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Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis Is Gaining Acceptance

Back in August 2012, I wrote a provocative editorial in this space titled, “How About Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis?” This was the first time the topic of dialysis provided less frequently than 3 times a week was brought up in the 21st century. I argued that because kidney function worsens gradually, dialysis treatment should be gradual and…

Lymph node in a man

PLND Extent Varies Widely By Facility

Wide facility-level variation exists in the extent of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) during radical prostatectomy in men with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) despite lack of an apparent survival benefit associated with more extensive PLND, according to a recently published study. Using the National Cancer Data Base, David F. Friedlander, MD, MPH, of the University…

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