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Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants
Title: Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants Category: Health News Created: 3/10/2014 9:36:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Bethlehem mom seeks fourth kidney transplant
Bethlehem woman, 53, seeks fourth kidney transplant. How far would you go to live? How much hope can you put on a promise? How strong is your faith?
New Organ Transplant Strategy Aims to Better Prevent Rejection
Organ-transplant recipients often reject donated organs, but a new, two-pronged strategy developed by UC San Francisco researchers to specifically weaken immune responses that target transplanted tissue has shown promise in controlled experiments on mice.
Facebook Used to Illegally Buy and Sell Organs in UK
An investigation has revealed that people desperate for cash are turning to social networks to sell their organs to the highest bidder. A journalist at the Sunday Post newspaper posed as the brother of a woman needing a kidney transplant on a Facebook page dedicated to facilitating the illegal trade of organs. One man based in Northampton was apparently willing to accept £20,000 for his kidney ...
Down a kidney, Chelmsford man is upbeat about his recovery outlook
CHELMSFORD -- Before Matt Sech found out he had kidney disease after a sudden downturn in his health, he wasn't too much different from the countless people uninformed about the disease who he's now trying to educate.
Doctor's Diary: The marvels of kidney donation
What once seemed like a drastic operation has become routine, with altruistic donors volunteering to help those in need, says Dr James LeFanu
Renal team to promote kidney health with Relay for Life
Members of the Northland DHB Renal team will be practising what they preach at this month’s Relay For Life. Fifteen of the Northland DHB Renal team registered for Relay For Life in February and have already raised over $1000. They sought permission from the Cancer Society and event organisers to draw awareness to World Kidney Week, which coincides with the event on March 15 and 16. Renal ...
Simple urine test detects common causes of kidney dysfunction after transplantation
A new urine test can distinguish among different causes of kidney dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients. Still under development, if it is validated in a larger multicenter study, the test may allow patients to avoid invasive kidney biopsies. "Our study shows that when the creatinine level is elevated in the blood of a kidney transplant recipient, use of our urine test would differentiate ...
Man waiting on a kidney transplant ordered home - Prasad
A young man who needs a kidney transplant is being ordered to return to Fiji on Friday, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Dr Rajen Prasad. "Sanil Kumar, a skilled tradesman, hasn’t been given the chance to have the operation in New Zealand at his own expense. "Is the New Zealand Immigration system now so heartless that even when there is no cost to the state, it is still insisting on ...
New fix for organ shortage?
On any given day in the United States, approximately 100,000 patients are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.