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8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

What Will Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

What Would Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive priority for a future kidney transplant if needed later in life?The suggestion from Howard Broadman, then 64 years old, initiated the kidney “voucher” program, an innovative system allowing living donors to donate a kidney now, or at some time in the near future, allowing a family member or friend to be given priority for a kidney transplant in the future if needed...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
Title: Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center StageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women
Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
Title: Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Received Kidney Transplant For Lupus Nephritis
Gomez's struggles with lupus may bring more attention to a disease that's still very misunderstood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant
Gomez said she needed a new kidney because of her lupus diagnosis and that her longtime friend Francia Raisa was the donor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's best friend gave her a kidney
Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant
Actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed she received a kidney transplant due to lupus. Her friend, Francia Raisa, was the donor. Vladimir Duthiers reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Is Recovering From a Kidney Transplant
Singer and actress Selena Gomez revealed why she’s been staying out of the public eye for part of the summer — she’s been recovering from a kidney transplant. Gomez, who has opened up about living with Lupus before, said she looks forward to sharing more of her journey with fans and shared the Lupus Research Alliance’s website for people who want to know more about the disease. “It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly tha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor
The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules
ndian police are investigating a major organ trade racket after they arrested two men, including an alleged kingpin, at Mumbai airport for trafficking poor people for their kidneys to Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rose Needs N11 Million for Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] Life has not been the same for Mrs. Rose Oghenekevwe, a 40-year-old mother of three, after been diagnosed with an end stage renal disease, secondary to long-standing hypertension and retroviral diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dialysis clinic steps up to ensure vital care in Harvey's aftermath
At one Fresenius Kidney Care center in Houston, the clinic director noticed that one patient waiting for a kidney transplant had a much more immediate need last week, as the city struggled with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The woman needed a ride home from dialysis. Ambulances were tied up rescuing flood victims, and there was a midnight curfew. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney patient stunned to discover partner was the perfect match for transplant
KIDNEY patient Jack Mason was stunned to discover that his partner was the perfect 100,000-to-one match for a transplant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Franklin Square Medical Center wants to start doing liver, kidney transplants
The programs would not require any new building or renovation at the hospital, and comes with an equipment price tag of about $75,800. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

The Effects of Short Sleep Duration on Proteinuria and CKD The Effects of Short Sleep Duration on Proteinuria and CKD
Are short sleepers at a higher risk of developing proteinuria and chronic kidney disease?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Receives Kidney for Christmas at Duke
Treatment TermsPediatric Kidney Transplant Author Hallie Potocki Overview After battling kidney disease his entire young life, 11-year-old Kaleek Beatty got the best present he could ask for, just five days before Christmas 2016. Duke Children's Hospital called to say they had found a kidney for him. Hero Imagekaleekbeatty_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Born with Kidney Disease ContentAsk a typical 11-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’re likely to hear “sports superstar” or “rock musician.” Ask Kaleek Beatty, though, and his u...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Team led by UCLA, UCSF receives $8 million to study virus that often strikes after kidney transplants
UCLA, UC San Francisco and City of Hope have received a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study how a common virus called cytomegalovirus may provoke the immune system to reject transplanted kidneys.The 14-member interdisciplinary team is co-led by Elaine Reed, who holds the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Endowed Chair in Diagnostic Medicine at UCLA and is director of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center.  “Nearly 70 percent of people around the world carry antibodies to the cytomegalovirus infection, yet healthy people rarely display symptoms,” said Ree...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland...
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations
Incorporating telemedicine into the evaluation process for kidney-transplant waitlists might save both time and money, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Chukwuebuka Seeks N12 Million to Undergo Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] The specialist doctors at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, have recommended a kidney transplant for 20-year-old Chukwuebuka Peter Umechiedo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conversion From CNI to Everolimus After Kidney Transplant Conversion From CNI to Everolimus After Kidney Transplant
What benefits may converting from conventional CNI therapy to everolimus-based therapy offer kidney transplant patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

A biventricular repair for Jayce ’s one-of-a-kind heart
Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right si...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories atrioventricular canal Biventricular Repair Biventricular Repair Program Dr. Gerald Marx Dr. Pedro del Nido Heterotaxy syndrome Pulmonary atresia transposition of the great arteries Source Type: news

Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer
Conclusion This promising research shows that it can be possible to use gene editing techniques to eliminate retroviruses from pigs, removing one of the potential barriers to using genetically modified pigs as organ donors for humans. There are a few points to note. As the researchers say, though they have shown that pig retroviruses can be passed onto human cells in the laboratory, we don't know what the effects would be in real life. We don't know whether pig retroviruses would be transferred to humans and whether they could cause cancers or immunodeficiency illnesses, for example. The research is at an early stage. The ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

WATCH: California man to get lifesaving kidney donation
Michael Hermogeno suffers from severe heart disease and has been on dialysis and waiting for a transplant for nearly a year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include antibody depletion for kidney transplantation, a way to reverse dabigatran, the costs of board certification, and opioid use in the U.S. population (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News
Shares in Sweden's Hansa Medical jumped 12 percent on Thursday after research showed its experimental drug allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Drug therapy could reduce kidney transplant rejection
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have developed a new drug therapy from lethal bacteria that could reduce rejection rates in kidney transplantation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hansa Medical shares gain on good kidney transplant drug news
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Sweden's Hansa Medical jumped 12 percent on Thursday after research showed its experimental drug allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
Title: Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 3, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hansa Medical drug allows kidney transplantation in tough cases
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sweden's Hansa Medical has allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection, researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
May allow more patients to get donor organ, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk of ESRD in HIV-Positive Potential Live Kidney Donors Risk of ESRD in HIV-Positive Potential Live Kidney Donors
For HIV-positive individuals considering HIV-positive live kidney donor transplantation, the risk of ESRD is a concern.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average
Study suggests centers are often appropriately picky, but one specialist says patients should have a say in these choices Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Kidney Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Transplant Centers Routinely Reject Usable Donor Kidneys (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some centers may underestimate kidney quality, experts said (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - July 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 -- A donated kidney is turned away for transplant an average of seven times before reaching the patient who finally receives it, a new study shows. Transplant centers regularly reject kidneys based on a donor's age or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids ’ viral video helps their mom get new kidney
The video went viral, and months later their mom received a life-saving transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single Mom With 2 Failing Kidneys Saved By Stranger
WINCHESTER (CBS) – A single mother with two failing kidneys was saved by the kindness of a complete stranger. “I work as a web developer. She’s a web designer,” Kara Yimoyines said. “She’s from the Midwest. I’m from the Midwest,” said Nicole Baltzer. “We both like sports.” This months-old friendship feels in so many ways meant to be. Once-strangers in the same town, now connected for life. “I certainly never set out to be a living donor as part of my life plan,” Nicole said. Nicole Baltzer and Kara Yimoyines (WBZ-TV) But that plan took a new direction,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Juli McDonald kidney donation Tufts Medical Center Winchester Source Type: news