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2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

2011-05-10 15:10:43

Implications for kidney transplant recipients and kidney donors A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sheds light on what causes certain kidneys to do better than others after being transplanted, providing doctors with an easy way to screen for donor kidneys that have the best chance of survival. "It's been long observed that kidneys taken from some black donors just don't last as long as those taken from non-black donors, and the reason for that has not been...

2010-08-19 15:23:03

Better pre-donation counseling, post-donation follow-up needed, SLU research finds Black and Hispanic kidney donors are significantly more likely than white donors to develop hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to new Saint Louis University research published in the August 19, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "We've long known that diabetes and hypertension disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics. Our research found that these racial...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

FREMONT, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the world leader in clinical development of RNAi-based therapeutics, announced today that data from the Phase I QPI-1002 (I5NP) DGF Study (NCT#00802347) will be presented at the 2010 American Transplant Congress, taking place May 1-5 in San Diego, California. QPI-1002, the first systemically administered siRNA drug in humans, is designed to temporarily inhibit expression of the p53 stress-response gene. QPI-1002 is in...

2010-03-26 13:01:33

The majority of patients would accept a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection Most kidney transplant candidates are willing to receive a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that kidney disease patients can make rational tradeoffs between the virtues and risks conferred by donated kidneys. Because thousands of...

2010-02-16 08:44:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Transplant Congress 2010 (ATC) is the foremost educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation. This joint meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), will occur from May 1 - 5, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. ATC 2010 features new audience response sessions along with hundreds of...

2010-02-16 09:29:18

One-third of people over the age of 65 wait longer than necessary for lifesaving, new kidneys because their doctors fail to put them in a queue for organs unsuitable to transplant in younger patients but well-suited to seniors, research from Johns Hopkins suggests. Results of a study reported online in the American Journal of Transplantation show that older patients could be receiving kidneys from older donors (called extended-criteria donors, or ECDs), but instead are unnecessarily waiting...

2009-10-02 08:00:00

Kidneys recovered from deceased donors with acute renal failure (ARF) "“ once deemed unusable for transplant "“ appear to work just as well as kidneys transplanted from deceased donors who do not develop kidney problems prior to organ donation, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The findings, reported in the October issue of Surgery, suggest the possibility of safely expanding the donor kidney pool by at least 10 to 15...

2009-09-18 08:21:00

Active sculptor and wood carver makes quick return to the studio CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly six years of dialysis finally began to take a heavy toll on 84-year-old Juan Guano. The constant fatigue left him with little energy to spend on his art, and he was unable to travel, which is a major source of inspiration to him. The vibrant senior maintains an active regimen as the patriarch to an expansive family. He's the father of four, grandfather of five and...


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