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Two-year results from phase III clinical trials show the experimental immunosuppressive drug belatacept can better preserve kidney function in kidney transplant recipients while preventing graft rejection when compared with the standard immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine.
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.
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.
The majority of patients would accept a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection.
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.
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.
Condition increases risk of high blood pressure and heart problems in this patient population.
Contrary to previous studies, lupus patients who receive kidney transplants rarely develop lupus nephritis.
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.
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).
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