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2013-03-01 11:59:52

Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection Highlights: -Pediatric kidney transplant recipients who have antibodies directed against their new organ are more likely to experience kidney injury and rejection than patients without these antibodies. -Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection. -Approximately 2,500 children received a kidney transplant last year in the United States. A transplanted kidney has a finite life expectancy...

2012-03-28 00:18:58

New publication outlines management strategies to prevent bone loss and related fractures in high-risk patients Oral glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for a wide variety of disorders, most commonly for rheumatoid arthritis, obstructive pulmonary disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the use of these medications can result in rapid bone loss during the first three to six months of therapy, leading to increased risk of fragility fractures. Although awareness of...

2012-01-27 11:24:48

Stopping immunosuppressive prednisone soon after transplantation found safe Highlights:     Patients who quickly stop taking the immunosuppressant prednisone after receiving a kidney transplant avoid experiencing serious prednisone-related side effects.     This rapid discontinuation of prednisone does not jeopardize the long-term survival of patients and their new organs.     Approximately 16,500 patients receive kidney transplants each...

2011-12-12 22:25:37

Transplant surgeons live in the hope that one day they will be able to wean at least some of their patients off the immunosuppressive drugs that must be taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ. A team of researchers led by Alberto Sánchez-Fueyo, at the University of Barcelona, Spain, has now identified markers that might make this possible for liver transplant recipients. Transplant recipients must take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives to prevent...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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