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World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

World Kidney Day 2018 Focuses on Women and Kidney Diseases

Women face unique challenges to their kidney health, including during pregnancy, according to a new report.

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Diabetes Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Fasting plasma glucose, BMI elevated 10 years before diagnosis of prediabetes, diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Risk of hospitalization up for Hispanic patients with lower scores on Ambulatory Care Experiences Survey

Urology Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence

Hyperuricemia Gout Outcomes Better With Nurse-Led Care

Gout Outcomes Better With Nurse-Led Care

In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

LDR Brachytherapy for PCa Yields Excellent Outcomes

Long-term data show a local disease recurrence rate of 2.1% at 10 years.

Kidney Cancer Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Robotic Tumor Enucleation Appears Safe for Sporadic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Long-term oncologic outcomes of patients with sporadic RCC who underwent robotic tumor enucleation suggest the procedure is safe.

Hemodialysis Ultrasound Predicts Successful AVF Maturation in HD

Ultrasound Predicts Successful AVF Maturation in HD

In a study, arteriovenous fistula blood flow, diameter, and depth were the most informative parameters.

Transplantation High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

Double-dose influenza vaccine is safe and may increase antibody response in solid-organ transplant recipients

Men's Health Update Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Canada is first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use

Transplantation Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis.

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Early and delayed renal-replacement therapy for septic shock associated acute kidney injury show similar mortality: the IDEAL-ICU trial

1. Among patients with septic shock and acute kidney injury (AKI), there was no significant difference in 90-day mortality between early (within 12 hours) and delayed (after 48 hours) initiation of renal-replacement therapy (RRT). 2. Patients in the delayed group had significantly more days free from RRT, with no significant differences compared to the early []

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Among prostate cancer patients, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) recipients are 34% more likely to experience any osteoporotic fracture than those who do not receive ADT.

Hyperuricemia Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Gout Risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Gout Risk

People with obstructive sleep apnea continued to be at higher risk of developing gout after the first year of obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis.

Nephrology Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Despite lifestyle concerns, most fellows would recommend nephrology to med students, residents

Prostate Cancer Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

Genetic Differences in Prostate Cancer Pinpointed in Black Men

New findings could help explain why men of African ancestry are more likely than white men to die from prostate cancer.

Hyperuricemia Clinical Gout-Related Benefits Not Seen With Lesinurad Combo Tx

Clinical Gout-Related Benefits Not Seen With Lesinurad Combo Tx

Although a combination of lesinurad 200 mg and xanthine oxidase inhibitor therapy was effective and well-tolerated among patients with gout, clinical gout-related benefits were not improved.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality

High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality

Even greater risk for mortality, CV events in presence of several high-variability metabolic parameters

Diabetic Nephropathy Sitagliptin Better for Glycemic Control in T2D With Renal Impairment

Sitagliptin Better for Glycemic Control in T2D With Renal Impairment

Study results indicated that sitagliptin showed greater glycemic efficacy than dapagliflozin treatment.

Hyperuricemia Ultrasound Can Reveal Renal Medulla Urate Deposits in Tophaceous Gout

Ultrasound Can Reveal Renal Medulla Urate Deposits in Tophaceous Gout

Ultrasound examination may be used to detect crystal deposition in the renal medulla in patients with tophaceous gout.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Basic Concepts in Nocturia

Basic Concepts in Nocturia

International Continence Society (ICS) standards offer useful guidance for nocturia management, according to the authors of a new report.

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