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2009-10-08 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congress wraps up work on health care reform, members of the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Public Policy Committee arrived on Capitol Hill today to discuss the importance of supporting a health care provision that would ensure kidney transplant recipients continue to receive Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2009, in the health care reform...

2009-09-25 08:19:06

Having kids OK for female transplant patients Women who have had a kidney transplant and have good kidney function can get pregnant and give birth without jeopardizing their health or the health of their transplant. Having children does not affect patients' kidney function or their life-span compared with transplanted women who do not have children, according to a matching cohort study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). There is little...

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...

2009-09-18 08:16:30

Increasing CMV prevention from 3 to 6 months lowers risks while reducing cost For kidney transplant recipients, infection with a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) may lead to devastating complications. New research suggests that extending the period of preventive treatment after kidney transplantation can reduce the risk of CMV disease, according to an upcoming report in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Cytomegalovirus is a common virus that is present in many...

2009-07-07 09:03:00

DETROIT, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is the first in Michigan to participate in a domino donor kidney transplant in which eight patients received a new kidney from eight unrelated donors at four hospitals in four states. Surgeries were performed on four separate days at Henry Ford, The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis as donated kidneys were transported by airplane to their intended...

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2009-07-01 05:30:00

A new report shows that kidney transplant patients have a weaker response to flu vaccines than healthy individuals, especially in the first six months after receiving a transplant. Kelly A. Birdwell of Vanderbilt University Medical Center noted that transplant patients are known to be at an increased risk for respiratory viral infections, which can be particularly harmful to people with suppressed immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges kidney transplant patients...

2009-06-02 11:00:00

 Early results from a Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/transplantcenter-rst/) research study demonstrate the effectiveness of a new approach to blocking an important part of the immune system that causes severe damage to some kidney transplants. Historically, these patients have been very difficult to treat successfully because their immune systems are already primed with antibodies to destroy the donor organ. These findings were presented today at the American Transplant Congress...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Astellas Pharma US, Inc. approval for the use of Prograf(R) (tacrolimus) in conjunction with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients. Prograf is a cornerstone therapy for preventing transplant rejection in liver, kidney and heart transplant recipients. The approval came on May 19, 2009 in response to a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA)...

2009-04-29 13:11:00

Governor Expected to Sign Legislation to Provide Access to Medigap Secondary Insurance for Florida's Most Vulnerable Patients Next Month TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following unanimous support in the Florida House this week, the Florida Senate today also voted unanimously for the bill renamed "The Alonzo Mourning Access to Care Act" that will help a special population of Florida's kidney failure patients and the disabled access the care they need. Late last...

2009-04-24 14:26:00

If Passed, Legislation Will Provide Access to Medigap Secondary Insurance for Florida's Most Vulnerable Kidney Patients TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Legislature voted today to rename a proposed bill that could help a special population of Florida's kidney failure patients access the care they need "The Alonzo Mourning Access to Care Act," in recognition of the former Miami Heat all-star's dedication to promoting the need for this legislation. Mourning,...


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