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Hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1
Lumasiran is a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting hydroxyacid oxidase 1 (HAO1) - the gene encoding glycolate oxidase (GO) - in development for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). The drug has not yet received approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or other health authorities. The data presented today at the ERA-EDTA Congress have been submitted to regulators in support of applications for such approvals. (2020-06-07)

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers
An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time of a week or more. (2020-05-22)

Certain environmental chemicals linked with poor kidney health
In an analysis of blood and urine samples from 46,748 US adults, elevated levels of seven environmental chemicals were associated with markers of kidney disease. (2020-05-21)

Study finds some reductions in community antibiotic resistant infections and dispensing
A study by academics at the University of Bristol has found reductions in overall and individual antibiotic dispensing between 2013 and 2016 after evaluating, for the first time, national primary care prescribing policy on community antibiotic resistant infection. (2020-05-19)

NUS researchers develop novel device to improve performance of underactive bladders
Researchers from NUS and the University of Tokyo have developed a new device that can monitor bladder volume in real-time and effectively empty the bladder. (2020-05-05)

Innovative approach offers option for treating upper tract urothelial cancer
An innovative form of local chemotherapy using a mitomycin-containing reverse thermal gel offers a kidney-sparing treatment option for low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer. (2020-04-29)

New 'toolbox' for urological cancer detection
Researchers from Ghent University, Belgium, together with researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a new method for biomarker discovery of urological cancers. The method enables timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Urological cancers include e.g. prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. (2020-04-16)

Investigating association between preconception exposure to plastics, risk of preterm birth
Researchers used urinary measures of biomarkers of phthalates (a group of chemicals used in plastics) and phthalate substitutes from couples undergoing fertility care and examined if higher concentrations prior to conception were associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. (2020-04-07)

Identifying fatty acid-binding protein 4 as a responsible gene for renal stone formation
The present study revealed impairment of lipid metabolism in papillae with calcified plaque tissue and down-regulation of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) associated with plaque formation. Immunohistochemistry of human kidney specimens and experiments of nephrocalcinosis model mice and Fabp4 knockout mice validated FABP4 down-regulation as an important feature of papillary plaques and stone formation in the kidney. FABP4 appears to be a key molecule and therapeutic target for kidney stone. (2020-03-23)

Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations
The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association published in its January issue a consensus statement for treating urinary tract infections at post-acute and long-term care centers. Kalin Clifford, Pharm.D., an assistant professor for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy was a member of the Infection Advisory Committee of the American Medical Directors Association -- The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine that developed the statement. (2020-03-19)

New clinical trial examines a potential noninvasive solution for overactive bladders
Keck Medicine of USC urologists are launching a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with an overactive bladder due to neurological conditions, such as a spinal cord injury or stroke, and idiopathic (unknown) causes. (2020-03-10)

Chemotherapy after surgery halves risk of rare kidney cancer coming back
Chemotherapy halves the risk of a rare form of kidney cancer coming back after surgery, the largest ever trial conducted in the disease worldwide has found. Patients given chemotherapy within three months of surgery saw the risk of their cancer coming back or spreading reduced and were much more likely to live cancer free for three years or more. (2020-03-05)

Researchers announce progress in developing an accurate, noninvasive urine test for prostate cancer
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have made significant progress toward development of a simple, noninvasive liquid biopsy test that detects prostate cancer from RNA and other specific metabolic chemicals in the urine. (2020-02-28)

Trials show new drug can ease symptoms of chronic cough
Two trials of a new drug have shown that at low doses, it can ease the often distressing symptoms of chronic cough with minimal side effects. Principle researcher Jacky Smith, a professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant at Wythenshawe Hospital, says Gefapixant has the potential to have a significant impact on the lives of thousands of suffers. (2020-02-25)

New research takes p*** out of incontinence
Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. (2020-02-20)

Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet
MIT researchers have developed a ''smart'' diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert a caregiver when a diaper is wet. When the sensor detects dampness in the diaper, it sends a signal to a nearby receiver, which in turn can send a notification to a smartphone or computer. (2020-02-14)

Health: Vegetarian diet linked with lower risk of urinary tract infections
A vegetarian diet may be associated with a lower risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), a study in Scientific Reports suggests. (2020-01-30)

Hope for enhanced UTI treatments to minimize bladder pain
The fight against Urinary Tract Infection pain, discomfort and a constant urge to urinate has taken a step forward with scientists identifying how the immune systems defence against bladder infection causes nerves to magnify sensations felt by patients. Flinders University researchers at SAHMRI in collaboration with Griffith University on the Gold Coast, have analysed how the immune system responds to urinary tract infections and the direct link this response has to magnifying bladder pain. (2020-01-29)

Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions
A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care. (2020-01-27)

Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery
For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study suggests that may not be the best approach. (2019-12-30)

New study shows how patients' health values can impact vital pelvic floor treatment
Researchers and health professionals in Swansea have revealed the value women put on their own health can have a direct effect on the success of medical treatment for pelvic floor problems. (2019-12-20)

Novel MRI-guided ultrasound treatment destroys prostate cancer
A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique could also be used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate gland. (2019-12-02)

Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. The researchers were able to predict the development of Alzheimer's disease by using the Disease State Index, DSI, that combines patient-specific data from various sources. The results were published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (2019-11-15)

Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (2019-11-10)

Studies find nurse-led program improves care of older adults
An analysis of research on the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program finds that it improves older adult care, including preventing falls, improving patient safety and quality of care, reducing potentially inappropriate medications, and helping healthcare providers to care for patients with dementia. The study is published in the journal The Gerontologist. (2019-11-04)

Poor toilet hygiene, not food, spreads antibiotic-resistant E. coli superbugs
New research shows that antibiotic-resistant E.coli superbugs are spread through poor toilet hygiene, not undercooked chicken or other food. Scientists sequenced the genomes of resistant E. coli from sources including human bloodstream infections, faeces and sewerage, animal slurry and meat including beef, pork, chicken, fruit and salad. While we must carry on cooking chicken well and never alternately handle raw meat and salad, in the case of ESBL-E.coli -- it's more important to wash hands after going to the toilet. (2019-10-22)

Episiotomy may be beneficial in reducing severe perineal tears among forceps and vacuum deliveries
The use of episiotomy during childbirth has declined in Canada, although its benefit in births assisted by forceps or vacuum merits reconsideration of this practice, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-10-21)

Vaginal tearing: Why are episiotomies down despite some benefits?
In Canada, the rate of episiotomy during childbirth has declined in recent years, but when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, this downward trend warrants a closer look, suggests new UBC research. (2019-10-21)

Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions in bleeding, urinary incontinence, and pain alike. (2019-10-16)

BU finds PTSD nearly doubles infection risk
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. Published in the journal Epidemiology, it is also the first to find that PTSD affects infection risks for men and women differently, having, for example, more of an effect on a woman's risk of urinary tract infection and a man's risk of skin infection. (2019-10-15)

CNIO uses organoid technology and single-cell sequencing to advance in the study of bladder cancer
* Bladder cancer research has been hampered by the inability to establish stable long-term cultures of normal urothelial cells, responsible for 90% of these tumours * CNIO researchers used organoid technology to establish long-term cultures that maintain their identity, from which they identified a population of proliferating stem cells that could not be studied until now * The results of this work may usher in a new era in the study of urinary system diseases and tissue regeneration (2019-10-04)

Laser therapy gains credibility as effective option for treating vaginal problems
Nearly 50% of menopausal women complain of vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, among other commonly reported menopause symptoms. Laser therapy is one of the newer techniques for addressing these problems. A new study suggests that it is as effective and safe as vaginal estrogen in improving sexual and urinary functionality. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2019-10-02)

Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results of the RADICALS-RT trial presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The study answers a longstanding question about whether the benefits of radiotherapy after surgery outweigh the side-effects. (2019-09-27)

Men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results from a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. These findings, from the largest ever trial of postoperative radiotherapy in prostate cancer, are being presented today (Friday Sept. 27, 2019) at the 2019 ESMO Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. (2019-09-27)

Cause of antibiotic resistance identified
Bacteria can change form in human body, hiding the cell wall inside themselves to avoid detection. The cell wall is often the antibiotic target - so if bacteria are concealing it inside themselves antibiotics have no target. New osmoprotective detection methods are needed to be used to identify any L-form bacteria. Research also showed that L-form bacteria can revert back to walled bacteria - within 5 hours - VIDEO available. (2019-09-26)

Does adding therapy before, after surgery for urinary incontinence help?
Adding behavioral and physical therapy before and after surgery for women with stress and urgency urinary incontinence resulted in a small improvement in symptoms compared to women who just had surgery but that difference in symptoms may not be clinically important. There have been a lack of studies examining treatments for women with both stress and urgency urinary incontinence also called mixed urinary incontinence. (2019-09-17)

Success story or artificial inflation? Hospital performance in CAUTIs
A new study links changes in the way catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are defined and artificially improved hospital performance scores. (2019-09-16)

Hospital infections declining in Canada
There is good news on the infection front: infections acquired by patients in Canadian hospitals are declining, with a 30% reduction between 2009 and 2017, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). However, continued focus is necessary to identify and prevent emerging antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, and infections with medical devices, such as urinary or intravenous catheters. (2019-09-09)

Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects
Nearly all babies born prematurely receive antibiotics. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that such early antibiotic treatment could have long-lasting and potentially harmful effects on the gut microbiome. (2019-09-09)

Gold nanoparticles shown to be safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer
Bio-compatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat have been shown to safely and effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-08-27)

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