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Study shows many unaware that racial disparities exist on kidney transplant waitlists

Racial disparity in waitlisting prevents many Americans from getting the kidney transplants they need. Healthcare providers at dialysis facilities play an important role in kidney transplant waitlisting, but very little is...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Paragonix Technologies announced Feb. 10 that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its LUNGguard donor lung preservation system. Paragonix designed the LUNGguard for the hypothermic preservation of lungs during transportation and the eventual transplantation into a recipient...

source: Mass Device

Patients who experience organ failure need a transplant to improve their odds of survival and to achieve a better quality of life. However, getting an organ transplant is often accompanied by several challenges, many of which can be attributed...

source: Insight News

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate can lower serum potassium in hyperkalemic solid organ transplant recipients taking calcineurin inhibitors without significantly compromising tacrolimus pharmacokinetics, according to investigators.

source: Renal & Urology News

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and Lifebanc (a Northeast Ohio organ-procurement organization) have developed a new way...

source: Case Western Reserve University via EurekAlert!

Combination therapy with direct-acting antivirals and the cholesterol drug ezetimibe is effective at preventing or rapidly curing infection with hepatitis C virus in transplant recipients who have received organs from infected donors, a new study has concluded.

source: Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News


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