Children who undergo solid organ transplantation may have a high risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new national study.
Zytiga may significantly delay progression of pain and quality of life deterioration in patients with mCRPC.
Behavioral therapy provided chair-side to kidney failure patients while they are undergoing dialysis may help fight depression.
A new study has found that vitamin D supplementation does not appear to contribute to an elevated risk for kidney stones.
Researchers have developed a system that may help predict which candidates for surgery are likely to achieve type 2 diabetes remission.
Avanafil has demonstrated a higher selectivity against the inhibition of phosphodiesterase 11.
Investigators say they may have found a new way to more accurately predict prostate cancer patients' prognoses.
A new study has looked at the health of kidney donors and turned up some rather interesting findings in terms of short-term health risks.
A new clinical review on cardiovascular disease and testosterone published between 1970 and 2013 has turned up mixed findings.
A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA can conduct albumin testing and transmit data through a smartphone attachment.
New studies have confirmed biological differences in prostate tumors between African American men and European American men.
A large international dataset analyzing type 1 diabetics in 12 countries has found that men may be better at blood sugar control than women.
The University of Michigan Health System is offering a new urine test called Mi-Prostate Score to improve on PSA screening.
A new approachhas produced substantially improved results for patients with type 1 diabetes and may offer a more durable alternative.
A new investigation has found that the total and core diameters of laser fibers correspond to the advertised laser fiber diameters for lasers used for urological surgery.
A new analysis has concluded that large numbers of dialysis patients are inappropriately being prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol.
A phase 3 trial has found pazopanib (Votrient) and sunitinib (Sutent) are both equally effective for treating metastatic kidney cancer.
A trial conducted in 51 sites has found tadalafil (Cialis) once daily may help some men return to normal erectile function.
The experimental drug teplizumab shows promise for blocking the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages.
Both web-based and print-based decision aids appear to improve patient's informed decision making about prostate cancer screening.
A study of insulin pumps to treat type 1 diabetes in children has found pump technology may more effectively control blood sugar.
A new study suggests that low-grade prostate cancer in a significant number of cases will not become aggressive with time.
Patients who take phosphate binders may be at a 22% higher risk of death that those who take other non-calcium based treatments.
Giving men a single dose of chemotherapy along with radiotherapy may help improve the effectiveness of treatment.
Patients who receive their first kidney transplant at ages 14-16 years appear to be at increased risk for transplant failure.
As obesity rates continue to increase in the United States, so do rates of kidney stones.
New models suggest that active surveillance may be highly appropriate and lead to better quality of life.
A new study has found that more than 50% of patients with moderate chronic kidney disease have resistant hypertension.
A new meta-analysis has found that giving antibiotics to catheterized patients may reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection by nearly 6%.
Researchers report that elderly end-stage renal disease patients using catheters for dialysis may have the highest risk of dying prematurely.
Researchers report that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help PCa patients reduce their risk of progressing to highly aggressive disease.
Investigators at Duke University have developed a bioengineered blood vessel and successfully implanted it in a dialysis patient.
A genetic test that measures 22 genomic biomarkers associated with metastatic PCa may be able to outperform other risk assessment tools.
A new diabetes vaccine approach shows promise by selectively neutralizing antigens while leaving the rest of the immune system unaffected.
A new study suggests that African Americans with very low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely to actually have aggressive disease.
Researchers have developed a diabetes breath test that shows promise for replacing current diabetes monitoring techniques.
A new study looking at men with low testosterone levels has found that testosterone therapy helps improve pain perception and quality of life.
Robotic kidney transplants may significantly improve outcomes in obese patients.
IMRT has become the most commonly used form of radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
A new study has found that many nephrologists are reluctant to tell their seriously ill end-stage renal disease patients the true estimates.
A new study has found that a simple change in diet may help improve their survival rates.
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a simple 10-minute frailty test can predict the risk of death and hospitalization.
Obese men are more likely to have precancerous lesions detected in their benign prostate biopsies.
Social media is playing a significant role in organ donation registration.
Azoospermic men may be nearly three times as likely to receive a diagnosis of cancer as men in the overall population.
A study shows that with appropriate screening and selection, kidney transplantation can be performed successfully in octogenarians.
Laser therapy is equally as safe and effective as TURP for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Spanish researchers have completed a large study showing that influenza vaccination just one month post-transplantation are safe.
Robotic-assisted kidney cancer surgery appears to be associated with more "excessive" hospital charges.
A novel study shows that marijuana users may have better blood sugar control as a result of its effect on insulin resistance.
A new study of prostate cancer patients found that those who took statins were significantly less likely to die from their disease.
Support for altruistic kidney donation appears to have more than doubled since 2001 in the United States.
A new study suggests that circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis.
Researchers report that fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death.
A new study looking at the use of opioids suggests that long-term use may be associated with a significantly higher risk of ED.
Lung congestion is highly prevalent and often asymptomatic among kidney failure patients.
A new Dutch study found that selenium may protect against advanced prostate cancer.
Children on dialysis who have anemia and require high doses of drugs to treat it are at increased risk of dying prematurely.
A new study shows that exercise may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer in Caucasian men, but not African Americans.
Boston researchers report that dietary fat can affect glucose levels and insulin requirements in type 1 diabetics.
Researchers say they have identified genetic variants that can increase PSA concentrations and prostate cancer risk.
A new study looking at national treatment trends in the surgical management of patients with kidney disease is raising some concerns.
A large, international trial has found intermittent ADT is not equivalent to continuous ADT.
Patients with ESRD may now have a tool to help them decide on kidney transplantation.
A new study suggests that male carriers of the gene mutation are at greater risk of having advanced prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis.
Greater efforts may be needed to educate patients with end-stage renal disease, especially African Americans.
A new study suggests that men with low-risk prostate cancer may have a new option between aggressive treatment and active surveillance.
A new immunoassay appears to be a valid screening method for the early detection of kidney cancer.
The first study to analyze follow-up data after radiation therapy for the treatment of PCa shows some encouraging disease-free survival rates.
Paired kidney exchanges are not as popular because there is no way for insurance companies to determine which company pays for which donor's surgery.
A new trial has found that mirabegronreduced the frequency of incontinence episodes and number of daily urinations in adults with overactive bladder.
Among individuals with CKD, adherence to a healthful lifestyle appears to be associated with a greater likelihood of survival.
New research suggests that more stringent criteria may be needed for African American men with prostate cancer.
Partial nephrectomy may lead to better overall survival and fewer health problems after surgery in patients with kidney tumors.
A new study has found that tadalafil co-administered with finasteride significantly improved scores in men with lower urinary tract symptoms.
A new link has been found between atrial fibrillation and end-stage renal disease among patients with chronic kidney disease.
Men with prostate cancer receiving ADT who experience a fracture may have a 1.38-fold higher mortality risk.
Investigators are sounding a new warning about NSAIDs and acute kidney injury in children.
California researchers have found that low testosterone levels occur five times more often among men taking long-acting opioids.
A dual-hormone artificial pancreas may have significant benefits over conventional diabetes treatment using an insulin pump.
How much time a man spends watching television every day may affect his sperm count.
A new study has found that having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type-1 diabetes.
Regular consumption of deep-fried foods may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
A new study shows that islet transplantation for type-1 diabetics achieves insulin independence and reverses progression.
The four-year REDUCE study showed that dutasteride decreased the risk of biopsy detectable prostate cancer.
A high-fiber diet may significantly benefit men treated for prostate cancer, either with surgery or radiation.
A new international study has found that everolimus may help successfully shrink AMLs in patients with TSC.
The most comprehensive study ever conducted comparing the major types of prostate cancer treatments has turned up some rather interesting findings.
A new first-in-class agent shows promise for improving outcomes in CKD patients undergoing surgical placement of an arteriovenous fistula.
Individuals with microscopic hematuria are currently referred for follow-up radiologic and invasive examinations, even when they are asymptomatic.
New data suggest that residence in neighborhoods with higher average household incomes is linked to improved survival in kidney failure patients.
A team of investigators suggests the use of two new specific targets for preventing metastasis in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
A recent update to the Partin Tables may affect how some men with prostate cancer are managed.
Women taking tacrolimus who wish to breastfeed after appropriate counseling should not be discouraged from doing so.
A new study suggests that PSA measurements taken over time may improve the accuracy of detecting aggressive prostate cancer.
For the first time, researchers have found that decreased kidney function may be associated with decreased cognitive function.
A new agent called sitaxentan, which blocks endothelin-1 receptors, may lower novel risk factors in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Using magnetic resonance imaging in combination with real-time ultrasound may enable more accurate detection of prostate tumors.
Severe acute kidney injuries have been rising rapidly in the United States over the past 10 years.
A new "smart catheter" is being developed to combat catheter-related urinary tract infections.
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