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Acute Kidney Injury Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Acute Kidney Injury Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Acute kidney injury developed in 23% of renal cell carcinoma patients receiving everolimus.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Diabetes Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia Increases CV Events in Insulin Patients

Hypoglycemia increased the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality for insulin-treated patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

End-Stage Renal Disease Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Hyperuricemia Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Impaired Renal Function Linked to Higher Uric Acid Levels

Even levels in the normal range can be associated with an increased risk of renal insufficiency.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

Strict Blood Pressure Control Cuts Death Risk After ESRD Onset

This intervention in patients with chronic kidney disease reduced by 28% their risk of death after progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Hemodialysis Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

The dietary intake tool has acceptable reliability and validity for African-American patients with low literacy undergoing dialysis.

Hemodialysis Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Pill burden found to be significantly less when compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Diabetes Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Treatment for mild gestational diabetes was not associated with reduction in childhood obesity, according to a study.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

Kidney Disease Risk Linked to Household Income

In the fight against kidney disease, greater gains may be realized by focusing on personal economy.

End-Stage Renal Disease Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

Big Waists Raise End-Stage Renal Disease Risk in Older Women

The risk is 2.6 times greater among postmenopausal women with waists larger than 88 cm

Hemodialysis AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

In the first few months of hemodialysis, one additional provider visit per month increased the probability of AV fistula or graft surgery by nearly 5%.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Lifetime Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease High in U.S.

Simulation model projects that chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence will rise from 13.2% currently to nearly 17% by 2030.

Prostate Cancer Researchers: Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

Researchers: Consider cT2c Prostate Cancer Intermediate Risk

Patients with these tumors should be counseled appropriately and offered treatment options for intermediate-risk disease.

Bladder Cancer FDA Clears Narrow Band Imaging for Bladder Cancer

FDA Clears Narrow Band Imaging for Bladder Cancer

NBI visualized non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer lesions in 17% more patients and 24% more tumors than white light.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Salvage Radiation Outcomes

PSA doubling time of 6 months or less and seminal vesicle invasion were significant predictors of biochemical recurrence.

Premature Ejaculation Premature Ejaculation Linked to Hypoglycemic Variability in Type 1 Diabetes

Premature Ejaculation Linked to Hypoglycemic Variability in Type 1 Diabetes

Prevalence of premature ejaculation was similar for all young males with or without type 1 diabetes mellitus, however.

Prostate Cancer Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Salvage Cryotherapy a Valid Option for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

In a study, the treatment was used in men who experienced prostate cancer recurrence after primary radiotherapy.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Statins Not Tied to Male Gonadal, Sexual Dysfunction

Statins Not Tied to Male Gonadal, Sexual Dysfunction

Kidney Cancer Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

Statins May Improve Survival After Kidney Cancer Surgery

New study links statin use with a 52% improvement in 3-year disease-specific survival.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction May Improve After Shockwave Therapy

Erectile Dysfunction May Improve After Shockwave Therapy

In a placebo-controlled study, 57% of men unable to have intercourse were able to do so without medication after receiving the treatment.

Prostate Cancer Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers Good Long-Term Results

A study of 4,803 patients who underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy had long-term outcomes on par with other surgical approaches.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase PCa Risk in Hypogonadal Men

Long-term testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men is safe, an observational study suggests. New cases of prostate cancer were lower than expected.

Prostate Cancer Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Frequently Overtreated

Most men aged 66 to 79 years receive aggressive treatment even though their life expectancy is less than 10 years.

Prostate Cancer Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

Complete Family History May Improve Prostate Cancer (PCa) Screening

For Caucasian males, a complete family history of prostate cancer among close and distant relatives may gauge personal risk with greater accuracy.

Prostate Cancer Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

Urology Referrals for Elevated PSA Unchanged

New study examined the effect of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2012 recommendation against routine PSA screening.

Kidney Cancer Partial Nephrectomy Better for Certain Kidney Cancer Patients

Partial Nephrectomy Better for Certain Kidney Cancer Patients

It preserves kidney function better than radical nephrectomy in patients with small- to medium-sized tumors, study finds.

Hypogonadism Rate of Testosterone Testing on the Rise

Rate of Testosterone Testing on the Rise

Increased likelihood of testing in men with comorbidity associated with hypogonadism.