From Chronic Kidney Disease To The Gift Of A New Life
Authors: Julika Wocial (JW) and Michael Moore (MM) MM The need for a donor After being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease I was able to lead a full and productive life for 25 years, although more recently my energy sagged. Looming options were dialysis, the 5-7 year wait for a deceased donor or a living donor. Dr Google said ihatedialysis.com. A living donor was the best option. But how? It must be different for each patient - a direct ask seemed weird, but silence was not an option. Happily I had made no secret of my lousy kidneys thus, 'How you doing?' lead on to the need. JW What it means to consider living donation I met Michael 18 years ago: my mentor and colleague. One day he told me his kidneys were failing; he needed a kidney transplant. After initial shock of the news and trying to figure out what it meant for him I started spending every free minute researching kidney diseases. A kidney transplant from a living donor was the best option - allowing Michael to live many more years. I asked myself - is there anything stopping me from being his donor? The surgery risks were minimal and I was willing to take them, the short and long-term consequences - four weeks out of work, four small scars, and lifting limitations for 3 months... All the literature out there, article after article, was proving that living donors live long and perfectly normal lives even 30 years after donation. The answer was simply NO... And shortly after, I told Michael I would like to be cons...
CONCLUSION: The finding of a family risk of developing plurimetabolic syndrome and a diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease indicates that patients with oral clefts may be more prone to developing acquired heart disease. Thus, our findings highlight the importance of anamnesis and methodological triangulation (clinical-electrocardiographic-echocardiographic) in the investigation of patients with oral clefts and emphasize that cardiological follow-up to evaluate acquired and/or rhythm heart diseases is necessary. This strategy permits comorbidity prevention and individualized planned treatment.
Joanne Reekie and colleagues1 did a population-based cohort study on the association between a positive test for chlamydia and spontaneous preterm birth, having a baby who is small for gestational age, or stillbirth. On the basis of the findings from their study, the authors concluded that a genital chlamydia infection —presumably treated either before or during pregnancy, regardless of the trimester during which testing occurred—does not substantially increase a woman's risk of having one of these three adverse pregnancy outcomes.
On March 7, 2018, four cases in human beings of encephalitis associated with Borna disease virus 1 infection were reported in Germany, including three deaths. Of the four patients, three had received organs from the same donor who had no clinical signs of the illness, two of these recipients died from their illness. An additional case of encephalitis caused by Borna disease virus 1 was identified in southern Germany, this patient also died from their illness. No epidemiological link was identified between this case and the organ transplant recipients.
Conclusions: Maternal influenza immunization may reduce severe pneumonia episodes among infants—particularly those too young to be completely vaccinated against Streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza.
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Conclusion: Paricalcitol and D/P creatinine were independently related to PPL. Paricalcitol may have an effect on PPL in PD patientsBlood Purif 2018;46:103 –110
Conclusion: Combination of maintenance IA and cycles of Rituximab is an effective treatment for aggressive forms of FSGS recurrence after renal transplantation.Blood Purif 2018;46:90 –93
As everyone knows, early diagnosis brings the best chance of fighting cancer. At ETH Zurich, a Swiss technical university, researchers genetically modified skin cells to produce a tattoo that makes itself visible only when the person wearing it has s...
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