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Hypertension New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

Technology-based program may improve quality of care in the primary care setting.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Alcohol May Protect Kidney Function in Men

Heavy and binge drinking found to significantly decrease the likelihood of renal dysfunction.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Diabetes Two-Year Weight Loss Reduces Diabetes Risk

Two-Year Weight Loss Reduces Diabetes Risk

Weight cycling linked to increased diabetes risk, even after adjustment for baseline weight.

Acute Kidney Injury Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Hyperphosphatemia Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.

News Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Outcomes positive for nurse-managed protocols in patients with chronic conditions.

Hyperuricemia Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.

News Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Variation seen with hospital type, size, location, and geographical region.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Associations for favorable food stores, physical activity resources with ideal CV health.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Pre-Surgery Anemia Ups CKD Patients' Risks

Low hemoglobin levels increase the risk of death, sepsis, and cerebrovascular accidents following cardiac surgery.

Diabetes Whey Protein Lowers Glucose in Diabetics

Whey Protein Lowers Glucose in Diabetics

Whey pre-load linked to reduction in glucose levels, improved early insulin response, GLP-1 levels.

Acute Kidney Injury Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Meta-analysis reveals a 46% decreased risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary catheterization.

Acute Kidney Injury Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Patients are more likely to die if their acute kidney injury was acquired in the hospital rather than in the community.

Transplantation Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Cancer Visceral Fat Area Predicts Kidney Cancer Subtype

Visceral Fat Area Predicts Kidney Cancer Subtype

Increased abdominal adiposity is associated with a greater likelihood of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma.

Prostate Cancer Substance Abuse May Worsen Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Substance Abuse May Worsen Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Patients with substance use disorder are more likely to be hospitalized and to make emergency department visits.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.

Urology Degree of Hydronephrosis Predicts UTUC Outcomes

Degree of Hydronephrosis Predicts UTUC Outcomes

Moderate to severe hydronephrosis is associated with worse cancer-specific survival in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma.

Prostate Cancer Biking Tied to PCa, But Not Reproductive Health

Biking Tied to PCa, But Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.

Reproductive Medicine Testicular Cancer Incidence Rising in Young Hispanics

Testicular Cancer Incidence Rising in Young Hispanics

Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults.

News Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Nurses Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Outcomes positive for nurse-managed protocols in patients with chronic conditions.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Unaffected by Smoking Status

Current smoking and smoking cessation prior to diagnosis does not alter risk of recurrence or progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

News Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Use Varies in U.S.

Variation seen with hospital type, size, location, and geographical region.

Prostate Cancer Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to Vasectomy

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to Vasectomy

Study finds a 19% increased risk of distant metastases or death from the cancer.

Prostate Cancer Depressed Men With Prostate Cancer Fare Worse

Depressed Men With Prostate Cancer Fare Worse

Those with depression, intermediate- or high-risk disease undergo less treatment.

Prostate Cancer Cranberry May Ease Radiotherapy Cystitis

Cranberry May Ease Radiotherapy Cystitis

Men who took cranberry capsules during and after external beam radiation treatment experienced less severe symptoms of cystitis.

Prostate Cancer Anticoagulants May Benefit Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Anticoagulants May Benefit Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Use of low-molecular-weight heparin decreased the risk of death by 52%.

Kidney Cancer Partial Nephrectomy Superior Despite Kidney Tumor Size

Partial Nephrectomy Superior Despite Kidney Tumor Size

Renal function is preserved better compared with radical nephrectomy even when tumors are larger than the traditional 4 cm cutoff.

Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

In a study, the biochemical recurrence-free and metastasis-free survival rates were 73% and 97.5%, respectively, at 10 years.