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How "trained immunity" mediates BCG therapy of bladder cancer

5 hours 8 min ago
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine widely used in low and middle-income countries to protect against childhood tuberculosis.
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Lab on a chip detects prostate cancer, kidney disease on the spot

15 hours 8 min ago
When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health.But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from "going to waste.
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Frailty increases kidney transplant recipients' risk of dying prematurely

16 hours 8 min ago
Regardless of age, frailty is a strong risk factor for dying prematurely after a kidney transplant.
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Updated guideline recommends not using PSA test for prostate cancer

Wed, 2014-10-29 02:00
A new Canadian guideline recommends that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should not be used to screen for prostate cancer based on evidence that shows an increased risk of harm and uncertain...
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Fewer women than men receive hemodialysis treatment

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:00
Fewer women than men are treated with dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, according to a new comprehensive analysis of sex-specific differences in treatment published in PLOS Medicine.
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People who develop kidney stones may face increased bone fracture risk

Tue, 2014-10-28 02:00
People who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of...
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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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