PIONEER 5: Oral Semaglutide for Diabetes With Moderate CKD PIONEER 5: Oral Semaglutide for Diabetes With Moderate CKD
Oral semaglutide, the investigational first oral GLP-1 receptor agonist, could expand currently suboptimal treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 24, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Potassium-Removing Drug Effective in Dialysis Patients Potassium-Removing Drug Effective in Dialysis Patients
Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate effectively treats hyperkalemia in patients receiving hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease, and no new safety concerns were observed in the phase 3 DIALIZE study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Bluebird Prices Gene Therapy at 1.575 Mln Euros Over Five Years Bluebird Prices Gene Therapy at 1.575 Mln Euros Over Five Years
Bluebird bio Inc on Friday set a price for its gene therapy, Zynteglo, at 1.575 million euros ($1.78 million) over five years, after winning conditional approval in Europe this month to treat a rare genetic blood disorder.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Muscle-Pump Activator Cuts Hospital Time, Edema After Kidney Transplantation Muscle-Pump Activator Cuts Hospital Time, Edema After Kidney Transplantation
Switching standard compression stockings for muscle-pump activators (MPAs) on a kidney-transplantation patient's legs cuts hospitalization time and improves short-term outcomes, a new randomized trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Post-Approval Study Finds No Surprises With Argus II Retinal Implant Post-Approval Study Finds No Surprises With Argus II Retinal Implant
Post-approval follow-up of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System shows safety and visual function outcomes similar to those in previous trials, according to a company-funded study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

' Like Watching a Car Crash in Slow Motion': New RISE Data'Like Watching a Car Crash in Slow Motion': New RISE Data
New RISE findings inform child/adult differences in trajectory of type 2 diabetes; disease is much, much more aggressive in youth. Experts stumped as to what to do in kids both to prevent and treat it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Game Changer: TrialNet Is First to Delay Type 1 Diabetes Onset Game Changer: TrialNet Is First to Delay Type 1 Diabetes Onset
Teplizumab, an investigational anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, delayed the onset of type 1 diabetes for 2 years in patients in the TrialNet study. Experts urge caution but admit result is"terrific."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 10, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is Renal Infarction Linked to Cardiac Amyloidosis? Is Renal Infarction Linked to Cardiac Amyloidosis?
First study of its kind finds renal infarction in cardiac amyloidosis may be more common than previously thought, especially in patients with acute kidney injury, but an expert questions the results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Most Face Transplant Patients Continue to Report Better Quality of Life Most Face Transplant Patients Continue to Report Better Quality of Life
Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston say most of the face transplant patients they have been following for about five years are continuing to show improvement in quality of life.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

New Markers Protect in Diabetic Kidney Disease; Hope for Therapy New Markers Protect in Diabetic Kidney Disease; Hope for Therapy
Study identifies proteins that protect against development of diabetic kidney disease with potential as biomarkers and/or for development of new therapeutics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Incyte's Jakafi Gets FDA Approval to Treat Graft vs Host Disease Incyte's Jakafi Gets FDA Approval to Treat Graft vs Host Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease (GvHD), an inflammatory response by the immune system after a bone marrow transplant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Geographic Disparities in Lung Transplant Rates Geographic Disparities in Lung Transplant Rates
A new study looks at the geographic disparity rates both before and after the emergency lung allocation policy change. What are the impacts?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Company Charges Private Insurance Quadruple for Dialysis Company Charges Private Insurance Quadruple for Dialysis
DaVita charges four times as much for dialysis for privately insured patients in the US compared with those on government insurance; research opens discussion about wide margin in profits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Food Dyes Facilitate 3D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Food Dyes Facilitate 3D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue
Using synthetic and natural food dyes rather than standard toxic light-blocking chemicals enables production of biocompatible and cytocompatible hydrogels containing intricate and functional vascular architectures, according to researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings
A reanalysis of a study comparing outcomes with tenofovir and entecavir for chronic hepatitis B has yielded different results, with some findings no longer statistically significant, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Patients Equally Pleased With Different Keratoplasty Approaches Patients Equally Pleased With Different Keratoplasty Approaches
Although the Descemet Endothelial Thickness Comparison Trial (DETECT) showed better visual acuity with a newer, more demanding corneal transplantation method, this did not translate into greater patient satisfaction, according to a secondary analysis of outcome data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Never Seen Measles? 5 Things to Know Never Seen Measles? 5 Things to Know
Measles is still spreading in the United States, and clinicians need to prepare for seeing their own first patient.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Prediction of Mortality for Liver Transplantation Candidates Prediction of Mortality for Liver Transplantation Candidates
How does this newly developed optimized prediction of mortality compare to MELD score calculations?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

' What's Been Lost': A Physician, His Son, and Sri Lanka Attacks'What's Been Lost': A Physician, His Son, and Sri Lanka Attacks
The fifth-grader was on leave from a Washington, DC, school to study abroad for a year. He was one of at least 253 people killed in the Easter attacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

German Scientists Create See-Through Human Organs German Scientists Create See-Through Human Organs
Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs'brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Hepatitis C Patients Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Hepatitis C Patients
How do neuropsychiatric symptoms differ among those with hepatitis C versus other manifestations of hepatitis, and what insights might these differences provide regarding their etiology?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia
One out of every eight patients who undergo abdominal surgery will develop an incisional hernia and a new smartphone app developed by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine can accurately predict a patient's risk for IH at the bedside.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

' This is Our Lane': Doctors Work to Close Firearm Loopholes'This is Our Lane': Doctors Work to Close Firearm Loopholes
Bills that strengthen background checks and fund gun-violence-prevention research are supported by the American College of Physicians, as are'red flag'laws being passed by some states.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better
Patients with kidney failure do better with home dialysis, new research shows, but uptake is generally low and requires motivation and education, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Chief Wants Release of Medical Device Data Tracking Problems FDA Chief Wants Release of Medical Device Data Tracking Problems
Scott Gottlieb stated that it's"imperative that all safety information be available to the public." The FDA will release thousands of previously unpublished injury reports tied to medical devices.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals
Excellent survival and graft function was seen in uninfected organ recipients after a short course of antiviral treatment in a pilot trial. The findings could potentially expand the organ donor pool.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Horizons in Hepatitis B and C in the Older Adult New Horizons in Hepatitis B and C in the Older Adult
One of the highest prevalence groups for HCV and HBV infection are those over 65 years old. What do clinicians need to know regarding diagnosis and treatment in the older adult?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Heartmate 3 LVAD Impresses in Final MOMENTUM 3 Data Heartmate 3 LVAD Impresses in Final MOMENTUM 3 Data
Patients with advanced heart failure now have an option other than heart transplantation: a more forgiving heart pump that has now been studied out to 2 years in a large population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

When Patients Request Unproven Treatments When Patients Request Unproven Treatments
Is it okay to sell stem cell injections to patients with arthritic joints, even though the treatment hasn't been proven effective?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Commentary Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury
Determining the culprit agent in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury can be challenging. Review currently available and proposed laboratory markers for DILI in this article.Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients
Allowing marijuana users to be living kidney donors could safely expand the pool of available organs, according to the first-ever study comparing outcomes with marijuana-using and non-using donors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial in the USA in patients without 6 months of sobriety. Can earlier transplantation provide good outcomes in these patients?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Impact of Technology on Surgery: The Future Is Unwritten The Impact of Technology on Surgery: The Future Is Unwritten
In what ways might technological advances impact the field of surgery?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes
A new study provides insight into the costs of HCV treatment in liver and kidney transplant recipients and the impact of these agents on longer-term transplant outcomes.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists Use Stem Cells and Gene Editing to Make Mice With Two Mums Scientists Use Stem Cells and Gene Editing to Make Mice With Two Mums
Chinese scientists said on Thursday they had used gene editing and stem cell techniques to produce healthy mice with two mothers which developed well enough to go on to have normal offspring of their own.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Derivation and Validation of the POTTER Calculator Derivation and Validation of the POTTER Calculator
The authors describe the development of an interactive risk calculator for emergency surgery, which may provide a real-time, accurate means of predicting mortality risk.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients Voriconazole May Boost Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Transplant Patients
Recipients of lung transplants (LT) or hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) who are taking the antifungal voriconazole may be at increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Be Aware of These Nine Questionable Clinics Be Aware of These Nine Questionable Clinics
Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Safely Transplanted Into Uninfected Recipients Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Safely Transplanted Into Uninfected Recipients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Scientists Take Step Towards Creating Artificial Embryos Scientists Take Step Towards Creating Artificial Embryos
An international team of scientists has moved closer to creating artificial embryos after using mouse stem cells to make structures capable of taking a crucial step in the development of life.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

HCV-Positive Kidneys Cost-Effective for HCV-Positive Recipients HCV-Positive Kidneys Cost-Effective for HCV-Positive Recipients
Quality-adjusted life expectancy is greater and costs are lower when kidney transplant candidates infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) receive HCV-positive kidneys than when they receive HCV-negative kidneys, according to a cost-effectiveness analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need
How has the epidemiology of liver transplantation changed as a result of the introduction of new direct-acting antiviral therapies for HCV?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Anti-PD-1 Agents Rapidly Adopted in Clinical Practice Following Approval Anti-PD-1 Agents Rapidly Adopted in Clinical Practice Following Approval
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs
Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration
A bioengineered implant of human embryonic stem-cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) may be of benefit in advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to preliminary research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes
People who donate part of their liver for transplantation have few complications, whether in the short or long term, and can lead normal healthy lives, a new single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news