Miscellaneous Urologenital Disorders
The remaining samples lacked a dominant genus. High levels of diversity were seen in the samples, as measured by the inverse Simpson, Chao, and Shannon indices.
Women with a history of gestational diabetes had significantly higher estimated glomerular filtration rate, even if they had not subsequently developed diabetes.
Subjects with higher alcohol consumption had certain genera that were enriched, including Actinomyces, Leptotrichia, Cardiobacterium, and Neisseria; some of these genera contain oral pathogens, and Neisseria can synthesize alcetaldehyde from ethanol.
Veterans receiving pre-end stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care in under the Medicare system were more likely to undergo dialysis and had a higher two-year mortality rate than veterans that received pre-ESRD care through the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA).
The researchers detected ZIKV RNA in the urine of 4% of the men and in the semen of 33% of the men, including in semen samples of 61% of the men who were tested within 30 days after illness onset.
No benefit of sodium bicarbonate or acetylcysteine for prevention of complications after angiography
Amongst patients undergoing angiography, neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine were effective in preventing a composite outcome of death, need for dialysis, or persistent kidney injury.
Lixivaptan is a potent, selective vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist which has been found to delay the progression of an autosomal dominant form of polycystic kidney disease.
The risk for premature death increased by 62% and 42% for stage 3 CKD patients with vitamin D deficiency and elevated parathyroid hormone levels, respectively.
Based on one retrospective review of 8 years of compliance, the strongest predictors of shorter length of stay were identified as no nasogastric tube, early mobilization, early oral nutrition, early removal of epidural and urinary catheter, and nonopioid analgesia.
Relative to patients without CKD or preventable HAC, the odds ratios for mortality during index hospitalization were 2.22, 5.26, and 9.56, respectively, for patients with CKD with no HAC, without CKD with HACs, and with CKD and HACs.
After starting CPAP, nighttime urination was reduced in 65% patients who had to get up more than once during the night to urinate.
In a clinical practice guideline published online January 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, recommendations are presented for the management of patients with small renal masses (SRMs).
Diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years, according to research published in the January 10 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
For kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 or 4 infection, treatment with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir for 12 or 24 weeks is safe and efficacious.
There is no connection between vasectomy and overall risk of prostate cancer or prostate cancer mortality, according to a study published online September 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.