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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.
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.
A ruling from the HHS took effect allowing patients direct access to medical laboratory results.
Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Afrezza is administered at the start of each meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.
Meta-analysis demonstrates a protective effect with high intake.
Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.
Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome are at 11 times increased risk of acute kidney injury.
Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.
Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with VUR after a febrile UT) decreases risk.
The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.
The product is self-administered via a nasal applicator.
Study reveals that 1 in 7 patients present to an emergency department or are hospitalized after a procedure.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Cholesterol-lowering therapy is indicated in CKD patients to prevent cardiovascular risk.
Statin use decreases the risk of disease progression after surgery for localized RCC.
Patients with hyperuricemia who use urate-lowering therapies are less likely to experience renal function decline.
Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.
Regular use, and especially long-time regular use, of aspirin may decrease the risk of PCa overall and advanced PCa.
The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.
Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.
Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.
The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.
Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)