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

HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment
HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe to transplant provided recipients are treated immediately with antiviral agents for 8 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury
Also, a significant proportion of patients with COVID who develop acute kidney injury in hospital do not recover kidney function at time of discharge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- New hepatitis C medications are allowing people to receive a kidney transplant from a deceased donor who had the liver disease -- a strategy aimed at getting more lifesaving organs to patients languishing on waitlists. Two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C
Title: New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis CCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for BK virus quantitative test on cobas 6800/8800 Systems to support better care for transplant patients
Basel, 8 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for the cobas ® BKV Test on the cobas® 6800 and 8800 Systems. The test was previously granted FDA Breakthrough Device designation demonstrating the improved treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening diseases or conditions for transplant patients. The test provides standardised, high-quality results that can he lp healthcare professionals better assess the risk of complications caused by the BK virus in transplant patients and identify effective treatment options. BK virus (BKV) is a m...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for BK virus quantitative test on cobas 6800/8800 Systems to support better care for transplant patients
Basel, 8 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for the cobas ® BKV Test on the cobas® 6800 and 8800 Systems. The test was previously granted FDA Breakthrough Device designation demonstrating the improved treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening diseases or conditions for transplant patients. The test provides standardised, high-quality results that can he lp healthcare professionals better assess the risk of complications caused by the BK virus in transplant patients and identify effective treatment options. BK virus (BKV) is a m...
Source: Roche Media News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Key priorities for transplant and living donor advocacy during COVID-1
(Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation) Researchers describe ways to achieve optimal patient advocacy for kidney recipients and donors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rates, predictors, and mortality of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion(s): Risk factors of S-AKI arise from a wide range of sources, making it difficult to predict and prevent this condition. Comorbidities, and certain drugs, are the main risk factors for S-AKI. Our review can provide guidance on the application of interventions to reduce the risks associated with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury and can also be used to tailor patient-specific treatment plans and management strategies in clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher donates a kidney to her student's mother. Now both women are hoping to find a kidney for a neighbor
When Missouri art teacher Misty Byrd learned that the mother of one of her students needed a new kidney, she said she didn't even think about it -- she picked up the phone and offered hers. After a successful transplant and developing a close friendship, both women are now working to find a kidney for a local father who is waiting on the transplant list. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Professor Elmi Muller Wins the 2019 Alan Pifer Award
[UCT] In 2008 Professor Elmi Muller, then a young transplant surgeon based at Groote Schuur hospital, completed the world's first kidney transplant between an HIV-positive patient and donor. Now, 12 years later, Muller is recognised as a global authority on kidney and liver transplantation and a trailblazer in the field of organ transplantation in HIV-positive patients. It is this dedication to making organ transplantation available to vulnerable people that has led to Muller being recognised with the 2019 Unive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Clinical Tool Helps Predict Viability of Donor Kidneys New Clinical Tool Helps Predict Viability of Donor Kidneys
The ratio of two proteins from deceased donor urine helps predict graft function and survival and may potentially expand the pool of decreased donor kidneys available for transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID 19 rapid guideline: renal transplantation [NG178], NICE (updated 19th August 2020)
This guideline covers children, young people and adults who need or who have had a kidney transplant, and people who are donating a kidney (live donors). It also advises transplant and referring centres on how to run their services, while keeping them safe for patients, donors and staff during the COVID ‑19 pandemic. Kidney transplants improve life expectancy and quality of life, and cost less than dialysis in the long term, so providing effective and safe services will benefit patients and make the best use of resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ratio of two proteins may add kidneys to the transplant donor pool
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An investigation by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at 13 other medical institutions in the United States, has shown that two proteins found in deceased donor urine can be measured to define which donor organs -- including those with AKI -- are the best candidates for saving the lives of patients with kidney failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A breath of fresh air for organ transplantation
Better outcomes, even with older and less-promising donor organs: new methods trialled by an EU-funded project have generated compelling results, widening the scope to transplant kidneys and livers that might otherwise not have been considered. Patients and healthcare systems both stand to benefit. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 11, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far
Nephrologists Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk, of the Freely Filtered podcast, discuss the kidney effects of COVID-19 -- what is and isn't clear in patients with and without preexisting kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes
Kidney transplants from HIV-positive deceased donors to HIV-positive recipients yield excellent transplant and HIV outcomes, according to results from a multicenter pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipient Feasible for Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 -- HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipient (HIV D+/R+) kidney transplantation (KT) is feasible, according to a study published online July 23 in the American Journal of Transplantation. Christine M. Durand, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV & #43; Donor to HIV & #43; Recipient Feasible for Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 -- HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipient (HIV D+/R+) kidney transplantation (KT) is feasible, according to a study published online July 23 in the American Journal of Transplantation. Christine M. Durand, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postural control data from prevalent kidney transplant patients with and without history of falls - Gobbo S, Zanotto T, Bullo V, Roma E, Duregon F, Ermolao A, Bergamin M.
This article presents data from a research paper entitled "Postural balance, muscle strength, and history of falls in end-stage renal disease patients living with a kidney transplant: a cross-sectional study" available in Journal Gait and Posture [1]. In t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center teaming with Mercy Health on Lima transplant clinic
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center has built out a transplant clinic in Lima as part of a two-year partnership with Mercy Health to fill shortages in specialty care in more of the state. The clinic is opening on the campus of Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, about an hour north of Dayton. Patients can have evaluations before organ transplant surgery without repeat trips to Columbus. Consultations are starting with liver and kidney transplant, adding heart and lu ng specialties… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Kidney transplantation between people with HIV is safe, NIH study finds
Multicenter HOPE Act study expands pool of available kidneys (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kidney transplantation between people with HIV is safe, NIH study finds
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Kidney transplantation from deceased donors with HIV to people living with both HIV and end-stage kidney disease is feasible and safe, investigators supported by the National Institutes of Health have found. Their study demonstrates that the pool of available kidneys for people with HIV can be expanded by including donors with HIV, making more kidneys available for all who are awaiting a transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Economic Burden of Kidney Graft Failure in the U.S. The Economic Burden of Kidney Graft Failure in the U.S.
This study estimates the medical costs associated with graft failure, which can pose a significant financial burden on kidney transplant patients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn't Improve Outcomes Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn't Improve Outcomes
Immediate vs delayed dialysis does not improve 90-day mortality rates in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, according to newly published results from the STARRT-AKI trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients' preferences
(Universit à Ca' Foscari Venezia) Taking into account patients' preferences can help speed up the organ allocation process and improve the life quality of the recipients, as shown by a joint study conducted by Ca' Foscari University and the University of Padua (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upstate professor publishes paper on formula for safer dosing of meds after kidney transplants
New formula could lessen dangerous post-surgery complications. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Umbrella Approach to Protect Kidney Patients, Clinicians in COVID-19 Umbrella Approach to Protect Kidney Patients, Clinicians in COVID-19
Those with advanced kidney disease are at high risk from COVID-19, and nephrologists are learning how best to handle these patients, as well as dealing with acute kidney injury as a result of the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Many outpatient kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 have symptomatic resolution without requiring hospitalization, and hospitalized COVID-19 patients on hemodialysis have worse outcomes than those without kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Comparison of Deceased Donor Kidney Utilization A Comparison of Deceased Donor Kidney Utilization
A new study takes a look at the differences in deceased donor kidney utilization rates between countries. What lessons can be learned?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 in patients who have received kidney transplants or are undergoing dialysis
(American Society of Nephrology) A recent study found that most kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized. Another study found that patients on dialysis who develop COVID-19 may have symptoms that are different from other patients with the infectious disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale, Cambridge pioneer new way to make kidneys safe for transplant
A new drug regimen may undo the effects of cold storage that make human kidneys unsuitable for transplant. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening & Resource Center
(Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation) The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), housed at the Terasaki Research Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI), launched the COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening& Resource Center (KTLRC) on June 17, 2020. The KTLRC is a vital new service created in direct response to the unique and unmet needs of the dialysis and organ transplant community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patients Misconstrue Terms Clinicians Use to Discuss Kidney Health Patients Misconstrue Terms Clinicians Use to Discuss Kidney Health
Many patients may not understand terms like"end-stage kidney disease," which adds to their distress and even trauma when discussing renal health with clinicians, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID 19 rapid guideline: renal transplantation [NG178], NICE (published 19th June 2020)
This guideline covers children, young people and adults who need or who have had a kidney transplant, and people who are donating a kidney (live donors). It also advises transplant and referring centres on how to run their services, while keeping them safe for patients, donors and staff during the COVID ‑19 pandemic. Kidney transplants improve life expectancy and quality of life, and cost less than dialysis in the long term, so providing effective and safe services will benefit patients and make the best use of resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Medical Decision Tools Disadvantage Black Patients
Doctors look to these digital calculators to make treatment decisions, but they can end up denying black patients access to certain specialists, drugs and transplants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Medicine and Health Black People Discrimination Kidneys Race and Ethnicity Doctors Medical Devices Research New England Journal of Medicine Jones, David S (Scholar) Source Type: news

Diabetic Kidney Disease: An Update in Recent Research Diabetic Kidney Disease: An Update in Recent Research
This editorial discusses some of the recently published, clinically important research in the field of diabetic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

After COVID-19 Left Her Lungs ‘Full of Holes,’ First U.S. Coronavirus Patient Receives Double Lung Transplant
Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place last Friday. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. The Chicago patient is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall, said Dr. Ankit Bharat, who performed the operation. S...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

King of Prussia-based CSL Behring acquires Canadian biotech firm
CSL Behring entered into an agreement Monday to acquire Vitaeris Inc., a Canadian clinical-stage biotechnology company. Financial terms of the deal are being kept confidential. Vitaeris, based in Vancouver, has a lead new drug candidate called clazakizumab in late-stage clinical testing. Clazakizumab is a potential treatment of chronic active antibody-mediated rejection, which is the leading cause of long-term rej ection in kidney transplant recipients. King of Prussia-based CSL Behring, a biotherapeutics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Are kidney transplant patients at higher risk? The European experience
(ERA-EDTA) The risk of death is relatively high in kidney transplant patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. Advanced age is the most important risk factor for death but, unlike in the general population, male sex, diabetes and cardiovascular disease do not appear to increase this risk. Younger, healthier patients may not be at special risk if they adhere strictly to hygiene and social distancing advice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news