Diagnosis & Disease Information

PCa At End of Biopsy Core A Bad Sign

DENVER—The presence of tumor cells at the end of a needle biopsy core obtained near the capsule is an independent indicator of a significantly elevated risk of extracapsular extension, according to data presented here at the annual meeting of the United States and Canada Academy of Pathology.

PAD Risk Increases as GFR Declines

GRAPEVINE, Tex.—Patients with the metabolic syndrome and decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are at increased risk of having peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a study shows.

No Fat, Prostate Cancer Link

A European study revealed no link between dietary fat intake and the risk of prostate cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008;87:1405-1413).

EVAR Boosts Renal Intervention Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Patients with an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) should be considered a high-risk group for renal artery interventions and receive closer post-procedure surveillance.

Elevated BMI Raises UI Risk

Women who avoid high BMI and waist circumference may have a lower risk for having urinary incontinence (UI), researchers reported in Obesity (2008;16:881-886).

Bart Dolmatch, MD

Coated Stent Fixes AV Access Rupture

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The fluency expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-coated stent is effective for treating angioplasty-related extravasation in arteriovenous (AV) grafts and fistulae. Data showed a high rate of technical success with this approach, but primary patency rates were low.

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