Women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) experience frustration related to their treatment - particularly the risks from repeated use of antibiotics, according to a focus group study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
A by-product of nicotine, found in the urine of smokers, could be used to identify when bladder cancer has returned, new research has found.
Women with urinary incontinence report higher rates of depression and lower levels of self-worth than those who don't suffer with the condition, according to recent research presented today at the European Association of Urology congress, EAU21.
Men with symptomatic Covid-19, who were found to have low testosterone following admittance to hospital, were more likely to become severely ill and die from the disease, new research has shown.
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences, perceptions, and beliefs of nurses in the hemodialysis unit regarding pain management practices and identify nurses' educational needs to improve nurses' pain management in practice.
Older men with erectile dysfunction are having more sex than ever before, Pitt study finds.
USC Stem Cell has identified a type of injured cell that might contribute to the transition from an acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease. When an injury caused proximal tubule cells (PTCs) to die, surviving ones multiplied to repair the injury. But after function was restored, some PTCs which failed to repair normally appeared at the injury site. These damaged cells showed activity implicated in processes associated with progression to chronic disease.
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have found SARS-CoV-2 in the testes of infected hamsters. The authors think this may represent what could occur in men with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease.
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that the urinary secretion of uromodulin, a kidney-specific protein, can be increased by the hormone vasopressin via certain signaling pathways. Increasing the urinary secretion of uromodulin may protect against urinary tract infections and kidney stones, while the resulting lower uromodulin levels in kidney cells may help to prevent hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
USC researchers have created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney. In a new study, Zhongwei Li and his colleagues describe how they generate rudimentary kidney structures, known as organoids, that resemble the collecting duct system that helps maintain the body's fluid and pH balance by concentrating and transporting urine. The organoids provide a way to study kidney disease that could lead to new treatments and regenerative approaches for patients.