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PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION IN INDIA by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm 1 Comment Pancreas is a gland organ in human body responsible for the secretion of digestive juice and production of hormones like glycogen, insulin. It is a 6 inches long gland located between the stomach and spine. It is divided into three parts- head (widest part), body (middle) and thin end (tail). The hormones produced by pancreas help to regulate the b ... Read on »
Weight 'key' in kidney transplant success by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Sun 23 May 2010 8:56am BBC News Matching up the weight of donors and recipients boosts success in kidney transplants, suggests French research. There are 8,000 people on the transplant register A study of over 1,000 transplant patients found those receiving a small kidney in proportion to their weight were more at ... 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 »
How Young is Too Young for Pediatric-to-Adult Kidney Transplants? by Matt S. Posted Sat 26 Sep 2009 12:00am We all know that there is a drastic shortage of donor kidneys available: in the state of Massachusetts, for instance, the average time on the kidney transplant waiting list we're quoting to patients is about 5 years...which for many elderly patients just starting dialysis exceeds their anticipated life expectancy! One potential strategy t ... Read on »
Facing challenges: Hepatitis C and Kidney Transplantation by Matt S. Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 10:57am Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects more than 180 million people globally, may lead to renal disease and is prevalent in 11-49% of patients with end-stage renal disease, depending on geographical location. With that picture in mind, we are faced with the question of choosing which patients might benefit from kidney transplantation and wha ... Read on »
Evolution of kidney transplantation in the HIV-positive recipient by Matt S. Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 12:03pm The presence of HIV has in the past been viewed as a relative contraindication to transplantation. This stance stemmed from concerns that immunosuppression would exacerbate an already immunocompromised patient and accelerate the disease process of AIDs. Additionally, there was an ethical concern in terms of giving a precious, limited resource t ... Read on »
Kidney transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma - To do or not to do by Matt S. Posted Mon 31 Oct 2011 9:29am Multiple myeloma (MM) is the most common malignancy causing ESRD. Renal disease is frequently related to the characteristics of the monoclonal immunoglobulin produced, which can lead to 3 general pathological findings: “cast nephropathy’, light chain deposition disease or amyloidosis. The use of Bortezomib in combination with other agents has i ... Read on »
Desensitization in kidney transplantation: a clear survival benefit by Matt S. Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 4:52am I would like to direct your attention to a landmark paper in transplantation just published on the NEJM two weeks ago. We have previously discussed the terms used to characterize sensitized patients and the most common protocols to overcome this barrier to transplantation. Briefly, more than 30% of patients on the waiting list for a kidne ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant Evaluation by Melissa H. Posted Fri 09 Sep 2011 8:55am It happened yesterday. The official switch from “Daphne may perhaps need one of our kidneys someday” to the absolutely real, unavoidable entry into the Transplant Machine. We had a five-hour multidisciplinary evaluation at the hospital, and there is no turning back. We feel exhausted, depleted, stressed out but… perhaps a tad relieved? Hop ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant Donor Testing by Bill .. Posted Sat 03 Nov 2012 6:21pm Yesterday was a long and tiring day at the Foothills hospital in Calgary for me as I started the Kidney transplant donor testing in earnest The journey for Michelle and I to become transplant donors started a few months back as we know that our daughter will need a new kidney sometime in the new year. A few weeks ago the k ... Read on »