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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Updated HIV Guidelines Urge Caution in Tenofovir Use

Tenofovir drug can lead to moderate kidney damage in some patients.

Diabetes High-Fat Dairy Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

High-Fat Dairy Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

High meat intake, regardless of fat content, is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Hypertension Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible.

Transplantation Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

Post-Transplant Urologic Cancers More Likely in Women

In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.

Diabetes Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statin users with diabetes at lower risk of neuropathy, retinopathy, gangrene.

Hypertension Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

But admission rates and in-hospital mortality for hypertension have decreased.

Hypertension Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Second study shows denervation procedures may miss targets, may not meet threshold for effect.

Acute Kidney Injury Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

Hypertension Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Visceral fat is even more important than overall adiposity in determining risk.

Acute Kidney Injury FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

NephroCheck detects substances in the urine that are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI).

Hyperphosphatemia Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Ferric Citrate Approved for Phosphorus Control in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

In addition to reducing serum phosphorus levels to within the recommended range, ferric citrate increases iron stores.

End-Stage Renal Disease Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

One hospitalization for associated with a 4.9-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Acute Kidney Injury Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Individuals aged 65 and older are more likely than younger people to develop AIN as a result of medication use.

News 7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

7 Common Physician Social Media Mistakes

Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

Reduced Bone Mass Density Linked to Low Serum Bicarbonate

The association between serum bicarbonate levels and bone mineral density was stronger in women, especially those who were postmenopausal.

Kidney Stones Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Initial Ultrasound Suffices for Most Emergency Kidney Stone Cases

Most stones patients do not need additional imaging with computed tomography, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Early Adjuvant Radiotherapy Benefits Selected Prostate Cancer Patients

Radiotherapy given within 6 months of radical prostatectomy reduces cancer-specific mortality in men with highly aggressive disease.

Hypogonadism FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Stendra (avanafil) taken early as ~15 minutes before sexual activity.

Prostate Cancer Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.

Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Rates Rising

Radical Prostatectomy Rates Rising

Utilization rates jumped by double digits across prostate cancer risk groups from 2004 to 2011.

Urinary Incontinence Female Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Released

Female Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Released

American College of Physicians guidelines addresses nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women.

Prostate Cancer Male Pattern Baldness Linked with Prostate Cancer

Male Pattern Baldness Linked with Prostate Cancer

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Statins Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

Statins Reduce Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

This benefit is not seen in patients who undergo radical prostatectomy, according to an updated meta-analysis.

Prostate Cancer Watchful Waiting Not Suitable for Black Men with Prostate Cancer

Watchful Waiting Not Suitable for Black Men with Prostate Cancer

Black prostate cancer patients more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients.

Prostate Cancer Aspirin Eases Genitourinary (GU) Toxicity from Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Aspirin Eases Genitourinary (GU) Toxicity from Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Low-dose aspirin decreased the likelihood of acute genitourinary toxicity in prostate cancer by 27%.

Prostate Cancer Genetic Variant May Predict Resistance to Prostate Cancer Drugs

Genetic Variant May Predict Resistance to Prostate Cancer Drugs

Enzalutamide and abiraterone may not benefit men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have AR-V7 in circulating tumor cells.

Prostate Cancer Men with Metabolic Aberrations Have Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with Metabolic Aberrations Have Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

However, they are more likely to die from causes other than prostate cancer than men with normal metabolic levels.

Prostate Cancer FDA Approves New Indication for Enzalutamide

FDA Approves New Indication for Enzalutamide

The drug is now also approved for use in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy Offers Favorable Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survival

Brachytherapy Offers Favorable Long-Term Prostate Cancer Survival

Study finds a 15-year cancer-specific survival rate of 94%; hormone therapy for more than 6 months decreases all-cause survival.