Tag: transplantation

Michelle A. Josephson to become next president of the American Society...

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has announced that Michelle A. Josephson will become the society’s next president. Josephson, who succeeds Susan E. Quaggin,...

Study suggests infection concerns “should not affect” implementation of ABOi kidney...

Concerns regarding infectious complications should not affect the implementation of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplant programmes, as per the findings from a nationwide, prospective cohort...

New guideline supports kidney exchange programmes and “integrated approach” in sensitised...

A new guideline on the management of highly sensitised kidney transplant patients—those who have high levels of human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) and are therefore more...

SGLT2 inhibitors demonstrate efficacy and safety in diabetic kidney transplant recipients

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can be used safely to help preserve graft function in diabetic kidney transplant recipients, as per the findings from a...

Stanford paediatricians transplant kidneys without need for immunosuppressants

Physicians at Stanford Medicine (Stanford, USA) have developed a way to provide paediatric kidney transplants without immunosuppressant drugs. Their key innovation, according to a Stanford press...

Machine learning fails to outperform traditional models in predicting long-term allograft...

A study presented at this year’s American Transplant Congress (ATC; 4–8 June, Boston, USA) found that machine learning (ML) technologies did not outperform traditional...

Mayo Clinic study confirms living kidney donor surgery is low risk...

The risk of major complications for people who donate a kidney via laparoscopic surgery is minimal. That is the conclusion of a 20-year Mayo...

Select solid-organ transplant recipients may remain at high Omicron risk despite...

While a fourth vaccine dose does increase anti-spike immunoglobin-G (IgG) and neutralising capacity against many COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs), some solid-organ transplant recipients...

X-Therma receives FDA Breakthrough Device designation for organ preservation and transport...

X-Therma has announced that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its proprietary...

Canadian government invests CA$2 million into AI-based organ donation research

In recognition of the fact that “too many” people in Canada are on organ waitlists, with Canada also lagging behind other high-performing countries in...