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Lower PSA Thresholds Predict Increased PCa Risk in Veterans

Last updated: 01/06/2019

Lower PSA thresholds may better predict future prostate cancer (PCa) in veterans, according to a new study. A PSA threshold of about 2.5 ng/mL overall, as well as for...

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Many Seniors Have Non-Recommended PSA Screening

Last updated: 01/06/2019

(HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, according to a research letter published online in JAMA Oncology. Firas...

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Only Conservative PSA Testing is Cost-Effective

Last updated: 01/06/2019

(HealthDay News) -- Highly conservative use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and biopsy referral is necessary for PSA screening to be cost-effective, according to a...

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High Uric Acid Raises Death Risk in CKD

Last updated: 01/06/2019

SAN DIEGO—Hyperuricemia is independently associated with an increased risk of death among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), investigators concluded in a presentation...

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ESA Use for Non-Dialysis CKD Anemia in Decline

Last updated: 01/06/2019

Use of erythropoiesis-simulating agents (ESAs) to treat anemia in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) declined markedly since the October 2009...

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Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the US

Last updated: 01/06/2019

In the United States (US), the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased substantially since the start of the new millennium. From 2002 to 2016, the number of...

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Home-Based Intervention Helpful for Disadvantaged CKD Patients

Last updated: 01/06/2019

(HealthDay News) -- A home-based intervention can improve disadvantaged chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients' activation in their health and health care, according to a study...

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Exome Sequencing Zeroes in on Genetic Diagnoses in CKD

Last updated: 01/06/2019

Exome sequencing, a technique for sequencing the protein-coding genes in a genome, can identify patients with kidney diseases due to genetic variants, a finding that could have...

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Last updated: 01/06/2019

(HealthDay News) -- A pattern of higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased odds of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study...

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Prostate Biopsy Rates Fall Following Guideline Updates

Last updated: 01/05/2019

Prostate biopsy rates have fallen following the updated American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines and US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, a new...

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