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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Novel Albuminuria Endpoints May Improve CKD Progression Trials

Novel Albuminuria Endpoints May Improve CKD Progression Trials

Two companion meta-analyses show that early changes in albuminuria can predict the risk for end-stage renal disease.

Prostate Cancer Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Reduction in trial discussions, trial offers, trial participation seen with one or more comorbidities.

Bladder Cancer Global Demand for Bladder Cancer Treatment Threatens Supply in 2019

Global Demand for Bladder Cancer Treatment Threatens Supply in 2019

TICE BCG is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder and for the prophylaxis of primary or recurrent stage Ta and/or T1 papillary tumors following transurethral resection.

Men's Health Update Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

Preventable injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Acute Kidney Injury New Predictor of In-Hospital Acute Kidney Injury Identified

New Predictor of In-Hospital Acute Kidney Injury Identified

Elevated calcium-phosphate product at hospital admission is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury.

Anemia Molidustat Promising for Renal Anemia

Molidustat Promising for Renal Anemia

The investigational drug appeared safe and effective in 3 phase 2b trials.

Bladder Cancer Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Smokers had poorer response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy, higher recurrence risk.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Despite research suggesting that there may be increased cardiovascular risk from off-label prescription testosterone use, usage in men with coronary artery disease remains higher than in men without coronary artery disease.

Practice Management 3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

Most medical school graduates leave school carrying debt. Here's what you can do to better manage your student loan debt.

Hyperuricemia Gout Linked to Elevated Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Gout Linked to Elevated Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Investigators report a significant 27% increased risk of Parkinson's disease among individuals aged 65 years and older but less than 75 years.

Prostate Cancer Younger Men With High-Grade PCa Less Likely to Die After RP Than RT

Younger Men With High-Grade PCa Less Likely to Die After RP Than RT

Patients younger than age 60 with Gleason 8-10 disease who had upfront surgery versus radiation therapy had a 63% lower risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Urinary Incontinence Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Lawsuits claim Johnson Johnson did not fully disclose safety risks of transvaginal mesh products.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

Reduction in risk for range of critical outcomes greatest for daily dietary fiber intake of 25 to 29 g.

Prostate Cancer Early Post-RP Complications Directly Related to Age

Early Post-RP Complications Directly Related to Age

The risk of virtually all early postoperative complications increases with increasing patient age at radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.

Hypertension No Increased Fall Risk With Hypertension Tx in Older Women

No Increased Fall Risk With Hypertension Tx in Older Women

Lower incidence rate ratios found for women with treated controlled hypertension, treated uncontrolled HTN

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

Health expenditure greater for person with 2 diseases simultaneously than for the diseases separately.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events

Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events

Fewer patients admitted to hospital for MI, cardiac arrest, stroke working at 3 years postevent

Urinary Incontinence Reoperation for Mesh Complications May Up Depression Risk

Reoperation for Mesh Complications May Up Depression Risk

Women younger than 46 years undergoing surgical correction are especially at risk for depression.

Prostate Cancer Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QOL

Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QOL

Patient-reported toxicity scores more associated with quality-of-life outcomes than clinician-reported scores.

Hypogonadism Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising

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