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2013-03-29 23:01:27

Fit Body Boot Camp in Lutz Florida is providing unlimited boot camp sessions, a simple meal plan and a nutrition seminar all for only $67! 100% of all the money raised will go to help local resident, Stacy Godfry-Nussbaum, obtain a much-needed kidney transplant. Lutz, Florida (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Samantha Taylor is the owner of Fit Body Boot Camp, a Lutz Florida franchise the provides world-renowned boot camp classes. Taylor developed a special two week program called the “14 Fat...

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...

2013-01-11 13:19:05

Results come from large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Highlight: -While safe and well-tolerated, angiotensin II blockade did not lessen tissue scarring or prevent kidney failure in kidney transplant recipients. -Angiotensin II blockade is known to slow kidney disease progression in individuals without transplants. A drug that protects the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease does not seem to provide the same benefit to kidney transplant recipients, according to...

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...

2012-10-23 15:24:42

Largest living donor kidney transplant program in the country reaches milestone CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® transplant surgeons and physicians have reached a significant milestone with the completion of the 100th successful kidney paired donation transplant, a strategy which has enlarged the pool of kidneys available for donation for patients with a living donor who is not compatible. "We are proud of this accomplishment and our diligent...

2012-10-16 15:03:44

'Extremely high risk' of return requires focus on outpatient management, Johns Hopkins researchers say Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest more needs to be done to manage patients outside the hospital to keep them from costly and potentially...

2012-10-05 06:24:03

Only Pediatric Program in New England to Receive Award BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services has recognized Boston Children's Hospital's Kidney Transplant Program as a national leader in its field. The program received a Silver Level Award at a Medal of Honor Ceremony held yesterday at the Seventh National Learning Congress in Grapevine, Texas. Awards were granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Donation and...

2012-09-19 14:21:16

Singer and kidney transplant patient Natalie Cole applauds "brilliant" partnership of USC and UKRO LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University Kidney Research Organization (UKRO), a Los Angeles-based non-profit group that supports medical research concerning the causes, improved treatments for, and the prevention of kidney disease, announced today that they have joined together to...

2012-09-19 15:55:59

Finding allays fears that minorities would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool The largest U.S. multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process. The study of a series of chain transplantations performed from February 2008 to June 2011 at 57 centers nationwide included...

2012-09-18 06:29:02

DPC Urges Swift Passage of Bill to Extend Drug Coverage for Transplant Patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a recent survey of Dialysis Patient Citizens' (DPC) kidney disease patient membership highlights the strong need for swift Congressional action on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2011 (H.R. 2969/S.1454). The survey data released today reinforces concerns that many dialysis patients are not...