Bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections may be more common in Kidney Transplant recipients within the first 9-months post-transplant than the current literature suggests, according to a new study presented at ID Week, on October 10, 2013. CMV infection is among the most prevalent and...Learn more.
When Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are considering receiving a Kidney Transplant they must factor in that the treatment has its own set of advantages and problems which should be weighed carefully. Some people have a Kidney Transplant and their donated kidney works well with few problems, but this is not always the case. Learn more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 50,476 kidney failure-related deaths in 2010, making mortality due to kidney failure number eight on the Cause Of Death List in the United States. 2% (4.4 million) of all adults in the US were...Learn more.
As you may know, typically cadaver (deceased donor) kidneys come from donors who are brain dead and on a ventilator because they need to be on life support so that blood and oxygen can still filter to their kidneys and other vital organs. These are usually people...Learn more.
In a first-of-its kind procedure, surgeons implanted a blood vessel into the arm of a 62-year-old Virginia man with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). For the first time in the U.S., surgeons were able to transplant a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a dialysis...Learn more.
The first portable Organ Care System that allows organs to continue to "live" outside of the body has been developed by TransMedics. This new, revolutionary device pumps blood through a dead person's (cadaver) removed kidneys, keeping them warm...Learn more.
Belatacept (trade name Nulojix), an immunosuppressant that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011, has shown indications to "significantly" prolong the lifetime of a transplanted kidney with "few side effects." While there is no final data currently...Learn more.
Scientists have developed a way to produce a 3D Printed kidney that "can function as a human organ." While others have used advanced 3D Printing techniques to replicate a kidney in the past, the tissues were unable to function. Now the team in China have...Learn more.
Natural Ways Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Improve Oral Health And Increase Chances For Transplant
There are some foods that people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can eat that actually brighten their smile. For individuals with CKD good dental health is not just for aesthetic purposes. Preventing cavities and keeping your gums healthy is important in order...Learn more.
Kidney donors have some, but not all, abnormalities typically associated with mild Chronic Kidney Disease six months after donation. These abnormalities include a decline in kidney function, increased parathyroid hormone (PTH) and uric acid levels, and lower...Learn more.
12.7% of removed kidneys were not used in 2002, and this number increased in 2011 as 17.9% of removed kidneys were discarded. A substantial increase in the number of candidates on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List and relatively flat organ donation rates has caused a decrease in transplants since 1998. As a consequence, in the past 3 years, more than 20,000 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients have been removed from the waiting list because they died or became too sick to undergo transplant. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients can for the first time ever find Kidney Transplant Centers with the lowest average wait times that are the closest to where they live using a free user friendly website tool created by OrganJet. Individuals with CKD who are on a Kidney Transplant Waiting List in a high wait time area can significantly increase their access to organs by also listing in a well chosen Kidney Transplant Center that has a far lower wait time. Learn more.
A noninvasive urine test may accurately determine the risk of a possible Kidney Transplant rejection in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients which could dramatically reduce the need for Kidney Biopsies and enable doctors to safely reduce or increase...Learn more.
If those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) work part time or are unemployed they are substantially less likely to be placed on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List or to even actually receive a new kidney once on the list, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. Learn more.
All is not lost, if you receive notice that you were turned down for the Kidney Transplant Waiting List. You have the option to appeal the decision to that Hospital's Ethics Committee in an attempt to have the Center reconsider, and they have been known to change their...Learn more.
After receiving a large volume of responses from our previous article, There Are Organizations That Make Multi-Listing Easier For Transplant Recipient Candidates, many requested for KidneyBuzz.com to provide more information on the Company that the article referenced...Learn more.
Many will be surprised to find that at Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center age and blood type are not limiting factors for donating or receiving a kidney if you are healthy enough. Often, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who desire a kidney transplant...Learn more.
If you sincerely believe that donated kidneys should be distributed on the basis of objective criteria and not on the basis of where you happen to live, then you might be interested in learning more about companies and organizations that can assist you with logistics...Learn more.
Jimmie Jones was 64 and on the transplant waiting list for 17 years when physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital performed his robotic kidney transplantation. Learn more.