Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral sirolimus alters the course of DIPNECH syndrome in three patients

Sirolimus, which is used to prevent rejection after kidney transplants, has been used to successfully treat three cases of a rare disorder called diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia, or DIPNECH syndrome. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts

Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life's journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trained navigators help patients with kidney transplant process

(HealthDay)—A trained patient navigator helps to increase access to the transplant waitlist for disadvantaged patients with kidney failure who need a longer time to get through the transplant evaluation process, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study explores best pre-transplant weight loss options

Vanderbilt researchers are comparing two types of weight-loss options to determine which is the most effective in helping obese patients reach a more ideal weight before undergoing kidney transplant surgery.

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