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.

SHBG Predicts ED in Young Men

High levels of free testosterone (FT) and bioavailable testosterone (BT), and low levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), are tied to a decreased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in young men.

Iced Tea Wreaks Havoc on Kidneys

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.

Male Fertility Linked to Hypertension, Medications

Hypertension, taking multiple medications and working a physically demanding job may impact male fertility, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Stanford University.

Kidney Disease Up, But Deaths Declining

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States.

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Recurrent Kidney Stone Prevention Guidelines

Increased fluid intake is recommended to prevent recurrent nephrolithiasis, with pharmacological monotherapy suggested for patients in whom increased fluid intake fails to reduce stone formation.

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Novel Agent AMG 416 Effective in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Trials

Amgen announced pooled data from two Phase 3 trials evaluating AMG 416 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving hemodialysis.

Highest, Lowest U.S. Organ Donation Rates Ranked by Region

In the United States, organ donor rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York state, according to a report published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Primary Androgen Deprivation Tx Significantly Ups Diabetes Risk

Primary androgen deprivation therapy increases diabetes risk, particularly in men under 70 years of age, according to research published in The Journal of Urology.

Treating Periodontitis May Help Ease Prostatitis Symptoms

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

ACOG Urges Expedited Partner Therapy for Some STIs to Prevent Reinfection

Supports its use when patient's partners are unwilling or unable to seek medical care

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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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