Diagnosis & Disease Information

Guideline for Ureteral Stones Is Released

Ureteroscopy (URS) is appropriate for the surgical treatment of ureteral stones regardless of their location in the ureter, according to a new guideline document developed by a panel convened by the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU).

Less Inflammation with AVF

SAN FRANCISCO—Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) are associated with less chronic inflammation than catheters in adult and pediatric hemodialysis patients, according to a new study. The study is the first to investigate this association in both adults and children.

Nocturnal Dialysis is Better for Bone

SAN FRANCISCO—Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) offers superior calcium-phosphate control when compared with conventional hemodialysis (CHD), suggesting that NHD could enhance bone protection, according to Canadian researchers.

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