Father finds kidney donor after printing plea on a t-shirt

Rob Leibowitz, 60, from New Jersey, suffered from chronic kidney disease and wore a t-shirt that said 'In Need of Kidney' to find his donor. He underwent a successful transplant surgery last week.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Abstract Urologic causes of end-stage renal disease are estimated between 25% and 40% of causes. The goal of renal transplantation in chronic kidney disease patients is to provide renal replacement therapy with less morbidity, better quality of life, and improved overall survival compared with dialysis. A patient's urologic history can be a significant source of problems related to infections, recurrence of disease, and surgical complications. Many of the urologic risks are modifiable. Proper evaluation and management can mitigate the potential problems after transplantation, and these patients with complex urolog...
Source: The Urologic Clinics of North America - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol Clin North Am Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The relationship between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease is complex and bidirectional. This relationship may be partially linked to thrombophilic genetic anomalies that may predispose to the progression of both diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed blood samples from 102 Lebanese patients with end-stage renal disease and undergoing hemodialysis and 20 randomly selected healthy volunteers for frequencies of 12 cardiovascular disease gene mutations and traditional risk factors. The frequencies of these mutations were calculated and compared in both groups. We strati...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewThis review addresses clinical challenges of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with chronic kidney disease and renal transplant recipients.Recent FindingsProphylactic antiviral therapy with nucleos(t)ide analogues is key to prevent HBV reactivation in renal transplant recipients. In addition, attaining adequate immunity following vaccination against HBV may permit transplantation of renal grafts from donors with evidence of prior HBV infection. The role of nucleos(t)ide analogues for treatment of recurrent or de novo HBV infection in renal transplant recipients is well established a...
Source: Current Hepatitis Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions: Obesity did not confer an increased risk of ESRD in patients with moderate to advanced CKD. This trial was registered at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov as NCT03285074. PMID: 30321257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Am J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 5Author(s): Jennifer A. Cowger, Ryhm RadjefHeart failure (HF) is extremely prevalent and for those with end-stage (stage D) disease, 1-year survival is only 25-50%. Several studies have captured the mortality impact of kidney disease on patients with HF, and measures of kidney function are a component of many HF risk stratification scores. The management of advanced HF complicated by cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is challenging, and irreversible kidney failure often limits patient candidacy for advanced HF therapies, such as transplan...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONWith increasing numbers of simultaneous liver-kidney transplants being performed, kidneys with multiple renal arteries can successfully be transplanted en-bloc without compromising ischemia time.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Purpose of review Although historically peritoneal dialysis was widely used in nephrology, it has been underutilized in recent years. In this review, we present several key opportunities and strategies for revitalization of urgent start peritoneal dialysis use, and discuss the recent literature on clinical experience with peritoneal dialysis use in the acute and unplanned setting. Recent findings Interest in using urgent start peritoneal dialysis to manage acute kidney injury (AKI) and unplanned chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 patients has been increasing. To overcome some of the classic limitations of peritoneal...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by J. Kevin Tucker and Anil Chandraker Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate plasma concentrations of leptin and total ghrelin in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and assess their roles in protein-energy wasting (PEW).MethodsThis study consisted of three different CKD populations [CKD group (20 patients with non-dialysis CKD), dialysis group (39 patients on dialysis), and kidney transplant (KTx) group (35 KTx recipients)] and control group (18 healthy children). Plasma leptin and total ghrelin levels were measured. Multi-frequency bioimpedance analysis was used for the assessment of fat and lean mass. PEW was defined using criteria including body mass, muscle ...
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This review found that very low protein diets probably reduce the number of people with CKD 4 or 5, who progress to ESKD. In contrast low protein diets may make little difference to the number of people who progress to ESKD. Low or very low protein diets probably do not influence death. However there are limited data on adverse effects such as weight differences and protein energy wasting. There are no data on whether quality of life is impacted by difficulties in adhering to protein restriction. Studies evaluating the adverse effects and the impact on quality of life of dietary protein restriction are require...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global innovator in renal care, and Mayo Clinic today announced a new collaboration to develop a renal care center of excellence in the U.S. The center will serve patients across the continuum of renal care ? from chronic kidney disease (CKD) management through transplant ? and drive [...]
Source: Mayo Clinic Business News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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