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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ConclusionsOur results provide evidence that PROMIS-57 and PROMIS-29 are highly reliable and valid instruments among kidney transplant recipients. We propose it as a valuable tool to assess important domains of the illness experience.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Vimal K. Derebail, Emily J. Ciccone, Qingning Zhou, R. Rosina Kilgore, Jianwen Cai, Kenneth I. AtagaRationale &ObjectiveProgression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sickle cell disease (SCD) and its risk factors remain poorly defined. We identified characteristics associated with CKD as well as decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and presence of proteinuria over time in adults with SCD.Study DesignRetrospective observational study.Setting &ParticipantsPatients with SCD 18 years or older in a...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Emily Haesler, Nabil Melhem, Manish D. SinhaAbstractRenal disease in women of childbearing age is estimated to be around 3%, consequently renal disease is not an uncommon co-morbidity in pregnancy. There has been considerable evidence published over the last 20 years to suggest that renal disease in pregnancy is associated with higher maternal, fetal and offspring morbidity. Studies published are largely heterogeneous, include unmatched cohort studies and focus on early neonatal outcomes suc...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract The burden of chronic kidney disease is dramatically rising, making it a major public health concern worldwide. Kidney transplantation is now the best treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Although kidney transplantation may improve survival and quality of life, its long-term results are hampered by immune- and/or non-immune-mediated complications. Thus, the identification of transplanted patients with a higher risk of posttransplant complications has become a big challenge for public health. However, current biomarkers of posttransplant complications have a poor predictive value, rising th...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Forty million people in Western Europe have chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 The number of patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) increased by 23% from 2006 to 2015.2,3 Males predominate on dialysis. The mean age of patients receiving dialysis is 61.3 years, and 19% are over 80 years.3 Hemodialysis and transplantation predominate, costing around €40,000 to €80,000 and €10,000 to €20,000 per patient per year, respectively.1 Overall, 2% of health expenditure is consumed by RRT for 0.1% of the population.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Policy Forum Source Type: research
Vadadustat is a potential new treatment for anemia in chronic kidney disease -- but what do we know about its impacts in patients receiving hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news
AbstractChronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasingly prevalent condition globally and is strongly associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hypertension is both a cause and effect of CKD and affects the vast majority of CKD patients. Control of hypertension is important in those with CKD as it leads to slowing of disease progression as well as reduced CVD risk. Existing guidelines do not offer a consensus on optimal blood pressure (BP) targets. Therefore, an understanding of the evidence used to create these guidelines is vital when considering how best to manage individual patients. Non-pharmacological int...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: There are important implications of the screening. First, detection of the undiagnosed patients leads to starting appropriate therapies for these patients. Second, the transmission of the disease to future generations may be prevented by prenatal screening after appropriate genetic counseling. In conclusion, we suggest screening of kidney Tx candidates for FD, regardless of etiologies of chronic kidney disease.Nephron
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWomen with chronic kidney disease commonly have menstrual irregularities and fertility abnormalities. Antim üllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) are well-recognized indicators of ovarian reserve.AimsTo assess AMH level and total AFC in women who are on hemodialysis and after successful kidney transplantation (KTx).MethodsSixty women with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on regular hemodialysis were included in this study with 20 patients of them were going to have renal transplant. Fifty age-matched healthy females were enrolled as control. Serum AMH level was measured in all partici...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
A new review investigates the potential link between bone, inflammation, and the bone marrow niche in chronic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news
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