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

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

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

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

Black Inpatients at Higher Risk for Poor Safety Outcomes Black Inpatients at Higher Risk for Poor Safety Outcomes
Compared with their White counterparts, Black patients are at particularly higher risk for poorer safety outcomes regarding surgery and are less likely to be in high-quality hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Allo-HSCT Plus MAb Can Boost Survival in Patients With r/r B-ALL Allo-HSCT Plus MAb Can Boost Survival in Patients With r/r B-ALL
Researchers did a landmark analysis of 110 patients who achieved minimal residual disease-negative status after monoclonal antibody treatment, and looked at results at 2, 4, and 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant
A 47-year-old man who recovered from acute respiratory distress syndrome related to COVID-19 and then went on to develop end-stage liver disease is doing well after liver transplantation, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition'Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition
Anonymous donors agreed to pay next year's tuition for 60 Texas medical students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Organ Allocation Rule Change Has Liver Recovery Teams Traveling Twice as Far Organ Allocation Rule Change Has Liver Recovery Teams Traveling Twice as Far
A change in how organs are allocated for transplant has resulted in recovery teams traveling twice as far to collect livers, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

2021 Match Sets Records: Who Matched and Who Didn't? 2021 Match Sets Records: Who Matched and Who Didn't?
Despite COVID upending the process, the NRMP reports record numbers, with total and first-year positions both up from 2020. Fill rates increased across the board, even as some candidates missed out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

Researchers Make Engineered Heart-Tissue Patches Large Enough for Clinical Use Researchers Make Engineered Heart-Tissue Patches Large Enough for Clinical Use
Human engineered heart tissue patches to help remuscularize an injured heart can now be made large enough for clinical use, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis Often Lack Advance Care Plans Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis Often Lack Advance Care Plans
Many patients with decompensated cirrhosis do not have advance care plans in place to cover their trajectory of illness through end-of-life care, according to a new study that concludes this may be one reason they receive overly aggressive treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Match Nightmares: Med Students Share Stories, Fight Stigma Match Nightmares: Med Students Share Stories, Fight Stigma
They're normalizing the fact that'this is not a personal failure, it's a systemic failure,'one program director says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

GVHD Prophylaxis: Similar Outcomes With PTCy and ATG GVHD Prophylaxis: Similar Outcomes With PTCy and ATG
Outcomes were similar for anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) and post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) when used for graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Pill for COVID-19 Could Be Ready by Year's End First Pill for COVID-19 Could Be Ready by Year's End
New medications are in clinical trials and, if successful, will be ready to treat patients with COVID-19 by the end of the year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Tied to Reduced Mortality in Sickle Cell Patients Kidney Transplant Tied to Reduced Mortality in Sickle Cell Patients
Although the benefits of kidney transplant are similar for sickle cell patients, a new study suggests that sickle cell patients are much less likely to receive organs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Benefit of Blinatumomab in Kids With Relapsed B-Cell Lymphoma Benefit of Blinatumomab in Kids With Relapsed B-Cell Lymphoma
Two randomized trials show a clear benefit of blinatumomab in combination with conventional chemotherapy in children with high-risk relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vitamin Sales Skyrocket in the Pandemic, but Buyer Beware Vitamin Sales Skyrocket in the Pandemic, but Buyer Beware
The supplement market, valued at $48 billion in 2019, is projected to grow to $58 billion this year, but misleading claims take advantage of people trying new methods to improve health in a crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Solid Organ Malignancy and Organ Transplant Candidacy Solid Organ Malignancy and Organ Transplant Candidacy
Should patients with a history of solid organ malignancy be considered for transplantation? A new expert consensus provides guidance.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Hypothermic Machine Perfusion Prevents Complications in Donated-After-Cardiac-Death Liver Allografts Hypothermic Machine Perfusion Prevents Complications in Donated-After-Cardiac-Death Liver Allografts
When preparing livers for transplant, hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion slashes the odds of nonanastomotic biliary stricture by two thirds, according to a European study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

What Is #NephMadness and How Do I Play? What Is #NephMadness and How Do I Play?
Forget basketball -- March 1 marks #NephMadness. The annual battle of the brackets is a fun way to learn about hot nephrology topics. Timothy Yau, MD, from the AJKD blog gives the inside scoop.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

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