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Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States.
Researchers identify method to assess urinary tract infection risk in women after pelvic-floor surgery
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.
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...
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...
Urinary tract infections can occur with no apparent cause, and as effectiveness of antibiotics fades, treating them is also becoming less predictable.
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.
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...
Decreased blood levels of a protein called Klotho increase the risk of heart disease in mice with chronic kidney disease
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...
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.
Cardionovum begins clinical study of APERTO® Drug Coated Balloon (DCB), for long-term prevention of shunt restenosis in hemodialysis patients
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®.
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.
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.
Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles.
Some previous studies have linked the diabetes medication pioglitazone to bladder cancer.
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...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan.
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...
Potential predictive biomarker for response to PD-L1 has implications for lung cancer, melanoma and other cancers
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...
An antibody drug that stops cancer cells evading the immune system helps achieve a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer.
Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs.