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New PSA test examines protein structures to detect prostate cancers
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 12 16
A promising new test is detecting prostate cancer more precisely than current tests, by identifying molecular changes in the prostate specific antigen (PSA) protein,… New PSA test examines protein structures to detect prostate cancers   


A better way to image metastatic prostate cancer
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 28 16
Conventional imaging methods have limited sensitivity for detecting metastatic prostate cancer. With appropriate, timely treatment vital to survival and quality of life, better imaging… A better way to image metastatic prostate cancer   


Newly discovered protein may protect kidney cells from injury
Urology / Nephrology NewsSep 02 15
A new discovery by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers may change how kidney disease is treated in the future.

The previously unknown… Newly discovered protein may protect kidney cells from injury   


A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs
Urology / Nephrology NewsJun 26 15
The acidity of urine - as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet - may influence how well bacteria can grow… A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs   


Award-winning agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Urology / Nephrology NewsJun 22 15
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a surface protein that is normally present on healthy prostate cells, but is found at much higher levels on… Award-winning agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment   


New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
Urology / Nephrology NewsJun 03 15
Published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the treatment, which involves targeting tiny blood and lymphatic vessels inside the kidneys, is… New treatment for polycystic kidney disease   


Kidney failure impacts survival of sepsis patients
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 20 15
Researchers at Duke Medicine have determined that kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially… Kidney failure impacts survival of sepsis patients   


Urine-based test improves on PSA for detecting prostate cancer
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 18 15
A new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection - including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer - compared to traditional models based on… Urine-based test improves on PSA for detecting prostate cancer   


Unemployment linked to rise in prostate cancer deaths
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 15 15
The knock-on effects of the economic downturn have been explored in economy and psychology. Now researchers are examining the effects of unemployment on an… Unemployment linked to rise in prostate cancer deaths   


Advanced viral gene therapy eradicates prostate cancer in preclinical experiments
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 11 15
Even with the best available treatments, the median survival of patients with metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer is only two to three years. Driven by… Advanced viral gene therapy eradicates prostate cancer in preclinical experiments   


Recurrence of prostate cancer detected earlier with innovative PSMA-ligand PET/CT
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 06 15
A recent study reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that… Recurrence of prostate cancer detected earlier with innovative PSMA-ligand PET/CT   


Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, CWRU researchers find
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 05 15
Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments… Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, CWRU researchers find   


New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients
Urology / Nephrology NewsMay 04 15
A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel… New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients   


‘Pay-for-performance’ may lead to higher risk for robotic prostate surgery patients
Urology / Nephrology NewsMar 30 15
A “perverse disincentive” for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out… ‘Pay-for-performance’ may lead to higher risk for robotic prostate surgery patients   


WSU researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer
Urology / Nephrology NewsMar 19 15
Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings,… WSU researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer   


New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers
Urology / Nephrology NewsFeb 21 15
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists have found a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. The findings offer evidence… New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers   


Patients with detectable PSA post-prostatectomy should receive more aggressive radiation therapy
Urology / Nephrology NewsFeb 06 15
Prostate cancer patients with detectable prostate specific antigen (PSA) following radical prostatectomy should receive earlier, more aggressive radiation therapy treatment, according to a study… Patients with detectable PSA post-prostatectomy should receive more aggressive radiation therapy   


Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy
Urology / Nephrology NewsFeb 06 15
Pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone significantly extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if given before chemotherapy, the results of a major… Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy   


New test predicts individual’s risk of second kidney stone
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 30 15
A new tool that takes multiple factors into account can accurately predict how likely a patient who experienced a painful kidney stone will develop… New test predicts individual’s risk of second kidney stone   


New recommendations to prevent recurrent kidney stones
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 30 15
In a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that people who… New recommendations to prevent recurrent kidney stones   


Injecting Sperm into Egg Doesn’t Guarantee Pregnancy
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 24 15
The use of the new IVF procedure has doubled in prevalence over the past decade without evidence of reproductive outcome

The use of intracytoplasmic… Injecting Sperm into Egg Doesn’t Guarantee Pregnancy   


Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 24 15
Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

The findings, published in… Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns   


Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys
Urology / Nephrology NewsJan 13 15
Research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop… Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys   


Laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer leads to good long-term cancer control
Urology / Nephrology NewsDec 18 14
Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International.… Laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer leads to good long-term cancer control   


Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer
Urology / Nephrology NewsNov 26 14
Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs. Although there is no… Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer   






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