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News Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

News Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate.

Hypertension Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.

End-Stage Renal Disease Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Study reveals circadian variation in phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Transplantation Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.

Diabetes New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result from Kronus ZnT8Ab Elisa Assay doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns.

End-Stage Renal Disease Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Study showed that 1 in 20 older adults who initiated these medications in the outpatient setting were hospitalized with AKI within 90 days.

Transplantation Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

End-Stage Renal Disease Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Hemodialysis Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

News Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

News Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate.

Prostate Cancer Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Risk is greater in patients managed with watchful waiting than in those who undergo radical treatment.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Only 10% of men aged 45-69 years who progress from no or mild to moderate or severe lower urinary tract symptoms are treated, study finds.

Urology Advice and Support May Improve Painful Bladder Symptoms

Advice and Support May Improve Painful Bladder Symptoms

Physicians are advised to use this approach in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome prior to the start of medical treatment.

Reproductive Medicine Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.

Reproductive Medicine Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.

Urology More Preventable Deaths in Outpatient Urology Surgery

More Preventable Deaths in Outpatient Urology Surgery

Risk from preventable complications seen with older, sicker, minority patients.

Kidney Cancer High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.

Hypogonadism Common Chemicals Lower Testosterone

Common Chemicals Lower Testosterone

Chemicals found in many household products may reduce androgen levels in both sexes.

Prostate Cancer Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.

Reproductive Medicine Male Infertility Linked to Low Peptide Levels

Male Infertility Linked to Low Peptide Levels

Deficiency of peptide that binds to sperm is linked to poor sperm motility and genital tract infection.

Prostate Cancer MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

Diffusion-weighted technique found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 89%-91% and 77%-81%, respectively.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Undertreated, Study Finds

Erectile Dysfunction Undertreated, Study Finds

Of 6.2 million men diagnosed with the condition, only 25.4% of them filled a prescription for a medical treatment.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

At 5 years after seed implantation, 59% prostate cancer patients had preserved erectile function.