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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...

2012-10-16 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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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