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Kidney dialysis: taming the inflammatory response

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:00
Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States.
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Researchers identify method to assess urinary tract infection risk in women after pelvic-floor surgery

Wed, 2014-12-17 02:00
Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine may have identified a way to assess who is at risk for developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) following pelvic-floor surgery.
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Employing robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients

Wed, 2014-12-17 02:00
Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy - the recommended treatment for localized tumors - when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic...
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Cinacalcet reduced the rate of bone fracture in patients on dialysis

Wed, 2014-12-17 02:00
A drug that mimics calcium and lowers parathyroid levels may help prevent bone fractures in patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of...
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Genes expressed during urinary tract infections suggest next-generation treatment

Tue, 2014-12-16 02:00
Urinary tract infections can occur with no apparent cause, and as effectiveness of antibiotics fades, treating them is also becoming less predictable.
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Surgeon warns of obesity-related kidney stone 'timebomb'

Mon, 2014-12-15 04:00
A leading surgeon based at Southampton's teaching hospitals has warned the UK is sitting on a kidney stone "timebomb" fuelled by the growing obesity crisis.
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New analysis of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial results

Tue, 2014-12-09 04:00
A new analysis of an important trial of the blood pressure-lowering procedure, renal denervation, shows that the main results may have been affected by a number of confounding factors that...
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Decreased blood levels of a protein called Klotho increase the risk of heart disease in mice with chronic kidney disease

Tue, 2014-12-09 02:00
Decreased blood levels of a kidney-derived protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...
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Model may help improve kidney care and reduce socioeconomic disparities

Tue, 2014-12-09 02:00
Among socially disadvantaged patients with moderate or advanced chronic kidney disease, a simple 5-variable model accurately predicts most cases of kidney failure that develop within 5 years.
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Cardionovum begins clinical study of APERTO® Drug Coated Balloon (DCB), for long-term prevention of shunt restenosis in hemodialysis patients

Mon, 2014-12-08 04:00
Cardionovum GmbH has announced that it has initiated a 150-patient clinical study of its novel paclitaxel-releasing, high-pressure shunt balloon dilatation catheter, APERTO®.
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What is a urologist? What do urologists do?

Mon, 2014-12-08 02:00
Find out about the physicians with a specialist knowledge of the urinary tract, including common conditions that they treat and common procedures that they perform.
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Studies link metabolic syndrome to urinary problems

Mon, 2014-12-08 02:00
In two new studies, researchers find metabolic syndrome may be linked to lower urinary tract symptoms, but that weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of such symptoms.
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Colorful nano-guides to the liver

Sat, 2014-12-06 02:00
Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles.
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No link found between diabetes meds and bladder cancer

Fri, 2014-12-05 03:00
Some previous studies have linked the diabetes medication pioglitazone to bladder cancer.
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Success of kidney transplants may be predicted by genetic marker

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:00
Kidneys donated by people born with a small variation in the code of a key gene may be more likely, once in the transplant recipient, to accumulate scar tissue that contributes to kidney failure...
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Potential new therapeutic strategy in chronic kidney disease

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:00
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan.
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Treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer

Mon, 2014-12-01 02:00
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer - for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30...
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Potential predictive biomarker for response to PD-L1 has implications for lung cancer, melanoma and other cancers

Mon, 2014-12-01 02:00
A promising experimental immunotherapy drug works best in patients whose immune defenses initially rally to attack the cancer but then are stymied by a molecular brake that shuts down the response...
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Immunotherapy breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer

Fri, 2014-11-28 05:00
An antibody drug that stops cancer cells evading the immune system helps achieve a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer.
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Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer

Fri, 2014-11-28 03:00
Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs.
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