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

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

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

Organ donation and transplantation data for Black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic (BAME) communities: report for 2020/2021 (1 April 2016 - 31 March 2021)
This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the white and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It finds the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the numbers of living donor kidney transplants that could be performed. In 2020/21 there was a comparable drop in both white and non-white deceased donors, but a 61 per cent decrease in the number of BAME living donors, compared with a 58 per cent drop overall. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Kidney Transplants Grow in Number and Success US Kidney Transplants Grow in Number and Success
Kidney transplantation is seeing unprecedented success despite patients having more risk factors than ever before.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
Improvements in tissue matching, organ distribution systems, surgical techniques, immune-suppressing medicines and after-transplant medical care have helped contribute to better survival rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Here's some hopeful news for those who have kidney transplants: Long-term survival rates have improved over the past three decades, a review shows. " There has been a gratifying improvement in kidney transplant survival,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
Title: U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are ImprovingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Paras Healthcare to foray in UP with over 400-bed hospital in Kanpur
Major focus of the hospital will be on providing treatment for oncology cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopaedic and renal sciences. It will also have a centre of excellence for kidney and bone marrow transplants, the statement said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NIH begins study looking at effects of a COVID-19 booster shot in kidney transplant recipients
The NIH is starting a study to investigate the impacts of third vaccine doses in kidney transplant recipients. The study will include up to 200 adults who received a kidney transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes
The decision rested on results from the DAPA-CKD pivotal trial and followed US FDA approval last April for adults with chronic kidney disease regardless of whether they also have type 2 diabetes.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

NIH launches study of third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients
Trial will assess antibody response in people who did not respond to two-dose regimen. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ashley Tisdale Has Disney Alum Selena Gomez ’s Back After Kidney Transplant Joke
Ashley Tisdale is not letting anyone shade her Disney Channel fam. The High School Musical star slammed The Good Fight's joke about her... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Called Out "The Good Fight" For Making A "Tasteless" Joke About Her Kidney Transplant
"I am not sure how jokes about organ transplants for TV shows have become a thing." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Fans Shred 'The Good Fight' Over Line About Her Kidney Transplant
Viewers blasted the Paramount+ series for making light of "a life-threatening situation," adding that the star and her donor "deserve better." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD
Reducing sodium intake is important for those with chronic kidney disease, so why is implementing these recommendations so difficult?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants
Patients with undocumented status who receive kidney transplants show encouraging outcomes similar to, or in some cases better than, the general transplant population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose May Prompt Response in Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- A third dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine induces a serologic response in 49 percent of kidney transplant recipients who did not respond after receiving two doses, according to a research letter published online July 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TRULY WICKED: UMass Memorial Health Center refuses kidney transplant for unvaccinated patient
(Natural News) A 37-year-old father of three is being denied a life-saving medical treatment by UMass Memorial Health Center (UMHC) in Worcester because he refuses to get “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Bernard LaPierre, a Type 1 diabetic, was told back in 2019 that his kidneys are failing and that he needs a transplant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Score Assesses Health - Related QOL in Patients With Kidney Failure
Study supports validity of preference - based health utility score for patients undergoing hemodialysis, recent recipients of kidney transplants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

New guidance on how to diagnosis and manage osteoporosis in chronic kidney disease
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) This new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) CKD-MBD working group provides concise recommendations, with a clear management algorithm, to support clinicians' knowledge and confidence in managing osteoporosis in their patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4-5D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Direct flights save lives! New airline routes can increase kidney sharing by more than 7%
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) It's a supply and demand problem, it's a transportation problem, it's a donor problem - and that just scratches the surface. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, every 9 minutes a new patient is added to the organ waiting list. Every day 17 people die waiting for a kidney transplant. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science tackles the transportation part of this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not So Crazy: Pancreas Transplants in Type 2 Diabetes Rising Not So Crazy: Pancreas Transplants in Type 2 Diabetes Rising
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants are increasingly performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, who now account for about 20% of all pancreas transplants in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why bone marrow donor diversity is needed
Bone marrow transplants are procedures that infuse healthy blood stem cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Just like people in need of solid organ transplants, such as hearts or kidneys, people in need of a bone marrow transplant have to find a matching donor. Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, says bone marrow donations from people of all races and ethnicities are essential in order to help… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Role of Activin: The Other Side of CKD-MBD? The Role of Activin: The Other Side of CKD-MBD?
A new review explores the potential role of activin A in the development of mineral bone disorder in patients with chronic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dr. Barbara Murphy, Kidney Transplant Expert, Dies at 56
Her focus was on immunology and how to predict and diagnose the outcomes of transplants. She was, a colleague said, “a great researcher and a great mentor to many people.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Murphy, Dr. Barbara (1964-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Medicine and Health Mount Sinai Medical Center Kidneys Transplants Research Source Type: news

For transplant patients, COVID-19 vaccination presents a different uncertainty
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at UC San Diego Health have launched a pair of clinical trials to study the immune response of COVID-19 vaccinated transplant recipients of bone marrow and solid organs, such as the heart, lung, liver and kidney. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EU Green Light for Roxadustat in Anemia of Kidney Disease EU Green Light for Roxadustat in Anemia of Kidney Disease
European Medicines Agency committee issues a positive opinion for roxadustat, which would be the first orally administered treatment for adults with CKD-associated anemia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Mortality Up for Very-High Symptom Burden Before Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- For candidates for kidney transplantation, very-high symptom burden is associated with waitlist mortality, and symptom score improves after transplantation, according to a study published online June 18 in the Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news