Sask. resident hoping for kidney transplant says organ donation program resumption is bittersweet
For 25-year-old Eden Janzen, the resumption of Saskatchewan's organ donation program is bittersweet, as the Regina woman says her hope of getting a kidney transplant is becoming more distant.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Transplanting Kidneys From SARS-CoV-2 RNA Positive Donors Transplanting Kidneys From SARS-CoV-2 RNA Positive Donors
Kidneys from SARS-CoV-2-infected donors could potentially be considered for transplantation without transmitting the virus.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Improved Test Using cfDNA Promising for Kidney Graft Rejection Improved Test Using cfDNA Promising for Kidney Graft Rejection
A new test that combines both the fraction and quantity of donor-derived cfDNA, with the previously validated percent dd-cfDNA, is more sensitive in detecting active kidney-allograft rejection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ambient Air Pollution and Kidney Transplant Outcomes Ambient Air Pollution and Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Might air pollution exposure negatively affect outcomes among kidney transplant recipients? A new study examines the potential impact.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney patients offered new hope with a diabetes pill
NHS chiefs have granted roughly 91,000 sufferers access to the drug, dapagliflozin, which has slashed the risk of needing dialysis, a transplant and even death by up to 39 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Died With Long Covid. Should Her Organs Have Been Donated?
Heidi Ferrer ’s family feared her organs were unsafe. The case points to gaps in protocols for organ donation amid the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Transplants Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Organ Donation Kidneys Liver Hospitals Lungs Source Type: news

Janssen to Present the Strength and Promise of its Hematologic Malignancies Portfolio and Pipeline at ASH 2021
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline du...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Kidney Donors Reveal What It's Like to Match for Surgery Kidney Donors Reveal What It's Like to Match for Surgery
A living donor can be family, a friend, or a stranger. They just have to be a match for one of the more than 90,000 people in the US who need a kidney transplant.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

A Big Step Forward In Solving The Organ Shortage
Last week, NYU Langone Health published a press release detailing the successful transplant of a genetically engineered pig kidney to a human body. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Low Testosterone in Kidney Transplant Recipients Tied to Diabetes Low Testosterone in Kidney Transplant Recipients Tied to Diabetes
Low androgen levels appear to be linked to the development of post-transplantation diabetes mellitus in male kidney transplant recipients, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

US surgeon explains pig kidney-human transplant test
A US team says it successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig's kidney into a brain-dead human. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment
Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Science Source Type: news

US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human
The kidney, from a genetically-altered pig, appeared to function well, say the surgical team. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant hope after woman gets pig kidney
A KIDNEY grown in a genetically altered pig has been attached to a human without rejection, which could help save the lives of many severely ill patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human
A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig functions normally, scientists reported. The procedure may open the door to a renewable source of desperately needed organs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Pigs Genetic Engineering Surgery and Surgeons Organ Donation New York University Langone Health Research Source Type: news

Surgeons Successfully Transplant a Pig Kidney into a Person
The achievement bolsters hopes that nonhuman animals could be used to remedy the shortage of transplantable organs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man
If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The first pig organ was successfully transplanted into a human. A Md. biotech is behind it.
A patient in New York received the first successful transfer of an organ from a genetically altered pig, marking a major scientific advancement driven by a Montgomery County biotech. The surgery at NYU Langone Health in New York City, first reported Tuesday by USA Today, involved the successful transplant of a kidney grown in a donor pig developed by Revivicor, a subsidiary of Silver Spring’s United Therapeutics Corp. During the procedure, the kidney was transplanted into a brain-dead patient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

US  Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient US  Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient
For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking New Test Brings Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplants A Step Closer
A modified pig kidney temporarily attached to a human body showed no signs of rejection. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack. Surgeons attached the pig kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased recipient so they cou...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Research wire Source Type: news

Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack. Surgeons attached the pig kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased recipient so they cou...
Source: TIME: Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Research wire Source Type: news

In a major scientific advance, a pig kidney is successfully transplanted into a human
The kidney, which came from a genetically altered pig, worked normally and showed no signs of rejection. It's seen as a significant step toward using animal organs for life-saving transplants.(Image credit: Joe Carrotta/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Associated Press Source Type: news

First Pig Kidney Successfully Tested In A Human —Here’s What That Could Mean For The Future Of Organ Transplants
The trial is a step towards a new source of organs for people on transplant waitlists. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient
Researchers in US say trial on dead person is a ‘significant step’ toward animal-to-human organ transplantsSurgeons have attached a pig ’s kidney to a human and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but a sugar in their cells, which is foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Organ donation Health Animals Society World news US news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test
Scientists have temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked
A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transplant organs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Pigs Genetic Engineering Surgery and Surgeons Organ Donation New York University Langone Health Research Source Type: news

Miromatrix hits clinical milestone on path to scale organ transplants
Miromatrix Medical Inc. marked a major milestone this month as it completed the first ever implant of a bioengineered liver into a large animal. The Eden Prairie-based biotech company engineers whole organs through a process known as decellurization and recellurization. Put simply, the cells are rinsed out of a pig liver or kidney. Then, human cells are added into the blank organ in a bioreactor. The transplant was part of a preclinical study with researchers at Mayo Clinic to assess the functionality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Miromatrix hits clinical milestone on path to scale organ transplants
Miromatrix Medical Inc. marked a major milestone this month as it completed the first ever implant of a bioengineered liver into a large animal. The Eden Prairie-based biotech company engineers whole organs through a process known as decellurization and recellurization. Put simply, the cells are rinsed out of a pig liver or kidney. Then, human cells are added into the blank organ in a bioreactor. The transplant was part of a preclinical study with researchers at Mayo Clinic to assess the functionality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

The Failing Kidney Allograft The Failing Kidney Allograft
This article reviews the best management strategies for transplant patients after a failed kidney allograft.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients denied transplants for refusing Covid vaccine
A patient in dire need of a kidney transplant was told that if she and her donor refuse the Covid vaccine, she will be denied the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant patient's fear of catching killer Covid bug
Steve Richardson, 38, from Lincolnshire, pictured right with his wife Donna, suffered kidney failure and had a life-saving transplant in December and needs a Covid booster as the jab is less effective for him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who won ’t get vaccinated denied kidney transplant
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When a Colorado woman found out her hospital wouldn’t approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado woman who won't get vaccinated denied transplant
A Colorado woman has been denied a kidney transplant because she won't be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to her religious views (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients
If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996 –1999 to 78% in 2012–2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Hit Hard by COVID-19 Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Hit Hard by COVID-19
First national data from US reveal higher mortality rates in kidney transplant candidates and recipients in 2020, especially minorities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Olaris Appoints Dr. Dirk Kuypers to Its Scientific Advisory Board
Nephrology expert to advise diagnostic development of the Olaris metabolite biomarker for monitoring immune response in kidney transplant recipients(PRWeb September 30, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/olaris_appoints_dr_dirk_kuypers_to_its_scientific_advisory_board/prweb18228407.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly one in six deaths among kidney transplant recipients due to COVID-19
A new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that more than one out of every 10 people, or 11%, who were on a waiting list died due to COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors
Are current guidelines being followed when considering kidney transplantation in breast cancer survivors? A survey of transplant surgeons provides insight into current practices.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Seeks Help to Undergo Kidney Transplant
[The Herald] A man from Domboshava is appealing for help to raise US$20 000 to undergo an emergency kidney transplant in India for his 22-year-old brother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What ’s A ‘Race-Free’ Approach to Diagnosing Kidney Disease?
The most common method of assessing the condition may make Black patients seem less ill than they really are, some experts say. A new report calls for scrapping the formula. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Race and Ethnicity Black People Tests (Medical) Minorities New England Journal of Medicine United States Source Type: news

US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation
The Task Force of the American Society of Nephrology/National Kidney Foundation recommends new equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate that don't use controversial race coefficient for Blacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Kidney Project successfully tests a prototype bioartificial kidney
The Kidney Project earned a $650,000 award for a successful demonstration of its artificial kidney (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line
New research finds widespread signs of kidney damage months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, necessitating physician vigilance. Tests are vital, say experts, as kidney disease is often silent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Organ Transplant Activity Declined During 2020
The most affected organ transplants were kidney, followed by lung, liver, and heart (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral? When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral?
Combining kidney failure risk and lab values might best target patients with CKD needing specialty care, study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Renal and urologic disorders, SPS (updated 31st August 2021)
This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and renal and urologic disorders. Updated 31st August 2021 NICE: COVID-19 rapid guideline: AKI in hospital patients replaced with NICE: COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 (NG 191). Added resource NICE: COVID-19 rapid guideline: renal transplantation Renal Association changed to UK Kidney Association (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid Survivors More Likely to Have Kidney Problems, Study Finds
In a study of veterans, Covid survivors were 35 percent more likely than other patients to have long-term kidney damage or declines in kidney function. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Kidneys Transplants Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Veterans Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Veterans Affairs Department United States Source Type: news