Diagnosis & Disease Information

Novel IV Iron Drug Beats Oral Agent

SAN FRANCISCO—Ferumoxytol, a novel IV iron replacement drug, may be more effective than oral iron in hemodialysis patients receiving anemia treatment with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), according to study findings presented here at Renal Week 2007.

Skin cancer is among the complications of solid organ transplantation.

Post-Transplant Skin Cancer

SAN ANTONIO—Kidney and other solid organ recipients are largely unaware of their elevated risk for skin cancer, according to data presented here at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting.

CMV Retinitis in Transplant Patients

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is rare in organ transplant recipients, but it is progressive and is associated with high morbidity, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Acupuncture For CP/CPPS

Acupuncture may ease symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain (CP/CPPS), according to a report in The American Journal of Medicine (2008;121:79.e1-79.e7).

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