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Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections or significant comorbidities

Fri, 2014-08-22 03:00
Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is the gold standard for detecting prostate cancer, but international reports have suggested that the number of risks associated with the procedure is increasing.
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Study finds increased rates of preventable deaths in the U.S. following common urologic procedures

Tue, 2014-08-19 04:00
In recent years, a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery in the U.S. for commonly performed urologic procedures has coincided with increasing deaths following complications that were...
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Atypical antipsychotic drug use increases risk for acute kidney injury

Tue, 2014-08-19 04:00
Atypical antipsychotic drug use is associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) and other adverse outcomes, according to a study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Potential drug therapy for kidney stones identified in mouse study

Tue, 2014-08-19 02:00
Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones is keenly aware of the lack of drugs to treat the condition, which often causes excruciating pain.
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Black women less likely than black men to consider receiving living donor kidney transplants

Mon, 2014-08-18 03:00
Among black kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis, women are much less likely than men to want to receive kidney transplants from living donors, despite more offers from family and friends.
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Scientists uncover drug targets for arthritis and inflammatory kidney disease using new techniques in genetics

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:00
Scientists at the Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre (MRC-CSC) and Imperial College London have discovered new drug targets to treat inflammatory disease.
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Urinating in sitting position beneficial for men with enlarged prostate

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:00
Men with benign prostate hypertrophy, a condition in which the prostate is enlarged are shown to urinate better in sitting position compared to standing.
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For kidney cancer patients, less radical procedures offer similar cancer control compared to surgery

Fri, 2014-08-15 02:00
Needle-guided tumor destruction procedures offer near equivalent lengths of local cancer control compared to surgery for patients with small kidney cancer tumors, according to the results of a large...
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Seeking biomarkers to improving treatment of painful bladder condition

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:00
Taking advantage of technology that can analyze tissue samples and measure the activity of thousands of genes at once, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are on a mission to better...
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Reviews address challenges of interpreting troponin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:00
Two reviews being published in Annals of Internal Medicine address the challenges associated with using troponin levels to diagnose cardiac disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Predicting risk of a second kidney stone

Mon, 2014-08-11 02:00
A new tool that takes multiple factors into account can accurately predict how likely a patient who experienced a painful kidney stone will develop another one in the future.
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A new approach to classifying tumors

Mon, 2014-08-11 02:00
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) have analyzed more than 3500 tumors on multiple genomic technology platforms, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers.
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Pediatric kidney cancer caused by mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation

Sun, 2014-08-10 02:00
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumour, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.
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Mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation cause kidney cancer in children

Thu, 2014-08-07 04:00
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumour, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.
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NDT study shows: Infant mortality rate for babies of on-dialysis mothers is high

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:00
An important study on the risks of pregnancy on dialysis has been published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), one of the world's leading nephrology journals.
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Atorvastatin protects against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury

Wed, 2014-08-06 03:00
In addition to their lipid-lowering effect, statins exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as well.
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Identifying kids and teens with kidney damage risk after 1st urinary tract infection

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:00
Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.
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Both overtreatment and undertreatment of patients 
with high blood pressure linked to kidney failure and death

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:00
The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente...
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New molecular test kit predicts cancer patient's survival and drug response

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:00
Researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have co-developed the first molecular...
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Treating depressive symptoms and pain may improve health outcomes in dialysis patients

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:00
Depressive symptoms and pain in patients on dialysis may have serious negative consequences for patients' health and increase the need for costly medical services, according to a study appearing in...
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