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Nonsurgical treatment of small tumor renal cancer may be as effective as radical nephrectomy but with fewer complications

1. Rates of renal insufficiency were highest in patients receiving renal nephrectomy, compared to less invasive treatments. 2. Survival rates for renal nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy were very similar, suggesting little difference in efficacy between these treatments. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Renal stage carcinoma (RCC) has relatively low mortality rates with respect []

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab improve survival in advanced renal cell carcinoma

1. Amongst patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma and an intermediate or poor prognosis, nivolumab plus ipilimumab was superior to sunitinib alone in improving overall survival. 2. Though not statistically compared, there was a lower incidence of grade three or four adverse events with nivolumab plus ipilimumab, although more patients in the combination therapy arm stopped []

Relative Visceral Fat Area an Indicator of Mortality Risk for Women With RCC

Relative Visceral Fat Area an Indicator of Mortality Risk for Women With RCC

An evaluation of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma revealed greater risk of death for female patients with high relative visceral fat area (rVFA), highlighting the significance of metabolic differences between men and women.

Nephrectomy Outcomes Better With Partial Procedure vs Radical Procedure

Nephrectomy Outcomes Better With Partial Procedure vs Radical Procedure

The employment of radical nephrectomy, vs partial nephrectomy, was found to cause a 2-fold greater decline in eGFR decline and greatly increased mortality.

Radical Cystectomy Outcomes Worsen With Higher Stage Chronic Kidney Disease

Radical Cystectomy Outcomes Worsen With Higher Stage Chronic Kidney Disease 

The presence of CKD may increase chances for poor outcomes following radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.

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