December 2016 Issue of Renal And Urology News
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Nephrology Cover Articles
Their risk of the rare but life-threatening condition is twice as high as in hemodialysis patients.
Sparsentan could become the first FDA-approved medication for the focal segmental glomerularsclerosis.
Urology Cover Articles
Researchers demonstrate a possible survival advantage by including cabazitaxel in sequences of new agents in the post-docetaxel setting.
A PSA level of 1.5 ng/mL or higher should prompt primary care physicians to refer patients to a urologist for further evaluation.
Studies also link kidney stone development to osteoporosis and proton pump inhibitor use.
News in Brief
Randomized study compared total parathyroidectomy with and without autotransplantation.
Updated label for patiromer now recommends the drug be taken at least 3 hours before or after other oral medications.
Partial and radical nephrectomy were associated with similar cancer-specific and overall survival in elderly patients.
Mean levels of total serum testosterone and serum dihydrotestosterone were significantly higher in urolithiasis cases compared with controls.
Chronic periodontitis was associated with 2.2-fold increased odds of ED.
Spironolactone use was associated with 12% decreased odds of prostate cancer in male patients and 19% decreased odds of bladder cancer in female patients.
Adjuvant treatments for RCC must be prioritized by physicians because ultimately value is determined by how medicine is practiced.
Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.
Within each D'Amico risk category, African-American and Hispanic prostate cancer patients were less likely to receive definitive treatment than white patients.
Bone turnover markers increased following unilateral nephrectomy.
Current smoking was linked with higher risks for lung cancer and upper aerodigestive cancer by 9 and 5 times, respectively.
Use of the drug is associated with significantly longer progression-free survival compared with suninitib in treatment-naïve patients.
In a study, a drop in alkaline phosphatase level at 12 weeks compared with baseline was associated with a decreased risk of death and first ...
Based on a small study, investigators report encouraging efficacy and safety.
A body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher was was associated with 2-fold increased risk of dying from prostate cancer.
It can sharply lower serum phosphorus levels and reduce dependence on phosphate binders.
The new FDA warning alerts prescribers to the abuse potential of testosterone.
New findings have potential implications regarding patient selection for active surveillance.
Researchers document an 8% dip in 2015-2016 compared with the previous academic year.
Benefit of adding the uricosuric drug to a xanthine oxidase inhibitor persists for up to 2 years, extension study shows.
Death risk increased markedly once serum potassium values exceeded 5.5 mEq/L.
From 2001 to 2014, the prevalence of microalbuminuria among obese individuals without other comorbidities increased from 3.2% to 8.1%.
Calcitriol and paricalcitol raise levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 and sclerostin and lower levels of some bone turnover markers.
Evidence suggests decreased sodium absorption could be a contributing factor in at least some patients.
Odds of acute kidney injury increases by 29% with each 1 mg/dL increment in uric acid level at ICU admission.
Study reveals a link between higher BMI in HD patients and greater incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids into red blood cell membranes.
Researchers present results from the first long-term study of Urea USP in the United States.
The risks of death from any cause were elevated by 22% and 31% for individuals with serum potassium levels of 5.5 mmol/L and 3.2 mmol/L, ...
Pending future research, patients should avoid taking more than 120 mg per day.
It also may shorten intensive care unit and hospital length of stay versus late RRT in critically ill patients, meta-analysis reveals.
The condition also is associated with greater use of renal-replacement therapy and mechanical ventilation.
HIV-infected men and women had lower incidences of colorectal and lung cancer compared with the general population.
For every 1 mm increase in stone size, the odds of passage increased by 9.8%.
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