Robert Jarvik: An Innovator with Heart
Robert Jarvik, MD, remembers Dec. 2, 1982, as vividly as if it were last week. He was 36 at the time and a device he designed, the Jarvik 7 artificial heart, was about to be implanted into a human patient for the first time. That patient, a retired dentist named Barney Clark, had been at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for about a week, and his medical team, lead by William DeVries, MD, planned to put off the surgery just a little while longer in hopes of getting Clark as strong as possible for the operation. But Clark wasn't getting stronger. Robert Jarvik, MD, will receive the MDEA Lifetime Ac...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Cardiovascular Design Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Ups Survival in GPA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Dramatic'decreases in cardiovascular and all-cause death (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

In the Loop: News story prompts kidney donation for basketball coach Billy Gillispie
When Ericka Downey saw a tweet about college basketball coach Billy Gillispie needing a kidney transplant, she was determined to find him a donor. She didn't have to go far. Ericka Downey never envisioned meeting Billy Gillispie like this. Her emotions started to swell as her husband, Mark, led the former Texas A&M and Kentucky [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial to track outcomes of kidney transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients
Study follows passage of HOPE Act of 2013, allowing people with HIV to become organ donors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH Trial to track outcomes of kidney transplantation from HIV+ donors to HIV+ recipients
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first large-scale clinical trial to study kidney transplantations between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the United States. The HOPE in Action Multicenter Kidney Study will determine the safety of this practice by evaluating kidney recipients for potential transplant-related and HIV-related complications following surgery. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Liver - Kidney Recipients Have Donor - Specific Hypo - Responses
Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver - kidney transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Simultaneous liver-kidney transplant recipients'peripheral blood cells have unique phenotypic and functional characteristics that are associated with donor-specific hypo-alloresponsiveness, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy is one of the youngest patients to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Veloxis's Supplemental New Drug Application for the De Novo Indication for ENVARSUS XR(R)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for standard review the Company's supplemental New Drug Application (s... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, ENVARSUS, tacrolimus, kidney transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
(Mayo Clinic) When patients undergo a dual kidney-liver transplant, the liver has a protective effect on the kidney, the study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??Transplanted livers change the profile of blood cells in the recipients, reducing the potential for organ rejection, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are published in Kidney International. For decades, transplant experts have observed that liver transplant recipients often need less anti-rejection medication, known as immunosuppressive drugs, than recipients of other solid organs. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

The Man With 3 Faces: A Frenchman Received Another Face After His First Transplant Died
(LONDON) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010, when Hamon was in his mid-30s. But after getting ill in 2015, Hamon was given drugs that interfered with the anti-rejection medicines he was taking for his face transplant. Last November, the tissue in his transplanted face began to die, leading Lantieri to remove it. That left Hamon without a face, a condition ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Surgery Source Type: news

Many Providers at Dialysis Centers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation Many Providers at Dialysis Centers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Kidney Transplant Succeeds in Dodoma
[Daily News] Dodoma -DODOMA-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) yesterday discharged the first person who underwent a kidney transplant at the public health facility last month after improvement of his condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Providers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplants
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Health care provider awareness of racial disparities in kidney transplant waitlisting is low, especially among nurse managers and white providers, according to a study published online April 12 in the Clinical Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Seeks U.S.$1 Million to Start Kidney Transplants
[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital is fundraising for $1,1 million needed to start kidney transplants in Zimbabwe, the health institution's chief executive officer, Dr Obadiah Moyo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Re-gifting’ of previously transplanted kidneys extends life for new recipients
Sometimes, the gift of life can be “re-gifted.” That is, a kidney previously donated to one person can be re-donated to a new patient after the initial recipient dies, saving yet another life. Procedures in which people receive previously transplanted kidneys are virtually unheard of, but the surgery could save the lives of hundreds of people in the U.S. each year — people who might otherwise die while waiting for a traditional kidney transplant. Typically, previously transplanted kidneys are lost to future use when the first recipient dies. But Dr. Jeffrey Veale, a transplant surgeon atRonald R...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oral sirolimus alters the course of DIPNECH syndrome in three patients
(American College of Physicians) Sirolimus, which is used to prevent rejection after kidney transplants, has been used to successfully treat three cases of a rare disorder called diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia, or DIPNECH syndrome. The syndrome is so rare that there are no clinical recommendations to guide care and, therefore, no proven therapies. The brief case report is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CVS is diving into the dialysis market
Drug store operator CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) said today it plans to expand into the dialysis market, launching a program focused on early identification of kidney disease and unveiling plans to develop a new home hemodialysis system. CVS said it will approach its entry into the dialysis market in stages, focusing on early disease identification and education, followed by the development of a home dialysis program for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. As part of its program, the company said it will launch a pivotal trial of a new home hemodialysis system in support of planned FDA submission, though it has not ye...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development CVS Health Source Type: news

6 Billboards in Oregon Led to a Kidney Transplant
Billboards may be thought of as old-fashioned or the stuff of movie plots, but for a woman in Oregon they helped her acquire a replacement kidney. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Risk of Fatal Infection After Kidney Transplant Drops in Finland (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not clear if United States experienced similar decline (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- There has been a large drop in infection-related deaths following kidney transplantation since the 1990s, according to a study published online April 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Susanna... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘After my transplant, I had time’: A patient’s kidney transplant journey
April is Be A Donor Month. Register to be an organ donor or check your status at our beadonor.ca page. (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Six Billboards Draw 60 Kidney Donors for Ailing Oregon Nurse Six Billboards Draw 60 Kidney Donors for Ailing Oregon Nurse
One year after the first billboard, the Oregon nurse, who had been on dialysis for 4 years and living with failing kidneys for 10, got her transplant. A company donated the space for five of the ads.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Tanzania:First Kidney Transplant at Benjamin Mkapa Hospital in Dodoma
[Daily News] Dodoma -VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has hailed the Dodoma-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for its first kidney transplant last Thursday. The hospital becomes the second health facility in the country to perform the operation after Muhimbili National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shipping Living Donor Kidneys and Transplant Outcomes Shipping Living Donor Kidneys and Transplant Outcomes
Might cold ischemia times during transport between transplant centers impact the outcomes among living donor kidney recipients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease Low-Protein Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease
How useful are low-protein diets in chronic kidney disease patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Man Donates Kidney To Help Save Father-In-Law ’ s Life
BOSTON (CBS) – A local man gave his father-in-law a new lease on life in the most unconventional way. Tony Darosa was busy running his printing business on Martha’s Vineyard when his wife of 50 years suggested he see a doctor. “My wife said, ‘There’s something not right,’” Darosa said. The active 70-year-old said he felt fine but did what he was told and within days he was loaded onto an ambulance and shipped to Tufts Medical Center. He was in complete kidney failure. “The bladder backed up into my kidneys and basically I guess killed them,” he explained. Tony was place...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch kidney donation Kidney Donors Kidney Transplant Source Type: news

‘Laker for a Day’ Facebook video inspires man to donate his kidney
His father ’s failing health weighed on his mind every day. Brian Gilliam, a shoe salesman at Nordstrom, had been watching his dad, Dana, 69, slowly deteriorate from end stage kidney disease for more than two years. His father endured daily, 12-hour dialysis treatments while he waited for a kidney donation.“Watching my dad go through this was not easy,” said Brian, 48, who lives in the city of Westminster in Orange County. “He was always a strong guy and we were watching him lose his drive through all of it.”Brian and his wife, Roxie, started seriously discussing the idea of Brian do...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Promising result reported from multicenter kidney transplantation study
Kidney transplant study shows a survival benefit for people who received kidney transplants from HLA-incompatible live donors compared with two control groups. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic mismatches linked to kidney transplant failure
HLA matching for kidney transplants from deceased donors could enhance long-term survival in the US by delaying or eliminating the need to resume dialysis. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women and Kidney Disease: Reflections on World Kidney Day Women and Kidney Disease: Reflections on World Kidney Day
This editorial highlights the importance of kidney health in women.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Decline in living kidney donors led by men
(Reuters Health) - The number of kidney transplants using organs from living donors has declined in the U.S. since 2005, and only high-income women are becoming kidney donors at a greater rate than they were more than a decade ago, the authors of a new study have found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PET/MRI falls short in lymph node metastases analysis
While the combination of PET and MRI has shown promise for detecting and characterizing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results PET/CT remains best option for head, neck cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

State-of-the-art facilities for quality healthcare
ECMC is the largest provider of dialysis and safety net for dialysis needs in Western New York. All three existing forms of dialysis are offered in the Regional Center of Excellence Transplantation and Kidney Care. The Registered and Licensed Practical dialysis nurses have all received specialized training in their area of dialysis. Dozens of dedicated professionals staff the center, including social workers, dietitians, biomedical technicians, secretaries, clerks, and inventory specialists. ECMC … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

State-of-the-art facilities for quality healthcare
ECMC is the largest provider of dialysis and safety net for dialysis needs in Western New York. All three existing forms of dialysis are offered in the Regional Center of Excellence Transplantation and Kidney Care. The Registered and Licensed Practical dialysis nurses have all received specialized training in their area of dialysis. Dozens of dedicated professionals staff the center, including social workers, dietitians, biomedical technicians, secretaries, clerks, and inventory specialists. ECMC … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Supplied by ECMC Source Type: news

Antivirals May Prevent Chronic HCV in Recipients of Infected Donor Kidneys Antivirals May Prevent Chronic HCV in Recipients of Infected Donor Kidneys
Pre- and post-transplant treatment with direct-acting antivirals is safe and may prevent chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients who receive a kidney from an HCV-positive donor, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C
TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 -- In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and safely transplanted them without transmitting the disease. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Mbagathi Hospital to Perform Kidney Transplant From Next Week
[Nation] Kenyans are set to benefit from kidney transplant at Mbagathi Hospital from next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C
Title: Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep CCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 6, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kenya:Nairobians Unamused By Sonko's Plan to 'Import' Surgeons for Kidney Transplants
[Nairobi News] Nairobians are demanding for explanations as to why the county government is investing in bringing lead surgeons from India to carry out kidney transplants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free
More than 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and new research suggests an unusual approach may help cut down the list: using diseased kidneys. In a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers gave 10 willing people, who were in need of a kidney transplant, kidneys that were infected with hepatitis-C, followed by medication known to clear the infection. All 10 remained free of the disease one year after their landmark transplants. The trial, which occurred at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is one of a few happening nationwide. Currently, hepatitis-C i...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime hepatitis C hepatitis-C organ transplant Johns Hopkins kidney transplant medicine Source Type: news

Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD Strategies to Manage Cardiovascular Risk in CKD
What are the best ways to address cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear
Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news