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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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A 44-year-old male patient presented with recurrent urinary tract infections (urine cultures negative) for 2 years. He was diagnosed as having a urethral stricture, and he underwent dilatations. However, his renal functions deteriorated, and he developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring dialysis and transplantation. Pretransplant workup revealed 4 –5 leukocytes on urine examination, proteinuria (0.2 g/d), and a serum creatinine level of 6.7 mg/dl. Magnetic resonance imaging of his kidneys showed multifocal hyperintense lesions in both.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrology Image Source Type: research
We thank Fusaro and her colleagues for their comments.1 We concur that there is a sound need for large, well-designed clinical studies to assess the prevalence, risk factors, treatment, and outcome of vertebral fractures in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In our review,2 we did not include quantitative vertebral morphology as assessed by MorphoXpress software to quantify vertebral fractures in CKD. The assessment of vertebral fractures by quantitative vertebral morphology in patients on dialysis and renal transplant recipients resulted in the validation of the tool in osteoporotic patients of the general popula...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
American Journal of Transplantation, EarlyView.
Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Few studies have examined the relationship between non-immunological factors and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline in kidney transplant. Correction of these factors in native kidneys slows progression of chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between control of non-immunological factors and annual decline of GFR.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Few studies have examined the long-term risks of kidney removal to donors despite the increase of frequency in kidney transplantation. This is the 1st study to develop prediction models of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for the 1-year period after donor nephrectomy in living donors. A prospective cohort of patients who underwent donor nephrectomy from March 1, 2006, to December 31, 2016, at the Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea, was used. CKD was defined as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR)  
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Anakinra 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
Drug store operator CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) said today it plans to expand into the dialysis market, launching a program focused on early identification of kidney disease and unveiling plans to develop a new home hemodialysis system. CVS said it will approach its entry into the dialysis market in stages, focusing on early disease identification and education, followed by the development of a home dialysis program for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. As part of its program, the company said it will launch a pivotal trial of a new home hemodialysis system in support of planned FDA submission, though it has not ye...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development CVS Health Source Type: news
Purpose of review Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with the development of mineral bone disorder (MBD), osteoporosis, and fragility fractures. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on recent findings in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with CKD. Recent findings Multiple observational studies have shown that bone mineral density measurement using DEXA is equally predictive in CKD stages 1–3, as in the general population. Post hoc analyses from randomized trials of bisphosphonates, SERM, RANKL inhibitors and PTH agonists all suggest equal efficacy in mild–moderat...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: Edited by Navdeep Tangri Source Type: research
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] and its measurement, structure and function, the impact of ethnicity and environmental factors, epidemiological and genetic associations with vascular disease, and new prospects in drug development have been extensively examined throughout this Thematic Review Series on Lp(a). Studies suggest that the kidney has a role in Lp(a) catabolism, and that Lp(a) levels are increased in association with kidney disease only for people with large apo(a) isoforms. By contrast, in those patients with large protein losses, as in the nephrotic syndrome and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, Lp(a) is increa...
Source: The Journal of Lipid Research - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Thematic Reviews Source Type: research
Chronic kidney disease can lead to dysfunction of the respiratory, cardiac, and musculoskeletal systems, altering the body's metabolism. Renal transplantation and hospital physiotherapy, through specific protocols, can improve these dysfunctions.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 15th Brazilian Transplantation Congress and 16th Portuguese-Brazilian Transplantation Congress Source Type: research
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