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Urology / Nephrology
Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University...

Urology / Nephrology
Virtual tissue technology reveals new drug target in polycystic kidney disease
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Advanced computer simulations show that failures of cell adhesion and inhibition cause two types of kidney cyst formation.

Urology / Nephrology
IU study finds testicular cancer survivors may have hearing loss after cisplatin therapy
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers at Indiana University.The researchers, led by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D.

Diabetes
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Men
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn about the signs and symptoms of diabetes in men. This article includes information on how diabetes can affect sex and cause erectile dysfunction.

Cancer / Oncology
Mycobacterium in olive oil for cancer treatment
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Researchers at the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) with the collaboration of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), led by the professor of the UAB Department of Genetics...

Cancer / Oncology
Study finds surgery can lengthen survival of metastatic kidney cancer patients
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Surgery to remove a cancerous kidney can often lengthen the lives of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic kidney cancer, but only about three in ten such patients undergo the...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
New radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival...

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Racial disparities found in children's urologic surgery
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery.

Cancer / Oncology
New research paves the way for improved individual treatment of patients with cancer
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
A research group has found new molecular sub-groups in early stages of bladder cancer.Bladder cancer is a frequent disease affecting approximately 1,900 persons in Denmark annually.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Certain factors affect vitamin D levels in children with chronic kidney disease
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Researchers have identified certain modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Diabetes
Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:00:00 PDT
For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug - liraglutide - a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

Urology / Nephrology
Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PDT
A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat.

Urology / Nephrology
Intestinal calcium absorption may ID individuals at risk of developing kidney stones
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Measuring intestinal calcium absorption may help to identify individuals who are prone to develop kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the...

Cancer / Oncology
New study lays groundwork for potential new anti-cancer therapy
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Identifying the cell of origin is crucial to understanding how a tumor develops and metastasizes and for developing targeted therapies.

Nutrition / Diet
Rehydrating with soda on a hot day may worsen dehydration
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Rat study finds that soft drinks may increase dehydration and associated kidney injury.Repeated heat-related dehydration has been associated with increased risk of chronic kidney damage in mice.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Research reveals prostate cancer radiation treatment can be shortened by 50% with no loss of effectiveness
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A shorter 4-week radiation regimen is non-inferior to the standard 8-week regimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, an Ontario-led study has found.

Cancer / Oncology
Data shows around a third of advanced kidney cancer patients still alive at five years with Opdivo (nivolumab)
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced the latest long-term overall survival (OS) results from two dose-ranging Phase I and Phase II studies, CA209-003 and CA209-010, which evaluated nivolumab in...

Cancer / Oncology
New drug 'retrains' immune system to fight aggressive bladder cancer
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
A new drug that harnesses the immune system to attack tumors is highly effective against advanced bladder cancer, according to the results of an international clinical trial presented at the annual...

Cancer / Oncology
Nivolumab extends survival for patients with advanced kidney cancer treated beyond disease progression
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
In a large randomized study, the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor, was shown to be a safe and effective therapy for kidney cancer even in patients who continued treatment after...

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Study finds that higher BMI and waist circumference are associated with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
A study of almost 150,000 men from 8 European countries, presented at this year's European Obesity Summit (Gothenburg, 1-4 June) shows that higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are...

Urology / Nephrology
Investigational drugs show promise for treating overactive bladder
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
In a recent study of patients with overactive bladder (OAB), a 30 mg extended release formulation of propiverine hydrochloride was at least as effective and safe as a 4 mg extended release...

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Obese young adults unaware of kidney disease risk, study finds
Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don't know they're at risk, according to a study of...

Urology / Nephrology
Early renal replacement therapy reduces risk of death among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
In a study published online by JAMA, Alexander Zarbock, M.D., of University Hospital Munster, Germany, and colleagues examined whether early (compared with delayed) initiation of renal replacement...

Urology / Nephrology
Higher salt intake may increase risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues evaluated more than...