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Did Natalie Cole Receive a Kidney Transplant Because She is a Celebrity? by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 9:43am We always like to take the opportunity to address myths head on here at the DLI blog. Natalie Cole’s recent kidney transplant has churned up a host of media buzz regarding whether “rich and famous” people get priority if they are waiting for an organ transplant . Merv Shepard recently addressed the topic over on his blog and we also asked ... 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 »
Second national kidney transplant patients' forum 28 June 08 by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Listening to patients can be difficult. Not because they use difficult and incomprehensible language but because they may have things to say that make me, as a healthcare professional and now policy advisor uncomfortable. The National Kidney Transplant Patients Forum, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for people who have received a ... Read on »
Open letter to the Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Team, CHOP by Tara Lakes Posted Fri 13 Jan 2012 7:03pm I read this post and I had a visceral response. I amended a post I wrote a few months ago and responded to what I see as a complete injustice. Open letter to the Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Team, CHOP: Dr. Baluarte, I am certain that you are excellent at what you do. You did not obtain your position without stellar skil ... Read on »
Kidney For Sale; The Case for Compensating DonorsMarch 17, 2009 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm 1 Comment THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY ORGANS.  ATTEMPTS TO SELL ORGANS HERE WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. . Let me begin by quoting Sally Satel M.D., Kidney transplant recipient and Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute: (Kidney for Sale, Lets Legally Reward the Donor  http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.29515/pub_detail.asp ) . ... Read on »
Kidney For Sale; The Case for Compensating Donors by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 11:42pm THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY ORGANS.  ATTEMPTS TO SELL ORGANS HERE WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. . Let me begin by quoting Sally Satel M.D., Kidney transplant recipient and Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute: (Kidney for Sale, Lets Legally Reward the Donor  http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.29515/pub_detail.asp ) . ... Read on »
Kidney transplant lingo by Matt S. Posted Fri 24 Jul 2009 12:00am Continuing with the theme of yesterday's Kidney Transplant post, here are some commonly-used Kidney Transplant Lingo & Acronyms: CRT/DDKT: CRT = cadaveric renal transplant, which is starting to be replaced by DDKT (deceased donor kidney transplant)--I guess some people find using the term "cadaveric" too grisly. ECD: expanded criteria d ... 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 »
‘Statins’ Linked To Improved Survival In Kidney Transplant Recipients by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 27 Jul 2008 11:09am For patients receiving kidney transplants, treatment with cholesterol-lowering “statin” drugs may lead to longer survival. “Statin therapy is well established for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the general population, but its effectiveness in patients with kidney disease is unclear,” comments Dr. Rainer Oberb ... Read on »
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 »