Urine test can diagnose, predict kidney transplant rejection — NIH-funded study describes noninvasive alternative to kidney biopsy – Analysis of three biomarkers in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can diagnose — and even predict — transplant rejection, according to results from a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
More hospitalizations, higher charges, for kids with high blood pressure – Hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure and related charges dramatically increased during 10 years ending in 2006, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. This nationally-based study is the first in which researchers examined hypertension hospitalizations in children.
Kidney transplanted twice in 2 weeks — Transplant recipient donates kidney after disease threatens the organ; re-implantation reverses damage and allows another patient to thrive – For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient.
FDA: 35 innovative new drugs approved in fiscal year 2011 — Report shows quick approvals of safe and effective medicines occur in the United States before other countries – Over the past 12 months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 35 new medicines for patients, like two new treatments for hepatitis C; a drug for late-stage prostate cancer; the first new drug for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 30 years; and the first new drug for lupus in 50 years.
Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates – How long a patient survives after a kidney transplant could depend on where he or she signs up to get the surgery, new research from the University of Florida shows.
Transplanted kidneys preserved and transported in a specially designed machine (LifePort Kidney Transporter) the odds for experiencing a delay in recovery of kidney function are 43% lower. – Use of a specially designed machine to store kidneys for transplantation offers significant benefits in kidney survival and function when compared to those stored in a traditional “ice box”, or cold storage, revealed by researchers.
Cancer drug bortezomib ? used to treat multiple myeloma – effectively treats organ transplant rejections. – University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered a new therapy for transplant patients, targeting the antibody-producing plasma cells that can cause organ rejection.
Female who receive a kidney from a male donor are more likely to reject the kidney or graft, suggested by the Swiss researchers. – There are more chances of kidney rejection in a woman who gets a kidney from a male donor, revealed by Swiss researchers in a research paper published in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet from UK.