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Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:00
End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis.
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New state-of-the-art educational platform for uro-onco professionals now online

Tue, 2014-04-15 04:00
The European Association of Urology (EAU) and Elsevier are pleased to announce the launch of URO ONCO, a joint online platform for uro-oncological professionals.
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Radical treatment for advanced prostate cancer may herald major survival advantage over conventional treatment

Tue, 2014-04-15 04:00
Controversial new research may overturn the standard treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer.
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New strategies suggested for kidney regeneration by gene linked to Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney cancer

Tue, 2014-04-15 03:00
Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children's Hospital.
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3D-printed kidneys could become standard for simulated cancer surgery

Mon, 2014-04-14 10:00
Surgeons from Japan have created 3D-printed kidneys. These exact replicas of cancer patients' kidneys allow surgery to be simulated, before being performed 'for real' by robots.
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Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered

Mon, 2014-04-14 04:00
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice.
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New survey suggests men with LUTS / BPH may not be receiving optimal treatment

Mon, 2014-04-14 04:00
Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.
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Real-world patient survey data shows negative impact of nocturia

Mon, 2014-04-14 04:00
New patient survey data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong negative...
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Mechanism found that regulates lung function in disease Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome

Mon, 2014-04-14 03:00
Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome, a...
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Bladder cancer: therapeutic options and bladder-preserving strategies

Mon, 2014-04-14 03:00
Men are three to four times more likely to get bladder cancer than women. The possible causes for this greater risk among men, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, and the scope of...
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Cytomegalovirus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease

Mon, 2014-04-14 02:00
A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the...
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Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion in diabetics with kidney disease

Mon, 2014-04-14 02:00
A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of...
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients at greater risk of kidney disease

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:00
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high...
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Proteomics International biomarker study moves closer to a CDx test for diabetic kidney disease

Fri, 2014-04-11 04:00
Drug discovery company Proteomics International has completed an important milestone towards the development of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the validation of several of its protein...
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JCI: Visualizing calcium dynamics in the kidney, Characterization of an asplenic patient with disorder of sexual development

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:00
Visualizing calcium dynamics in the kidneyIn this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Janos Peti-Peterdi and colleagues at the University of Southern California used multiphoton...
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Improved quality of life and lower societal costs achievable with new care pathway for incontinence

Thu, 2014-04-10 04:00
A major new study which reveals that healthcare providers could improve patient dignity and save millions if they adopt the right approach to continence care will be launched at the 5th Global...
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Practices to reduce prevalence of catheter-associated UTIs

Thu, 2014-04-10 03:00
New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.
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Innovative kidney transplant technique developed by Henry Ford Hospital

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:00
An innovative kidney transplant technique developed by Henry Ford Hospital is credited as the first in the world to use a new set of patient safety standards coordinated by the University of Oxford...
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Comparison of dose-escalated hypofractionated IMRT and conventional IMRT for localized prostate cancer

Tue, 2014-04-08 02:00
Dose-escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with use of a moderate hypofractionation regimen (72 Gy in 2.
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Prostate cancer patients given brachytherapy more likely to maintain erectile function

Tue, 2014-04-08 02:00
In approximately 50% of patients with prostate cancer, the use of permanent brachytherapy, a procedure where radioactive sources are placed inside the prostate, into or near to the tumour, preserves...
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