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Hemodialysis Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Diabetes Prognostic Model Developed for Major Diabetes Outcomes

Prognostic Model Developed for Major Diabetes Outcomes

Model has adequate discrimination; has been validated in three independent cohorts.

Hypertension Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

Transplantation Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients

Hypertension More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

News Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

News Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate.

Hypertension Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.

End-Stage Renal Disease Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Bone, Mineral Parameters Vary By Time of Day in Renal Disease (ESRD)

Study reveals circadian variation in phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Transplantation Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Kidney Transplantation Followed by Drop in Sclerostin Levels

Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.

Diabetes New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

New Assay Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result from Kronus ZnT8Ab Elisa Assay doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns.

End-Stage Renal Disease Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Seniors taking atypical antipsychotic drugs are at higher risk of acute kidney injury.

Kidney Stones Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk

A study revealed an increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm.

Prostate Cancer Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Associated with Decision Conflict

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Associated with Decision Conflict

Findings seen in economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.

News Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

News Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

Practice Efficiency Improved with Team Approach

For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate.

Prostate Cancer Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Risk is greater in patients managed with watchful waiting than in those who undergo radical treatment.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Only 10% of men aged 45-69 years who progress from no or mild to moderate or severe lower urinary tract symptoms are treated, study finds.

Urology Advice and Support May Improve Painful Bladder Symptoms

Advice and Support May Improve Painful Bladder Symptoms

Physicians are advised to use this approach in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome prior to the start of medical treatment.

Reproductive Medicine Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.

Reproductive Medicine Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.

Urology More Preventable Deaths in Outpatient Urology Surgery

More Preventable Deaths in Outpatient Urology Surgery

Risk from preventable complications seen with older, sicker, minority patients.

Kidney Cancer High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.

Hypogonadism Common Chemicals Lower Testosterone

Common Chemicals Lower Testosterone

Chemicals found in many household products may reduce androgen levels in both sexes.

Prostate Cancer Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.

Reproductive Medicine Male Infertility Linked to Low Peptide Levels

Male Infertility Linked to Low Peptide Levels

Deficiency of peptide that binds to sperm is linked to poor sperm motility and genital tract infection.

Prostate Cancer MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

Diffusion-weighted technique found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 89%-91% and 77%-81%, respectively.