HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Metabolic syndrome identified as risk factor for kidney-pancreas transplant patients

tes. The procedure is performed in patients who have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and kidney failure. The pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that helps regulate levels of blood sugar. People with diabetes do not produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin effectively. The primary function of the kidneys is to filter waste products and extra water from the body by producing urine.

Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when someone has at least three of these following: body mass index greater than 30 or waist size larger than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of "good" cholesterol, high blood pressure or high levels of blood sugar.

The study followed 298 patients for three years after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation. The researchers found that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome decreased from 59 percent prior to transplant to 19 percent one year after transplant. This would be expected because the transplant would eliminate diabetes one of the components of metabolic syndrome.

Patients who had metabolic syndrome one year after transplant were 10 times more likely to have reduced kidney function three years after transplant than patients who did not have metabolic syndrome. The researchers analyzed how function of the transplanted pancreas affected the relationship between metabolic syndrome and kidney function and found that patients with metabolic syndrome who developed early pancreas transplant failure had the highest risk of developing long-term kidney dysfunction.

Rogers said that further study was needed to better understand the role a functioning pancreas transplant plays in preserving kidney transplant function in patients with metabolic syndrome so that long-term survival of both organs can continue to be improved.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Richardson
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4453
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
20-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Metabolic study in mice could lead to good cholesterol boosters
2. Metabolic syndrome points to heart health
3. Metabolic disorder not well-suited for inclusion in newborn screening programs
4. Metabolic syndrome significantly boosts risk of heart failure in middle age
5. Metabolic acidosis associated with an increased mortality rate
6. Metabolic syndrome prevalent in heart attack patients
7. Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
8. New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
9. Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
10. Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
11. Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome

Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2014)... Aurora, CO (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 For ... fast, the new LES MILLS BODYPUMP™ classes at ... be just the workout they've been looking for. The 45- ... with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center fitness club memberships. ... muscles. The workouts are fast-paced and are aimed at fast ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 News Facts ... expanded capabilities at RSNA 2014 in Chicago. The ... and share diagnostic images, photos, videos and documents ... booth #8107 will learn more about these innovative ... technologies and partner initiatives – that enable more ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... of the most important and vital decisions a woman ... choosing the ideal wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. BellasDress.com ... quality outfits. Today, BellasDress.com has unveiled its new range ... suitable bridesmaid gowns here at discount prices. , Formal ... and highlight all their most beautiful features while drawing ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... News) -- Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of ... dead animals, researchers report. The new research investigated ... and in the guts of 50 turkey vultures and ... faces of the vultures had more than 500 different ... the study found. The findings suggest that a ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... number of emergency department visits in the United States rose ... million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease ... people were going to ERs with non-urgent medical needs: 96 ... two hours of arriving at the ER. In 2010, that ... percent of patients arrived at the ER after normal business ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LES MILLS BODYPUMP™ classes come to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center 2Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 2Health News:Perceptive Software to Demonstrate New Medical Content Management Features and Capabilities at RSNA 2014 3Health News:Royal Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Now Are Available for Christmas at BellasDress.com 2Health News:ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Pa. , Nov. 25, 2014  Unilife Corporation ... of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that its ... to present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare ... a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. ... Internet as a "live" listen only Webcast. To listen, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel, Nov. 25, 2014 Immune ... a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that engages in ... the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer, today ... public offering of 3,450,000 units, with each unit ... stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Nov. 24, 2014  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a corporate overview and update at the Piper Jaffray 26 ... at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time), at ... . A live audio webcast of the ... Arena,s website at www.arenapharm.com . A replay of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unilife to Present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 2nd 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 5Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 3
Cached News: