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Kidney Transplants are Cheaper Than Years of Dialysis and Lead to Longer Lives – Study States Patients are not Being Advised and by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:21pm 1 Comment This is a bit disturbing and I agree with the nephrologist from Harvard that says transplants should be mandated just for the simple idea for quality of life.  What is disturbing is the cost numbers cited below in reference to needing enough insured patients to offset the cost for low payments from Medicare?   I truly hope this had not entered th ... Read on »
When should a Liver Transplant Recipient get a Combined Liver Kidney Transplant? by Matt S. Posted Sun 14 Jul 2013 12:00am Currently there is huge variation in the number patients receiving a kidney transplant at the time of their liver transplant across the US; Combined Liver Kidney Transplant (CLK). The rate of good quality (standard criteria) kidneys being transplanted at the time of liver transplant varies from about 20% in the Midwest to about 6% i ... Read on »
Will you need a kidney transplant? by John A. Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 7:51am Millions of people suffer from kidney disease, but in 2007 there were just 64,606 kidney-transplant operations in the entire world. In the U.S. alone, 83,000 people wait on the official kidney-transplant list. But just 16,500 people received a kidney transplant in 2008, while almost 5,000 died waiting for one.  Last year, 3,363 America ... Read on »
The Kidney Transplant Racket - a different point of view by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:13am Indian newspapers have been full of the Kidney Transplant Racket in the last few weeks. The common denominator for all the stories is that they have demonised the concerned doctor. Here's a typical quote. Amit Kumar, 43, is accused of running a private hospital just outside Delhi which allegedly lured or forced hundreds of poor people ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant in a Bone Marrow Transplant Patient by Matt S. Posted Thu 22 May 2008 12:00am Interesting transplant case A 35 year old man with a history of acute myelogenous leukemia, status post a bone marrow transplant from his sister eight years ago and now cured, who developed chronic kidney disease as a result of prior calcineurin inhibitor toxicity and prior XRT. His CKD has progressed over the past several years and now is a ... Read on »
Natalie Cole Recovering from Kidney Transplant by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 May 2009 6:25pm One of my favorites by all means.  She had stated in interviews that he was taking a drug named  interferon in May 2008 to fight the hepatitis C virus and that both of her kidneys were failing, recently she had been on dialysis.  The big issue was to cure the Hepatitis C infection so the kidney transplant will be a success.  BD  May 21, 200 ... Read on »
Kidney transplant...and then ane ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:21pm Kidney transplant...and then anesthesia problems with another procedure to remove a cyst from his arm created the problem and put him in a coma...suit claims the anesthesiologist did not adequately review his medical history...BD  Adriane Springs, the wife of former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs, has filed a medical malpractice s ... Read on »
Man Received Kidney Transplant That Was Infected With Cancer – He Too Developed Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 2:36pm This by all counts is depressing all the way around to receive a “life saving” organ only to find out that the organ had not undergone sufficient screening and then come down with cancer after the transplant.  Getting a transplant with the hope of a better or longer life is stressful enough. Some cancers are supposed to be safe for trans ... Read on »
Lockport Teen Getting Life Back on Track after Kidney Transplant by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:13pm Before jumping down to the story referenced in the title, I wanted to also call attention to a couple other stories relating to organ donation. The Daily Herald ran a story this past weekend honoringorgan donor Stephen Amer, who passed away in a car crash but helped save the lives of others through his selfless decision to be a donor. In addi ... Read on »
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 »