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Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Ureteroscopy Use for Stones Increasing

Researchers found increasing use of ureteroscopy and decreasing use of shock wave lithotripsy.

VUR Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Beneficial

Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with VUR after a febrile UT) decreases risk.

Statins May Improve RCC Surgery Outcomes

Statin use decreases the risk of disease progression after surgery for localized RCC.

Uric Acid Lowering Has Renal Benefits

Patients with hyperuricemia who use urate-lowering therapies are less likely to experience renal function decline.

Regular Aspirin Use Lowers PCa Risk

Regular use, and especially long-time regular use, of aspirin may decrease the risk of PCa overall and advanced PCa.

AVF Placement Less Likely in Metropolitan Areas

Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.

ESA Resistance Found To Increase Mortality

Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.

Overactive Bladder Found to Raise Nocturia Risk

Overactive Bladder Found to Raise Nocturia Risk

In a study, severe nocturia predicted increased mortality risk.

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

Kidney Stone Procedure May Up Diabetes Risk

Patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy had a 79% increased risk of diabetes compared with those treated with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

Systematic review and meta-analysis show that use of the lipid-lowering agents can improve erectile function scores.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death.

IV Iron Drugs Demonstrate Similar Efficacy, AE Rates

Ferumoxytol and iron sucrose have comparable safety in the treatment of anemia in patients with CKD.

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications other than urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction occur frequently following treatment for PCa.

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

High Uric Acid Raises Risk of Diabetes

Elevated levels of uric acid are associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes.

Study: AKI Develops in 7% of PCI Patients

AKI develops in 7% of patients undergoing PCI.

Surgical Quality Not Just Related to Volume

Prostate cancer patients who undergo RP by a different urologist are less likely to suffer surgical complications.

Moderate Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk

Even moderate hyponatremia declines are associated with an increased risk of death.

Pre-Dialysis Conception May Improve Birth Rate

Starting dialysis after conception, not before, may improve birth rates in women with end-stage renal disease.

Living Donor Comorbidities Are Increasing, Study Finds

Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.

New AUA/ASTRO Guideline Addresses PCa Radiotherapy

The guideline recommends that patients with adverse pathologic findings at prostatectomy should be offered adjuvant radiotherapy.