January 01, 2012 Archives - Renal and Urology News

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Black Race Worsens Transplant Outcomes

Black race is associated with worse renal transplant outcomes among patients with lupus nephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to two studies presented at Kidney Week, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.

Rye-Induced Changes May Stave Off PCa

A previously described beneficial relation between rye intake and prostate cancer (PCa) may be at least partly explained by the results of a small, randomized controlled trial of 17 men with low-risk PCa who had chosen not to undergo surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.

AF Treatment Found to Benefit Kidneys

In the year following successful treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) by catheter ablation, kidney function improves in patients with mild to moderate renal dysfunction, Yoshihide Takahashi, MD, and colleagues reported in Circulation.