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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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Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes.

Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about genital psoriasis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatments for this condition, as well as how it might affect sexual health.

Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetesin Native American populations

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.

Genetic basis of aggression in prostate cancer

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

New insights into the genetic drivers of prostate cancer that may inform treatment decisions are highlighted in two papers published online in Nature and Nature Communications this week.

Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer.

Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Research helps explain why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn't work for many prostate cancers

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable.

Scientists uncover new way to defeat therapy-resistant prostate cancer

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is BPH and what are the causes and risk factors? Learn about its diagnosis, complications, medication that may be used, and tips for living with BPH.

New pharmacon allows testicular tumors to shrink

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new active pharmaceutical ingredient may help against severe forms of testicular cancer, which only respond inadequately to other therapies.

Smoking while pregnant may compromise children's kidney function

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant.

History of kidney injury increases risk of pregnancy complications

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds, for the first time, that women with a history of acute kidney injury with complete clinical recovery have an increase of several...

Ability to smell 'asparagus pee' driven by genetic variations

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified genetic variations in people who are unable to smell the pungent aroma present in urine after consuming asparagus.

Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.

Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Michigan teamed up to investigate if kidney biomarkers would allow them to track lupus progression and signs of complications.

Dementia: Protein in urine may put people at greater risk

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

People with protein present in their urine may have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia in later life, new research finds.

Mironid and University of Sheffield collaborate on kidney disease drug discovery

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Mironid Ltd, a leader in cell signalling-directed drug development, and the University of Sheffield, announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement to identify and develop new...

New study finds arginine deprivation may be a useful strategy for treating bladder cancers

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Arginine-degrading - enzyme therapy is beneficial for the treatment of cancers lacking the enzyme needed for arginine synthesis (argininosuccinate synthetase 1), according to a new report in The...

Localised immunotherapy new possibility to treat bladder cancer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today's treatments can result in adverse side effects.

UCLA researchers uncover new evidence linking inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of...

Body composition may affect older women's risk of urinary incontinence

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a study of older women, the prevalence of stress- and urgency urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI) was at least two-fold higher among women in the highest category of body mass index (BMI) or fat...

TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...

Simple walking program provides physical and mental benefits to dialysis patients

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life.

Drinking too much water 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.'