Urology

Reports of high-impact urology studies by medical professionals

Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

Medicare pre-ESRD care results in more dialysis initiation but also increased two-year mortality

1. Veterans receiving pre-end stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care in under the Medicare system were more likely to undergo dialysis and had a...

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab improve survival in advanced renal cell carcinoma

1. Amongst patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma and an intermediate or poor prognosis, nivolumab plus ipilimumab was superior to sunitinib alone in improving overall...

Single PSA screening increases prostate cancer detection but does not change mortality

1. In this randomized controlled trial, men who were screened with a single PSA test had higher diagnoses of prostate cancer than those who...

HCV-infected kidney donors could save lives

1. No HCV infection was detected in patients receiving HCV-infected kidneys 12 weeks following treatment. 2. No antiviral treatment-related complications occurred recipients of HCV-infected kidneys. Evidence...

No effect of crystalloid type on in-hospital death and length of stay in non-critically...

1. Patients treated with either balanced crystalloids or normal saline did not differ in number of hospital-free days alive after their emergency department visit. 2....

Meropenem-vaborbactam non-inferior to piperacillin-tazobactam for complicated urinary tract infections: The TANGO I trial

1. In this randomized controlled trial, meropenem-vaborbactam was found to be non-inferior to piperacillin-tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). 2. The rate of...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Regional variation in CT imaging is associated with nephrectomy risk

1. Regional variation in cumulative risk of an individual having a chest or abdominal CT in the United States was positively correlated with the...

Outcomes after left ventricular assist device implantation significantly worse for those with end-stage renal...

1. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly worse survival outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared to recipients without ESRD. 2....
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