International Urology and Nephrology

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List of Papers (Total 176)

Cardiovascular events in chronic dialysis patients: emphasizing the importance of vascular disease prevention

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both chronic kidney disease and peritoneal dialysis/hemodialysis patients. Vascular disease prevention in these patients is therefore important to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events and the high morbidity and mortality. This Editorial discusses the traditional, (1) smoking, (2) dyslipidemia, (3) body mass index, (4) ...

Hyperoxaluria after modern bariatric surgery: case series and literature review

Introduction Two recent studies have shown that modern bariatric surgery leads to significant hyperoxaluria and risk of nephrolithiasis. However, neither report evaluates the use or effects of stone risk modifying agents in these patients. We sought to determine the impact of medical management on stone risk profile in patients who have undergone Roux-en-y gastric bypass. Materials ...

Non-dipping phenomenon in patients with essential hypertension with renal cysts

Dear Editor,Afsar et al. [1] concluded that the presence of simple renal cysts is related to higher ambulatory blood pressure and with non-dipping phenomenon in patients with essential hypertension. Evidence has been shown about association of hypertension and simple renal cysts [2]. The actual and independent association of simple renal cysts and non-dipping phenomenon in ...

A new algorithm in patients with elevated and/or rising prostate-specific antigen level, minor lower urinary tract symptoms, and negative multisite prostate biopsies

Patients with elevated and/or rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA), minor lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and no evidence for prostate cancer on (multiple) extended prostate biopsies are a regularly encountered problem in urological practice. Even now, patients are seen with no objective explanation of this persistent elevated and/or rising PSA. So far, many strategic ...

Intradialytic hyperalimentation as adjuvant support in pregnant hemodialysis patients: case report and review of the literature

Pregnancy in chronic dialysis patients is unusual and associated with many complications. Infants are often born both prematurely and small for gestational age. We report a case of a 36-year-old diabetic hemodialysis patient G4P3 who had prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum, for whom intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) was started at week 14 and continued throughout her ...

Intensifying renal replacement therapy during pregnancy: the role for nocturnal home hemodialysis

Fertility among women receiving conventional hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is very low. For those able to conceive it appears that infant survival is poor, and prematurity and its related complications are still commonplace. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is a form of intensive, self-administered hemodialysis whereby patients receive 3–4 times the duration of conventional ...

Pre-transplant and post-transplant soluble CD30 for prediction and diagnosis of acute kidney allograft rejection

Background Serum levels of soluble CD30 (sCD30) have been considered as a predictor of acute kidney allograft rejection. We have evaluated the pre-transplant and post-transplant levels of sCD30 with the aim of determining its value in predicting and diagnosing kidney rejection. Methods We measured sCD30 serum levels before kidney transplantation, 5 days post-operatively, and at ...

Serum and urine cystatin C levels in children with post-pyelonephritic renal scarring: a pilot study

Aim We aimed to investigate in children with a history of acute pyelonephritis the influence of unilateral post-pyelonephritic renal scarring detected by DMSA scan on serum (SCysC) and urine cystatin C (UCysC) as well as upon other traditional markers of renal damage. Methods Children with DMSA proven pyelonephritis (n = 28) were grouped as either scar [+] (n = 19, unilateral renal ...

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Papillary Urothelial Bladder Carcinoma Associated with Osteoclast-Like Giant Cells

We report the case of a papillary urothelial carcinoma associated with osteoclast-like giant cells. A 60-year old woman presented with hematuria. A papillary neoplasm was detected by cystoscopy and removed transurethrally. Histological examination revealed a papillary urothelial carcinoma (grade I) associated with multiple stromal giant cells, which displayed morphological, ...

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