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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

Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors
The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear
CARACAS (Reuters) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Citizenship Status and Kidney Transplantation Citizenship Status and Kidney Transplantation
Is there a difference in kidney transplant outcomes between non-resident immigrants and US citizens?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cary-based kidney transplant drug company scores $60M
Cary-based Veloxis Pharmaceuticals has secured $60 million in debt financing from funds managed by Athyrium Capital Management. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Potential Yield of Imminent Death Kidney Donation Potential Yield of Imminent Death Kidney Donation
Might imminent death organ donation provide another avenue of procuring donor kidneys?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

A hospital refused a new kidney to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.
Hospital officials in Oregon have ended a policy that prevented an undocumented woman from getting a liver transplant because of her immigration status after outcry, according to local news reports. Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, a mother of four who has lived in the country for at least 30 years, was denied the transplant in a letter Tuesday from […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsBillionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicineFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulate...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the heart: The tale of a three-time transplant recipient
Playing youth hockey and Little League in the spring of 1988, I started to become easily fatigued. I became very weak and could no longer run around. By May, a visit to my pediatrician resulted in a trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic on Fegan 6 and the first of many cardiac catheterizations I would receive in my life. The results of that first procedure were shared in my corner room across from the nurses’ station on 6 East (the cardiac step-down at the time): I would need a heart transplant for cardiomyopathy. It was Friday the 13th. I was 10 years old. Tim, before he ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tim Gallagher Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cardiac catheterization cardiomyopathy heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Here's how UPMC's expanded kidney-transplant chain works (Video)
A kidney-transplant chain last week linked three hospitals in the UPMC chain across Pennsylvania, resulting in live kidneys donated by people in Harrisburg and Erie transplanted into patients in Erie and Pittsburgh. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Donor kidneys revitilized for transplant
A team at Toronto General has successfully used a special machine to keep a donor kidney preserved and healthy so that it can be transplanted into a patient. This is a big deal because there's a shortage of donor kidneys and anything that keeps more of them viable for longer makes more transplants possible. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Donor kidneys revitalized for transplant at Toronto General Hospital
A team at Toronto General Hospital is using an "ex-vivo" machine to preserve and rejuvenate kidneys by mimicking the conditions inside the body prior to transplant. Its use could make more kidney transplants possible. About five per cent of patients die while on the waiting list in Ontario every year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Detecting and treating dnDSA early preserves allograft function
(Children's National Health System) Monitoring and treating de novo donor-specific antibodies before they could cause graft damage helped to decrease dnDSA in a majority of pediatric kidney transplant recipients at Children National Health System and prevented graft failure in the first few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integrating Kidney Transplantation Into Value-Based Care Integrating Kidney Transplantation Into Value-Based Care
The expansion of a comprehensive care model for the care of patients with renal failure will ensure the provision of quality care while reducing costs.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Donors Could Face Long-Term Health Risks
More than 19,000 kidney donations were performed in the United States in 2016, the latest figures available, according to U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation. About 1 in 5 donations of all organs is from a living donor. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man gets surgery after 'In Need of Kidney' shirt goes viral
New Jersey father of 5 whose T-shirt saying 'In Need of Kidney' went viral receives lifesaving transplant from stranger; donor calls decision 'no-brainer' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

Father finds kidney donor after printing plea on a t-shirt
Rob Leibowitz, 60, from New Jersey, suffered from chronic kidney disease and wore a t-shirt that said 'In Need of Kidney' to find his donor. He underwent a successful transplant surgery last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Tanzania:Relief for Dodoma Patients As Kidney Transplant Services in the Offing
[Daily News] THE government has revealed that the Dodomabased state-of-the-art Benjamin Mkapa Hospital will officially start offering kidney transplant services and other specialist surgeries by June, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis
Could urinary proteome analyses provide a non-invasive alternative to kidney biopsy for the diagnosis of chronic kidney diseases?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Injury Common After Non - Kidney Transplants in Children
High risk of AKI in first year after non - kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Worsen for Live Donor Kidney Transplants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer blacks, Hispanics get transplant now than two decades ago (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zambia:'UTH Can Now Do Organ Transplants'
[Times of Zambia] THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka has urged the public to embrace organ transplants because the institution has acquired equipment for operations especially for kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fewer black, Hispanic patients get kidney transplants from live donors
(Reuters Health) - - Black and Hispanic patients who need kidney transplants are less likely than white people to receive organs from live donors and this disparity has worsened over time, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Racial Disparities in Transplantation Persist Racial Disparities in Transplantation Persist
Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are even less likely to receive a live-donor kidney transplant now than they were decades ago despite significant efforts to reduce racial disparities in transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Racial, ethnic disparities persist for patients in receiving kidney transplants from live donors
(JAMA Network) Black and Hispanic patients are less likely than white patients to receive a live donor kidney after two years on a waiting list, with an increase in disparity over the last two decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UAMS Shifts Two to Transplant Team (UAMS Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Sushma Bhusal and Dr. Aparna Sharma have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as transplant nephrologists, caring for kidney and pancreas transplant patients before and after surgery. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The National Landscape of Living Kidney Donor Follow-Up The National Landscape of Living Kidney Donor Follow-Up
Are transplant centers currently meeting the mandated living donor follow-up guidelines?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

RCMP officer anxiously awaiting life-altering kidney transplant
RCMP Cpl. Shane Burridge says he can't wait to finally get his kidney transplant, so that he can get back to work. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

AKI Ascertainment for Clinical and Preclinical Studies AKI Ascertainment for Clinical and Preclinical Studies
How do clinical and preclinical interventional studies differ in their use of acute kidney injury biomarkers?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

A boy ’s basketball-size tumor is slowly suffocating him. Doctors will attempt a risky removal.
Noel Zayas paraded his son to a never-ending carousel of Cuban doctors, but none of them would touch the boy. Emanuel Zayas’s basketball-size facial tumor was too complex, they told his family. The surgery to remove it too risky. “I knocked on a lot of hospital doors,” Zayas told the Miami Herald. “To see our son […]Related:Why this may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidaysWhat’s the most embarrassing way you’ve ever injured yourself?Someone stole a child’s parcel off his porch. It contained his kidney transplant medication. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex
Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Someone stole a child ’ s parcel off his porch. It contained his kidney transplant medication.
When Austin Taylor turned 4, his father reminisced about the young life doctors said the boy would likely never have. “1,461. It may seem like an odd number to post on Facebook. But this number holds more meaning to our family then you realize. This is the number of days Austin has gone beyond the doctor's life expectancy,” […]Related:ACA enrollment for 2018 nearly matches last year’s, despite Trump administration efforts to undermine itSenate Democrats and more than 300 public-health groups call on Trump officials to reverse HHS language restrictionsThis model lost her leg because o...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients
(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Four moving forward, following living donation
Many children wait months — and sometimes years — for a transplant, but thanks to the generosity of living donors, some kids don’t have to wait. Read about the lives and futures of four children saved by living donation. Helping Sloan live up to her name Without Lt. Steve Tenney, 7-month-old Sloan wouldn’t be nursing, beginning to roll over on her own or meeting other milestones. “I did what anyone would have done,” says Tenney, who donated a piece of his liver when Sloan was only 5 months old. “Sloan means ‘warrior,’” her mom, Sarah says. “We didn&rsqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donation living donor pediatric transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Family ties
How a groundbreaking kidney transplant procedure changed the lives of a father and daughter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Markers of Fibrosis and CV Risk in Kidney Transplantation Markers of Fibrosis and CV Risk in Kidney Transplantation
Urinary markers of kidney fibrosis may provide important clues into the cardiovascular risk in kidney transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Bortezomib No Help for Kidney Transplant Rejection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But researchers hold out hope that it could work in combo therapy (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 14, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Nigeria:FMC Umuahia Performs First Free Kidney Transplants On Two Patients
[Guardian] Umuahia -Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8, 2017 will ever remain remarkable and memorable in the South East medical sector as the days the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia in Abia state successfully transplanted two kidneys harvested from their separate donors in the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:FMC Umuahia Pioneers Kidney Transplant in South East
[This Day] Umuahia -After years of exposing its medical personnel to acquire the needed skills, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia has successfully carried out kidney transplant thereby becoming the first medical facility to achieve such medical feat in the Southeast zone of Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Manifestations of Lupus in the Kidney and How to Manage Them Manifestations of Lupus in the Kidney and How to Manage Them
Find out what there is to know regarding the diagnosis of lupus nephritis and the available and emerging treatment strategies.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues
Researchers have developed a method to integrate functional MR (fMRI) and PET...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus Researchers resolve PET/MRI issue for epilepsy patients PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Review of 1748 Kidney Paired Donation Transplants A Review of 1748 Kidney Paired Donation Transplants
How often do broken chains occur within kidney paired donation, and what are the most common reasons why?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Molecular Pathways to Kidney Graft Chimerism Identified Molecular Pathways to Kidney Graft Chimerism Identified
Several molecular pathways in renal grafts are associated with induction of tolerance after kidney transplantation, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?
In the United States, about 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant, the researchers said (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology may help increase number of kidneys transplanted
(Wiley) Many deceased donor kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality, but a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study found that a technique called normothermic machine perfusion can assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NJ boy gets transplant after living without kidneys
Ismael Rodriguez-Reyes, 7, was born with polycystic kidney disease, which caused the kidneys to overgrow and form cysts. After finally getting new organs he hopes to return home to New Jersey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 7, gets transplant after living without kidneys
Ismael Rodriguez-Reyes, 7, was born with polycystic kidney disease, which caused the kidneys to overgrow and form cysts. After finally getting new organs he hopes to return home to New Jersey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news