Delayed kidney transplant in liver-kidney procedure improves survival

Delayed kidney transplantation in combined liver-kidney transplantation, compared with the simultaneous approach, had better survival rates and overall outcomes, especially among cases with a lower kidney donor profile index, researchers reported in a recently published study. “It is well known that peri-operative kidney dysfunction is a well-established risk factor for recipient mortality in patients undergoing…

El reloj biológico del cuerpo humano gana el Nobel de Medicina

El descubrimiento del reloj biológico que regula el funcionamiento del cuerpo humano y otros organismos ha ganado el premio Nobel de Medicina de 2017, según ha anunciado la Asamblea Nobel del Instituto Karolinska de Estocolmo. Los estadounidenses Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash y Michael Young comparten el galardón por haber desentrañado “los mecanismos moleculares que controlan los ritmos circadianos”….

Research Shows Impact of Kidney Injury on Non-Renal Solid Organ Transplant

Research led by a University of Cincinnati (UC) scientist shows the impact of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) on patients receiving non-renal solid organ transplantation (NRSOT), including cardiac and liver transplantation. Researchers suggest that reducing the frequency of AKI-D diagnoses would improve the health outcomes of NRSOT patients and take less of a financial…

Using Latest Technology, MRI Can Provide ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Method For Evaluating Potential Liver Donors

Leesburg, VA, July 27, 2017—Using the latest techniques, MRI can provide a “one-stop-shop” method for evaluation of potential living liver donors, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). “Conventional evaluation methods, such as selective catheter digital subtraction anglography, ERCP, and liver biopsy, are not only time-consuming…