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2012-08-07 10:26:28

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For kidney failure patients with living donors who are not a match, kidney paired donation offers an alternative with outstanding results, concludes a study published in this month's edition of the American Journal of Transplantation. Doctors at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital published the article, "Single-Center Kidney Paired Donation: The Methodist San Antonio Experience," based on the results of a three-year study on kidney...

2012-07-27 10:53:54

Young blacks and patients without private insurance less likely to be assessed Highlights: Young black patients and patients without private health insurance are less likely to be assessed for a kidney transplant when they start dialysis. These patients are also less likely to be put on the transplant waiting list and to receive a kidney transplant. The findings may help explain the racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to kidney transplantation that are well documented. A...

2012-07-26 02:29:34

HOUSTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While athletes from all over the world will be gathering in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, hundreds of other athletes whose lives were saved by organ transplantation will gather to compete for the gold at the Transplant Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Renal Service and the Heart Center from Texas Children's Hospital in Houston will send three kidney transplant recipients and two heart transplant recipients to...

2012-07-19 12:27:06

For children receiving kidney transplants, a potentially correctable blood condition present in about one in four recipients is associated with a moderately increased risk of the graft's later failure, suggesting that clinicians should weigh whether transplant is advisable when the condition is present, according to UC Davis research presented today at the 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Berlin. Children with chronic kidney disease often have the condition,...

2012-04-27 12:36:37

2005 policy has improved children's access to deceased-donor kidneys Highlights: A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in deceased-donor kidney transplantation among children. Since the institution of the policy, called Share 35, fewer children receive kidneys from living donors. More than 800 children and adolescents in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant. A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among...

2012-04-25 10:25:44

Transplant recipient donates kidney after disease threatens the organ; re-implantation reverses damage and allows another patient to thrive CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient. Ray Fearing, a 27-year-old Arlington Heights resident received the organ from his...

2012-03-29 02:25:47

HORSHOLM, Denmark, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that enrolment has been completed in its pivotal LCP-Tacro Phase III study in de novo kidney transplant patients. The LCP-Tacro 3002 study is designed to demonstrate non-inferiority versus the gold standard therapy Prograf® and has randomized over 540 patients at approximately 90 clinical sites around the world. "With the results of our 3001 study already complete and our 3002 study...

2012-03-20 10:24:52

MIAMI, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a transplant study led by scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a DRI Federation center at Xiamen University in China showed that mesenchymal stem cells may replace a powerful anti-rejection drug in transplant recipients. The results of this pioneering study involving kidney transplant patients is published in the March 21 issue of the Journal...

2012-03-20 02:24:51

SEOUL, South Korea, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Korean Government has announced that the second patient from Abu Dhabi received a complex kidney transplant successfully on February 1. The Abu Dhabi Health Authority transferred the patient to Korea as a renowned US hospital had informed the patient that she would be unable to receive the surgery due to the high possibility of post-operative side-effects. This is the second patient from Abu Dhabi to be treated in Korea...

New Hope For Organ Transplant Recipients
2012-03-08 09:54:52

Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future, thanks to a new study that suggests patients receiving an organ that is less than a perfect match can be protected against rejection by a second transplant of the donor´s imperfectly matched stem cells. The study is being hailed as a game-changer for transplantation. Experts announced the success of...