A Comparison of Deceased Donor Kidney Utilization A Comparison of Deceased Donor Kidney Utilization
A new study takes a look at the differences in deceased donor kidney utilization rates between countries. What lessons can be learned?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients Misconstrue Terms Clinicians Use to Discuss Kidney Health Patients Misconstrue Terms Clinicians Use to Discuss Kidney Health
Many patients may not understand terms like"end-stage kidney disease," which adds to their distress and even trauma when discussing renal health with clinicians, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Impacts on Pediatric Liver Transplantation Socioeconomic Impacts on Pediatric Liver Transplantation
In what ways might neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation impact pediatric liver transplantation outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Extended Rivaroxaban in Medical Patients Cuts Arterial Events Too Extended Rivaroxaban in Medical Patients Cuts Arterial Events Too
New findings from the MARINER trial — which include a 50% reduction in stroke — have major healthcare implications, the investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Artificial Stone Silicosis Progresses After Exposure Stops Artificial Stone Silicosis Progresses After Exposure Stops
Progression of artificial stone silicosis continues even when patients stop working in the stone industry after diagnosis, a Spanish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Do We See Black Patients Differently? Do We See Black Patients Differently?
California state senator Richard Pan, MD, calls on colleagues to address long-standing medical racism. Even well-meaning physicians, he says, can contribute to ongoing problems in Black healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Wastewater Testing May Help Predict Coronavirus Hotspots Wastewater Testing May Help Predict Coronavirus Hotspots
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Mariana Matus, CEO and co-founder of Biobot Analytics, a company that develops cutting-edge technology to bring wastewater epidemiology to cities.WebMD (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted
Viability testing during normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) can identify transplantable livers that would otherwise be discarded, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Scientists Make Human Mini-Liver From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Scientists Make Human Mini-Liver From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Scientists have bioengineered human mini-livers from induced pluripotent stem cells and successfully transplanted them into immunodeficient rats, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

What Does the Post-COVID Future Hold for PAs? What Does the Post-COVID Future Hold for PAs?
Randy Danielsen offers his view of where the PA profession is going and what needs to happen to get there.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

EU Green Light for Canagliflozin to Slow Diabetic Kidney Disease EU Green Light for Canagliflozin to Slow Diabetic Kidney Disease
The CHMP has recommended approval for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana) be extended to include diabetic kidney disease.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Conditioning Intensity of Allogeneic Transplantation for AML Conditioning Intensity of Allogeneic Transplantation for AML
Might the intensity of allogeneic transplantation conditioning impact outcomes among AML patients with residual disease?Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Bold Action' Urged on Outpatient Dialysis for Undocumented US   Patients'Bold Action' Urged on Outpatient Dialysis for Undocumented US   Patients
During the COVID-19 era, all 50 US states should cover standard outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrant patients with kidney failure, many of whom now rely on emergency-only dialysis, according to new recommendations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Let's Stop the Draconian Visiting Restrictions Let's Stop the Draconian Visiting Restrictions
One physician's thoughts on how to loosen visitation restrictions responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Hospitalization Costs, United States, 2017 Hepatitis A Hospitalization Costs, United States, 2017
What do we currently know about the costs associated with hepatitis A-related hospitalizations?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Happy 25th Birthday, Medscape, From Our Founder Happy 25th Birthday, Medscape, From Our Founder
Medscape launched on May 22, 1995. It was the first site with a radical concept: anyone who registered would have free access to trusted information previously available only through subscriptions.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

' Striking' Drop in Organ Transplants Seen With COVID-19 Pandemic'Striking' Drop in Organ Transplants Seen With COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp drop in organ transplantation in the United States and France, a new report in The Lancet shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Too Much Radiotherapy Still Being Used for Bone Metastases Too Much Radiotherapy Still Being Used for Bone Metastases
A new analysis has found that only 9% of cancer patients with bone metastases are being treated with single-fraction radiotherapy; most are receiving extended fractions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Wide Variation in Post-Heart Transplant Pregnancy Practice Patterns Wide Variation in Post-Heart Transplant Pregnancy Practice Patterns
Practice patterns surrounding pregnancy after heart transplantation vary widely in the US and many clinicians mistakenly believe that pregnancy is contraindicated in all cases, a recent survey suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 25, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Ruxolitinib Beats Standard Therapy at Tamping Down Resistant Graft-Versus-Host Disease Ruxolitinib Beats Standard Therapy at Tamping Down Resistant Graft-Versus-Host Disease
When GVHD is resistant to standard glucocorticoid therapy in patients who have received an allogeneic stem-cell transplant, ruxolitinib performs better than other treatment options, according to results of REACH2.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 24, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Showing For-Profit Dialysis Center Patients Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Is Corrected in JAMA Study Showing For-Profit Dialysis Center Patients Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Is Corrected in JAMA
A study that showed patients getting dialysis at for-profit centers are less likely than those treated at not-for-profit centers to get a kidney transplant has been retracted by JAMA and replaced with a corrected version.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

The 100 Most Cited Papers in the History of the ASA The 100 Most Cited Papers in the History of the ASA
What are the characteristics of the most cited publications from the American Surgical Association? In what ways have they advanced the field of surgery over the years?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatric Donors in Split Liver Transplantation Pediatric Donors in Split Liver Transplantation
What have we learned about the outcomes of split liver transplant using young pediatric donors?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Fighting COVID-19:'Everyone Can Do Something'Fighting COVID-19:'Everyone Can Do Something '
Healthcare professionals in specialty clinics may be wondering how they can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Jessica Sparks Lilley shares her thoughts.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 28, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

North America Sees Its First Birth After a Deceased-Donor Uterus Transplant North America Sees Its First Birth After a Deceased-Donor Uterus Transplant
A healthy baby was delivered by cesarean hysterectomy to a 33-year-old woman with a deceased-donor uterus, a case study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

7 Tips for Running Your Practice in the Coronavirus Crisis 7 Tips for Running Your Practice in the Coronavirus Crisis
Experts provide key insight to keep your staff, patients, and business safe during the pandemic.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Low Bilirubin, Normal Alkaline Phosphatase Tied to Better Outcomes of Biliary Cholangitis Low Bilirubin, Normal Alkaline Phosphatase Tied to Better Outcomes of Biliary Cholangitis
Treatment targets for improved survival in primary biliary cholangitis should include low-normal bilirubin and normal alkaline phosphatase levels, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Time to Eradicate Hepatitis C Is Now The Time to Eradicate Hepatitis C Is Now
Dr William Balistreri says new guidelines recommending expansive screening may be daunting, but they are absolutely crucial if we want to progress further.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Novel Addition to Kidney Preservation Could Reduce Transplant Rejects Novel Addition to Kidney Preservation Could Reduce Transplant Rejects
The novel, first-in-class agent, is designed to reverse the effects of brain death on the function of donated kidneys, potentially improving their viability for transplant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Mortality Rate Higher After Stem Cell Transplant When Gut Bacteria Diversity Is Low Mortality Rate Higher After Stem Cell Transplant When Gut Bacteria Diversity Is Low
There's new evidence that the diversity of bacteria, virus and other microbes in the gut affects a patient's odds of a successful stem cell transplant. It's the latest study in a growing body of research showing the microorganisms quietly thriving in our intestines affect our health in a variety of ways.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

What Are the Most Prescribed Medications for Type 2 Diabetes? What Are the Most Prescribed Medications for Type 2 Diabetes?
Changes in labeling, formularies, and drug formulations were among the factors contributing to shifts in type 2 diabetes drug prescribing practices in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

QoL With Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma May Improve With Tisagenlecleucel QoL With Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma May Improve With Tisagenlecleucel
Patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who achieved complete or partial response to tisagenlecleucel may also experience improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), a phase 2 trial reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era
Gaming the system or doing what's best for your patient? The author examines the difficult ethical balance faced by physicians during the heart transplant allocation process.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation
Kidney transplantation can be safely performed with virtual crossmatching of donor and recipient without the need for a prospective physical crossmatch, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment
Earlier normalization of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels during treatment of chronic hepatitis B is independently associated with a reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease
Those who consume up to 20 drinks per week are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than never drinkers, but authors warn"potential benefits" of alcohol must be weighed against"harms."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused
Findings from a new large study add to evidence of the safety of kidneys from donors who have had acute kidney injury, yet a review of allocation shows many such organs are unused, despite growing need.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Solid-organ Transplant Does Not Worsen Prostate-cancer Outcomes Solid-organ Transplant Does Not Worsen Prostate-cancer Outcomes
Solid-organ transplantation is not associated with worse prostate-cancer mortality, though it is associated with increased overall mortality, according to a database analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Association of Autoimmune Hepatitis With Use of Biologicals Association of Autoimmune Hepatitis With Use of Biologicals
This study examined the incidence and prevalence of autoimmune hepatitis in a nationwide setting. Might its increasing incidence be due to more widespread use of biological drugs?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drops Derived From Donor Blood Ease Symptoms in Severe Dry Eye Drops Derived From Donor Blood Ease Symptoms in Severe Dry Eye
Allogeneic blood-derived eyedrops improve signs and symptoms of severe dry-eye disease (DED), a new randomized controlled trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 14, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Duke Doctors Successfully Transplant'Resuscitated' Heart Duke Doctors Successfully Transplant'Resuscitated' Heart
A new technology that allows the heart to be taken from donors after circulatory death may increase the heart donor pool by as much as 30%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Leadership Gaffes and How Their Worst Day at Work Can Help Leadership Gaffes and How Their Worst Day at Work Can Help
Specialists reveal their embarrassing missteps and professional failures in an effort to bolster colleagues and share key takeaways.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance'Percutaneous Device for Dialysis Access'a Significant Advance '
A novel endovascular device is a new alternative to surgery for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access in those with kidney disease, and has a high level of patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Exercise Impact on Physical Frailty in Chronic Liver Disease Exercise Impact on Physical Frailty in Chronic Liver Disease
A new review examines the therapeutic benefits of exercise in chronic liver disease. Could it help improve frailty and quality of life among these patients?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of HCV-infected Organs in Solid Organ Transplantation Use of HCV-infected Organs in Solid Organ Transplantation
In this new era of successful DAA therapy, should uninfected patients be offered HCV-infected organs for transplantation? This review explores the ethical and practical considerations.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Do You Always Follow Clinical Guidelines? Do You Always Follow Clinical Guidelines?
' Guidelines convey a false sense of certainty,'writes one physician.'In science, there is no absolute certainty. 'Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Experienced Physicians More Likely to Struggle With Grief: Poll Experienced Physicians More Likely to Struggle With Grief: Poll
However, among nurses, those with more experience are less likely to struggle with grief after a patient's death. Nurses are much more likely than physicians to receive support.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 29, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Improved Survival Seen in Hepatoma Patients After HCV Cure Improved Survival Seen in Hepatoma Patients After HCV Cure
Cure of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with direct-acting antivirals is associated with increased survival in patients with HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 29, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform Peritoneal Dialysis Use Increases After Medicare Payment Reform
Rates of home-based peritoneal dialysis for end-stage kidney disease are still relatively low in the US despite reported improvements in quality of life, other measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Novel Antibody Looks Promising in Lupus Nephritis Novel Antibody Looks Promising in Lupus Nephritis
A highly engineered anti-CD20 antibody, obinutuzumab, enhances renal responses in lupus nephritis compared with standard immunotherapy and is well tolerated. A Phase 3 study is planned for 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news