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Individuals who received a non-kidney organ transplant in the past may be more likely to be listed for a kidney transplant prior to initiation of dialysis (pre-emptive listing) than other candidates.
Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in the largest reported group of kidney transplant recipients who have not rejected the transplant kidneys even though they stopped taking anti-rejection drugs.
Three new reports describe biomarkers that identify either kidney transplant recipients likely to maintain excellent and stable allograft function in the absence of immunosuppressive drugs or those at risk of losing their transplants.
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.
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