Social Media in the Identification of Living Kidney Donors: Platforms, Tools, and Strategies

This article describes the state of contemporary evidence regarding use of social media tools and interventions to increase access to living donor transplantation, as reported in peer-reviewed medical literature, as well as programs that have not yet been formally evaluated.SummaryAs social media platforms continue to grow and expand, a commitment to understanding and facilitating the use of social media by the transplant community may support patients who are interested in using social media as a tool to find a living kidney donor.
Source: Current Transplantation Reports - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Donate Life America is now in partnership with a large dialysis corporation to expand living donor resources for waiting recipients on the kidney transplant list.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
We report a high vertebral fracture prevalence and incidence in transplantation-eligible patients on dialysis, suggesting that these patients may benefit from radiographic screening for vertebral fractures. Parathyroid hormone had a U-shaped association with vertebral fracture risk.IntroductionVertebral fractures are often overlooked, but even undiagnosed vertebral fractures negatively impact physical functioning, quality of life, and mortality. The risk of vertebral fractures in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is unclear, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) might play a role in the development of vertebral fractures. We...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic managed to implant a donor kidney into a patient using a surgical robot, and all through one small incision. The technique, in which instruments as well as the donor kidney can be passed through a four centimeter (1.6...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Surgery Urology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsMarked differences in risk for ESKD across types of donor-recipient relationship were observed for Asian, black, and white donors. These findings warrant further validation with more robust data to better inform clinical practice guidelines.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We report on the prespecified secondary outcome, echocardiographic indexes of LV function, from a previously reported study of the effect of lung ultrasound (US)-guided dry weight reduction on systolic blood pressure.Study DesignSingle-blind randomized trial.Settings &Participants71 clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients in Greece and Slovenia.InterventionThe active intervention group’s (n = 35) volume removal was guided by the total number of lung US B-lines observed every week before a midweek dialysis session. The usual-care group (n = 36) was treated using standard-of-care...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract In the future, stem cell-based technologies may be harnessed to replace conventional dialysis and transplantation in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Recently, there has been considerable effort to improve methods for the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into kidney cells in culture. Here, we present a protocol for obtaining more advanced kidney structures than have currently been possible in vitro, including vascularized glomeruli and tubular elements. HPSCs are first differentiated in 2D culture to a kidney progenitor stage. These cells are then dissociated and injected subcuta...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study showed excellent efficacy with the safety profile of this drug combination in End Stage Renal Disease patients. However, larger prospective studies and multicenter randomized controlled trials are needed for further confirmation.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Sydney C.W. Tang, Xueqing Yu, Hung Chun Chen, Naoki Kashihara, Hyeong Cheon Park, Adrian Liew, Bak Leong Goh, Maria Gina C. Nazareth, Sakarn Bunnag, Jackson Tan, Virithy Lun, Aida Lydia, Sanjib K. Sharma, Ehteshamul Hoque, Ariunaa Togtokh, Mohammad Ghnaimet, Vivekanand JhaAsia is the largest and most populated continent in the world, with a high burden of kidney failure. In this Policy Forum article, we explore dialysis care and dialysis funding in 17 countries in Asia, describing conditions in both developed and develop...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractThe increase in the incidence of chronic kidney diseases that progress to end-stage renal disease has become a significant health problem worldwide. While dialysis can maintain and prolong survival, the only definitive treatment that can restore renal function is transplantation. Unfortunately, many of these patients die waiting for transplantable kidneys due to the severe shortage of donor organs. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches have been applied in recent years to develop viable therapies that could provide solutions to these patients. Cell-based and cell-free approaches have been proposed...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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