• transplant
  • Recently, I evaluated an older gentleman with diabetic nephropathy who had undergone a living related kidney transplant from a family member. (blogspot.com)
  • A 30-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of lung nodules detected during pre transplant evaluation for his stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD). (blogspot.com)
  • One of the interesting ongoing protocols at the Massachusetts General Hospital Kidney Transplant Program is the combined kidney/bone marrow transplant protocol. (blogspot.com)
  • The idea here is to transplant both kidney & hematopoeitic stem cells from the same donor, which will hopefully induce a state of immune tolerance that allows a sparing (and ideally a complete cessation) of immunosuppressive drugs without inducing rejection. (blogspot.com)
  • In the following 2008 NEJM article , five patients with ESRD underwent a combined kidney/bone marrow transplant. (blogspot.com)
  • BY ROSEMARY FREI, MSc MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-Recipients of kidneys from living donors who smoke have shorter survival than recipients of kidneys from non-smoker living donors, according to a study presented at the American Society of Transplant Surgeons' 2013 Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium. (issuu.com)
  • The discovery of this association suggests that it may be possible to improve survival among kidney transplant recipients by getting living donors who smoke to give up the habit, said Seth Waits, MD, of the University of Michigan Health Systems (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, who presented the results. (issuu.com)
  • renin
  • Markers of electrolyte and water imbalance in the body such as hypotension, low distal tubule sodium concentration, decreased blood volume and high sympathetic tone trigger the release of the enzyme renin from the cells of juxtaglomerular apparatus in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Thankfully, after relief of the obstruction a vast majority of patients have complete recovery of kidney function. (blogspot.com)
  • The protocol would be most useful in younger patients who want their kidney transplants to last for as long as possible--with a goal of minimizing the use of calcineurin inhibitor therapy, which we know can lead to progressive allograft toxicity over the long-term. (blogspot.com)
  • Shouldn't these patients be LESS prone to rejection given that matched nature of the kidney & stem cells transplanted as well as the additional myeloablative therapy that is given beforehand? (blogspot.com)
  • In a randomized phase 3 study of 630 patients with node-negative highrisk PCa treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and long-term ADT, investigators found no significant differences in overall and cancerspecific survival and in the risk of biochemical and regional and distant failure among patients treated with 18 or 36 months of ADT. (issuu.com)
  • Not infrequently, dialysis patients need to be admitted for an additional dialysis treatment to remove extra fluid or potassium. (issuu.com)