Post-nephrectomy diet to reduce the risk of kidney disease

Recent studies have suggested that nephrectomy, either for kidney donation or cancer, is associated with a higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patients invariably ask their doctors what to eat to protect the remaining kidney. However, the effect of dietary approaches, such as a low-protein and low-salt diet, for lowering the risk of […]

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Nephrectomy adds benefit to targeted therapies in metastatic kidney cancer

A recent study in America has shown that cytoreductive nephrectomy followed by targeted therapy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) improves survival versus patients treated only with targeted therapies. The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on 1 July 2016. The study looked at the use of cytoreductive nephrectomy in combination […]

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