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12:00 AM EDT July 16, 2014

Donating a Kidney May Make it Difficult to Change or Initiate Life and Health Insurance

People who selflessly step up and donate a kidney can face insurance challenges afterwards, despite the lack of evidence that they have increased health risks. The finding, which comes from a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggests that actions by insurers may create unnecessary burden and stress for those choosing to donate and could negatively impact the likelihood of live kidney donation.

12:00 AM EDT July 09, 2014

Study Finds Kidney Donation Safe for Healthy Older Adults

Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings may provide some reassurance to older individuals considering donation and the transplant professionals caring for them.

12:00 AM EDT May 29, 2014

Researchers Offer Strategies to Address Major Geographic Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation in the United States

There is substantial geographic variation in access to kidney transplantation among the more than 4000 US dialysis facilities that treat patients with kidney failure, with a disproportionate lack of access to those in the Southeast.

12:00 AM EDT April 03, 2014

Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV.

12:00 AM EDT March 12, 2014

Liver Transplant May Arrest Neurological Damage in a Rare and Progressive Form of Autism

A patient with a rare metabolic disease that causes liver failure and autistic behavior experienced significant improvements in both her physical and mental health after receiving a liver transplant, according to a new case report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The report’s findings suggest an unexpected link between metabolic conditions and some forms of autism, and they point to the importance of a healthy liver for normal brain function.

12:00 AM EST February 25, 2014

Centers Used Solely for Recovering Organs from Deceased Donors May Improve Efficiency and Costs of Transplantation

Free-standing organ recovery centers could markedly improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with deceased organ donation, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The study’s findings have major implications for cost containment and national policies related to organ transplantation.

12:05 AM EST December 12, 2013

Study Results Inform Discussions Regarding US Policy on Lung Transplantation in Children

A new analysis has found no evidence that children aged 6 to 11 years seeking a deceased donor lung transplant are disadvantaged in the current US lung allocation system.

November 18, 2013

Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients May Face Cognitive Problems as They Age

American Journal of Transplantation reports on link between liver transplants and cognitive problems

12:00 AM EDT July 25, 2013

Obese Kidney Failure Patients Receive Survival Benefit from Transplantation

Most obese individuals with kidney failure can prolong their lives by receiving a kidney transplant, although this survival benefit is lower in severely obese individuals. That’s the conclusion of a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings will hopefully decrease differences in access to transplantation for obese patients.

12:00 AM EDT June 18, 2013

Social Media Initiative May Help Increase Organ Donations

A new social media initiative helped to boost organ donor registration rates, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings suggest that social media might be an effective tool for tackling a variety of problems related to public health in which communication and education are essential.

12:00 AM EDT May 09, 2013

Are Newly Insured Transplant Patients Vulnerable Under ObamaCare?

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7:00 PM EST February 03, 2013

New Procedure to Tackle Obesity in Liver Transplant Patients

From: American Journal of Transplantation

June 21, 2012

Exercise program improved health of lung transplant patients and cut cardiovascular risk

Lung transplant patients who took part in a three-month structured exercise program when they were discharged from hospital improved their health-related quality of life and reduced their risk of cardiovascular problems. Those are the key findings of research published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

May 01, 2012

New Surgical Technique for Removing Inoperable Tumors of the Abdomen

Abdominal tumors involving both roots of the celiac and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are deemed unresectable by conventional surgical methods, as removal would cause necrosis of the organs that are supplied by those blood vessels. A case report published in the journal American Journal of Transplantation presents a novel surgical technique that enables surgeons to remove tumors that are unresectable by the usual surgical techniques.

February 23, 2012

Second Hand Smoke Results in Graft Rejection

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that cigarette smoke exposure, in a cause-effect manner, results in graft rejection that would have been prevented by certain drug treatments.

February 09, 2012

Racial Disparities Exist in Access to Kidney Transplantation

Racial disparities exist in both the early and late steps in access to kidney transplantation, reports the American Journal of Transplantation

October 20, 2011

Successful Pregnancy Possible after Kidney Transplant

A new study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that the ability to successfully carry a pregnancy after kidney transplantation is very high, with 73.5% live birth rates.

September 13, 2011

Substitution of Brand Name with Generic Drug Proves Safe for Transplant Recipients

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that substitution of a brand name immunosuppressive drug with a generic (manufactured by Sandoz) for preventing rejection of transplanted organs appears to be safe for transplant recipients.

July 12, 2011

HPV Infection Highly Prevalent Among Organ Transplant Recipients

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals an association between the human papillomavirus (betaPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in organ transplant recipients.

June 30, 2011

Heart Transplant Patients at Risk for Serious Skin Cancers

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that there is a significant risk of serious skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, in heart transplant patients.

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