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AF Treatment Found to Benefit Kidneys

In the year following successful treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) by catheter ablation, kidney function improves in patients with mild to moderate renal dysfunction, Yoshihide Takahashi, MD, and colleagues reported in Circulation.

Prostate Volume Has Little Impact on Laser PVP Efficacy

Prostate volume in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia has little effect on the safety and efficacy of GreenLight HPS laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy (PVP), researchers reported in the Journal of Endourology (online ahead of print). Xiao Gu, MD, PhD, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and colleagues based that conclusion on a study of 207 men undergoing PVP.

Repeat UTIs May Not Raise Kids’ CKD Risk

Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) in childhood are considered a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), a literature search revealed that in the absence of structural kidney abnormalities evident in imaging studies after the first UTI, the etiologic fraction of recurrent childhood UTIs as a main cause of CKD appears small, investigators reported in Pediatrics.

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