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GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Urology / Nephrology
New oral diabetes drugs may also protect patients' kidney health
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study indicates that a new class of oral diabetes drugs may help protect patients' kidney health in addition to lowering their blood sugar levels.

Transplants / Organ Donations
Post-transplant anxiety linked to complex instructions, caregiver empathy
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Some anxiety is perfectly normal for kidney transplant patients, but new research suggests that medical staff can help patients feel more at ease when they leave the hospital and that could...

Urology / Nephrology
Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Urology / Nephrology
What are BUN Levels and What Do They Measure?
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn all about BUN levels, how they are measured, and when a BUN test might be used. This article also looks at ways to keep BUN levels healthy.

Urology / Nephrology
Strict blood pressure control may provide long-term benefits for kidney disease patients
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
For individuals with chronic kidney disease, strict blood pressure control may help protect against premature death. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis of clinical trial data.

Cholesterol
Mid-range 'good' cholesterol levels associated with longer life
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.

Urology / Nephrology
Overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease does not change significantly in U.S.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Among U.S. adults with diabetes from 1988 to 2014, the overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease did not change significantly, while the prevalence of albuminuria declined and the prevalence of...

Urology / Nephrology
Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Modifier appears to dissolve crystals of the most common kidney stone.Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Radical treatment and examination combined can halve mortality from prostate cancer
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality...

Urology / Nephrology
Gene expression profile may identify patients with renal cell carcinoma unlikely to benefit from nivolumab
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Renal cell carcinomas positive for the protein PD-L1 from patients who did not respond to treatment with the anti-PD-1 therapeutic nivolumab (Opdivo) had significantly higher expression of genes...

Dermatology
All You Need to Know About Internal Hemangiomas
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Learn all about internal hemangiomas - benign tumors that can be found on organs such as the liver and brain. Find out about their diagnosis and treatment.

Urology / Nephrology
Immediate aggressive treatment may not be necessary for all adults with advanced kidney cancer
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Watch-and-wait approach means some patients could delay taking highly toxic non-curative anticancer drugs that come with substantial side effects.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Study finds marker of aggressive prostate cancer
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
May inform future tests to help doctors decide how best to treat prostate tumors.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Localized prostate cancer - a more accurate method to estimate risk at the point of diagnosis
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can be provided with a more accurate estimate of their risk of death from the disease, and treatment planned accordingly, according to a Research Article...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
UCLA researchers report high-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The research provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective for aggressive prostate cancer.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Urinary markers may indicate kidney injury in preterm infants
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A new study indicates that several proteins are excreted differently in preterm infants with kidney injury compared with those with healthy kidneys.

Urology / Nephrology
Ethnicity could impact health of kidney transplant patients
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
People's ethnicity impacts their physical activity following a kidney transplant, according to research carried out by the University of Leicester.

Urology / Nephrology
UL Research finds that dialysis patients who smoke are less likely get a kidney transplant and die earlier
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Dialysis patients who smoke are much less likely to receive a life-saving kidney transplant and much more likely to die sooner according to researchers from the Health Research Institute (HRI) at...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased...

Urology / Nephrology
Newly described cellular defense activity could guide solutions to UTIs
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections, or UTIs, according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University...

Urology / Nephrology
New proteome-based marker classifies chronic kidney disease progression at early stage
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Chronic kidney disease is often diagnosed quite late, because in early disease it causes no pains or other specific symptoms.

Urology / Nephrology
Red meat consumption linked to kidney failure
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The number of kidney disease cases is steadily rising. Breaking research finds a strong link between increased red meat intake and end-stage renal disease.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Research will help GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear.

Urology / Nephrology
Researchers identify bacterial infection as a possible cause of bladder condition
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers identify bacterial infection as a possible cause of bladder condition.