Calcium Supplements May Worsen Kidney Stones

Although greater consumption of dietary calcium may lower the risk of kidney stone recurrence, research presented at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego, suggests that calcium supplementation could actually increase this risk.

Side Effects of BPH Drugs May ...

A review in the journal Endocrine Reviews and Metabolic Disorders reports that greater education and awareness of the potential risks associated with two treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is needed among both patients and clinicians, along with additional research exploring these reported adverse effects.

Tamsulosin Helps Some Kidney Stones

Tamsulosin was found to improve passage of larger, but not smaller, kidney stones compared to placebo.

Testosterone Tx for Ejaculatory Disorders

Testosterone replacement therapy did not improve sexual function males with ejaculatory disorders and low testosterone levels.

ED Drugs and Melanoma Risk

Patients taking medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) may have an increased risk of melanoma but these drugs are not a cause of melanoma.

Treating OAB May Reduce Fall Risk

A new study has shown that treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) may lead to less falls among older adults.

Botox Injections for Urinary Incontinence

Botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections may be a useful treatment for urinary incontinence, according to two studies scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.

Cranberries Effective for UTI Prevention

Cranberry extract may lower the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) by 50% in women who have a catheter in place while undergoing elective gynecological surgery, researchers from the University of Michigan have found.

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Positive Fecal Blood Follow-Up Times are Too Long, Study Finds

Characteristics of individuals and health care systems may contribute to the differences in follow-up after a positive fecal blood test, according to research published online February 3 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

A Mild Food Consumption Reduction May Slow Kidney Disease

A mild reduction in food intake seems to slow autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in a mouse model, according to an experimental study published online in the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology.

Iodixanol and Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy, Examined

Iodixanol is associated with lower risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) versus low-osmolar contrast media (LOCM); and among those receiving LOCM, the greatest risk reduction is seen for N-acetylcysteine and statins plus N-acetylcysteine, according to two reviews published online Feb. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

7 Recommendations for Hematuria Evaluation

Seven pieces of high-value care advice presented to clinicians for evaluating patients with hematuria

Large Scale Study Finds Undescended Testis in 2% of Newborn Boys

About 2% of boys are diagnosed with undescended testis (UDT), according to a study published online on Pediatrics.

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Excessive Consumption of This Beverage Linked to Renal Failure

Excessive Consumption of This Beverage Linked to Renal Failure

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

In-house clinics can be a cost-efficient way to provide high-quality healthcare, without having to make a large investment.

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Some researchers are not convinced that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with an increased PCa risk.

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