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Renal medicine and urology


Non-Covid clinical crises: Chronic urinary retention

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

Non-Covid clinical crises: Ureteric colic

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

Renal dialysis patients added as shielding list reaches 1.85m patients

Renal dialysis patients are to be added to the list of people who require shielding from Covid-19 because they are extremely vulnerable to complications.


Non-Covid clinical crises: Nephrotic syndrome

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

New opt-out model for organ donation to come into force in May

The new opt-out legislation on organ donation consent after death will come into force in England in May, the Government has announced.

Almost half of over-60s with CKD are undiagnosed, research suggests

Almost half of over-60s with chronic kidney disease may be undiagnosed, according to new research.

New test for primary care could diagnose UTIs in 25 minutes via smartphone camera

Urinary tract infections could be diagnosed within 25 minutes in primary care in the future due to a new test developed by researchers.

New blood test detects prostate cancer without need for biopsy, study finds

A blood test has been found to accurately detect prostate cancer, which could reduce the number of invasive biopsies that need to be carried out, researchers have said.

Better UTI tests needed to prevent overprescribing of antibiotics, say researchers

Researchers have called for faster, more accurate tests for diagnosing urinary tract infections after their analysis showed less than one in five patients prescribed antibiotics had laboratory tests done.

New urine test predicts prostate cancer risk without need for biopsy, finds study

A new urine test could predict the progression of prostate cancer without the need for invasive tests such as biopsies, a study has found.

CPD – Video: PSA, screening and risk

Learning Objectives The PSA