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2010-04-30 11:50:32

Kidney transplant recipients are known to have a higher risk of cancer, compared to the general population, due to the need to take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ rejection. Results published today from a significant, long-term study suggest that no single medication appears to increase this cancer risk. Evaluating data from 1983 in a randomized trial, researchers were able review trends among 481 patients over 20 years - providing the strongest evidence to date on the issue. A...

2010-04-28 10:04:00

Northwestern Memorial Performs Eight-Way Paired Kidney Exchange Transplant; Among Largest Single-Center Paired Exchanges in the United States CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago resident Maria Isho had been waiting for over nine years for a kidney transplant. Her body was highly sensitized, meaning that her body had built up antibodies in the blood, which made it difficult for her to find a match. To stay healthy, she endured a grueling dialysis regimen which...

2010-03-26 13:01:33

The majority of patients would accept a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection Most kidney transplant candidates are willing to receive a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that kidney disease patients can make rational tradeoffs between the virtues and risks conferred by donated kidneys. Because thousands of...

2010-03-18 05:16:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For outstanding work in fighting chronic kidney disease, Christiana Care's Kidney Transplant Program has earned the National Kidney Foundation's Bruce Zakheim, M.D., Memorial Legislative and Advocacy Award. The National Kidney Foundation serving the Delaware Valley (NKFDV) presented the award on March 6 at the 26th annual Kidney Ball in Philadelphia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The award honors...

2010-03-11 11:04:00

New Website, www.kidneylink.org, launches during March - National Kidney Month KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a new online resource for more than 83,000 Americans currently waiting for a kidney transplant and the thousands more who will need one soon - www.kidneylink.org. KidneyLink.org cuts through the clutter and confusion surrounding kidney transplants and provides critical information when it is most needed. Written and reviewed by top kidney transplant...

2009-11-20 12:14:26

Condition increases risk of high blood pressure and heart problems in this patient population Sleep apnea is common in individuals who receive a kidney transplant and is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). Researchers found that kidney transplant patients are just as likely to have this sleep disorder as dialyzed kidney disease...

2009-11-01 06:06:01

Contrary to previous studies, lupus patients who receive kidney transplants rarely develop lupus nephritis Individuals with a history of lupus who receive a kidney transplant rarely develop the serious inflammatory condition lupus nephritis in their new organ, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA. The findings indicate that having lupus should not keep individuals from seeking a kidney...

2009-10-30 09:24:51

Lack of readability may pose barriers to obtaining informed consent Kidney transplant consent forms are often written at a level that makes it difficult for many kidney patients to fully understand them, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting in San Diego, CA. The study findings indicate that consent forms are written on average at a 12th-grade reading level, but to ensure all patients fully comprehend treatment options should be prepared...

2009-10-16 08:03:34

Coronary screen can help guide transplant decisions A screening test that measures whether a patient's heart is healthy enough for a kidney transplant is not as dangerous as once thought, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that the test, called coronary angiography, does not cause a decline in kidney function for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and can help determine...

2009-10-12 13:56:00

Mourning Builds on Recent Florida Legislative Victory for Kidney Patients, Promotes National Policies to Build on Quality Improvements, Enhance Patients' Access to Care MIAMI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star and kidney transplant recipient Alonzo Mourning visited Washington, D.C. this week to meet with federal lawmakers - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other House and Senate leaders - to educate them...


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