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Diabetes 'Brown Fat' Lowers Risk of Diabetes, Obesity

'Brown Fat' Lowers Risk of Diabetes, Obesity

Found to regulate glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity in men with more of it.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake.

Hemodialysis Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.

Transplantation Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.

Hemodialysis No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Major perioperative complications and death are more likely in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.

News Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences.

Hypertension Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.

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.

Prostate Cancer Assay May Prevent Unnecessary Repeat Prostate Biopsies

Assay May Prevent Unnecessary Repeat Prostate Biopsies

Epigenetic assay has a high negative predictive value for prostate cancer.

Kidney Stones Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

Ultrasound Effective for Detecting Kidney Stones

It also may provide an alternative to conventional fluoroscopy in guiding ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.

Urinary Incontinence Bariatric Surgery Improves Urinary Incontinence

Bariatric Surgery Improves Urinary Incontinence

Over three years of follow-up, reduction in frequency of episodes, more experience remission.

Reproductive Medicine Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

About one in three endorse symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.

Reproductive Medicine HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Enlarged Prostate Urination Problems Could Be Eased by Sitting

Enlarged Prostate Urination Problems Could Be Eased by Sitting

Compared with standing, sitting was associated with significantly lower post-void residual volume.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

CKD Raises Risk of Poor Urologic Surgery Outcomes

Major perioperative complications and death are more likely in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5.

News Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit Medical Devices on the Rise

Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences.

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.