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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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Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...



iGeorge syndrome kidney problems may be caused by missing gene

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Loss of function of the CRKL gene causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome, a multinational team of scientists led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has...



Predicting and preventing prostate cancer spread

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body.



Study paves the way for better understanding how prostate cancer spreads around the body

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have taken a major leap forward in being able to fully understand how prostate cancer cells acquire their ability to spread from the initial tumour to other areas of the body.



One in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first, study estimates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in...



Protein deficiency may explain kidney disease

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the link between the circulating protein called 'soluble Klotho' and the risk of declining kidney function.



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...