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Hypertension Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tight and less-tight BP control resulted in similar rates of pregnancy loss, high-level neonatal care, or overall maternal complications.

Hypertension Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

After 8 weeks, postmenopausal women with pre- or stage 1-hypertension who consumed dried blueberry powder daily had decreases in their blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

Hypertension Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.

Hyperphosphatemia Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.

Hyperphosphatemia Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

Hemodialysis Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Kidney Disease Linked to Worse Pregnancy, Fetal Outcomes

Study reveals increased risk of preterm delivery and delivery of low-birth-weight infants.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

BMI and Waist Circumference Not in Sync

Waist circumference is linked to visceral adiposity, liver fat, and adverse cardiometabolic risk profile within each BMI category.

Acute Kidney Injury FDA Approves Phoxillum Renal Replacement Solution

FDA Approves Phoxillum Renal Replacement Solution

Hemodialysis More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

The frequency of visits to physicians and advanced practitioners by hemodialysis patients had no significant effect on their graft or arteriovenous fistula survival.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Allopurinol May Slow Kidney Disease Progression

Long-term treatment also found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Diabetes Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Despite Rise in Obesity, Diabetes Incidence Steady

Risk of new-onset diabetes higher in the 1990s and 2000s than in the 1970s.

Diabetes Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diabetes Patients

Increased risk for diabetes patients with obesity duration of four years or longer

Diabetes Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

Diabetes Overtreatment in Seniors May Pose Harm

About 55% of older patients who achieved HbA1C levels of less than 7% were treated with insulin or sulfonylureas, medications that may cause hypoglycemia.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Men who take phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors after radical prostatectomy are more likely to experience biochemical recurrence of disease.

Prostate Cancer Smoking History Important for Prostate Cancer Survival

Smoking History Important for Prostate Cancer Survival

Former, as well as current, smokers saw higher risk for radiation treatment-related urinary side effects.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Post-RARP Potency, Continence Return Faster with Amniotic Nerve Wrap

Post-RARP Potency, Continence Return Faster with Amniotic Nerve Wrap

In patients who received the graft, average return to continence and potency was 1.21 months and 1.34 months, respectively.

Prostate Cancer MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Spots More Aggressive Tumors

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Spots More Aggressive Tumors

Magnetic resonance imaging technology with ultrasound found 30% more high-risk prostate cancers and 17% fewer low-risk cancers.

Urology Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Overused for Urological Surgeries

In community practice, overall rate of compliance with AUA Best Practices is less than 60 percent

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Potency was observed in 51% of unilateral surgery patients and 71% of bilateral surgery patients who received oral therapy.

Prostate Cancer Study Hints At a Better Way to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain

Study Hints At a Better Way to Lessen Prostate Biopsy Pain

Patients reported significantly less pain with pelvic plexus block than conventional periprostatic block.

News Large Study Offers Insights in AMH Management

Large Study Offers Insights in AMH Management

In a study of nearly 57,000 Korean patients, 6.2% had asymptomatic microscopic hematuria.

Prostate Cancer PCa Family History Screening May Decrease Mortality

PCa Family History Screening May Decrease Mortality

In men with a positive family history of prostate cancer, screening correlated with a trend toward decreased prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Prostate Cancer Addressing Prostate Cancer Patient Concerns

Addressing Prostate Cancer Patient Concerns

Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer.

Prostate Cancer VA Study Reveals No Race Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

VA Study Reveals No Race Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes

African-American and Caucasian men have similar tumor burden, treatment choices, and survival.

Prostate Cancer Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Nerve-sparing surgery by robot-assisted laparoscopy was associated with a 2.4 times increased odds of regaining potency versus open surgery

Prostate Cancer Bipolar Androgen Therapy Helps Hormone Therapy-resistant PCa

Bipolar Androgen Therapy Helps Hormone Therapy-resistant PCa

Small study suggests alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer for prostate cancer patients.