September 2009 Issue of Renal And Urology News
Sodium bicarbonate slows creatinine clearance declines in CKD patients.
In a large Canadian study, the association appeared to be limited to regular beer consumption.
PARIS—Men who routinely take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a higher rate of erectile dysfunction (ED) than what might be ordinarily expected for their age ...
Overnutrition is a major problem in the general population and a serious risk for metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and death.
From Cleveland Clinic
Prostate magnetic resonance (MR) provides high-resolution images of the prostate; seminal vesicles; and nearby pelvic organs and structures, including the bladder and rectum.
There is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that lowering BP to less than 140/90 mm Hg offers cardiovascular and renal protection.
News in Brief
Greek researchers who studied 170 ICU patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) found that the most common contributing factor to AKI was sepsis, which was ...
Low birth weight is associated with a 73% increased risk of CKD later in life, according to a systematic review published in the American Journal ...
Use of alfuzosin 10 mg once daily increases the likelihood of a successful trial without catheter (TWOC) after acute urinary retention (AUR) secondary to benign ...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is moderately associated with CKD in vascular surgery patients, researchers have concluded based on a study of 3,358 vascular surgery ...
Finasteride treatment reduces the risk of low-grade prostate cancer (PCa) in men taking the drug for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), data show.
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation may be considered an alternative treatment for overactive bladder (OAB), researchers reported in the Journal of Urology (2009;182:1055-1061).
The overall incidences of kidney, bladder, pelvis, and ureter cancers in Denmark increased in both sexes from 1944 to 2003, Danish investigators reported in Urology ...
Canada provides coverage for all citizens through a single-payer system, but does quality suffer?
FDA has approved the trade name Firmagon for degarelix for injection, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
The FDA has approved Avastin (bevacizumab) plus interferon-alfa as a treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
The FDA has cleared Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Tekturna HCT, a single-pill combination of aliskiren—the first and only approved direct renin inhibitor—and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been approved as initial therapy for patients who ...
Researchers recently treated the first patients who are participating in a phase 2 clinical trial of a novel therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
A dozen hospitals in New Jersey and their affiliated physicians are participating in the Physician Hospital Collaboration Demonstration, a Medicare project to evaluate a program ...
Watson Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling one lot of 100 mcg/hr Fentanyl Transdermal System patches sold in the United States, according to a company press release.
Dr. H, 52, had been a nephrologist for more than 20 years. He shared a practice with several other physicians and had a steady flow ...
Physicians often fail to inform patients of their tests results—or to document that notification—raising the likelihood of a lawsuit, a recent survey suggests.
Medical malpractice payouts continued to fall across the country last year and account for a minuscule portion of health-care costs, the watchdog group Public Citizen ...
Surgical gloves that develop holes or leaks during a procedure appear to increase the risk of infection at the surgical site in patients who are ...
Renal Nutrition Update
Few studies have looked at this population, but these patients may have very high energy needs.
To get solid results, pick one with a strong long-term record and then hold on to it for years.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy prevented increases in plaque size and curvature versus placebo.
Evidence comes from a study comparing two strategies for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy
Oral nicorandil, an anti-angina medication, may decrease the risk of cardiac death and improve survival of hemodialysis (HD) patients after coronary revascularization, according to researchers.
Percutaneous suprapubic tubes provide adequate drainage with less discomfort than urethral catheters
Amlodipine plus terazosin achieved better BP control that either drug alone, according to researchers.
These two values are independently associated with the likelihood of cardiovascular and renal events.
More than half of the men attending a diabetes clinic were not asked about erectile dysfunction.
NEW ORLEANS—Diabetic patients appear to be proficient at using a mobile, handheld electronic diary that enables effective remote patient monitoring during intensive insulin titration.
Researchers observe positive T cell responses in men with nonmetastatic recurrence prostate cancer.
Adding a tyrosine ring to a chemotherapy agent creates a targeted imaging tool with therapeutic effects.
HIV infection has an additive effect on microalbuminuria risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Positive margins at the prostate base are associated with the worst outcomes.
There are risks, but 95% of pregnancies continuing beyond the first trimester are successful.
Low oxygen levels in tumors linked to a greater risk of biochemical recurrence after radiotherapy.
Adding picoplatin to docetaxel and prednisone may improve outcomes without increasing toxicity.
Shorter periods of strict bed rest after a renal biopsy can safely decrease patient discomfort, according to a Japanese study published in Clinical and Experimental ...
Bladder-sparing protocol involving brachytherapy and EBRT shows promise in bladder cancer patients.
The likelihood of an abnormal finding is 46% lower in obese men than normal-weight men, study shows
Excessive exposure to the hormone could cause cancer, data show.
Hemodialysis (HD) patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are at increased risk for GI bleeding, a study shows.
Liraglutide found superior to other agents for treating dyslipidemias.
In elderly hypogonadal men, it can improve components of the metabolic syndrome, a study found
This article is the third in a series dealing with the possible effects of bundled payments for dialysis services.
Prostate cancer patients have a number of drugs and devices available to treat surgery-related erectile dysfunction.
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Study Supports Once-Daily Plazomicin Use for Complicated UTIs
- Prednisone to Blame for ERA 223 Trial Failure?
- Clinicians Somewhat Favor Shared Decision-Making in Older mCRPC Patients
- Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events
- Pembrolizumab Shows Promise for BCG-Unresponsive Bladder Cancer
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