Nephrology News Archive

Anemia Clues to Spontaneous Resolution of Anemia in Hemodialysis Found

Clues to Spontaneous Resolution of Anemia in Hemodialysis Found

Restoration of iron homeostasis and normal hepcidin levels appears to play a key role in freeing hemodialysis patients from having to receive erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Bladder Cancer The Role of Enhanced Cystoscopy in Patients With Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

The Role of Enhanced Cystoscopy in Patients With Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Enhanced cystoscopy at the time of cystectomy and in the outpatient surveillance setting increases detection of high-grade NMIBC.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Effective Long-Term

Australian study shows 8-year overall survival and biochemical relapse-free rates of 78.4% and 68.1%, respectively.

Anemia Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.

Anemia Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

Study: Long-Term Darbepoetin Use Safe, Effective in Non-Dialysis CKD

Japanese post-marketing study identified no new safety concerns among patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease treated with darbepoetin alfa and followed up for 3 years.

Anemia Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

Gastrointestinal Lesions Common in Patients With CKD Anemia

In a Spanish study, endoscopic evaluation of patients with CKD and anemia revealed that 68.2% of patients had at least 1 gastrointestinal lesion.

Hyperuricemia Gout Patients Have Lower Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer

Gout Patients Have Lower Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer

The 10-year prevalence of colonoscopy-documented colorectal cancer was 0.8% among gout patients vs 3.7% among osteoarthritis patients.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Men who received androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer were 54% more likely to be diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who did not, a study found.

Nephrology Urea Appears Safe, Effective for Inpatient Hyponatremia

Urea Appears Safe, Effective for Inpatient Hyponatremia

A novel oral formulation of urea increased plasma sodium levels significantly and was well tolerated, according to investigators.

Kidney Cancer Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

Finnish study of individuals with type 2 diabetes reveals a 17% and 42% higher incidence of bladder and kidney cancer, respectively, compared with the general population.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

New study reveals a type 2 diabetes incidence rate of 17.81 cases per 1000 person-years, a rate much higher than in the general population.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

Febuxostat May Preserve Renal Function in Some CKD Subgroups

Study of patients with CKD stage 3 and asymptomatic hyperuricemia showed that febuoxostat ameliorated the annual decline in eGFR vs placebo in those without proteinuria.

Hemodialysis Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk Increased With Low Salt Intake

Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk Increased With Low Salt Intake

Salt intake below 6 g/day is associated with increased odds of all-cause and cardiovascular in patients on hemodialysis, Japanese study shows.

Hyperuricemia Urate Levels Predict Long-Term Gout Risk

Urate Levels Predict Long-Term Gout Risk

In a large Swedish study of middle-aged individuals, increments in baseline serum urate levels were associated with progressively increased risks of gout over a mean 28 years of follow-up.

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Higher rates of complete response observed in MIBC patients who received a dose-dense combination of methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin rather than the standard gemcitabine plus cisplatin or carboplatin.

Kidney Cancer High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

In a German study of patients starting first-line systemic therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma, patients with a low BMI were twice as likely to die as those with a high BMI.

Kidney Stones ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

Recurrent kidney stone formers are at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than patients who form incident symptomatic stones, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

The risk being lost to follow-up while on active surveillance for prostate cancer is higher among blacks than whites, according to a study.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

CKD Progression Linked to Sodium Chloride Level

Low serum sodium chloride concentrations are associated with an increased risk of renal function decline events, especially among patients with CKD stage G4 and anemic patients.

ICS 2018 Coverage Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin ODT Has Similar Efficacy in Nocturia Patients With OAB

Desmopressin orally disintegrating tablets resulted in declines in nocturnal voids in men and women with nocturnal polyuria and mild daytime voiding dysfunction.

Hyperuricemia Gout Associated With Increased Hearing Loss Risk in the Elderly

Gout Associated With Increased Hearing Loss Risk in the Elderly

Hearing impairment is 44% more likely to develop in Medicare patients with vs without gout, a study of Medicare claims data shows.

ICS 2018 Coverage In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In-Hospital Falls Often Linked to Nocturnal Toileting

In a study, 28% of all incident in-hospital falls were associated with nighttime visits to the toilet.

Hyperuricemia Gout Risk Possibly Linked to Iron Intake

Gout Risk Possibly Linked to Iron Intake

Elevated levels of serum ferritin, which stores excess iron, are positively associated with gout risk, investigators concluded.

ICS 2018 Coverage Nocturnal Polyuria Common in Women with OAB

Nocturnal Polyuria Common in Women with OAB

In a study, nocturnal polyuria was present in 30% of women with overactive bladder.

Ethical Issues in Medicine Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

Make Conversations With Patients More Meaningful

For valid informed consent to exist, patients have to understand the information physicians give them about a proposed treatment or procedure.

ICS 2018 Coverage Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

Prazosin May Lower Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk After Radiotherapy

LUTS treatment with the alpha-blocker prazosin was associated with significantly lower 2- and 5-year biochemical recurrence rates vs tamsulosin and non-use of alpha-blockers.

ICS 2018 Coverage Worse Nocturia Found in Men Taking Multiple BP Drugs

Worse Nocturia Found in Men Taking Multiple BP Drugs

Taking 2 or more drugs for hypertension is associated with a significantly higher number of nocturnal voids and higher nocturnal polyuria index, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Advances in Imaging, Therapies Bode Well for nmCRPC Management

Advances in Imaging, Therapies Bode Well for nmCRPC Management

Novel imaging and tumor biomarker assays are likely to define non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer more accurately, authors of new review state.

ICS 2018 Coverage Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

Mirabegron Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder in the Elderly

Phase 4 trial showed that mirabegron significantly decreased incontinence episodes and micturitions compared with placebo among patients aged 65 years and older.

ICS 2018 Coverage Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

Socioeconomic Factors May Affect Advanced OAB Therapy Use

A study of commercially insured patients showed Asians and Hispanics were less likely than whites to undergo advanced overactive bladder treatments.

ICS 2018 Coverage Possible Overactive Bladder Biomarkers Identified in Men

Possible Overactive Bladder Biomarkers Identified in Men

Study suggests male OAB could be associated with abnormalities in metabolic pathways of fatty acids and bile acids.

ICS 2018 Coverage Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

Pre-Diabetes Ups Overactive Bladder Risk in Women

Even modestly elevated fasting plasma glucose levels and HbA1c is associated with increased odds of overactive bladder.

ICS 2018 Coverage Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

Overactive Bladder Risk Linked to Visceral Fat

The ratio of visceral fat volume to total abdominal fat volume is an independent risk factor for overactive bladder, study finds.

ICS 2018 Coverage Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

Nocturia Associated With Increased Fall Risk

German study revealed a 13% higher risk of falls among patients with vs without nocturia.

ICS 2018 Coverage Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Most Transient SUI After HoLEP Resolves Within 6 Weeks

Of patients who had transient stress urinary incontinence after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, 88.6% experienced resolution of the incontinence within 6 weeks after the procedure.

ICS 2018 Coverage New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

New Nocturia Classification System Proposed

An expert panel developed a framework of 22 nocturia phenotypes that could set the stage for devising diagnostic and treatment pathways and stimulating research.

ICS 2018 Coverage Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

Transvaginal Sling Procedures for SUI in Decline Following Warnings

Canadian study documents a fall in the annual rate of transvaginal sling procedures for female stress incontinence after 2009.

ICS 2018 Coverage Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

Neuropathic Detrusor Underactivity More Common in Women

Among patients with detrusor underactivity, 14% of women had neuropathic causes compared with only 2% of men.

ICS 2018 Coverage Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

Nocturnal Polyuria Highly Prevalent in Men with LUTS

Nearly 55% of men with lower urinary tract symptoms suffer from nocturnal polyuria, according to a study conducted in Italy.

ICS 2018 Coverage Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

Mirabegron Use for OAB Rising, Anticholinergic Use Falling

Mirabegron use for overactive bladder rose to 16% in 2016, whereas anticholinergic use decreased to 78% in 2016 from 97% in 2003, a study found.

ICS 2018 Coverage Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

Nocturia Symptoms Eased With Novel Drug Combo

In a phase 2 trial, treatment with an acetaminophen-ibuprofen combination was associated with a significant reduction in nocturnal voids and improved quality of life compared with placebo.

Acute Kidney Injury Acute Kidney Injury Risk Lower With Ultra-Low Contrast Volume Use

Acute Kidney Injury Risk Lower With Ultra-Low Contrast Volume Use

Use of ultra-low contrast volume during percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with 32% decreased odds of acute kidney injury, investigators report.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Lower urinary tract symptom severity in men is associated with detectable bacteria in urine obtained via catheter, new study suggests.

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy is associated with excellent long-term biochemical control and survival, new study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Even low cumulative exposure to physical strain at work is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Practice Management Are Patient Portals Right For Your Practice?

Are Patient Portals Right For Your Practice?

Factors to consider before allowing patients online access to their medical information.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

Concerns about nutritional deficiency in CKD patients are unfounded, and plant-based diets may actually be good for them, the authors of a new report contend.

Prostate Cancer Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

In a study, men with low-risk prostate cancer were nearly 2-fold more likely to be managed with observation if they had a prostate MRI during the diagnostic work-up.

Kidney Cancer New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

Prospective study at Johns Hopkins shows excellent oncologic outcomes and preserved mental quality of life for all patients regardless of management strategy, with worse renal function after radical nephrectomy.

Kidney Stones Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary stone formation in adults increases the odds of asthma by 26%, according to a study.

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Nonsurgical treatment of small tumor renal cancer may be as effective as radical nephrectomy but with fewer complications

1. Rates of renal insufficiency were highest in patients receiving renal nephrectomy, compared to less invasive treatments. 2. Survival rates for renal nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy were very similar, suggesting little difference in efficacy between these treatments. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Renal stage carcinoma (RCC) has relatively low mortality rates with respect []

Hemodialysis Hemodialysis Patients Aged 80+ Benefit From Switch to AVFs

Hemodialysis Patients Aged 80+ Benefit From Switch to AVFs

Elderly patients who start dialysis with a central venous catheter but convert to an arteriovenous fistula within the first year lower their death risk significantly.

Kidney Cancer Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

A "weekday-on and weekend-off regimen" improves relative dose intensity compared with the conventional regimen, a study found.

Hyperphosphatemia Accuracy of 24-Hour Urine Phosphorus Challenged

Accuracy of 24-Hour Urine Phosphorus Challenged

A new study found that 24-hour urine phosphorus is inversely related to whole-body retention, but is not related to net intestinal absorption.

Hyperphosphatemia Increased Phosphate Intake Ups BP in Healthy Individuals

Increased Phosphate Intake Ups BP in Healthy Individuals

In a controlled study, a high-phosphate diet increased systolic and diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate in people with normal renal function.

Bladder Cancer Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

New meta-analysis shows adjuvant intravesical gemcitabine and bacillus Calmette-Guérin do not differ significantly with respect to risk of recurrence, progression, and adverse events.

Transplantation Kidney Donor Candidates May Have Various Incidentally Detected Lesions

Kidney Donor Candidates May Have Various Incidentally Detected Lesions

Potential donors undergoing multidetector computed tomography during their assessment should be counseled on the medical implications of incidentally discovered lesions.

Hyperphosphatemia High Phosphorus Predicts Diabetic Nephropathy Progression

High Phosphorus Predicts Diabetic Nephropathy Progression

Highest vs lowest quartile of serum phosphorus is independently associated with a nearly 3-fold increased risk of diabetic nephropathy progression.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Men prescribed 3 different phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors had nearly 3-fold increased odds of having a Charlson Comorbidity Index of 1 or higher than men not prescribed the drugs.

Prostate Cancer Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

At a major tertiary referral center, the use of radical prostatectomy for insignificant prostate cancer decreased from 15% in 2009 to 3% in 2016, a study found.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

In a study, 8 mg of silodosin daily for 12 weeks was associated with a significant reduction in nocturia episodes.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

A recent paper provides 8 questions to ask patients to elicit information that enables targeted treatment of nocturia.

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Extreme preterm birth linked to hypertension at school age

1. Within a cohort of infants born extremely preterm (EPT), there were elevated rates of high systolic blood pressure (SBP≥90%ile) and hypertension (SBP≥95%ile) when these children reached school age. 2. School age children with high SBP who were born EPT, were significantly more likely to have been born to mothers with gestational diabetes, and as []

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

A patient's risk of suicide is doubled within the first year following a prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new meta-analysis.

Prostate Cancer Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Study of Korean radical prostatectomy patients showed that those who were obese had significant increased odds of biochemical recurrence and cancer-specific mortality

Hypertension Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Proportion achieving target BP increased with use of triple combo pill versus usual care at six months.

End-Stage Renal Disease Cardiovascular Event Rates Vary by Kidney Failure Cause

Cardiovascular Event Rates Vary by Kidney Failure Cause

Among US dialysis patients, cardiovascular event rates are highest in those with diabetic nephropathy and lowest among those with IgA nephropathy.

Hyperphosphatemia Phosphate Control May Reduce FGF23 Levels in HD

Phosphate Control May Reduce FGF23 Levels in HD

Patients on hemodialysis who achieved serum phosphate levels below 4.5 mg/dL experienced a decrease in intact fibroblast growth factor 23.

Hyperphosphatemia Phosphate Binders Lower Infection-Related Death Risk in HD

Phosphate Binders Lower Infection-Related Death Risk in HD

In a study, hemodialysis patients who used phosphate binders had up to a 44% decreased risk of dying from infection than those who did not use the drugs.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

Low-Dose Melatonin Found Not To Ease Nocturia in MS

Small study found that 2 mg of melatonin taken at bedtime did not significantly decrease the mean number of nocturia episodes vs placebo.

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Using HCV-infected kidneys greatly reduces wait time for transplantation and improves survival for patients with HCV

1. Use of HCV-infected kidneys increased patients' quality-adjusted life expectancy. 2. Lower costs were associated with HCV-infected kidneys compared to transplanting HCV-uninfected kidneys to HCV-positive patients. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Organ availability for transplantation is limited; therefore, for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), hemodialysis is often the final treatment compared []

Urinary Incontinence Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening for Women Recommended

Clinicians should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their health, function, and quality of life.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

New study suggests sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke only when mean sodium intake exceeds 5 grams per day.

Prostate Cancer Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive Surgery for Metastatic PCa Linked to More Complications

Cytoreductive radical prostatectomy (RP) for metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with higher complication rates and longer hospital stays than RP for non-metastatic PCa.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI

Acute Renal Failure in CKD Patients Less Likely With PCI

In a study, percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with a 72% decreased risk of acute renal failure compared with coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Medical Charts

Drugs Contraindicated in Pregnancy

Contraindicated pregnancy medications

Medical Charts

Neuropathic Pain Treatments

Chart with medications used to treat neuropathic pain, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and postherpetic neuralgia.

Medical Charts

Obesity Treatments

Treatment options for obesity including strength, form, and dosing details.

Medical Charts

Diabetes Treatments

Antidiabetic agents for the treatment of diabetes including maintenance and max doses chart.

Hyperuricemia Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Data show that gout is associated with an increased risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Practice Management AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine.

HIPAA Compliance Good Incident Response Plans Are a Must

Good Incident Response Plans Are a Must

A systematic process is necessary to prove an incident involving medical records did not result in a breach.

Commentary Rising China and Modern Medicine for Over 1 Billion

Rising China and Modern Medicine for Over 1 Billion

Prostate Cancer The Potential Role for PARP Inhibitors in Prostate Cancer

The Potential Role for PARP Inhibitors in Prostate Cancer

Identification of DNA repair defects within prostate cancer tissue may enable a precision oncologic approach to treatment.

Men's Health Update Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

Persistent Cancer Screening Gaps Revealed in New CDC Report

From 2000 to 2015 screening for breast, cervical, and prostate cancers decreased significantly, whereas screening for colorectal cancer increased significantly.

Practice Management Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices.

Prostate Cancer Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Use of Post-RP High Dose Radiotherapy Increasing

Physicians increasingly are prescribing high dose and very high dose radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy despite an absence of randomized trials supporting the practice.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Safe Potassium Range May Vary by CKD Stage

Safe Potassium Range May Vary by CKD Stage

Study suggests the optimal range is 3.36 to 5.18 mmol/L in CKD stage 3 and 3.26 to 5.53 mmol/L in CKD stages 4 to 5.

Prostate Cancer First-Line Enzalutamide May Confer a Survival Benefit for mCRPC

First-Line Enzalutamide May Confer a Survival Benefit for mCRPC

Patients may benefit from earlier lines of enzalutamide for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Practice Management Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism High PTH Linked to Reduced Lumbar Bone Mineral Density

High PTH Linked to Reduced Lumbar Bone Mineral Density

Secondary hyperparathyroidism in postmenopausal women with vitamin D insufficiency is associated with lower weight-adjusted bone mineral density in the lumbar spine.

Kidney Cancer Off-Clamp Partial Nephrectomy Better for Preserving Renal Function

Off-Clamp Partial Nephrectomy Better for Preserving Renal Function

In a study, the off-clamp approach to partial nephrectomy also was associated with lower risk for acute kidney injury.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroidectomy Found to Up Bone Density in SHPT

Parathyroidectomy Found to Up Bone Density in SHPT

In a small study, total parathyroidectomy without autotransplantation improved bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip in ESRD patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Zemdri Now Treats Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Zemdri Now Treats Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Zemdri carries a Boxed Warning describing reports of nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, and neuromuscular blockade, as well as fetal harm if administered during pregnancy.

Diabetes Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Measurement of plasma copeptin better than water-deprivation test in patients with hypotonic polyuria.

Acute Kidney Injury Substantial Increase in AKI Incidence Reported

Substantial Increase in AKI Incidence Reported

Stage 1 acute kidney injury accounted for the biggest growth in incidence rate.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Cinacalcet Cessation Associated With Increases in PTH, Calcium

Cinacalcet Cessation Associated With Increases in PTH, Calcium

Researchers examined the effects of the end of public funding for the medication in Australia.

Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Vitamin D Stores Lower in the Obese, Overweight

Vitamin D Stores Lower in the Obese, Overweight

Obese or overweight individuals have significantly lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D than normal-weight individuals at any level of kidney function, a study found.

Kidney Cancer Biomarkers May Predict TKI Response in Metastatic RCC

Biomarkers May Predict TKI Response in Metastatic RCC

Circulating blood biomarkers related to angiogenesis may help clinicians predict who will have a robust response to sunitinib.

Transplantation Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

All 20 recipients experienced HCV cure, good quality of life, excellent renal function.

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