Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Short-term prophylaxis with direct-acting antivirals was fully effective at protecting kidney transplant recipients when their donors had hepatitis C, a proof-of-concept study showed. In the small, uncontrolled trial, a 2-week... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 1, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Two-Week DAA Prophylaxis Prevents Hep C After Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2023 -- Two-week direct-acting antiviral (DAA) prophylaxis prevents hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in individuals without HCV viremia who received kidney transplant (KT) from donors with HCV viremia (HCV D+/R−), according... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

She needed a kidney donor. She found one in the comments of her TikTok.
University of Oklahoma student Katie Hallum needed a kidney transplant. After she posted on TikTok, Savannah Stallbaumer offered her organ. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kyle Melnick Source Type: news

College student receives a life-saving transplant after a stranger offers her kidney in the comments of a TikTok video
Katie Hallum, an Oklahoma college student, received a kidney transplant this summer for her rare disorder after donor Savannah Stallbaumer reached out in her TikTok comments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At 81, woman is among world's longest-surviving transplant recipients
Charlotte and David Markle in 1965 Mayo recognizes 60 years of transplant innovation Charlotte Markle, 81, is among the world's longest-surviving kidney transplant recipients. Her transplant at Mayo Clinic was over 57 years ago on March 2, 1966. It followed Mayo Clinic's first kidney transplant on Nov. 25, 1963, which was Mayo's first solid organ transplant of any kind. Charlotte is Mayo's longest-surviving transplant recipient. She attributes her place in medical history to her loved… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 16, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Road to RSNA 2023: Ultrasound
Ultrasound's utility will be on full display at this year's RSNA annual meeting, showing its merit in a wide variety of clinical applications. Research to be presented at the annual meeting in Chicago will explore the modality's clinical applications in musculoskeletal, pediatric, abdominal, and women's imaging among other areas. This includes advancements in ultrasound in recent years, such as the use of contrast for improved imaging, elastography and color Doppler for assessing complex pathologies, and using imaging data in AI models. Studies will also evaluate ways to further improve the modality's capabilities by rea...
Source: Headlines - November 14, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: 2023 2023 Ultrasound Preview Source Type: news

Doppler ultrasound evaluates transplant kidney function
Tuesday, November 28 | 1:50 p.m.-2:00 p.m. | T6-SSGU04-3 | Room N227BAttendees will learn how Doppler ultrasound can image the renal function of transplanted kidneys in this session.Eujin Lee, MD, from Soonchunhyang University Hospital in South Korea will show how drawing a region of interest along the border of a transplanted kidney can measure the vascular index in superb microvascular imaging, is reproducible, and correlates well with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).Previous research highlights the utility of Doppler ultrasound for measuring the vascular index of lesions in the neck and breast areas. L...
Source: Headlines - November 14, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: 2023 Ultrasound Preview Source Type: news

AKI Response Tied to Improved Survival for Patients Waiting on Liver Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- For patients with cirrhosis waitlisted for liver transplant who were hospitalized with acute kidney injury (AKI), 90-day survival outcomes were improved with AKI response, according to the results of a retrospective... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 13, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

‘An exciting time’: US eye operation is just latest leap forward for transplants
Boundary-pushing 21-hour surgery follows series of extraordinary advances including pig heart transplantsUS surgeons have announced theworld ’s first whole-eye transplant after a boundary-pushing 21-hour surgery. While the 46-year-old patient, Aaron James, cannot yet – and may never – see through his new eye, the organ is showing signs of health and even this partial success takes transplantation into entirely new territory.It marks the latest in a series of extraordinary advances in the field. Last year,the first genetically modified pig heart transplant was performed, with a second patient treated.Modified pig kidn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research US news World news Science News Corporation Organ donation Health Source Type: news

ASN: Multicomponent Intervention Does Not Increase Steps Toward Kidney Transplant
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2023 -- A multicomponent intervention does not increase the rate of completed steps toward receiving a kidney transplant, according to a study published online Nov. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine to coincide with Kidney Week, the... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidney Week Roundup: Cell Therapy Cuts Immunosuppressive Drug Use Post-Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Some of the latest research in the field of nephrology presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week included sparsentan in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, combination treatment with an SGLT2... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 7, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Rates Stubbornly Resist Systems Intervention in Canada
(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- A multicomponent intervention in Canada designed to overcome barriers that prevent kidney transplantation and living donation failed to increase access to either. Despite a high rate of intervention uptake... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 6, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants in Kidney Recipients Reduced Resistant Pathogens
(MedPage Today) -- In the single-center PREMIX clinical trial, most renal transplant recipients were negative for multidrug-resistant pathogens shortly after receiving fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), with longer times to recurrent infections... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug Candidate Scores Interim Win in Rare Kidney Disease Trial Drug Candidate Scores Interim Win in Rare Kidney Disease Trial
Novartis said its experimental drug atrasentan was shown to have a positive effect on an indicator of kidney health in people suffering from a rare type of kidney disease in an interim analysis of a late-stage drug trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 31, 2023 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

S2 Episode 5: When Is It Time to Talk About Kidney Transplantation? S2 Episode 5: When Is It Time to Talk About Kidney Transplantation?
Join experts Drs Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk as they pull back the curtain to help patients and providers better understand the transplant journey.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology InDiscussion Source Type: news