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2013-01-10 16:23:07

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the Midwest Transplant Network service area, no other hospital has transplanted more organs than The University of Kansas Hospital. Two recent patients help the hospital reach a liver transplant milestone. Brenda Higgins of Kansas City was the hospital's milestone 1,000(th) liver transplant patient, followed shortly thereafter by Deborah Ellerbusch, Ph.D., a psychologist who works in Newton, Kan. "I'm overwhelmed and overjoyed at having a...

2013-01-06 20:20:13

SINGAPORE, Jan. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AWAK Technologies announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Baxter International, Inc. for the development of innovative wearable dialysis technology. The agreement enables AWAK to continue the development of its investigational peritoneal dialysis-based automated wearable artificial kidney. AWAK Technologies is a research-focused, medical technology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of...

2013-01-03 08:23:25

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S today is announcing that the LCP-Tacro Phase III clinical trial in stable kidney transplant patients, the 3001 study, has been published online in the American Journal of Transplantation. The article reports on the randomized, controlled, multicenter Phase III trial, which demonstrated that LCP-Tacro dosed once-daily was not inferior to the current leading transplant drug, Prograf(®), dosed twice-daily....

2012-12-21 08:23:18

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (OTCQB: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that Scott D. Flora, President & Chief Executive Officer at OmniGuide, has resigned from Tengion's Board of Directors, effective December 19, 2012. "Scott has been a valuable asset to Tengion and his expertise in the medical and surgical device arenas has been an excellent resource for the Company over the last year," reflected David Scheer, Chairman of the...

2012-12-16 05:00:25

Missouri native in desperate need of a kidney transplant during this holiday season. Donations are welcome to help alleviate medical expenses. ST. PETERS, Mo. (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 Holidays are the times where people need others help and support the most. For Kenny Ravenscraft and his family, the support he could receive this holiday could save his life. Kenny has been diagnosed with kidney failure, and right now, two weeks before Christmas, his kidneys are only operating at 6 percent....

2012-12-09 05:00:26

With the help of GiveForward.com, one family has launched a campaign to help Cindy, a single mother in dialysis, who is in great need of help. Miami, Fl (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 The Holiday Season is a special time to reflect and focus on the things and the people we are most thankful for. For many, their own health and the wellbeing of those around them are of the upmost importance. Having those things in tact often means much more than receiving a grand holiday present. Unfortunately,...

2012-12-06 08:28:06

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced results of a preliminary analysis from the first 16 patients in its Switching STudy of Kidney TRansplant PAtients with Tremor to LCP-TacrO (STRATO) clinical trial. Results from the first 16 patients demonstrated a trend toward a reduction in tremor following the switch from twice-daily tacrolimus to once-daily LCP-Tacro. "Tremor is a common side effect of tacrolimus administration and it...

2012-12-05 12:23:40

Kidney Community Urges Congress to Prevent Additional Cuts to Medicare Dialysis Benefit, Vulnerable Patients' Care During Fiscal Cliff Discussions WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning joined with representatives of Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition and leading voice of the kidney community, on Capitol Hill today to announce significant improvements in patient care outcomes and urge Congress to maintain its...

2012-12-04 16:26:55

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for tacrolimus extended release capsules, for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant recipients and adult male liver transplant recipients. Based upon the September receipt of the NDA...

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...


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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