News

MRSA / Drug Resistance
Possible substitute for antibiotics to treat dangerous infections
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Infections continue to threaten human health. With remarkable genetic flexibility, pathogenic organisms outsmart available therapies.

Medical Devices / Diagnostics
Early detection system for catheter infections
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT
A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients' health and costs the NHS an...

Urology / Nephrology
Empowering people with incontinence and their carers to live independent and dignified lives at home and in the community
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Study conducted in six European regions contributes to better understanding of how to improve thecare for people with incontinence in their daily lives at home and in the community.

Cancer / Oncology
Researchers look for underlying causes of unexpected early recurrence of bladder cancer after laparoscopic surgery
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Although laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and robotic assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) continue to grow in popularity and are successful in the treatment of bladder cancer, they are still...

Urology / Nephrology
Infection alert in catheters could tackle hospital superbugs
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
New early warning system to prevent life-threatening urinary infections in catheter users.

Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
Study links hypoxemia from obstructive sleep apnea with renal complications in type 2 diabetes
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated...

Hypertension
Blood pressure targets for individuals with kidney disease should consider patients' age
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Cautious blood pressure-lowering strategy may be reasonable for very elderly patients.

Cancer / Oncology
New preclinical data show combination of lenvatinib and everolimus yield greater antitumour activity than either agent alone in kidney cancer
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
A preclinical study of lenvatinib plus everolimus1 demonstrates enhanced inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-induced angiogenesis than for...

Transplants / Organ Donations
Estrogen protects female mice from ischemic injury after kidney transplants
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Kidney transplantation outcomes are adversely affected by ischemia-reperfusion injury, which occurs as a result of blood flow restrictions during the reperfusion stage of transplant surgery.

Alzheimer's / Dementia
Mismanagement of dementia costing UK's health and social care system up to 1 billion a year
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
A new report by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with...

Transplants / Organ Donations
Mayo clinic: Long-term benefits to the liver-kidney transplant
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Researchers find lower incidence of chronic damage to the kidney due to rejection and better overall kidney function at 5 years post transplant.

Women's Health / Gynecology
Greenness around homes linked to lower mortality
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of...

Acid Reflux / GERD
Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid re?ux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.

Urology / Nephrology
Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:00:00 PDT
The first patients have begun receiving treatment in a new clinical trial to find out if vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Seniors / Aging
Fueling future progress for 46 million older adults at 2016 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Innovations in geriatrics care, research, and policy on display at prestigious AGS16 Plenary Paper Session.

Urology / Nephrology
Mice engineered with rare kidney disease shed light on how cells repair broken DNA
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Like jewels in a vault, our precious genetic material is stored in the nucleus of a cell--sequestered away from potentially damaging cellular components and toxins so that no harm can come to it.

Urology / Nephrology
Kidney stone patients hospitalized on the weekend may get delayed treatment
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT
Patients with severe cases of kidney stones are 26 percent less likely to receive timely treatment when they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend, according to a study by researchers at...

Urology / Nephrology
Kidneys' circadian clock regulates drug disposition, blood component levels
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The kidneys contain a circadian clock that plays a key role in levels of certain blood components - such as lipids and amino acids - as well as drug deposition, finds a new study.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
New research suggests that early life factors could increase prostate cancer risk
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man's future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found1.

Hypertension
Factors associated with good heart health may also protect kidneys
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Achieving the American Heart Association's definition of ideal cardiovascular health may also help prevent chronic kidney disease, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart...

Urology / Nephrology
Treatment eases enlarged prostate symptom of nighttime waking
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PDT
An innovative interventional radiology treatment for men with enlarged prostates decreases the number of times they wake to urinate in the night, according to research presented at the Society of...

Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Trial drug ineffective in preventing contrast-induced kidney injury
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Patients treated with CMX-2043 - an investigational drug that has previously shown some ability to protect heart muscle from damage during stenting - saw no improved protection in their kidneys...

Cancer / Oncology
Technique may reduce complications in elderly patients undergoing bladder cancer surgery
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A retrospective study indicates that for certain elderly patients undergoing surgery for bladder cancer, diverting urine from the bladder can be safely achieved with what's known as a cutaneous...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Enlarged prostate: new procedure shows promise in reducing nighttime waking
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT
A new procedure that blocks blood flow to an enlarged prostate may reduce nighttime waking to urinate and improve patients' quality of life, say researchers.

Cardiovascular / Cardiology
US prediction models for kidney injury following angioplasty hold up in Japan
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT
Models developed by the American College of Cardiology NCDR CathPCI Registry to predict the likelihood of angioplasty patients developing acute kidney injury and acute kidney injury requiring...