Diagnosis & Disease Information

New Anemia Drug Safe

Ferumoxytol, a novel, semi-synthetic, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle administered by injection, is well tolerated and has a safety profile similar to placebo in CKD patients with anemia, according to a report in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Cryoablation Procedures Comparable

Laparoscopic (LAP) and CT-guided percutaneous (PERC) cryoablation for renal tumors result in similar short-term outcomes, but the PERC approach may offer advantages with respect to hospital stay, need for narcotics, and development of atelectasis, researchers reported.

Pre-Brachytherapy Hormones May Harm

BOSTON—Men older than 70 years who have localized prostate cancer may be at increased risk of death if they receive neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) before being treated with brachytherapy compared with men treated with brachytherapy alone, data show.

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