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Iranian study of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism finds no significant correlation.
Three quarters of patients experienced significant improvements in lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life observed and were satisfied with treatment.
Patients' median bladder capacity improved from 150 to 200 mL and continence improved in nearly 90% of patients.
In these patients, systolic blood pressure at night was elevated by an average of 2.9 mm Hg.
Children with a ieGFR below 30 mL/min/1.73m2 have 4.5-fold greater odds of having a worse appetite.
The condition is independently associated with a 60% increased risk of 5-year mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients.
African-American children are 64% more likely to die than white children.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is associated with a 73% increased pooled RR of kidney stones.
Advantages in terms of bother and pain surface in a prospective randomized trial comparing suprapubic tubes and urethral catheters.
Exclusive rosiglitazone use is associated with 3-fold increased odds of bladder cancer.
More than 95% of women reported no stress urinary incontinence at 2-, 5-, and 10 year follow-up.
Racial difference found among patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors.
Prostatic arterial embolization significantly reduced volumes of median lobes, central zones, peripheral zones, and whole prostate glands.
True prevalence of hypospadias and related trends are difficult to estimate.
Statin users had 30% increased odds of acute kidney injury and 36% increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with non-users.
SWL treatment success rate was 70.4% and 53.1% for stones less than 15 mm and 15 mm or larger, respectively.
Researchers identified the association in a cohort of older patients with reduced ejection fraction after acute myocardial infarction.
Study reveals no significant differences in hospital readmission rates and overall, cancer-specific, and recurrence-free survival rates.
Among patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease, hyperkalemia prevalence is significantly higher among diabetic than non-diabetics.
Researchers observe an increased risk of a composite outcome of death from any cause and cardiovascular events.
Patients also experienced a reduction in left ventricular mass index.
Patiromer for oral suspension lowers potassium levels in hyperkalemic patients with chronic kidney disease.
New studies may clarify the risks associated with antibiotic combinations that include vancomycin, a drug with well-known nephrotoxicities.
Metabolic Syndrome was present in 74.5% of the cohort.
Analytic sample of 692 men wearing ActiGraph 7164 accelerometer confirms inverse association.
Stone-free rate and expulsion time did not differ significantly between alfuzosin and tamsulosin.
Computed tomography (CT) scans prior to radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer may be useful.
Study finds a 66% increased risk of dying from the malignancy in prostate cancer patients with the highest stress levels.
The malignancy is 36% less likely to develop, after adjusting for age and smoking, data show.
Giving docetaxel before abiraterone does not improve progression-free and overall survival compared with the reverse sequence.
Development of hyponatremia during hospitalization was associated with a significantly higher in-hospital mortality rate.
Patients with BPH and mild-to-moderate LUTS can be managed without immediate prostatic surgery, study suggests.
Statin use following diagnosis of localized PCa does not significantly reduce the risk of metastasis or death from PCa.
Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.
The number of neuromodulation test procedures performed per physician has increased.
Neither drug decreased operative time, prostate volume, or weight of gland resected.
Ten years after the laser procedure, no reoperation was needed for 95% of patients treated for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Researchers observe no association between prostate cancer and urethritis, orchitis, or epididymitis.
In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.
In a study of high-risk PCa patients, the statin-metformin combo was associated with a 43% reduction in risk compared with non-use of the medications.
Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.
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).
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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