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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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Shy bladder: Causes and treatments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Shy bladder describes a condition where a person finds it difficult to urinate when there are other people nearby. It is usually caused by anxiety.



Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.



Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...



Henoch-Schönlein purpura: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is Henoch-Schönlein purpura, who does it affect, and what are the causes? Learn about the diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and how it is treated.



Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is azotemia and what are the different types of azotemia? Learn about the causes, how azotemia is diagnosed, and how it is treated.



Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments.



Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).



Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects?



Levator ani syndrome: Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Levator ani syndrome is a condition causing random, painful episodes in the rectum and anus. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.



Hydrocelectomy: All you need to know

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hydrocelectomy is a type of surgical procedure to remove sacs of fluid from the scrotum. Learn about hydrocelectomy, what to expect, and the outlook.



Priapism: Treatment, causes, symptoms, and types

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Priapism is a prolonged and often painful erection of the penis. It causes blood in the penis to become trapped and can lead to permanent tissue damage.



Water intoxication - when you drink too much water

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication, also called water poisoning. This condition can lead to seizures, brain damage, and even death.



US transplant centers frequently refuse deceased donor kidneys

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that deceased donor kidneys are typically offered and declined many times before being accepted for transplantation.



Kidney cysts: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Kidney cysts are a common problem. In this article, learn how prevalent kidney cysts are, who they affect, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.



Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.



Penile fracture: Symptoms, causes, and what to do

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A penile fracture is an alarming injury. What are the symptoms of a penile fracture and when should a doctor be consulted? How is penile fracture treated?



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

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...



Enterocolitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

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.



Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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...



Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.



Everything you need to know about water retention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Eight reasons why coffee is good for you

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.



New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.



Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment


Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rhabdomyolysis is when skeletal muscle tissue deteriorates. This may cause kidney failure. In this article, learn how to diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis.