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

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 29, 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 24, 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