Higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are independently associated with adverse outcomes in peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to Canadian researchers.
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.