Jan. 19, 2013 -- The updated 2011 appropriate use criteria for stress echocardiography resulted in more inappropriate tests, mostly for perioperative assessments for transplantations, a single-center study found.
Jan. 11, 2013 -- Treatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker did not slow progression of end-stage renal disease or its precursor in kidney transplant recipients, a randomized trial showed.
Nov. 30, 2012 -- For patients with end-stage renal disease who are on maintenance dialysis, CABG appears to boost outcomes in multivessel coronary artery disease compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), an observational study showed.
Nov. 27, 2012 -- Joseph Murray, MD, who performed the first successful human organ transplant in 1954, died Monday at the age of 93 from complications of a stroke suffered last week.
Nov. 10, 2012 -- A circulating factor in the blood might be part of the cause of the kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), researchers reported.
Nov. 6, 2012 -- SAN DIEGO -- Patients with prediabetes may still be eligible to serve as kidney donors, making more organs available for transplant, researchers said here.
Oct. 19, 2012 -- This week's Lab Notes serves up studies on organ meats -- one looks at making kidneys from scratch and two look at work on the brain.
Oct. 15, 2012 -- The market design theory for which Alvin E. Roth, PhD, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science on Monday has helped match residents with hospitals and kidney donors with recipients.
Sep. 10, 2012 -- BALTIMORE -- A subgroup of patients awaiting a kidney transplant could benefit from closer surveillance by SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, researchers suggested.
Aug. 26, 2012 -- Waiting to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) in kidney transplant patients may deliver better long-term outcomes than blanket preventive drugs, researchers found.
Jul. 26, 2012 -- Kidney transplant patients who received sirolimus (Rapamune) for immunosuppression were less likely to develop skin cancer than if they were given the older calcineurin inhibitors, a multicenter trial found.
Jun. 19, 2012 -- Among patients with similar renal function, treatment for kidney failure was more likely in younger patients than in their older counterparts, a retrospective study out of Canada showed.
May. 16, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- Overweight and obese patients who donate one of their kidneys for transplant may be at risk of diminished function in the remaining organ, researchers said here.
May. 15, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- Promoting living kidney donation on social networks could increase the organ donor pool, researchers said here.
May. 13, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- The overhauled United Network for Organ Sharing kidney transplant allocation guidelines will likely remove a controversial age-matching component from its algorithm, researchers said here.
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Handbook of Kidney Transplantation (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series) see details » « hide
This popular handbook is a practical guide for physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other professionals who manage kidney transplant patients. It is concise, readable, and well-illustrated. Chapters outline the major concerns surrounding renal transplantation and the most successful approaches to problems arising in short-term and long-term patient care.
Chapter topics include immunobiology and immunosuppression, as well as chapters on surgery, histocompatibility, and the first three months post-transplant surgery. This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition includes new information on options for patients with end-stage renal disease, immunosuppressive medications and protocols for kidney transplantation, and the first two months following transplant.
Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice, 6e (Morris,Kidney Transplantation) see details » « hide
- Provides a comprehensive description of surgical techniques, immunosuppressive methods, outcomes, risks, and medical considerations related to kidney transplantation, both in adults and children, in one convenient reference.
- Presents more than 335 superb illustrations-50 in full color-that demonstrate key concepts and nuances of techniques.
- Features a multidisciplinary approach from contributors from around the world-many new to this edition-offers practice-applicable guidance for all members of the transplant team, with coverage encompassing applied science, clinical information, and surgical procedures.
- Offers evidence-based decision making advice in renal transplantation-supported by a wealth of data in chapters written by internationally recognized experts-to help you make the most informed clinical decisions.
- Offers new tables and figures as well as revised and updated chapters that report new data and present current practice guidelines.
- Features a new chapter on transplantation in the sensitized patient to assist you with transplant cases that present unique challenges.
- Describes the latest preclinical and clinical immunosuppressive strategies, to help you see the link between clinical issues and the basic sciences.
- Offers tissue typing methodology updates, equipping you with the newest methods of assessing immune responses to the kidney.
- Features a new chapter on chronic allograft nephropathy.
Primer on Transplantation see details » « hide
In addition to 5 organ-specific chapters: kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver, the book includes essential information on:
- donor management
- infectious complications
- pediatric transplantation
- general principles of patient management
Fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, the book now contains clinical vignettes, key point boxes, and self-assessment multiple choice questions in each chapter.
Primer on Transplantation, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all health professionals in the transplant team including trainees, residents, fellows, physicians, surgeons, nurses and transplant co-ordinators.
Purchasing this book entitles you to access to the companion website:
The website includes:
- Interactive Multiple-Choice Questions for each chapter
- Figures from the book as Powerpoints for downloading
- All chapters online
Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients see details » « hide
Transplantation at a Glance see details » « hide
The first basic overview of all aspects of transplantation with a clarity not to be found in more inaccessible textbooks.
This brand new title provides a succinct overview of both the scientific and clinical principles of organ transplantation and the types of organ transplant, featuring highly-illustrated information covering core topics in transplantation including:
- Organ donors
- Organ preservation
- Assessment of transplant recipients
- Indications for transplantation
- Immunology of transplantation
- Immunosuppression and its complications
- Overviews of thoracic and abdominal organ transplantation, including the kidneys, liver, heart and lungs
Transplantation at a Glance is the ideal introduction for medical students, junior doctors, surgical trainees, immunology students, pharmacists, and nurses on transplant wards.
Kidney for Sale see details » « hide
Over the past decade in the United States, nearly 6,000 people a year have died waiting for organ transplants. In 2003 alone, only 20,000 out of the 83,000 waiting for transplants received them -- in anyone's eyes, a tragedy. Many of these deaths could have been prevented, and many more lives saved, were it not for the almost universal moral hand-wringing over the concept of selling human organs. Bioethicist Mark Cherry explores the why of these well-intentioned misperceptions and legislation and boldly deconstructs the roadblocks that are standing in the way of restoring health to thousands of people. If most Americans accept the notion that the market is the most efficient means to distribute resources, why should body parts be excluded?
Kidney for Sale by Owner contends that the market is indeed a legitimate -- and humane -- way to procure and distribute human organs. Cherry stakes the claim that it may be even more just, and more compatible with many Western religious and philosophical traditions, than the current charity-based system now in place. He carefully examines arguments against a market for body parts, including assertions based on the moral views of John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and Thomas Aquinas, and shows these claims to be steeped in myth, oversimplification, and contorted logic.
Rather than focusing on purported human exploitation and the irrational "moral repugnance" of selling organs, Cherry argues that we should focus on saving lives. Following on the thinking of the philosopher Robert Nozick, he demonstrates that, with regard to body parts, the important core humanitarian values of equality, liberty, altruism, social solidarity, human dignity, and, ultimately, improved health care are more successfully supported by a regulated market rather than by well meant, but misguided, prohibitions.
Kidney Disease: A Guide for Living see details » « hide
Walter A. Hunt knows what it means to live with kidney disease. Here, he shares his experience and knowledge to help other people with the disease understand and cope with its challenges.
When Hunt learned he had kidney disease, he was overwhelmed by the prospect of facing kidney failure. He had so many questions: Why are my kidneys failing? Is there anything I can do to save them? How will I know when my kidneys have failed? What will it feel like? What treatments are available for me? Is there a cure for kidney failure?
The good news, as Hunt found out, is that kidney failure is highly treatable. People with the disease can lead full and productive lives, and Hunt's readable and empathetic book will help them do just that. It discusses the latest scientific and medical findings about kidney disease, including what kidneys do; the underlying diseases that cause failure; diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; dietary factors; clinical trials; and the future direction of research on kidney failure.
Kidney disease is difficult, but as Hunt’s narrative reveals, people living with it can take control of their health and their future. By understanding kidney failure—what causes it, how it may affect their lives, and what treatment options they have—people with the disease can improve their quality of life and achieve the best possible outcome.(2011)
Medical Complications of Kidney Transplantation see details » « hide
With color illustrations throughout, this book analyzes the implications that transplantation and immunosuppression can hold for patients. Discussing the many complications that may occur after kidney transplantation, this source is a must for anyone caring for patients recovering from this type of procedure.