Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation
Kidney transplantation can be safely performed with virtual crossmatching of donor and recipient without the need for a prospective physical crossmatch, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Tackling the Weight List Problem Tackling the Weight List Problem
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibition: A New Avenue to Protect the Kidney SGLT2 Inhibition: A New Avenue to Protect the Kidney
Could SGLT2 inhibitors have a role in the management of patients with kidney disease? What are the benefits of these agents?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant
Improved cardiovascular reserve was seen 1 year after kidney transplantation in the absence of significant alterations in left ventricular muscle mass in the CAPER study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Virtual Cross-Matching May Speed Kidney Transplant Process
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Virtual cross-matching may reduce cold ischemia time (CIT) for donor organs in kidney transplants, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vinayak S. Rohan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Scores of organs -- mostly kidneys -- are trashed each year, and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit
Scores of organs -- mostly kidneys -- are trashed each year, and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Effect of kidney transplant on balance and fall risk - Tekkarismaz N, Doruk Analan P, Ozelsancak R, Torun D, Caliskan K, Haberal M.
This study aimed to compare balance and fall risk between kidney transplant recipients and healthy adults and to determine th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Economic Burden of Kidney Transplant Graft Failure Quantified
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Kidney transplant graft failure is associated with additional medical costs of $78,079 for the average patient and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The economic burden of kidney transplant failure in the United States
(Wiley) A recent analysis published in the American Journal of Transplantation estimates that for the average US patient who has undergone kidney transplantation, failure of the transplanted organ (graft failure) will impose additional medical costs of $78,079 and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short Learning Curve in Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation Short Learning Curve in Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation
Surgeons need to complete only about three dozen robot-assisted kidney transplantations to reach reproducibility in terms of performance and outcomes, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Biopsy Kidneys From Live Donors to Predict Transplant Success Biopsy Kidneys From Live Donors to Predict Transplant Success
Features in kidneys from living donors not detectable by standard evaluation modestly contribute to predicting later graft failure in transplant recipients, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C no longer an obstacle for transplant recipients
Sharon Price had come to grips with the notion that dialysis would soon be part of his life. Facing a long wait for a new kidney, he was 73 years old and his condition had grown progressively over two years. He was ready to begin the treatment, but first had a request for his doctors at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. “I was going to do it [dialysis], no ifs and or buts,” Price says. “But I wanted to put it off for two months because it was summer, and I wanted to do spend time… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C no longer an obstacle for transplant recipients
Sharon Price had come to grips with the notion that dialysis would soon be part of his life. Facing a long wait for a new kidney, he was 73 years old and his condition had grown progressively over two years. He was ready to begin the treatment, but first had a request for his doctors at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. “I was going to do it [dialysis], no ifs and or buts,” Price says. “But I wanted to put it off for two months because it was summer, and I wanted to do spend time… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Promoting Mixed Chimerism Promising in Kidney Transplants
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- For patients undergoing living kidney transplants, persistent mixed chimerism can be achieved to allow complete or partial withdrawal of immunosuppressive drugs, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes Positive With National Kidney Paired Donation Program
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- A nationalized kidney paired donation program results in equivalent outcomes compared with control living kidney donor transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First-Biopsy Results for Deceased Donor Kidneys Questioned
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Considerable differences in histologic categorization are seen in sequential biopsies in deceased donor kidneys that undergo multiple procurement biopsies prior to transplantation, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease
Those who consume up to 20 drinks per week are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than never drinkers, but authors warn"potential benefits" of alcohol must be weighed against"harms."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Improving Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Patients Improving Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Patients
Could this novel intervention help improve immunosuppressive medication adherence among adult kidney transplant recipients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Early recognition of burn- and trauma-related acute kidney injury: a pilot comparison of machine learning techniques - Rashidi HH, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Blackmon T, Wajda J, Tran NK.
Severely burned and non-burned trauma patients are at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). The study objective was to assess the theoretical performance of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) algorithms to augment AKI recognition using the no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Are Doctors Discarding 'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?
Title: Are Doctors Discarding 'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 17, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Doctors Discarding'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At issue are kidneys from deceased donors that are acutely injured. Right... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- For hemodialysis patients, use of an online portal is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant at four or five years, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused
Findings from a new large study add to evidence of the safety of kidneys from donors who have had acute kidney injury, yet a review of allocation shows many such organs are unused, despite growing need.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

InDepth Pharmaceuticals moves ahead with diagnostic to predict kidney transplant success
(Medical University of South Carolina) Charleston-based InDepth Pharmaceuticals has executed an option agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development to evaluate and potentially commercialize a diagnostic tool to predict kidney transplant success in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The tool will identify those with recurrent FSGS, in whom transplanted kidneys are almost certain to fail, and possibly spare these patients the burden of a kidney transplant while preventing loss of valuable kidneys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Tied to Better Survival Than Kidney Transplant Alone in Type 1 Diabetes Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Tied to Better Survival Than Kidney Transplant Alone in Type 1 Diabetes
Compared with kidney transplantation alone, simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation was associated with an almost twofold lower 10-year mortality among type 1 diabetics, in a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AI can differentiate small renal masses on CT
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately differentiate between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D VR models improve kidney-sparing surgery outcomes How can 3D printing improve kidney cancer surgery? Do more CT scans lead to more kidney surgeries? CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses Texture analysis sorts out indecipherable kidney lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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Pop star Selena Gomez and friend Francia Raisa talk about the kidney transplant that Gomez says saved her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less than perfect kidneys safe for transplant, study shows
Some kidneys for transplant which are currently discarded as unusable -- such as those with acute kidney injury -- can be safely and effectively transplanted, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postural balance, muscle strength, and history of falls in end-stage renal disease patients living with a kidney transplant: A cross-sectional study - Zanotto T, Gobbo S, Bullo V, Vendramin B, Roma E, Duregon F, Bocalini DS, Di Blasio A, Cugusi L, Furian L, Di Bella C, Neunhaeuserer D, Battista F, Bergamin M, Ermolao A.
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease patients living with a kidney transplant (KT) often present with frailty, functional disability, and mobility impairments that may result in a high risk of falls. Postural balance and muscle strength are implicated in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Heart transplants from donors with hepatitis C may be safe and could help decrease organ shortage
(American Heart Association) One-year survival was 90% for adults with severe heart failure who received a heart transplant from a donor with hepatitis C, which was nearly identical to those who received a heart from donors who did not have hepatitis C (91%). Rates of organ rejection, stroke and kidney dialysis were similar between the two groups. More research is needed to assess longer-term results, however, increased use of hearts from donors with hepatitis C could help overcome the national shortage of donor organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Function After Kidney Transplant
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with better kidney function outcomes among kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Kidney Function After Transplant
Title: Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Kidney Function After TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 3, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could help kidney transplant patients
Academics in the Netherlands followed 632 kidney transplant patients for five years, on average. The results were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Kidney Function After Transplant
THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 -- Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect kidney function after a transplant, a new study suggests. Kidney transplants can be a lifesaver, but within 10 years more than a third of recipients start to lose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kansas City woman's kidney donation triggers series of transplants that save four lives 
Alli Shappell, 21, from Gardner, Kansas, joined a hospital chain donation program at in which she would donate a kidney to someone in need in turn for her childhood pastor receiving a kidney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Husband donates kidney to wife of 51 years who needed transplant after learning he is perfect match 
Mike Nipper, donated a kidney to his wife of 51 years, Peggy, 74, who was suffering from polycistic kidney disease and was told she needed a transplant or would have to go on dialysis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Advances Made Against Diabetes in 2019
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- A new artificial pancreas system, drugs that help control blood sugar and protect the heart and the kidneys, a new medication that delays type 1 diabetes, and a new way to track blood sugar throughout the day -- 2019 was a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trump administration seeks to make more kidneys available for transplants
The Trump administration announced a proposed change to rules it hopes will radically transform the kidney donation system in the United States resulting in 5,000 more organ transplants a year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Coverage for Life in Kidney Recipients May Save Money Medicare Coverage for Life in Kidney Recipients May Save Money
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)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance'Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance '
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)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pancreas-kidney transplant more effective than kidney transplant alone
Pancreas-kidney transplant extends life expectancy for patients with type 1 diabetes and renal disease more than kidney transplantation alone, according to a study published inDiabetes Care.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers create accurate model of organ scarring using stem cells in a lab
Every organ in the body is capable, to some extent, of repairing itself after an injury. As part of this process, scar tissue forms and then recedes to make room for normal tissue when healing is complete.However, when healing is disrupted — whether by chronic injury or disease — the cells that make up scar tissue can go rogue, continuously dividing and spreading until the scar eventually strangles the organ it was intended to help heal, which can lead to organ failure.That progressive, out-of-control scarring is called fibrosis, and it can occur in any organ in the body. Fibrosis plays a major role in many dis...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform
Rates of home-based peritoneal dialysis for end-stage kidney disease are still relatively low in the US despite reported improvements in quality of life, other measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

When Are You Too Old to Get a Kidney Transplant? When Are You Too Old to Get a Kidney Transplant?
When it comes to kidney transplant eligibility, is there or should there be an age limit?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospital transplants kidney into wrong patient
The hospital said a staff member noticed the potentially life-threatening mistake after the surgery took place. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey Hospital Gives Kidney Transplant to Wrong Patient
(CAMDEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list. Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was successful. But officials then discovered the patient was given the kidney out of priority order because “unusually, the individual who should have received the organ has the same name and is of similar age.” Read more: How the First Successful Kidney Transplant Happened Virtua Health says the error was reported to ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized health New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

South Africa: HIV Factor in Kidney Transplants - Research Sheds New Light On Risks
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has one of the highest incidences of HIV in the world. More than 7 million people in the country are living with HIV. This high prevalence rate has led scientists in the country to explore solutions for a wide range of clinical problems that HIV-positive patients face, including end stage kidney failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mother of teen left with a ruined lung from vaping slams the FDA for failing to regulate the devices
Walker McKnight, 20, from Orlando, Florida, is currently on dialysis and oxygen after his four-month vaping destroyed both of his kidneys and his left lung and will need transplants in the future. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news