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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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Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.

Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?

Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.

Why beetroot turns poop and pee red

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.

Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor.

The kidney stone diet: Five foods to prevent them

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is a kidney stone and what is the kidney stone diet? Learn about foods that may prevent kidney stones and foods to limit with kidney stones.

Urine leakage while coughing: Is it normal?

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Experiencing urine leakage when coughing is relatively common, but is it a sign of a serious problem? In this article, we look at the causes.

Researchers discover MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney function

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital have made what are believed to be two world first discoveries: an MRI can measure kidney damage and can predict future kidney function within one year while...

FDA approves new antibacterial drug

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific...

Study highlights new link between gene fusion and bladder and brain cancer

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study by the University of Warwick sheds new light on gene fusion in bladder and brain cancer.

Study examines whether marijuana affects kidney function

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study found little evidence that marijuana use affects kidney function in healthy young adults. The analysis appears in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Reduced kidney function linked to an increased risk of community-acquired infections

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Individuals with reduced kidney function may be at increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community, according to a study appearing in an issue of the Clinical Journal of the...

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.