Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Perspective

 
 

  • Approaching ASCO 2022: Reaching New Plateaus in the Treatment of Melanoma   Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, discusses the follow-ups on previously published studies that he anticipates hearing during the upcoming ASCO conference.
  • Strangers Donating Kidneys: 'Important Contributions' Kidney donations from strangers have been increasing, but there is still need for more. Dr Divyanshu Malhotra reviews current programs and offers ways to increase 'Good Samaritan' donations.
  • Organ Transplantation: Unvaccinated Need Not Apply Outrage over the denial of transplant organs to the unvaccinated is an opportunity to educate people on the complexities of organ allocation, writes Melissa Walton-Shirley, channeling her inner Ted Lasso.
  • How a Low-Protein Diet Can Delay Dialysis The low-protein PLADO diet can boost the effects of medications and help preserve renal function.
  • ERA-EDTA 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2021
  • Organ Harvesting's Troubled Past — and Complicated Present With the rise of organ transplantation came difficult ethical questions on race, economics, and the meaning of life.
  • NKF 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from the virtual NKF 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings
  • Lawsuit: Doctor Leaked Private Information to Patient's Family Treating patients from the same family who live together can raise your risk for privacy violations.
  • Does Oxygenated Cold Perfusate Improve Transplant Outcomes? If ischemia is a barrier to organ preservation, will the addition of oxygen to cold preservation solutions improve renal transplant outcomes?
  • The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far   Nephrologists Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk, of the Freely Filtered podcast, discuss the kidney effects of COVID-19 -- what is and isn't clear in patients with and without preexisting kidney disease.
  • ERA-EDTA 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2020
  • NKF 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from NKF 2020
  • Top 5 Diabetes Highlights From 2019 For the first time in several years, a cardiovascular outcomes trial may not be the most exciting diabetes news of the year. Here are 2019's highlights from Dr Harpreet Bajaj.
  • Trump Should Get Kudos for Looking at Kidney Dialysis, Transplant   Dr Art Caplan discusses President Trump's ideas regarding re-examination of dialysis and kidney transplant in the US, and the need to improve access to immunosuppressive drugs post-transplant.
  • The Week That Wasn't: 5G Scare, Brain Hacks, Artificial Kidney A quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention.
  • Advancing American Kidney Health: The Ultimate RCT? President Trump's Executive Order puts nephrology center stage. Tejas Desai, MD, reviews what the initiative entails for kidney disease clinicians and what details are yet to come.
  • ERA-EDTA 2019 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2019
  • Discarded No More: HCV-Infected Organs Advance Transplantation Direct-acting antiviral therapy has made the use of HCV-infected organs a reality. Here is an inside look at one liver transplant program as they deliberate this option for their patients.
  • New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests? Dr Desai reviews a study examining the usefulness of a new renal biopsy index (1-RBI). Could it be used in place of invasive routine biopsies in deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients?
  • The Year's Top 10 Gastroenterology Articles Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations and clinical studies that are reshaping how we treat some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders.