Search Tag: kidney

ICU Management

Second Largest Kidney Exchange in History

2013 26 Jun

A 2012 Facebook post that led to the reunion of two grade school friends who lost touch more than 30 years ago, is now also responsible for planting the seed that would give one of them a life-saving kidney transplant. Earlier this month, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the National Kidney Registry, in partnership with 18 transplant... Read more

ICU Management

Astute Medical, Inc. To Host Educational Symposium At Critical Care Nephrology Meeting

2013 06 Jun

Astute Medical, Inc. will host an educational symposium bringing together an international panel of medical experts to discuss how newly validated biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI) risk can improve care of critically ill patients in the intensive care setting. The symposium, AKI Biomarkers of Risk Assessment: A New Age , will take place... Read more

ICU Management

Robotic Transplant an Option for Obese Kidney Patients

2013 21 May

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. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants. Patients with a body mass index (BMI)... Read more

ICU Management

Study Suggests Discarded Kidneys Could be 'Recycled' to Produce Replacement Organs for Transplants

2013 21 May

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. But, what if instead of being discarded, these organs could be “recycled” to help solve the critical... Read more

ICU Management

Take A Kidney Transplant Now Or Wait For A Better One?

2013 21 May

Johns Hopkins scientists have created a free, Web-based tool to help patients decide whether it's best to accept an immediately available, but less-than-ideal deceased donor kidney for transplant, or wait for a healthier one in the future. Historically, the researchers say, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to accurately quantify the risk of... Read more

ICU Management

NxStage Completes Move to Direct Sales In UK

2013 08 Apr

NxStage® Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced today that it has completed its move to a direct sales model in the United Kingdom.  NxStage will begin selling the System One ™ and related products and services directly in the region through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, NxStage Medical UK, Ltd. The Company's... Read more

ICU Management

New Study Points to the Aggressive Potential of Small Kidney Tumours, Advocates Treatment

2013 26 Mar

Small kidney tumours have an agressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multicentre study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. “Many clinicians regard small renal cell cancer as having a benign biologic behavior and non-operative surveillance protocols are often being used in patients with small... Read more

ICU Management

Today is the World Kidney Day!

2013 14 Mar

Celebrated on the second Thursday in March, the mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The 2013 theme is  Kidneys for Life - Stop Kidney Attack! The objectives of the World... Read more

ICU Management

After Years of Growth, Fewer Transplants Done through ‘Kidney Chains’

2013 14 Mar

An extra 1,000 transplants could be done every year, Johns Hopkins study suggest. An additional 1,000 patients could undergo kidney transplants in the United States annually if hospitals performed more transplants using paired kidney exchanges, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Also known as kidney chains, paired... Read more

ICU Management

Frequent Dialysis Poses Risks for Kidney Disease Patients

2013 09 Mar

Compared with standard dialysis, frequent dialysis can cause complications related to repeated access to the blood, requiring patients to undergo more repair procedures to the site through which blood is removed and returned, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study... Read more