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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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Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 02:00
An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.
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Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury after coronary catheterization

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:00
Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.
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Combination immunotherapy effective for advanced prostate cancer

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:00
Advanced prostate cancer resistant to castration therapy appears to respond well to a combination of immune checkpoint blockades and treatments that target certain immune-busting cells commonly...
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Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 02:00
New research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.
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Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for years

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 02:00
A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according...
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Bladder infection: Causes, treatments, and remedies

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:00
In this article, learn about what a bladder infection is. What are the symptoms, can it be prevented, and are there any home remedies that may help?
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Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 08:00
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, has proved difficult to treat, but a new international study co-led by a Rush University Medical Center researcher suggests that a drug starting through the...
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FDA approves first treatment for frequent urination at night due to overproduction of urine

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) nasal spray for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal...
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Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 02:00
New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications.
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New test distinguishes 'tigers' from 'pussycats' in prostate cancer

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:00
A new test has been developed to make the vital distinction between aggressive and less harmful forms of prostate cancer, helping to avoid sometimes-damaging unnecessary treatment.
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Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:00
Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...
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Investigational drug shows promise for hard-to-treat renal cancer

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 02:00
Savolitinib seems to halt tumor progression in some people with papillary renal cell carcinoma - a form of kidney cancer - according to new study results.
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Involuntary urinary incontinence can discourage sufferers from exercise

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:00
According to a study published in the distinguished journal PLOS ONE, urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise.
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HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:00
A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant - especially from living donors - than their uninfected counterparts.
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Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 06:00
Learn about six different herbal supplements that could help people with erectile dysfunction, including ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, and red ginseng.
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Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African American men

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:00
Researchers have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:00
Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.
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Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer...
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Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:00
Research reveals patients regain urinary and erectile function within a month.
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'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 02:00
A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing...
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