European Commission : CORDIS : News and Events : New drug tackles transplant complications

To reduce the number of discards and thus make more kidneys available, researchers and medical scientists from the European consortium MABSOT have created a new drug called OPN-305 to reduce inflammation of the donor organ after transplantation. Every year nearly 50.000 dialysis patients worldwide receive a kidney transplant, but depending on the type of donor … Continue reading “European Commission : CORDIS : News and Events : New drug tackles transplant complications”

Discordance between patient and provider in discussions about kidney transplantation – Medical News Today

Last updated: 1 September 2014 at 12am PST In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients’ likelihood of being waitlisted. The findings, which appear … Continue reading “Discordance between patient and provider in discussions about kidney transplantation – Medical News Today”

Tocilizumab Research Could Lead to Personalized Treatments for Kidney Transplant Patients

Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor Published Online: Saturday, August 9, 2014 A multicenter study will examine whether a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can improve kidney transplant patients’ health. Researchers from several medical centers will use rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab in a study to determine whether the drug improves kidney transplant patients’ long-term survival. The … Continue reading “Tocilizumab Research Could Lead to Personalized Treatments for Kidney Transplant Patients”

Horlick’s former female football player recovering after transplant

August 08, 2014 5:47 pm  •  PETE WICKLUND pete.wicklund@journaltimes.com(1) Comments Family Encourages People to Become Donors As 18-year-old Abbi Strack recovers from a kidney transplant, she and her family are asking people to consider registering as potential organ donors. Her father, John, said that commitment could be as simple as filling out the organ donor … Continue reading “Horlick’s former female football player recovering after transplant”

Reunion after 38 years for transplant pioneers – Yorkshire Post

A TRANSPLANT patient who underwent a pioneering operation in Leeds has been reunited with her surgeon – 38 years on. Ruth Moorhead was a teenager when she was the first child to undergo a kidney transplant at St James’s Hospital in January 1976. In a double first, she received the organ from her father Mervyn … Continue reading “Reunion after 38 years for transplant pioneers – Yorkshire Post”

UAB – UAB News – $17 million multi-institutional grant to maximize kidney transplant survival

by Tyler Greer August 04, 2014 Print Email The University of Alabama at Birmingham is participating in a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine whether certain immune system cells and/or a drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis can improve and maintain the long-term health of kidney transplant … Continue reading “UAB – UAB News – $17 million multi-institutional grant to maximize kidney transplant survival”

Fundraisers set for double kidney transplant recipient – Loveland Reporter-Herald

By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer POSTED:   08/02/2014 11:05:05 AM MDT Jacob Whitler, 16, takes his dog named Buddy for a walk Friday morning near his home in Loveland. Whitler had a kidney transplant a month ago with his mother, Lisa Whitler, as the donor. (Steve Stoner / Loveland Reporter-Herald) Lisa Whitler talks about … Continue reading “Fundraisers set for double kidney transplant recipient – Loveland Reporter-Herald”

Naturally occurring antibodies may be treatment for BK nephropathy in kidney transplant patients – Medical News Today

Friday 1 August 2014 – 2am PST A viral infection known as BK that commonly causes kidney transplant dysfunction in patients taking high doses of immunosuppressants may be treated with naturally occurring antibodies that already are widely available, according to UPMC-led research that was presented this week at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco. … Continue reading “Naturally occurring antibodies may be treatment for BK nephropathy in kidney transplant patients – Medical News Today”

Protein May Prevent Antibody-Mediated Transplant Rejection

Thu, 07/31/2014 – 8:40am A study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of CSL Behring’s C1 Inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate in preventing antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized patients. C1-INH is a human protein and an important inhibitor of the complement system. The study shows that post-transplant treatment … Continue reading “Protein May Prevent Antibody-Mediated Transplant Rejection”

Country’s youngest kidney transplant recipient | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News

By Carolyn Kissoon Story Created: Jul 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM ECT Story Updated: Jul 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM ECT The Express highlighted Nyron Ramcharan’s case back in 2010, when his mother, Nanda Ramcharan, donated one of her kidneys to save his life. Nyron became the country’s youngest kidney transplant recipient, as he was … Continue reading “Country’s youngest kidney transplant recipient | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News”