesterol Has No Effect on Kidney Disease Progression

Cholesterol-lowering therapy is indicated in CKD patients to prevent cardiovascular risk.

Statins May Improve RCC Surgery Outcomes

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Statin use decreases the risk of disease progression after surgery for localized RCC.

Uric Acid Lowering Has Renal Benefits

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Patients with hyperuricemia who use urate-lowering therapies are less likely to experience renal function decline.

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

ESA Use in Dialysis Patients May Increase Their Cancer Risk

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Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.

Regular Aspirin Use Lowers PCa Risk

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Regular use, and especially long-time regular use, of aspirin may decrease the risk of PCa overall and advanced PCa.

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

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The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

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Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

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Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

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The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.

AVF Placement Less Likely in Metropolitan Areas

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Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

Renal Ablation Safe, Effective for Elderly Patients

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Data support the use of percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.

ESA Resistance Found To Increase Mortality

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Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.

Overactive Bladder Found to Raise Nocturia Risk

Overactive Bladder Found to Raise Nocturia Risk

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In a study, severe nocturia predicted increased mortality risk.

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

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Patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy had a 79% increased risk of diabetes compared with those treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

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Systematic review and meta-analysis show that use of the lipid-lowering agents can improve erectile function scores.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

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Condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death.

IV Iron Drugs Demonstrate Similar Efficacy, AE Rates

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Ferumoxytol and iron sucrose have comparable safety in the treatment of anemia in patients with CKD.

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

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Complications other than urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction occur frequently following treatment for PCa.

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

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Elevated levels of uric acid are associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes.

Study: AKI Develops in 7% of PCI Patients

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AKI develops in 7% of patients undergoing PCI.

Surgical Quality Not Just Related to Volume

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Prostate cancer patients who undergo RP by a different urologist are less likely to suffer surgical complications.

Moderate Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk

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Even moderate hyponatremia declines are associated with an increased risk of death.

Bladder Cancer Linked to HER2 Breast Cancer Gene

Bladder Cancer Linked to HER2 Breast Cancer Gene

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Study demonstrates an association with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma.

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

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Type 2 diabetes is associated with a 23% and 25% increased risk of prostate cancer-specific and overall mortality, respectively.

Higher Aspirin Doses May Cut Prostate Cancer Mortality

Higher Aspirin Doses May Cut Prostate Cancer Mortality

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In a study, men taking doses above 75 mg had a significant 39% decreased risk of death from prostate cancer.

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

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Patients hospitalized with AKI experienced more adverse renocardiovascular events than patients hospitalized with MI.

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

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HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.

Bladder Instillation of Heparin May Prevent UTIs

Bladder Instillation of Heparin May Prevent UTIs

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Pilot study demonstrates positive results in women suffering recurrent urinary tract infections.

Gout Runs in the Family

Gout Runs in the Family

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Individuals with first-degree relatives affected by the condition are twice as likely as those in the general population to experienced gout.

Should there be a federal medical license?

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It is not uncommon for doctors to move around during their career, not just from one part of a state to another.

Penile Shortening After Prostate Surgery Temporary

Penile Shortening After Prostate Surgery Temporary

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Slight shrinkage occurs early after radical prostatectomy, but by six months, the length returns to what it was before surgery.

Pre-Dialysis Conception May Improve Birth Rate

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Starting dialysis after conception, not before, may improve birth rates in women with end-stage renal disease.

Fatigued Prostate Cancer Patients Benefit from Mind-Body Activity

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Twelve weeks of Qigong relieved fatigue and distress, researchers report.

TSPO Not Needed for Testosterone Production After All

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Improved understanding of biosynthesis mechanisms will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for steroid hormone production disorders.

New CDC Tools Aim to Reduce Dialysis Infections

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Agency releases a video, a poster, and a pocket guide to help providers and patients prevent development of infectious complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Living Donor Comorbidities Are Increasing, Study Finds

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Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.

Kidney Function Deteriorates Long After Childhood Cancer

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Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for premature chronic renal failure as their glomerular function continues to deteriorate.

Citrus Component Thwarts Kidney Cysts

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The dietary flavonoid naringenin has been found to regulate the PKD2 protein responsible for polycystic kidney disease.

New Device Improves Urine Flow in BPH

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The FDA has approved the first permanent implant to relieve low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 years and older with BPH.

CKD On the Rise in Individuals Aged 80+

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Efforts to address chronic kidney disease among individuals aged 80 years and older may be necessary.

Renacidin Irrigation Back for Use Against Kidney, Bladder Stones

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The drug, which was off the market for the past year and a half, is indicated for the dissolution of renal and vesical calculi of the apatite or struvite variety.

Radical Cystectomy Patients May Need Longer VTE Prophylaxis

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More than half of all venous thromboembolism events were diagnosed after patient discharge.

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