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Heart Disease Risk No Higher with One Kidney

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 22:31
For healthy kidney donors, living with one kidney carries no more risk for cardiovascular disease than living with two, researchers found.
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Locale Plays Role in Kidney Transplant

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 15:19
Kidney transplant recipients tend to do better if they live in counties with good community health indicators, researchers reported.
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Study Suggests Racial Role in Kidney Transplants

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:00
Black patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) had a 59% lower rate of kidney transplant than whites in one southeastern center, researchers reported.
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Medicare Pay Policy on Transplant Drugs Slammed

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 16:32
Medicare's failure to provide lifelong coverage for immunosuppressive therapy after kidney transplant is bad for patients and for the system's finances, two researchers argued.
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Study: Stopping Steroids Safe After Kidney Transplant

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:00
Patients who stopped taking the immunosuppressant prednisone soon after a kidney transplant avoided steroid-related side effects without putting their new organs at risk, according to a decade-long study.
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Misread of HCV Test Leads to Transplant Infections

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:30
Human error led to at least one person being infected with hepatitis C after a cardiopulmonary patch transplant, the CDC reported.
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Transplant Program at U. of Pittsburgh Put on Probation

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 16:43
One of the nation's premier transplant programs, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been put on probation by the federal Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the latest fallout from a botched kidney transplant in May.
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ASN: HCV Infection Virtually Untreated in Dialysis Patients

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:53
PHILADELPHIA -- Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an increase in mortality in patients on hemodialysis, but treatment is rare in that population, researchers found.
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Axitinib Looks Good in Head-to-Head Renal Cancer Trial

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 13:04
The second-generation targeted agent axitinib was better at preventing kidney cancer progression than the older drug sorafenib (Nexavar) in a randomized trial, researchers reported.
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Cancer Rates High After Organ Transplant

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 22:17
Patients who receive solid organ transplants have a doubled cancer risk compared with the population as a whole, a large cohort study determined.
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Age No Barrier to Live Kidney Donation

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:16
Healthy, older seniors can act as living kidney donors, with overall survival among recipients similar to that seen with younger donors, a study suggested.
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Exercise Does a Renal-Impaired Body Good

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 22:43
Regular exercise improves health for chronic kidney disease patients, a Cochrane review affirmed.
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Cell Therapy Lowers Drug Needs After Kidney Transplant

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:00
Inducing immune tolerance with donor CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells and T cells may lessen the need for lifelong immunosuppressive drugs after kidney transplant, researchers said.
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Less May Be More for Kidney Transplant Success

Fri, 09/23/2011 - 16:56
Limiting the use of calcineurin inhibitors following kidney transplantation may improve clinical outcomes, although not all of the newer regimens are of equal value, a meta-analysis showed.
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Low-Level, Chronic Hematuria in Young Signals Later ESRD

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 20:00
Persistent, trace amounts of blood in the urine in teens and young adults may serve as a marker for future end-stage renal disease, according to a large-scale, retrospective study.
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Readers Not Against Paying for Kidneys

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 21:50
Eight out of 10 of the respondents to a ALLMedPage Today poll agreed that people should be paid for live-donor kidneys.
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HLA Desensitizing Ups Survival in Kidney Transplant

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 19:37
Survival after kidney transplantation improved significantly in patients who underwent desensitization involving depletion of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies, data from an 11-year clinical experience showed.
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Mismatch Matters for Kids' Kidney Transplants

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 18:30
Antigen incompatibility hurts pediatric kidney transplant outcomes, but may often be unavoidable unless changes are made to the organ allocation system, researchers suggested.
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ADA: Tight Control No Help After Renal Treatment

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:00
SAN DIEGO -- Tight glucose control early after kidney transplantation doesn't improve graft success, researchers found.
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CMS to Keep Current Payment Policy for ESAs

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 13:30
WASHINGTON -- Officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it won't change its payment policy on erythropoiesis stimulating agents used to treat anemia in kidney patients.
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