Ask the Expert: What is a kidney transplant chain? – The Daily Progress

Q. What is a kidney transplant chain? How do they benefit people in need of a transplant? A. Transplantation by a live kidney donor offers several advantages to the potential transplant recipient, including better life expectancy, less time on dialysis and better kidney quality. A substantial number of live kidney donors are incompatible with their … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: What is a kidney transplant chain? – The Daily Progress”

Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure – Science Daily

Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Transplants are life-saving treatments for patients with end-stage kidney disease but around 25% fail within five years, either because … Continue reading “Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure – Science Daily”

Kidney patients may be eligible for transplant – Bismarck Tribune

People unable to live without dialysis or a new kidney are candidates for transplant. These patients — who are in end-stage kidney disease — may receive a kidney from a living or deceased donor. In the United States, the most common causes of end-stage kidney are diabetes and high blood pressure, though there are many … Continue reading “Kidney patients may be eligible for transplant – Bismarck Tribune”

Father, daughter celebrate 50th anniversary of kidney transplant – 6abc.com

A father and daughter are celebrating a milestone, a kidney transplant 50 years ago that changed the course of medicine.Ted Lombard gave his then-13-year-old daughter Denice a kidney to save her life. Denice and twin sister Diane were born with a genetic defect which causes kidney failure.After Diane died at age 7, doctors wouldn’t put … Continue reading “Father, daughter celebrate 50th anniversary of kidney transplant – 6abc.com”

Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure – EurekAlert (press release)

Highlights Among deceased donor kidney transplant recipients, those who were >30 kg (66 pounds) heavier than the donor had a 28% higher risk of transplant failure compared with equally weighted donors and recipients. If the kidney was from a smaller donor of the opposite sex, the relative risk of transplant failure was further elevated to … Continue reading “Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure – EurekAlert (press release)”

100 percent success rate for baby kidney transplants at U of M – KMSP-TV

100 percent success rate for baby kidney transplants at U of M MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Three-year-old London Hall has no problems keeping up with her brothers now, but as an infant it quickly became clear her twin brother was reaching milestones she wasn’t. “[She was] three months old or so when we first started noticing … Continue reading “100 percent success rate for baby kidney transplants at U of M – KMSP-TV”

Patient and Doctor Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Kidney Transplant – Rare Disease Report

Fifty years ago, 6-year-old Tommy Hoag underwent a kidney transplant. It was February 1967 and pediatric nephrologist Richard Fine, MD at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) thought a kidney transplant was the only option for Tommy who had developed glomerulonephritis following a bout with Scarlet fever.    At that time, kidney transplants had only been … Continue reading “Patient and Doctor Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Kidney Transplant – Rare Disease Report”

Research provides insights on antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant patients – News-Medical.net

March 3, 2017 at 4:17 AM New research provides insights on transplant recipients’ antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). An antibody response against donor organs is the main … Continue reading “Research provides insights on antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant patients – News-Medical.net”

Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds – News-Medical.net

February 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM The success of kidney transplants has vastly improved for children over the past half-century, with young children now experiencing better long-term transplant success than adults, according to study results from a large pediatric transplant center. These findings are published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of … Continue reading “Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds – News-Medical.net”

Tucson teen needing transplant hopes to inspire others – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona – KVOA Tucson News

Kristi’s Kids has some promising news about a Tucson girl, with serious medical issues. She’s not letting anything get her down, or hold her back. Stephanie Roat,13, has been through a lot in her young life, and she’s preparing for, perhaps, her biggest challenge yet. All the while, she’s hoping to inspire others to have … Continue reading “Tucson teen needing transplant hopes to inspire others – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona – KVOA Tucson News”