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Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.
New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.
Outcomes were significantly better in men with large prostates, however.
Baseline serum uric acid levels significantly predicted the change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Among patients whose hospital stay was 1-5 days, none had hyponatremia at admission versus 81.6% and 53.8% of those who had a hospital stay of 6-15 days and longer than 15 days, respectively.
The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.
In a study, not a single case of metastatic disease developed among 449 men who had a tumor grade of Gleason 6 or less at radical prostatectomy.
Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA
Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.
Meta-analysis shows that use of medication is associated with an 18% lower risk.
Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality among patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).
Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.
In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus the lowest quartile.
Among the increased risks, women with the disease had an 86% higher chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than men.
Patients with hemophilia, however, do have a higher incidence of cancers overall.
Decreased risk of ESRD was observed in individuals without the metabolic syndrome.
Classical music played during the procedure also improved satisfaction and willingness to undergo a repeat biopsy.
ADA: Asian-Americans should be screened for diabetes when they have a BMI of 23 or higher.
Combo Zerbaxa is sanctioned for complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections
Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
Younger age, preterm birth among clinical factors that predict a longer length of stay (LOS) for infants hospitalized with an urinary tract infection (UTI).
High serum levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect against bladder cancer.
It preserves kidney function better than radical nephrectomy in patients with small- to medium-sized tumors, study finds.
Hyponatremia at time of hospital admission also increases patients' length of stay.
Republicans will be the majority party in the Senate and have increased their majority in the House of Representatives.
During 6 years of follow-up, new stone formation increased significantly in the surgery patients.
Severe periodontal disease (PDD) is present in almost one-quarter of hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) is safe and effective for removing kidney stones in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.
Significant association observed for high-risk prostate cancers with no difference according to daily dose.
Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.
Investigators report earlier bladder tumor relapse and higher risk of T-stage progression.
Acute kidney injury is common in critically ill surgical patients and is associated with worse survival.
Outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in obese patients are mostly comparable to non-obese patients.
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Stendra (avanafil) taken early as ~15 minutes before sexual activity.
In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.
A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.
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.
Invokamet combines in a single table canagliflozin and metformin.
Researchers find an independent association in a study of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes.
Lack of efficacy is the main reason for the switch.
Urodynamic studies for female Medicare patients increased by 29% from 2000 to 2010.
A pre-transplant history of malignancy increases the 10-year post-transplant mortality risk by 22%.
A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.
Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.
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