Kidney Transplantation

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Lymphoma after kidney transplantation: risk factors and timing of …   -  Mar 9, 2006
Smith JM et al. (2006) Risk of lymphoma after renal transplantation varies with time: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System. ...

… leukocyte antigen-DR beneficial in pediatric kidney transplantation...   -  Nov 5, 2008
Kidney transplantation is well accepted as the optimal therapy for ... Reduced use of HLA matching in kidney transplantation has recently been advocated. ...

'Exercise caution in kidney transplantation'   -  Jul 15, 2007
Be alert: Minister for Health and Family Welfare KKSSR Ramachandran (second right) receives a copy of the souvenir released by president of National Board ... The Hindu

What Is The Role Of Kidney Transplantation In The Treatment Of...   -  Jan 11, 2008
Answer: Compared to dialysis, kidney transplantation is clearly the treatment of choice. Kidney transplantation does carry with it some complications, ... ABC News

Kidney transplantation facility at Apollo soon   -  Jul 18, 2007
Kakinada: The Apollo Hospital here is now fully equipped, including the expert nephrologists, vital machinery and the infrastructure to undertake kidney ... The Hindu

… based immunosuppression following kidney transplantation: A novel...   -  Mar 20, 2005
Biochemical monitoring of mTOR inhibitor–based immunosuppression following kidney transplantation: A novel approach for tailored immunosuppressive therapy. ...

The place of sirolimus in kidney transplantation: Can we reduce …   -  Jul 26, 2006
Correspondence: BD Kahan, Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, ...

The advantage of live-donor kidney transplantation in older recipients   -  Sep 10, 2008
Transplantation remains the renal replacement modality of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease who are aged 60 years or over; ...

The recipient is a 15-year old girl, Bulgarian National Radio reported. Her mother is the donor. All surgical procedures should be concluded by 4pm on ... Sofia Echo

… with the deterioration of renal function after kidney transplantati...   -  May 1, 2009
FLECHNER, SM, KURIAN, SM, SOLEZ, K, et al: De novo kidney transplantation without use of calcineurin inhibitors preserves renal structure and function at ...

Organ transplantation regulation mechanism to be strengthened   -  Apr 18, 2007
Apprehensions and fear among the related donors had posed problems for kidney transplantation. Even while resorting to legal steps to curb illegal kidney ... Hindu

Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants   -  Mar 17, 2009
..."With advances in operative techniques and perioperative (around the time of surgery) management, combined heart and kidney transplantation is offered to ... Forbes

Dialysis and kidney transplantation among patients living in rural...   -  Jun 24, 2005
Correspondence: AM O'Hare, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, VA Medical Center San Francisco and University of California, 4150 Clement Street ...

… the ideal serum creatinine level following kidney transplantation   -  Oct 16, 2008
This study provides a simple means of predicting the lowest serum creatinine concentration following kidney transplantation. However, the sensitivity ...

Should kidney transplantation be delayed in adolescents?   -  Dec 11, 2006
Kennedy SE et al. (2006) Waiting time and outcome of kidney transplantation in adolescents. Transplantation 82: 1046–1050 PubMed ...

Dual transplantation of kidneys from expanded criteria donors: …   -  Aug 8, 2007
Dual kidney transplantation could help overcome concerns that organs from ... To compare the outcomes of dual kidney transplantation from ECDs with the ...

Pakistan needs 20,000 kidney transplantation's   -  Feb 4, 2005
He said kidney transplantation in the Punjab was being done on individual basis that needed to be institutionalized. He said the treatment (kidney dialysis) ...

After-death kidney donations needed   -  Oct 9, 2009
VARANASI: At least 2,00000 people in the country need kidney transplantation every year. But, roughly, one per cent (2000 patients) receive the organ for ... Times of India

… utility of screening for anti-MICA antibodies before kidney...   -  Oct 26, 2007
Zou Y et al. (2007) Antibodies against MICA antigens and kidney-transplant rejection. N Engl J Med 357: 1293–1300 PubMed ...

Allogeneic donor bone marrow cells recovery and infusion after …   -  Mar 3, 2008
In comparison with studies in living-related-donor combined BM/kidney transplantation using iliac crests for recovery, 4 the number of TNC recovered seemed ...

Presentation and role of transplantation in adult patients with type...   -  Aug 16, 2006
Patients who underwent liver–kidney transplantation received aggressive ... Treatment alternatives were hemodialysis and kidney transplantation during the ...

Nearly 750 people are awaiting kidney transplantation in Bulgaria, director of the executive transplantation agency Hristo Kroumanov said. ... Sofia Echo

Double transplant seen best for diabetics   -  May 6, 2009
Thereafter, however, survival rates are better with simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. Specifically, after 7 years, survival rates of patients ... Reuters UK

Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics   -  May 21, 2008
WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to kidney transplantation alone, ... The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplantation. Washington Post

Significant increase in end-stage renal disease after hematopoietic...   -  Mar 12, 2007
7 Kidney transplantation is possible, yet can only proceed if the recipient is medically suitable. The cost of dialysis or transplantation is very high. ...

Big risk in overseas transplants   -  Mar 7, 2005
About 2000 Australians are on the waiting list for kidney transplantation, yet only about 520 receive transplants each year because there is a lack of donor ... Sydney Morning Herald

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan   -  Jan 8, 2010
That such patients could now be kept alive for many years provided an impetus for finding a permanent cure for them, leading to kidney transplantation. ... Daily Times

Kidney transplant in a globalizing world—Enrique Ona   -  Jul 1, 2008
The issue of kidney transplantation and the use of living non-related donors ... In addition, the mounting demand for kidney transplantation has been ... ABS CBN News

Renal transplantation for ethnic minorities in Canada: Inequity in...   -  Nov 1, 2009
Is it possible that in a country with an enviable health-care system, ethnicity can influence rates of kidney transplantation and its consequent success? ...

Kidney Transplantation Linked With Increased Risk Of Various Cancers   -  Dec 20, 2006
ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2006) — Following kidney transplantation, some recipients may face a 3-fold increased risk of certain cancer types, according to a ...

… consensus guidelines on eligibility for kidney transplantation   -  Nov 8, 2005
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice because it prolongs survival, ... Despite the benefits of kidney transplantation, not all patients with ... CMAJ

From March 26 to 30 a team of French medics will take part in a kidney transplantation development project in Bulgaria. French doctors will work together ... Sofia Echo

Latest Advances In Kidney Transplantation   -  Feb 6, 2010
Transplant surgery has come a long way since the first successful attempt in 1954. For ages, surgeons toyed with the idea ofreplacing diseased organs with a ... Biomed Middle East

Bone marrow and kidney transplantation helps tolerance to the kidney...   -  Jan 1, 2008
Two brief reports demonstrate simultaneous bone marrow and kidney transplantation as a means to induce tolerance to the kidney in humans. ...

When should post-transplantation proteinuria be attributed to the...   -  Aug 21, 2006
To determine the effect of kidney transplantation on proteinuria, and the pathologic ... Proteinuria usually declines rapidly after kidney transplantation. ...

Kidney donation and rewarded gifting: an Iranian model   -  Sep 13, 2007
1, 2 Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients on dialysis, ... The results of kidney transplantation from living unrelated donors are ...

Nephrectomy for end-stage polycystic kidney disease can be performed ...   -  Dec 26, 2005
...(2005) End stage polycystic kidney disease: indications and timing of native nephrectomy relative to kidney transplantation. J Urol 174: 2284–2288 PubMed ...

Get-together raises support for kidney donation   -  Oct 30, 2009
According to a press release by EurekAlert, while kidney transplantation from a living donor is the best treatment option for most patients with kidney ... The Hindu

Depression ups risk of poor kidney transplant outcome   -  May 26, 2008
..."Depression after kidney transplantation is a serious condition associated with poor clinical outcomes," Dobbels and colleagues conclude. ... Reuters India

Cadaver organ transplants fail to make a mark here.   -  Nov 6, 2006
Annually, nearly 1 lakh Indians require kidney transplantation and 50000 need eye cornea transplant. And over 2.5 lakh people annually die of liver disease ... Free with registration - Economic Times -

The case against a regulated system of living kidney sales   -  Apr 3, 2005
...(2003) Kidney transplantation in patients travelling from the UK to India or ... (2003) Bioethical study of kidney transplantation in Brazil involving ...

Spouses can make good organ donors   -  Aug 7, 2009
They report in the journal Dialysis and Transplantation that kidney transplantation from spousal donors "has comparable outcomes to those of other ... Reuters UK

If you have dreams, get a transplant   -  Aug 7, 2007
Tuason could not say how much the kidney transplantation would cost although he said a similar operation at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) ...

Getting a new kidney can boost brain function   -  Nov 7, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with kidney disease often suffer from cognitive impairment, but kidney transplantation can improve their mental ... Reuters India

Liver-Kidney Transplantation Stands Test of Time   -  Aug 23, 2006
By Peggy Peck, Managing Editor, MedPage Today. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 -- When chronic primary disease shuts down both the liver and the kidney, ... MedPage Today

Gift of life through kidney transplant   -  Feb 8, 2005
Incidentally this is the 50th year of kidney transplantation in the world. The surgery, third in the last two years, was performed 10 days ago and instead ... The Hindu

Human immunodeficiency virus and renal transplantation   -  Jun 3, 2009
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and kidney transplantation in the era of highly ... Safety and success of kidney transplantation and concomitant ...

Take steps for patient's kidney transplantation: HC to Apollo   -  Aug 14, 2007
PTI. NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked a city hospital, which was threatened by the wife of a kidney donor not to transplant her husband's kidney to ... Daily News & Analysis

Protecting the giver of the ultimate gift   -  Apr 18, 2008
MANILA, Philippines—In the early '70s, it would make the front page of major broadsheets if a kidney transplantation was done in any of our hospitals. ...

Racial disparities in access to transplantation: a tough nut to crack   -  May 1, 2006
Racial disparities in access to kidney transplantation continue to exist despite determined efforts to improve minority access. ...

Nation's dialysis patients not informed about kidney transplantation   -  Oct 4, 2009
By Andrew Conte and Luis Fabregas. The failure by some doctors to inform dialysis patients about kidney transplantation underscores the need to overhaul the ...

The importance of transitions between dialysis and transplantation in...   -  Jan 17, 2007
Analyses describing outcomes of kidney transplantation usually exclude the survival ... 6 Although the outcomes after ECD kidney transplantation are clearly ...

… -Donor Characteristics and the Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplant...   -  Dec 7, 2005
Objective To compare mortality after ECD kidney transplantation vs that in a combined standard-therapy group of non-ECD recipients and those still receiving ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

… residence not associated with increased time to kidney transplantat...   -  Apr 22, 2009
Kidney transplantation is a life-saving medical procedure for which the demand far exceeds the supply of transplantable organs. A recent study suggested ... Eureka! Science News

Kidney transplantation in Canada: unequal access   -  Aug 29, 2006
Jeffrey Zaltzman is with the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont. Correspondence to: Dr. Jeffrey S. ... CMAJ

Article: DoH creates board to govern all kidney transplants, donations...   -  Mar 28, 2008
0004 to amend policies and regulations on kidney transplantation from living non-related ... Article: Unequal access to cadaveric kidney transplantation . ... Pay-Per-View - Manila Bulletin - HighBeam Research

Can partial auxiliary liver transplantation protect kidney grafts in...   -  Mar 13, 2007
...(2007) Successful combined partial auxiliary liver and kidney transplantation in highly sensitized cross-match positive recipients. ...

Age Should Not Be A Limiting Factor for Kidney Transplantation   -  Mar 15, 2005
By Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, [RxPG] Growing evidence suggests that age alone shouldn't prevent older adults from being organ donors ... RxPG NEWS

Deceased Donor Characteristics and Kidney Transplantation   -  May 10, 2006
To the Editor: Dr Merion and colleagues 1 compared survival of extended-criteria donor (ECD) and non-ECD renal transplant recipients to the best available ... Journal of American Medical Association - Journal of American Medical Association...

… Residence Not Linked With Increased Time to Kidney Transplantation   -  Apr 16, 2009
Kidney transplantation is a life-saving medical procedure for which the demand far exceeds the supply of transplantable organs. A recent study suggested ...

Cross donation of kidneys brings smiles to two families   -  Feb 12, 2008
Roy persuaded the two couples who were facing the same problem of kidney transplantation. Sayed's wife Saira donated her kidney to Bhanja, ... Hindu

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan   -  Jan 11, 2010
LAHORE: Around 120 doctors and nurses of Lahore General Hospital are to be trained to upgrade their capabilities regarding kidney transplantation and ... Daily Times

Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation   -  Mar 11, 2005
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Growing evidence suggests that age alone shouldn't prevent older adults from being organ donors – or having a kidney transplant ...

Only 3 pc kidney patients get access to transplant   -  Sep 4, 2006
He said there were around 24 kidney transplantation centres across the country ... Kidney transplantation programme was re-introduced in IMS-BHU in the year ... Pay-Per-View - Hindustan Times - Factiva, from Dow Jones

… : a resource guide.(CNE)(kidney transplantation)(Report) | Article...   -  May 1, 2009
CNE)(kidney transplantation)(Report) ... find Nephrology Nursing Journal articles. Nurses and other staff in dialysis units are often the primary resource ... Pay-Per-View - Nephrology Nursing Journal - HighBeam Research

Age Shouldn't be a Factor in Kidney Transplantation   -  Mar 7, 2005
Newswise — Growing evidence suggests that age alone shouldn't prevent older adults from being organ donors " or having a kidney transplant themselves ...

Recurrence of ANCA-associated vasculitis following renal transplantati...   -  Apr 4, 2007
The optimum time of kidney transplantation in patients with ESRD due to ... Kidney transplantation (KTx) improves both the life expectancy and the quality ...

… Improves Chances For Successful Kidney Transplantation In High Im   -  Jul 16, 2008
...developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center improves transplant rates and outcomes for patients awaiting living- and deceased-donor kidney transplantation, ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Younger Doctors Recommend Kidney Transplantations Earlier   -  Oct 29, 2009
Compared with veteran doctors, recent medical school graduates are more likely to refer chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients for kidney transplantation ... RedOrbit

Calcineurin-inhibitor induced pain syndrome after organ transplantatio...   -  Sep 6, 2006
Treatmnent of bone pain after kidney transplantation. Transplant Proc 1998; 30: 2114–2116. | Article | PubMed | ChemPort |

Immune Cell Levels Predict Skin Cancer Risk in Kidney Transplant …   -  Jan 28, 2010
The high risk of skin cancers after kidney transplantation is related to the use of immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection. "Squamous cell cancer of ... DG News

Medical Management of Kidney Transplantation.(Brief Article)(Book …   -  Jul 1, 2005
Medical Management of Kidney Transplantation.(Brief Article)(Book Review) ... find Nephrology Nursing Journal articles. Medical Management of Kidney ... Pay-Per-View - Nephrology Nursing Journal - HighBeam Research

The arduous road to achieving an immunosuppression-free state in …   -  Mar 16, 2007
...(2006) Clinical operational tolerance after kidney transplantation. ... (2002) Kidney transplantation with rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction and ...

What Are The Kidney Complications Of Diabetes And How Are They …   -  Jan 12, 2008
And when I speak of renal replacement therapies, what I'm speaking of is dialysis and kidney transplantation for those patients who ultimately do have ... ABC News

Liver and kidney transplantation for polycystic liver and kidneyrenal...   -  Jan 1, 2007
Background: Polycystic liver disease (PLD) is a rare disorder frequently associated with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Transplantation is a treatment ... Free with registration - Baylor University Medical Center... -

Unique model.(kidney transplantation)   -  Jan 1, 2007
THE SOURCES: "Compensated Kidney Donation: An Ethical Review of the Iranian Model" by Alireza Bagheri, in Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Sept. ... Free with registration - Wilson Quarterly -

Executive summary   -  Apr 1, 2009
2.1.4 It is suggested that HCV-infected patients accepted for kidney transplantation be treated (see Guideline 4). (Weak) ...

The burden of kidney disease in the Philippines   -  Jul 29, 2008
Without dialysis or kidney transplantation, patients with kidney failure die. ... Foreign and local studies have shown that kidney transplantation offers ... ABS CBN News

… education program improve rates of living donor kidney transplantat...   -  Feb 22, 2007
...(2007) Increasing live donor kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial of a home-based educational intervention. Am J Transplant 7: 394–401 ...

HC orders probe into kidney transplantation   -  Jul 13, 2005
CHENNAI: More than three years after a kidney transplantation was performed at a city hospital, the Madras High Court has ordered a probe into it. ... Newindpress on Sunday

The metabolic syndrome as a risk factor in simultaneous kidney– …   -  Jan 17, 2007
Advances in immunosuppressive drug therapy in kidney transplantation have considerably reduced the risk of acute rejection, and resulted in a marked ...

Kidney Transplantation Linked With Increased Risk Of Various Cancers   -  Dec 21, 2006
Following kidney transplantation, some recipients may face a 3-fold increased risk of certain cancer types, according to a study in JAMA. ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Earlier vs Preemptive Kidney Transplantation   -  Oct 31, 2008
The authors performed a 2-center retrospective analysis of 671 primary, preemptive kidney alone transplants performed in adults between January 1984 and ... Medscape

JAKing up immunosuppression   -  Dec 2, 2009
A new immunosuppressive agent makes its debut in primate models of kidney transplantation. The drug has the potential to join the ranks of ...

Article: Kidney Transplantation Linked with Increased Risk of Cancer....   -  Feb 1, 2007
Kidney Transplantation Linked with Increased Risk of Cancer. ... find Transplant News articles. Some kidney transplant recipients may face a three-fold ... Pay-Per-View - Transplant News - HighBeam Research

Kidney Transplantation Linked With Increased Risk of Various Cancers   -  Dec 14, 2006
Newswise — Following kidney transplantation, some recipients may face a 3-fold increased risk of certain cancer types, according to a study in the December ...

Record year for kidney transplants   -  Jan 2, 2010
He said that 2009 had been a record year for kidney transplantation in Ireland, particularly because of the continuing development of the Living Donor ...

Can cardiac troponin T level be used to predict survival of patients ...   -  Nov 26, 2008
1 Although individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on the waiting list for kidney transplantation are the healthiest dialysis patients, ...

The Tribune - Magazine section - Saturday Extra   -  Feb 9, 2008
His e-mail account shows 48 requests for kidney transplantation from foreigners and NRIs from different countries across the globe. ... Chandigarh Tribune

Renal Transplantation in Elderly Patients   -  Aug 7, 2007
Since 1995, the number of patients on the kidney transplantation waiting list age 65 years and older has tripled, while the largest proportionate increase ... Medscape

Hepatitis C in a Patient Evaluated for Kidney Transplantation?   -  Jun 17, 2005
Is there a role for treating hepatitis C in a patient who is being evaluated for kidney transplantation? That is, will the posttransplantation immune ... Medscape

… -year follow-up in patients with combined heart and kidney transplan...   -  Dec 1, 2008
BACKGROUND: Combined heart and kidney transplantation has been documented, although data regarding immunosuppression, rejection episodes, ... Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular... - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascul...

Kenya: Human Kidneys Up for Sale   -  Apr 28, 2007
Live non-related kidney transplantation patients benefit from organs donated by "emotional donors" like a spouse or friend. Were emphasises donations should ...

Kidney Trouble Short-Lived in Most Liver Transplant Patients   -  May 6, 2008
...about which patients are likely to develop kidney dysfunction after liver transplant and should be considered for combined liver/kidney transplantation. ... Washington Post

Kidney transplant failure: foul play alleged   -  Jun 27, 2007
Forty-year-old Venkateswarlu, who was suffering from kidney failure for the past few years, underwent kidney transplantation on June 11 after Radhika ... The Hindu

Simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation from a single donor   -  May 30, 2008
Objective: There are no guidelines to establish the indications and contraindications for a simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation. ... European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic...

After Kidney Transplantation, Anemia Not Entirely Explained by Kidney...   -  Jun 1, 2007
Background: Anemia is typical in patients with decreased kidney function. Although kidney transplantation may be associated with complete correction of ... National Anemia Action Council

Long-term follow-up study on bone mineral density and fractures after...   -  May 1, 2008
Long-term follow-up study on bone mineral density and fractures after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. In type 1 diabetic patients with ...

… Code of Regulations - 28 Pa. Code § 158.31. Kidney transplantation...   -  Jul 16, 2005
...(a) The general standards in §§ 158.1 — 158.19 apply to kidney transplantation programs. Additionally, the criteria contained in this section apply only to ... Pay-Per-View - Pennsylvania Code of Regulations - Loislaw

High prevalence of metabolic syndrome after allogeneic hematopoietic ...   -  Aug 25, 2008
Metabolic syndrome after kidney transplantation. ... Steroid sparing in kidney transplantation: changing paradigms, improving outcomes, and remaining ...

Background information on Kidney Transplantation [When available]

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney in a patient with end-stage renal failure. The main types are deceased and living donor transplant. In the former, the kidney originates from a deceased person. In the latter, the kidney is being donated by a living organ donor.

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