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That Nebulous Concept Called Standard of Care

During a session at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) held recently in San Francisco, researchers presented findings from phase 3 studies showing that immunotherapy-based combination regimens are superior to sunitinib alone at improving progression-free survival among patients with previously untreated advanced kidney cancer. One study demonstrated improved overall survival. The study presenters concluded that…
Tai Chi Improves Blood Pressure Control in Seniors

Rising China and Modern Medicine for Over 1 Billion

Several years ago, I was asked to performa virtual consult on a 48-yearoldChinese business man with acomplex hilar tumor in a solitary kidney.He was advised by some of the best specialistsin his country that the only option wasnephrectomy and hemodialysis. Four yearsafter successful nephron preservation andrecuperation at our center, I visited himand his country. Together,…
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The Adrenal Gland: The Forgotten Urologic Organ

The adrenal glands are easilyoverlooked. Distinguishedanatomists from centuries agosuch as Aelius Galen, Leonardo daVinci, and Andreas Vesalius omittedthe adrenals in their early descriptionsof the retroperitoneum. The criticalimportance of the adrenal gland wasrecognized in the mid-19th centuryby Thomas Addison and CharlesÉdouardBrown-Séquard, who demonstratedthat bilateral adrenalectomyuniformly resulted in death. This ledto the discovery and isolation of adrenaline,…
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