SAN FRANCISCO—African Americans receive worse care for renal disease compared with whites, and the reason may be related, in part, to a lack of trust in the health care system and inadequate appreciation of African Americans’ elevated risk of CKD.
Gray-scale transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) alone has a limited potential to detect prostate cancer, particularly in patients with total PSA levels below 20 ng/mL, researchers reported in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (2008;52:24-28).
The most significant risk factors for renal scarring in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are high-grade reflux, age at VUR diagnosis greater than five years, and male gender, according to a report in Nephrology (2008;13:38-42).
With stocks tanking recently in places like India and Brazil, investors may be cautious about investing abroad. But many experts say that this is no time stay at home. In an era when markets are becoming increasingly global, investors should put at least 30% of their equity portfolios in foreign stocks.