Wayne Kuznar

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Technological advances have led to increased application of flexible ureteroscopy.

Lithotripsy Use Declining?

A shift from shock-wave lithotripsy toward flexible ureteroscopy is changing the landscape of stone disease treatment, said Mihir M. Desai, MD, during the Cleveland Clinic’s Nephrology Update 2008.

Microalbuminuria Increases CAC Risk

NEW ORLEANS—Microalbuminuria increases both the odds of developing coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients without symptoms of coronary heart disease and the likelihood of CAC progression, Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc, reported here at the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

Managing Post-Transplant Infections

Managing Post-Transplant Infections

CLEVELAND—The three-part paradigm of infection following organ transplantation should guide the nephrologist in assessing the risk and instituting appropriate prophylaxis and treatment of infection following kidney transplant, Robin Avery, MD, said at the Nephrology Update 2008 here.

Target Microalbuminuria Aggressively

NEW ORLEANS—Microalbuminuria is a biomarker for vascular disease and warrants aggressive treatment, which may prevent progression to overt nephropathy and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, said Debjani Mukherjee, MD, at the 23rd scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

Lower BP Goal in Black CKD Patients

NEW ORLEANS—An extended follow-up of patients in the African American Study of Kidney Disease (AASK) confirms that ACE inhibitors work better than amlodipine in treating nondiabetic hypertensive CKD in black patients.

Beta Blocker Meets Stricter Criterion

NEW ORLEANS—Two pooled analyses of the newest beta blocker, nebivolol, demonstrate that it is effective as once daily monotherapy in stage 1 and 2 hypertension using more stringent criteria than normal to measure BP control.

Curing PCa with Ultrasound

CLEVELAND—Clinical outcomes using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for localized prostate cancer compare favorably to results with radical prostatectomy, while preserving quality of life, Japanese researchers reported.

LRP Patients Improve For Two Years

CLEVELAND—Men who undergo laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) can expect that urinary continence and sexual function will continue to improve beyond 12 months following the procedure.

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