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2014-10-15 08:29:49

Procedure is one of several historic firsts performed at University of Utah Health Care's transplant program. SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspen Erickson was running out of time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/DC59634LOGO At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder that causes liver disease. Instead of celebrating milestone moments with their baby as the months ticked by, Aspen's parents watched...

2014-09-12 08:25:05

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its 12th year of providing a voice for people who have kidney disease and are passionate about writing, Renal Support Network (RSN) announces the winners of its Annual Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Explain a Choice You've Made to Improve your Health and How It Could Benefit Others." Entrants needed to meet only one qualification-- to have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Essays were submitted from patients...

2014-09-10 23:08:32

Event Aims to Save 40,000 Lives Through Online Organ Donor Registrations. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the U.S., an average of 18 people die a day waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Although a single donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of more than 50, less than half of Americans are enrolled as organ donors and the list of people waiting for an organ has grown to more than 120,000 as of Sept. 2014. In a recent survey commissioned...

2014-09-05 08:24:03

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two months, several experts in nephrology are slated to present during NRAA's third annual Medical Directors' Workshop and Nephrology Symposium in Chicago, Illinois, October 17 and 18. In joint providership with Cleveland Clinic, this two-day workshop was designed by the NRAA to address the most pressing medical challenges faced by today's dialysis facilities. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143192 Logo -...

2014-09-05 08:23:58

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region's best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143219 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143220 SRTR is the official national database of organ transplantation...

2014-08-20 16:24:51

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- On 28 July the European Commission granted marketing authorization for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney and liver transplant patients in the European Union (EU). -- Following the European marketing authorization Veloxis will receive a milestone payment of USD 15 million from our European partner Chiesi in the third quarter 2014 which is in line with...

2014-08-16 16:21:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Apotex, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (KY6601) of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to a package labelling error. The product is used to prevent organ rejection in patients receiving a kidney transplant. The French statement on the outer carton indicates that each tablet contains 180 mg of the medicine. The actual tablets in the package contain the correct strength of 360 mg. The rest of the carton, the leaflets, the blister...

2014-07-30 12:30:36

Findings presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of CSL Behring's C1 Inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate in preventing antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized patients. C1-INH is a human protein and an important inhibitor of the complement system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100914/PH63692LOGO The...

2014-07-28 13:28:02

University of Oxford Oxford University scientists have shown that a powerful drug given at the time of a kidney transplant operation not only halves the early risk of rejection, but that it also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation. The key results are reported in The Lancet and presented at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco today. They will help doctors faced with a difficult transplant conundrum: the powerful combinations of...

2014-07-28 12:27:34

TOTOWA, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) announced their Discovery 2 Life((TM)) (D2L((TM))), a leading digital health platform designed to guide and support hospitals, clinicians and patients throughout the organ transplant continuum. D2L supports aspects of the organ transplant process, including organization of data associated with enrolling a transplant candidate into a desensitization therapeutic program, donor data management (including identifying optimal...


Latest Kidney transplantation Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 16:14:54

The BK virus, a member of the polyomavirus family, has no major consequences of infected except with those that are immunocomprimised or immunosuppressed. The virus was first isolated in 1971 from the urine sample of a renal transplant patient whose initials were B.K. Similar in genome sequences to the JCV virus they are most easily identified and differentiated from each other through serological tests using specific antibodies or through PCR based genotyping approach. Most people are...

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