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Diabetes Cost of Diabetes Care Continues to Rise

Cost of Diabetes Care Continues to Rise

Estimates include prediabetes, gestational diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care.

Diabetes Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Drinking Coffee Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Drinking three to four cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Nearly 3/10 of Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It

Nearly 3/10 of Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It

Many unaware diabetics had even seen a doctor in the past year, researchers report.

Transplantation Anticoagulants May Protect Transplanted Kidneys After Surgery

Anticoagulants May Protect Transplanted Kidneys After Surgery

An anticoagulant was found to preserve kidney function after transplantation.

Diabetes Bad Habits Could Lead to Diabetes in Young Students

Bad Habits Could Lead to Diabetes in Young Students

Common risk factors found in the lifestyle choices of young people aged 17 to 24 can lead to the development of diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed to a pre- stage through lifestyle changes.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Kidney Cancer Linked to Kidney Stones

Meta-analysis reveals a significantly increased risk of kidney stones only in male patients with kidney cancer.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis Risk Lower in Cinacalcet Users

Calciphylaxis was 75% less likely to develop in patients who received the drug rather than placebo.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus, Cuts ESA Use

Over 52 weeks, the drug maintained hemoglobin levels while decreasing IV iron use in dialysis patients with anemia.

Kidney Week 2014 General News Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Diabetic Nephropathy More Common Than Previously Thought

Researchers in the Netherlands report results from an autopsy study of diabetic nephropathy patients.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Kidney Week 2014 Anemia ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

ESA Use May Lower Risk of Transfusion

Benefit seen among anemia and hemodialysis patients with hemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL.

Kidney Week 2014 Hyperphosphatemia Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Kidney Week 2014 General News Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Men with asymptomatic vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those who don't.

Prostate Cancer 'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

'Jekyll & Hyde' Molecule Could Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Prostate cancer (PCa) patients who have the Endo180 protein present in their tumors tend to have a more aggressive form of the disease.

Prostate Cancer Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Overweight Men Face Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Obese men are at a greater risk of developing more advanced forms of prostate cancer (PCa).

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Kidney Cancer Conscious Sedation Safe for Renal Cryoablation

Conscious Sedation Safe for Renal Cryoablation

Local anesthesia with conscious sedation for renal cancer cryoablation associated with shorter procedure and hospital stays.

Prostate Cancer Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Statin Plus Metformin May Reduce Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Dual use of both drugs significantly reduced the risk of biochemical prostate cancer recurrence after radical surgery.

Prostate Cancer Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth

Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth

Diets rich in walnuts or walnut oils slow prostate cancer (PCa) tumor growth in mice.

Kidney Cancer New Target for Kidney Cancer Therapy Found

New Target for Kidney Cancer Therapy Found

A newly-discovered pathway known as Transient Receptor Potential Mleastatin 3 (TRPM3) could provide more treatment options for kidney cancer.

Prostate Cancer Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified

Diagnostic usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion targeted prostate biopsy optimized in PSA level of 5.2 ng/mL or higher.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth Halted Through Injection

Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth Halted Through Injection

Scientists have discovered a way to "switch off" prostate cancer (PCa) cell production in mice with a thrice-weekly injection.

Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

Kidney Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics

Among surgically-treated renal cell carcinoma patients, diabetics have a 55% and 32% increased risk of cancer-specific and all-cause mortality.

Prostate Cancer Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

Prolonged Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Raises Fracture Risk

Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for more than 1 year is associated with a 2.5 times higher odds of fracture in prostate cancer patients.

Hypogonadism Rising PSA with Testosterone Gel Linked with Specific Factors

Rising PSA with Testosterone Gel Linked with Specific Factors

Greater PSA increases seen in older men and those with lower baseline testosterone.

Bladder Cancer Urologists Play Vital Role in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Intervention

Urologists Play Vital Role in Tobacco, Bladder Cancer Intervention

Active smokers more knowledgeable than former, never smokers; often cite urologist as source of info.

Prostate Cancer BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

BRCA Carriers Face Worse Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Compared with noncarriers, BRCA carriers experience metastatic prostate cancer sooner and have shorter survival.