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What Will Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?

People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy.
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Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Herrmann KH, Meier-Kriesche U, Neubauer AS Abstract Introduction: It is discussed whether real world data can be used in health technology assessment. Following it is of interest whether routinely collected data for quality assurance (QA) in the hospital sector is feasible to address epidemiologic questions in kidney transplantation in the AMNOG process in Germany. Objectives: To investigate the proportion of kidney transplants classified as from so-called standard criteria donors (SCD) and from expanded criteria donors (ECD) in Germany and to study the age distribution. Methods: After granted use by the F...
Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: Although our pediatric kidney transplant program is a young program it has had successful patient outcomes comparable to international programs. Our study provides evidence that in addition to legal and ethical issues with commercial transplant, it also carries significantly higher morbidity and reduced graft and patient survival. PMID: 29467993 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusions Our findings suggest that having phlebotomists draw blood for culture almost exclusively by venipuncture resulted in decreased blood culture positivity that did not translate into harm as measured by length of stay or inpatient death even among immunocompromised hosts.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionLow levels of parathyroid hormone before transplantation were associated with increased risk of post-transplant vascular events both in patients with and without pre-transplant parathyroidectomy. Any conclusions on causal or direct effect of PTH on outcome cannot be drawn from this observational study.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
BK Polyomavirus is a small double-stranded circular DNA virus in the Polyomaviridae family, infecting a substantial proportion of humans worldwide [1 –3]. Primary infection with BK virus occurs during early childhood and is usually asymptomatic [1]. BK seroprevalence increases with age (approximately 70% of children are infected by the age of 10 years, and greater than 80% of adults become BK seropositive) [1,4]. In immunosuppressed states, esp ecially after kidney transplantation, reactivation of BK virus can cause BK viremia and BK nephropathy, associated with allograft loss [3].
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   CMV Disease Interventions:   Drug: Letermovir;   Drug: Valganciclovir;   Drug: Acyclovir (ACV);   Drug: Placebo to ACV;   Drug: Placebo to LET;   Drug: Placebo to VGCV Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Background: Both amylase and resistive index (RI) are routinely measured after kidney transplant and proposed as markers of delayed graft function (DGF). Material and Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study analyzed amylase and RI in 269 renal transplant recipients before and after transplantation, and at discharge. An increase above 20% of total amylase with/without RI>0.7 were evaluated as prognostic markers of DGF, hospitalization length and risk of rejection. Results: Serum amylase increase>20% was found in 103/269 (38.3%) patients who showed DGF (45.6% vs. 25.3%, p=0.001) and had lower estimated glomer...
Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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