Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
What are the impacts of an earlier living kidney donor evaluation?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients
Allowing marijuana users to be living kidney donors could safely expand the pool of available organs, according to the first-ever study comparing outcomes with marijuana-using and non-using donors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Artificial-Intelligence Smartphone App Significantly Reduced Severity of Cancer Patients ’ Pain and Hospital Admissions
A study of 112 people with metastatic solid tumors found that the use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphone app reduced both the severity of patients ’ reported pain and hospital admissions.12/06/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

JAK Inhibition by Baricitinib in Diabetic Kidney Disease JAK Inhibition by Baricitinib in Diabetic Kidney Disease
How does treatment with baricitinib impact albuminuria and diabetic kidney disease progression in patients with type 2 diabetes?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury suitable for transplant
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Organ procurement teams are sometimes leery of accepting kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI), fearing they will harm the recipients. However, a national study chaired by a Johns Hopkins kidney specialist suggests these fears may be unfounded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/1/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/1/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor, and Dr. Mark Stegall,?a surgeon at Mayo Clinic who helped perform the transplant,?share their story.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Zaccariello, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?is on the rise.?And Dr. Donald [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Natera Receives Unique Z-Code for Its Kidney Transplant Rejection Monitoring Test
Represents a Key Milestone Towards Achieving Medicare Reimbursement SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced the assignment of ... Diagnostics, Reimbursement Natera, cell-free DNA, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Rejection (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transplant patient develops cancer from donated kidney
Pauline Hunt, from Ayrshire, feels she is "fighting someone else's cancer" after receiving a "death sentence". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donated Kidneys From Pot Users Seem Safe: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Marijuana use by live donors has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes for donors or recipients, a new study finds. National Kidney Registry recommendations exclude substance abusers from donating kidneys, and transplant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of Dapagliflozin in T2D Patients With Stages 3b-4 CKD Effect of Dapagliflozin in T2D Patients With Stages 3b-4 CKD
Is dapagliflozin an effective therapeutic option for patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease? How does it impact clinical outcomes in these patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Revealed: 35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk
(University of Manchester) An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease.The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AKI Shouldn't Preclude Kidney Donation, Study Shows AKI Shouldn't Preclude Kidney Donation, Study Shows
Use of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury appears safe in multiyear follow-up and could make many more organs available for transplant, a multicenter study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Mother donated a kidney to her two-year-old son after heart transplant caused his organs to fail
Jace Josephson, two, from Minnesota, was born with a heart condition. His kidneys failed after a heart transplant. Mother, Akasha Josephson, 23, was able to give her kidney before Thanksgiving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using AI to Enhance Kidney Disease Detection
RenalytixAI is developing two approaches to help diagnose potential illnesses or complications with a patient’s kidneys. The company is working on an artificial intelligence-infused test for the early detection of kidney disease and will help in the accurate management of kidney transplant rejection. The firm recently reported raising $29 million in funding to support the development and commercialization of the two products. Following the successful completion of its fundraising on Nov. 6, 2018, RenalytixAI started trading publicly on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange. "RenalytixAI now has...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain
A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Renal diagnostic dev RenalytixAI closes $29m IPO
AI-powered kidney disease and transplant management diagnostic developer RenalytixAI said this week it completed an $29 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. The company was formed through an exclusive license with Mount Sinai Health Systems, who also acted as a development collaborator. The groups have been collaborating since May this year, the company said. “We’re thrilled to partner with RenalytixAI to develop much-needed prognostics and diagnostics that address the critical, unmet need of patients with high-risk of kidney disease. Mount Sinai&rs...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Software / IT Wall Street Beat renalytixai Source Type: news

The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes
A new study provides insight into the costs of HCV treatment in liver and kidney transplant recipients and the impact of these agents on longer-term transplant outcomes.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Marijuana use has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes
This study is the first to investigate the effect of marijuana use by live kidney donors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

AHA: Closing Dialysis Fistula Improves Heart Function
(MedPage Today) -- Kidney transplant patients may benefit from reversing arteriovenous connection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Kidney Waitlist Patients: Treat Now or Later? HCV-Infected Kidney Waitlist Patients: Treat Now or Later?
Which factors should be considered in the decision to initiate early or deferred direct-acting antiviral therapy among HCV-positive waitlisted patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

SGLT-2 for Stage 3 CKD; Opioids for CKD; Kidney Transplant Discard & Disabilities
(MedPage Today) -- Roundup of more top abstracts from Kidney Week 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Grow Among Kids Getting Kidney Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic gap has opened up between black and white children (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Time to Question Obesity-Based Cutoffs in Kidney Transplantation?
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds outcomes non-inferior to patients with BMI 35 and under (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

UB researchers land $3.5M for kidney research
University at Buffalo researchers have begun a new study funded by a $3.5 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Aging. The five-year grant will be led by Kathleen Tornatore, a professor in the UB department of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The study will explore the effects of age, race and sex on immunosuppressive medication and immune responses of renal transplant patie nts. Researchers pointed to statistics from the National Institutes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

UB researchers land $3.5M for kidney research
University at Buffalo researchers have begun a new study funded by a $3.5 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Aging. The five-year grant will be led by Kathleen Tornatore, a professor in the UB department of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The study will explore the effects of age, race and sex on immunosuppressive medication and immune responses of renal transplant patie nts. Researchers pointed to statistics from the National Institutes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

How Does Obesity Affect Kidney Transplant Success?
Kidneys given to obese patients fared as well as those transplanted into normal-weight patients, a new study says. In addition, no difference was seen in patient survival, regardless of weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Patients Often Denied Kidney Transplants. Should They Be?
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Obese patients in need of a kidney transplant may find themselves denied one because of their weight, but a new study says that shouldn't happen in all cases. Researchers have found that kidneys given to obese patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obese Patients Often Denied Kidney Transplants. Should They Be?
Title: Obese Patients Often Denied Kidney Transplants. Should They Be?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 26, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Roseville company raises capital to develop artificial kidneys
Curion Research Corp. is developing a “water-less” kidney dialysis device, which the company eventually plans to develop into wearable and implantable artificial kidneys. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Kidney transplant patients who are preemptively wait-listed have substantially fewer years of pretransplant dialysis than transplant recipients listed after dialysis onset, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS calls on 40,000 black people to sign up as blood and organ donors
Davinia Caballero, 33, from Brixton in London, needed a transplant after her kidneys were damaged by sickle cell disease. She said she was 'lucky' her brother was able to donate his kidney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant
Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rethinking Performance Benchmarks in Kidney Transplantation Rethinking Performance Benchmarks in Kidney Transplantation
A recent study found a concerning decrease in kidney acceptance rates among transplant centers subject to Systems Improvement Agreements by the CMS. Is it time to rethink the performance benchmarks?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Baxter and Mayo Clinic announce collaboration to establish renal care center of excellence in the U.S.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global innovator in renal care, and Mayo Clinic today announced a new collaboration to develop a renal care center of excellence in the U.S. The center will serve patients across the continuum of renal care ? from chronic kidney disease (CKD) management through transplant ? and drive [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Business News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Business News - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 36, offers life-saving kidney to a stranger just two hours after meeting him in a bar
Kristin Day, 36, of Pine River, Minnesota, met a stranger in a bar who told her he was on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant. After just two hours of talking to him, Day offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father-of-three, 48, told he was going to die receives life-saving kidney from his wife's co-worker
Jason Anderson, 48, of Ogden, Utah, was on dialysis for the last four years and told he would die without a kidney transplant until his wife's co-worker, Kingslee Teo, offered to donate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists
(Drexel University) The new system did not minimize pre-transplant dialysis exposure for patients who were not waitlisted preemptively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Shuttling through extracellular space
Complex medical issues like transplants, kidney disease, and cancer may be helped by knowing more about how cells communicate. When scientists are lucky, what comes into focus under the microscope also clarifies a new horizon in medicine. One such adventure started with platelet dust. In 1967, the author of an article in the?British Journal of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA grants breakthrough designation to AliveCor ’ s KardiaK hyperkalemia software
AliveCor said this week it won breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its KardiaK software platform intended to screen for hyperkalemia, or elevated levels of blood potassium, without the need for drawing blood. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the KardiaK system uses a proprietary deep neural network intended to detect hyperkalemia using data from electrocardiograms similar to those captured through its KardiaMobile and KardiaBand ECG devices. AliveCor said it hopes the platform will allow users with kidney disease and other life-threatening conditions to check for hyperkalemia at home and preve...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT AliveCor Source Type: news

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Treatment TermsLiver transplantKidney transplant Overview Kenn Wiggins, 40, doesn ’t take his good health lightly. For years, he lived with autoimmune hepatitis that eventually led to a liver transplant. Then his disease returned, causing him to develop both liver and kidney failure. When the center that had performed his first transplant judged his condition too complex, he tu rned to Duke’s transplant team as his last hope. Today, after successful kidney and liver transplants, Wiggins feels great. “Duke saved my life,” he said. Hero Image2018_liver_ken.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA He...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winners: Holly Chapman and Becky Orler, Allegheny General Hospital
Dr. Holly Chapman and Becky Orler are 2018 Health Care Heroes award winners in the health care provider - individual category. Here's their story: Managing a shortage of available transplant organs is all part of a day’s work for Holly Chapman and Becky Orler, who work as a team to handle the kidney transplant program at Allegheny General Hospital. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people are currently waitin g for a kidney transplant, but only one in five will receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
People who receive a kidney ​ or part of a liver transplant from a living donor cut years off their time on the wait list and those organs tend to survive longer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
and increasing kidney, liver transplants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
Doctors are exploring ways to lift some of the barriers to living organ donation and boost kidney, liver transplants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound is effective for liver, kidney lesions
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers an effective, low-cost way to further evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news