Starting dialysis after conception, not before, may improve birth rates in women with end-stage renal disease.
Improved understanding of biosynthesis mechanisms will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for steroid hormone production disorders.
Agency releases a video, a poster, and a pocket guide to help providers and patients prevent development of infectious complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.
Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for premature chronic renal failure as their glomerular function continues to deteriorate.
The dietary flavonoid naringenin has been found to regulate the PKD2 protein responsible for polycystic kidney disease.
The FDA has approved the first permanent implant to relieve low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 years and older with BPH.
Efforts to address chronic kidney disease among individuals aged 80 years and older may be necessary.
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.
More than half of all venous thromboembolism events were diagnosed after patient discharge.
Study suggests benefit of adding of emetine dihydrochloride to treatment.
A prospective cohort study has shown plasma NGAL to be an accurate biomarker for predicting acute kidney injury.
Elderly patients with OAB may benefit from combined high-dosage antimuscarinics.
A higher urinary ACRwas linked with a greater risk of incident CHD but not recurrent CHD.
Partial or total penectomy with a negative surgical margin remains the gold standard in managing invasive penile cancer.
PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage
Aerobic exercise training could be a practical means of preventing ED brought on by a Western diet.
A walnut-enriched diet reduced the establishment and growth of human prostate cancer in mice.
A noninvasive, nonpharmacologic, ultrasound-based method of preventing renal ischemia-reperfusion injury could help prevent surgery-related AKI.
Reduced circulating levels are significantly associated with poor sleep quality in HD patients.
Print- and Web-based tools presenting the benefits and limitations of PSA testing served to help men resolve their own conflicts.
A device containing a sensor can indicate in approximately 30 minutes whether cancer cells are present in the bladder.
At one-year post-transplant, the risk of death was reduced by 66% or more in transplant recipients with a BMI below 40, but was reduced by only 48% in recipients with a BMI of 40 or higher
Treatment with more potent statins may increase the risk of new-onset diabetes.
Low serum bicarbonate is a strong predictor of mortality among adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Certain aspects of sleep disruption may confer an increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa).
Mice that had been genetically engineered to develop prostate cancer showed far fewer cancerous lesions.
Patients with gout experienced no clinically significant urate-lowering effects from an 8-week course of a modest dosage of vitamin C.
Oral fluoroquinolones are associated with a small but significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).
Prevalent kidney stone disease is not independently associated with all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality.
States have launched or are considering a number of initiatives aimed at reining in medical malpractice litigation and costs.
The federal HIPAA Privacy Rule was passed to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
A large, long-term study found no evidence of an association between a high level of metabolic factors and PCa risk.
Cranberry juice is less effective than previously indicated.
Microbial DNA revealed marked differences in the abundance of 190 bacterial OTUs between the two groups.
The increased risks for cardiovascular mortality in patients with renal failure may be attributable to an impaired endothelial glycocalyx barrier.
Vasectomy should be considered for permanent contraception much more frequently.
Researchers reported on a study looking at the effect of a pay-for-performance program instituted among 24 hospitals.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can detect almost three times as many higher-grade prostate cancers using half a many needle biopsies.
A protein that confers a worse prognosis in bladder cancer when present in high levels may be regulated by androgens, suggesting a role for antiandrogen agents in the treatment of this disease.
In an analysis, greater severity of retinopathy was strongly associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.
The FDA has approved the production and use of Choline C 11 Injection, a PET imaging agent used to help detect recurrent PCa.
Those who had ever smoked marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users of marijuana to develop the disease.
Study reveals elevated carotid intima-media thickness.
Funeral expenses for deceased donors and a tax break for living donors were deemed the most acceptable incentives.
A recently published study examined the effect of allowing patients open electronic access to the visit notes of their primary care physicians (PCPs).
A survey demonstrated that those with the highest intake of vitamin C had approximately 16% less sperm DNA damage.
Black men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) were 33% less likely to use a high-volume surgeon.
Periurethral injection of human amniotic fluid stem cells restored the urethral sphincter to apparently normal histology and function.
Anticoagulant use may lower the risk of death from prostate cancer (PCa).