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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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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.

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.

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Drugs Contraindicated in Pregnancy

Contraindicated pregnancy medications

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Neuropathic Pain Treatments

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

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Obesity Treatments

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

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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.

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