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Repeat UTIs May Not Raise Kids’ CKD Risk

Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) in childhood are considered a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), a literature search revealed that in the absence of structural kidney abnormalities evident in imaging studies after the first UTI, the etiologic fraction of recurrent childhood UTIs as a main cause of CKD appears small, investigators reported in Pediatrics.

Gadolinium-Based Agents Safe for MRI Use

SAN DIEGO—Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using gadolinium-based contrast agents is safe in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at high risk for kidney injury, according to the results of a small retrospective study presented in poster format at the Society for Critical Care Medicine 2011 annual meeting.

Real-Time Elastography Superior for Identifying Prostate Cancer

VIENNA—Real-time elastography has significantly better predictive accuracy for identifying prostate cancer (PCa) lesions compared with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers reported here at the 26th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology. Biopsy studies need to confirm these results, however.

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