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.
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This article reviews the clinical case for a special emphasis on this transition period, reviews published literature regarding prior transitional care programs, and proposes a novel iteration of the first 30 days of dialysis care: the transitional care unit (TCU). The goal of a TCU is to improve awareness of all aspects of renal replacement therapy, including modalities, access, transplantation options, and nutritional and psychosocial aspects of the disease. This enables patients to make truly informed decisions regarding their care. The TCU model is open to all patients, including incident patients with end-stage renal ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Daniel E. Weiner, Meyeon Park, Hocine Tighiouart, Alin A. Joseph, Myra A. Carpenter, Nitender Goyal, Andrew A. House, Chi-yuan Hsu, Joachim H. Ix, Paul F. Jacques, Clifton E. Kew, S. Joseph Kim, John W. Kusek, Todd E. Pesavento, Marc A. Pfeffer, Stephen R. Smith, Matthew R. Weir, Andrew S. Levey, Andrew G. BostomRationale &ObjectiveCardiovascular disease (CVD) is common and overall graft survival is suboptimal among kidney transplant recipients. Although albuminuria is a known risk factor for adverse outcomes among pers...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe choice of optimum transplant in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and chronic kidney disease stage V (CKD V) is not clear. The purpose of this review was to investigate this in more detail —in particular the choice between a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) and living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT), including recent evidence, to aid clinicians and their patients in making an informed choice in their care.Recent FindingsAnalyses of large databases have recently shown SPKT to have better survival rates than a LDKT in the long-term, despite an early incre...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of our study point towards a link between CXCL12 and LVH as well as blood pressure control among patients with CKD, supporting the thesis that CXCL12 may be regarded as a new potential uremic toxin.Cardiorenal Med 2018;8:249 –258
Source: Cardiorenal Medicine - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPulmonary hypertension is associated with a substantially increased risk for death and cardiovascular events in patients with CKD and ESRD. Risk is higher in patients with ESRD receiving dialysis compared with patients with CKD stages 1 to 5. Understanding the effect of interventions to lower pulmonary artery pressure on the survival of these patents awaits their evaluation in randomized controlled trials.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article explores the effects of CKD and end-stage kidney disease on magnesium balance. In CKD, there is decreased glomerular filtration of magnesium. Decreased tubular reabsorption can compensate to a degree, but once CKD stage 4 is reached there is a tendency toward hypermagnesemia. In dialysis, magnesium balance is dependent on the constituents of the dialysate that the blood is exposed to. The concentration of dialysate magnesium is just one of the factors that need to be considered. During transplantation, there are particular effects of immunosuppressants that can affect the magnesium balance and need to be consi...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionAnakinra may be a safe therapeutic option for gout patients with advanced CKD. Further randomized controlled studies are required to confirm our results.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionDialysis of children before KTx was a particularly larger burden for caregivers. The child ’s comorbidities and social adaptation problems might be focused after KTx, we need to evaluate for more long-term QOL of caregivers.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article explores the effects of CKD and end-stage kidney disease on magnesium balance. In CKD, there is decreased glomerular filtration of magnesium. Decreased tubular reabsorption can compensate to a degree, but once CKD stage 4 is reached there is a tendency toward hypermagnesemia. In dialysis, magnesium balance is dependent on the constituents of the dialysate that the blood is exposed to. The concentration of dialysate magnesium is just one of the factors that need to be considered. During transplantation, there are particular effects of immunosuppressants that can affect the magnesium balance and need to be consi...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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