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2008-07-16 09:00:00

Walk into virtually any urban dialysis center, and chances are a disproportionate number of patients tethered to the machines will be African-American. The preferred treatment for kidney failure is an organ transplant. But although African-Americans suffer from kidney disease at higher rates than whites, they are less likely to be referred for transplants, less likely to be placed on a waiting list and less likely to get kidneys once on the list, according to a large body of research. With...

2008-07-16 06:00:44

By Celanie Polanick, The Valley News-Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa. Jul. 16--Surgeons removed Rudy Molnar's first bad heart in 1989, but they couldn't remove his love of bowling. The 70-year-old from Natrona Heights, Harrison, was among more than 100 people from the Pittsburgh area -- and about a dozen from the Alle-Kiski Valley -- to participate in the 2008 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Also called the Transplant...

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2008-06-13 13:39:29

Doctors in this week's BMJ debate the issue of selling kidneys.A regulated system of compensation for living donors may be the solution to the growing shortage of kidneys for transplantation, writes Arthur Matas, Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.In many areas of the United States the average wait for a transplant from a deceased donor is five years, but in some parts it is as long 10 years. Because of this the annual death rate for suitable transplant candidates has risen...

2008-01-23 06:00:54

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2007-10-16 21:00:23

The National Kidney Registry, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those facing kidney failure, is pleased to announce the addition of David Serur, MD, and Marian Charlton, RN, CCTC, to its Medical Board. Dr. Serur is currently the Medical Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program at The Rogosin Institute in New York City. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell. Marian Charlton is the Living Donor Transplant...

2006-01-19 14:15:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In certain patients with diabetes-related kidney disease, performing a transplant before the need for dialysis arises seems to be advantageous, researchers report. "Preemptive transplantation remains an optimal form of kidney replacement therapy for individuals with diabetes when they receive a living donor kidney -- or when they receive a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant, in the case of individuals with type 1 diabetes," Dr. Bryan N. Becker...

2005-06-28 15:40:30

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop kidney failure and, when it's available, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant offers the prospect of curing both problems. Now Italian researchers report that a pancreas transplant alone has a lasting beneficial effect on kidney impairment related to diabetes. Dr. Piero Marchetti of the University of Pisa and colleagues note that pancreas transplantation greatly helps people with diabetes by...

2005-06-07 17:10:43

A Davidson woman has been successfully treated for her Type 1 diabetes through a procedure performed at Carolinas Medical Center. Paul F. Gores, M.D., has led a multi-disciplinary team through a series of three pancreatic islet cell transplants since the summer of 2003. The result is a patient who is now insulin-free. "This is a giant step for diabetes research, our transplant team, our patient, and all Type 1 diabetics," said Dr. Gores. "I can't tell you how exciting it is to be a part of...

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2004-12-24 08:25:11

Five decades of progress set the stage for future advances HealthDayNews -- Fifty years ago today, Dr. Joseph E. Murray led a team of surgeons at Boston's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital -- now Brigham and Women's Hospital -- that gave Richard Herrick a second shot at life. In the process, the doctors revolutionized modern medicine. Herrick, who was dying of kidney disease, received a donor kidney from his identical twin, Ronald. The transplant -- the first successful human organ transplant --...


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