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2014-08-05 17:24:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.coli appear to be at high risk for renal scarring with their first urinary tract infection (UTI). Author: Nader Shaikh, M.D., of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and colleagues. Background: UTIs are a common and potentially serious bacterial infection in young...

2014-07-17 23:08:44

Dr. Mark Soloway, who has been appointed Chief of Urologic Oncology at Memorial Cancer Institute, will lead a new division focused on the care of bladder, prostate and kidney cancers, while also establishing a research program. Hollywood, Fla. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Mark Soloway, MD, an internationally recognized leader in urologic oncology, has joined the Memorial Cancer Institute and the Memorial Physician Group. Dr. Soloway, who has been appointed Chief of Urologic Oncology, will lead a...

2014-05-30 11:21:45

American Society of Nephrology Individuals with poor kidney function may require more intensive screening for these cancer types Reduced kidney function may increase the risk of developing kidney and urothelial cancers, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease may benefit from more intensive screenings for these types of cancer. Chronic kidney disease and...

2013-07-18 11:17:26

Findings point to new diagnostic category Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and collaborators have identified a genetic mutation that causes congenital malformations of the kidney and urinary tract, a common form of birth defect and the most common cause of kidney failure in children. It is the first time that a specific genetic mutation has been linked to a non-syndromic form of urinary tract malformation. The findings were published in the July 17 online issue of...

2012-05-14 15:29:49

Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis. Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history of protein in the urine and found the urine dipstick test predicted the presence of renal failure in 55 percent of these patients. A urine dipstick test is routinely done as part of a urinalysis to help diagnose urinary...

2009-05-04 20:18:20

Australian researchers suggest moderate kidney disease raises an older man's risk of cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, finds the risk for lung and urinary tract cancers -- but not prostate cancer -- was higher among men with kidney disease. The researchers discovered that men with moderate kidney dysfunction had a 39 percent increased risk of developing cancer over the risk seen in men with normal kidney function. Inflammation associated with...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary incontinence or retention. Backed by Coloplast Corp., members of Congress and the incontinence care community, the new policy eliminates...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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