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Kidney Transplant Recipients Require Less Long-Term Care If They Receive Well-Matched Donor Organs
St. Louis, May 17, 1999 -- A study of thousands of kidney
transplantssuggests that the long-term cost of car...e markers, called HLA markers,had little effect on kidney
rejection of transplanted kidneys. In the new study of 27,050 kidney
transplants, the invest...
New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible
...t Severe Rejection Six critically ill people on kidney
dialysis have been able to receive a kidneytranspl..." affects at least 20percent of people on the U.S. kidney
transplant waiting list. It cansignificantly increase their waiting time to receive a suitable donat...
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
The cost of a kidney
transplant has dropped so significantly that Unive...ons meeting in Chicago on May 20 which show that a kidney
transplant ismuch more cost effective than dialysis even for the highest risk patients-thosewith hea...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
...is much costlier to maintain thangiving a person a kidney
from a living donor according to a study of more t...lar visits to dialysis centers are morecostly than kidney
transplants. A dialysis machine takes over the main job ofthe kidney, filtering the body's fluids. ...
...ectrical burns. Industrial shock burns can lead to kidney
failure, infection,muscle and tissue damage, or amputation. Lightning burns are exceptionally lifethreatening (see box at the end of this story). Gourbière says that 70 percent of lightning survivors experience residualeffects, most commonly a...
Scientists use bacterial toxin to kill brain tumors
...nstrated that verotoxin-producing E. coli cancause kidney
failure, primarily in very young children, the scientists suggestthat a window of opportunity exists for verotoxin treatment in older patients....
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...eople all over the world waiting for a newheart or kidney
which may transform their lives. Potentially, a safe andeffective xenotransplantation programme could provide enough healthy organs tooffer transplantation to these patients. For more than 15 years...
Double transplant frees patient from need for immunosuppressive drugs
...anted kidney. The patient, a woman who developed kidney
failure as a result of a cancer of thebone marrow called multiple myleoma, received both a kidney
transplant and bonemarrow transplant from her sister in September 1998. As reported in the August27 ...
Whole-organ pancreas transplants and partial liver transplant programs arepriorities for renowned transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
... usually reserved fordiabetic patients who develop kidney
problems. "Our philosophy is that if a Type I dia...at is likely toincrease the number of living donor kidney
transplants by allowing a familymember to donate a kidney
to a relative without the long incisions a...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...irabdominal organs -- such as the stomach, bowels, kidney
and liver -- to migrateinto their chest. The defect impedes lung capacity and development and also candamage the displaced organs. Newborns who don't survive usually die during thefirst days or weeks of life. "Across the country, there are a whole bu...
OHSU researchers test medication that targets fever without side effects
...ptions of COX-1 functions have been known to cause kidney
and stomachproblems for some patients. "What sets this drug apart from the rest is its ability to focus on theinflammation caused by a virus or bacteria," said Jerris Hedges, M.D., M.S.,chairman of emergency medicine, OHSU School of Medicine. "Resear...
Patient empowerment could improve diabetes care
... 40% of people with type 1 diabetes develop severe kidney
disease by the age of 50. The risk is also increased (17-fold) in those with type 2 diabetes. (4) Blindness . 15 years after diagnosis with diabetes, 10% of individuals have developed severe visual handicap due to diabetic eye disease. (4) ...
Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key
...blood vesselcomplications, such as nerve damage or kidney
problems, or large blood vesselcomplications, such...icrovascular)complications, including eye disease, kidney
problems leading to dialysis, andnerve damage which can sometimes result in amputation. Large blood ...
Immune system protein may be critical in kidney disorders and other diseases
...nd that CD2AP is alsospecifically expressed in the kidney
glomerulus, which filters toxins and othersubstanc... lost. The mice, developed by Shih and Li, died of kidney
failure by the time they were6 weeks old. The researchers, including co-author Jeffrey H. Miner, Ph....
Wake Forest to coordinate huge national study to prevent cardiovascular disease in diabetes
...ther diabetes complications canbe reduced, such as kidney
failure, diabetic retinopathy, which can lead toblindness, and foot diseases. Minority groups, especially African-Americans, Native Americans andHispanics, will be a special target of the study. "They have a higher burden ofdiabetes and a hig...
Studies of growth hormone result in new class of drugs
...hormone is involved in the progression of diabetic kidney
disease and breast cancer. His research team now is conducting animal studies of the growth hormone antagonists' ability to halt the progression of diabetic nephropathy and breast cancer. Growth hormone's role in these diseases was not as obvious as...
Living-donor kidney transplants now being done laparoscopically
...iques (so-called keyhole surgery) for living-donor kidney
transplants. Use of the laparoscope to remove the kidney
from the donor and transplant into the recipient requires just a six-inch incision, which results in...
Annals Of Internal Medicine - tip sheet for November 2, 1999
...onverting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to preventfuture kidney
disease with a strategy of testing first for prote...d withthe lowest probability of death or end-stage kidney
disease and wascost-effective. An editorial says that therapeutic decisions still depend onmany fact...
Anti-HIV treatment improves immune system and fights sight-threatening eye infection
...ese drugs can have serious side effects, including kidney
toxicity and low blood cell counts, and may require daily intravenous administration," he said. "HAART is expensive - it costs an estimated $15,000 annually per patient - but is significantly lower than standard anti-CMV treatment, which can range be...
Recipients of well-matched kidneys received locally require less long-term care
St. Louis, Nov. 3, 1999-- A study of thousands of kidney
transplants suggests that the long-term cost of ca...lanted kidneys. In contrast, a new study of 27,050 kidney
transplants demonstrated a significant increase in the need for care within three years of transplan...
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