April 01, 2007 Archives - Page 3 of 6 - Renal and Urology News

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Primary Screening in Renal Patients

The medical care care of patients with renal disease includes notonly disease-specific care but preventive and general care as well as the treatment of minor acute illnesses, according to Kevin M. Fosnocht, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Ureteral Stone Treatments Comparable

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy are both safe and effective for removing ureteral stones, and neither is clearly superior to the other, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.

Taking Fewer Lanthanum Carbonate Pills

SAN DIEGO—Doses of lanthanum carbonate as high as 4,500 mg a day appear to be well tolerated and may provide serum phosphorus control for some stage-5 CKD patients who do not respond to 3,000 mg a day, according to a new trial of patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

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