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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. U

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Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'

World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment.

Anti-cancer drug, CB-839, in combination with everolimus, stops tumours growing in patients with advanced kidney cancer

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The first drug to target a key enzyme that cancer cells need to keep them alive has shown that it is effective in controlling disease in patients with advanced kidney cancer when it is used in...

Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, Herbal Remedies, and Other Treatments

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it is not the only option. Find out more about the medical and herbal alternatives that are available.

VIB scientists develop diagnostic tool for Familial Mediterranean Fever

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have developed a tool to diagnose Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF).

ATOMS device effectively treats male incontinence with high patient satisfaction

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In the largest study yet to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS) to treat incontinence in men following invasive prostate treatment, the...

Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring.

Influenza vaccination keeps dialysis patients out of the hospital

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Skipping flu shot increases hospitalization risk by up to 158 percent, according to Fresenius Medical Care study presented at 2016 kidney week meeting.

Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research coauthored by Brigham Young University researchers may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.

New method makes peritoneal dialysis more tolerable

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The addition of a new type of fluid for use in peritoneal dialysis makes it easier to tolerate and protects the cells in the abdominal cavity.

Three risk factors suggest a reduction in healthy renal function in patients with diabetes

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function...

Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys.

Reducing salt intake may help protect kidney patients' heart and kidney health

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Why Are There Leukocytes in My Urine?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What are the causes of leukocytes in the urine and what are the signs and symptoms? Learn about tests and diagnosis and treatments available.

Advanced Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about advanced prostate cancer, how it develops, and the symptoms it causes. This article also looks at survival rates for this condition.

Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis.

Stress urinary incontinence drug's benefits do not outweigh harms

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study indicates that the benefits of duloxetine, a drug used in Europe to treat stress incontinence in women, do not outweigh the harms.

Constipation may be a risk factor for kidney disease

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria.

Prostate Exam: How is it Done and Who Should Have One?

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the prostate gland and what is the prostate exam? Learn about the different tests commonly used to examine the prostate and why they are used.

Marker for aggressive prostate cancer doubles-up as a drug target

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered that a marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could also be used as a way to guide treatments to the cancer, according to new research presented at the...

Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice.

Could an iron-grabbing molecule help prevent UTIs? New vaccine shows promise in mice

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Vaccinating mice with siderophores blocks E. coli growth in bladder & kidneys.For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place.

Tumour cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research presented at the...

Case report on long-term survival of kidney cancer patients treated with AGS-003 individualized immunotherapy published

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Argos Therapeutics Inc., an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies based on the Arcelis® technology platform, today announced...