Tag: "kidney" at medical news
UM outreach programs increase kidney transplants among African-Americans
...ter say they have successfully reduced barriers to kidney
transplantation for African-Americans to cut the m...ts to increase living donation and improve overall kidney
graft survival. Results of their decade-long strategy are being presented today (April 25) at the Am...
Drug reduces risk of acute rejection in kidney transplantation
...in St. Louis, which has one of the lowest rates of kidney
transplant rejection in the world. Brennan will p...Brennan, there are about 50,800 people waiting for kidney
transplants in the United States. About half of transplanted kidneys in the United States come from ...
Hope for kidney transplant patients of improved graft survival
...t the American Transplant Congress from a study on kidney
transplant patients with deteriorating kidney
function show that the use of the immunosuppressant CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil, MMF) allows for...
New drug holds promise to block clots in people with artery disease
...ve groups. Also, there were no adverse changes in kidney
or liver function, and the hemoglobin and platelet counts remained stable across all groups. Even if this proves to be a modest advance, modest steps forward in treating a disease that affects millions of people every year is pretty good, says Harri...
Beta-blockers improve outcomes of bypass surgery
...n after surgery and experienced fewer instances of kidney
problems. The researchers point out that this study is an observational analysis and that future randomized trials need to be conducted to refine the findings and to better understand the mechanism of protection. "One of the most important aspects ...
Matching for liver transplants could prevent disease recurrence, says Pitt study
...n Institute. Matching is considered important for kidney
transplantation and has been performed routinely for years. But for liver transplantation, the practicality and merits of its use have often been questioned. Time restraints make the test impractical most of the time. But more importantly, most surge...
Foods rich in folate may reduce risk of stroke
...h as spinach and romaine lettuce; pinto, navy, and kidney
beans; and grain products. Since January 1998, wheat flour has been fortified with folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, to add an estimated 100 mcg per day to the average diet. "Our data support the existing recommendation to consume 400 mc...
Black, Latino children with asthma get lesser care
...ut in many other settings from cancer screening to kidney
transplants to surgery for heart conditions," she said. "Whats unique about our study is that all the children had Medicaid, and all were in similar systems of care. That means the disparities cannot be explained by differences in financial access to...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet
... tests, such as complete blood counts and tests of kidney
function, than in recommended tests, such as Pap tests, mammography and colon cancer screening tests. Unnecessary office visits and tests add considerably to the overall cost of health care. Half the people in the survey were also given information o...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
... are so far-rangingfrom heart attack and stroke to kidney
disease, heart failure, diminished heart function ...ents risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, kidney
failure and heart failure. Treatment of HBP in people with diabetes should be intensive enough to r...
Chicago researchers testing HIV vaccine for healthy people
...ng healthy patients between the ages 18-50 with no kidney
or liver diseases and who are not pregnant. After each injection, patients will be given liver and kidney
tests and a double-stranded DNA test to see if the body develops antibodies and an immune response a...
Implantable device pumps up ailing heart
...le for heart transplants due to their age and poor kidney
function. The device includes the pump itself and a battery pack that lasts eight hours between recharges. The pack is worn at the waist or carried in a small shoulder bag. The batteries are attached through a cable that plugs into a small pedest...
Impaired sodium excretion after stress contributes to hypertension in blacks
...ctive treatments so that resulting damage, such as kidney
failure and heart disease, can be avoided....
Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease
...in the arms, legs and back, but also in the liver, kidney
and abdomen. In some severe cases, transfusions may be required because the aberrant red blood cells have a much shorter life span than normal red blood cells (10 days vs. 100) and the body can't manufacture enough new red blood cells to keep up, lea...
Molecularly targeted drug slows tumor growth in patients
...atic renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney
cancer in adults. The findings from their randomized clinical trial were presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting in Orlando, Fla.* Tumor growth slowed considerably in trial patients who were given a high dose of bevacizumab. ...
USC researchers suggest possible cause for kidney cancer
...faced with the challenge of treating patients with kidney
cancer, doctors know that todays chemotherapy offe...rs seem to put people at higher risk of developing kidney
cancer, no one has yet identified causes of the disease. USC preventive medicine researchers, howeve...
Two-drug therapy is best for symptomatic prostate enlargement
...ment groups, and no patient in any group developed kidney
problems from BPH. So we are very pleased," says Nyberg. Investigators plan to publish study data later this year. The abstract for Dr. McConnell's AUA presentation is available on request....
Studies yield key insights in preventing destruction of insulin-producing cells
...the immune system to improve outcomes in islet and kidney
transplantation, autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes), and asthma and allergic diseases. The ITN plans to test anti-CD3 mAb in a larger group of patients with new onset type 1 diabetes and in people with other autoimmune diseases. If the re...
Type 1 diabetes safely arrested with short-term use of new drug
... to fewer complications such as vascular, eye, and kidney
disease. The clinical trials were directed by ... from the drugs, such as increased infection risk, kidney
disease and certain types of cancer, most of these studies were abandoned. The new drug, a human...
New approach to post-transplant lymphoma shows promise
...ge renal disease. PTLD occurs in 1 to 2 percent of kidney
transplants, with mortality ranging from 50 to 70 percent. PTLD may develop following kidney
or other organ transplants when EBV-infected B lymphocytes proliferate uncontrollably in the absence...
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