MedicalNewsToday

Subscribe to MedicalNewsToday feed
Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgical specialists who focus on anatomical or structural disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. They treat problems such as kidney stones, kidney blockages and kidney cancer. Urologists are qualified to perform surgery and outpatient medical procedures to correct such conditions. Nephrologists are medical specialists who focus on disorders that affect the way the kidneys work such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Nephrologists prescribe nonsurgical medical treatments for these disorders.
Updated: 6 min 41 sec ago

Kidney cancer prognosis: What you need to know

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 02:00
In this article, learn about kidney cancer, how it is diagnosed, and the different tests that may be undertaken. What is cancer staging?
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:00
Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:00
What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Research provides new insights into the cause of urinary dysfunction in Parkinson's disease

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:00
A new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has found that urinary dysfunction and incontinence observed among Parkinson's disease sufferers may start at the...
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Kidney graft success - does age and sex matter?

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:00
New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

One in seven American adults estimated to have chronic kidney disease

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:00
The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:00
Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate...
Categories: Urology News Feeds

New genomic analysis promises benefit in female urinary incontinence

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:00
Urinary incontinence in women is common, with almost 50% of adult women experiencing leakage at least occasionally.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 02:00
Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 02:00
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:00
A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Five tips for treating bacterial vaginosis at home

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:00
While bacterial vaginosis can usually be treated with antibiotics, some women prefer to try home remedies first. Are they effective? What are the risks?
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Seven tips to get rid of vaginal odor

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about the different types of vaginal odor, which menstrual products should be selected, and how to practice gentle hygiene.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Studies: Concerns for bladder cancer risk of e-cigarette smokers and traditional smoking

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:00
Data being presented at the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) shows harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk, and associates...
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 02:00
As many as a third of adults with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. In this article, learn about the common signs of uncontrolled diabetes.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Fluid overload linked to premature death in patients on dialysis

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 02:00
New research indicates that sustained fluid overload - when there is too much fluid in the blood - may increase the risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 02:00
A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 02:00
Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Hospital acquired complications may be especially dangerous for kidney disease patients

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 02:00
Recently, researchers reported that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of experiencing complications when hospitalized.
Categories: Urology News Feeds

Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 02:00
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival.
Categories: Urology News Feeds