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Successful pregnancy possible after kidney transplant
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that the ability to successfully carry a pregnancy after kidney transplantation is very high, with 73.5 percent live birth rates. (2011-10-20)
Kidney transplants less successful at night
Kidney transplants should be carried out during the day if possible. (2008-07-15)
Can older adults safely donate kidneys?
With increasing organ demand, living kidney donation from older donors has become more common. (2018-06-20)
New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys
A kidney transplant offers people with kidney failure a new chance at a normal, active life. (1999-05-16)
UBC study: Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives
New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more lives. (2018-08-09)
Living-donor kidney transplants now being done laparoscopically
Kidney transplant surgeons at Mayo Clinic Rochester are now using laparoscopic techniques (so-called keyhole surgery) for living-donor kidney transplants (1999-11-01)
Lung cancer risk particularly high for heart and liver transplant recipients
Heart and liver transplant recipients are at particularly high risk of developing lung cancer after receiving the donated organ (2010-05-01)
Aboriginal children less likely to receive kidney transplants
Aboriginal children with kidney failure were less likely to receive a kidney transplant compared to white children, found an article in CMAJ. (2011-05-24)
dnDSA and ethnicity linked with thickening of blood vessels after kidney transplant
Children who developed anti-human leukocyte antibodies against their donor kidney, known as de novo donor-specific antibodies, were more likely to experience carotid intima-media thickening than those without these antibodies, according to preliminary research presented May 7, 2019, during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. (2019-05-07)
Frailty may lower kidney failure patients' likelihood of receiving a transplant
Frailty is associated with decreased access at multiple stages in the pathway to kidney transplantation. (2018-10-27)
Transplanted kidney survives longer
The lifespan of a transplant kidney has significantly improved over the last thirty years. (2018-07-24)
U-M News: Kidney failure risk higher for liver transplant patients following policy change
Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided. (2012-01-17)
Obese kidney failure patients receive survival benefit from transplantation
Most obese individuals with kidney failure can prolong their lives by receiving a kidney transplant, although this survival benefit is lower in severely obese individuals. (2013-07-25)
Time Spent On Dialysis May Predict Transplant Patients' Longevity
The longer kidney disease patients remain on dialysis before receiving a transplant, the more likely they are to die prematurely. (1998-04-22)
Pioneering dual surgery a safe option for patients with polycystic kidney disease
Patients with large polycystic kidneys in need of a kidney transplant can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their transplant surgery. (2020-09-29)
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
The cost of a kidney transplant has dropped so significantly that University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers say it is cheaper to have a transplant than to stay on dialysis for more than two and a half years, even among the sickest patients. (1999-05-20)
When kidneys fail
When was the last time you considered your kidney health? (2001-01-30)
Facial transplants are justified, say experts
With news of the world's first facial transplant hitting the headlines, experts in this week's BMJ debate whether the benefit of this procedure to someone with severe facial deformity outweighs the risk of long term suppression of the immune system. (2005-12-08)
Certain physical disabilities may affect outcomes in kidney transplant recipients
Compared with kidney transplant recipients who did not report a disability, recipients with a visual disability were at higher risk of organ failure and recipients with a walking disability were at higher risk of early death. (2018-10-25)
New findings on tolvaptan as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease treatment
A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, a condition with no cure. (2017-11-04)
New clinical prediction index to help patients considering kidney transplant
A new clinical prediction index has been developed to determine the risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease considering transplantation, states a Research article in CMAJ. (2010-03-29)
Subtle structural features in donated kidneys may predict risk of transplant failure
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that subtle structural features in kidneys from living donors that can only be seen with a microscope may predict the risk of transplant failure in recipients. (2020-01-23)
Lifelong medicare coverage of transplant drugs would save money
Extending Medicare coverage of anti-rejection medications beyond 36 months after a kidney transplant would lead to lower costs and an improvement in patients' quality of life. (2019-11-07)
Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (2019-02-27)
Study reveals details behind transplant disparities experienced by black patients
In an analysis of information on patients with kidney failure, Black patients are less likely than white patients to be placed on transplant waiting lists. (2020-10-25)
Racial disparities exist in access to kidney transplantation
A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that racial disparities exist in both the early and late steps in access to kidney transplantation. (2012-02-09)
Mayo Clinic makes kidney and pancreas transplant available to HIV-infected patients
Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes. (2011-12-06)
Mayo clinic: Long-term benefits to the liver-kidney transplant
A new study from physicians at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, found there may be long-term benefits to simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation versus kidney transplantation alone. (2016-04-15)
Earlier not necessarily better when receiving a kidney transplant
Pre-dialysis transplant recipients with a high level of kidney function don't benefit from their transplant more than pre-dialysis recipients with low level kidney function, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, Calif. (2009-10-29)
Study finds kidney donation safe for healthy older adults
Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. (2014-07-09)
How first 'vouchers' in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three 'kidney voucher' cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States. (2017-09-19)
More African-Americans have kidney transplants, but few are from live donors
While the percentage of kidney transplants involving live donors has remained stable for other minority populations, African-Americans have seen a decline in live donors even as more of them receive kidney transplants, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (2013-05-08)
New Strategy Improves Pancreas/Kidney Recipients' Survival
Abandoning a standard drug treatment strategy used at most other transplant programs, surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh were able to achieve higher-than-average patient and graft survival rates in patients who underwent combined pancreas and kidney transplants. (1997-05-09)
Kidney cancer associated with Chinese herbal medicine
Two years ago, Dr Graham M Lord and colleagues reported in The Lancet that two people who had been taking Chinese herbal medicines had developed kidney failure (Lancet 1999;354:481-82). (2001-11-01)
Elimination of national kidney allocation policy improves minority access to transplants
A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that since the elimination of the kidney allocation priority for matching for HLA-B on May 7, 2003, access to kidney transplantation for minorities has been improved. (2011-07-21)
Cedars-Sinai immunotherapy expert honored for work in kidney transplantation
Ashley Anh Vo, PharmD, administrative director of the Transplant Immunotherapy Program at the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai, has been named the 2014 Clinician of Distinction by the American Society of Transplantation for her work in developing anti-rejection drug protocols for patients. (2014-08-08)
Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
When patients undergo a dual kidney-liver transplant, the liver has a protective effect on the kidney, the study found. (2018-04-18)
UM Doctors Show Ways To Improve Success Of Pancreas Transplants
In a new study, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have shown that pancreas transplants alone can be as successful as combined pancreas/kidney transplants. (1996-11-04)
Does greater scrutiny of transplant centers create disparities for the sickest patients?
A new study indicates that transplant centers that receive low scores on performance evaluations tend to remove more patients from the transplant waiting list. (2016-01-19)
Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
Kidney transplant experts from across the United States will convene here March 2 to March 5, 2005, to design a national paired kidney exchange program. (2005-03-03)
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