"He's the Bravest Kid I've Ever Seen" - Boo's Kidney Transplant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYIqUR69QoU This little boy you’re about to meet was hit so hard with influenza it damaged his lungs to the point he was put on life support. The ordeal ended up severely damaging his kidneys and doctors feared he was too sick for a transplant. Then he went to Mayo Clinic where a transplant team [...]
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Introduction: Patients with Multiple Myeloma (MM) are living longer due to therapeutic advancements. With improving MM outcomes, supportive care measures focused on optimizing quality of life and minimizing treatment-related toxicities have become more relevant. Patients with MM report high rates of bone pain, skeletal-related events and infections for which bisphosphonates, influenza vaccination, and antiviral prophylaxis have been recommended. The extent to which these supportive care measures are used during routine clinical practice and the factors predicting utilization remain unknown.Methods: We selected older adults...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Quality Of Life Studies Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:This case highlights the importance of a pathologic evaluation of affected tissue when initial work up is insufficient. This case also poses a question of the need for further evaluation of TMAs, given the lack of hemolysis in our patient. Further research is needed to evaluate the relationship between myeloma therapy as the cause of TMA.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 653. Myeloma: Therapy, excluding Transplantation Source Type: research
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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Source: Psychology, Health and Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Despite great progress in the management of ARDS, based mostly on advanced mechanical ventilation, early antiviral treatment of pneumonia caused by influenza A (H1N1) and annual vaccinations seem essential in prevention and management of influenza A (H1N1) infection among kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 29599422 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
Among infectious diseases, influenza is the most common cause of infection in Japan and worldwide.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
PMID: 29657224 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Conclusion Seasonal influenza vaccination was clinically effective with both a reduced risk of influenza infection and a trend towards reduced mortality in these immunocompromised patients. Several possible causes were identified behind these two outbreaks, requiring continuous awareness in healthcare professionals to prevent further outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions Seasonal influenza vaccination was clinically effective with both a reduced risk of influenza infection and a trend towards reduced mortality in these immunocompromised patients. Several possible causes were identified behind these two outbreaks that require continuous awareness in health care professionals to prevent further outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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