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Clinical news for nephrologists and urologists.
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Routine examination of the knee and first metatarsophalangeal joints may improve gout diagnosis. Find out more:
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Men with low levels of circulating free testosterone may be at lower risk of prostate cancer, according to investigators. Find out more:
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Elevated serum uric acid (SUA) levels before cardiac surgery independently predicts an increased risk of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI), new study findings suggest. Learn more:
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Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS) are riskier than warfarin for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and atrial fibrillation, according to new study findings published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Get the details:
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Among individuals with incident end-stage renal disease, women are less likely than men and Hispanics are less likely than whites to have arteriovenous access (AV) for hemodialysis (HD) initiation, new study findings suggest. Learn more:
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Although elevated serum urate level is a strong concentration-dependent predictor of incident gout, clinically evident gout develops in only about half of patients with hyperuricemia, according to the results of an analysis. Get the scoop:
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For dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), the direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) apixaban is associated with lower risk for major bleeding compared with warfarin, a new study finds. Read more:
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Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is inversely associated with adiposity in patients on hemodialysis (HD), and this association may be mediated, at least in part, by leptin, a new study suggests. Learn more:
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Using tobacco and illicit drugs, particularly heroin and cocaine, increases the risks of progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or mortality, according to new study findings. Find out more:
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Biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bpMRI) may improve detection of significant prostate cancer (PCa) while reducing overdetection of insignificant cancers and needless biopsies in men with clinical suspicion of disease, according to the authors of a new study.
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