Print Issue: April 01, 2008

Cryoablation Promising for Renal Tumors

WASHINGTON D.C—CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation of renal tumors appears to be a viable option for the treatment of selected small renal cell tumors, according to new data presented at the 2008 Society of Interventional Radiology 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

PD Catheter Removal Lowers Death Rate

ORLANDO—Patients with gram-negative peritonitis (GNP) undergoing early catheter removal have a higher rate of permanent transfer to hemodialysis but a lower death rate compared with GNP patients not having their catheter removed, according to study findings presented here at the 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference.

Men Take PCa Diagnosis Hard

SAN FRANCISCO—Men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer are at elevated risk of cardiovascular death and suicide, according to separate analyses of a cohort of Swedish men.

Long Nocturnal Hemodialysis Superior

ORLANDO—Patients who switched from short daily hemodialysis (SDHD) to nocturnal daily hemodialysis (NDHD) say they experienced improved quality of life with a more normal lifestyle, according to a small study presented here at the 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference.

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