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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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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism VDRAs Do Not Lower Cardiovascular Event Risk in HD

VDRAs Do Not Lower Cardiovascular Event Risk in HD

Trial results do not support use of vitamin D receptor activators to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with end-stage renal disease and low intact parathyroid hormone levels.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Desmopressin Effectively Treats Nocturia in BPH

Desmopressin Effectively Treats Nocturia in BPH

Nocturia improved 43% in patients receiving oral desmopressin alone and 64.3% in those receiving desmopressin and an alpha-blocker.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins

AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins

Risk for statin-induced serious muscle injury 0.1 percent, newly diagnosed diabetes 0.2%

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Overactive Bladder Treatment: Which Is the Most Cost-Effective Option?

Overactive Bladder Treatment: Which Is the Most Cost-Effective Option?

Study authors developed a Markov model with health states based on daily urinary incontinence episodes (UIEs) to compare the cost-effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA, implantable sacral nerve stimulation devices, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, anticholinergic medications, and mirabegron versus BSC for the management of refractory OAB.

Commentary The Rapidly Evolving Landscape for mRCC

The Rapidly Evolving Landscape for mRCC

Incredible progress is being made in kidney cancer treatment.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Risk Lower in Women

Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Risk Lower in Women

In a study of adults with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease, women had a significant 28% decreased risk of end-stage renal disease compared with men.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Multiple Comorbidities in CKD Patients Up Dialysis Initiation Risk

Multiple Comorbidities in CKD Patients Up Dialysis Initiation Risk

Patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease who have 3 or more comorbidities are 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those with no comorbidities, a study found.

Anemia Smartphone App Uses Fingernail Bed Images to Detect Anemia

Smartphone App Uses Fingernail Bed Images to Detect Anemia

App uses color and metadata from fingernails to detect hemoglobin levels in the blood

Urology Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism Predicts Varicocele Repair

Hypogonadism Predicts Varicocele Repair

Hypogonadism and serum testosterone evaluation nearly doubled the odds a man would undergo varicocelectomy.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prostate Cancer Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD is associated with a nearly 5-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Hypertension New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

Maintaining ACC/AHA goals would result in fewer events than current BP levels, prior guideline goals

Diabetes Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Prediction independent of traditional risk factors such as MetS, glucose, HbA1c in general population

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Renin-angiotensin inhibitors may reduce mortality and heart failure readmissions in patients with transcatheter aortic valve replacement

1. In this retrospective cohort study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients, Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) inhibitors administered at hospital discharge reduced mortality and hospital readmission in patients with preserved but not reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF). 2. There was no clinically meaningful difference in disease-specific health status with RAS inhibitors. Evidence Rating Level: []

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for MIBC Ups Disease-Free Survival

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for MIBC Ups Disease-Free Survival

Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer had a 22% decreased risk of disease progression if they received neoadjuvant rather than adjuvant chemotherapy, a study found.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

Testosterone Measurements, TRT Prescribing Infrequent in PCa Care

More than half of UK specialists surveyed said measuring testosterone levels in patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer was not their routine practice.

Urology ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

Risk for patients in rivaroxaban group reduced during the on-treatment period

Practice Management Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed

Hypogonadism Study: Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase DVT Risk

Study: Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase DVT Risk

In a study, the rate of deep vein thrombosis in treated hypogonadal men was just 0.8% over 2 years of follow-up.

Bladder Cancer Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer

Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer

Method evaluating cells collected from urine shows 94% diagnostic accuracy.

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