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2011-07-28 07:22:03

A new treatment for hard-to-match kidney transplant patients is providing dramatic survival benefits.

2011-07-20 07:03:35

Avoiding kidney mismatching is beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however, the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation, according to this study.

2011-06-15 16:13:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nulojix (belatacept) to prevent acute rejection in adult patients who have had a kidney transplant.

2011-06-13 07:57:00

LAWRENCE, Mass., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage ® Medical, Inc.

2011-05-10 15:10:43

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sheds light on what causes certain kidneys to do better than others after being transplanted, providing doctors with an easy way to screen for donor kidneys that have the best chance of survival.

2011-04-07 22:32:52

A new study from Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.com/), the largest long-term study of kidney transplant recipients published to date, demonstrates that progressive damage to kidney transplants may be less common and less severe than previously reported.

2011-03-17 21:13:02

Providing kidney transplants to patients with the best probability of longer survival would reduce repeat transplant operations and improve life span after kidney transplant.

2011-02-22 02:50:48

Sharing printed educational materials about the risk of squamous cell carcinoma with kidney transplant recipients appeared to be effective at increasing skin self-examination and encouraging follow-up with a dermatologist to determine risk of cancer.

2011-02-11 14:29:00

Test monitors level of a drug that helps prevent kidney rejection SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has cleared a test to help manage potential organ rejection in kidney transplant patients.

2011-01-14 08:55:59

Patients who must return to dialysis after a kidney transplant failure survive just as well on home dialysis as hospital dialysis, but few choose that option.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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