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Diabetes Antidepressant Adherence in Diabetics Better with Provider Trust

Antidepressant Adherence in Diabetics Better with Provider Trust

Patients with diabetes who perceive lack of shared decision-making found less adherent in Rx strategy.

Nephrology Cleveland Clinic Appoints New Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension

Cleveland Clinic Appoints New Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension

Robert Heyka, MD, previously served as medical director for Fresenius Medical Care Cleveland Clinic Eastside Dialysis Center.

Transplantation Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

News Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect.

Diabetes Diabetes Prevalence Has Skyrocketed in the Last Two Decades

Diabetes Prevalence Has Skyrocketed in the Last Two Decades

Prevalence higher and glycemic control poorer in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican-Americans.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

Diabetes New Diabetes Drug Approved

New Diabetes Drug Approved

FDA clears albiglutide as an adjunct to diet and exercise for glycemic control in adult type 2 diabetes patients.

Diabetic Nephropathy Fewer Opthalmologists Linked to Poorer Retinopathy Treatment

Fewer Opthalmologists Linked to Poorer Retinopathy Treatment

Public health efforts needed to ensure adequate access to ophthalmologists.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

CMV in Kidney Disease Linked with Anemia

Patients with higher levels of anti-CMV antibodies have lower number of red blood cells.

Diabetes Glucose Levels Established for Hemoglobin Targets

Glucose Levels Established for Hemoglobin Targets

Average blood glucose levels at premeal, postmeal, bedtime established for achieving HbA1c targets.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Elevated stroke risk for individuals with insomnia; highest for those aged 18 to 34 years.

News NSAIDs Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

NSAIDs Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Among elderly individuals, increased risk for current, recent use compared with never-use.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Diabetic CKD Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

NAFLD strongly tied to risk of incident chronic kidney disease, independent of traditional risk factors.

Nephrology ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

In congressional testimony, Sharon M. Moe, MD, proposes a federal prize competition.

Hemodialysis Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.

News Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Clinician-to-Patient Relationship Affects Healthcare Outcomes

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect.

EAU Congress Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

Cryoablation Offers Long-Term RCC Control

The 5-year disease-free and cancer-specific survival rates were 94.7% and 100%, respectively.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Prostate Brachytherapy On the Decline

Use of this treatment for localized prostate cancer has been decreasing since 2002, perhaps due to increasing use of radical prostatectomy.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

EAU Congress Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.

EAU Congress Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be a Valid Approach for RCC

Study shows it can provide durable oncologic control with a low risk of tumor recurrence.

EAU Congress Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Adjuvant Radiotherapy Cuts PCa Death Risk in Higher Risk Patients

Researchers observe benefit in prostate cancer patients with 2 or more adverse pathologic features.

EAU Congress Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Robotic Prostate Surgery Implicated in PLND Decline

Pelvic lymph node dissection in high-risk patients is 2.5 times more likely in those undergoing open rather than robotic-assisted surgery.

Urology Engineered Vaginal Organs Functionally, Structurally Good

Engineered Vaginal Organs Functionally, Structurally Good

These autologous technologies could be used in patients needing vaginal reconstruction.

EAU Congress Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Preop MRI Benefits Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with non-palpable tumors had a 46% lower risk of positive surgical margins.

EAU Congress Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Long-Term TRT Leads to Progressive Weight Loss, Other Benefits

Parenteral testosterone undecanoate over 5 years found to decrease waist circumference and improve components of metabolic syndrome.

EAU Congress Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

EAU Congress Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

EAU Congress Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Safe Long Term

Patients are more than 9 times more likely to die from causes other than PCa, a new study shows.

EAU Congress Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

Blood Type O Predicts Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

It is associated with a 34.7% decrease in biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy versus patients with blood type A.