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Latest Kidney transplantation Stories

2013-02-15 20:21:09

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zortress(®) (everolimus) for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in adult patients receiving a liver transplant. Zortress is the first mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor approved for use following liver transplantation. It is also the first immunosuppressant approved by the FDA in over a decade for use following liver transplantation.(1 )...

2013-02-13 23:03:13

Global Community Communications Publishing releases The Sharp End of the Needle by Gabriel of Urantia, a must-read for anyone on dialysis or with any life-threatening illness, from a writer who went through it and can identify with what they are going through. The book offers hope through this trauma in their lives and insight into the medical system and how to prepare for the challenges they will face. Tubac, Arizona (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 "God, why is this happening to me?" Gabriel...

2013-02-12 23:03:53

Renal Program implements mobile solution for staff safety for Home Dialysis Schaumburg, IL and Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Trillium Health Partners is a leading hospital with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care. The hospital encompasses three main sites — Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre — offering the full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of...

2013-02-12 20:21:25

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While flowers, dinner and chocolate work as gifts for some couples this Valentine's Day, one Kansas City couple had a very unique gift experience. Taesha Benson granted her boyfriend, Travis Spire-Sweet, the ultimate gift of love: her left kidney. Travis, an acupuncturist, had suffered chronic kidney problems since birth. Having been born with only 25 percent of a functioning kidney, Travis wasn't expected to live past his first birthday....

2013-02-05 08:34:46

DENVER, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming, recorded another impactful year in 2012, helping save the lives of nearly 400 people through organ donation and transplantation. In addition, the organization worked with over one thousand tissue donors and their families to recover lifesaving and healing tissue that will...

2013-02-01 09:49:04

African Americans, individuals without private insurance less likely to receive a transplant before needing dialysis Highlights: African Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely to receive a kidney transplant before needing dialysis. Geographic region is not a major factor in determining whether a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis. Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and many will die...

2013-01-30 16:25:24

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (OTCQB: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced advances for its two lead programs, the Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM) and Neo-Kidney Augment(TM). "We look forward to successfully implanting the remaining three patients in the ongoing Phase 1 trial for the Neo-Urinary Conduit by the end of this quarter. Following the implantation of patient seven, we have begun to transfer the surgical procedure to additional...

2013-01-28 12:26:33

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareChex, a division of The Delta Group specializing in rating the quality of hospital and physician care, has named the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute number one in the country for liver transplants in its 2013 Hospital ratings. This prestigious distinction recognizes Ochsner as the top hospital in the nation out of over 100 hospitals rated for liver transplants. The CareChex Medical Quality Rating System provides a...

2013-01-18 12:22:24

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IPRO, one of the nation's largest healthcare quality improvement contractors, has been awarded three major federal contracts to oversee the provision of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) services to Medicare beneficiaries. All three-year awards support dialysis and renal transplantation centers in maintaining high standards of care for ESRD patients. All are administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are...

2013-01-11 13:19:05

Results come from large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Highlight: -While safe and well-tolerated, angiotensin II blockade did not lessen tissue scarring or prevent kidney failure in kidney transplant recipients. -Angiotensin II blockade is known to slow kidney disease progression in individuals without transplants. A drug that protects the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease does not seem to provide the same benefit to kidney transplant recipients, according to...


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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