March 2017 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Renal & Urology News Mar-Apr 2017 Issue
Nephrology Cover Articles
From 2015 to 2016, the number of organ transplants rose from 30,969 to 33,595; the number of kidney transplants increased from 17,878 to 19,061.
Use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to assess volume depletion could be a factor, researchers say.
Urology Cover Articles
Cleveland Clinic study found a 4-fold greater prevalence of nephrolithiasis among children with asthma compared with the general pediatric population.
A neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio below 3.09 is associated with significantly longer overall and disease-specific survival.
Overall survival among patients receiving first-line targeted therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma increased significantly from 2006 to 2012.
News in Brief
The drug is indicated for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease that progresses despite platinum-containing chemotherapy.
Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.
Company asks FDA to approve ferric citrate for iron deficiency anemia in patients with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.
Treatment discontinuation rate is lower than that of traditional antimuscarinics, study finds.
Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Chronic kidney disease and anemia are associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients with pulmonary embolism.
Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.
Data from MagnaSafe suggest that MRIs for patients with pacemakers/ICDs can be performed safely.
Cutting down on chitchat with patients is among the ways to improve workflow.
Good results achieved with total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation, according to researchers.
Combined treatment for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy results in decreased long-term all-cause and cancer-specific mortality.
Etelcalcetide is the first new approved treatment for the condition in 12 years.
Hospitals that managed the most deceased donors were 1.5 times more likely to recover 4 or more transplantable organs than those that managed the least.
Researchers compared targeted prostate biopsy based on biparametric magnetic resonance imaging with standard 12-core systematic biopsy.
In a pilot study, metabolomic analyses of serum and urine showed a high level of predictive ability.
In a study, 25.8% and 37.8% of calcium acetate and calcium carbonate users, respectively, exceeded the maximum recommended daily intake.
Adipose tissue may be more important than vitamin D intake, new study suggests.
In a retrospective study, patients lived the longest if they received docetaxel followed by cabazitaxel and then abiraterone or enzalutamide.
Researchers develop a model to predict which patients are more likely to harbor brain metastases at cancer diagnosis.
Added progression-free survival and prolonged overall survival possible, according to investigators.
In a large study, testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a 33% lower risk of cardiac and stroke events among hypogonadal men.
Older men on TRT versus placebo for 1 year had improved hemoglobin levels and volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength.
Study of older hypogonadal men does not support use of TRT to improve memory, according to researchers.
Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.
Researchers suggest that early treatment of some ureteral stones is preferable.
Few nephrologists currently prescribe nutritional regimens for their patients approaching the need for renal replacement therapy or who already require it.
In a study, similar proportions of patients taking a low dose and standard dose of cinacalcet had a greater than 30% reduction in iPTH levels ...
Evidence to date provides no clear answer as to whether early or delayed RRT is the best approach.
Benefits include rapid assessment of kidney size, cortical thickness, and volume status.
Carriers have a 2-fold higher risk of end-stage renal disease compared with non-carriers, study finds.
Blood pressure targets below 130/80 and below 140/90 mm Hg are associated with similar renal outcomes among non-diabetics, meta-analysis shows.
Action taken to mitigate risks associated with ESA use and changes in payment policy did not result in a relative increase in death or major ...
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