An unexpected chapter in a love story: one couple’s kidney transplant experience

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In this study, researchers studied 438,952 participants in the UK Biobank, who had a total of 24,980 major coronary events - defined as the first occurrence of non-fatal heart attack, ischaemic stroke, or death due to coronary heart disease. They used an approach called Mendelian randomisation, which uses naturally occurring genetic differences to randomly divide the participants into groups, mimicking the effects of running a clinical trial. People with genes associated with lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and a combination of both were put into different groups, and compared against those without thes...
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Malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumour is an extremely rare neoplasm that arises in the wall of the small bowel, stomach or large bowel in young-aged and middle-aged adults. Histologically, it is generally characterized by monomorphic cells with clear cytoplasma, S-100 protein expression, and EWSR1 gene translocation. To the best of our knowledge, we describe for the first time, the case of a young woman with a diagnosis of metastatic gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumour arising from ileum, who had a childhood adrenal neuroblastoma with liver, bone and lymph nodes metastasis, treated with four cycles of chemo...
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For as long as I have been watching progress in tissue engineering, the primary and most important barrier to building organs to order has been the inability to construct vascular networks. A network of capillaries must exist for blood, and thus nutrients and oxygen necessary to cell survival, to reach more than a few millimeters into a tissue. In live tissues, hundreds of minuscule capillaries pass through every square millimeter, considered in cross-section. Replicating this level of capillary density in engineered tissue has yet to be accomplished, with even the more advanced technology demonstrations falling well short...
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CONCLUSION: this series of cases shows the possibility of using renal donors in severe AKI, provided the following are respected: donor age, rhabdomyolysis as the cause of AKI, and implantation-favorable biopsy findings. Additional studies with better designs, larger numbers of patients and longer follow-up times are needed. PMID: 31508667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Expanding home dialysis as an initial therapy for end-stage renal disease is feasible and safe, and produces better outcomes among patients than starting them on center-based hemodialysis.Medscape Medical News
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A new study, from the University of Pennsylvania, has found that there are three times as many transplant centers using hepatitis C-infected kidneys than there were five years ago.
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More transplant centers are willing to use kidneys infected with hepatitis C. With advances in treatment for hepatitis C, a new study finds the organs are viable and won't make a recipient ill.
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FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- There was an increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants (KT) among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) living in Medicaid expansion states versus nonexpansion states, according to a study published...
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Title: Kidney Transplants Safe When Donors Had Hepatitis CCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
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The first recipient to receive a living donor organ robotically using the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System ® at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital underwent surgery in May. A second case was performed in August.
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