Alabama hospital breaks record for longest kidney transplant chain in U.S. – Yellowhammer News

This was originally published on this site C/O UAB School of Medicine BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB hospital recently undertook in the longest living-donor kidney transplant chain ever to be recorded in the United States, possibly saving the lives of 51 kidney transplant recipients. During this historic transplant chain, several healthy participants have donated their own kidneys Read more about Alabama hospital breaks record for longest kidney transplant chain in U.S. – Yellowhammer News[…]

Researchers recommend use of HCV-positive organs for kidney transplant – Healio – Healio

This was originally published on this siteIn a new perspective paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania urged clinicians to consider transplanting kidneys infected with hepatitis C virus to uninfected people waiting for a kidney, as it could reduce mortality rates among Read more about Researchers recommend use of HCV-positive organs for kidney transplant – Healio – Healio[…]

Kidney transplant proves successful for Cleveland sisters | abc13.com – KTRK-TV

This was originally published on this siteCLEVELAND, TX — Throughout her life, Diana Brom has endured multiple surgeries. After the failure of a transplanted kidney became apparent in July, she reluctantly prepared for another surgery. After an early diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, Brom began a long journey of surgeries and transplants – all with a Read more about Kidney transplant proves successful for Cleveland sisters | abc13.com – KTRK-TV[…]

BMI doesn’t affect kidney transplant survival – Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress

This was originally published on this site For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, survival is unaffected by body mass index, according to a study published online July 3 in the American Journal of Transplantation. (HealthDay)—For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, survival is unaffected by body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online July 3 in Read more about BMI doesn’t affect kidney transplant survival – Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress[…]

Belington Family Looking For Help For Son’s Transplant – WBOY-TV

This was originally published on this siteBelington resident Wes Smith is much like many other little kids, and has a few things he loves to do. “My favorite thing is to play with my trombone and my flute and my gas-powered weed eater,” said Smith. But live isn’t all normal for Wes.  He was diagnosed Read more about Belington Family Looking For Help For Son’s Transplant – WBOY-TV[…]

Faridabad doctors transplant kidney in 3-year-old boy – Times of India

This was originally published on this siteNEW DELHI: A three-year-old child recently underwent a kidney transplant at a private hospital in Faridabad. Doctors at Asian Institute of Medical Sciences claim the patient is the youngest person to undergo the life-saving procedure in the country.Abdul Zahra from Iraq was born with kidney dysplasia—a condition where internal Read more about Faridabad doctors transplant kidney in 3-year-old boy – Times of India[…]

Lexington 10-year-old faces kidney transplant – Jackson Clarion Ledger

This was originally published on this site Billy Watkins, The Clarion-Ledger9:04 p.m. CDT June 14, 2015 Bryce Purvis, 10, of Lexington looks at his blood pressure reading after being checked by his mother, Dawn Ashley, an LPN at the Lexington Primary Care Clinic in Lexington. Bryce was born with a rare disease that has caused Read more about Lexington 10-year-old faces kidney transplant – Jackson Clarion Ledger[…]