Items Tagged ‘#kidney transplant’

May 26, 2020

Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Nick/ Discovery’s Edge Several years ago, a surgeon checked on his patient and was pleased to find her sipping hot coffee in her hospital bed just one day after a lung transplant. If he was looking for a sign that the operation went well, he found it that morning. Delight turned to devastation […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #kidney transplant, Genetic Testing, Genetics, organ transplant


January 21, 2019

Test offers hope for people with severe kidney disease

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Optimal treatment requires knowing what caused a medical condition. If your arm is broken because you fell, a simple cast might be enough. But if a tumor in your bone made it brittle, you need very different treatment. For people with a rare kidney condition—known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)—identifying the cause is critical. Patients […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fernando Fervenza, #Dr. Ladan Zand, #focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, #kidney disease, #kidney transplant, DNA Testing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


June 27, 2017

TOGETHER trial – a personalized approach to detect, treat organ rejection

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

For physicians caring for patients after kidney transplantation, it’s a balancing act. They need to select the right immunosuppressant drug and dosage to enable the patient’s immune system to accept the new kidney, but allow it to fight other unwanted infections. Physicians also want to reduce potential side effects from these immunosuppression medications, which can […]

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Tags: #blood test, #Genomic analysis, #heart transplant, #Immunosuppresion, #kidney transplant, #liver transplant, #Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, #Mayo Clinic Transplant Programs, #organ rejection, #Transplant Genomics Inc., biomarker, center for individualized medicine


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