Hospital transplants kidney into wrong patient

The hospital said a staff member noticed the potentially life-threatening mistake after the surgery took place.
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Conclusions: Cryptococcosis in kidney transplant recipients is typically a late-occurring infection, with most patients having cryptococcosis onset>2 years following KT at our hospital. The central nervous system, pulmonary system, and skin are the main sites of infection. Voriconazole or high-dose fluconazole can be used as an alternative therapy for post-KT cryptococcosis. PMID: 31828122 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
By ANISH KOKA, MD Bobby It took some doing, but I had finally made it to Bobby’s home. It was a rowhome tucked into one of those little side streets in the city that non-city folks wouldn’t dream of driving down. As I step in, I’m met by the usual set up – wooden steps that hug the right side of the wall leading up to the second floor.  Bobby certainly hasn’t made it up to the second floor in some time. At the moment she is sitting in her hospital bed in the living room. The bed is the focal point to a room stuffed to the gills with all manners of stuff. At least three quarters o...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Anish Koka social injustice Source Type: blogs
Abstract Dendritic cells (DCs) have a major role in the initiation of an immune response and Immunoglobulin-like transcript 3&4 (ILT3&ILT4) are inhibitory receptors that induce tolerance in DCs. Recent studies show that immunosuppressive agents affect frequency of DCs. Herein, we compared the effect of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and sirolimus (SRL) in tacrolimus (TAC)-based immunosuppression on DC subsets frequency and ILT3/ILT4 gene expression in kidney transplant recipients. We enrolled 24 adult transplant recipients who received MMF/TAC (n = 14) or SRL/TAC (n = 10). Peripheral blood...
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Mol Biol Rep Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarise recently published studies of donor pretreatment and machine perfusion strategies in kidney transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: The sparsity of donor pretreatment trials has resulted in the re-analysis of already existing data, and RCTs are urgently needed to reinvigorate this aspect of donor research. Uncontrolled donation after circulatory death kidney transplantation has the highest risk of delayed graft function and graft failure, and recent studies have reported that normothermic regional perfusion improves graft function and survival in this setting. Hypothermic ma...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
ConclusionsManagement of delivery in cases of suspected autosomal recessive renal polycystic kidney disease needs to be discussed because of the risk of abdominal dystocia. The route and timing of delivery depend on the size of the fetal abdominal circumference and the gestational age. The rate of kidney growth must also be taken into account.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Medicare may save money by taking on lifetime payments for immunosuppressant drugs after kidney transplantation, rather than the current policy that stops coverage at three years, a new cost-effectiveness analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Microbiota and Complications in Kidney Transplant Recipients  (study page |release notes)
Source: dbGaP, the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: StudyRelease Source Type: research
A novel endovascular device is a new alternative to surgery for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access in those with kidney disease, and has a high level of patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Mesut Demir, Cumhur Yesildal, Abdullah Hizir Yavuzsan, Sinan Levent Kirecci, Ali Ihsan DokucuAbstract46-year-old wife (donor) and 52-year-old husband (recipient) admitted to our clinic for kidney transplantation. CT angiography of the donor showed us there were bilateral renal double artery and a tortuous aorta that is deviated to the left side. The main artery cannot be reached by laparoscopy because of the upper level of renal artery and deviation of the aorta and an open conversion was performed. Presence of tortuous aorta with mul...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Nobufumi Ueda, Hirohito Naito, Mikio SugimotoAbstractWe experienced a case of retroperitoneal hematoma secondary to spontaneous lumbar artery rupture in a kidney transplant patient. A 48-year-old woman underwent kidney transplantation for end-stage renal disease. Fifteen days after transplantation, the patient presented with strong abdominal and back pain on the right side, and blood examination showed severe anemia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and emergent angiography was performed, which showed extravasation from the lumba...
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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