Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Possible
FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 -- Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family, friends and Upstate transplant staff rally to help Brewerton man receive kidney from cousin who lives in California
Money helped pay for a private plane to transport family safely to CNY. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

Kidney Nonprocurement in Solid Organ Donors in the U.S. Kidney Nonprocurement in Solid Organ Donors in the U.S.
What factors may account for the underutilization of kidneys from deceased solid organ donors?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding, RCOG
The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for use. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also published its latest advice for the priority groups to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. This includes updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who meet other criteria for priority vaccination. The JCVI confirms that although the available data do not indicate any safety concern or harm to pregnancy, there is insuf...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donor Kidney Biopsies Do Not Aid Transplant Outcome Prediction
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Use of kidney biopsy results from deceased donor kidneys does not improve prediction of allograft survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Peter P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients
New data provides insight into the outcomes of kidney transplant and dialysis patients with COVID-19. Which factors may present a higher risk for mortality in these patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs Is Extended Medicare Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs Is Extended
A 20-year effort has prevailed in a new US law that lengthens Medicare coverage of antirejection drugs for kidney transplant patients beyond the current 36 months, a win-win situation for all involved parties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Mean More Kidneys for Transplant Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Mean More Kidneys for Transplant
Performing pretransplant biopsies on deceased donor kidneys adds no meaningful information to help decide on transplant suitability, and should no longer be the standard practice, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Similar With Hep C+ Donors
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- Recipients of kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have similar kidney allograft function and probability of rejection in the first year after transplantation as those who receive kidneys from donors... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates
A survey of US transplant programs highlights the practice variations that exist in the evaluation of living kidney donor candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

The Lifesaving Potential of Less-Than-Perfect Donor Kidneys The Lifesaving Potential of Less-Than-Perfect Donor Kidneys
Demand for healthy kidneys has long outstripped supply. But better testing and treatment are expanding the donor pool.Undark (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Management of Hyperkalemia in Kidney Transplantation Management of Hyperkalemia in Kidney Transplantation
Hyperkalemia is a common but serious complication that can occur after kidney transplantation. How is this condition best managed?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

One-Year Transplant Outcomes Similar With Kidneys From HCV+, HCV- Donors One-Year Transplant Outcomes Similar With Kidneys From HCV+, HCV- Donors
Outcomes for renal transplants from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected donors to HCV-negative recipients are similar to those for HCV-negative patients who receive kidneys from donors without HCV, according to a one-year follow-up study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Estimating GFR in Patients With Acute Kidney Injury Estimating GFR in Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
GFR measurements can play a key role in the assessment and management of patients with acute kidney injury. Which methods most accurately estimate these measurements?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

One-year kidney allograft outcomes do not differ by hepatitis C status of donor
(National Kidney Foundation) Study published in AJKD shows that kidney allograft outcomes one year post-transplantation in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-negative recipients do not differ by the HCV status of the donor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Targeting Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Targeting Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19
A better understanding of the high mortality associated with acute kidney injury among hospitalized COVID-19 patients highlights the urgent need to develop more targeted therapies.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Saved By the Bell' under fire for mocking Selena Gomez's kidney transplant
On Saturday the star’s name and “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” trended on Twitter, as fans rushed to her defense, with many asking for the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peacock Apologizes for 'Saved by the Bell' Reboot Joke About Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant
3:12 PM PST 11/28/2020 by Sharareh Drury FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge gap in demand, supply of organs for transplant in country: AIIMS chief
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said the AIIMS was working to "very soon" start a lung transplant programme even as it has facilities available for transplantation of heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, cornea, heart valve and bones. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simultaneous Surgeries Open Door to Kidney Transplants in Obesity Simultaneous Surgeries Open Door to Kidney Transplants in Obesity
Simultaneous sleeve gastrectomy/kidney transplantation, both done robotically, reduced surgical complications in patients with morbid obesity and end-stage renal failure who might otherwise not quality for a transplantMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

People Are Choosing Kidney Dialysis at H
A new Medicare program aims to increase the proportion of patients using home dialysis and receiving transplants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Kidneys Transplants Dialysis Elderly Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care Chapel Hill (NC) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Annaleigh Ashford And Thomas Middleditch On ‘ B Positive ’ : ‘ If We Can Bring People Together In Any Way, Very Happy To Be A Part Of That ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Only CBS B Positive Matt Weiss Source Type: news

New research shows markers in donor kidneys that could reduce risks
The donation of a kidney to a person in need of a transplant is one of the most profound gifts a person can offer. The process for living kidney donors is safe, and, at Mayo Clinic, which has one of the largest living-donor kidney transplant programs in the U.S., the process is rigorous in assessing and protecting [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 12, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Data from EXPLORER Clinical Research Program to be Unveiled at American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020
RARITAN, N.J., November 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that 10 data presentations will be shared at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020 from November 13-17. Most notably, four new sub-analyses of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) from the landmark VOYAGER PAD trial, part of the EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program, will be presented, including two live, featured science oral presentations. “We're pleased VOYAGER PAD was selected to be front and center once again at a major medical congress, as there's an urgent need f...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Paired kidney donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
There were nearly 7,400 living donor transplants in 2019 -- an all-time new record, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Many of those transplants were living kidney donors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, explains why the number of those donor matches coming from [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 6, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Towards the Best Kidney Failure Prediction Tool Towards the Best Kidney Failure Prediction Tool
This article reviews the available models.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Renal Allografts at Risk After ICIs for Subsequent Cancer Renal Allografts at Risk After ICIs for Subsequent Cancer
The risk for acute rejection and subsequent graft loss is high when kidney transplant recipients receive an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) for subsequent cancer, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities
(American Society of Nephrology) * A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation.* Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory awarded $3.14 million for kidney research
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has received a grant of $3.14 million over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, for the development of artificial kidney tissue to replace human kidney tissue lost to disease or injury. The funds will support the research of Iain Drummond, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory, and other members of the international (Re)Building a Kidney consortium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Removal Plus Transplant Surgery Feasible in Polycystic Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Patients with large polycystic kidneys can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their kidney transplant (KT) surgery, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Glecaprevir and Pibrentasvir Aid HCV D+/R − Kidney Transplants
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- By treating or preventing infection, glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (G/P) regimens are promising for increasing access to the transplantation of kidneys from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors to HCV-negative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Protein Predicts Risk of AKI in COVID-19 Patients Protein Predicts Risk of AKI in COVID-19 Patients
High levels of suPAR on hospital admission dramatically increase the risk of acute kidney injury and need for dialysis in patients with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Researchers Propose Efficiency Metrics for Living Kidney Donor Evaluations Researchers Propose Efficiency Metrics for Living Kidney Donor Evaluations
Certain process and outcome indicators can help measure how efficiently transplant centers evaluate living kidney donors, according to a report in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Back issues of SJKDT available online
Full text articles from Vol 5 onwards of Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation are now available for free access from www.sjkdt.org.June-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Varies, But It Is Deadly Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Varies, But It Is Deadly
Variations in patient characteristics may explain why the incidence of acute kidney injury in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 differs from place to place. But once AKI occurs, it doesn't bode well anywhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

An Overview of Frailty in Kidney Transplantation An Overview of Frailty in Kidney Transplantation
What can a patient's frailty status tell us about the risk for adverse outcomes after kidney transplantation?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pioneering dual surgery a safe option for patients with polycystic kidney disease
(Mayo Clinic) Patients with large polycystic kidneys in need of a kidney transplant can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their transplant surgery. That is the finding of a Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survival After Kidney Transplantation Lags in Diabetes Patients Survival After Kidney Transplantation Lags in Diabetes Patients
Patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes had a significant higher mortality rate following kidney transplant compared with patients without diabetes, a large new analysis of US patients shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fears Covid may leave thousands in UK with severe kidney disease
Experts warn the long-term effects of virus are causing an ‘epidemic in primary care’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of people may require kidney dialysis or transplants because of coronavirus, according to experts who warn the long-term effects of Covid are causing an “epidemic in primary care”.Up to 90% of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital may still experience symptoms two to three months later – from breathlessness to joint pain, fatigue and chest pain – scientists told the Lords science and technology committee on Tuesday.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science NHS UK news Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news