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

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury after coronary catheterization

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.

Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.

Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for years

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...

Bladder infection: Causes, treatments, and remedies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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?

Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...

FDA approves first treatment for frequent urination at night due to overproduction of urine

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...

Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications.

New test distinguishes 'tigers' from 'pussycats' in prostate cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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.

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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...

Investigational drug shows promise for hard-to-treat renal cancer

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Savolitinib seems to halt tumor progression in some people with papillary renal cell carcinoma - a form of kidney cancer - according to new study results.

Involuntary urinary incontinence can discourage sufferers from exercise

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.

HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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.

Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Learn about six different herbal supplements that could help people with erectile dysfunction, including ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, and red ginseng.

Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African American men

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

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.

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.

Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...

Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research reveals patients regain urinary and erectile function within a month.

'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...

Alpha-lipoic acid prevents kidney stones in mouse model of rare genetic disease

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful...

Immune receptor that's typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that's more typically activated by bacteria is a major...

Researchers find a new human androgen receptor structure, key target for the treatment of prostate cancer

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team led by researchers of the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) and the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) shows for the...

Genetic defect found to cause disease in multiple organs

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has identified a novel syndrome in patients with kidney and adrenal disease.

Skin sodium content linked to heart problems in patients with kidney disease

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research may provide insights concerning the cause of changes in the heart's structure that often occur in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, is active against mucosal melanoma tumours and prolongs survival for patients with bladder cancer

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called...