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The quality of biopsy is directly linked to survival in patients with bladder cancer

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:00
UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get...
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UCLA research could help improve bladder function among people with spinal cord injuries

Wed, 2014-10-22 02:00
People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are often susceptible to bladder infections, and those infections can cause kidney damage and even death.
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Emergency aid for overdoses

Mon, 2014-10-20 04:00
Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently.
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Novel RNAi-based therapy for anemia stimulates liver to produce EPO

Fri, 2014-10-17 04:00
To treat the debilitating anemia associated with reduced erythropoietin (EPO) production by the kidneys in chronic renal disease, patients are often given recombinant human EPO to increase...
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How closely do urologists adhere to AUA guidelines?

Fri, 2014-10-17 02:00
Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting.
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FDA permits marketing of urinary prosthesis device for women

Thu, 2014-10-16 03:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles...
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Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles

Thu, 2014-10-16 02:00
Wherever you are right now: squeeze your glutes. Feel that? You just also contracted your pelvic floor too, whether you wanted to or not.
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Pre-eclampsia may be caused by the fetus, not the placenta, says Anaesthesia editorial

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:00
Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to an editorial in Anaesthesia, the...
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Study: patient safety culture in nephrology nurse practice settings

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:00
A groundbreaking study of nephrology nurses has revealed an overall culture of patient safety and teamwork, however there is room for improvement in key areas needed to keep patients - and...
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Recent kidney policy changes have not created racial disparities in care

Mon, 2014-10-13 02:00
Recent policy and guideline changes related to the care of patients with kidney failure have not created racial disparities, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...
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Risk of later wetting problems increase when potty training takes place before age 2

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:00
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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New evaluation system leads to incontinence relief

Thu, 2014-10-09 03:00
After living with overactive bladder and urinary retention symptoms for 11 years, Jennifer LaForest, a 26-year-old woman from Auburn Hills, Michigan, recently became one of the first in the U.S.
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Among dialysis patients, exercise linked with improved physical and mental health

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:00
Aerobic activity may improve quality of life and prolong survivalAerobic physical activity is strongly linked with better health-related quality of life, fewer depressive symptoms, and prolonged...
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Kidney disease patients' risk of developing heart failure predicted by blood tests

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:00
Tests could help safeguard patients' heart healthTwo blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a...
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Potential blood test for disorder that can accelerate organ failure in kidney transplant recipients

Sat, 2014-10-04 02:00
Researchers at UC San Francisco and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, may have found a predictor for a disorder affecting kidney transplant recipients that can accelerate organ failure, a...
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Balkan endemic nephropathy likeliest risk factor is aristolochic acid, from the Aristolochia plant, commonly used in chinese herbal medicines

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:00
Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan countries, and also used in Chinese herbal...
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Genetic kidney disease caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell

Tue, 2014-09-30 02:00
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.
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Administration of drug for kidney injury after cardiac surgery does not reduce need for dialysis

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:00
Among patients with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery, infusion with the antihypertensive agent fenoldopam, compared with placebo, did not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy...
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Transplant recipients infected with BK virus at increased risk of rejection

Sun, 2014-09-28 02:00
Kidney transplant recipients infected with BK virus are more likely to develop antibodies against their kidney transplants than uninfected patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming...
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Study shows 34% of English dialysis patients are referred late, 67% of them have to be treated as an emergency

Fri, 2014-09-26 04:00
Late referral to a nephrologist is still a big problem. A retrospective cohort study of 3,928 incident dialysis patients in the English National Health Service showed that 34% of the patients had...
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