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Does This Biomarker Test for AKI 'Check' Out?

NephroCheck, a new biomarker test, can evaluate risk for acute kidney injury, but whether it has utility in predicting clinically significant patient outcomes remains to be seen, says Dr Jeffrey Berns.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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'I was born without a womb, cervix and vagina' - BBC News

Joanna Giannouli explains the challenges of a syndrome that affects around one in 5,000 women.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
over 4 years ago
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Urologists Should Disclose Prostatectomy Volume, Experience

Studies suggest that experience in performing prostatectomy improves patient outcomes, so urologists should tell patients how many they have done, says Dr Gerald Chodak.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Neonatal Circumcision Does Not Reduce Sensitivity in Men

Circumcised and uncircumcised men did not differ in penile sensitivity, and the foreskin was not the most sensitive part of the penis, a new study showed.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prostate awareness 'dangerously low' in British men - BBC News

British men are dangerously ignorant of the prostate gland, according to a men's health charity.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Acute Kidney Injury

Causes, treatment, and classification of AKI  
Mrs Malaika Smith
over 4 years ago
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FDA Approves Cabozantinib for Renal Cell Carcinoma

As a second-line therapy for advanced disease, it has recently been shown to improve survival. But is it a better choice than nivolumab?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
over 4 years ago
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Redback spider bites Australian man on penis - BBC News

An Australian man took himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis in a portable toilet.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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A Novel Estradiol Capsule May Relieve Menopausal Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy

A novel low-dose vaginal estradiol capsule may help relieve menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms, including dyspareunia, according to an industry-sponsored trial.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Everyday Stressors Tied to Sperm DNA Damage

Certain lifestyle factors are linked to higher rates of sperm DNA damage, a study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prostate Screening Results Anticipated From Urology Meeting

Updates on trials in prostate cancer screening, male sexual dysfunction, and female incontinence will be showcased at the conference, and new clinical guidance documents will be released.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Urologist-Writer Taps Into Zeitgeist, Gets TV Deal

Dr Ilene Wong wrote a novel with a medical plot that even the publisher had doubts about. Now Lifetime television wants to make it into a dramatic series.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can Intensive Glucose Control Preserve Renal Function? CME/CE

: Intensive control of type 2 diabetes is associated with a durable effect in reducing the risk for end-stage renal disease.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Can PPI Use Increase the Risk for Kidney Damage? CME/CE

: A database cohort study ties proton pump inhibitor use with increased risks for incident chronic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease progression, and end-stage renal disease.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Arsenic-Contaminated Well Water Boosts Bladder Cancer Risk

Arsenic contamination in well water could be responsible for the unusually high rates of bladder cancer in northern New England.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago