How to Spot a Fake N95 How to Spot a Fake N95
Counterfeit N95 airborne particle-filtering face masks are on the rise, but recognizing phonies can be easy using a few simple steps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Immunosuppressive Medicines Do Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes Immunosuppressive Medicines Do Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes
Medications that suppress the immune system, necessary for many chronic diseases, do not worsen outcomes of COVID-19 cases, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Steroids Can Be Safely Ditched in Low-Risk Kidney Transplants Steroids Can Be Safely Ditched in Low-Risk Kidney Transplants
' Going forward...[kidney] transplant centers using steroids should justify why they are using [them], given that there is no evidence of improved outcomes and steroids have adverse effects,'says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Does Oxygenated Cold Perfusate Improve Transplant Outcomes? Does Oxygenated Cold Perfusate Improve Transplant Outcomes?
If ischemia is a barrier to organ preservation, will the addition of oxygen to cold preservation solutions improve renal transplant outcomes?Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee'Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee
Insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers refute the findings of the Senate report; activists say it clearly shows profits have been put ahead of peoples'lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee'Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee
Insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers refute the findings of the Senate report; activists say it clearly shows profits have been put ahead of peoples'lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pressure Builds on CDC to Prioritize Both Diabetes Types for Vaccine Pressure Builds on CDC to Prioritize Both Diabetes Types for Vaccine
Type 1 diabetes is currently listed in a lower-risk category than type 2 diabetes, despite recent data showing equal or greater COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
The gut microbiomes of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) show major functional differences from those of healthy controls (HCs), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments? How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments?
The bill to provide coronavirus relief has some plusses and minuses for physicians. How will it impact you?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death
Dr Andrew Wilner interviews Dr Gene Sung, lead author of the new guidelines from the World Brain Death Project.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

The Lifesaving Potential of Less-Than-Perfect Donor Kidneys The Lifesaving Potential of Less-Than-Perfect Donor Kidneys
Demand for healthy kidneys has long outstripped supply. But better testing and treatment are expanding the donor pool.Undark (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Management of Hyperkalemia in Kidney Transplantation Management of Hyperkalemia in Kidney Transplantation
Hyperkalemia is a common but serious complication that can occur after kidney transplantation. How is this condition best managed?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors' Funniest Zoom Mishaps Doctors' Funniest Zoom Mishaps
Physicians share their most humorous and cringe-worthy moments during video meetings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mycophenolate Shows Promise in Immune Thrombocytopenia Mycophenolate Shows Promise in Immune Thrombocytopenia
For patients with immune thrombocytopenia, adding mycophenolate to the standard of care (steroids) resulted in half as many treatment failures as steroids alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The'Wondrous Map': Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later The'Wondrous Map': Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later
From COVID-19 to prenatal diagnostics and precision medicine, genomics has slowly but surely moved into the clinic, and forever altered medicine. But many new frontiers lie ahead.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Practice Changing': Ruxolitinib as Second-Line in Chronic GVHD'Practice Changing': Ruxolitinib as Second-Line in Chronic GVHD
A significant advantage was observed for ruxolitinib, as compared with standard therapy, for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Higher Risk of Falls/Fractures With Androgen Receptor Inhibitors Higher Risk of Falls/Fractures With Androgen Receptor Inhibitors
Men with prostate cancer taking androgen receptor inhibitors had a higher risk of both falls and fractures compared with men who took other therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Donor and Transplant Candidate Selection During COVID-19 Donor and Transplant Candidate Selection During COVID-19
A newly developed protocol may help in the selection of uninfected donors and recipients for solid organ transplantation during the current pandemic.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes of COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Outcomes of COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
What have we learned about the outcomes of hospitalized solid organ transplant recipients with COVID-19?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Vanquishing Hepatitis C: A Remarkable Success Story Vanquishing Hepatitis C: A Remarkable Success Story
A look back at one of the singular achievements in medical research of the past 25 years, and what improvements are still to come.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Lancet Panel Calls for Urgent Global Action to Combat Diabetes Lancet Panel Calls for Urgent Global Action to Combat Diabetes
Four-year effort by an international multidisciplinary panel outlines a data-driven set of recommendations to reduce the worldwide impact of the condition on the eve of World Diabetes Day.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

First Tool to Specifically Assess Fatigue in Dialysis Is Validated First Tool to Specifically Assess Fatigue in Dialysis Is Validated
The SONG-HD Fatigue instrument was validated for the assessment of fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis in a longitudinal study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Mostly Positive Outcomes After 2018 Adult Heart Transplant Allocation Changes Mostly Positive Outcomes After 2018 Adult Heart Transplant Allocation Changes
Adult heart transplant policy allocation changes enacted in the US in 2018 have led to mostly positive outcomes, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Renal Allografts at Risk After ICIs for Subsequent Cancer Renal Allografts at Risk After ICIs for Subsequent Cancer
The risk for acute rejection and subsequent graft loss is high when kidney transplant recipients receive an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) for subsequent cancer, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Preliminary Results of the US 2018 Heart Allocation Revision Preliminary Results of the US 2018 Heart Allocation Revision
In 2018 the OPTN modified the adult heart allocation policy. What has changed?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Protein Predicts Risk of AKI in COVID-19 Patients Protein Predicts Risk of AKI in COVID-19 Patients
High levels of suPAR on hospital admission dramatically increase the risk of acute kidney injury and need for dialysis in patients with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

US Lung Transplants for Work-Related Lung Diseases Are Increasing US Lung Transplants for Work-Related Lung Diseases Are Increasing
Lung transplants for work-related lung diseases are becoming more common in the US, particularly among coal workers who face hazardous conditions on the job, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Researchers Propose Efficiency Metrics for Living Kidney Donor Evaluations Researchers Propose Efficiency Metrics for Living Kidney Donor Evaluations
Certain process and outcome indicators can help measure how efficiently transplant centers evaluate living kidney donors, according to a report in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New Guideline Helps Patients and Parents Navigate Pediatric ALL New Guideline Helps Patients and Parents Navigate Pediatric ALL
A new guideline from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides information about pediatric ALL to patients and their families in an easy-to-learn format.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Why I Chose to Be a DO -- and Not an MD Why I Chose to Be a DO -- and Not an MD
The White House physician is a DO, which has led some in the press to question his qualifications.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Death Knell for Phosphate Binders in Nondialysis CKD Patients? Death Knell for Phosphate Binders in Nondialysis CKD Patients?
Lanthanum carbonate, a noncalcium phosphate binder, does not appear to improve outcomes in CKD patients who are not yet on dialysis; trial is longest to date but one of many to fail to show an impact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured of HIV, Dies of Cancer
Brown, 54, died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, CA. His first stem cell transplant in 2007 was only partly successful, but a second transplant from the same donor in 2008 seemed to rid him of HIV.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Varies, But It Is Deadly Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Varies, But It Is Deadly
Variations in patient characteristics may explain why the incidence of acute kidney injury in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 differs from place to place. But once AKI occurs, it doesn't bode well anywhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Vitamin D Sufficiency Equals Less Severe COVID-19 More Evidence That Vitamin D Sufficiency Equals Less Severe COVID-19
The latest in a line of studies on vitamin D and COVID-19 supports a link between insufficiency and worse outcomes from the virus, but the jury remains out without robust, randomized controlled trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Severe Donor Obesity Does Not Worsen Heart-Transplant Outcomes Severe Donor Obesity Does Not Worsen Heart-Transplant Outcomes
Transplantation of hearts from severely obese donors is not associated with worse post-transplant outcomes than when hearts from slimmer people are used, according to a study of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress
In November, Dr Cameron Webb could become the first Black physician ever elected to Congress, where he hopes to bridge the gap between health and politics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients
When stratifying mortality risk after liver transplantation, what pretransplant factors should be considered?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Readers Predict Biggest Medical Breakthroughs by 2045 Readers Predict Biggest Medical Breakthroughs by 2045
As part of Medscape's 25th anniversary, readers were asked what they predict will change medicine in the next 25 years. Gene therapy advances and cancer cures topped the list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment
HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe to transplant provided recipients are treated immediately with antiviral agents for 8 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury
Also, a significant proportion of patients with COVID who develop acute kidney injury in hospital do not recover kidney function at time of discharge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Age Alone Should Not Limit Use of Systemic Psoriasis Therapy Age Alone Should Not Limit Use of Systemic Psoriasis Therapy
Patients over age 65 may benefit from systemic psoriasis therapy if clinicians remain aware of comorbidities and concomitant medications, according to a systematic review of data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

US Seniors Underrepresented in Drug Trials for Atopic Dermatitis US Seniors Underrepresented in Drug Trials for Atopic Dermatitis
Most randomized trials testing treatments for atopic dermatitis exclude seniors, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 22, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Does Metformin Reduce Risk for Death in COVID-19? Does Metformin Reduce Risk for Death in COVID-19?
Observational study data suggest that metformin reduces the risk for death from severe COVID-19, but questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far
Nephrologists Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk, of the Freely Filtered podcast, discuss the kidney effects of COVID-19 -- what is and isn't clear in patients with and without preexisting kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes
Kidney transplants from HIV-positive deceased donors to HIV-positive recipients yield excellent transplant and HIV outcomes, according to results from a multicenter pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn't Improve Outcomes Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn't Improve Outcomes
Immediate vs delayed dialysis does not improve 90-day mortality rates in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, according to newly published results from the STARRT-AKI trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Residents, Fellows Will Get Minimum 6 Weeks Leave Residents, Fellows Will Get Minimum 6 Weeks Leave
Leave can be taken once during training for medical care or caregiving without having to use sick days or vacation. ABMS announced the move to help reduce stress and increase autonomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Work-Life Balance Dwarfs Pay in Female Doctors' Top Concerns Work-Life Balance Dwarfs Pay in Female Doctors' Top Concerns
Women report struggling to'be present'at home and missing out on life with their spouse. Although almost two thirds said balance was their top concern, 43% put pay issues at the top.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Umbrella Approach to Protect Kidney Patients, Clinicians in COVID-19 Umbrella Approach to Protect Kidney Patients, Clinicians in COVID-19
Those with advanced kidney disease are at high risk from COVID-19, and nephrologists are learning how best to handle these patients, as well as dealing with acute kidney injury as a result of the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news