Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Helps Maintain Access During COVID-19 Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Helps Maintain Access During COVID-19
A virtual system to evaluate and waitlist patients for kidney transplants may help maintain access to care even when in-person visits are limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Bengaluru doctor with double kidney transplant takes jab, backs it
Dr AP Nirmal Raj pointed out he took the Covid vaccine on January 17. “I’m taking anti-diabetic, cholesterol drugs and have undergone angioplasty earlier. People with comorbidities must not fear the vaccine,” he said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Hispanic Blacks Underrepresented on Transplant Wait List
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Non-Hispanic Black patients are disproportionately left off liver transplant wait lists, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Curtis Warren, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Talaris Therapeutics adds two board members
Two biotech leaders will help Talaris execute its Phase 3 trial in creating durable immunity in living donor kidney transplant recipients and pursue additional applications for its unique cell therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Thomas Source Type: news

' Liquid Biopsy' Detects Acute Heart Transplant Rejection'Liquid Biopsy' Detects Acute Heart Transplant Rejection
Monitoring donor-derived cell-free DNA in blood can detect acute heart transplant rejection early and reduce the need for endomyocardial biopsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Former Hahnemann University Hospital staffers forge ahead in new roles amid pandemic
The Business Journal reconnected with three former Hahnemann employees — a transplant surgeon, a nurse, and an administrator — to see how their work lives have progressed since the Center City hospital's closure. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Patients Fend for Themselves to Access COVID Antibody Treatments Patients Fend for Themselves to Access COVID Antibody Treatments
Herritz found himself very much on his own. His primary care doctor wasn't sure he qualified for treatment. His transplant team in Wisconsin, where he'd had the liver surgery, wasn't calling back.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee'Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee
Insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers refute the findings of the Senate report; activists say it clearly shows profits have been put ahead of peoples'lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee'Vicious Cycle' Sent Insulin Costs Through Roof: Senate Committee
Insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers refute the findings of the Senate report; activists say it clearly shows profits have been put ahead of peoples'lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'
Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists
Liver-transplant waitlists at many US centers under-represent Black patients compared with what would be expected based on their service area, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pressure Builds on CDC to Prioritize Both Diabetes Types for Vaccine Pressure Builds on CDC to Prioritize Both Diabetes Types for Vaccine
Type 1 diabetes is currently listed in a lower-risk category than type 2 diabetes, despite recent data showing equal or greater COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients
(Virginia Tech) Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chain of transplants gives gift of life to Minnesota teacher
Nearly 100,000 Americans are on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. For one Minnesota woman, finding a match appeared to be hopeless. She had a 1 in 3,000 chance of finding a kidney that her body would accept. Waiting on the deceased donor list could have been a death sentence, but thanks to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood test shows promise for early detection of acute heart transplant rejection
DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
The gut microbiomes of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) show major functional differences from those of healthy controls (HCs), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Scoring system to redefine how U.S. patients prioritized for liver transplant
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Researchers with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are collaborating with faculty at the University of Pennsylvania to develop a risk score that more comprehensively prioritizes liver cancer patients for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments? How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments?
The bill to provide coronavirus relief has some plusses and minuses for physicians. How will it impact you?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

How a new £244-a-year heart failure drug saved a man from needing a transplant
Daniel Smith from Nottingham was diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and was told he needed a new heart until he was prescribed a £244-a-year drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Possible
FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 -- Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality
Among liver transplant candidates without cancer, frailty is associated with the gender gap in wait-list mortality, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death
Dr Andrew Wilner interviews Dr Gene Sung, lead author of the new guidelines from the World Brain Death Project.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Family, friends and Upstate transplant staff rally to help Brewerton man receive kidney from cousin who lives in California
Money helped pay for a private plane to transport family safely to CNY. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

On Waitlist for Liver Transplants, Women Die More Often Than Men
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 -- Frailty may explain why women awaiting a liver transplant are more likely than men to become too sick for a transplant or die before transplantation, a new study suggests. Exercise and a healthier diet may help narrow that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding, RCOG
The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for use. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also published its latest advice for the priority groups to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. This includes updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who meet other criteria for priority vaccination. The JCVI confirms that although the available data do not indicate any safety concern or harm to pregnancy, there is insuf...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Allergy, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Donor Kidney Biopsies Do Not Aid Transplant Outcome Prediction
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Use of kidney biopsy results from deceased donor kidneys does not improve prediction of allograft survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Peter P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Nurses are known for being kind, caring and sympathetic, but Brianna Fogelman brings an uncommon empathy to her nursing job at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. Fogelman, 27, underwent a double lung transplant last... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
Title: Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical NurseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients
New data provides insight into the outcomes of kidney transplant and dialysis patients with COVID-19. Which factors may present a higher risk for mortality in these patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Teen figure skater suffers rare genetic disorder her to have transplant at just 14
Joelle Hammann, 15, from Lewiston, Minnesota, needed to undergo a heart transplant in July 2019 after she discovered she had a rare genetic disorder that replaced her heart muscle with fatty tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs Is Extended Medicare Coverage of Kidney Transplant Drugs Is Extended
A 20-year effort has prevailed in a new US law that lengthens Medicare coverage of antirejection drugs for kidney transplant patients beyond the current 36 months, a win-win situation for all involved parties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Mean More Kidneys for Transplant Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Mean More Kidneys for Transplant
Performing pretransplant biopsies on deceased donor kidneys adds no meaningful information to help decide on transplant suitability, and should no longer be the standard practice, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Similar With Hep C+ Donors
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- Recipients of kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have similar kidney allograft function and probability of rejection in the first year after transplantation as those who receive kidneys from donors... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Case Fatality Doubled in Heart Transplant Patients COVID-19 Case Fatality Doubled in Heart Transplant Patients
Heart recipients are more vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection and should be referred for specialist care, according to transplant experts from Northern Italy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates
A survey of US transplant programs highlights the practice variations that exist in the evaluation of living kidney donor candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news