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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).
Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Among patients whose hospital stay was 1-5 days, none had hyponatremia at admission versus 81.6% and 53.8% of those who had a hospital stay of 6-15 days and longer than 15 days, respectively.
The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.
In a study, not a single case of metastatic disease developed among 449 men who had a tumor grade of Gleason 6 or less at radical prostatectomy.
Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA
Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.
Meta-analysis shows that use of medication is associated with an 18% lower risk.
Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality among patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).
Data reveal no significant differences in overall and cancer-specific survival at 5 years.
In a study of post-menopausal women, the highest quartile of lycopene intake was associated with a significant 39% decreased risk of renal cell carcinoma versus the lowest quartile.
Among the increased risks, women with the disease had an 86% higher chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than men.
Patients with hemophilia, however, do have a higher incidence of cancers overall.
Decreased risk of ESRD was observed in individuals without the metabolic syndrome.
Classical music played during the procedure also improved satisfaction and willingness to undergo a repeat biopsy.
ADA: Asian-Americans should be screened for diabetes when they have a BMI of 23 or higher.
Combo Zerbaxa is sanctioned for complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections
Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
In a placebo-controlled study, 57% of men unable to have intercourse were able to do so without medication after receiving the treatment.
Younger age, preterm birth among clinical factors that predict a longer length of stay (LOS) for infants hospitalized with an urinary tract infection (UTI).
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