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Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants
(Indiana University) Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection
Researchers in Germany are developing a novel PET/MRI approach to determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings PET/MRI enhances data on cervical cancer patients Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/MRI proves effective for neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Expanding geographic sharing of donor kidneys would increase transplants, study finds
(University of Kansas) Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest that changing how so-called lower quality kidneys are allocated geographically could result in anywhere from 58 additional to 174 additional kidney transplants per year to help more patients get off dialysis treatments and live more normal lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Embassies Banned From Carrying Procedure Related to Kidney Transplantation to Sudanese
[SNA] Khartoum -The Advisory Council for kidney diseases and surgery, chaired by the Federal Health Minister, Bahar Iddris Abu Garda, has issued a decision preventing all the Sudanese embassies abroad, including the Sudan's Embassy in Cairo, from carrying out any procedure that related to the kidney's transplant operations, considering that to be part of duties of the Sudan's Advisory Board for Nephrology and Polyclinic Medicine and the National Medical Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novel nuclear medicine test can identify kidney transplant infection
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) German scientists have developed a novel nuclear medicine test that can determine whether a kidney transplant patient has developed infection in the transplanted tissue. The study, which utilizes positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), is presented in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Toddler's family, hospital to meet over denied kidney transplant
Emory Healthcare in Atlanta is moving toward a resolution with a family whose child is in need of a kidney transplant. The hospital drew the ire of activists when it delayed the operation after the father, the organ donor, was arrested several days before the surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria
Conclusion This early-stage study gives us some insights into factors that might influence people's responses to a specific type of cancer treatment (immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies). The findings are of interest, but don't have any immediate implications for cancer treatment. We don't know what the conditions that required antibiotic treatment were and whether these could have affected the response to immunotherapy. We don't know whether the antibiotics themselves influenced how well the immunotherapy worked, or whether it was their effect on gut bacteria. We also don't know whether having high levels of part...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

WATCH: Georgia toddler's kidney transplant in limbo
AJ Burgess desperately needs a kidney transplant and his father was deemed the perfect match. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- While diabetes cases continue to rise in the United States, one potential outcome -- kidney failure -- has decreased by one-third, health officials report. The rate of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brigham and Women's taps patientMpower for kidney transplant patient app
Dublin, Ireland-based patientMpower has inked a deal with Brigham and Women ’s Hospital in Boston to deploy its personal health record and care management app to 30 kidney transplant patients. The announcement was timed with Kidney Week, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Toddler hospitalized after his father ’ s arrest prevented a kidney donation
A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]Related:She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccineA shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler hospitalized after his father ’ s arrest postponed kidney donation
A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]Related:She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccineA shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Bring this young patient now
When 4-year-old Maksim Messerer's kidney function declined suddenly and unexpectedly, surgical staff from across Mayo Clinic quickly came together to perform his kidney transplant several weeks ahead of schedule. New Year's Eve is supposed to be a time of celebration and hope. But for Jeremiah and Rachael Messerer, Dec. 31, 2014, was anything but celebratory. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients
Kidneys from a deceased HIV-positive donor were successfully transplanted in two HIV-positive recipients, U.K. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute study looks at impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney
(Northwell Health) Scientists, nephrologists and cardiac surgeons from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health's Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery examined the impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney in a study published today by The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer
The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other […]Related:Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its futureA 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate he...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’ t eat your placenta, researchers warn
More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific researchers: It’s probably a bad idea to eat your placenta. The 11-page, medical jargon-filled article published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to provide a clear answer to what […]Related:Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its futureA 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for ref...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future
When Joshua Gordon arrived in Washington in July to lead the National Institute of Mental Health, he was confronted with a long-simmering controversy. Inside and outside of NIMH, scientists and others in the field were divided over whether the largest funder of research into mental illness should be concentrating its grants on high-tech studies of possible […]Related:A 2-year-old’s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father’s probation violationThe mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘do it all over again’Steps the U.S. government should t...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad speaks out after hospital denies son's kidney transplant
Anthony Dickerson has repeatedly been in trouble with the law and was arrested last month for violating his probation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 2-year-old ’ s kidney transplant was put on hold — after his donor father ’ s probation violation
A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail. Anthony Dickerson's son, A.J., was born without kidneys, and Dickerson, who is a perfect match, was ready to donate one of his, he told NBC affiliate WXIA in Atlanta. […]Related:The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘do it all over again’A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.Steps the U.S. government should take r...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation
Surgeons at a Georgia hospital won't perform procedure because child's father, who is a 110 percent match, served time in prison (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: National Hospital Disowns Kidney Patient, Oghenekevwe
[Guardian] Abuja -The National Hospital, Abuja yesterday wrote to The Guardian to disown one Mrs. Roseline Oghenekevwe, a 40-year-old mother of three, who allegedly needs a kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:National Hospital Disowns Kidney Patient, Oghenekevwe
[Guardian] Abuja -The National Hospital, Abuja yesterday wrote to The Guardian to disown one Mrs. Roseline Oghenekevwe, a 40-year-old mother of three, who allegedly needs a kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mellon Medical raises nearly $7 million for suturing tech
Dutch suturing tech company Mellon Medical said today that it has raised €6 million (equivalent to about $6.6 million) to advance its Switch instrument. Mellon Medical officials boast that their Switch single use precision-suturing instrument enables surgeons to suture tubular and layered structures about twice as fast as conventional methods. Reduced clamp time for many cardiovascular procedures equals reduced complications risk, better patient outcomes and reduced costs, according to the company. “By collaborating with medical specialists, industrial designers and ergonomic experts in the development...
Source: Mass Device - October 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well mellonmedical surgery Source Type: news

Grant awarded to study risks associated with kidney transplantation
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to survival of kidneys after transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress Made on Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation Progress Made on Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation
When performed in selected patients by surgeons with specialized experience, robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) can result in “ low complication rates, rapid recovery, and excellent graft function, ” researchers in Europe conclude.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Kenya: Medics Urge State to Expand NHIF Cover for Kidney Treatment
[Nation] Medics want the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover to be expanded to cater for both peritoneal dialysis as well as post-transplant care of kidney patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

What Will Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

What Would Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive priority for a future kidney transplant if needed later in life?The suggestion from Howard Broadman, then 64 years old, initiated the kidney “voucher” program, an innovative system allowing living donors to donate a kidney now, or at some time in the near future, allowing a family member or friend to be given priority for a kidney transplant in the future if needed...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
Title: Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center StageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women
Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
Title: Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Received Kidney Transplant For Lupus Nephritis
Gomez's struggles with lupus may bring more attention to a disease that's still very misunderstood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant
Gomez said she needed a new kidney because of her lupus diagnosis and that her longtime friend Francia Raisa was the donor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's best friend gave her a kidney
Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant
Actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed she received a kidney transplant due to lupus. Her friend, Francia Raisa, was the donor. Vladimir Duthiers reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Is Recovering From a Kidney Transplant
Singer and actress Selena Gomez revealed why she’s been staying out of the public eye for part of the summer — she’s been recovering from a kidney transplant. Gomez, who has opened up about living with Lupus before, said she looks forward to sharing more of her journey with fans and shared the Lupus Research Alliance’s website for people who want to know more about the disease. “It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly tha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor
The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules
ndian police are investigating a major organ trade racket after they arrested two men, including an alleged kingpin, at Mumbai airport for trafficking poor people for their kidneys to Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news