US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation US Nephrology Task Force Drops Race From Kidney Calculation
The Task Force of the American Society of Nephrology/National Kidney Foundation recommends new equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate that don't use controversial race coefficient for Blacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar:'Seeing the End of the Pandemic Is Premature'Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar:'Seeing the End of the Pandemic Is Premature '
Jeremy Farrar explains why we must expect new variants, and why he ’d like to give away his booster shot.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ruxolitinib for Treatment of Chronic GVHD FDA Approves Ruxolitinib for Treatment of Chronic GVHD
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved ruxolitinib (Jakafi) for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease after failure of one or two lines of systemic therapy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients
Transplant recipients have a shortened lifespan after developing cancer, especially those who develop lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure
Analysis of exhaled breath using an electronic nose (eNose) can aid in the early detection of chronic lung-allograft dysfunction in lung-transplant recipients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

At 18 Months, Much Still Unknown About Diabetes and COVID-19 At 18 Months, Much Still Unknown About Diabetes and COVID-19
A comprehensive literature review identifies diabetes as a major risk factor for COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, but many mechanistic and epidemiologic knowledge gaps remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Organ Transplants Fell by a Third Globally During Pandemic's First Wave Organ Transplants Fell by a Third Globally During Pandemic's First Wave
Organ transplants fell by a third globally during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact varied across countries, providing an opportunity for cross-country learning to improve future preparedness, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line
New research finds widespread signs of kidney damage months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, necessitating physician vigilance. Tests are vital, say experts, as kidney disease is often silent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral? When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral?
Combining kidney failure risk and lab values might best target patients with CKD needing specialty care, study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

The Future of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Transplant Recipients The Future of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Transplant Recipients
In this editorial, the author discusses preliminary data on the efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines among transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Donor-Specific Biomarker Predicts Liver Transplant Rejection Independent of Recipient Donor-Specific Biomarker Predicts Liver Transplant Rejection Independent of Recipient
Researchers from France have identified a donor-specific biomarker that can predict rejection of a liver transplant, independent of the recipient.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Novel Coating for Blood Vessels Might Help Curb Transplant Rejection Novel Coating for Blood Vessels Might Help Curb Transplant Rejection
Using a special polymer to coat blood vessels of organs for transplant substantially diminishes rejection in mice, scientists have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Little Variation in Outcomes Across US  Liver Transplant Programs Little Variation in Outcomes Across US  Liver Transplant Programs
An analysis of data from US adult liver transplant programs found little variation in graft and patient survival rates but significantly more variation in two other domains of quality: waiting list mortality and use of marginal grafts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes
The decision rested on results from the DAPA-CKD pivotal trial and followed US FDA approval last April for adults with chronic kidney disease regardless of whether they also have type 2 diabetes.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis
Artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes requiring dialysis. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time
With tales of Post-it Notes and fire trucks, Shane Crotty explains COVID immunology and vaccine responses for scientists and nonscientists alike.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD
Reducing sodium intake is important for those with chronic kidney disease, so why is implementing these recommendations so difficult?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants
Patients with undocumented status who receive kidney transplants show encouraging outcomes similar to, or in some cases better than, the general transplant population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Organs From Deceased Recipients of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine May Pose Problems Organs From Deceased Recipients of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine May Pose Problems
Organs from deceased donors who had received AstraZeneca's vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 may possibly prompt vaccine-induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia in recipients, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ruxolitinib Best Option When Glucocorticoids Fail Against Chronic GVHD Ruxolitinib Best Option When Glucocorticoids Fail Against Chronic GVHD
When chronic graft-versus-host disease follows an allogeneic stem-cell transplant, and it's either resistant to standard glucocorticoid therapy or dependent on glucocorticoids, according to the REACH3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News 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

Third Dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Improves Protection in Organ Transplant Recipients Third Dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Improves Protection in Organ Transplant Recipients
A third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech improves protection against the novel coronavirus in solid-organ transplant recipients, according to new study findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies at 56 Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies at 56
Barbara T. Murphy was president-elect of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and in June was named as the recipient of the ASN Lifetime Achievement Award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Novel Liver Dialysis Device May Safely Curb ACLF Novel Liver Dialysis Device May Safely Curb ACLF
The investigational DIALIVE liver dialysis system removes and replaces albumin and filters endotoxins in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery
Some people with COVID-19 have symptoms more than 4 weeks after infection. In some cases, they start to feel better and then have a setback. Here's what we know.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Resmetirom Shows Promise for Fatty Liver in Early Analysis Resmetirom Shows Promise for Fatty Liver in Early Analysis
Resmetirom, an experimental treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, improved biomarkers for the condition in the preliminary analysis of a phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Hurt Patients With Liver Disease in Many Ways The Pandemic Hurt Patients With Liver Disease in Many Ways
Deferred monitoring, delayed treatment, and increased alcoholism added to the burden of COVID-19 itself to make the pandemic especially hard on people with liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Initial Impacts and OPTN Responses The COVID-19 Pandemic: Initial Impacts and OPTN Responses
In what ways has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the number of organ donors and the volume of transplants performed?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Transplant Recipients May Require Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Transplant Recipients May Require Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Solid-organ-transplant recipients may not respond adequately to standard two-dose COVID-19 vaccines, but a third dose may be the charm, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Related Cognitive Impairment Hepatitis C Related Cognitive Impairment
This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of HCV-related cognitive impairment. Can it be reversed by anti-viral therapy?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Complement Inhibitor Shows Early Promise in IgA Nephropathy Complement Inhibitor Shows Early Promise in IgA Nephropathy
A first-in-class oral inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway is showing early promise as a targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology 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

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

Liver Transplant Outcomes Improving for US Patients With HIV/HCV Liver Transplant Outcomes Improving for US Patients With HIV/HCV
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection no longer confers worse patient survival in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy, but the population remains underserved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Many Solid Organ Transplant Patients Make No Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 After mRNA Vaccination Many Solid Organ Transplant Patients Make No Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 After mRNA Vaccination
Solid organ transplant patients may not mount an immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines, a new study in France suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HCV Cure Before HCC Diagnosis Associated With Improved Survival HCV Cure Before HCC Diagnosis Associated With Improved Survival
Do patients with HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma who have achieved HCV cure before HCC diagnosis have improved survival compared with patients who are viraemic at HCC diagnosis?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article 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

Nephrologists See Small Earnings Increase in 2020, Despite COVID-19 Nephrologists See Small Earnings Increase in 2020, Despite COVID-19
Medscape Nephrologist Compensation Report shows steady earnings, work hours, despite pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Nephrologists Make the Case for Cystatin C-Based eGFR Nephrologists Make the Case for Cystatin C-Based eGFR
Serum creatinine is the default measure for estimating glomerular filtration rate in US patients, but nephrologists call for wider use of a cystatin C-based calculation when accuracy is essential.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Neonatal Outcomes After Uterine Transplant Reflect Gestational Age Neonatal Outcomes After Uterine Transplant Reflect Gestational Age
Infants delivered via cesarean section after uterus transplantation appear to have outcomes similar to what's expected for newborns of the same gestational age, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Might Trigger Corneal-Transplant Rejection SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Might Trigger Corneal-Transplant Rejection
Two older women who underwent a Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty transplant and later received a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine have presented with symptoms and signs of endothelial graft rejection, according to a UK report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

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

Management of Lung Transplantation in the COVID-19 Era Management of Lung Transplantation in the COVID-19 Era
A survey of transplant centers provides insight into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on lung transplant programs and transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

New DAPA-CKD Analysis Hints at Dapagliflozin for IgA Nephropathy New DAPA-CKD Analysis Hints at Dapagliflozin for IgA Nephropathy
The landmark DAPA-CKD trial showed that dapagliflozin slows CKD progression regardless of diabetes status. Now a prespecified analysis suggests it also works for CKD patients with an IgA etiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Endorses Islet Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes FDA Panel Endorses Islet Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Voting 12-4 to support approval, panel members expressed concern about toxicity of long-term immunosuppression, particularly given the advances in diabetes technology that now offer improved control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Organ Harvesting's Troubled Past — and Complicated Present Organ Harvesting's Troubled Past — and Complicated Present
With the rise of organ transplantation came difficult ethical questions on race, economics, and the meaning of life.Undark (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Commentary Source Type: news

Diabetes Diagnosis Varies Among People of African Descent Diabetes Diagnosis Varies Among People of African Descent
The relationship between A1c and glycemia appears to differ across African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean populations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back
A $28.5 million settlement to clean the water in a rural county of Alabama came through right before the pandemic hit, but can the still-recovering community trust health workers to help?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news