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The kitten who refused to die
His ordeal has a happy ending, but what an ordeal it's been: A near fatal encounter with a deadly flower; renal failure; four weeks of kidney dialysis and, finally, a $15,000 kidney transplant at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Paramus Post
HackensackUMC Reactivates Kidney Transplantation Program Effective May 16, 2013
Hackensack University Medical Center reactivated its Adult Kidney Transplantation Program on May 16 with Dr.
Study suggests new source of kidneys for transplant
May 20, 2013 - Nearly 20 percent of kidneys that are recovered from deceased donors in the U.S. are refused for transplant due to factors ranging from scarring in small blood vessels of the kidney's filtering units to the organ going too long without blood or oxygen.
Fewer Kids Dying While Waiting For New Organs
Fewer children died waiting for organ transplants in the past decade after policy changes to the national organ allocation system, researchers stated.
Sun May 19, 2013
Local Graduate Stays Focused As Father, Mother Undergo Kidney Transplant Surgery
College graduation can be a joyous time for a family- maybe a bit stressful too - but for a young woman about to graduate from La Salle on Sunday there's another big event ahead.
Sat May 18, 2013
A Room Makeover Well Deserved
For one north Iowa family, pampering and a day of activities is just the key to help take their minds off of everyday life dealing with a serious illness.
Benefit Dinner Planned for Dearborn Man in Need of Kidney Transplant
Mohamed Haidar is waiting for the phone call that will change his life. The 21-year-old Henry Ford Community College student needs a kidney transplant, but finding a donor has been almost impossible.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Hospitals cancel elective surgeries ahead of strike
Sacramento's UC Davis Medical Center and four other large University of California hospitals have begun canceling elective surgeries because of a two-day strike planned by some workers next week.
Hackensack University Medical Center gets federal OK to reopen kidney center
Hackensack University Medical Center received federal approval Friday to restart its kidney transplant program, a year after it shut down because of higher-than-expected rates of death and kidney failure.
Foulridge couple's lost dialysis machine is found
A COUPLE who lost their life-saving kidney dialysis machine when it fell out of their van are delighted after it was found.
Fri May 17, 2013
Mom gets in shape to give kidney to daughter with rare illness
Taylor Simpson received a kidney from her mother, Lori Vargas, after being diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome, a rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease.
Medical News Today
Experts Challenge Assumption, Describe Pathway That Leads To Organ Rejection
Transplant researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine challenge a long-held assumption about how biologic pathways trigger immune system rejection of donor organs in a report published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Medical News Today
Robotic Kidney Transplants May Be Best Option For Obese Patients
Main Category: Transplants / Organ Donations Also Included In: Urology / Nephrology ; Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Article Date: 17 May 2013 - 1:00 PDT Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of ... (more)
Women fights for fifth kidney transplant
She says she's met death face to face many times but she isn't willing to give up.
Thu May 16, 2013
Real Clear Politics
Consumers Not the Best Drivers in Health Care
Consumers pay the cost of ordinary care, such as a checkup, a blood test or an eye exam.
Warning didn't change for-profit dialysis drug use
Despite a strong warning from U.S. regulators in 2007, for-profit dialysis centers still gave their kidney failure patients more of a certain anemia drug than non-profit centers in 2008, says a new study.
Wed May 15, 2013
Robotic transplant an option for obese kidney patients
Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.
Pitt transplant experts challenge assumption, describe pathway that leads to organ rejection
Transplant researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine challenge a long-held assumption about how biologic pathways trigger immune system rejection of donor organs in a report published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation .
Tue May 14, 2013
Research and Markets: Disease and Therapy Review 2012: Kidney Transplant
The Kidney Transplant Disease and Therapy Review provides procedure rates and prevalence numbers and percentages for major countries worldwide.
Silicon Alley Insider
Steve Jobs's Last Gift, A Life-Giving Gift, Becomes A Reality Today
Steve Jobs was best known for imagining a better future and then organizing others to help him make that future happen.