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Urine Biomarker Signature Found to Diagnose Kidney Transplant Rejection by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 12:00am There now seems to be some real progress in the use of non-invasive, urine biomarkers to diagnose, or even predict, the rejection of a transplanted kidney (see: Urine Test Can Diagnose, Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection ). Here's an excerpt from a recent article on this topic: Analysis of three biomarkers in ... Read on »
New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection by Medline Plus Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 2:00pm Checking blood proteins that increase during acute rejection a noninvasive way to protect organs, study shows By Robert Preidt Thursday, September 23, 2010 THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may offer a quicker, noninvasive way to detect organ rejection in hear ... Read on »
Methods For Treating Autoimmune Diseases And Transplantation Rejection by nih.gov Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Methods for treating autoimmune diseases by suppressing the expression of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules by administering either methimazole, methimazole derivatives, carbimazole, propylthiouracil, thionamides, thiourelylenes, thioureas, and thiourea derivatives. These co ... Read on »
Eculizumab – role in refractory antibody mediated transplant rejection by Matt S. Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011 11:18am Eculizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to and prevents activation of the C5 complement protein. As you may remember, this protein is critical to the formation of the membrane attack complex (MAC) in complement dependent immune activation. Eculizumab has been licensed for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinu ... Read on »
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant from Rejection by Medline Plus Posted Wed 13 Aug 2014 6:00pm Gel filled with immunosuppressant injected at transplant site, and only activates drug when needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Organ Transplantation Read on »
Urine Test Can Diagnose, Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection by Medline Plus Posted Fri 05 Jul 2013 8:51am Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Transplantation Read on »
New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection by Medline Plus Posted Wed 18 Jun 2014 6:00pm It might one day spare patients from invasive biopsies, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy , Heart Transplantation , Laboratory Tests Read on »
Transplant and Autoimmune Therapy Using T-Cells Expressing Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) by nih.gov Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Transplant complications (graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease) and autoimmune diseases are primarily caused by T cell immune responses against normal host tissue or transplanted tissues. These disorders can lead to serious complications and may be chronic, debilitating, and fatal. Current ... Read on »
Eye Condition May Alter Corneal Transplant Results by HealthFinder Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Using growth-inhibiting drugs beforehand might help, researcher suggests. THURS ... Read on »
Transplant Pathology by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 10 Feb 2007 7:24pm I had another biopsy last weekend. It's become a familiar routine of 6 AM departures, four hours bedrest, and waiting for a phone call in the evening with results. The details vary by organ, by institution, and by patient, but biopsies are a part of life for almost everyone involved in transplantation. Biopsy samples, of course, go to pathol ... Read on »