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Botulinum toxin may be safe and effective for overactive bladder

Botulinum toxin may be safe and effective for overactive bladder

Intradetrusor injection of onabotulinumtoxin A impairs afferent and efferent nerves, but an injection-free drug delivery approach only impairs the bladder afferent nerves.

Recurrent kidney stone formers may not benefit from 24-hour urine collection

Recurrent kidney stone formers may not benefit from 24-hour urine collection

It is unclear whether all recurrent kidney stone formers benefit from 24-hour urine collection.

FDA approves first drug for frequent urination at night

FDA approves first drug for frequent urination at night

Noctiva is designed to increase absorption of water through the kidneys, decreasing urine production.

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Recommendations released for management of small renal masses

Researchers used data from 83 studies to develop guideline for management of patients with small renal masses.

American Urological Association issues guideline for male urethral stricture

American Urological Association issues guideline for male urethral stricture

The guidelines provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of male urethral stricture.

New guideline for managing kidney stones is released

New guideline for managing kidney stones is released

Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.

Renal function can predict preeclampsia in pregnant women with hypertension

Renal function can predict preeclampsia in pregnant women with hypertension

Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.

HIV treatments, immunosuppressants may interact in transplant patients

HIV treatments, immunosuppressants may interact in transplant patients

A renal transplant recipient experienced drug interaction-induced calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity after starting a cobicistat-containing combination treatment for HIV.

CDC works to eliminate HCV transmission in hemodialysis

CDC works to eliminate HCV transmission in hemodialysis

The organization encourages dialysis providers to improve current infection control practices.

Clinical Features

Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

A patient with type 2 diabetes is undergoing dialysis and needs to control his HbA1c levels while fasting during Ramadan.

Managing nephropathy in a patient with type 2 diabetes

Managing nephropathy in a patient with type 2 diabetes

A patient with type 2 diabetes presents with elevated microalbumin levels and a recent history of elevated glucose due to bedtime snacking.

Fever and tachycardia after a liver transplant

Fever and tachycardia after a liver transplant

A 29-year-old woman, 12 years post-liver transplant, presents with fever and tachycardia and had recently reported fatigue, weakness, and abdominal pain.

Black urine after a spinning class

Black urine after a spinning class

After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.

Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

Renal failure in a patient with maturity onset diabetes of the young

A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.

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