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).
Insufficient evidence exists to recommend routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults.
The number of individuals in the United States who are on waiting lists for a kidney transplant far exceeds the number of available organs.
A new device called a continuous LiRIS provided relief to 16 women with IC/BPS.
Researchers suggest that hospitals may be billing more to recoup the cost of buying and maintaining the robot.
The FDA has granted premarket approval to a test that assesses a patient's viral load of CMV.
Both gene sequences were identified in a high and approximately equal proportion of 100 normal, benign, and prostate cancer (PCa) specimens.
During a median follow-up of 29 months, 65 of 100 consecutive patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy achieved complete remission.
Among middle-aged individuals, men have a 2.6% risk of developing end-stage renal disease during their lives compared with 1.76% risk for women.
A higher eGFR at dialysis initiation was associated with a 44% increased odds of frailty.
Higher treatment success rate found with 60 rather than 120 shocks per minute.
Researchers in China recently reported on a prospective, randomized study comparing the effect of different shock wave delivery rates on outcomes in patients with unilateral kidney stones.
A new equation that uses both creatinine and cystatin C measurements provides a more accurate estimate of kidney function than either marker alone, according to a new study that included data from diverse populations totaling 5,352 participants across 13 studies.
Revascularization of renal artery stenosis in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease has no effect on renal perfusion.
A meta-analysis of 12 studies with a total of 13,254 participants and 5,007 cases of prostate cancer (PCa) showed that prostate cancer (PCa) risk decreased with increasing plasma/serum selenium up to 170 ng/mL.
Data from 5,707 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 show that gout now affects 4% of Americans (8.3 million individuals), and hyperuricemia, 21% (43.3 million).
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a significant prognostic indicator in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with sunitinib.
Payment rates are expected to rise by 2.5% in 2013.
A British study of 115,727 patients with type 2 diabetes who became new users of oral hypoglycemic agents from 1988 through 2009.
A meta-analysis of data from 1.1 million adults from 25 general-population cohorts, seven high-risk cohorts (of vascular disease).
African Americans are less likely to receive a kidney from a living donor at all 275 transplant centers in the United States.
Obesity independently predicts acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, and oxidative stress may partially mediate this association.
A six-week course of sildenafil 200 mg three times daily significantly improved echocardiographic measures of ventricular performance in a study of 27 youths (mean age 14.9 years) with single-ventricle defects.
A cost analysis of 115 robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (RARPs) and 358 open radical retropubic prostatectomies (RRPs).
Fish oil supplementation is associated with cardiovascular benefits in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease.
A renal allograft was removed from a 27-year-old man on post-transplantation day 14 and donated to a 66-year-old man on the waiting list after the first patient suffered persistent proteinuria.
U.S. outpatient urine samples containing Escherichia coli isolates showed that the bacterium's resistance to ciprofloxacin rose from 3% to 17.1%.
Labels for are being updated to warn against the use of the drug with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or ACE inhibitors.
An analysis comparing 11,889 men who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).
Versican—a protein involved in cancer cell migration—is a driver of lung metastasis in bladder cancer.
Avanafil (Stendra) is the first drug to be approved for the condition in nearly 10 years.
Patients with papillary renal cell carcinoma (pRCC) have a low risk of tumor recurrence and cancer-related death after surgery.