News

Hypertension
Rat study shows that renal denervation helps to bring drug-resistant hypertension under control
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST
Treatment failure in clinical trials may be due to incomplete procedure, lead author suggests.

Urology / Nephrology
Protein that limits the severity of genetic kidney disease found
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST
Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have identified a protein that limits the severity of Alport syndrome, a type of genetic kidney disease.

Cancer / Oncology
Mathematics will help choose the optimal treatment for bladder cancer
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST
MIPT scientists together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and Israel have analyzed more than 500 previously published scientific articles and proposed their own approach to the choice of...

Diabetes
Researchers discover a genetic mutation that prevents diabetes complications
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST
A number of complications are associated with diabetes, but they are more prevalent in some patients than in others.

Urology / Nephrology
ERA-EDTA recommendation on the use of tolvaptan in polycystic kidney disease
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST
The ERA-EDTA Working Groups on Inherited Kidney Disorders and European Renal Best Practice have published a position statement on the use of tolvaptan in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney...

Urology / Nephrology
New evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:00:00 PST
New evidence published yesterday highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse.

Transplants / Organ Donations
National underutilization of preemptive and early kidney transplants
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST
A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately...

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
More evidence that "metabolically healthy obesity" is not a harmless condition
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PST
According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, patients who are overweight or obese, even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities, are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease...

Women's Health / Gynecology
Uterine Prolapse: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST
Learn about uterine prolapse, a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are no longer strong enough to support the uterus correctly.

Urology / Nephrology
Difference in PSA testing among urologist and primary care physician visits
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PST
Declines in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing differed among urologist and primary care physician visits in a study that compared testing before and after a 2011 recommendation from the U.S.

Urology / Nephrology
Removal of complex renal tumors performed safely by robotic surgery in selected patients
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST
Renal cell carcinoma can sometimes spread to the inferior vena cava (IVC), the body's largest vein, posing a threat to the heart and brain.

Transplants / Organ Donations
Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are narrowing
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST
A new study reveals significantly reduced disparities in health outcomes among black and white kidney transplant recipients over the past 2 decades.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer: NICE issues full guidance for Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride)
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PST
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its final guidance recommending Xofigo® (radium-223 dichloride) for use on the NHS in England and Wales as an option for...

Cancer / Oncology
Nutrient deprivation kills kidney cancer cells: Cutting off amino acid triggers cell death in cancers
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:00:00 PST
All cells need nutrients, but cancer cells are notoriously power hungry. As a result, cancer cells must alter their metabolism to provide the additional fuel needed for them to survive, grow and...

Cancer / Oncology
Social media generation not switched on to testicular cancer
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST
The 18-24 age group represent the generation brought up on easy access to endless information; they spend over 27 hours on the web every week1; they're tooled up to tweet, snap, share and post at...

Urology / Nephrology
Kidney Function: What Do The Kidneys Do?
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST
The kidneys are essential for balancing our internal environment. This article looks at what the kidneys do, how they are affected by illness and how to keep them healthy.

Lymphology/Lymphedema
Results from Phase 3 trial of defibrotide for the treatment of severe veno-occlusive disease and multi-organ failure published
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PST
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc has announced that data from the phase 3 pivotal study of defibrotide were published online in BLOOD, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Targeted antibiotics may help protect against infections in men being tested for prostate cancer
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PST
A new review indicates that antimicrobial therapy given before clinicians take transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies to diagnose prostate cancer may lead to lower rates of sepsis, a...

Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PST
New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension.

Medical Innovation
3D-printed kidney technique enables transplant for 2-year-old
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:00 PST
A 2-year-old girl has received her father's kidney in a transplant facilitated by the use of a 3D printer. Experts hope to see more pioneering applications of the printer soon.

Urology / Nephrology
Sodium phosphate enemas increases risk of long-term kidney injury
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PST
The use of sodium phosphate enemas increases the risk of long-term kidney injury, according to a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Urology / Nephrology
Polycystic kidney disease: a diet dividend
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PST
What if polycystic kidney disease (PKD) could be combatted with a strategy as simple as dieting?

Urology / Nephrology
Ischemic renal failure and organ damage: A new mouse model holds the key
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:00:00 PST
Every year acute renal failure affects over 13 million people and leads to 1.7 million deaths across the globe.

Urology / Nephrology
Dietary changes may help postpone dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST
A vegetarian very low-protein diet supplemented with ketoanalogues may slow disease progression.

Transplants / Organ Donations
Drug provides better kidney transplant survival rates than current standard of care
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST
For the first time, an immunosuppressive agent has shown better organ survival in kidney transplant recipients than a calcineurin inhibitor, the current standard of care, according to a worldwide...