Nicotine receptors on kidney cells may explain why cigarette smokers are vulnerable to kidney damage, researchers say.
The incidence of gallstone disease in patients on a kidney transplantation waiting list is similar to that of the general population, but in transplant patients, the complications may be severe, researchers in Finland report. They recommend screening and treatment of pre- and post-transplantation gallstone disease.
Sildenafil is safe and more effective than paroxetine and the squeeze technique for treating premature ejaculation, according to a Chinese study.
Two supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for Januvia (sitagliptin) have been accepted for review, and Merck expects FDA action by October.
New labeling of Sutent (sunitinib malate, Pfizer) has been approved that includes first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
The most widespread nondermatologic malignancy in men, prostate cancer afflicts one in six American males and kills one in 34. Growing public awareness, an aging population, and increased PSA screening has led to greater detection of early-stage disease.