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More Stress Echo Tests Called Iffy Under New Rules

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:00
The updated 2011 appropriate use criteria for stress echocardiography resulted in more inappropriate tests, mostly perioperative assessments, a single-center study found.
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ARB No Help in Saving Kidney Grafts

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 17:00
Treatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker did not slow progression of end-stage renal disease or its precursor in kidney transplant recipients, a randomized trial showed.
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Bypass May Top PCI in Patients on Dialysis

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:05
For patients with end-stage renal disease who are on maintenance dialysis, CABG appears to boost outcomes in multivessel coronary artery disease compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), an observational study showed.
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Transplant Pioneer Murray Dies at 93

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:51
Joseph Murray, MD, who performed the first successful human organ transplant in 1954, died Monday at the age of 93 from complications of a stroke suffered last week.
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Blood Factor Linked to Kidney Disease

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 17:00
A circulating factor in the blood might be part of the cause of the kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), researchers reported.
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Prediabetes No Barrier to Kidney Donation

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 16:12
SAN DIEGO -- Patients with prediabetes may still be eligible to serve as kidney donors, making more organs available for transplant, researchers said here.
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Lab Notes: Kidneys, Brains on Today's Menu

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 22:32
This week's Lab Notes serves up studies on organ meats -- one looks at making kidneys from scratch and two look at work on the brain.
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Nobel Winner in Econ Changed Medicine, Too

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 21:17
The market design theory for which Alvin E. Roth, PhD, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science on Monday has helped match residents with hospitals and kidney donors with recipients.
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Some Transplant Candidates Need More Imaging

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:25
BALTIMORE -- A subgroup of patients awaiting a kidney transplant could benefit from closer surveillance by SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, researchers suggested.
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Delayed CMV Tx May Work Best in New Kidney

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 11:07
Waiting to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) in kidney transplant patients may deliver better long-term outcomes than blanket preventive drugs, researchers found.
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Drug Cut Skin Cancers After Transplant

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 14:12
Kidney transplant patients who received sirolimus (Rapamune) for immunosuppression were less likely to develop skin cancer than if they were given the older calcineurin inhibitors, a multicenter trial found.
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Kidney Failure Tx Less Likely for Seniors

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 20:55
Among patients with similar renal function, treatment for kidney failure was more likely in younger patients than in their older counterparts, a retrospective study out of Canada showed.
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Heavy Donors See Drop in Kidney Function

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 17:08
WASHINGTON -- Overweight and obese patients who donate one of their kidneys for transplant may be at risk of diminished function in the remaining organ, researchers said here.
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Facebook Status: Need Kidney

Tue, 05/15/2012 - 17:17
WASHINGTON -- Promoting living kidney donation on social networks could increase the organ donor pool, researchers said here.
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Age May No Longer Be a Barrier in Kidney Donation

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 21:39
WASHINGTON -- The overhauled United Network for Organ Sharing kidney transplant allocation guidelines will likely remove a controversial age-matching component from its algorithm, researchers said here.
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Second Kidney Transplant Lasts as Long as First

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 18:34
WASHINGTON -- Patients who have a second kidney transplant may not be as bound for failure as once thought, researchers said here.
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Obesity May Contribute to Organ Shortage

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 16:15
WASHINGTON -- The pool of potential living kidney donors may be shrinking because of the national obesity "epidemic," researchers said here.
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'Bundling' Report Expected at Kidney Meeting

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:55
WASHINGTON -- Attendees at this year's National Kidney Foundation clinical sessions will get a glimpse of early data on whether a new method of reimbursement for intravenous dialysis medications is having an impact on care.
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iPod Video at DMV Helps Sign Up Organ Donors

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 16:02
A 5-minute video shown on an iPod at the department of motor vehicles may help increase the number of organ donors, researchers found.
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Stem Cells Can Help in Kidney Transplants

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 20:00
Stem cells, transplanted along with a kidney, can improve outcomes and reduce the need for some immunosuppressive therapy, researchers reported.
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