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Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat urinary incontinence, may provide breast cancer survivors with an alternative treatment option for hot flashes, according to new research.

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States

Increases in metabolic and, to a lesser extent, dietary risk factors contribute to higher burden.

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities

Findings observed for veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease.

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

More people vulnerable to heat exposure, potentially causing heat stress, heart and kidney disease.

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Curcumin Not Beneficial For Reducing Inflammation, Postoperative Complications Following Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Researchers found that, compared with placebo, perioperative oral curcumin did not affect the inflammatory response and risk of postoperative complications after elective abdominal aortic aneurism repair.

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Nearly half of women older than 50 years report having urinary incontinence.

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

Intensive blood pressure control and fenofibrate use in patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease may increase the risk for adverse kidney events.

Failure to Meet Optimal Urate Levels Increases Mortality Risk in Gout

Failure to Meet Optimal Urate Levels Increases Mortality Risk in Gout

Patients with gout who did not reach a serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dL had a 2.4-fold increased risk for death.

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD

Risk of hospitalization up for Hispanic patients with lower scores on Ambulatory Care Experiences Survey.

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents.

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