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Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) independently predicts greater mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, Israeli researchers report.
Among older individuals, an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) below 45 mL/min/1.73 m2 is associated with a nearly twofold increased risk of hip-fracture-related mortality, according to British researchers.
Intermittent hormonal therapy (IHT) for men with locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer is associated with no reduction in disease progression or survival, according to a European study.
Prior history of treatment with pulse methylprednisolone may increase the risk of fatal infection in pediatric lupus nephritis (LN) patients treated with IV cyclophosphamide (IVCY), researchers reported.
Elevated pulse pressure is associated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to a Canadian study.
Pretreatment C-reactive protein (CRP) levels can be a prognostic marker for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a Japanese study suggests.
Recent blood transfusions, male gender, and diabetes mellitus are independently associated with an increased risk of sudden death in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), a Chinese study concluded.
Among prostate cancer patients who had no erectile dysfunction (ED) before undergoing cryosurgery, more than one third recovered full sexual function two years post-operatively, a British study found.
Medical expulsive therapy (MET) following shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) results in a significant increase in successful treatment outcomes, according to Canadian researchers.
Kidney stone formers with essential hypertension have increased acid excretion, Italian researchers reported.
Urological complications occur frequently following transplantation of deceased cardiac donor (DCD) kidneys but do not affect graft survival, researchers in the Netherlands have concluded.
Bulbomembranous (BM) urethral strictures are the most common grade 2 or higher urinary toxicity following high dose rate brachytherapy (HDRB), according to Australian investigators.
Two modes of acupuncture appear to decrease the number and distress of hot flushes in men receiving castrational treatment for prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study.
Adjuvant radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer has no effect on overall and cancer-specific survival, a Canadian team reports.
Measuring levels of the chemokine fractalkine in the urine is a noninvasive way to detect acute rejection of renal allografts, according to Chinese investigators. High levels are associated with steroid resistance and poor outcome.
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