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2014-04-02 23:02:04

Dr. Rubin to Lead Saint Luke's Kidney Transplant Program Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Mario F. Rubin, M.D., has joined Saint Luke’s Hospital as chief of nephrology and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Rubin will lead a highly experienced team of nephrologists and transplant specialists who since 1969 have performed more than 1,400 kidney transplants. “Dr. Rubin brings to Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program a wealth of experience and knowledge,...

2014-02-21 11:41:00

Other methods are needed to assess quality of deceased donor kidneys Highlights from two studies: Biopsy-detected injury in donated kidneys was modestly associated with a delay in organ function in the first week after transplantation, but only for donor kidneys already known to be at high risk. Donor kidney biopsies frequently underreported kidney injury with substantial variability. There was a large degree of overlap between the results of biopsies from kidneys that were deemed...

2014-02-10 20:21:15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH), a campus of Methodist Hospital, has performed its 250(th) paired kidney exchange, setting a national record for a single hospital, while performing 10 lifesaving exchange transplants during the last week of January. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/DA62540LOGO-b) The paired kidney exchange program...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...

2013-09-30 23:04:37

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program continues to be a national leader in transplantation. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has long been a national leader in transplantation. Now, one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives. The program’s first successful kidney transplant...

2013-08-06 23:21:46

Camden Couple Participates in a Donor Chain Involving 20 People and 10 Hospitals from Coast To Coast CAMDEN, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Betty and Orlando Gonzalez, of Camden, have shared many special years together. So when Orlando, 50, needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Betty, stepped up to donate. Unfortunately, Orlando and Betty’s blood types did not match. So the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center—the only organ transplant facility in South Jersey—entered them into a...

2013-02-01 09:49:04

African Americans, individuals without private insurance less likely to receive a transplant before needing dialysis Highlights: African Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely to receive a kidney transplant before needing dialysis. Geographic region is not a major factor in determining whether a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis. Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and many will die...

2012-10-23 14:07:50

UCSF study finds transplant wait-list deaths are not just due to organ availability Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study. "What we found challenges the simplistic view that transplant dynamics are driven simply by organ availability," said lead author, Jennifer Lai, MD, assistant clinical professor in the UCSF Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology....


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