October 2017 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Renal & Urology News Sept-Oct 2017 Issue
Nephrology Cover Articles
Stage G3b-5 chronic kidney disease independently predicted a nearly 2-fold increased risk recurrence and 3-fold increased risk of progression following transurethral resection.
In a study of African Americans with hypertension-related CKD, metoprolol, but neither ramipril nor amlodipine, increased serum uric acid levels.
AKI occurred with similar frequency among patients who did and did not receive contrast medium.
Among hemodialysis patients always or nearly always bothered by itchy skin, 17% did not report their symptoms to a health care provider and 18% used ...
Urology Cover Articles
Rises and decreases in neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio at 6 weeks after treatment with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade is associated with progression-free and overall survival.
Checkpoint inhibitor combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab improved progression-free and overall survival compared with sunitinib.
News in Brief
Women at high risk for preeclampsia who took 150 mg of aspirin daily during pregnancy had 62% lower odds of developing the condition.
Vabomere, which combines meropenem and vaborbactam, demonstrated superior efficacy to piperacillin/tazobactam.
Methylene blue aids observation of the procedure and assessment of drug distribution.
Non-metastatic prostate cancer patients are more likely to die from causes other than the disease.
Uromodulin may be a novel predictive serum biomarker.
Physician organizations need to do a better job training staff in safeguarding protected health information and complying with HIPAA in other ways.
Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the ...
Typically, about 2% to 20% of SHPT patients experience recurrence or persistence after conventional parathyroidectomy procedures, likely due to residual parathyroid tissue.
Both findings on biopsy also predict a lower odds of high-grade cancer.
Higher mortality was seen in association with an emergency department discharge with acute kidney injury vs no acute kidney injury.
Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.
A detectable PSA nadir combined with shorter time to nadir after prostate cancer surgery is associated with a higher risk of biochemical recurrence.
Study of men with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer finds facility-level racial disparity in use of definitive treatment.
Men with 1 high-risk factor experience better outcomes following treatment than those with 2 or 3 high-risk factors, study finds.
Prostate cancer patients accurately report their comorbidities, and participants in cancer clinical trials report more adverse events than trial investigators.
Researchers find no significant change in overall complication rate from 2010 to 2015, but hospital length of stay and need for transfusion have declined.
Of 7 phosphate binders, iron-based agents were optimal when efficacy and safety are considered.
Bosutinib treatment was associated with a 66% decrease in the annual rate of kidney enlargement.
Patients are more likely to receive intensity-modulated radiation therapy if they are managed by urology practices with an ownership interest in the modality, study finds.
No significant association found between marijuana use and change in estimated glomerular filtration rate or development of albuminuria.
Liraglutide-treated patients were 22% less likely than placebo recipients to experience a composite outcome of renal events.
A European trial found a survival benefit from PCa screening and a US trial did not, but a new analysis finds that both trials provide ...
Despite low infection rates, AVFs have a high risk of maturation failure and abandonment.
Cabozantinib reduced the risk of disease progression or death compared with sunitinib among patients with previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Targeting and treating systolic blood pressure to a lower range was associated with a 14% decreased risk of death, meta-analysis shows.
PSA levels of 10 ng/mL or higher in men who have biochemically recurrent PCa after radical prostatectomy and a PSADT less than 12 months are ...
Tinnitus is 3-fold more likely to develop in patients with versus without chronic kidney disease, new study shows.
Use of active surveillance for very low-risk prostate cancer rose from 11.6% of patients in 2010 to 27.3% in 2013, study finds.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- The Threat From Within: Most Breaches Due to Employee Errors
- Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer
- Poor Vitamin K Status Linked to Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk in ESRD
- Serum Phosphate at Dialysis Start Tied With Mortality
- Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
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NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)