Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Biggest Contributors to Life-Years Lost to Cancer in Transplant Patients
Transplant recipients have a shortened lifespan after developing cancer, especially those who develop lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Linked to Shortened Life Span for Solid Organ Recipients
Overall, cancer responsible for loss of 1.9 percent of total life years expected in the absence of cancer in transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Against Following White House Plan for Booster Doses for All
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for those over age 65 and those at higher risk of exposure to the virus, including healthcare, frontline and essential workers, under emergency use authorization, but stopped short of recommending boosters for the general population. (Boosters have already been authorized for those with compromised immune systems.) Pfizer-BioNTech had originally requested that the FDA consider full approval of a booster dose for all people who have been vaccinated with its shot. The 18 members ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Former surgeon resigns from National Academies panel on transplant reform
The retired transplant surgeon recently accepted a position with a consulting company (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure Electronic-Nose Technology Promising for Early Detection of Lung-Allograft Failure
Analysis of exhaled breath using an electronic nose (eNose) can aid in the early detection of chronic lung-allograft dysfunction in lung-transplant recipients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

At 18 Months, Much Still Unknown About Diabetes and COVID-19 At 18 Months, Much Still Unknown About Diabetes and COVID-19
A comprehensive literature review identifies diabetes as a major risk factor for COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, but many mechanistic and epidemiologic knowledge gaps remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Organ Transplants Fell by a Third Globally During Pandemic's First Wave Organ Transplants Fell by a Third Globally During Pandemic's First Wave
Organ transplants fell by a third globally during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact varied across countries, providing an opportunity for cross-country learning to improve future preparedness, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line Long COVID Could Spell Kidney Troubles Down the Line
New research finds widespread signs of kidney damage months after SARS-CoV-2 infection, necessitating physician vigilance. Tests are vital, say experts, as kidney disease is often silent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Organ Transplant Activity Declined During 2020
The most affected organ transplants were kidney, followed by lung, liver, and heart (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral? When Should Patients With Kidney Disease Get Nephrology Referral?
Combining kidney failure risk and lab values might best target patients with CKD needing specialty care, study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Heart transplant patient reunites with family who saved his life
Amanda Reynolds tragically lost her husband, David, in 2018. However, because he was an organ donor, his heart saved the life of another and now beats on in David "Spider" Shell. Reynolds and Shell reunited in February 2020, right before the pandemic. Learn more. The University of Kansas Health System is a premier academic health system providing full range of services, from routine primary care to advanced care for complex conditions. It includes The University of Kansas Physicians, the region’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The University of Kansas Health System Source Type: news

Poisoned Afghan boy dies, brother still critically ill
Doctors at Poland’s main children’s hospital say a 5-year-old Afghan boy, recently evacuated from Kabul, has died and his 6-year-old brother, who has undergone a liver transplant, remained in life-threatening condition after they ate poisonous mushrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transplant for mushroom-poisoned Afghan boy; brother in coma
Doctors at Poland's main children's hospital say they will carry out a liver transplant on a 6-year-old Afghan boy who ate poisonous mushrooms with his family (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Huge decrease in organ transplants as Covid took hold across world
UK and international studies show the impact pandemic has had on health services and patientsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of solid organ transplants fell dramatically around the world between 2019 and 2020, researchers have found, highlighting the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on health services and patients.As the pandemic surged, hospitals were forced to delay potentially life-saving organ transplant surgery, because of resources such as intensive care beds being needed for Covid patients and because of concerns including whether it was safe to treat transplant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Coronavirus Organ donation Society NHS Science Source Type: news

High Success Rates With Down-Staging of Liver Cancer Prior to Transplant High Success Rates With Down-Staging of Liver Cancer Prior to Transplant
Down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplant based on UNOS criteria is successful most of the time using either chemoembolization or Y-90 radioembolization, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UK's oldest living heart transplant patient marks 90th birthday
Ted Warner was only expected to live for eight more years after his operation in 1990. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients Than for White, Hispanic Patients Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients Than for White, Hispanic Patients
Liver transplant survival rates are lower for Black recipients than for white or Hispanic patients, a new US study suggests, although the differences in mortality have shifted over time.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

The Future of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Transplant Recipients The Future of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Transplant Recipients
In this editorial, the author discusses preliminary data on the efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines among transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 -- Black recipients of liver transplants (LTs) have lower survival compared with Whites or Hispanics, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the American Journal of Transplantation. Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Despite Progress, Black Patients Still Less Likely to Get Heart Transplants
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Black people in need of a new heart are less likely than their white peers to get a transplant, and when they do, they're more likely to die afterward, according to new research. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Donor-Specific Biomarker Predicts Liver Transplant Rejection Independent of Recipient Donor-Specific Biomarker Predicts Liver Transplant Rejection Independent of Recipient
Researchers from France have identified a donor-specific biomarker that can predict rejection of a liver transplant, independent of the recipient.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
Improvements in tissue matching, organ distribution systems, surgical techniques, immune-suppressing medicines and after-transplant medical care have helped contribute to better survival rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donor HLA Evolutionary Divergence May Predict Liver Transplant Rejection
TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Class I human leukocyte antigen (HLA) evolutionary divergence (HED) of liver transplant donors is associated with acute and chronic rejection, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Here's some hopeful news for those who have kidney transplants: Long-term survival rates have improved over the past three decades, a review shows. " There has been a gratifying improvement in kidney transplant survival,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving
Title: U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are ImprovingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 24, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Mortality Lower for Vaccinated Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Second study shows increased risk for breakthrough COVID - 19 infection and associated mortality for SOTRs versus general population (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

UW Medicine DENIES life-saving heart transplant to patient because he won’t take heart-damaging COVID vaccines
(Natural News) After a year and half of refusing efficacious treatment to COVID patients, the University of Washington Medical Center refuses to perform life-saving operations if the patient is not vaccinated with COVID spike proteins. UW Medicine is currently denying a 64-year-old patient a life-saving heart transplant because he won’t take the experimental vaccine protocol.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Coating for Blood Vessels Might Help Curb Transplant Rejection Novel Coating for Blood Vessels Might Help Curb Transplant Rejection
Using a special polymer to coat blood vessels of organs for transplant substantially diminishes rejection in mice, scientists have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers or other disorders. Several other countries, including France and Israel, have similar recommendations. It’s harder for vaccines to rev up an immune system suppressed by certain medications and ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Need a New Liver? Your Survival Odds May Depend on Race
FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 -- Black American liver transplant recipients have a lower survival rate than Hispanic or white patients, and a new study suggests that alcohol-related liver disease and insurance coverage are key reasons. " Our findings are a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NIH begins study looking at effects of a COVID-19 booster shot in kidney transplant recipients
The NIH is starting a study to investigate the impacts of third vaccine doses in kidney transplant recipients. The study will include up to 200 adults who received a kidney transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Variation in Outcomes Across US  Liver Transplant Programs Little Variation in Outcomes Across US  Liver Transplant Programs
An analysis of data from US adult liver transplant programs found little variation in graft and patient survival rates but significantly more variation in two other domains of quality: waiting list mortality and use of marginal grafts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes EU Approves Dapagliflozin for Kidney Disease, Regardless of Diabetes
The decision rested on results from the DAPA-CKD pivotal trial and followed US FDA approval last April for adults with chronic kidney disease regardless of whether they also have type 2 diabetes.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

NIH launches study of third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients
Trial will assess antibody response in people who did not respond to two-dose regimen. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Incidence and Outcome of SARS-CoV-2 on Transplant Recipients Incidence and Outcome of SARS-CoV-2 on Transplant Recipients
Are transplantation patients at greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection? What do we know about the impacts on mortality in these patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis
Artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes requiring dialysis. (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Ashley Tisdale Has Disney Alum Selena Gomez ’s Back After Kidney Transplant Joke
Ashley Tisdale is not letting anyone shade her Disney Channel fam. The High School Musical star slammed The Good Fight's joke about her... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Called Out "The Good Fight" For Making A "Tasteless" Joke About Her Kidney Transplant
"I am not sure how jokes about organ transplants for TV shows have become a thing." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Fans Shred 'The Good Fight' Over Line About Her Kidney Transplant
Viewers blasted the Paramount+ series for making light of "a life-threatening situation," adding that the star and her donor "deserve better." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time
With tales of Post-it Notes and fire trucks, Shane Crotty explains COVID immunology and vaccine responses for scientists and nonscientists alike.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD Challenge of Implementing Sustained Sodium Reductions in CKD
Reducing sodium intake is important for those with chronic kidney disease, so why is implementing these recommendations so difficult?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19 Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19
Once patients recover from COVID-19, liver transplantation is a safe option with no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 recurrence, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants
Patients with undocumented status who receive kidney transplants show encouraging outcomes similar to, or in some cases better than, the general transplant population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- In a finding that could mean more patients desperate for a heart transplant get a new lease on life, two new studies show that hearts from donors who abused drugs can be safely donated. In the past two decades, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Donor Drug Use Not Tied to Survival for Heart Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Toxicological evidence of drug use for donors accepted for heart transplantation is not associated with recipient survival, and overall recipient survival continues to improve, according to two studies published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose May Prompt Response in Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- A third dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine induces a serologic response in 49 percent of kidney transplant recipients who did not respond after receiving two doses, according to a research letter published online July 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses ARE safe to use in transplant surgeries, studies find
Two new studies from the American Heart Association suggest that hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses are safe to transplant into patients who need them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows
Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is neededThe number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.A study led by Dr Emily Nash from the Royal Prince Alfred hospital examined hospital records of 184 adults admitted to the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre with drug-induced liver injury between 2009 and 2020. She and her co-autho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Diets and dieting Medical research Food safety Source Type: news