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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Innovative Kidney Donor'Voucher' System Is Saving Lives
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- In the world of chronic kidney disease, the dilemma is not uncommon: A relatively young patient with kidney trouble may need a transplant down the road, and an older family member is more than ready to step up. But the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vouchers for Future Kidney Transplants May Increase Living Donations Now Vouchers for Future Kidney Transplants May Increase Living Donations Now
A program that offers vouchers for future kidneys in exchange for donations in the present may increase the number of living donations and shorten wait times for those who receive the vouchers, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Voucher-based kidney donation, redemption for future transplant
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did: Researchers examined family voucher-based kidney donations and the capability of voucher redemption to provide timely kidney transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diuretic Use After Kidney Transplant Increases Diabetes Risk Diuretic Use After Kidney Transplant Increases Diabetes Risk
Diuretic use following renal transplantation significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes over the next 5 years, potentially causing serious complications, including graft loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

High-Priority Patients Often Don't Make It to the Kidney Transplant Wait List High-Priority Patients Often Don't Make It to the Kidney Transplant Wait List
Kidney transplantation is often the best option for people with end-stage kidney disease, but many'high priority'patients are not placed on the kidney transplant wait list, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Many at High Priority for Kidney Transplant Not on Waitlist
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- Many patients with top 20 percent Estimated Post-Transplant Survival (EPTS) are not waitlisted for kidney transplant, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Noting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- Many Americans who stand to benefit most from a kidney transplant may be missing a key window of opportunity, a new study finds. The study focused on kidney failure patients who would be expected to live many years after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many'High Priority' Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant Lists
Title: Many'High Priority'Patients Aren't Getting Put on Kidney Transplant ListsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 18, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Third dose of COVID vaccine is more effective in organ transplant recipients than first two doses 
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine may be more effective in kidney transplant recipients than the first two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results from Phase 3 MAIA Study Showing Significant Overall Survival Benefits for Treatment with DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who are Transplant Ineligible
Raritan, N.J., June 12, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced overall survival (OS) results from the Phase 3 MAIA (NCT02252172) study showing the addition of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Rd) resulted in a statistically significant survival benefit over lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) alone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) who were ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and were treated to progression.[1] These data were featured in the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Press Briefin...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Hemodialysis Patients Have Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccine
FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- Most hemodialysis patients (HDP) but few kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) develop antibody responses to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) after receipt of an mRNA vaccine, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Just 18% of people who have had kidney transplants develop antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines
A new study from Rouen Hospital in France found that after two doses of Pfizer's vaccine, 88.9% of dialysis patients developed antibodies against the virus compared to 17.8% of transplant recipients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Experts: It's Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms Kidney Experts: It's Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms
When estimating how well a patient's kidneys are working, doctors frequently turn to an equation that depends on a question: Is the patient Black?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Egypt: Sisi Urges Govt to Increase Kidney Transplant Centers Nationwide
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the government to provide the support necessary for expanding the number of kidney transplants which are considered the ideal treatment for renal failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Oral Agent Shows Clinical Activity in Rare C3 Glomerulopathy New Oral Agent Shows Clinical Activity in Rare C3 Glomerulopathy
A new oral complement inhibitor showed clinically meaningful activity, compared with placebo, in a rare kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Unlevel Playing Field: New Transplant Policy Doesn't Benefit All States Unlevel Playing Field: New Transplant Policy Doesn't Benefit All States
The new OPTN kidney allocation policy in the US will not benefit all states equally when regional end-stage kidney disease rates are taken into accountMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Is the Risk of CVD Increased in Living Kidney Donors? Is the Risk of CVD Increased in Living Kidney Donors?
A new study examines the question of whether living kidney donors are at a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Transplant Referral Less Likely For Dialysis Patients at For-Profit Facilities
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 -- For patients with kidney failure initiating dialysis, referral for evaluation at a transplant center is lower at for-profit facilities, according to a study published online May 26 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Updated Data Demonstrate Significant Improvement in Hematologic Complete Response with DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, N.J., May 26, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced updated results from the Phase 3 ANDROMEDA study, which evaluated DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare blood cell disorder associated with the deterioration of vital organs, most notably the heart, kidneys and liver.[1] Longer-term results from a median follow-up of 20.3 months showed rates of hematologic complete response (hemCR) remained significantly higher in patients treated with DARZALEX FASPRO®...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen ’s Updated Phase 1 Results for Teclistamab Suggest Deep, Durable Responses in Patients with Heavily Pretreated Multiple Myeloma
We reported initial findings for teclistamab at ASCO 2020, and study updates have observed a deepening of responses that have shown to be durable in a significant percentage of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma,” said Amrita Y. Krishnan, M.D., Director of the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research and Chief, Division of Multiple Myeloma, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope, and study investigator. “Teclistamab exposure was sustained across the dosing interval and exceeded target levels, and consistent T-cell activation was ob...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

App Scans Medical Records to Find Those With Kidney Disease App Scans Medical Records to Find Those With Kidney Disease
A validated software algorithm can autonomously scan more than a million electronic medical records, identify people with chronic kidney disease, and diagnose their severity stage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital to Offer Kidney Transplant
[New Times] King Faisal Hospital has announced plans to offer advanced kidney treatment services, including kidney transplant, making it the first hospital to introduce the practise in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Better donor evaluation, drug therapy in sight for kidney transplants
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Looking to improve organ transplant success, researchers are working to learn more about how an immune molecule, which also protects a fetus, helps protect some transplanted kidneys, and to develop a synthetic version of that molecule that could help more patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'B Positive' Renewed for Season 2 at CBS
This bodes well for Drew Dunbar’s kidney transplant: CBS has renewed Chuck Lorre’s B Positive for Season 2, TVLine has learned.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- A pharmacist-led smartphone health app prevents medication errors and hospitalizations among kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published in the May issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is it Time to Abandon the Nutrient-Based Renal Diet Model? Is it Time to Abandon the Nutrient-Based Renal Diet Model?
The traditional nutrient-based renal diet is routinely recommended in the management of kidney disease, but a new study raises questions.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roxadustat Promise for Oral Treatment of Anemia in Kidney Disease Roxadustat Promise for Oral Treatment of Anemia in Kidney Disease
Headed to an FDA advisory committee assessment this summer, the oral anemia drug roxadustat, from the novel HIF-PHI drug class, adds to its efficacy and safety track record.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pharmacist + App Cuts Errors, Hospitalization After Transplant Pharmacist + App Cuts Errors, Hospitalization After Transplant
Use of a pharmacist-led intervention involving a smartphone app with home monitoring substantially reduced medication errors, adverse events, and hospitalizations for kidney transplant patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

New Study Confirms Kidney Dialysis Worsens Pregnancy Outcomes New Study Confirms Kidney Dialysis Worsens Pregnancy Outcomes
Pregnancy outcomes of women on dialysis were substantially worse than women with a kidney transplant who gave birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Vadadustat for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Questions Remain Vadadustat for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Questions Remain
The HIF prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor shows efficacy in the treatment of anemia with chronic kidney disease, but in non-dialysis patients increased cardiovascular risks are observed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients
What factors may contribute to sudden cardiac death in in end-stage kidney disease patients receiving dialysis -- and what strategies may help prevent these events?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Up for Dialysis Patients in March to July 2020
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Patients undergoing dialysis and those with kidney transplants had increased mortality risk in 2020 compared with 2017 to 2019, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients? Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients?
A new study examines the question of whether kidney transplant recipients may realize worse COVID-19 outcomes compared with nontransplant patients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a breath test that measures how well patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) respond to receiving liver or combined liver and kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SCM21: Pandemic Forces Another Virtual Kidney Meeting SCM21: Pandemic Forces Another Virtual Kidney Meeting
In 2020, the National Kidney Foundation had to quickly pivot to a virtual conference for its Spring Clinical Meetings. The 2021 edition involved much more planning to create a more varied remote experience.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease Sodium Intake and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
A new editorial calls for a randomized controlled trial regarding the effects of sodium intake on CKD progression. Would an RCT help bridge the evidence gap?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure
This study examined the effect of empagliflozin on cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in heart failure patients with or without chronic kidney disease.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AKI in COVID-9 Patients: An Update on the Pathophysiology AKI in COVID-9 Patients: An Update on the Pathophysiology
This article provides an update.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news