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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.
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Donor-recipient tissue mismatch analysis may help personalize treatment after transplant

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Researchers have found that a detailed examination of the degree of tissue type mismatch between donors and recipients can help determine how much medication an individual recipient will need after...
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Enterocolitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:00
Enterocolitis is an inflammation in the gut. Learn about the different types, how it develops, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
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Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:00
Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment.A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with...
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Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:00
In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.
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Eight reasons why coffee is good for you

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:00
Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.
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Everything you need to know about water retention

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:00
Find out all you need to know about water retention and what you can do to relieve this common health issue with home remedies or simple lifestyle changes.
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New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:00
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.
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Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 02:00
Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
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Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 02:00
Rhabdomyolysis is when skeletal muscle tissue deteriorates. This may cause kidney failure. In this article, learn how to diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis.
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Catheters linked to most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 02:00
Using catheters to access the blood during hemodialysis continues to be linked with increased rates of bloodstream infections, according to a recent analysis of data from US dialysis facilities.
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Mixed results on effectiveness of acupuncture to treat stress urinary incontinence, infertility

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 02:00
Electroacupuncture improved stress urinary incontinence - that's when a woman can experience an involuntary loss of urine such as when sneezing or coughing - but acupuncture did not increase the...
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Five home remedies for UTIs

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:00
In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor.
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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?
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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).
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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?
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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