Practitioners who measure only urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio may be able to use a new albumin-to-creatinine ratio estimating equation to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
In separate COVID-19 studies, investigators found that only some infected kidney transplant outpatients required hospitalization and patients on maintenance hemodialysis often have an atypical presentation of symptoms.
In a small study, 1 in 3 prostate cancer patients who underwent salvage robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy following partial ablation with high-intensity focused ultrasound required adjuvant radiation or androgen deprivation therapy within 12 months.
Thulium laser transurethral vaporesection of the prostate and transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia resulted in comparable improvements in International Prostate Symptom Score over 12 months.
Use of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist is associated with lower risks for death than GnRH agonists, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.
In 3 trials of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate, serum bicarbonate increased regardless of CKD stage.