Ureteral Fibroepithelial Polyp Mimicking a Bladder Tumor Ureteral Fibroepithelial Polyp Mimicking a Bladder Tumor
The ureteral fibroepithelial polyp in this case initially mimicked a bladder tumor. How was it successfully treated?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Removing Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones Beneficial
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 -- Removing small, asymptomatic stones during endoscopic removal of ureteral or contralateral kidney stones is beneficial, according to a study published in the Aug. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Mathew D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Outcomes of ESWL for Ureteral Stones According to Intensity Outcomes of ESWL for Ureteral Stones According to Intensity
Do the outcomes of ureteral stone treatment differ by the intensity generated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Case report of ureteric transection of lower moiety in high-speed road traffic collision - McCorgray CA, Ragupathy S, Beaumont A, El Mokadem I, Khadhouri S, Athanasiadis G.
Ureteric injuries from blunt trauma are rare in adults requiring prompt diagnosis and management. To our knowledge this is the second case report of a complete transection of the ureter due to blunt injury at the pelvi-ureteric junction in an adult. Follow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Antegrade vs Retrograde URSL for Proximal Ureteral Stones Antegrade vs Retrograde URSL for Proximal Ureteral Stones
How do these two surgical modalities for proximal ureteral stones compare in terms of treatment outcomes?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney cancer: The lesser-known danger sign found in the way you sleep warning of risk
KIDNEY cancer: Every year, more than 41,000 men and 24,000 women get kidney and renal pelvis cancers, and about 9,000 men and 5,000 women die from these diseases. As with most serious diseases, the earlier the detection and treatment, the better the outcome. If your sleeping habits have changed, this could be an early warning sign of kidney cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Surgery with Organ Removal Extends Survival
Removing major organs to achieve a more complete cancer resection did not increase severe complications or hinder survival benefits of aggressive surgery for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to a recent report. The increased complexity of organ resection surgery will not adversely affect long-term outcomes, according to the multicenter study published in Annals of Surgical Oncology. By comparison, an incomplete cytoreduction that can spare the organs is associated with increased mortality and shorter overall survival. The study, which involved 174 patients across 12 specialty centers within the U.S., accent...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Macroscopic somatic clonal expansion in morphologically normal human urothelium
In this study, we investigated somatic clonal events in morphologically normal human urothelium (MNU; epithelium lining the bladder and ureter) and identified macroscopic clonal expansions. Aristolochic acid (AA), a natural herb-derived compound, was a major mutagenic driving factor in MNU. AA drastically accelerates mutation accumulation and enhances clonal expansion. Mutations in MNU were widely observed in chromatin remodeling genes such as KMT2D and KDM6A but rarely in TP53, PIK3CA, and FGFR3. KMT2D mutations were found to be common in urothelial cells, regardless of whether the cells experience exogenous mutagen expos...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Li, R., Du, Y., Chen, Z., Xu, D., Lin, T., Jin, S., Wang, G., Liu, Z., Lu, M., Chen, X., Xu, T., Bai, F. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Study could be first step in providing personalized care to patients with ureteral stents
(Lawson Health Research Institute) Published today in Cell Reports Medicine, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University conducted a novel microbiome study to examine bacteria associated with ureteral stents. They found that nearly all the stents, whether visibly coated or not, had unique bacterial profiles that were most associated with a patient's medical condition rather than antibiotic use. For patients with ureteral stents, they may benefit from a personalized approach to care and antibiotic treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prehydration not needed before contrast CT of kidneys
Prehydrating patients who have chronic kidney disease before they undergo a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Experts reaffirm safety of contrast use for kidney CT Could patient history help predict CT contrast reactions? Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT Contrast use doesn't change acute kidney injury rate CT contrast not tied to poor outcomes, even in at-risk patientsComments: 2/18/2020 6:19:39 PMChris Woodhouse You guys are driving me crazy!  Just when I get the clinic settled into the practice of pushing clear fluids before any contrast study, you tell me it doesn't ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Roche provides an update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in people with muscle-invasive urothelial cancer
Basel, 24 January 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMvigor010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as an adjuvant (after surgery) monotherapy treatment did not meet its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) compared to observation in people with muscle-invasiv e urothelial cancer (MIUC). Safety for Tecentriq appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the medicine, and no new safety signals were identified.“Reducing the risk that muscle-invasive urothelial cancer will recur after surgery is very difficult, and we are disappointed that we were not abl...
Source: Roche Media News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides an update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in people with muscle-invasive urothelial cancer
            Basel, 24 January 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMvigor010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as an adjuvant (after surgery) monotherapy treatment did not meet its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) compared to observation in people with muscle-invasiv e urothelial cancer (MIUC). Safety for Tecentriq appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the medicine, and no new safety signals were identified.“Reducing the risk that muscle-invasive urothelial cancer will recur after surgery is very difficult, and we are disappointed t...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MIT Researchers Develop Treatment That Could Make Passing Kidney Stones Less Painful
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A new treatment could help ease the passage of kidney stones, according to researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. Scientists said this week that muscle relaxants can reduce the contractions that cause pain when passing the stones. About 1 in 10 people will have the painful experience of kidney stones. They cause more than 500,000 emergency room visits in the United States every year. But local researchers think they’ve made a discovery that can help. They say delivering a combination of two muscle relaxants directly to the ureter, the tube that connects the kidneys and bladder, can mak...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Cambridge News Kidney Stones MIT Source Type: news

An end to the pain of kidney stones? New drug combination allows the stones to pass smoothly
Researchers at MIT have identified a combination of muscle-relaxing drugs that, when administered to the ureter, eliminated pain in pigs with kidney stones. It would be the first new treatment in 40 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news