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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...

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Have your kidney function checked before starting a protein shake diet!
Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
It is well known that decreased protein intake can prevent the advance of renal insufficiency.

Cancer / Oncology
Continued treatment with nivolumab may improve survival in patients with advanced kidney cancer
Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Only 12% of kidney cancer patients with advanced disease survive five years after their initial treatment.

Cancer / Oncology
FDA approve immunotherapy drug for bladder cancer
Fri, 20 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
The FDA have given accelerated approval to Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor, to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.

Urology / Nephrology
Freight train: Myo1c provides cellular transport for protein crucial to kidney filtration
Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The motor protein Myo1c uses the actin cytoskeleton as a 'track' to transport Neph1, a protein crucial for maintaining kidney filtration and key to the injury/recovery response in the kidney.

Urology / Nephrology
More urinary tract stones are being treated with surgery
Mon, 16 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Researchers in Oxford who analyzed recent trends related to urinary tract stones in the UK found a sustained and high prevalence of the condition, with an increased trend to treat patients with...

Transplants / Organ Donations
Donor kidneys may be discarded due to 'weekend effect' at hospitals
Fri, 13 May 2016 02:00:00 PDT
Strategies needed to improve system for procuring and utilizing donor kidneys on weekends, report investigators in Kidney International.

Nutrition / Diet
Junk food, high-fat diet may harm kidneys as much as type 2 diabetes
Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
It is well established that type 2 diabetes - if untreated - can lead to kidney damage. Now, new research shows that an unhealthy diet may do just as much harm.

Urology / Nephrology
Lifestyle - Modifiable risk factors in urology
Mon, 09 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
For those Individuals dedicated to, or ready to make, a direct, positive and beneficial change in their lives, a healthy lifestyle is often part of the prescription.

Medical Innovation
'Kidney-on-a-chip' could save lives in the ICU
Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The kidneys are vital but sensitive organs. Toxic drugs used in the ICU commonly leave them damaged. A new 'kidney-on-a-chip' might help prevent these injuries in the future.

Endocrinology
Studies show oral testosterone safe and efficacious in long-term management of hypogonadism
Sun, 08 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Research highlights safety and efficacy of novel treatment option for hypogonadism over 52-week periodLCPN10, a novel oral testosterone undecanoate formulation has been shown to be safe and...

Urology / Nephrology
Phallic reconstruction shows promise for achieving functional sexual organ
Sat, 07 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Procedure for Constructing a Penis Shows Benefit in Trans Men and Survivors of Penile Trauma.

Endocrinology
Studies demonstrate protective effects of testosterone in hypogonadal men
Sat, 07 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Maintaining healthy levels of testosterone (T) may decrease a man's risk of developing not only prostate cancer, but also other metabolic conditions, according to new research being presented at the...

Urology / Nephrology
Projected climate change and rise in obesity levels expected to increase burden of kidney stone disease
Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:00 PDT
Panel discusses emergency department follow-up care, changes in climate and the impact statins have on kidney stones.

Acid Reflux / GERD
Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage
Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT
Research indicates proton pump inhibitors should be used only sparingly.Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney...

Urology / Nephrology
Tele-urology improves access and quality of care for patients
Fri, 06 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
New data highlighting the effectiveness of telemedicine, as well as, innovative screening methods for male infertility using smartphone technology, will be presented during the 111th Annual...

Cancer / Oncology
AUA, SUO release new clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT
The American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO), today released a new clinical practice guideline on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

Urology / Nephrology
Double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the Xiao procedure in children with spina bifida
Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital report the results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the "Xiao procedure" in children with spina bifida.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Patient-physician communication is critical for prostate cancer survivors' health
Wed, 04 May 2016 03:00:00 PDT
For prostate cancer patients who had their prostates surgically removed, patient-physician communication was key for helping them cope with their disease and for improving their health-related...

Cancer / Oncology
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
Wed, 04 May 2016 01:00:00 PDT
Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago.

Cancer / Oncology
Largest study of patients with early stage II testicular cancer shows radiation therapy is more effective than chemotherapy
Tue, 03 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT
A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes...

Water - Air Quality / Agriculture
Elevated bladder cancer risk in New England and arsenic in drinking water from private wells
Tue, 03 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT
A new study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder...