Former Miss International winner, 28, reveals she needs a 'life-saving transplant'

Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, 28, revealed in August she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. But her condition has worsened to where she needs a new organ
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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A new review investigates the potential link between bone, inflammation, and the bone marrow niche in chronic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
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While adult double unit CBT (dCBT) has disease-free survival comparable to that of HLA-matched adult donor allografts, frequent patient (pt) comorbidities combined with chemotherapy/TBI&cyclosporine-A (CSA) contribute to AKI risk. Using KDIGO criteria, we analyzed renal injury incidence&risk factors in adults undergoing dCBT.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 175 Source Type: research
Conclusions KTR with CHIKV infection have a clinical presentation and evolution similar to those seen in the general population. Kidney function is generally well preserved, with transitory graft dysfunction without negative impact after 3 months from the beginning of the symptoms. Previous costicosteroids use did not relate with AKI or chronic arthralgia.
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Purpose of review Despite evidence of gender-specific differences in epidemiology and outcomes in all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), most studies ignore the issue of gender. This review addresses this knowledge gap by evaluating data on gender disparity in this population. Recent findings Population-based studies indicate a higher prevalence of CKD in women; however, there are fewer women on renal replacement therapy than men. Men may progress to end-stage kidney disease more rapidly. Gender differences in rates of CKD progression may be influenced by potential antifibrotic and antiapoptotic effects of estrog...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY: Edited by David S. Goldfarb Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundObesity is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a relative contraindication for renal transplantation. Bariatric surgery (BS) is an option to address this issue but we hypothesize that severe CKD is associated with a loss of efficacy of BS which could justify recommending it at an earlier stage of the CKD.MethodsA retrospective study (n = 101 patients) to test primarily for differences in weight loss at 6 and 12 months according to estimated glomerular filtration rate categories (eGFR 
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Ju Wu Chia-Hung Kao Background: The incidence of stroke after kidney transplantation is poorly understood. Our study aimed to determine the incidence and predictors of stroke as well as mortality from stroke in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Methods: This retrospective cohort study used the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan to study KTRs (N = 4635), patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD; N = 69,297), and patients from the general population who were chronic kidney disease (CKD)-free and matched by comorbidities (N = 69,297) for the years 2000 through 2010. The risk of stroke was analyz...
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