Last year, our lab team received a grant from the Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute (FAMRI). FAMRI was created from a settlement with tobacco companies over flight attendant exposure to secondhand smoke in their work.
A urethral sling placed via a transobturator approach has recently emerged as a treatment option for men with mild-to-moderate postprostatectomy incontinence.
Researchers have identified four new independent risk factors for the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These are higher serum uric acid levels, lower hemoglobin levels, family history of kidney disease, and self-reported history of nocturia.
Recent blood transfusions, male gender, and diabetes mellitus are independently associated with an increased risk of sudden death in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), a Chinese study concluded.
Among prostate cancer patients who had no erectile dysfunction (ED) before undergoing cryosurgery, more than one third recovered full sexual function two years post-operatively, a British study found.
Hemodialysis patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease are five times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with those with mild or no periodontal disease, according to researchers.