Teenager gets a kidney transplant from his MOTHER after 'waiting since he was five weeks old'
Stephen Gallacher, 15, who has been ill since birth, was the 100th person in Scotland to have a living donor transplant from his mother, Cheryl. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antiviral therapy improves survival rates for kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B or C
(Elsevier) Prior to the development of antiviral therapy, kidney transplant recipients infected with either hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) experienced poor outcomes. In a new study in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier, researchers report favorable 10-year survival rates for patients with HBV and/or HCV treated with antiviral agents and advise that antiviral therapy should be systematically offered to all HBV and HCV patients in line with international recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease - regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene-Expression Signature in Blood Predicts Kidney Graft Rejection Gene-Expression Signature in Blood Predicts Kidney Graft Rejection
A multivariable gene-expression signature in peripheral blood of kidney-transplant recipients allows early identification of T cell-mediated rejection, according to results from the KALIBRE study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Kidney transplant recipients receiving Medicare who lose coverage before or after the current three-year policy time point have an increased risk for allograft loss, according to a study published online March 5 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Living kidney donor doesn't have to know the recipient
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I've heard of people being a living kidney donor for someone they don't know who's in need of a transplant. How does that work? Don't you have to be a relative, or at least a friend, to donate a kidney? ANSWER:?If you're interested in being a living kidney donor, it's not necessary for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- A gene expression signature can identify T-cell mediated rejection (TCMR) ahead of time in kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published online March 1 in EBioMedicine. Sofia Christakoudi, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing of Medicare loss may affect long-term success of kidney transplantation
(Wiley) Kidney transplant recipients under 65 years of age qualify for Medicare coverage following transplantation, but coverage ends after three years. A new American Journal of Transplantation study found that failure of the transplanted kidney was 990 percent to 1,630 percent higher for recipients who lost Medicare coverage before this three-year time point compared with recipients who lost Medicare on time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Seeks to Cut Dialysis Costs With More Home Care Versus Clinics U.S. Seeks to Cut Dialysis Costs With More Home Care Versus Clinics
The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Changes Afoot for Kidney Disease Payment in Medicare
(MedPage Today) -- HHS wants to encourage more transplants, home dialysis, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. seeks to cut dialysis costs with more home care versus clinics
The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swift Path to Kidney Transplant, After a Decade of Kidney Disease
Treatment TermsKidney diseaseKidney transplant Overview At age 27, Barb Lavalette learned she had a disease that, over time, could severely damage her kidney function. For more than a decade, she managed her kidney disease and built a life and family. Then her kidneys began to fail rapidly and she was placed on the transplant waitlist at Duke. Fortunately, her wait was shorter than most. Hero Image2019_barbaralavalette.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonKidney Transplant Patient Photo Featured Doctors Matthew J. Ellis, MD Bradley H. Collins, MD BodyDisplay in Announcement Section:...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Blood test could give two-month warning of kidney transplant rejection
New research has found a novel way to predict rejection of a kidney transplant before it happens by monitoring the immune system of transplant patients. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 1, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
(RCSI) A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy must choose between keeping her kidney or her leg
Purdy, 39, was 19 when she had both legs amputated below the knee, her spleen removed and a kidney transplant - donated from her father - to save her life from meningitis and sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face transplant recipient to go under the knife again to get a kidney transplant
In 1997, 22-year-old Richard Norris had been out drinking with friends, when he came home to where he lived with his parents in Virginia, and took a gun out of the cabinet in the living room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S. Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S.
A new study examined the trends in the US kidney transplant candidate population. What are the implications of the findings?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn ’ t Be.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Kidneys Transplants Dialysis Organ Donation Death and Dying Elderly JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) United States Renal Data System Veterans Affairs Department Source Type: news

Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Dialysis and kidney transplant patients have more than a 2.5-fold increased risk for cancer death, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Eric H. Au, M.B.B.S.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don't have kidney failure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV+ donors to HIV+ recipients
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first large-scale clinical trial studying liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the US. The HOPE in Action Multicenter Liver Study will determine the safety of this practice by evaluating liver recipients for potential transplant-related and HIV-related complications following surgery. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and follows the 2018 launch of a similar study evaluating kidney transplantation between people with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effects of Vadadustat on Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients Effects of Vadadustat on Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients
Vadadustat is a potential new treatment for anemia in chronic kidney disease -- but what do we know about its impacts in patients receiving hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Brazil will have the technology to transplant pig organs into humans
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Gene-edited pigs may reduce Brazil's transplant waiting list. Still in its initial stages and presented at FAPESP Week London, a project will assess how patients awaiting kidney transplants react to porcine blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made - to - Order Kidneys?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Research, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

UC Health reports surge in transplant surgeries
UC Health, which runs the region ’s only comprehensive organ transplant program for adults, reported a large increase in such surgeries in 2018. Nearly 300 kidney, liver and heart transplants were performed at the flagship University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2018, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. The rise in volume was attributed to a concerted outreach program to referring physicians as well as operational improvements and an increased awareness of organ donation. “More… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Woman races to have a kidney transplant with just 24 hours' notice in NHS documentary
This week's episode of Hospital on BBC Two follows patients at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital as they prepare to have life-changing surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy woman dies after doctors wrongly removed BOTH kidneys after misdiagnosing her with cancer
Linda  Woolley, 73, of Englewood, Colorado, was on the transplant list when she suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on Friday, her family said. She was misdiagnosed with 'likely' kidney cancer in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy woman dies after doctors wrongly removed BOTH kidneys after misdiagnosing her with cancer
Linda Woolley, 73, of Englewood, Colorado, was on the transplant list when she suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on Friday, her family said. She was misdiagnosed with 'likely' kidney cancer in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
No difference in patient, graft survival; increased costs seen for A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Outcomes are similar for blood type A2 to blood type B and B to B deceased donor kidney transplantation (DDKTx), according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. David... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bone, Inflammation and the Bone Marrow Niche in CKD Bone, Inflammation and the Bone Marrow Niche in CKD
A new review investigates the potential link between bone, inflammation, and the bone marrow niche in chronic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Former NHL star nearly died and needed liver and kidney transplants after being pricked by a CACTUS
Former NHL star Lyle Odelein, 50, was pricked by a cactus in March 2018 while playing golf in Arizona. It developed into a life-threatening infection that caused his organs to fail. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natera Announces Agreement with One Lambda to Co-Distribute Its Kidney Transplant Rejection Test
Agreement Enhances Commercial Presence in Organ Transplant Centers SAN CARLOS, Calif., Feb. 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the analysis of cell-free DNA, to... Diagnostics, Distribution Natera, Thermo Fisher Scientific, One Lambda, Organ Transplant Assay (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Minority kidney transplants could increase with new option
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Kidney transplant recipients are now benefiting from donor organs that do not match their blood type but are compatible and just as safe, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dialysis nurse donates her own KIDNEY to a poorly stranger in desperate need of a transplant  
Rachel Cox, 48, has worked on a renal unit in Ayrshire, Scotland, for years. Her family said she was 'crazy', but the mother-of-two underwent the operation in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Vitamin D3 Bad for the Kidney? Is Vitamin D3 Bad for the Kidney?
The question of whether vitamin D3 negatively impacts kidney function is complex. This editorial explores the issue.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Cognitive function first improved then declined 1 to 4 years after transplant in frail recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- Frail kidney transplant recipients have lower cognitive scores than nonfrail recipients four years after transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Nadia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel Biomarker for Acute Rejection After Kidney Transplant Novel Biomarker for Acute Rejection After Kidney Transplant
Subclinical acute rejection after kidney transplantation is currently only detectable with surveillance biopsies, but a novel biomarker may offer a new alternative.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Boosts Survival in Lupus Nephritis Kidney Transplant Boosts Survival in Lupus Nephritis
Kidney transplantation is associated with a survival benefit for patients with lupus nephritis and end-stage renal disease (LN-ESRD), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Half a century of success for the Kidney Transplant Program
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 22, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Whole-exome sequencing (WES) can identify a genetic cause for almost one-third of pediatric kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Kidneys Organ Donation Liver Immune System Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Massachusetts General Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh (Pa) Source Type: news

New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests? New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests?
Dr Desai reviews a study examining the usefulness of a new renal biopsy index (1-RBI). Could it be used in place of invasive routine biopsies in deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients?Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.(Image credit: shapecharge/shapecharge/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis
In selected patients with light chain (AL) amyloidosis who are reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplantation is a worthwhile approach, according to Boston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New Data Boosts Value Proposition of AlloSure
When our kidneys fail to function as they should, our treatment options generally begin with dialysis and end with a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, transplanted kidneys last, on average, between 12 years and 15 years (depending on if the donor is living or deceased, and if they are a relative or not). Some recipients are lucky if they even get five good years out of their transplanted kidney. CareDx has already established the clinical value of AlloSure, a donor-derived cell-free DNA test designed to assess allograft health in kidney transplant patients, and new data demonstrates the test's clinical utility in patients ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Hormone gel may treat glomerular disease after kidney transplant
Research, published inTransplantation, suggests that adrenocorticotropic hormone gel may be an effective treatment for glomerular disease in kidney transplant patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news