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Patients with higher levels of serum fibrinogen have higher rates of progression.
In a large study, tamsulosin use was not associated with a significant improvement in spontaneous stone passage rates compared with placebo among patients with acute ureteric colic.
Metabolic syndrome and smoking are associated with 2.5- and 1.7-fold increased odds of moderate or severe nocturia in men with BPH/LUTS.
In a study, the 30-day readmission rate for hemodialysis patients hospitalized for cardiovascular events was 34.2%.
Apalutamide prolonged metastasis-free survival by 2 years compared with placebo.
Men with greater handgrip strength have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED), new findings suggest.
Researchers find a higher proportion of hemodialysis patients with interdialytic weight gain greater than 2 kg among patients with versus without obstructive sleep apnea.
Propensity score matching showed a 5.8 month survival advantage for initial CN vs initial systematic therapy.
Study results show that the phosphate binder was superior to placebo in raising hemoglobin levels in non-dialysis-dependent CKD patients with iron-deficiency anemia.
Patients with papillary versus clear cell renal cell carcinoma have a 24% decreased risk of dying from their cancer.
Uromodulin may be a novel predictive serum biomarker.
Non-metastatic prostate cancer patients are more likely to die from causes other than the disease.
Methylene blue aids observation of the procedure and assessment of drug distribution.
Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death.
Vabomere, which combines meropenem and vaborbactam, demonstrated superior efficacy to piperacillin/tazobactam.
Women at high risk for preeclampsia who took 150 mg of aspirin daily during pregnancy had 62% lower odds of developing the condition.
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.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Phosphate Binders Lower Infection-Related Death Risk in HD
- Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI
- Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction
- More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed
- Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications
- FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
- Correcting Metabolic Acidosis May Preserve Muscle Mass
- Infection Risk Lower in Dialysis Patients With High, Normal Vitamin D
- Urine Cytology May Not Improve Hematuria Evaluation for Bladder Cancer
- Aggressive Therapy Warranted for Gleason 10 Prostate Cancer
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