CKD Patients Undertreated With Statins

Although a 2013 guideline recommended statin use to more than 65% of adults with CKD, only about 36% of adults with CKD were taking a statin in 2011-2014.

Early Post-RP Complications Tied to Age

The risk of virtually all early postoperative complications increases with increasing patient age at radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.

Novel Albuminuria Endpoints for CKD?

Two companion meta-analyses show that early changes in albuminuria can predict the risk for end-stage renal disease.

Prostate Cancer Possibly Linked to Zinc ...

In a Spanish study, the highest vs lowest tertile of dietary zinc intake was associated with a significant 66% increased relative risk of low-grade prostate cancer.

Email Precautions Can Prevent Breaches

Staff at medical practices should be taught to recognize suspicious email messages

Uric Acid Ups Death in CKD

In a meta-analysis, the risk for cardiovascular mortality increased a significant 12% for every 1 mg/dL increase in uric acid.

Genetic Diagnoses in CKD

In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, the technique for sequencing protein-coding genes yielded a genetic diagnosis in 9.3% of cases.

Promoting Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer

Experts suggest some simple ways medical practices can get patients to embrace healthy behaviors.

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